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à bientôt

for any faithful readers still clinging on, you can now find me at architizer, a big old heap of exciting architecture that comes with its very own editorial section, courtesy of yours truly. a few relevant points:

  • architects join and upload projects for free.
  • the open-source platform connects everyone from interns to pritzker prize winners.
  • looking for design inspiration in the form of, say, cedar and glass houses in rural areas? oh, there’s a search.
  • not to mention a bloggy thing with updates four times a day, including non-boring architecture and design news.
  • stay tuned for a re-design of the home page, launching later this summer, that puts even more focus on the editorial content.

i’ll stop shilling now, but honestly: architizer is neat, it fills a vast hole in architecture content online, and i’m damn excited to be on the team. let us know what you think!

(jean nouvel’s cartier foundation, paris.)

*also: the images are 600 pixels wide. downright luxurious.


modern playhouse

we’ve already shown you the vitrahaus by herzog & de meuron in its unfinished state, in the snow, but we’ve got new images in all its finished glory.

the building joins gehry, hadid, sanaa, ando, prouvé, and others on the vitra campus, an architecture museum of sorts housing vitra archives and retail space in weil am rein, germany.

chilly scenes of winter

modern houses in snow, we’re calling it: new genre in architecture porn.

feel this gallery

circa gallery by studioMAS in johannesburg, south africa: a small building with major attitude.

step it up

diller scofidio + renfro follow up their high line renovation with a new space at juilliard. note the similarities in the two designs:  how steps transform benches and fold back on each other, as well as auditorium-style seating.

feel these shutters

oh, hello there.

it’s lovely to see you again.

*via ArchDaily

play house

we love this house for its riff on normal domestic design elements – dormers, bay windows – that are playfully subverted into something transcendentally modern. more images here.