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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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Windows of New York

After ending up in in New York City by chance graphic designer José Guízar became fascinated with the city’s architecture. In specific the windows of all the unique buildings. Guízar has recently embarked on a project entitled Windows of New York to document some of the greats. Each week he will post another installment in the series.

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Vanke Beijing Club

The Vanke Beijing Club was designed by Neri & Hu architects for China Vanke a large Chinese developer. Over recent years Vanke has become known for their initiatives and shift towards great design and sustainability.

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Bath Haus

Swiss architects Buol & Zünd designed this minimal bath house, which blends in nicely with it’s surroundings. The structure and its accompanying pool are paired down to their essential elements and because of this is far more subdued than your typical pool house.

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House Kekkapaa

House Kekkapaa is a super rad live work style home tucked up in North Espoo, Finland. Designed by POOK Arkkitehtitoimisto the house looks out over a bay. The combination of comfort, functionality, and minimalism looks like it would really be beneficial for a live work home.

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Mishima House

Small family homes in Tokyo often feature some of the most ingenious spacial construction and uncommon layouts. Designed by Keiji Design this single family home uses a staggered almost stair like construction to offset the floors and give double ceiling height and increase the feeling of large open spaces. I particularly like the use of raw industrial materials, which have a great aesthetic and can be cheaper and more durable than normal consumer grade finishings.

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Lake House S

There are few things more relaxing than a simple cabin on a lake. Architects Luger & Maul completed Lake House S in 2007. The structure is a refined minimalist approach to a lakeside cabin with great elements which add privacy and make it a great retreat.

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Instrument Office

I have followed the work of Instrument in Portland for a little while. All of which is super impressive. It’s really cool to see in side there space and see where all the great work is being created. Extremely open and fun looking space that feels like it would inspire play as well as work. Guess we will be starting on an office remodeling tomorrow. Checkout the whole studio visit over on Visual Supply Co.

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House in Overijse

This design by NEY + Partners reminds me of the Eames Case Study House 8 in California. House in Overijse channels the prefab and modular elements of the Case Study house with a slightly more industrial aesthetic. Where the Eames leaned more towards Bauhaus, NEY has been influenced by a contemporary loft aesthetic.

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Jens Risom Prefab Revisited

Jens Risom’s prefab getaway on Block Island is one of my favorite examples of modernist architecture of all time. I previously posted about it several months here on campsite. When I originally posted it there were only two quality photos I could find, but I have discovered several more great photos in addition to the video tour by Gary Nadeau after the jump.

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Bowali Visitors Center

Channeling some strong elements of local building vernacular the Bowali Visitors Center was designed by Glenn Murcutt. It is located in the Kakadu National Park in Northern Australia. Murcutt is known for the simple construction of his designs and both referencing and utilizing industrial building materials.

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Experiencing Architecture – Casa 2G

Most talented architectural photographers are capable of capturing the most general aspects and characteristics of a building. Julius Shulman was able to delve deeper into elements of the constructed world and expose their essence. A feat few others have been able to replicate and many continue to chase. With all of that on the table, maybe photography isn’t the perfect medium for viewing architecture that we can’t experience firsthand? Shulman’s images turned homes into poetry and public works buildings into crafted pros. But to truly experience a building we need to see how it feels surrounding you and how it feels to navigate the space. The tactile nature of the fixtures and the mechanism that powers windows and doors.

This beautifully shot video for a recently completed project by S-AR walks the viewer through the house and through the point of view perspective gives the viewer a fulfilling tour of building. Casa 2G is a minimal modern structure with many unique elements, objects, and features which truly could not be communicated through traditional photography. The combination of moving image and sound gives the building a voice, and allows it to tell it’s story.


Fabriken Furillen

In a time when ecotourism is on the rise, boutique hotels are popping up almost underfoot, and concept resorts are a dime a dozen. Fabriken Furillen is a “post apocalyptic getaway” with some serious originality. Located in Gotland, Sweden out on a peninsula the hotel is a mix of post industrial landscape and architecture blended with minimalist modern design. A forward thinking experiment into what the modern landscape may look like in the post apocalyptic world.

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A Weather Proof Island House

Building a home on or by the beach of course presents a different series of problems. This simple concrete box has a modern and minimalist interior, but it is slightly more than meets the eye. The large front and rear glass walls which open up to the elements. These openings are surrounded by small eye hooks which can be used to affix mesh sheeting to protect the house from the rain, wind and flooding in a storm. Completed in 2012, villa921 was designed by Harunatsu Archi.

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Case Inlet

Of course with its vast wilderness and unending natural beauty the Northwest is one of the greatest places to live and carve out a little spot of your own. Puget Sound holds many perfect little homesteads of that variety, but I recently came across one specific one which really grabbed me. Tucked up on a ridge above shore in the Case Inlet house is at one with it’s surroundings while still offering a cozy modern feel. The house was designed by MW Works whose aesthetic and approach some very interesting elements of rustic natural and industrial materials.

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