This is a guest post from Antonina of OpenBuildings. The team behind OpenBuildings has 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.
Аesthetically, natural building materials form a rare group of finishes that go with every style, appeal to everyone alike, and age really well, which therefore renders them notably reusable. The vintage and industrial home looks are in fact very often deliberately sought after, so don’t be quick to throw out the old bricks or to hide the jagged concrete column that popped up after a home conversion - you might end up using them to a greater interior effect! Modern technology is also performing miracles in offering new exciting readings of traditional materials while preserving their innate cosy feel.
Lindstén Form, Toyo Ito, Elisa Strozyk: engineered wood offers exciting possibilities in home design
McBride Charles Ryan: Letterbox House: traditional appearance of material, unusual detail
Tham & Videgård Arkitekter: Humlegården Apartment: traditional detail, unusual appearance of material
Transparent House, LitraCon: modern technology offers exciting new readings of concrete
OMA: Maison á Bordeaux: traditional appearance of concrete in unusual form and setting
Zecc Architecten: Black Pearl Studio: traditional concrete formwork, disguised whitewashed appearance
Oostrum & Bonneur, Gramazio & Kohler: new age brick architecture comes with new bricks & digital brickwork techniques
Xpiral: Torreaguera Atresados House: traditional brickwork, extraordinary ceramic bricks
FILM – Obras de Arquitectura: Pilar House: traditonal brick bodies in unusual configurations create great effect
Ron Arad, MADE: metal furniture & accessories could add unusual sparkle to home interiors
Bernalte-León y Asociados: Clip House: copper leaf skin in original warm colour defines complex surfaces
K2Ld Architects: The Green House: copper leaf skin in simple configuration takes advantage of copper’s unique weathering properties
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.