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Tom Kundig Collection

UPDATE
I posted previously about the Tom Kundig Collection on campsite a few weeks ago, and I was recently turned onto this wonderful short video produced by Kontent Partners. The video covers the background and collaboration between 12th Avenue Iron and Olson Kundig Architects.

Olson Kundig Architects have been a favorite of mine for quite some time. Their aesthetic and style of design blends rustic and industrial elements into comfortable and utilitarian spaces. They have recently launched a side project with 12th Avenue Iron. The Tom Kundig Collection are a selection of fixtures for the moments when people become kinetically involved with the buildings and spaces they inhabit.

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H House

Tamás Dévényi’s house just outside of Budapest is edged by a forest and idyllic fields. The shingle covered structure is both simplistic and specific. Designed by local architects Budapesti Műhely. Engaging the surroundings through use of a covered patio space which connects the house to its site and the outdoors.

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Mountain Cabin

As always the simplicity is what first drew me to this house. After staring at the images for a while the thing I began to notice was how it was sited and landscaped. Far too many homes and their accompanying property have a landscape design that feels right out of a Lowe’s ad spot or a home and garden magazine. The natural rough sort of plants and trees, as well as the exposed rock of this plot are to me so much more interesting and inviting. A home is a enough of an imposition on the natural landscape sometimes and the best counterstroke is to allow nature to embrace it and for them to harmonize together.

This Mountain Cabin looking out towards the Rondane mountains in Oppland, Norway was designed by Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk.

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Tom Kundig Collection

Olson Kundig Architects have been a favorite of mine for quite some time. Their aesthetic and style of design blends rustic and industrial elements into comfortable and utilitarian spaces. They have recently launched a side project with 12th Avenue Iron. The Tom Kundig Collection are a selection of fixtures for the moments when people become kinetically involved with the buildings and spaces they inhabit.

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House in Yoro

A living space where the presence of the family would always be felt. Using this as the client brief Keiichi Kiriyama of Airhouse Design Office led the design of this open flowing single family house in Yoro, Japan.

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Moor Haus

Moor Haus is lovely utilitarian single family house designed by Bernardo Bader in Krumbach Germany. The design lies somewhere between a high-design barn and a sleek modernist dwelling. This is achieved partially through a restricted palette of materials and finishing, as well as a simplicity of shape, form and plan.

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Leis Houses

Peter Zumthor has long been one of my favorite architects. His designs strike a great balance between classical Swiss structures, and more modern approaches in both materials and construction. These small Chalets in Leis are a prime example of a Zumthor’s take on the classic Swiss mountain huts.

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The Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum Signage

Museum signage is always slightly banal, and with good reason. The art or exhibitions should always take precedent to the design of the graphics, signage and way finding. That doesn’t mean that the signage should be neglected. The signage plan Hara Design Institute created for the Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum is stunning. Complex in places where it is used to draw guests and passerby into the museum and subtly informational where people need to be guided through the space or provided with information.

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A House in Kitashirakawa

Built in 1980 this two story house was renovated after a new owner purchased it. Their intent was to make the interior more open and gain access to more natural light throughout the day. They also wanted the the updates to fit their more modern aesthetics. Architects Méga were in charge of the design and management of the project.

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Mountain House

Atelier Bow Wow is often best known for their ingenious designs on minute Tokyo plots. The Mountain House they designed in Nevada City, Nevada has a similarly small footprint just over 1200 square feet with a cantilevered roof hovering above the house itself. The roof is reminiscent of a tent fly and provides a large protected outdoor deck space from which almost 360 degree views of the property can be observed.

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Birkenhead House

Fit into a funky triangular lot on the edge of Auckland inner harbor. The Birkenhead House designed by Crosson Clark Carnachan Architects was designed with its neighbors in mind. The unique shape and position of the lot made it a challenge to locate and place the dwelling in such a way so that fit in with the directionality of the other homes nearby.

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Machi House

Designed by Hiroshima-based UID Architects House replaced a traditional Japanese townhouse. Similar to the classic Machiya design, they replicated a courtyard in the center of the home which offers a protected well lit natural space and garden. One of my favorite parts is the before and after images, which you can see after the jump.

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Airport City

These renderings of OMA’s master-plan for the new airport to be developed in Doha, Qatar. Their plan features four circular districts positioned along the HIA runways and creates strong unique visual identities for each of the districts.

Rem Koolhaas commented “We are delighted and honored to participate in the exciting growth of Doha, in a project that is perhaps the first serious effort anywhere in the world to interface between an international airport and the city it serves.”

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Coal Mill

Situated on the banks of a river in Libčice nad Vltavou, north of Prague. This structure was originally part of a factory complex which manufactured screws. The building itself was the coal mill and was built in approximately 1900. Beginning in 2006 Atelier Hoffman director Patrik Hoffman has been working to renovate the building and make it into a living space. The result is absolutely amazing. A beautiful marriage between the historic industrial structure and clean modern design.

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Urban Coffee Farm

This has to be one of the coolest coffee shops I have ever seen. Part coffee shop ,part farm, and festival hub this popup at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival was designed by Hassell. The Coffee Farm consists of 120 plants and is constructed of recycled palettes, shipping containers and is interspersed with great info graphics enlightening visitors about coffee growth and production.

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Di-Va House

On a previously unoccupied lot in the residential Croix-Rousse neighborhood of Lyon. Designed by Tectoniques the DI-VA House was completely prefabricated offsite and went up in under a week. The open staircase and the open atrium style first floor give the house a nice airy open plan feeling even though the footprint of the house is compact.

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Casa Sifera

With a custom latis structure protecting the front, Casa Sifera is modernism and minimalism in all their glory. Open and airy while balancing that with deliberate privacy in certain rooms, areas and even angles. The structure was designed by Spanish architecture firm Josepcamps Olgafelip and was photographed by Pedro Pegenaute.

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Cornelius & Voge’s House

Architects Cornelius + Voge have a portfolio of work that is packed full of projects ranging from insightful urban planning to comfortable innovative residential solutions. Of course the house they designed for themselves is a very comfortable simple space with subtle details which really make space.

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Osaka Pharmacy

Even everyday stores are treated with a little more esteem in Japan. Ninkipen designed this sparse modern pharmacy in Osaka. The small slender structure is constructed of modular industrial components and was quickly assembled on the tiny plot between two existing buildings.

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McNabb & Co.

These cityscapes crafted by Philadelphia McNabb & Co. are an amazing combination of architecture, sculpture and repetition. Made by the McNabbs, both a duo and a couple, this City Series is a unique interpretation and representation of the building blocks that make up our urban centers. Some of the pieces even recompose the buildings into an unfamiliar shape or composition. James and Stephanie are currently running a humble kickstarter campaign to drum up enough cash to purchase some additional tools and expand this series. So definitely get over there and back their project if you can. Hey, for $10 you get your very own building!

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