Heatherwick Studio was commissioned to lead the master plan and design of the gin-maker Bombay Sapphire’s new distillery in the south of England. The site hosts the headquarters of the company but also the production facilities.
Charlotte Perriand’s La Maison au Bord de l’Eau, a prefabricated holiday home that until recently only existed on paper. The house was was conceived for a competition run by French architecture magazine L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui to promote affordable holiday homes for the middle-class – but it was never realised.
Jean Prouvé’s Demountable Houses were created according to the principles of prefabrication, flexibility and mobility. The houses were designed to be mass-produced providing shelter to refugees after a war. One of these dwellings, Maison 8×8 (1948) is currently on display for the first time at Design Miami By Galerie Patrick Seguin.
The ÁPH80 portable dwelling is a minimalistic concrete covered cabin created by Madrid based architecture studio, ÁBATON. The interior is dominated by wood to give a warm feeling with large openings that can be adjusted to transform dramatically the house.
Michael Wolf’s photos may look like abstract art if you’re not familiar with Hong Kong urbanscape. The photographer explains ‘at some point I just took a photograph and I folded away the sky and the horizon until I just had the pure architecture. By removing the context, viewers have no idea how big these building[s] actually are.’
Said to be one of the most ambitious architectural programme of its kind, the Serpentine’s annual Pavilion commission is usually a highly anticipated event. Since 2000 Past Pavilions have included designs by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei (2012), Frank Gehry (2008), Oscar Niemeyer (2003), Jean nouvel and Zaha Hadid, who designed the inaugural structure. This year, Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto accepted the invitation to design a temporary structure. the gallery also commissioned United Visual Artists to create a network of LED lights that are meant to mimic the natural forms of an electric storm.
The Great Kantō earthquake of 1923 and the heavy bombing of WWII wrecked most of Tokyo’s older buildings. What survived was in most parts flattened by developers. Because of this, Tokyo’s current urban landscape is one of modern and contemporary architecture.
You’ll find here a selection of the city’s modern and contemporary architecture .READ MORE
Avoriaz, a ski resort in the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski area. It sits high above Morzine on a shelving plateau just set back above a steep cliff.
It all began in 1963, Jean Vuarnet, Olympic gold medallist from Morzine, had the idea of fitting out a vast ski area on the Avoriaz plateau, located at 1800m altitude. Gérard Brémond took up the challenge, coming up with a car-free resort with the help of three architects: Jacques Labro Jean-Jacques Orzoni and Jean-Marc Roques.
Maison Louis Carré was designed by the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto for the French art dealer and collector Louis Carré. The house was completed in 1959 and the swimming pool in 1963. This masterpiece of modern architecture, combining buildings, garden, furniture and interior design in a total work of art, is Aalto’s only remaining building in France on one of his most remarquable private villas.