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Month: March, 2013

Living Projects: Tibby’s Triangle, Southwold

by vytasvulgaris


This must be one of the most cute urban design and architecture projects in the contemporary housing construction. Showing devoted work and apparently a perfect match of local politicians, designers and developers. Lucky are those 1458 Southwold’ers!

‘ This film describes the transformation of the former Adnams distribution depot, which was closed off to the town, into a new mini-citadel of contemporary homes, a shop and cafe around a central square, connected back into Southwold via a number of pedestrian and vehicle through routes.’

‘Living Projects have completed a series of films celebrating winning schemes of the Housing Design Awards 2012. ‘

Check for beautifully presented more or less cute, but for sure high quality innovative, mostly spatially and socially aware,  contemporary housing projects in UK.

More on Living Projects: http://vimeo.com/livingprojects

More on Housing Design Awards 2012 (also featuring quite some horrible winning designs): http://www.hdawards.org/


These nasty small furniture/architecture/urban models require lots of cheap labour.

by jiookrednav


How small? How vast? How architecture grows, the exhibition by Japanese architect Junya Ishigami is now open at De Singel in Antwerp.

Architcture and nature merge / construction is reduced to minimal dimensions. My friend told me about Ishigami’s constantly collapsing models at the Venice Bienale. I think The Kanagawa Institute of Technology still stands. ;)

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