The concrete ark

The simplicity of the form, the standard of the concrete finish and then the contrast between this “brutal” material and the landscape context, makes this an exemplary house design. Robert Konieczny, the Architect of the Szczecin museum that won the 2016 World Building of the Year, designed this elegant house for his family. His design provides…

Living in the Arctic Circle

The Arctic Circle conjures up images of extreme weather conditions, but one family has managed to create their own cozy oasis in the far reaches of Norway. The Hjertefølger  family has been living on Norway’s Sandhornøya island, where they started their journey into sustainable living, since 2013. Their three-story cob home—built from sand, water, clay, and other…

Star Wars architecture

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art has finally found a home. Following nearly a decade of searching, the museum’s board has announced that Los Angeles’ Exposition Park will serve as the site for the MAD Architects-designed building housing the life’s work and expansive art and media collection of one of history’s most celebrated filmmakers, George…

RCA Battersea South campus design

Herzog & de Meuron has won a competition to create a strategic design approach to the planned 108M GBP Battersea South Campus. The jury for the competition noted that Herzog & de Meuron’s approach exhibited “a deep understanding of the potential for Battersea, making new connections and foreseeing the possibilities for sustainable place-making,” while provided…

#dramatic port

It is difficult to think that Zaha Hadid is no longer with us. I have not been a huge fan of her work in the past but more recently the quality and execution of her designs alongside the sheer disregard for convention has led me to take a closer look. This repurposing of a former…