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Kubach-Wilmsen-Team: «Marble Works To Read»

21 Jul

«Stone Newspaper» (1992) by Kubach-Wilmsen-Team
in front of Museum Schloß Salder;
Carrara marble; 310 x 200 x 85 cm

Photography by Andreas Baier
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Whoever feels home and save in the international art-scene must have come across the amazingly solid and quite stoned artwork of the Kubach-Wilmsen-Team. It is said that for no one less than Oscar Wilde himself only the daily presence of a brand new copy of Kubach-Wilmsen’s Marble News made his high tea a perfect breakfast. And the German critic Marcel Reich-Ranicki stated that the deepest and most emotional way to read Count Leo Tolstoy’s «War and Peace» is to do it via the edition curated and published by the Kubach-Wilmsen-Team. Can this get any higher? No wonder, that their works of art had been exhibited throughout the world and are part of many important public and private art collections.

«Stone Book Cardinal» (1986) by Kubach-Wilmsen-Team
on the INSEL im Salzgittersee;
red Indian granite; 240 x 180 x 80 cm

Anna Kubach-Wilmsen gives an insight: «Normally, hands hold a book and the eyes are supposed to read it. Stone books, however, are hold by the eyes and read with the hands.» Since fourty years the Kubach-Wilmsen-Team’s œvre is nothing but a solid homage to stones in all types and forms, moreover, for them stones are genesis’ reliquiae.

«Stone Book Amazonas» (1991) by Kubach-Wilmsen-Team
on the INSEL im Salzgittersee;
red-green Brazilian granite; 200 x 150 x 90 cm

On August, 14th, 2010 the Fondation Kubach-Wilmsen openend its gates to the public. It was built by the Japanese architect Tadao Andō. It is a museum for stone sculptures at the bottom of «Rotenfels» in Bad Münster am Stein. Here and here you can enjoy some impressive photographs of the museum, taken by Shigeo Ogawa.

The three stone sculptures on the photographs above are part of the art project «KUNSTüberall», which was initiated by Alexander Baier.

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Gelungener Architektenscherz (1)

19 Nov

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Andreas Baier: «Doune Carloway Broch – Isle of Lewis – Outer Hebrides»

13 Sep

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You hardly won’t believe it but this famous stone formation, called Dun Carloway was probably built some time in the 1st century BC, and radiocarbon dating evidence from remains found in the broch show that it was last occupied around 1300 AD.

Our staff-photographer Andreas Baier recently published one of his portfolios on Das Auge called «Unterwegs – Eine Art Reisetagebuch» which could mean «On the road – A traveller’s diary». Well, sort of…

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Humboldt-Box

10 Jun

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Christophe Berdaguer and Marie Péjus: «Gue(ho)st House»

5 Jan

The heart of the project is the transformation of an existing building that was once a prison, then a school and then a funeral home. Christophe Berdaguer and Marie Péjus kept this context in mind, the artists used the memory of the place and transformed the building into a ghost house, a veritable architectural phantasmagoria, which the title echoes. Gue(ho)st House borrows Marcel Duchamp’s wordplay: «a Guest + A Host = A Ghost».

Thinking about this ghost thing a touch more intensively we came to the conclusion that this building reminds us a little bit of Barbapapa’s house.

Read and see more on Ignant.

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Santambrogio: «Snow House»

28 Oct

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The Milan based Design firm, Santambrogio developed in co-operation with the designer Ennio Arosio this amazing glass house, which is entirely constructed of light blue, hued glass. Well, there is Philip Johnson’s world famous Glass House but that shouldn’t be a major issue because Santambrogio’s creation goes beyond Johnson’s imagination.

Read and see some more photographs of this amazing building on Ignant.

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Mark Pearson: «Bauhaus in Israel»

2 Sep

Photograph by Mark Pearson

Tel Aviv: Bauhaus, bars and beach make Israel’s second city weekend break heaven. Read the whole article on Daily Mail’s Website.

Website Mark Pearson.

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Anri Sala: «No Barragan No Cry»

25 Aug

via: Hauser & Wirth
Website Anri Sala

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Tham & Videgård Arkitekter: «Mirrorcube»

21 Feb

Mirrorcube is the flagship creation of Treehotel

«Scandinavian based Architectural Company Tham & Videgård Arkitekter, take the idea of a Treehouse to the next level and beyond with the MirrorCube. Inspired by Jonas Selberg Augustsen film ”The Tree Lover”, their quest to create a design something that offered people a chance to experience nature amongst the tree-tops was born. The Mirrorcube is the flagship creation of Treehotel, a series of outdoor housing which combines sustainability, art and efficiency. From a good distance, the Mirrorcube would be pretty hard to locate as its outer walls are constructed from reflective spy glass coated with infrared film making it visible to animals and birds but invisible to human eyes. It can be mounted in existing trees or custom made anchoring systems. The interior is made completely from natural wood in a variety of shades with custom made furniture, textiles and lighting.»

Quotation from Tham & Vouch Magazine

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Modern Architecture And Its Dramatic Consequences

26 Dec

Photo by Rodney Smith

Website Rodney Smith (second picture).

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Über Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Philip Johnson und das Architekturblog von Andreas Brüggemann

7 Jul

Andreas Brüggemann hat seinen Architekturblog entweder ganz oder nur vorübergehend geschlossen. Er weiß es selbst noch nicht so genau. Was er jedoch weiß, ist: «Ich mache jetzt erst einmal Architektur und das braucht meine ganze Energie und Kraft.»

Grund genug für Meerschweinchenreport, bei flickr im Photostream des Architekturblogs ein bißchen herumzukramen – und obenstehendes Bild zu publizieren. Hierzu schreibt Brüggemann: «Im Frühling 2000 bin ich mit der Fachhochschule Hannover (Fachbereich Architektur) in New York gewesen. Wir haben das Grundstück von Philip Johnson besucht – zufällig war er da und hat uns in seinem Glass House empfangen.»

Über Johnsons «Glass House» steht in Wikipedia: «Mit seinem eigenen Wohnhaus, dem Glass House in New Canaan, das lediglich die Nasszelle als gemauerten Kern birgt und vier Außenwände aus Glas besitzt, propagierte er das Konzept vom Einraumhaus. Als Vorbild diente ihm das Farnsworth House von Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.»

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mimo khair: «Jin Mao Tower»

4 Jul

In 250 Metern Höhe befindet sich im Jin Mao Tower ein Schwimmbad, das damit der höchstgelegene Swimmingpool der Welt ist. In den oberen 38 Stockwerken befindet sich das 5-Sterne Grand Hyatt Hotel mit 555 Zimmern. Vom 52. Stock aus führt der längste Wäscheschacht der Welt bis in den Keller.

Rekorde sind das mal wieder…

via: mimo khair’s flickr stream

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Hans Murman Architects

3 Jun

Hübsches Haus auf der schwedischen Insel Gotland. Allerdings gibt es Gerüchte, die besagen, daß es sich hierbei um ein geschickt getarntes Atomkraftwerk handelt. Weiteres Bildmaterial ist über nachfolgenden Link einsehbar.

via: Zeutch

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Bernardo Rodrigues: «House On The Flight Of Birds»

27 May

Wir berichten im Meerschweinchenreport nicht über viele Bauwerke, aber wenn ein Haus so aussieht, wie das hier abgebildete, so kommen wir nicht umhin, eine der wenigen Ausnahmen zu machen: Das Haus von Architekt Bernardo Rodrigues ist schlicht: eine feine Behausung. Gerne würden wir darin leben, atmen – unser Lebenssüppchen kochen. Einfach nachfolgenden Dezeen-Link anklicken und staunen, den Herd aktivieren und schlafen.

via: Dezeen

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An Astonishing Ship House

26 Feb

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An unusual ship-house was built by one countryman in Borovoy Township. He says that the idea came to him in a dream. It’s interesting, that the house was built without any drafts and engineering drawings! «I have the drawings in my head» – says Nikolay. The house is 9 meters in height, and 14 meters in length. On the first floor (the galley) there are baths, swimming pool and water closet. In the forebody there is a kitchen. Big drawing room, two bedrooms and nursery are situated on the second floor(the wardroom). On the third floor (the deck cabin) Nikolay made a greenhouse. he building started on a magical date – the 7th of July, 2007. At first Nikolay wanted to build a bath there, but then he decided to make it habitable. He also makes very pretty swans from old automobile sneakers!

via: English Russia

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39GeorgeV wrapped building

29 Jan

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39GeorgeV” is an urban surrealism manifesto. It shelters the renovation of an Hausmannian building during year 2007. It’s a life-size photographic work based on the original building, printed on canvas, enhanced with bas-relief.

via: oddee

10 Best Upside-Down-Houses (7 More To Come)

17 Jan

Is there a virus infecting more and more architects? Or a virus just turning bricks upside down? Or is it just a sign of getting bored from life? A sign of breaking the chains of suppression? Or just three intergalactic cocktail shakers that were nominated for receiving a sophisticated outer space design prize? Or maybe these buildings are libraries for people who are planning a revolution? Or, is it a sign for the bailiff saying «Look, as you can easily see, I am so poor I can’t even afford a house with normal behaviour patterns»? Whatever it is; it must be something.

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Asian Housing Complexity

21 Dec

It seems as if some architects suffer a serious lack of uprightism. Here you were already introduced to another example.

There’s A Ship On Da House…

19 Dec

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via: tekitou

Terunobu Fujimori Exhibition at GA Gallery

7 Nov

tea house
image © edmund summer

coal house, 2008

All about the exhibition on Designboom

GA Gallery

via: this isn’t hapiness