— iainclaridge.net

Archive /
Architecture

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.

Read More

also on iainclaridge.net ...

Villa M2

Villa M2

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

also on iainclaridge.net ...

Four Boxes Gallery

Japanese architects Atelier Bow-Wow have completed an exhibition space, inspired by the Japanese bento box, in the grounds of Krabbesholm Højskole college in Denmark.

Four Boxes Gallery

Read More

also on iainclaridge.net ...

OFIS - Office, Store & Shop Concrete Container

The colour scheme of the polycarbonate screens used in this storage and retail building, by Ljubljana based, OFIS Architects, not only beautifully offsets the grey polished concrete, glass and metal used for the rest of the building, it also marks the different functions of this multi-purpose building’s sections.

Read on for more images.

Read More

also on iainclaridge.net ...

Pleats Please, Aoyama

The newly refurbished Pleats Please Issey Miyake store in Aoyama, Tokyo, by Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka, has walls and ceiling covered in recycled aluminium panels, originally developed for the automotive industry and a single huge lighting wall that emphasises the texture of the material.

Read More

also on iainclaridge.net ...

Two houses in Tokyo

Whilst possibly not to everyone’s taste, I find a certain monastic appeal in the idea of these two houses in Tokyo, conceived by Hong Kong architects Cheungvogl.

Read More

also on iainclaridge.net ...

Michelberger Hotel

Raw, rebellious and creative – these are the qualities that capture the spirit of Germany’s capital, Berlin. The Michelberger Hotel, opening in September 2009, aims to extend the thrilling experience of the city into every aspect of your stay.

The 119 room hotel stems from the vision of Tom Michelberger; founder, organizer and the central figure in a group of young friends who came together to create the opposite of a cool or trendy project. Their goal is a sustainable, passionately run establishment that offers authenticity, a rare commodity in the world of city hotels.

Read More

also on iainclaridge.net ...

Dwell Brooklyn Apartment

Thanks to Aaron for bringing to my attention photographs of this airy, tastefully attired apartment featured in Dwell. I really like this warm approach to modernist interiors.

Dwell Brooklyn Apartment

Gotta love that Orbit Chandelier by Patrick Townsend and Dieter Rams 606 Universal Shelving System.

also on iainclaridge.net ...

Trees and branches as decor

Some neat examples over on Remodelista, of tree’s and branches used as interior accessories, highlighting that bringing a tree into the house needn’t necessarily be just for Christmas.

also on iainclaridge.net ...

Nakagin Capsule Tower

Kisho Kurokawa’s famed Nakagin Capsule Tower is set to be demolished according to the NY Times.

“A rare built example of Japanese Metabolism, a movement whose fantastic urban visions became emblems of the country’s postwar cultural resurgence, the 1972 Capsule Tower is in a decrepit state. Its residents, tired of living in squalid, cramped conditions, voted two years ago to demolish it and are now searching for a developer to replace it with a bigger, more modern tower. That the building is still standing has more to do with the current financial malaise than with an understanding of its historical worth.”

Nakagin Capsule Tower

Nakagin Capsule Tower

Via Stuart Hobday.

also on iainclaridge.net ...