Notable Projects

The Shelf-Pod is my dream house…maybe
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photo credit: © Shinichi Watanabe A house comprised of bookshelves! My dream come true. Well, the ‘Shelf-Pod’ isn’t actually a house but a study facility but it is comprised of bookshelves. Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio created a private study facility in Osaka, Japan to house the clients’ impressive collection of Islamic history books. They designed…

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Architect Scott Ballard Designs His Block
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  bomar residence designed by scott ballard image from mikeortega.com So, I was reading Design Bureau mag and saw a cool little article on Architect Scott Ballard. He has redesigned six homes on his residential block. Its a great case for design speaking for itself. After he redesigned his own home, his neighbors asked for a…

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Go BIG or go home
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BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) won the ski resort competition in Lapland. It looks amazing! You can ski off the roof!  “BIG proposes to create a series of buildings that radiate out from a central square and whose ends touch the ground to create four freestanding buildings that each provide access to the roof and allow…

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Architecture and the People
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A Brooklyn architecture firm, nARCHITECTS, created an amazing bamboo pavilion in Taiwan. I found out about it from this article. While the structure is beautiful and has a powerful eco message, what struck me the most was the integral involvement of the Amis tribe with this work and the new legacy of building techniques they…

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