• Category: architecture


    PC Garden House in Japan by Kengo Kuma.

    15th July

    Who feels like a cool drink of water? I felt like I’d had one after looking at Mitsumasa Fujitsuka’s photos of this beautiful Kengo Kuma house. It’s a littler, newer, Katsura. Spare Japanese perfection, just enough brush strokes to render a completely captivating scene. Something about the way the deep eaves and deeper running-board of the house penetrate the garden gives the impression that the rooms inside and the space outside is in perfect coalescence.



    Brazil Week // Round-up of Smokin’ Hot Brazilian Architecture, Part II.

    11th July

    Oh no. Today is the last day of our Brazil Week guys. Are you sad? No? Well – you should be. But before you go off drowning your sorrows in pear cider and carbohydrates, we still have a fair bit of hot Brazilian action to get through. Hooray! So without further ado, please make some noise for Part II Round-up of Smokin’ Hot Brazilian Architecture.



    Brazil Week // Amazing Buildings Designed By Oscar Niemeyer.

    9th July

    With his incredibly prolific portfolio in architecture, sculpture, furniture and design, the late Oscar Niemeyer truly left his mark on Brazil, and the world. Living a fruitful life until the age of 104, the Brazilian architect is considered one of the key figures in the development of modern architecture and was hailed as one of the greatest architects of his generation. In his lifetime he created more than 500 buildings, continuing to work until shortly before his death in 2012. In the sprit of Brazil week, today we celebrate some of Oscar Niemeyer’s most beautiful and iconic modernist buildings from around the world.



    Brazil Week // Round-up of Smokin’ Hot Brazilian Architecture, Part I.

    7th July

    We know, we know – every freaking design blog and website out there seems to be rounding up Brazilian Architecture because of The FIFA World Cup 2014 currently in it’s finals week in Brazil. Ours is a little late because it took just a liiiiitle bit of research. You see, we wanted to dig a little deeper into the amazing design and architecture, both historic and current, and bring you a whole week of awesome Brazil related content. I guess you could say we are literally giving you The Full Brazilian all week. Ouch! Except this one won’t hurt, and it’s completely appropriate for all age groups.



    Highlights From Venice Architecture Biennale 2014.

    4th July

    The Venice Biennale has been one of the world’s most prestigious cultural institutions for over a century, alternating each year between hosting Art and Architecture exhibitions. This year, the 14th International Architecture Exhibition takes place from 7 June to 23 November at the Giardini, the Arsenale and various other venues throughout Venice. The title chosen for the exhibition by this year’s curator & prominent Dutch architect, Rem Koolhaas, is Fundamentals.



    So Hot Right Now // Living Large in Small Spaces.

    27th June

    While Australia and a bunch of other places have firmly embraced the concept of McMansions, people in many other countries around the world have continued to live in small spaces for centuries. From Europe, to Asia and South America, small spaces aren’t even considered to be “small” – they are simply a perfectly acceptable way to live. I realise I might be taking a simplistic view here, and I’m certainly not suggesting everyone should rush off and downsize – ability to live well in a small space is dependant on a number social and economic factors, where the city amenities in themselves play a huge part. But it all starts from us, our attitudes, and a willingness to adopt a different way of thinking, which might just allow us rediscover the freedom a small space can offer by freeing us from all the “stuff”. And of course – my personal favourite – injecting a health dose of really clever, multifunctional, GOOD design. Amen!




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