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Could Zaha Hadid’s Miami Tower Look Anything Like This?
miami.curbed.com
"Zaha Hadid's design was the only one besides Foster's to touch on the building's actual function as an office. Hadid's write-up for her 669-foot, 40-story project mentions its "openness, flexible design and technological efficiency." As for the design itself, Hadid calls it "a structure of timeless elegance, yet with a strong identity that reflects the complex and sophisticated age in which it was created and mirrors the exceptional setting in which it is placed. Our approach has been to unite the four fundamental qualities for the project — Function, Design, Culture and Value — and fuse them into a single seamless design which incorporates these characteristics in a harmonious and unified architectural concept." We prefer to think of the design with the moniker given to some of the rendering filenames: WHOOSH." by [Curbed NY] [...]
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Sculptural Blend of Wood and Glass: The Ettley Residence in California
freshome.com
Located just steps away from the ocean shore, The Ettley residence was inspied by its landscape and reinterprets the relationship between solid and voids, a concept you can find in the field of arts: “The Aluminum and wood umbrella over the blue glass, which appear to be blocks of frozen blue Pacific ocean, juxtapose against the solid wood boxes giving an appearance of a modern seaside sculpture“. The house was designed by Californian-based architects Studio 9one2 and is a modern addition to the array of beach houses in the LA area. [...]
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The race to build the first 3D-printed building
www.wired.co.uk
Would you live in a house that came out of a printer? Would you prefer concrete, or plastic? Biodegradable, or weather resistant? Canal house or futuristic spider's nest? [...]
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Futuristic Approach to Private Home in Bulgaria by Bozhinovski Design
freshome.com
Yovo Bozhinovski of BOZHINOVSKI DESIGN sent us captures of a private home in Bulgaria covering an area of 80 square meters. “We have aimed to give the space a more contemporary appeal and to create a warm, cozy atmosphere" [...]
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Private Residence in Washington Displaying An Open Yet Private Living Environment
freshome.com
Undoubtedly, good design improves the quality of life. When it comes to the place where we intend to grow old, the dream home we all crave for, we are pretentious and very picky. [...]
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Step inside Charles Wright Architects’ Australian rainforest eco-home
www.wired.co.uk
Charles Wright Architects' new eco-home in the Australian rainforest harnesses the power of the elements -- while protecting itself from the worst nature can throw at it [...]
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50 brilliant pub chalkboards
www.thepoke.co.uk
These fine drinking establishments went the extra mile in their attempts to entice customers in off the street with their sparkling chalk-scrawled creations. [...]
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Vi-Sang House by Moon Hoon
www.archdaily.com
These are the questions that Korean architect Hoon Moon typically throws out: ‘Why so serious? Why not laugh more?’ Moon-Hoon’s works are home to a wide array of faces. Panorama House appears to be an accordion, and Rock It Suda looks like spermatozoa. [...]
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