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Trigger Points

Trigger Point mouldings by haptic design consultants, Touchy Feely, are rounded fibrous plaster forms that can be integrated into a wall surface. As suggestive protrusions, the mouldings encourage heightened, physical interactions between bodies and architectural surfaces, and suggest that buildings can perform, or intimate towards the necessary work of massage therapists.

Trigger Points

Heating elements inserted into the backs of the plaster protrusions warm the forms to body temperature and assist in muscle tension relief. As warmed wall areas, the protrusions create a gentle threshold between body and building.

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Plastic Moon

Plastic Moon, by Japanese architects Norisada Maeda Atelier, is a house wrapped in three bands of circular white tiles, accommodating the owner’s dental practice on the ground floor with a separate door forming the entrance to the home, which includes a lofty swimming pool.

Plastic Moon

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Arc table

Loving the Arc table, designed by architects Foster + Partners for Italian design brand Molteni&C.

Via Dezeen.

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Horizontal House

Horizontal House

Horizontal House, by Japanese architects EASTERN Design Office, is so called due to the fifteen horizontal bands of windows allowing views over the adjacent cluster of houses, rice fields, river and the distant mountains.

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Casa 11 Mujeres

Casa 11 Mujeres

Now that’s what I call a beach house!

Casa 11 Mujeres, Beranda, Chile designed by Mathias Klotz and photographed by Christobal Palma.

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eHouse

eHouse by Axelrod Design, is a family house in concrete and glass, that borrows from two traditions in architecture – a Mediterranean aesthetic of sun and light and a minimalist discipline of line and plane. The result is a perfect marriage of livability and minimalist/Mediterranean design sense and I WANT IT!

eHouse

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SOF

SOF

Loving the aluminium clad SOF – Hotel Park Inn in Krakow, Poland, designed by Berlin architects J Mayer H, Krakow practice OVOTZ Design Lab and GD&K Consulting.

SOF

Via Dezeen.

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Visual Acoustics

Thanks to Binky the doormat for the heads-up on this must-see movie.

VISUAL ACOUSTICS celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world’s greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. Shulman, who passed away this year, captured the work of nearly every modern and progressive architect since the 1930s including Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Frank Gehry.  His images epitomized the singular beauty of Southern California’s modernist movement and brought its iconic structures to the attention of the general public. This unique film is both a testament to the evolution of modern architecture and a joyful portrait of the magnetic, whip-smart gentleman who chronicled it with his unforgettable images.”

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VISUAL & the George Bernard Shaw Theatre

This gallery and theatre in Carlow, Ireland is called VISUAL & the George Bernard Shaw Theatre and features a façade made of large panels of opaque glass on a concrete plinth.

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Villa M2

Villa M2

Loving this minimalist cubic family house, by Malmö-based architecture practice, Lindvall A&D.

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