The ‘outside-in’ garden by architects Meir Lobaton Corona and Ulli Heckmann, is conceived as a visual paradox for the 22nd international garden festival of Chaumont sur Loire, France - a device that enhances conditions in order to make the audience realize how by relying only on sight, they rely on imagination.
JD House - BAK Arquitectos
Residence of Daisen - Keisuke Kawaguchi. The house consists of several living spaces connected by passageways that strategically meander around the trees. According to the architect, "The figue of the trees are beautiful. They are the legitimate habitants of the forest." Additionally, by raising the house off the ground on pillars, the architect not only prevented potential snowfall problems, but also allowed for more breeze to past through the home. It is a home that truly coexists with nature.
"Fleischerei Bar" - Michael Grzesiak transforms a century old butcher shop into a modern day bar
City Hall Subway Station, New York
Converted ancient defense tower in Suffolk, England by Piercy Conner Architects
The Luminarie De Cagna is an imposing cathedral-like structure that was on display at the 2012 Light Festival in Ghent, Belgium.
Old is New Again - buildings that have been refurbished and redesigned with a modern touch.
The Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial is an historical residence of the King of Spain, in the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Built primarily from locally quarried gray granite, square and sparsely ornamented, El Escorial is austere, even forbidding, in its outward appearance, seemingly more like a fortress than a monastery or palace. Philip’s instructions to Toledo were simple and clear, directing that the architects should produce “simplicity in the construction, severity in the whole, nobility without arrogance, majesty without ostentation.”
Hut of Fichtelberg Mountain by AFF
Michigan Central Station was built in mid-1912 through 1913 for the Michigan Central Railroad, and is of the Beaux-Arts Classical style of architecture, designed by the Warren & Wetmore and Reed and Stemfirms who also designed New York City’s Grand Central Terminal. Closed in 1988 and abandoned, the building is currently a haven for graffiti artists and the homeless, though plans to renovate and reopen the building were set in 2011.
Any person standing in front of one of these pieces is instantly reflected on its surface. This mechanical mirror has video cameras, motors and computers on board such that the individual pieces shift to produce a ghostly image of whatever is placed before it despite being completely composed of wood.
By Daniel Rozin
Arbor 15 - Kerimov Prishin Architects