Posts for tag: Architecture
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Nov

Invisible Architecture

I seem to be fascinated by how we perceive space and how easy it is to unsettle the brain’s constructed image of the outside world. By using highly reflective materials, accurately planned angles and rigorous spacial relations to reference objects, one can make a physical object half perceptible.

This is the case with the structure below, hidden in plain sight in a Californian woodland.

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12
Oct

Cuts and Cut-Out Details

Inspired currently by canny cuts and cut-out details in different mediums: fashion, ceramics and architecture.

In Rosetta Getty’s latest collection, cut-outs act as a placeholder for interchangeable body lines. In the absence of texture we are revealed skinny collarbones, sculpted contours, pale skin.

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17
Apr

Strike a Pose

I was leafing through a book on architecture yesterday and came across some beautiful buildings, each with their own particular features and quirks. Some of the things that I especially liked are the wood-panelled exterior and triangular shape of the Triangle House, the matching of matte black exterior with the warmth of exposed wooden beams and the glass panels covering the front and back of the Mitsuike House. The large glass panels effectively expose the internal structure in cross section.

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Triangle House (design by Jarmund/Vigsnæs architects)

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27
Jan

A Room with a View

Just found out about the Room on the Roof project, a collaboration between De Bijenkorf department store and Rijksmuseum. I have visited both in a previous trip to Amsterdam and admired the historic buildings and the buzz and hum of Dam Square.

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