This is a guest post from Antonina of OpenBuildings. This month the team behind OpenBuildings has a brand new invite-only site and brand new content to share with you from the sister site www.clippings.com! Below you will not only see the normal selection of great architecture but also also links to thematic selections of inspirational content, which might help you start your very own design project and get matched with design professionals.
In architects’ professional jargon the term ‘curtain wall’ is habitually used to denote a glass facade that has no load-bearing role in the building’s structure. In 1995, however, Japanese architect Shigeru Ban offered a clever literal reading of the phrase which not only yielded a stunning result in the case of the so called Curtain Wall House, but also set the pace for a line-up of wonderful buildings which own their privacy, and very often quite a few unique spaces, to ‘wearing’ a curtain.
OpenBuildings is a community-driven and openly editable encyclopaedia of contemporary and conceptual architecture from around the world that exists as a website and application for iPhone, and recently – Android, which enable users to find, learn about and share nearby buildings of architectural merit.