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A Forest for a Moon Dazzler. Benjamin Garcia Saxe. Costa Rice. images (c) Benjamin Garcia Saxe

Benjamin Garcia Saxe: “My mom and I never had a place we could call home… I never stopped dreaming of a place where she could find happiness… She has told me that that watching the moon reminds her of me… At night the cone-like surface of her new home opens to the moon and reminds her that it is me who is holding it in space as she goes calmly to sleep.” more here.   <3

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#bamboo  #screen  #costa rican architecture  #Double skin  #tent  #fabric 
natgeofound:

A quiet mosque in Palestine, 1926.Photograph by Jules Gervais Courtellemont, National Geographic Creative

natgeofound:

A quiet mosque in Palestine, 1926.Photograph by Jules Gervais Courtellemont, National Geographic Creative

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#sacred architecture  #islamic architecture  #palestinian architecture  #pattern 
indophilia:


Bazaar street at Shikarpur in the Sindh province now in Pakistan, 1890s. The mud daub roof, supported on a wooden framework, has largely collapsed. The historic town of Shikarpur, founded in the 17th century, was once an important trading centre.

indophilia:

Bazaar street at Shikarpur in the Sindh province now in Pakistan, 1890s. The mud daub roof, supported on a wooden framework, has largely collapsed. The historic town of Shikarpur, founded in the 17th century, was once an important trading centre.

— 1 week ago with 125 notes
#pakistani architecture  #Indian Architecture  #earth architecture  #timber  #street life  #roof 

ryanpanos:

Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall | ICD/ITKE/IIGS University of Stuttgart | Via

The Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall is an architectural prototype building and a showcase for the current developments in computational design and robotic fabrication for lightweight timber construction. Funded by the European Union and the state of Baden‐Württemberg, the building is the first to have its primary structure entirely made of robotically prefabricated beech plywood plates. The newly developed timber construction offers not only innovative architectural possibilities; it is also highly resource efficient, with the load bearing plate structure being just 50mm thin. This is made possible through integrative computational design, simulation, fabrication and surveying methods.

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#timber  #material story 

subtilitas:

Skene Catling de la Peña - The dairy house, Somerset 2008. The extension to a former dairy uses locally dried timber stacked on laminated sheets of glass. The restructuring of the facade maintains the solidity of the historic building from the exterior while providing luminosity with refracted daylight on the interior. Via, photos (C) James Morris.

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#british architecture  #restoration  #residential architecture  #timber  #glass  #let light in  #stairs  #screen 

Natural swimming pools.

Herzog and de Meuron’s Naturbad Riehen, Switzerland, currently under construction.

and various other pools.

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#swimming pool  #Swiss Architecture  #at the water's edge 

The Beachcomber, a mid-century affordable project home designed by Lend Lease architect Nino Sydney.

Still standing, and there is a whole website dedicated to surviving versions of the beachcomber.

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#Australian Architecture  #modernist  #affordable architecture 
duoyen:

Young Arundhati Roy starring in In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones (1989), a film Roy wrote herself, recounting her own experiences in the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi.

"It was as a student of architecture that I began to see that in India we have citizens and ‘non-citizens’, those who matter and those who don’t. Those who are visible and those who are not. Those who are included in our planners’ plans and those who are reflexively excluded from them. It was as a student of architecture that I began to ask questions of my mediocre professors about why I was being brainwashed into becoming yet another mediocre manufacturer of concrete boxes who unquestioningly served the interests of the privileged. It was there that I began to try and understand the endless conflict between power and powerlessness – the conflict that is the central preoccupation of much of my work now." [x]

duoyen:

Young Arundhati Roy starring in In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones (1989), a film Roy wrote herself, recounting her own experiences in the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi.

"It was as a student of architecture that I began to see that in India we have citizens and ‘non-citizens’, those who matter and those who don’t. Those who are visible and those who are not. Those who are included in our planners’ plans and those who are reflexively excluded from them. It was as a student of architecture that I began to ask questions of my mediocre professors about why I was being brainwashed into becoming yet another mediocre manufacturer of concrete boxes who unquestioningly served the interests of the privileged. It was there that I began to try and understand the endless conflict between power and powerlessness – the conflict that is the central preoccupation of much of my work now." [x]

(via indophilia)

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#Indian Architecture