Bricks. They’re probably my favourite. Bricks skillfully dispersed around a beautiful courtyard – ding dong! We’re journeying into the heart of darkness today, to Nyanza, Rwanda, where stands this remarkable Education Centre designed by Dominikus Stark Architekten. The photographs are from the architect’s website. To my eye, the low, bricky forms of this building immediately recall the Fredensborg houses by Jorn Utzon.
What once was an abandoned stable in rural Spain, became a special luxury estate in Extremadura under the expert guidance of Madrid-based practice ÁBATON Architecture.
Ahhh goodness. Are these images real or is this some artist’s impression of a place where gravity doesn’t exist? The slickness of the folded steel stair is verging on implausible. That thin and that crisp? Really? Alas, you’ll be pleased to know that this loft is real, it’s just been subject to the wizardry of adn Architectures in Brussels.
The Birkenstock HQ by Melbourne Design Studios is a retail, wholesale and workshop space that sings true to the essence of Birkenstock.
Charlotte Perriand’s Miami beach house was designed in 1934. Eight Decades later Louis Vuitton built it for a Design Miami 2013 satellite exhibition.
What I like about writing for Yellowtrace is that I get to spend a fair bit of time mentally arranging my furniture in houses other than my own. With this one I am stumped. Being frank, this house is not my cup of tea. However at this point in time I’m working on a concrete house of some complexity, and so out-of-the-box buildings like this pique my interest, and earn my respect.