It's been a little while since our last article about architecture, how about a minimal house located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. At less than 30km from the center area of Tokyo, you'll be charmed by its minimalist design where the house structure is surrounded of clean lines. I really love the ancient vs modern take on the balcony deck to the backyard. A simple and yet really meaningful design by Shinsuke Yokoyama. Shinsuke Yokoyama is an architect and interior designer based in Tokyo, Japan. You should follow more of this work on Behance. 若い夫婦の住まいは，この先の時間の経過と共に家族構成や生活環境が変化していくことが想像される為，シンプルな動線と、可変性のある大空間を用意している。日射をコントロールする為の屋根とつながる大きく迫り出した庇はウッドデッキ，前庭へと視線を誘導する．生活が始まり賑わいが生まれるように、インテリアは白と白木のあっさりとした素材で構成した。大きな屋根が架かった小さな住宅がこれから成長する家庭をおおらかに守っていくストーリーをイメージしている。 Product Gallery Credits Architect: Kato Architect Office Constructor: Ozawa Kougyou Photo: Ryotaro Watanabe More Links Learn more about Shinsuke Yokoyama: shinsukeyokoyama.tumblr.com Follow Shinsuke on Behance
We are taking a look at the architecture & branding project for the largest park in São Paulo, Brazil. We are featuring the work of Ricardo Carvalho worked on the branded renovation for the football fields and the running tracks. Everything was invested and commissioned by Nike Brazil. It was interesting to see of the Behind-the-Scenes about the process and seeing the final result. Give it a look! Ricardo Carvalho is a creative director and sports branding specialist based in São Paulo, Brazil. If you're a fan of sports and especially branding, you should definitely check out his Behance. Ibirapuera is the largest park in Sao Paulo City, and Nike invested on a branded renovation for the football fields and the running tracks. The new sport place opened to the public in August 2017 and the revitalization of the field has gained synthetic grass, lighting and new crossbars. The new running tracks now have marks to indicate distance, indicating two different training modes inside the park. Project Gallery Credits Client: Nike Brazil Photo: Nike / Divulgação Agency: Octagon More Links Learn more about Ricardo Carvalho at rccarvalho.com Follow Ricardo's work on Behance
We have featured this spot before on by ABDZ for its photography and architecture. We are taking another look at this spot by another photographer which is Franck Bohbot. It's interesting to actually see the difference since you are introduced by another perspective and editing styles. For this project, it is also nice to see how does it look from the outside as well. What do you guys think? Franck Bohbot is a photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. We love the work from Franck on ABDZ and you should definitely follow his Instagram. From the Archives. Series of 14. It's all about color, Line and reinterpretation of the place. Project Gallery More Links Follow Franck Bohbot on Instagram
I am a fan of minimalist architecture and design. I also love when my hometown gets featured which doesn't happen that often. Arthur Kolbetz shared a post on his Behance page about the Fundação Iberê Camargo building in Porto Alegre. The photos highlight the exquisite look of the building, all in white concrete with simple forms, almost no windows and a lot of character. I don't know if that could be considered minimalist architecture but it definitely looks like nothing else, check it out. About the Fundação Iberê Camargo Created in 1995, one year after the artist's death, it not only aims to make people know Camargo's art but also intends to stimulate reflections on the contemporary artistic production, through displays, courses, seminars and meetings. The headquarters and museum building of the Iberê Camargo Foundation were designed by Pritzker Prize–winning Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza. Before the inauguration of the building in May 2008, the foundation was operating in the late artist's home, also in Porto Alegre. The new building is located on the bank of Guaíba Lake. Minimalist architecture
Lars Stieger is a freelance designer and photographer from Hamburg, Germany posting some incredible posts on photography and architecture on his Behance profile. Most of them are about architecture or parts of the urban landscape. The difference is the color treatment applied to the photos and of course the capture itself. The composition is flawless in my opinion. It might look easy to do that, but I challenge you to go out to your downtown area and snap some photos. After doing that you will be able to understand how hard it is to capture images like the ones like the Internationales Congress Centrum Berlin or ICC project that Lars shared. Photography For more information make sure to check out Lars work at: Instagram Behance Website
Minimal living is having a heydey and with home prices soaring from coast to coast and around the globe, the trend of families moving into small spaces in an effort to amplify their lives is on the rise. We came across this amazing space in Brooklyn's Greenpoint neighborhood as featured on Dwell last year and were more than inspired to start trolling Redfin for our own space. Not to mention, immediately post all the crud currently housed in our garage on Craigslist. This clever, and we must add talented, couple (Jacqueline Schmidt of Screech Owl Designs and David Friedlander, Communications Director at LifeEdited) proves you really can make it work in under 700 square feet of space, of course a strategic eye for design and luxurious finishing helps too. All photos shot by the talented Matthew Williams. “One can furnish a room very luxuriously by taking out furniture rather than putting it in.” -- Francis Jourdain, 1876 Photo: Matthew Williams
And yet another very cool project that blends perfectly industrial design with architecture in goals to reduce homelessness with one the many most densely populated cities in the World with 27,000 people living per square mile. The folks at Framlab came up with a concept that would use the framework that already exists in the city - scaffolding. Built hexagon-shaped housing modules that would be designed to connect to the scaffolding structure to create a second, active layer on top of the empty wall. It's a very interesting approach, what do you think? Framlab is a creative agency with offices in Oslo and New York City, they would focus their work into product-system design, urbanism, and architecture. As I quote, their motto is: "Fueled by technology and optimism, we create objects and spaces for better futures." Homed is a project that sets out to eradicate homelessness in New York City, by utilizing idle building facades, scaffolding, and 3D-printed spatial modules. Links Learn more about Homed: welcomehomed.com Check out the Framlab's site: framlab.com
It's just amazing to see 3D renders that look like real pictures. Estonian designer Artur Saljukov comes up with life-like computer graphics that will stun you! These are really unsettling renders... at times you don't really know if you're actually seeing a picture or a computer generated image. Of course, these are only a handful of Artur's work. For more of it, please visit his portfolio at CGSociety.
After yesterday's feature of a basketball court in Paris, now let's explore via the medium of photography a colourful University also located in Paris. This series has been photographed by Ludwig Favre, a French professional photographer from Paris, France. The whole architecture seems to be pretty simple but it's a play of colours of each single floor including pink, yellow, blue and purple. Ludwig Favre is a professional photographer from Paris, France. Check out his Instagram, you will notice that he specialized his photography into cityscapes and landscapes. His work has been published on a variety of platforms and mediums of advertising campaigns to magazines editorials. Links Check out Ludwig Favre's Site ludwigfavre.com Follow Ludwig on Behance
We are sharing this cool minimal and architecture photographic series by Andreas Levers. He has definitely a style that I am going for through my pictures. I gotta admit that is quite hard to accomplish. This series is entitled: Colorful boxes and we are exploring his Lego-inspired theme and also a play on the light and shadow. What I like also about this style of photography is that you are trying to tell a story or sharing a concept of your vision of things. If you haven't tried this type of photography, I would suggest you give it a try. Andreas Levers is a project manager by day and a photographer by night. Located in Potsdam, Germany; I love how Andreas explore different styles of photography. You should definitely check out this Behance. Details found on facades Check out Andreas Lever's site: 96dpi.de Follow Andreas Levers on Behance
We are exploring today the The MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology located in Lisbon, Portugal through photography by Joel Filipe. If you are like me who does appreciate the architecture om full view and perspective, well you will love this project. You just gotta love his colour palette against the beautiful sky to create a stunning photographic atmosphere. This is definitely a location to mark on your map/list on your next or first adventure to Lisbon, Portugal. Joel Filipe who is a creative director based in Madrid, Spain. I personally dig his perspective game within his photography, you should definitely follow his work on Behance. The MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology is a new cultural proposal for the city of Lisbon. A museum that combines these three fields in a space for debate, discovery, critical thinking and international dialogue. An innovative project that brings together a new building, designed by the architect Amanda Levete, and the Tejo Power Station, an example of Portuguese industrial architecture from the first half of the 20th century, and one of the most visited museums in the country. Project Gallery More Links Check out Joel Filipe's site: joelfilipe.com Make sure to follow Joel on Behance
Unaware people might visit Paris and think that monuments, statues and paintings are all there is to see, but if they pay bigger attention on their surroundings, let's say, under their feet, they might be left in awe by these Parisian floors. This is true art. Floors have been a great expression of art since the Roman Empire, and probably even before that, and it's amazing to see that there's still people dedicated to this art. In Paris you get to see some mesmerizing floors. Sebastian Erras curates floors on his Instagram account @parisianfloors. Check it out for tons of fantastic examples! Cheers. ;) Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Jan 19, 2017 às 8:28 PST Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Mar 12, 2017 às 9:03 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Abr 2, 2017 às 11:20 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Abr 5, 2017 às 1:59 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Abr 16, 2017 às 12:26 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Abr 20, 2017 às 11:10 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Mai 7, 2017 às 1:04 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Mai 22, 2017 às 7:12 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Mai 23, 2017 às 12:28 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Mai 26, 2017 às 12:08 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Mai 29, 2017 às 11:10 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Jun 4, 2017 às 12:43 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Jun 11, 2017 às 1:13 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Jun 13, 2017 às 12:26 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Nov 27, 2016 às 7:41 PST Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Out 9, 2016 às 10:27 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Set 12, 2016 às 7:55 PDT
The rise of coworking offices and independent entrepreneurs are a thing of a near future. A style of work that is surrounded by a shared environment can be beneficial our one's growth, especially with different organizations on the same roof. We are featuring this beautiful and modern looking 33,000sqft Coworking Offices in Hong Kong for The Work Project. Designed by Bean Buro, you are walking into 4 floors of shared spaces and I gotta admit that vertical garden is just splendid to look at. Imagine working surrounded with an inspiration botanical set. Wow! This office has been designed by Bean Buro, a team led by Lorène Faure and Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui and providing architecture, interior, installation, furniture, product and planning design services. You should definitely check out their work at beanburo.com Photo Gallery Credits Design: Bean Buro Client: The Work Project Images via Office Snapshots
Part of a design process, they will a need of a whiteboard or brainstorming rooms. An area whenever it is your home office or office that you can share ideas, concepts and opinions on some of the concerns in the project. There's a great value out of this practice. Let's take a look at hardware and software development company named Zendesk has done. Knowingly that they build softwares for better customer relationships and I truly that it should start from its core. Let's give it a look! Behind the interior design, we are featuring the work of Blitz Architecture + Interiors who is a full service architecture and interior design firm based in San Francisco, California. They are also committed to all design projects including: balancing buildings, branding, and experiences. Photo Gallery Credits Design: Blitz Architecture + Interiors Photography: Nicole England and Yvonne Qumi Images via Office Snapshots
Photography is all about capturing moments or subjects. It sounds easy but there's a massive difference between taking a photo and capturing the mood of the scene, or really driving the attention of the spectator to a particular part of the image that makes them think and interpret that scenery in different ways. Hlinka Zsolt has been sharing some beautiful photography collections on his website and the 100-Year-Old Houses is another series of stunning images. The dominant element of my work is symmetry and the city, specifically Budapest. In my newest series, in the second edition of The 100-Year-Old Houses, I would like to present the beautiful form and forgotten treasures of the capital city architecture by depriving them of their original functions, unfolding them into compositions and focusing on the relationships of their seperate elements. Hlinka also adds that the design of Budapest’s architecture is a major element of his work, and he has already covered this topic in several series. The special thing about this latest series is that it was taken at the place – on the Belgrade quay - where he took the Urban Symmetry series photos, which have won several international awards. "This time, however, I focused on interior spaces instead of facades and wanted to introduce my beloved buildings in a more intimate tone." says Hlinka. Photography For more information make sure to check out http://zsolthlinka.com/
We are sharing this photography series beautifully executed by Joel Filipe, a creative director based in Madrid. His series is named: White Harmony, an exploration of photographs of the City of Arts and Sciences. An entertainment and architectural complex located in Valencia, Spain; it's a beauty and known as one of the 12 Treasures of Spain. Joel does give a touch of white harmony through its core and foundation. Hope you will like it! A photography series by Joel Filipe who is a creative director based in Madrid, Spain. You should definitely follow his Behance, there's a great variety of different projects especially his last eight projects. Give it a look! The City of Arts and Sciences is an entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex in the city of Valencia, Spain. It is the most important modern tourist destination in the city of Valencia and one of the 12 Treasures of Spain.
Today we have an inspiring house to show here. House Y is located in Iisalmi, Finland, and it is breathtaking. The combination of glass and wood nestled in a beautiful scenario give us a feeling of a remote cabin. The perfect place for you to go and get all of your inspirational juices flowing. A place surrounded by a great landscape to keep you inspired while also giving you a sense of privacy. The house actually consists of three barns put together in a Y shape. It is certainly a modern and nice take on the barn living idea. And the architects behind this project is Arkkitehtitoimisto Teemu Pirinen. High ceilings and lots of glass are amazing here. The wood used on the exterior is untreated so that it will turn grey over time. Giving the place even more charm and personality. From the exterior wood to the details in the interiors, everything is unique and very well thought. For sure a place that will inspire you. Take a look. The house consists of three barns put together in a y shape. Each of the three wings possess a different spatial scale (width & height) to meet their individual functions and to create a sense of hierarchy. The scales change to always maintain a pleasant atmosphere. Because of the amazing location, perfect natural light conditions and vistas, the architect did not want to emphasize a specific view. The design concept allows an uninterrupted 245° lake-view. The daily functions of the house follow the cycle of the sun: meals starting with breakfast, evening socializing in the lounge, sauna and bed. Because it is situated on a windy site, the Y-shaped house concept provides protected yards on each side of the house. The house was designed to possess a dual quality. From the side of the main entrance it appears closed, old and traditional (hopefully even a little bit shabby). On the other side, towards the lake, the house opens up with lots of glass and large patios. The wood used on the exterior is untreated so that it will turn grey over time. A goal was to design the exterior to appear scaleless. The important thing was to make the windows to appear as openings on the walls of three connected barns. We found this treehouse at ArchDaily. Photos by Marc Goodwin.