all images via architecture of necessity
all images via architecture of necessity
Design proposal for the renovation of a two-story tie shop in Tokyo, by Japanese architect Shuichiro Yoshida. The concept is based on a staggered arch system to create separate areas inside the shop and lead client; basic materials: black plaster mixed with carbon.
Design / renderings cortesy of Shuichiro Yoshida
previously: Tube hair salon in Athens
The air- inflatable Ark Nova hall will tour the devastated regions in Japan, aiming to offer hope and joy in the form of music and performance arts.
previously:the Inflatable trampoline bridge of Paris
Project description: Human ambition has surpassed the carrying capacity of the Earth. Quarantena facilitates the divorce of man from nature by exploiting the technological gap that divides the human from the natural. Q is a system for the isolation of environmental deviance. Q is a detainment network housing 1500+ detainees that cohabitate in 300 pods. Q floats within the uncertain atmosphere and above a mechanized earth..
As his master’s final project, architect Hank Butitta transformed a school bus into a mobile home, equiped with a kitchen, bathroom, beds, storage and flooring from reclaimed wood panels.
Find more and follow his travels at Hank Bought a Bus.
via ny daily news
some previous posts on mobile living:
Imagine that you are visiting a pretty and quite traditional city, so overloaded with medieval cuteness that it is almost getting boring. And suddenly across one gate, in the center of all the tradition, you get a glimpse of an absolute architectural beauty: a brutalist building sandwiching a huge skeleton!
Around it the beauty is unsurpassable: brutal architecture, concrete and glass and wood and stone delightfully combined, afternoon light flooding the space, and what’s best: more whales, including an orca, a pygmy whale and a narwhal waving to you while floating in the air! Boy oh boy, that’s a building!
The Cambridge University Museum of Zoology (built by Arup Associates in 1966-74) is unfortunately closed for refurbishment until 2016. But the architecture and the whales will be there to keep you in good company.
Read more about the inovative constuction incorporated in the building here. Pictures by WWT (using a mobile phone camera, therefore the poor quality.)
Enjoy Le Corbusier’s Radiant City in “A Radiant Life” by Meryll Hardt
“Nineteen-fifty two, The Radiant City of Marseille receives its first occupants, eighty civil servants with war compensation, coming from the four corners of France. Some are led by the promise of Le Corbusier’s ideals. Upon arrival, a couple experience the location, facilities, and space allotted to them. They each respond to the new habitat. Its uniqueness, its details. Their bodies question its spatial radicalism. “
View video here
Found at MUBI
An abandoned old traditional stone house, build on top of a wind-shaped rock, part of a small property located close to Ano Mera village, Mykonos island, Greece.
The smaller volume of the house used to be the cooking / eating room, with a build-in oven (photo 9) and the larger volume was the living / sleeping area. The usual nearby tin shed toilet is long gone.
The land around the house was family’s farm, with a separate vegetable garden, well protected from the wind by tall pietra asecco wall.
The property is nowadays occupied by some touchy sheeps, but it still stands in a rather good condition.
photos by elasticeye
The re-purpose of an existing tin shed to a studio/ office in the inner-city suburb of Redfern, Sydney, Australia by architect Raffaello Rosselli.
The shed in its current state was dilapidated and structurally unsound. The original tin shed (click above thumbs) was disassembled and set aside while a new timber frame was erected. The layers of corrugated iron accumulated over generations of repair were reassembled on three facades. The materials have been left raw and honest, in the spirit of its industrial economy.
Photos by Mark Syke and Richard Carr
“No More Stars” - Rä di Martino
Abandoned Movie Set, Star Wars
33°59’39 N 7°50’34 E Chot El-Gharsa, Tunisia 03 September
Is a series of photographs taken in the abandoned movie sets of the film saga Star Wars, filmed through the years in different locations in the south of Tunisia. Unexpectedly those sets have been left on the locations so after years have now mostly become ruins, almost as some sort strange archaeological sites. The particular hot and dry climate has helped maintain intact many parts of the sets, or buried under the sand just sections of it. (via Rä’s website)
images via designboom
(click to enlarge)
Kids Academy Taiyogaoka Hoikuen, a wood-structured, single-story nursery school by world-class architect Kengo Kuma, Ishikawa, Japan.
Treehut near the Embalse del Neusa, Cundinamarca, Colombia, found at Cabin porn