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Contemporist 2014-03-08 13:38:14
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Olson Kundig Architects designed the Glass Farmhouse in Northeast Oregon.
Description from the architects
Located in Northeast Oregon, this small house is conceived as a contemporary glass box that floats atop the surrounding wheat fields. The design of the house and the accompanying wood-frame barn responds to the local vernacular of barns and farmhouses in the Pacific Northwest while responding to the client?s …
Contemporist 2014-03-07 11:55:45
Artist David Henderson has created a sculptural installation named ‘A History of Aviation’.
Watch a video of the installation – here
From the artist
Inspired by the 15th century fan vaulting of Bath Abbey, A History of Aviation – Part 2 is the second incarnation of this modular, adaptable installation. Furthering my longstanding investigation of curved sculptural spaces and surfaces, the sculpture revests Perpendicular …
Contemporist 2014-03-07 07:33:18
Dorrington Architects & Associates have designed the contemporary renovation of a home in Auckland, New Zealand.
A contempory home incorporates the charming but time-worn house, and capitalises on the stunning views on offer.
The original house on this waterfront site was a double-skin brick bungalow with warren-like rooms and little connection with the foreshore. The clients liked the traditional detailing of the …
Contemporist 2014-03-06 14:35:01
Craig Steely Architecture have designed Peter’s House, located in San Francisco, California.
Located above San Francisco’s Dolores Park on a steep site bordering a public garden, the decidedly small house, (only 1800 square feet) builds on this steep lot as efficiently as possible. Rather than the typical construction practice of locating foundations staggered up the hillside, Peter’s house locates a 24 …
Contemporist 2014-03-06 14:15:32
vanOmmeren architects have designed a contemporary extension for a house in Haarlem,
The design is completed with the placement of a unique extension. On the contours of the old extension a lightweight construction realized a healthier relationship with the garden. The volume is divided into segments with opposite slopes, which optically reduce the scale. Between the different slopes, triangular windows …
Contemporist 2014-03-06 08:52:27
The Design Agency together with Ester Bruzkus Architects and WAF Architects have designed the Generator Hostel Berlin Mitte in Germany.
Generator Berlin Mitte is the newest location in Generator?s quickly expanding chain of distinctive and eclectic urban design hostels. Within walking distance of the lively Hackescher Markt, Alexanderplatz, Museum Island, and iconic Kunsthaus Tacheles, Generator Mitte transforms two 19th century office buildings …
Contemporist 2014-03-06 02:29:41
Arhitektura DOO have designed a family home in ?entrupert, Slovenia.
The owner is a successful Slovenian businessman who spends some of his spare time in the countryside. The property is situated on the edge of a small village on top of a hill, and consists of farm land, forest, residential building, barn house, apiary and wooden pavilion used as a tool …
Contemporist 2014-03-06 02:13:04
Jordi López Aguiló has designed the Collar Lamp for Danish manufacturer Nordic Tales.
From the designer
Collar Lamp is a lamp, which unites simple Scandinavian design with Spanish elegance. The organic shape of the lampshade reflects a pleasant, diffuse light into the room.
The lamp consists of three parts; a base, a LED-bulb and a lampshade. The shade, made from powder painted steel, is …
Contemporist 2014-03-05 14:27:04
CEI Architecture designed the Elenko Residence in Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada.
Located on the shores of Osoyoos Lake in British Columbia, Canada, this single-family residence was designed to suit the owner?s recreational lifestyle amid the natural setting of the Okanagan region. The house is set on a narrow lot limited by setbacks to a 30? by 50? area. The building incorporates …
Contemporist 2014-03-05 13:32:48
Parasite Architecture Studio have designed the Tempo Patisserie in Timisoara, Romania.
Dealing with the materialistic world of today, the value of personal time gains, perhaps paradoxically, a vital importance. Time is now our most precious asset, but as a rule we tend to forget about it. TEMPO proposes a recess in the overcrowded schedule, a peaceful break during the day. Little …
Contemporist 2014-03-05 09:55:09
Maija Puoskari together with Tuukka Tujula has designed a glass vase/container named Pino-Pino.
From the designer
When receiving flowers one often has just the wrong vase. The glass vase Pi-no Pi-no offers a solution to this problem with its modifiability.
The height and colour of this practical and beautiful vase can be adjusted through its stackable glass rings, so that one vase can work …
Contemporist 2014-03-04 14:04:05
Joey Ho has designed the SPRING early childhood learning centre in Hong Kong.
Spring is a newly established learning centre for children that eschews the fairytale cliche of its genre: space filled rainbow colours, cartoon characters, toys and stuff, which is often the result of superimposing an adult?s perspective onto the space. For this project, the designer tried to look at …
Contemporist 2014-03-04 11:51:03
Maija Puoskari has designed Liuku, a pendant light, that will be shown during the Salone Satellite exhibit in Milan, as part of Salone del Mobile in April 2014.
Design: Maija Pouskari
Contemporist 2014-03-03 23:31:37
A D Lab designed the contemporary renovation for this house in Singapore.
Design: A D Lab
Photography by Edward Hendricks, CI & A Photography
Contemporist 2014-03-03 13:19:13
IKONIKO designed this house on Kilrenney Avenue in Los Angeles, California.
By reorganizing and adding a significant amount of space to an original house volume, the new design takes full advantage of its hillside site by orienting spaces and views towards the surrounding landscape. Large windows and sliding glass doors allow lifestyles of leisure and work to expand out to the …
Contemporist 2014-03-02 13:16:28
DeForest Architects designed this house on Lake Wenatchee in Washington State.
Description from the architects
Rustic. Modern. Cozy. Sophisticated. This mountain retreat designed by DeForest Architects was designed to bridge two worlds with natural ease.
The owners spent many seasons on Lake Wenatchee in the Cascade Mountains before finding the perfect spot to build. They came to DeForest with enthusiasm for the design process …
Contemporist 2014-03-01 11:52:36
InForm have designed a family home in Brighton, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia.
This five-bedroom family home, custom designed in collaboration with our clients, is located in the Bayside suburb of Brighton.
The central circulation spine, full height glazing, double height internal voids and deep rear loggia are features of the Quad concept. The floor plan maximises the width of the house, …
Contemporist 2014-03-01 11:11:16
Material Immaterial Lab have designed a variety of objects using recycled paper.
Material Immaterial Lab has designed these unconventional pieces of art out of papier-mâché using form and textures inspired from nature. These pieces turn into elegant light fittings and furniture.
The texture and details in nature have always been awe-inspiring, from the form of the flowers to the translucence of ferns, the …
Contemporist 2014-02-28 12:31:02
Dietrich Untertrifaller Architects designed the LK House in the town of Hard, Austria.
The architectural solution stages a play of two cubes stacked on top of each other. Their delicate appearance conjures up lightness that contrasts with the dimension as well as the choice of material, ?heavy? exposed concrete. This tension between the image of the house and the provoked experience-based …
Contemporist 2014-02-28 07:54:38
MU Architecture have designed the Malbaie VIII Residence, located in the Charlevoix region of Quebec, Canada.
The reinterpretation of the traditional barn found in the area is the driving force of the architectural concept. Fully wrapped in a dark gray metal cladding on its sides and roof, the residence protected from the elements features a familiar form. Three volumetric cuts in …