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Gottfried Böhm obituary

German architect best known for his radical brutalist design of the Mariendom, the Neviges pilgrimage churchPointing its twisted concrete peaks high above the historic German town of Neviges, the Mariendom is one of the strangest churches of the 20th century. Standing as a jagged, mystical mountain, punctured by tiny square windows, it is the work of Gottfried Böhm, who has died aged 101. The venerable architect leaves a legacy of more than 60 churches across Germany, as well as other public bui...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Architecture, Art and design, Second world war, Bohm, Gottfried Böhm, Neviges the Mariendom

‘It has the feel of a little local pub!’: Guardian readers on their extraordinary DIY sheds

From an allotment shelter built out of old doors to a storage shack turned into a chapel, here are some of the best of our readers’ creationsThis is my pandemic project: a garden pub shed, called the Doghouse. It is custom-built from timber with a Firestone rubber roof. Lockdown finally gave me the time to build it and I tried to reuse or recycle materials where I could. The doors and windows were from a friend’s old conservatory. The timber herringbone and boards, plus the back bar shelving, ar...
Tags: Diy, Ebay, Life and style, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Hobbies, Firestone, Gardens, Ipswich Continue, Gavin Thomasson

Bristol to build ‘gap homes’ on garage sites to tackle housing crisis

Council hopes micro dwellings built on spaces between houses and gardens will revive neighbourhoodsUnique micro homes are to be built on old garage sites in Bristol to help the city tackle its housing crisis.“Gap homes” – so-called because they will be constructed in small spaces between houses and gardens – would be made off site and dropped into place across the city. Continue reading...
Tags: Housing, Communities, Society, UK News, Architecture, Art and design, Bristol

Return to the Luberon: La Tour d’Aigues and Mirabeau

After visiting the village of Ansouis, which I posted about yesterday, we went to La Tour d’Aigues. Outdoor cafes and restaurants had just reopened in France the week before, so we had lunch at a sweet outdoor café and enjoyed some fresh salads. Across the street from the café was the ruins of the Chateau La Tour d’Aigues, a Renaissance architectural wonder from the 16th century which was influenced by the triumphal arches of Roman Antiquity. The chateau has been repurposed since 1985 as a co...
Tags: Travel, France, Architecture, Luberon, Mirabeau, Richard Nahem, Ansouis, Jean de Florette

Modern Lavish Beach House Design Ideas

Check these modern beach house decoration plans that designed by Guz Architect. Completely, the whole component of this house was design as a representative of a modern house but still getting closer with the nature. The decoration that design to complete this house will inspired us a perfect space and the comfortable space for getting relax and gathering with our entire family. We can check to the decorative house interior decor designs that will welcome us when we were come in to this house. T...
Tags: Books, Architecture, Beach House, Home Design, House Designs, Interior Decor, House Design, Design Ideas, Decorating Ideas, Guz

Modular construction: Using Lego-like blocks to build structures of the future

Modular construction involves building the components of a habitable structure in a factory, and then assembling those components on-site.The history of modular construction stretches back centuries, and it became briefly popular in the U.S. after World War II, but it's never quite caught on.Construction firms like iMod Structures, which constructs buildings that can be modified and relocated, may soon change that.Modular construction is on the rise. Once a marginal sector focused on building a...
Tags: Japan, Design, California, Mexico, China, Environment, Sustainability, Development, Cities, Architecture, South Africa, New Jersey, Innovation, New Zealand, Ikea, Fast Company

Archaeology, architecture, and “Romanizing” Athens

The question of whether Athens was a Greek or Roman city seems straightforward, but among scholars there is some debate. While initially, and still geographically, a Greek city, the influence of the Roman Empire on Athens’ architecture, beginning in the first century BC with Pompey the Great, has led some scholars to classify it, architecturally, as a Roman provincial city. Pompey’s donation of fifty talents in 62BC was said to have financed a “bazaar” to display goods in the Piraeus (the harbor...
Tags: Europe, Books, Featured, Greece, History, Rome, Architecture, Anthropology, Athens, Archaeology, Parthenon, Roma, Pompeii, Agrippa, Social Sciences, Pompey

Watch swimmers enjoy a dip in this incredible sky pool

Described as "the world's first floating pool," the stunning Sky Pool has a transparent floor and is located between two residential buildings.
Tags: Outdoors, News, Trends, Architecture, Swimming Pool, Modern Architecture, Sky Pool

Old Friends

The day the Louvre Museum was due to open I got online and got a ticket to wander around again. It was so great to be there once more. They limit the number of people who can enter so it wasn’t very crowded. The lobby. Mercury. A fovorite room. pretty statue. Winged Victory still in the same place. Ah, Mona! I rather like this one too. A few paintings that I like are moved or on loan I guess.
Tags: Travel, Photos, Art, Architecture, Paris, Mona, Mona Lisa, Louvre Museum

Modi’s bulldozing of parliament shows him as the architect of a Hindu Taliban | Anish Kapoor

Flattening the majestic Murghal-inspired buildings is the latest stage in a hateful, vanity-fuelled campaign to de-Islamify IndiaAt the heart of New Delhi, the capital of India, sits a Mughal-inspired monument that houses the seat of the Indian parliament. Built by the British architect Edwin Lutyens between 1911 and 1931, the parliament buildings and their grand roadways and water channels follow the form established by the Islamic rulers of Iran and elaborated by the Islamic sultanate of Samar...
Tags: Art, India, Narendra Modi, World news, Iran, Culture, Architecture, South and Central Asia, Art and design, Sculpture, New Delhi, Samarkand, Anish Kapoor, Modi, Lutyens, Edwin Lutyens

Hand-painted hearts or Captain Tom in bronze? Memorialising the fallen of Covid-19

As heroic statues fall out of vogue, communities have turned to experimental structures – from flourishing gardens to abstract sculptures – as monuments to loss on a vast scaleMaya Lin was a 21-year-old architecture student at Yale University when, in 1981, lacking professional experience, she submitted a class project to a design competition for a memorial for Vietnam war veterans on the National Mall in Washington DC. Her winning design, influenced by the minimalist sculpture and earth art of ...
Tags: Art, New York, Washington, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Sculpture, National Mall, Vietnam, Yale University, Tom, Lin, Coronavirus, Frederick Hart

Who Designed the 1980s Aesthetic?: Meet the Memphis Group, the Designers Who Created the 80s Iconic Look

For those who remember the 1980s, it can feel like they never left, so deeply ingrained have their designs become in the 21st century. But where did those designs themselves originate? Vibrant, clashing colors and patterns, bubbly shapes; “the geometric figures of Art Deco,” writes Sara Barnes at My Modern Met, “the color palette of Pop Art, and the 1950s kitsch” that inspired designers of all kinds came from a movement of artists who called themselves the Memphis Group, after Bob Dylan’...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Fashion, Design, Milan, College, Architecture, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Vox, Brian Eno, Memphis, Memphis Tennessee, Dada, Josh Jones, Ettore Sottsass

‘An architectural fashion show’: Greenwich peninsula’s Design District

From a rooftop basketball court to a caterpillar-shaped food hall, the souk-like London development is architecture at its trendiest. Can its eye-popping buildings lure young creatives – and bring the buzz?A mirror-polished silver box stands proudly on a corner of the Greenwich Peninsula, reflecting a curious new world of architectural experiments. To one side wriggles a transparent caterpillar of a building, with clear plastic stretched around a bright yellow frame, forming a space-age chrysali...
Tags: Business, Fashion, Real Estate, Design, London, Life and style, Communities, Society, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Technology sector, Planning policy, Technology startups, Craft, Regeneration

Londoners cool off in 'sky pool' suspended 115ft in the air between two buildings – video

As Britain saw its warmest day of the year so far on Bank Holiday Monday, a few Londoners were spotted taking a dip in what is thought to be the world’s first ‘sky pool’The transparent pool, which is suspended between two high rise residential buildings, is located next to the US Embassy in Nine Elms, south London. Currently it’s only open to those living in the exclusive blocksUK’s first day of summer – in pictures Continue reading...
Tags: London, US, UK News, Architecture, Britain, UK Weather, Nine Elms

Urgent action called for over vandalised cemetery and a protruding limb

Campaigners say neglect at graves in West Norwood Cemetery in London is disrespectful and shockingIts beautiful Grade II* listed monuments were erected in memory of leading members of the Greek community in 19th-century London, but the graves in West Norwood cemetery are now in a dire state of neglect – with one decaying casket recently photographed covered in a thick layer of pigeon droppings, with a limb protruding.Lambeth council, which compulsorily purchased the cemetery more than 50 years a...
Tags: London, UK News, Architecture, Heritage, West Norwood, Buildings at risk, West Norwood Cemetery

‘Shocking’: the London cemetery with listed monuments and a protruding limb

Campaigners want urgent action to save neglected and vandalised graves in West Norwood CemeteryIts beautiful Grade II* listed monuments were erected in memory of leading members of the Greek community in 19th-century London, but the graves in West Norwood cemetery are now in a dire state of neglect – with one decaying casket recently photographed covered in a thick layer of pigeon droppings, with a limb protruding.Lambeth council, which compulsorily purchased the cemetery more than 50 years ago,...
Tags: London, UK News, Architecture, Heritage, West Norwood, Buildings at risk

Paris Photos

A mix of photos, as usual. A favorite door on the street where I once lived. Further up on the building. The making of pain au chocolate. I guess this was a problem before confinement-people coming out of restaurants to smoke and talk loudly. I hope it will be a problem again soon-in a way. As long as I don’t live right above them. A colorful mural. A last shot of wisteria. I’ll be looking for roses next. I wrote up this post a month ago so, as far as...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Architecture, Paris, Mural

Leonardo da Vinci Designs the Ideal City: See 3D Models of His Radical Design

Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ray Bradbury: they and other 20th-century notables all gave serious thought to the ideal city, what it would include and what it would exclude. To that extent we could describe them, in 21st-century parlance, as urbanists. But the roots of the discipline — or area of research, or profession, or obsession — we call urbanism run all the way back to the 15th century. At that time, early in the European Renaissance, thinkers were reconsidering a host of cond...
Tags: Facebook, Milan, College, History, Architecture, Italy, Switzerland, Clarke, Denmark, Seoul, Frank Lloyd Wright, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, Colin Marshall, Broadacre City, 21st Century Los Angeles

"The Kellys have preserved the interior walnut planes, cove lighting and most of the room configurations. They added reinforced window glass, skylights, pink carpet, crystal chandeliers and stained-glass lamps."

"Walls are covered in paintings and prints, whether reproductions of Impressionist masterpieces or folk art portraits, alongside family photos. 'I just like art, I’ve got all kinds of art, I don’t care what it is,' Kelly said. Knickknacks on the shelves include creamy ceramic vessels that her sons made as children and souvenirs of vacations nationwide — the very kind of 'odds and ends of family living' that Woman’s Home Companion had envisioned. A coating of sparkly green stucco on MoMA’s woode...
Tags: New York, Law, Architecture, Museums, House, Michigan, Museum of Modern Art, Long Island, Moma, Burlington, Kelly, Tom Wolfe, Aesthetics, Ann Althouse, Interior Decoration, Shaun Kelly

Paulo Mendes da Rocha obituary

One of the greats of Brazilian modernist architecture whose tough, often austere concrete buildings were conceived as public placesHovering like a wafer-thin concrete halo, held aloft by six chiselled triangular blades, the Paulistano Athletic Club was a futuristic arrival to the Jardim América quarter of São Paulo when it opened in 1958. The concrete blades sprang from an elevated platform, each one resting on an impossibly minimal edge, rising to a point where pairs of taut cables held a steel...
Tags: Americas, World news, Architecture, Art and design, Brazil, Sao Paulo, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Paulistano Athletic Club, Jardim América

The Creation & Restoration of Notre-Dame Cathedral, Animated

With The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Victor Hugo intended less to tell a story than t o mount a defense of Gothic architecture, which in the early 19th century was being demolished in cities all across France. The book‘s original purpose is more clearly reflected by its original title, Notre-Dame de Paris. 1482, and the titular medieval cathedral’s importance to the capital for nearly two centuries now owes a great deal to the novelist’s advocacy. Hugo would no doubt be pleased by the effo...
Tags: Facebook, College, France, History, Architecture, Paris, Seoul, Notre Dame, Victor Hugo, Notre Dame de Paris, Colin Marshall, Radio France Internationale, 21st Century Los Angeles, AFP News Agency, Restoration of Notre Dame Cathedral Animated, Olivier Puaux

Drone film of Hong Kong's residential towers

You've likely seen striking photographs of Hong Kong's incredibly densely-populated public housing blocks. Last year, Davis Drieska filmed them with a drone. The population of Hong Kong is estimated at 7.50 million in 2020 It is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, and has a population density of 6790.74 people per square kilometer. — Read the rest
Tags: Hong Kong, Video, Architecture, Buildings, Davis Drieska

Architecture: From Prehistory to Climate Emergency review – how energy use shapes our world

Barnabas Calder’s engaging study of construction and its environmental impact is at its best when it doesn’t dwell on ancient masterpiecesConsider the Georgian terrace, now a widely admired model of traditional city-building. Its most important material was not those of which it was ostensibly made, but coal: coal fired the kilns that made the bricks and the lime for the mortar; it helped make the glass for the large windows; it smelted and melted the iron for the railings and nails. It was burn...
Tags: Books, England, Culture, Architecture, Britain, Art and design, Barnabas Calder, Art and design books


Another large and well known city in the Flemish part of Belgium is Ghent, full of interesting architecture. The exterior of the train station. I liked the interior too. We came upon an alley full of grafitti, a lot of it very artistic. An artist at work. The end of the street. There was a lovely canal as well. So many old historic buildings.
Tags: Travel, Architecture, Canal, Belgium, Brussels, Ghent, Grafitti

The Duomo: In Italy, There’s More Than Just One

Florence isn't the only city in Italy with a duomo.
Tags: Travel, Religion, Architecture, Italy, Saints, Florence, Itineraries, Churches And Basilicas, Italian language, Art & Architecture

Watch the Building of the Eiffel Tower in Timelapse Animation

“They didn’t want it but he built it anyway” — The Pixies, “Alec Eiffel” When the Eiffel Tower — gateway to the Paris World’s Fair and centennial marker of the Revolution — was first designed and built, it was far from beloved. Its creator, Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, an engineer known for building bridges, faced widespread condemnation, both from the city’s creative class and in the popular press. French writer Guy de Maupassant summed up the prevailing sentiment when he called Eiffel “a ...
Tags: Facebook, College, Washington, Architecture, Washington Dc, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Eiffel, Josh Jones, Pixies, Gustave Eiffel, Architizer, Guy de Maupassant, Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, Lumiere Brothers, Timelapse Animation

Amazing Beach House Designs from Guz Architects

The amazing beach house designs from Guz Architects were try to give us several decorative and inspirational designs. We will get so many ideas in decorate, remodel, and design a living space for our family and us. The composition of the modern and the natural decoration can be seen from these modern beach house layouts. Since the main concept was beach house, so in this house we will see the complete decoration that use the plants and the tree ornament. There were the coconut tree completed the...
Tags: Books, Architecture, House Designs, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Unique Design, Tropical Beach, Natural Decoration, Guz Architects, Inspirational Designs, Beach House Decor, Tropical Atmosphere

The Surprising Reason Why Chinatowns Worldwide Share the Same Aesthetic, and How It All Started with the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Anti-Chinese racism runs deep in American culture and law, beginning in the 19th century as competition intensified in California gold and land rushes. Chinese immigrants were pushed into teeming cities, then denigrated for surviving in overcrowded slums. To get a sense of the scope of the prejudice, we need only consider the 1882 law known as the Chinese Exclusion Act — the only legislation passed to explicitly restrict immigration by one ethnic or national group. The law actually goes ...
Tags: Facebook, Hollywood, Mississippi, Greece, California, College, China, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, History, Architecture, Vox, San Francisco earthquake, Chinatown, Wong

Construction tech upstart Assignar adds a Fifth Wall with $20M Series B

Construction technology may not be the sexiest of industries, but it is one where tremendous opportunity lies — considering it has historically lagged in productivity. And, lags in productivity means project delays, which typically costs everyone involved more time and more money. There are a number of larger players in the space (think Procore, PlanGrid and Autodesk) that are tackling the problems from the perspective of the general contractor. But when it comes to the subcontractors that ar...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Cloud, Colorado, Australia, Cloud Computing, Funding, Startup, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Architecture, United States, Venture Capital, Machine Learning, Autodesk

Why are our cities built for 6ft-tall men? The female architects who fought back

Fed up living in a world designed by and for men, 80s design activists Matrix declared war on every urban obstacle in their way. And their impact is still being felt todayWhen Le Corbusier developed his proportional system Le Modulor in the 1940s, the great architect had in mind a handsome British policeman. His system would go on to shape the entire postwar world, dictating everything from the height of a door handle to the scale of a staircase, all governed by the need to make everything as co...
Tags: Design, Environment, Women, Life and style, Culture, Architecture, Feminism, Art and design, Paris, Planning policy, Exhibitions, Barbican, Le Corbusier, Corbusier, Le Modulor