A House Made of Windows

00:00 - 14 September, 2013
A House Made of Windows, Courtesy of Colossal, thisiscolossal.com
Courtesy of Colossal, thisiscolossal.com

A year ago, Nick Olson and Lilah Horwitz quit their jobs to build a cabin in the West Virginia mountains. Today, that gamble seems to have paid off: their cabin sits in the exact spot where they first discussed building it. However, while the interior of the cabin is like almost any other, a mix of old wooden furniture and more modern decorations, the front facade - is anything but. 

The west-facing facade is made entirely of window pieces, stitched together; Olson and Horwitz wanted to be able to capture every inch of the sunset, without having to limit their view to the confines of a single window. 

See more images and a video of this house made of windows, after the break...

Timms Bach / Herbst Architects

01:00 - 14 September, 2013
Timms Bach / Herbst Architects, © Jackie Meiring
© Jackie Meiring
  • Architects

  • Location

    Great Barrier Island, Auckland 0991, New Zealand
  • Design Team

    Lance Herbst, Nicola Herbst
  • Contractor

    Ian Riggans
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Jackie Meiring © Jackie Meiring © Jackie Meiring © Jackie Meiring +14

Dear Ginza / amano design office

01:00 - 14 September, 2013
Dear Ginza / amano design office, © nacasa & partners Inc.
© nacasa & partners Inc.

© nacasa & partners Inc. © nacasa & partners Inc. © nacasa & partners Inc. © nacasa & partners Inc. +32

nihinihi (raglan) / Dorrington Architects & Associates

01:00 - 14 September, 2013
nihinihi (raglan) / Dorrington Architects & Associates, © Emma-Jane Hetherington
© Emma-Jane Hetherington

© Emma-Jane Hetherington © Emma-Jane Hetherington © Emma-Jane Hetherington © Emma-Jane Hetherington +21

20 Architects Design a Dolls' House for KIDS

00:00 - 14 September, 2013
20 Architects Design a Dolls' House for KIDS, Inside Out House. Image © Coffey Architects
Inside Out House. Image © Coffey Architects

Inspired by the dolls' house that Edwin Lutyens designed for The British Empire Exhibition in 1922, twenty British practices are each designing a contemporary dolls' house in aid of the disabled childrens' charity KIDS. Each version will sit on a 750mm square plinth to be exhibited during this year's London Design Festival (14th - 21st September, 2013) before being auctioned. Each design must contain "a unique feature to make life easier for a child who is disabled."

Drawing of the Year International Student Competition

01:00 - 14 September, 2013
Drawing of the Year International Student Competition

The Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark, The Danish Agency for Culture and the award winning architecture and design office SHL proudly announce a joint venture ‘Drawing of the Year 2013’.Entries are invited from all architectural students of drawings that inspire, communicate and engage. The internationally acclaimed jury will be looking to award drawings that focus on entries that express the architect’s aesthetic and conceptual approach as a dialogue with – and through the medium – of drawing.

Okura House / Bossley Architects

01:00 - 14 September, 2013
Okura House / Bossley Architects, © Ewen Cafe
© Ewen Cafe
  • Architects

  • Location

    Long Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Architect in Charge

    Pete Bossley, Eva Nash
  • Project Manager

    Frontline Projects, Jarrett Howe
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Ewen Cafe © Ewen Cafe © Ewen Cafe © Ewen Cafe +8

Workshop by Ma Yansong (MAD Architects) at Ajman University

00:00 - 14 September, 2013
Workshop by Ma Yansong (MAD Architects) at Ajman University

Ma Yansong, founder of MAD Architects, will be having a workshop at Ajman University of Science & Technology, UAE from October 7 to October 10. For registration you need to contact Dr. Jihad Awad at j.awad@ajman.ac.ae.

Artist Studios / Knowspace

00:00 - 14 September, 2013
Courtesy of Knowspace
Courtesy of Knowspace
  • Architects

  • Location

    Song Chuan Nan Lu, Kunshan Shi, Suzhou Shi, Jiangsu Sheng, China
  • Area

    1488.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Knowspace

Courtesy of Knowspace Courtesy of Knowspace Courtesy of Knowspace Courtesy of Knowspace +17

Reviving Brooklyn's Waterfront, 19th Century Warehouses Evolve Into 21st Century Hubs

01:00 - 14 September, 2013
Reviving Brooklyn's Waterfront, 19th Century Warehouses Evolve Into 21st Century Hubs, Courtesy of Studio V Architecture
Courtesy of Studio V Architecture

After fifty years of neglect the Empire Stores, located next to the Brooklyn Bridge, are now the most coveted waterfront property in New York. Midtown Equity has partnered with Studio V Architecture to adaptively reuse the 19th-century coffee warehouse into 380,000 square-feet of office, restaurant and commercial space, highlighted by a Brooklyn-centric cultural museum. "After the Brooklyn Bridge," says Joe Cayre, Chairman of Midtown Equities, "the Civil War era Empire Stores are the most iconic structures on the Brooklyn waterfront. As a Brooklyn native who raised my family in the borough, it is an honor for my firm to be chosen for the redevelopment of the Empire Stores."

Learn more after the break...

Urban Mountain Team Wins Nordic Built Challenge in Norway

01:00 - 13 September, 2013
Urban Mountain Team Wins Nordic Built Challenge in Norway, © schmidt hammer lassen architects
© schmidt hammer lassen architects

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, together with LOOP Architects, COWI Denmark and Norway, Transsolar Energitechnik and Vugge til Vugge Denmark, has won the Nordic Build Challenge in Norway with their innovative scheme, Urban Mountain. The winning proposal, which would be Norway's tallest building, seeks to refurbish and extend an existing 50,000 square-meter office tower in central Oslo into 79,000 square-meter sustainable icon. Not only would the building be the first Norwegian high-rise to utilize natural ventilation, but the design would employ Cradle to Cradle principles and BREEAM Outstanding certification targets to significantly reduce the building’s energy consumption and CO2 footprint. 

Continue reading to learn more...

Alien House / Noname 29

01:00 - 13 September, 2013
Alien House / Noname 29, © David Frutos
© David Frutos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cabo de las Huertas, Alicante, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Alfredo Payá Benedito
  • Design Team

    Alfredo Payá Benedito , Arturo Calero Hombre
  • Collaborators

    Arturo Calero Hombre, Sonia Miralles MudVicente Pascual Fuentes,Natalia Velasco Velázquez, Beatriz Vera Payá
  • Constructor

    Corquintin
  • Area

    278.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos +17

House in Akiya / Nobuo Araki

01:00 - 13 September, 2013
House in Akiya / Nobuo Araki, Courtesy of Nobuo Araki
Courtesy of Nobuo Araki
  • Architects

  • Location

    Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Structure

    G.DeSIGN, Takeyuki Gaino
  • General Constructor

    SATOHIDE CORPORATION
  • Landscape

    GRASSY, Yuko Takaura
  • Area

    155.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Nobuo Araki, Bauhaus Neo

© Bauhaus Neo © Bauhaus Neo Courtesy of Nobuo Araki Courtesy of Nobuo Araki +14

Radman Brown House / Guy Herschell Architects

01:00 - 13 September, 2013
Radman Brown House / Guy Herschell Architects, © Guy Herschell
© Guy Herschell
  • Architects

  • Location

    Richmond, New Zealand
  • Project Team

    Guy Herschell
  • Engineer

    Nelson Consulting Engineers
  • Builder

    Harris Builders
  • Area

    290.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Guy Herschell © Guy Herschell © Guy Herschell © Guy Herschell +19

Passive House with Textile Skin / BLAF Architecten

01:00 - 13 September, 2013
Passive House with Textile Skin / BLAF Architecten, © Stijn Bollaert
© Stijn Bollaert
  • Architects

  • Location

    Asse, Belgium
  • Design Team

    Bart Vanden Driessche, Lieven Nijs, Barbara Oelbrandt
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert +24

9th ArchiLab: Naturalizing Architecture (Sept 14th 2013 - March 30th 2014)

00:00 - 13 September, 2013
9th ArchiLab: Naturalizing Architecture (Sept 14th 2013 - March 30th 2014)

On September 14th two interesting architecture events will take place in Orléans, Paris: The public opening of the new FRAC Centre in Orléans, Paris, designed by JAKOB + MACFARLANE and the ninth edition of ArchiLab. 

Seven Architectural Sins Committed Around the World

00:00 - 13 September, 2013
Seven Architectural Sins Committed Around the World, Edificio “Walkie Talkie” / Rafael Viñoly Architects. Image © Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images
Edificio “Walkie Talkie” / Rafael Viñoly Architects. Image © Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

With the recent news that Rafael Viñoly Architects' 20 Fenchurch Street (or the "Walkie Talkie") in London has been producing an unusually hot solar reflection, dubbed the "Death Ray," we've put together a list of seven architectural blunders around the world - from the worrying to the downright absurd.

G House / Axelrod Architects + Pitsou Kedem Architect

01:00 - 13 September, 2013
© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +24