Architecture

Nanotecture

Rebecca Roke, author of more than 350 published articles has recently published her first book: Nanotecture, Tiny Built Things. This little gem of a book collates over 300 fun, surprising and inspiring small-scale pieces of architecture. Co.Design describes the book as “an ode to spatial efficiency.” And Architectural Digest stated that it “… celebrates the […]

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House of Clicks

Two million people designed this amazing Swedish house! Between January and October of 2014, an online housing portal called Hemnet collected data from more than 200million clicks and gathered from 20% of Sweden’s population. The purpose of the projects was to design a home by the people, for the people. Creating the ultimate design by […]

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Roy Blampied, a forgotten local hero.

This week I received a delightful package in the mail. A book about Mr Blampied and his buildings written by his son Peter Blampied, with a hand written note from the same. A hand written note is a rare thing in this age of technology, we forget what charm they hold. Today’s blog is a […]

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Mountainous Buildings.

Stefano Boeri is an inspirational Italian architect who revels in the design of innovative green structures. His most recent project is due to start on site shortly and is part of his Vertical Forrest series. The 117m tall apartment building is located in Lausanne, Switzerland and will be the first building to be covered in […]

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Connecting Inside with Outside.

It has long been the aim of architects to connect a building to its landscape, either through the materials used or physically opening the structure to the surroundings. We’ve selected these projects to show how technology now allows us to open whole elevations of a building, thus blurring the line between what is inside and […]

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Camouflage Building

When artist Phillip K Smith designed this amazing installation in the middle of the Joshua Tree desert in California, he created an incredible illusion. By replacing strips of the old timber cladding with long strips of mirror, he transformed a neglected shack into a structure that appears barely to be there! Phillip named this piece […]

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Virtual Reality

Last week we went to the Launch of VizualityStudio.com a new local studio specialising in virtual reality. Vizuality was set up in 2014 following a resurgence of virtual reality that was primed by the release of Oculus Rift. What Vizuality have done is to expand on the technology of Oculus Rift to create a virtual […]

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Royal Principles

In 1984 Prince Charles rocked the architectural world by bad mouthing Modern Architecture and critising iconic modern projects at the RIBA 150th Anniversary dinner. Whether he expected it or not, his opinion was heard and projects that he critisied were abandoned. Over the years Prince Charles has used his influence to mold the shape of […]

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World’s Tallest 3D Printed Building!

Shanghai based construction firm WinSun Decoration Design Engineering has reached new heights, by utilising cutting edge 3D printing technology they have created the world’s tallest 3D printed building. This five storey apartment building is made entirely with a 3D printer and is on display at the Suzhou Industrial Park. The Park also boasts a 1,100 […]

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