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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

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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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