Every now and then we feature an article that doesn’t quite fit any of our most common categories. Like houses made exclusively for dogs, or a tower made of 850 bricks of sugar. Check our second selection of miscellaneous architecture after the break.
Houses for Dogs They are supposed to be man’s best friend, so why not give them a house? With pet industry growing every year, could this be a new field for architects? With four designs (including a Bauhaus based one), your dog may now have all they ever wanted: a mansion. Based in Germany, a company named Best Friend’s HOME are providing this four types of mansions and even allow you to design your own (read more…)
Gary Chang: Life in 32 sqm Architect Gary Chang’s apartment is located in downtown Hong Kong, and represents a remarkable example of interior refurbishment. With only 32 sqm, Chang studied the different distribution possibilities to optimize his space. Chang has been living in this apartment since he was 14 years old. After his parents move out, he tried a series of modifications (read more…)
“Lost” Architecture LOST, perhaps one of the most popular TV shows of the last decade came to an end yesterday. You may or may not have seen the show, and you may or may not like it, but the truth is there was some fine “architectural” treasures. People at Arkinet thought so, so here’s what worth remembering. The LOST domes are 5/8ths truncated spheres (read more…)
Favela Painting Jeroen Koolhas and Dre Urhahn are two artist from Netherlands who started working together in 2005. In 2006, they started developing the idea of creating community-driven art interventions in Brazil. Their efforts yielded two murals which were painted in Vila Cruzeiro, Rio’s most notorious slum, in collaboration with local youth. After both murals were finished, they started their third stage of their project, ‘O Morro’ (read more…)
Tour Sans Faim (Tower Without Hunger) / Jean Bocabeille Tour Sans Faim (Tower Without Hunger) is a special project connecting architecture with pastry. Designed by Jean Bocabeille (collective PLAN01) and the chef Gielles Stassart, the project will enter the Guiness Book of Records by becoming the highest cake in the world. The work started July 1 and will last until this Sunday, when the finished project will be 10 meters high, made of 850 bricks of sugar and sponge cake, using 628 kg of flour, 508 kg of sugar, 350 eggs and 18 kg of butter (read more…)