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Architecture Fieldwork Design & Architecture have collaborated with the Nike Workplace Brand Design group to design some feature walls for the NIKE expansion buildings. The wall is constructed of salvaged maple gym flooring, and creates a branded, meaningful statement of arrival at the office in Beaverton, Oregon. Continue Reading » Most expensive apartment in the UK sold for $221 million dollars! « blah blah blah… Most expensive apartment in the UK sold for $221 million dollars! Got a quarter billion dollars laying around? You’re in luck. There are a few apartments left at One Hyde Park in the UK. The penthouse just sold for $221 million dollars. YEP, you hear me. $221 MILLION!

Stylish & Modern Shipping Container-Sized Prefab Home Architects are enthralled by the possibilities of cargo containers as building blocks, to the point where many designs that use shipping containers as design elements celebrate them stylistically as well. Not everyone, however, wants to live inside a steel crate originally designed to be shipped overseas. While this wooden prefab structure does collapse into a cargo container-sized unit for portability, once shipped it barely resembles its origins. In fact, with volumetric extensions at well-chosed intervals and a facade with varying visual rhythms and physical textures, the Drop House looks very much like any high-quality, site-specific modern wood-and-glass home might. The interior tells a similar story. The static, continuous lines of the original linear box form are broken up by interior wall elements and the stark white spaces are softened through the use of warm wood flooring, cabinetry, ladder and shelves.

Architecture Wallpaper* newsletter Register for our bi-weekly bulletin of the stuff that refines you By submitting your details, you'll also receive emails from Time Inc. UK, publisher of Wallpaper* and other iconic brands about its goods and services, and those of its carefully selected third parties. Celebrity Homes Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi recently purchased what is arguably the "best house in Los Angeles" -- the recently revamped Brody house in Holmby Hills, CA. The multi-winged A. Quincy Jones designed house, which sits next door to the Playboy Mansion, was commissioned in 1949 by philanthropists and art collectors Sidney and Frances Brody. With an interior designed by Billy Haines and the 2.3 acre grounds by landscape arhitect Garrett Eckbo, Brody House is widely considered one of the best estates in Los Angeles.

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Architecture architecture Renzo Piano piece by piece The “Barbara Cappochin” International Architecture Biennale mounts an exhibition on the Genoese architect in Padua The Pritzker Prize to Shigeru Ban "I see this prize as encouragement for me to grow" Copenhagen Architecture Festival x FILM Mozilla Firefox One of Buckhead’s most iconic pieces of real estate is back on the market at $7 million. Built in 1926 by famed Atlanta architects Neel Reid and Philip Schutze, the 3.5 acre home was modeled after an 18th-Century Venetian Chapel, thus the Italian, Baroque-style features. The 16,000…Read The Full Post Haute-lister and N.E.R.D. front man Pharrell Williams is looking for a change of scenery. After purchasing a super modern penthouse in Miami in 2007 for $12.525 million, he decided to list the property last fall for about $16.8 million.

Architecture The Japanese architect Ryue Nishizawa designed this “Garden & House” in Tokyo on a very small lot of just 8 x 4 m. It doesn’t really have a facade or walls: vases, planters, concrete benches, plexiglass railings, full-height windows and curtains form the boundary between inside and outside. I’m baffled. Photos by Iwan Baan. found at DOMUS HOMES & BUILDINGS Apr 9, 2014 The 2014 Smithsonian Photo Contest Finalists Smithsonian has just announced the 60 finalists for their 11th Annual Photo Contest. The winning entries were selected by Smithsonian editors from over 50,000 submissions by photographers from 132 countries around the world. Ten finalists were selected from the following six categories: The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, Altered Images and Mobile, a new… Read More »

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