my friend Adolfo Abejon has designed this beautiful porcilain lamp that easily fits to any hanging cable lamp and gives a beautiful soft glow. Venice is a porcelain lampshade that quickly turns a simple ceiling light point into a luminaire. Just secure the small safety part onto the wire by adjusting the set screw and place the lampshade over it. This way you will enjoy warm, diffuse light anywhere in your home.
This house, located in the northern part of Oita Prefecture, is situated in an area where residential construction has expanded to the southwest, and the vast countryside is left open on the north side. Against this environment, the openings and closings in the building form a relationship between the inside and outside worlds. The north-south axis is found in three locations at different heights and the large opening of about 7 mt joins together the north and south. To ensure adequate lighting, ventilation, and privacy to the indoor space, the opening on the south side was increased. In addition, by unifying the flooring, wooden fixtures and direction of the rail along an east-west axis it creates a growth in space and a sense of distance
I fell in love with the beautiful haunting images by french photographer Julien Mauve.
“This project acknowledges an impoverished landscape and loss of space due to the inhumanity of the structures we choose to build. In this mixture of grief and hope, the characters appear on the point of disappearing within the fog that engulfs those urban utopias, considered at the time of construction to be symbols of progress. Disembodied witnesses, they become actors in a play of which the ending is uncertain”
Jo Nagasaka of Tokyo practice Schemata Architecture Office peels away parts of the surface of Douglas fir boards to expose the grain, before encasing the wood in brightly coloured epoxy resin. The addition of the resin transforms the uneven texture of the wood into a smooth and practical surface, while variations in the depth of the peeled wood affect the intensity of the resin’s colour. Read More
So this is it !!! We have been working hard this last year, and now the magazine is ready to print.
We had so many people write to us with stories about similar places to our Openhouse Project in their towns, so we decided to set about writing it all down. To get us started, and help finance the project, we have gone with kickstarter, please take a look there, where you can see our video, and if you like you can pledge as little as 1€, and there are many gifts on offer, that will help us on our way to getting the magazine printed.
Thank you for all your support in the past, and we hope you will continue with us on our future journey !! Andrew + Mari Luz
The site is located on the huge countryside outskirts of Asahikawa. Asahikawa, summer is more than 30 degrees, and winter become -30 degrees. Here is the region that is very big difference in the temperature. So this house have only small openings and insulation performance up. And a buffer zone make a moderate the relationship with the outside world . The exterior walls use pine from Hokkaido. And also structure timbers use from a local material . I took the wooden structure because of good thermal conductivity.
Plan is surround the two hall(living dining/master bedroom) and washing room by small rooms , which form a buffer zone. Washing room has top light and it introduce the light to the entire of house. And also curtain make diffuse light.
By creating a buffer zone, it makes improving in thermal environment, and also can connect on human psychology and the surrounding environment.
Natural environment is a great presence. But sometimes it sudden change to a stern expression. This is the architecture that is thinking the relationship between the natural environment and the indoor environment continues to change daily.
if you have ever dreamed about owning a house in s forrest, or better still, a house designed by one of the masters of architecture from the 20th century, well now is your chance (if you have 6 million dollars in your back pocket)