1. Leviating Sound Sculpture by David Letellier

    on the occasion of the festival interstice with the support of station MIR david letellier created a site-specific and temporary kinetic sound sculpture 
    for saint sauveur chapel of caen, france entitled ‘caten’. the french-born and berlin-based artist developed the work from 300 fine wires held together 
    by two ropes and moved by gravity and the slow shifting of rotating arms connected to the four corners of the stringed tapestry from the building’s mezzanine. 
    the piece produces an audible interpretation of the first verse and four notes notes (do re, mi, fa) for the prayer ‘ut queant laxis’ or ‘hymn to st john the baptist’ 
    as the collection of curved wires are rocked slowly. ‘caten’ engages with the architecture of the antiquated church— the sounds of the wire piece bouncing off 
    of the high-roofed space while the work spans the expanse between the balcony and ground floor below. letellier notes, ‘the low frequencies resonate in the 
    space and emphasize the transcendental character of a place once dedicated to faith

    You can see more of it here http://vimeo.com/42582062

  2. enochliew:

    Maison Roduit by Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

    Originally erected in 1814, this latest house renovation marks the last major structural modification on a dwelling that has evolved throughout the decades.

    (via archilista)

  3. Paizi 38 installation
    by reMIX Studi

    Paizi 38 installation by reMIX Studi

    Beijing Designers created a string installation to guide clients towards the restaurant in the back.

    I find this a beautiful example of how to bring new life into an otherwise unused space. Which shows that you do not even need to use the whole space

  4. A new day a new love affair. Today its anything to do with the Ottomans, more specifically their architecture.

    (Source: 247forever)

  5. Work by This is Pacifica - http://www.behance.net/thisispacifica

    RAAD — Branding


    Branding - visual universe, Graphic Design - stationary and poster, Webdesign - website (design and development).
    Visual Thinking
    As an architecture project, we planned the exterior design and then we structured and fill the geometric shape. We developed the visual universe to the brand by using seven different stamps applied to the stationary.

    • Work by This isPacifica - http://www.behance.net/thisispacifica

      RAAD — Branding

      Branding - visual universe, Graphic Design - stationary and poster, Webdesign - website (design and development).
    • RAAD is an Architeture and Interior Design studio. In order to create a visual universe which reflects this duality Pacifica explored a hexagonal shape. This shape fills the space in a natural and perfect way. Example of this are hexagonal basaltic columns formed of cooled lava from ancient volcanic activity in an island in Ireland.

  7. weandthecolor:

    Architecture Photography Inspiration

    Geisel Library at UCSD Campus in La Jolla photographed by Marcus Avedis.

  8. Hollow Concrete Chambered Cubes Texture

    via thetestvein:

    (via bensasi)

  9. Work by Ignacio Fretes

    Check out more of his work - http://www.behance.net/ignaciofretes

  10. Various Architects’ project “Yorkshire Diamond” was a finalist in the open international competition for a mobile pavilion for Yorkshire Forward. The Yorkshire Diamond Pavilion is a unique and iconic venue that is designed to represent Yorkshire Forward at events around Yorkshire and Humber or further abroad.

    The project is an attraction in itself with a striking exterior in the form of inflatable tubes arranged in the atomic structure of diamonds. The 20 x 26 x 10 meter diamond grid volume is mined out to form a cavernous interior space reminiscent of the coal mines of Yorkshire. Light and air shafts pierce the structure providing natural light and ventilation. At night the translucent shafts and outer skin radiate light in all colors and directions like a diamond twinkling in the sunlight.

    A focus on flexibility gives the pavilion multiple configurations which allow it to be used for everything from small gatherings to large conferences or public presentations. The voluminous internal space will surprise and delight when installed in close quartered public squares. The pavilion can also be turned ‘inside out’ to open up a large covered area to open outdoor spaces to create the ultimate mobile venue for concerts or big-screen events.

    Innovative sustainable features that can generate energy during transport and while installed, together with lightweight recyclable materials will demonstrate Yorkshire Forward’s commitment to the environment wherever the pavilion is situated. Creative new uses of existing proven technologies make this pavilion design possible to produce and operate for a reasonable price.

  11. Finally posting something actually related to my studies. Frank Gehry Exhibition which took place at MoMa. Wish I could have gone :/

  12. Doing research for my design project when I came across this model from Kat Gonzalez. Really helped me out.

    Check out more of her work here - http://www.behance.net/katgonz

  13. bensasi:

    sky house, kiyonori kikutake, 1958

    “Raised on stilts 20 feet high, Sky House hovers above Japan’s surface, metaphorically free of its dangers and rules. Sky House grew with Kikutake’s family: in 1962, the first of three capsules was plugged into the exposed underbelly of the house to accommodate new children. Kikutake later reflected that the move-nets were too small and stifled the children’s activity; when British architect James Stirling came to visit, he couldn’t fit down the narrow stairway into the capsule.”

    (via bensasi)