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Artlog: interior & architecture 36. Wadi-Rum-Desert-Lodge-2.jpg (728×485) See-through church, Limburg/Belgium by Gijs Van Vaerenbergh. Project Details: Location: Limburg, Belgium Type: Cultural - Public Architects: Gijs Van Vaerenbergh - Photos: Kristof Vrancken / Z33 – Mine Daelemans photo by Kristof Vrancken / Z33 The church is a part of the Z-OUT project of Z33, house for contemporary art based in Hasselt, Belgium.

See-through church, Limburg/Belgium by Gijs Van Vaerenbergh

Home Dream Home - Part 4. Architectural Beauty: John Maniscalco Architecture, San Francisco. Architectural Beauty: Chenequa Residence, Wisconsin. Posted on September 6th, 2012 This curvaceous Wisconsin home was custom built by architect Robert Harvey Oshatz.

Architectural Beauty: Chenequa Residence, Wisconsin

The inside features a gorgeous spiraling hem-lock roof that “sweeps over the entry and lifts the upper floor before disappearing from plain view”. The Chenequa Residence is almost completely constructed from natural materials that Mr Oshatz sourced himself and with it’s beautiful outdoor landscape, each area of this home celebrates the resounding beauty of nature. all images sourced from archdaily. Tiny houses – small dwellings of every shape and size. Containers of Hope, a $40,000 Home by Benjamin Garcia Saxe. By Eric • Jun 16, 2011 • Selected Work Benjamin Garcia Saxe has recently completed the Containers of Hope project with a budget of $40,000.

Containers of Hope, a $40,000 Home by Benjamin Garcia Saxe

Located in San Jose, Costa Rica this container house is the result of a close collaboration between the architect and his clients, who went on to construct the building themselves. The 1,000 square foot home is composed of two 40-foot used shipping containers set together with a raised mid section and clerestory windows. More shipping container houses here.

Earthscrapers: Is Going Down Instead Of Up A Greener Way To Build? Evolo/via Every year, TreeHugger and all the architectural websites troll through the Evolo competition entries, looking for the most imaginative work from young architects with time on their hands.

Earthscrapers: Is Going Down Instead Of Up A Greener Way To Build?

Sometimes you just have to shake your head and wonder at the creativity and drawing skills. In 2010, I did not pay a lot of attention to Bunker Arquitectura's proposal for Earthscraper, an upside down pyramid in downtown Mexico City. Bunker Arquitectura/via. CNC carpentry: the 'selfsupportingframework'

Two students working on load-bearing systems in the architecture department at Kassel University, Mischa Proll and Andreas Günther, have taken advantage of the wide range of design techniques available and breathed new life into a one-hundred-year-old construction concept.

CNC carpentry: the 'selfsupportingframework'

The traditional reziprocal frame consists of short wooden joists, whose ends are carpentry-joined to a surface structure. Reinventing San Francisco’s Oriental Warehouse Loft. Dream Home : Syncline House by Arch 11. This exceptionally designed modern architectural residence sits alongside a mountainous Midwestern terrain.

Dream Home : Syncline House by Arch 11

The designing firm, Arch11 was founded in 1993 by James Trewitt and E.J. Meade, and is based in Boulder and Denver Colorado. Looks like good Triangulo House by Ecostudio Architects. Tangga House by Guz Architects. By Eric • Mar 23, 2011 • Selected Work The Tangga House is another Singapore’s dream home designed by Guz Architects.

Tangga House by Guz Architects

Completed in 2009, the 7,663 square foot residence is located in Holland Village, an elite district of Singapore that is famous amongst the expatriate community. The luxury single-family home gives the owners the opportunity to live in harmony and comfort with nature, in Singapore’s hot tropical climate. Tangga House by Guz Architects: “The house is a contemporary interpretation of a traditional courtyard house, laid out around a central green courtyard with a double height stair and entry area forming the focal point of the project.

The L-shaped plan creates open spaces which encourage natural ventilation and offer resident’s views over the courtyard to the veranda, roof gardens and beyond. Architecture. The Luxury Casa Kimball Private Retreat in the Caribbean. The Luxury Casa Kimball Private Retreat in the Caribbean The Casa Kimball luxury villa has been designed to the highest of standards by Architect firm Rangr Studio.

The Luxury Casa Kimball Private Retreat in the Caribbean

It is a unique luxury rental villa located in Cabrera, Dominican Republic and consists of eight immaculately designed bedroom suites, which all feature breathtaking views over the Atlantic Ocean. About Richard Barker Love Interior Design & Exotic Travel? Follow us.. May 23, 2011 | Caribbean Dominican Republic Travel | View comments. Would You Live in a Shipping Container? Adam Kalkin isn't the only architect to make homes out of shipping containers.

Would You Live in a Shipping Container?

A handful of architects, including Jennifer Siegal and Lot-Ek, began using them ten years ago as a gritty reaction against the tidy white surfaces of modernism. But nobody has employed shipping containers more inventively than Kalkin, a New Jersey architect and artist who has used them to design luxurious homes, museum additions, and refugee housing. In architectural circles, Kalkin is regarded as something of an oddball. Awesome Above-Ground Outdoor Pool (10 pics) Modern Concrete House (15 photos)

Kindergarten Centered Around a Legendary Tree. At the Fuji Kindergarten in Japan, Tezuka Architects created a unique environment that, as a tool for learning, promotes freedom of movement.

Kindergarten Centered Around a Legendary Tree

"Ring Around a Tree" is the extension of an existing kindergarten that consists of a wood and transparent glass volume spiraling upward, enveloping a Japanese Zelkova tree. The project creates spaces for play and foreign language instruction, while also providing a fun area for the children to wait for the school bus. Though, to the average adult, the space appears to have just two floors, for the children it has six with some areas being just three feet (one meter) high. Elements like railings and handrails are very slender, while the interior floors are made of wood.

All outdoor areas are covered with soft rubber mats to help cushion the children's inevitable falls. Planted more than 50 years ago, the Zelkova tree has quite the storied past. Via [Domus] Most Interesting Libraries of the World. Maldives Floating Islands: Star-Shaped Mini-Cities - Decoded Stuff. The tiny island nation of the Maldives is under serious threat from rising sea levels caused by climate change. No part of the 1200 islands which make up the Maldives is more than six feet above sea level, so as sea-levels rise, the entire nation will be under water.

The government is buying up land in nearby nations as a place to retreat to when the Maldives disappears. Now it appears that the intrepid Maldivians have come up with a new strategy to fight the rising tide: creating mini floating islands! Koen Olthuis Designs Maldives Floating Islands concept. While exact design details of these new floating islands are still unavailable, Dutch Docklands knows a thing or two about creating water developments using methods and procedures that reduce impact on underwater life and minimize changes to coastal morphology. Source: Inhabitat, Waterstudio.NL. SEE THIS HOUSE: BARN RAISING STYLE!