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The author, Leyden Lewis is founder and creative director of Leyden Lewis Design Studio. Below I have included some images from their portfolio follow the link to see more of their work.

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Posted: July 23, 2021, 9:34 pm


Posted: July 23, 2021, 1:18 pm

The author, Leyden Lewis is founder and creative director of Leyden Lewis Design Studio. Below I have included some images from their portfolio follow the link to see more of their work.

Posted: July 21, 2021, 1:46 pm

An Illustrated Tribute to the Most Endangered Building in Every US State

There are so many fascinating historic buildings in America that, regrettably, end up in a state of disrepair – or find themselves under threat from greedy developers. Others are notable for their significance to indigenous, African-American, or PoC history, which may be one reason why authorities have failed to give them the protection they deserve.

Every state has its own endangered buildings, and these properties often say something significant about the region itself. Follow the source link for more information about each project.

Posted: July 21, 2021, 1:19 pm

Mediterranean Revival Bungalows of Chicago (1920s) Larry Shure

Posted: July 20, 2021, 2:36 pm

Nakagin Capsule Tower to be dismantled and turned into rental accommodation and exhibits

Tokyo’s Nakagin Capsule Tower, the 20th-century metabolist landmark by architect Kisho Kurokawa, is set to be disassembled and donated to museums or turned into rental units. Located in the Ginza neighbourhood and built over the course of just 30 days in 1972, the housing block is considered a rare example of Japanese metabolism.

Formed of two interconnected towers made of concrete, the Nakagin Capsule Tower was built of 140 prefabricated steel modules bolted onto the main shafts. Each module measures 2.5 metres by four metres and has a distinctive round window at one end.

Posted: July 20, 2021, 12:07 pm

Landscape House Milad Eshtiyaghi

Iranian architect Milad Eshtiyaghi creates wonderful concepts for unique contemporary homes. He often uses interesting landscapes as the backdrop for sculptural architectural works. His latest concept is called Landscape House and it acts as a continuation of the varied surfaces of the mountainous forests of Switzerland.

True to its name, Landscape House seems to emerge from the forest floor in two sweeping white volumes. By rotating the forms, Eshtiyaghi resolves the cantilever by allowing one volume to rest on the other. Each extrusion ends with a façade of floor-to-ceiling glass that allows for unobstructed views outwards. The careful overlap and rotation of the volumes mean that occupants can enjoy two uniquely framed views from the comfort of indoors.

Posted: July 19, 2021, 8:02 pm

Thanks, life has been interesting. I have never worked as much as I have since March of 2020. trying to keep the office above water has been a rollercoaster, now we are trying to keep up with all the new projects trying to get of the gate while construction costs are gong through the roof.

Big hug to everyone out there, know that you are not alone, it has been a year that we will never forget.

Posted: July 19, 2021, 7:48 pm

Inversion by Herm the Younger

Posted: July 19, 2021, 7:41 pm

Ennead Architects’ Shanghai Astronomy Museum

Ennead Architects has unveiled its completed Shanghai Astronomy Museum, the celestial object-focused new branch of the landmark Shanghai Science and Technology Museum in the city’s Pudong district. (The Perkins&Will-designed Shanghai Natural History Museum at Jing’an Sculpture Park is the museum’s other main satellite location.) Spanning 420,000 square feet, the expansive facility, which opens to the public on July 18, is the largest astronomy (only) museum in the world.

Posted: July 16, 2021, 10:00 am

Fictional Homes Reimagined as Polly Pockets

Polly Pocket has made giant leaps and bounds since super-dad Chris Wiggs first built a tiny dollhouse in a powder compact for his daughter, Kate, in 1983. Since Polly Pocket was born, the concept has been bought up first by Bluebird Toys, and then Mattel. It has been relaunched, redesigned, and publicized with spin-off shows and a trilogy of movies.

TheToyZone worked with CGI artist Jan Koudela to create ultra-real-looking Polly Pockets from the fictional worlds of Stranger Things, Lord of the Rings and more.

Posted: July 15, 2021, 3:51 pm

Asian Royalty: 6 ruined castles across Asia, reconstructed

While some centuries-old castles are still standing tall, sadly others haven’t withstood the ravages of time, war, or natural disaster quite as well. To give you an idea of what once was, Budget Direct has collaborated with a team of researchers, architects and digital CGI masters to bring six Asian castles back to life, digitally. Here’s Japan’s Hagi Castle, which was built in 1604 but sadly was dismantled in 1874.

Other castles explored in the series of reconstructions are:

Alamut Castle, Alamut Valley, Iran

The Old Summer Palace, Beijing, China

Citadel of Ghazni, Ghazni, Afghanistan

Raigad Fort, Raigad, Maharashtra, India

Takeda Castle, Asago, Hyōgo, Japan

Posted: July 13, 2021, 4:25 pm

Ring of Fire

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Posted: June 16, 2021, 8:26 pm

Joined + Jointed collection

Posted: June 2, 2021, 3:38 pm

The Adaptation Sofa by @fabionovembre

Posted: June 2, 2021, 3:23 pm

Maurice Smith (1926–2020), Architect of Complexity 

 It’s fitting that long-time MIT architecture professor Maurice Smith, who died this December at 94, had been, in his youth, a New Zealand ping-pong master because everything he taught in studios for over 40 years was nuanced with spin, subtlety and intellectual swerve. Out of his own asymmetrical spirit, in his own oblique language, from his richly layered thought system, Maurice—as everyone called him—taught students to think different. Why design a conventional three bedroom apartment when, after all, a group of Highland bagpipers might want an apartment with a figure-8 circulation?

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Posted: March 23, 2021, 4:17 pm

Marcel Breuer - Whitney

Vytenis Janknas / Sony World Photography Awards 2021

Posted: March 23, 2021, 1:25 pm
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory by CannonDesign:

The article delves into how the structural design helps tell the story of the ground-breaking research that will happen within. With themes like transparency and objectivity which drive the scientific process, the exposed structural steel and concrete reinforce these themes throughout the interior and exterior.

Posted: February 12, 2021, 1:50 pm

Jenaro Pindú

Jenaro Pindú (1946–1993) was a prominent cartoonist, sculptor and architect of Paraguay. He was a student of Hermann Guggiari, one of the best-known Paraguayan sculptors of the twentieth century. (via Wikipedia)


Posted: February 4, 2021, 2:14 pm

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