The exterior of N House, by Japanese architecture firm TOFU, is clad in cedar panels in three different shades of greyscale.
The Open University has created a fun series of short animated introductions to six of the most important movements in design history. Starting with the Gothic Revival, it looks at the Arts and Crafts movement, Bauhaus, Modernism, American Industrial Design, and Postmodermism.
Via The Casual Optimist.
My kinda kitchen.
Via Emma’s designblogg.
The Nest, by Vietnamese architects a21studio, has a light structure constructed in steel and metal sheets instead of the usual bricks and concrete.
The see-through outer facade in mesh and corrugated panels functions as a boundary fence. Beyond it, the house has no walls on the front or rear of its ground floor, revealing a simple living room and kitchen with a small garden beyond.
Reused furniture, abandoned but still in good condition, reduces cost but also gives the house a distinctive look, the beauty or serenity of old items that comes with age.