A topographical approach was developed to sculpt the land and to integrate the architecture with nature…concrete structures and garden slabs bind into the topography and others subtly stand out through a mesh of wood in the landscape, created through a succession of structural frames. Click here to read more!
As a form of tribute, ‘Casa del Viento’ faces north to the Tepozteco to fill every interior space with a 180-degree view of a rock formation that changes personality as the sun journeys the sky. Each room wraps the inhabitant in the landscape itself, from which, with his own presence becomes the new sculptor. Click here to read more!
In his beguiling photo series “Sitting on the Wall: Haikou V,” Chinese artist Weng Fen captures young women and new cities on the precipice of change. The backs of the young women face us, giving no hint of a personal identity, save for their slightly varied school uniforms. Meanwhile, the booming new buildings dominate the background, their postmodern facades signifying an increase of investment and oncoming changes throughout Chinese cities. Read more!
Anyone who’s traveled to popular touristic sites knows the feeling of being caught in the crossfire of countless camera lenses—the annoyed (and annoying) jockeying to capture the perfect shot…which in most cases looks exactly like everyone else’s. When we stumbled across Richard Silver’s photographs of iconic monuments, we were shocked—caught in the same tourist hustle, Silver manages to give us a new perspective on famous landmarks we didn’t think possible. Read more!
Dutch photographer Iwan Baan has been at the forefront of architectural photography since 2005, when he documented both OMA’s CCTV tower and Herzog and de Meuron’s Olympic Stadium in Beijing. Honored with the Architizer A+ Relevance Award, presented by New Museum director Lisa Phillips, Iwan Baan is among the most talented architectural photographers working today. His art lies not only in capturing the building as an object, or in mastering composition, but also in capturing the urban context and human life both within and beyond his subjects’ walls. Read more!
"The place, a lot with a fine view located in the Bisenzio river’s valley; the landscape is a sequence of wooded areas, fields, olive-groves. The land is articulated through terraces with stone walls. The project is a silent insertion inside this landscape." Click through to read more!
Ah, the Roaring Twenties, that decadent period when people tossed tradition out the window and really started living it up. Opulent parties, smokey jazz clubs, subterranean speakeasies—if only we could have been there! Tomorrow, the latest film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, set in 1922, debuts in theaters. To celebrate, we’ve rounded up 15 magnificent examples of Art Deco design around the globe. Click through to see them all!
Barrow Cabins, a photo series by Seattle-based photographer Eirik Johnson, depicts homebuilt Alaskan hunting cabins during the seasonal extremes far above the Arctic Circle. Built by the native Iñupiat people, the hunting cabins are vernacular shelters built of cast-off and found materials, used for only part of the year. The result: immaculate, paired images of vernacular structures amid the Arctic’s climactic extremes. Click through to see the photos!
"A single folded plane serves as a continuous structure and envelope between natural and artificial, where floors, walls and ceilings form a unit, develops a housing program, with high space utilization, ventilated, illuminated and free of distracting elements that seek to create a moment of comfort and tranquility in the user, with each space integrating nature through their doors, windows, wherein the cover as the final element of the plane that cast a shadow in the house and essential part of its function of covering the outside stairs, makes its own proportions and becomes a sculptural element." Read More!
For this week’s Guess the Building post, Architizer is headed to China! While we constantly find ourselves covering major projects by Western architects that have flocked to the Far East to build (Steven Holl, Coop Himmelb(l)au, PES-Architects to name a few), this set of fashion photos features the amazing work of a local architect with an international reputation! Think you’ve seen that gorgeous striated masonry before? Can you name the building? Tell us in the comments section below.
Think you’re seeing double? Think again! These absolutely breathtaking photographs, seen on scene360 and illusion, show the stunning mirrored effect that happens when a panoramic cityscape sits on a body of water. Taken by various photographers, each image shows a unique skyline at different times of day, and captures the character of each city in its natural setting and inverse. Click through to see them all!