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Peter Salter creates labyrinthine London townhouses. Doorways disguised as mirrors, secret corners, moving walls and yurt-shaped rooms feature in these four elaborate London townhouses that architect Peter Salter has been crafting for the last 13 years.

Peter Salter creates labyrinthine London townhouses

Arranged around a courtyard in London's Notting Hill, the four Walmer Yard properties all feel like part of the same family – with similar finishes and furnishings – but each one also has its own unique details and layout. Their unusual features also include bulbous black cupboards, underfloor storage, black steel staircases and fold-down furniture. Peter Salter first starting designing the houses back in 2003. It has taken 13 years to complete them, including seven years of building work. A student of brutalist architects Alison and Peter Smithson, Salter built his reputation on intricate drawings, before becoming a tutor at architectural schools including the Architectural Association and Cardiff University. 2016 New Zealand Architecture Awards Announced. 2016 New Zealand Architecture Awards Announced The New Zealand Institute of Architects Incorporated has announced the winners of the 2016 New Zealand Architecture Awards, which recognizes the best works by New Zealand’s architects.

2016 New Zealand Architecture Awards Announced

Out of the 28 winners selected from 50 shortlisted buildings, four projects have received special acknowledgment and have been named outstanding New Zealand Architects. The winners of the 2016 New Zealand Architecture Awards are: John Scott Award for Public Architecture LightPath; Canada Street Bridge, Auckland / Monk MacKenzie together with GHD, Landlab and Novare Design Sir Miles Warren Award for Commercial Architecture Annandale Farm; Banks Peninsula / Patterson Associates. Shigeru Ban completes Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch. News: the Cardboard Cathedral designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban opens to the public today in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Shigeru Ban completes Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch

The building was designed by Shigeru Ban as a temporary replacement for the city's former Anglican cathedral, which was destroyed by the earthquake that struck the city in February 2011. With an expected lifespan of around 50 years, it will serve the community until a more permanent cathedral can be constructed. The building features a triangular profile constructed from 98 equally sized cardboard tubes. These surround a coloured glass window made from tessellating triangles, decorated with images from the original cathedral's rose window. The main hall has the capacity to accommodate up to 700 people for events and concerts, plus eight steel shipping containers house chapels and storage areas below. Struere builds Hollywood home to help revive mid-century modernism. This house in the Hollywood Hills, by Los Angeles firm Struere, promises to "renew the modern living promise" by extending the indoor spaces to the exterior.

Struere builds Hollywood home to help revive mid-century modernism

The single-bedroom residence was built on the same site as an existing house by modernist architect Milton Caughey. Its two volumes are connected by a central void in which a tree grows through a rectangular opening in the roof. "The house is a composition of horizontal volumes and a void interpreted as a garden anchored by a tree," said Struere principal Hraztan Zeitlian. "The whole is brought together by the roof canopy. " The architect sought to reference Los Angeles' strong modernist tradition by designing a building that would merge interior and exterior spaces. Sliding walls move to create various layouts inside Garden House. Timber and glass walls slide along runners to reveal or enclose this gabled garden shed in Eindhoven, designed and built by Caspar Schols as a hobby space for his mother.

Sliding walls move to create various layouts inside Garden House

Schols designed the pavilion with no formal architecture training after his mother asked for a pavilion that could be used for dinner parties with friends, theatre performances by her grandchildren, painting and meditating. The Garden House sits on the edge of a pond in Schols' parents' garden. It is made almost entirely of douglas fir wood and at first glance looks like a typical garden shed. Opinion: the housing crisis isn't a crisis, it's a design project. Opinion: the UK's housing crisis is no accident, but has been carefully orchestrated to become a catch-all excuse for self-serving projects, argues Phineas Harper in his first Opinion column for Dezeen.

Opinion: the housing crisis isn't a crisis, it's a design project

The housing crisis isn't a crisis. Calling it one inhibits effective action and plays into the hands of its creators. To respond strategically to the crippling British homes shortage we must abolish the term "housing crisis" entirely and call it what it is – a design project. From "economic crisis" to "refugee crisis", the narrative of perpetual catastrophe is being deployed to divert attention from root causes, allowing flawed retrogressive proposals to be pushed upon a panicked public. Though cast as unavoidable, many of our so-called crises are not the consequences of unforeseeable chaotic forces, but of specific decisions taken by well-informed individuals to meet their political and financial goals.

First photos of Amanda Levete's MAAT museum in Lisbon. Photos have been released of the undulating, tile-covered Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology by Amanda Levete's firm AL_A, ahead of its opening in Lisbon next week (+ slideshow).

First photos of Amanda Levete's MAAT museum in Lisbon

The MAAT is set to open 5 October 2016 – coinciding with the start of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale. The building is the first phase of a new contemporary art gallery designed by Levete and her London-based firm AL_A, which first unveiled plans for the project in 2011. Located on the bank of the River Tagus in Lisbon's Belém district, the arching structure is designed as a continuation of the promenade. Its gently humped form is covered in 15,000 glazed tiles and is designed to allow visitors to walk over the roof.

A House for the Future Inspired by Alice in Wonderland. If you could design the ideal house of the future, what would it look like?

A House for the Future Inspired by Alice in Wonderland

Given the opportunity to answer this question, interior and product designer Louise Campbell turned to an unlikely source – Alice in Wonderland. To learn how the fairytale influenced the design, check out the following article, originally published as Through the Looking Glass on Metropolis Magazine. Every year, the imm Cologne furniture fair hosts Das Haus, a life-size model of an ideal future house. In the past, architects and product designers—such as Zaha Hadid and Naoto Fukasawa in 2007— have teamed up to design their dream house, without pesky constraints like clients or budget.

This year, Louise Campbell wore both hats. AD Classics: Mill Owners' Association Building / Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier was commissioned by the president of the Mill Owners’ Association to design the organization’s headquarters in Ahmedabad, a city historically active in India’s textile trade.

AD Classics: Mill Owners' Association Building / Le Corbusier

The building is a physical manifesto representing Le Corbusier’s proposal for a modern Indian architecture. Constructed in 1954, the Mill Owners’ Association Building is considered the first of four completed commissions in Ahmedabad. As Le Corbusier began working predominately in warmer environments, he developed a set of architectural devices in response to climatic and cultural contexts.

He took cues from India’s vernacular architecture, emulating the deep reveals, overhanging ledges, shade screens, and grand, pillared halls. [1] He introduced brises-soleil, designed to prevent sun from penetrating the facade, and employed these in combination with thickened facades and unfinished concrete in many of his later projects. . [1] Curtis, William J.R.

. [2] Le Corbusier, Oeuvre Complète. Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre / REX + OMA. ELEMENTAL Releases Plans of 4 Housing Projects for Open-Source Use. ELEMENTAL Releases Plans of 4 Housing Projects for Open-Source Use.

ELEMENTAL Releases Plans of 4 Housing Projects for Open-Source Use

Living History: Edoardo Tresoldi Reconstructs a Ghostly Basilica Entirely From Wire Mesh. With Easter having passed quite recently, the idea of resurrection is perhaps on many people’s minds. Nowhere is this more true than Puglia, Italy, where one can now visit a “resurrected” early Christian basilica made of wire mesh that serves as an ethereal reminder of the area’s rich architectural history. Add To Collection Save this image to a collection. 10 Takeaways from Frank Lloyd Wright's Utopian Community. One of America’s most successful, if little-known, planned communities was designed by America’s best-known architect. The project anticipated the need for sustainable development, for a community in tune with its landscape and with nature, whose individually crafted houses all carry vast aesthetic interest while remaining affordable for young middle-class families.

Frank Lloyd Wright planned and partly designed Usonia, New York, and it was developed with inspiration from his Broadacre City and Usonia I models. ARCHITONIC TOP 200 DESIGNERS 2015. Hans Hollein: a life in projects. Dezeen remembers Pritzker Prize laureate Hans Hollein, who passed away last week at the age of 80, with some of the best projects from his career spanning almost five decades (+ slideshow). Viennese architect Hollein, who died just weeks after his 80th birthday, was one of the leading exponents of Postmodern design in Europe. His work is often featured in the teaching syllabus at leading architecture schools and earned him the Pritzker Prize, architecture's equivalent to the Nobel, in 1985.

"Hans Hollein has been a friend and inspiration," said London architect Zaha Hadid, who paid tribute to Hollein on his birthday. "I first became familiar with his work as a 4th year student in 1976 when I visited Vienna. I admired his conceptual originality as well as his exquisite drawings and designs. Born in Vienna, Austria, in 1935, Hollein graduated from the city's School of Fine Art in 1956. AIR-B-N-P-home-Position-Collective-1. FREE FONT on Behance. Time In Between - Fairy Tale Of Russia on Behance. About. New Bauhaus Museum on Behance. Monsieur Nowhere adventure on Behance. Gonzalez Hinz Zabala will build the Bauhaus Museum Dessau : Home : Bauhaus Museum Dessau. The New Bauhaus Museum on Behance. The City, the Park and the Museum With the Restoration of Dessau’s City Centre, the Museum site borders frequented and vivid areas of Dessau.

Situated within the Park, the museum offers a urban centre point of important pathways and view axis. Gallery of Workshop and Gallery / Estudio Ji Arquitectos - 3. From Model to Masterpiece: BIG’s 40th Precinct.