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Aqualta

Studio Lindfors has released a new series of images called Aqualta – a play on Acqua Alta, the increasing high tides flooding Venice – which visually explores what a coastal metropolis might feel like a hundred years from now due to rising sea levels. The images illustrate two cultural and financial epicenters – Tokyo and New York – adapting to, rather than resisting, rising waters.

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Tanaka residence, Yokosuka

How many shades of awesome is the Tanaka residence in Yokosuaka, Japan by Katsufumi Kubota.

Tanaka residence, Yokosuka

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ODOS Architects - Dublin house extension

Loving this house extension by ODOS Architects. The new addition to a traditional mid-terrace house in Dublin was conceived as a simple form which connects at ground level to the existing house.

ODOS Architects - Dublin house extension

In order to stop the new addition being visible above the roof line of the house, the new extension is partially sunken to comply with tight planning regulations.

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Albert France Lanord Architects

This subterranean lair, designed by Albert France Lanord Architects, looks like the perfect location from which to plan world domination.

Albert France Lanord Architects

Via Because I Can.

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House H

House H, by Sou Fujimoto Architects, in Tokyo is an experiment to find a balance between volumes, spaces and light.

House H

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Porthmeor Studios

I was happy to hear that Porthmeor Studios in St Ives has just won £900,000 in government funding for much needed renovation to the crumbling listed buildings on Back Lane West that have been home to internationally-renowned artists and local fishermen for more than a century. The image above shows the view inside Ralph Freeman‘s beautiful studio.

Porthmeor Studios

I have been a regular visitor to St Ives since childhood, usually staying in my auntie’s beachfront apartment (next door to the one that potter Bernard Leach used to live in) in the Barnaloft block just a hundred yards or so down the beach from these much-loved buildings that have formed the backdrop to many great days of sun, sea ‘n’ surf on Porthmeor Beach.

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Nendo: World Craft Triennial pre-event

Japanese designers Nendo have designed an exhibition of 62 craft objects by 50 artisans at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan, a pre-event to next year’s World Craft Triennial.

Nendo: World Craft Triennial pre-event

“The objects’ materials range widely, including glass, wood, ceramics, metal and cloth. A variety of techniques were used in their creation, and they range widely in size. For the exhibition design, then, we chose the opposite strategy. Small mass-produced home-use greenhouses give a sense of order to the space and provide visitors with a flat perspective from which to view the exhibition, allowing the rich variety of the objects to stand out.”

Nendo: World Craft Triennial pre-event

“The greenhouses are made completely of glass, and each comes with its own shelving and pre-installed wiring for lighting. They are inexpensive, perfect for small budgets, and are easily assembled with only a screwdriver. They can be broken down and stored after the exhibition. This not only eliminates nearly all waste from the exhibition fixtures, but also allows for possible reuse during the the Kanazawa World Craft Triennale 2010.”

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Stonebow House

Stonebow House

I agree with Daniel. With a little insight and some care and attention, much neglected Stonebow House in York, would appear to have all the potential to become a proud example of brutalist architecture, as opposed to remaining empty, unloved and in danger of demolition.

Stonebow House

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Maemo is the name for this neat viral for the new Nokia N900.

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Farnsworth House renderings

Farnsworth House renderings

Loving these 3D renderings by Peter Guthrie, of Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Farnsworth House.

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