Inspired-Arch

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 mightContinue Reading “Top Gear Must-Haves for an Extraordinary Home”

interactive

This is a guest post from Antonina of OpenBuildings – a community-driven and openly editable encyclopaedia of buildings from around the world, and very soon also – www.Clippings.com, a new design-inspiration project by the team behind OpenBuildings.  More than just ‘computation and kinetics embedded in architectural form’, interactive architecture has become instrumental in inciting outside-the-box communication among people, and alsoContinue Reading “Interactive Architecture”

library

This is a guest post from Antonina of OpenBuildings – a community-driven and openly editable encyclopaedia of buildings from around the world, and very soon also – www.Clippings.com.  In the age of rapid information technology development and the Internet, the library has inevitably lost some of its glamour, or at least, its granted presence within people’s livesContinue Reading “Public Libraries Stepping into the Future”

cubes

It is an undeniable fact – highlighted in 2004 ‘Content’ by Rem Koolhaas too – that ‘shape is easy’. It is recognisable; works with our subconscious; and in the case of Platonic solids like cubes shape is also a philosophical notion with numerous connotations – starting from symmetry and regularity; stretching as far as ourContinue Reading “Cubes in Modern Architecture”

tree

Clearly, the design and creation of man-made Christmas trees started long before the more versatile and multi-disciplinarily minded architects of recent generations got involved. The debate of the environmental impact of both cutting natural trees for the celebrations and using their artificial replicas that became popular in the 90s is ongoing. The best solution to avoiding theContinue Reading “10 Amazingly Designed Christmas Trees”

mountaintops

With winter sports at the doorstep, I thought it was just the right time to take a look at how contemporary design is affecting the forthcoming season’s top destination – the mountains. Beyond the commonplace notion of retrograde mountain lodge cosiness, in concept designs and in reality, there stands a new generation of mountain topContinue Reading “10 Amazing Mountain Top Buildings”