Peter Zumthor Bruder Klaus Chapel: Sublime, Powerful Beauty

I’ve always been a fan of the work of Peter Zumthor. And a recent article that I’ve read in Icon Magazine has reinvigorated the joy that I get in his work. This work in particular, the Bruder Klaus Chapel, has inspired me to go to souther Germany to see this work in person. Rarely do […]

The Illoiha Climbing Gym Explores the Childlike Joy of Climbing Over Fine Furniture

The Illoiha spa and Gym in Tokyo explores a number of fun and interesting concepts in pampering and working out, not the least of which is this climbing gym. This climbing space designed by Nendo Akihiro is made of a number of baroque pieces of furniture, mantles, and picture frames built to a high durability […]

East Beach Cafe by Thomas Heatherwick

Thomas Heatherwick created this beach side cafe in Little Hampton, UK around an extremely strict design cept. The owners wanted to discourage graffiti, which was a problem in the past, by getting rid of any large expanse of flat surface on the building. But it was the building’s intention to be long and thin to […]

Can a Gas Station Really be Green? Office dA Thinks so.

Office dA, a Boston based design firm, has created in the heart of Los Angeles this gas station that creates quite a paradoxical relationship for those who seek it out. For the everyday user of this gas station, it’s just another funky monument in the “look at me!” culture of Los Angeles road side architecture. […]

Sunday Props: Housing Block in Izola, Slovenian by Ofis Architects

I’m starting a section every Sunday that I’ll call “Sunday Props” where I give some shouts out to the people who have emailed me their favorite projects or products. I have unfortunately collected about ten from people, but I’ve been putting off posting. Forgive me. This post is from a tip from Mike who sent […]

Hugo Boss Building by Matteo Thun

I’m not sure why I’ve never noticed Matteo Thun before. He is an extremely talented designer with a multivalent design studio. His office are as adept at designing a chair as they are a building. And their recent building is a hit with me. Mr. Thun and company has created a three story office building […]

40 Bond Condominiums, New York by Herzog & de Meuron

About a month ago, now, a friend of mine and toured New York for the latest in architectural works. I had been told that the design duo, Herzog & de Meuron, had been commissioned to design a new condominium building in Noho. So, we went to take a look. My first impression when we arrived […]

Zaha Hadid Exhibition at the Design Museum, London

What: This just opened, and it will prove to be be a very exciting exhibit if you’re into extreme sculpture. Closes November 25. “Zaha Hadid won the Pritzker Prize in 2004, when she had only just completed her first substantial project, the Rosenthal Centre for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati. Now she is busy working on […]

Greenbuild 2007

What: “Green building is our single greatest opportunity to take immediate, measurable action on critical issues like climate change, water conservation, and improving human health. Join us in Chicago for Greenbuild 2007 to learn how green building is transforming our communities, and how you can be a leader in this important movement. Greenbuild is the […]

SANAA Architecture Exhibit, Stockholm

What: “The Swedish Museum of Architecture presents a large exhibition about the Japanese architecture duo, SANAA, Sejima + Nishizawa and Associates. New aesthetic approaches and technical solutions developed by the firm, has put the office in the forefront of the international architecture arena.” -Arkitekturmuseet Where: Arkitekturmuseet Exercisplan and Slupskjulsplan, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm URL: http://www.arkitekturmuseet.se/english/exhibitions/sanaa/