Architect crafts a new work studio from an old shipping container

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Balkrishna (B.V.) Doshi becomes the first Indian architect to win the Pritzker Prize

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Architect Jim Olson spent 55 years renovating this breathtaking Puget Sound cabin

It would be safe to say that architect Jim Olsen from Olson Kundig Architects is an incredibly patient man. In a world where skyscrapers can be built in record-breaking 90 days, Jim chose to take his time with the construction of his own lake house, as in 55 years. Olsen began to build the cabin, located in Longbranch, Washington, in 1959. What began as a mere 14 square foot bunk house has now been patiently converted over the years into a breathtaking lake-side cabin.

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Architect tops Japanese community center with a series of striking wooden roofs

Related: Kengo Kuma’s new community center hides a hilly indoor landscape under its zigzag-roof

“The large roof of the hall is a traditional hipped shape that is often seen in the villages of Naoshima,” said Sambuichi.

“This shape is a visualization of the flow of moving materials in Naoshima, and simultaneously produces a pressure differential that causes air to circulate in the hall.”

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Architect turns old cement factory into incredible fairytale home – and the interior will blow you away

When Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill stumbled upon an abandoned cement factory in 1973, he saw opportunity in the ruins. Bofill bought the early twentieth-century compound and, together with local Catalan craftsmen, transformed the sprawling structure of silos and compounds into an incredible fairytale home that blends surrealism, brutalism, and modernism. Located in Catalonia, Spain, the renovation project is remarkable not only for its stunning appearance, but also for the architect’s ongoing… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Eco architect William McDonough unveils new language to end the war on carbon

The first way to end the war on carbon, according to the co-author of Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, is to stop calling it a war. William McDonough, who recently unveiled plans for the Silicon Valley of Agriculture in Denmark, published a new language for carbon in the journal Nature that acknowledges the way it can be used “safely, productively and profitably.”

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INTERVIEW: Architect David Benjamin on Building The World’s First Mushroom Tower at PS1

 

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Architect transforms scrap yard materials into a vibrant discotheque

From Scrap Yard to Dance Floor

Key words: scrap yard, reclaim, and recycle, holistic approach

From the architect:

Our firm is a profound believer of sustainable and cost effective design solutions. For us designing this project of 2101sq ft discotheque was a true challenge as majority of the material to be used in the project was to be acquired from scrap yards and other such sources; meaning it had to either be recycled or reclaimed material. Our main objective was to use materials which… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building