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C1 House by Dettling Architekten

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 13, 2012
The latest exhibition to join the impressive portfolio from German architecture firm Dettling Architekten is the C1 house now located in Karlsruhe, Germany. The house’s street-facing facade seems minimalist and innocuous enough, but it’s...

Hope Street Geelong West by Steve Domoney Architecture

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 12, 2012
With a long heritage of cottages along the street scape of Geelong West, Australia, architect Steve Domoney ads contemporary design to Hope Street’s own. Steve merges new installments with the undertone of charcoal and monotonic white from the...

Nike’s Camp Victory by Skylab Architecture

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 10, 2012
Portland-based Skylab Architecture adds a touch of artistic and athletic brilliance to the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field as part of a brand heritage project for Nike dubbed “Camp Victory.” Utilizing various elements synonymou...

Hypercubus by Studio WG3

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 8, 2012
The modular lifestyle found in minimal housing isn’t for everyone, but that hasn’t made the concept any less popular. However, the Austrian designers at Studio WG3 think that an easily transportable and self-sufficient modular unit could...

Veracruz 60 Apartment by JSa Architecture

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 6, 2012
JSa Architecure specializes in creating open, expansive spaces that have a certain transparent elegance. Among their most recent projects is the recently completed Veracruz 60 apartment in Mexico City, Mexico. The apartment relies on concrete, wood,...

V4 House by StudioMK47

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 4, 2012
Nestled in the loving embrace of a lush Sao Paolo pocket of land, Brazilian firm StudioMK47 presents their V4 house. Boasting perforated timber panels, integrated beams, and an interior and exterior that flows effortlessly, the public living spaces a...

Redcliffs House by MAP Architects

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 4, 2012
With a stunning view like that it’s hard to go wrong really. Perched atop the Redcliffs on a sloped site in Port Hill, this angular house is Andrew Watson’s home in Christchurch, New Zealand. It literally presents a bird’s eye view...

Olympic Shooting Venue by Magma Architecture

DesignComments ⋅ Jul 29, 2012
Berlin progressive firm Magma Architecture designed the shooting range for the London 2012 Olympic Games, which will host the 10, 25 and 50 meter events. The aptly-titled “Olympic Shooting Venue,” located in London’s Woolworth distr...

Island Retreat by Fearon Hay Architects

DesignComments ⋅ Jul 26, 2012
Dreams of retreating to a quiet island are very close to reality for the lucky family able to claim ownership of this impressive and self-sustaining New Zealand retreat designed by Fearon Hay Architects. Overlooking Matiatia Bay, the series of struct...

THE AVANT/GARDE DIARIES: Aaron Rose Discusses ‘The Watts Towers’ in Los Angeles

DesignComments ⋅ Jul 24, 2012
THE AVANT/GARDE DIARIES recently had the privilege to sit down with cultural ambassador Aaron Rose to discuss a piece of artwork very near and dear to his heart: The Watts Towers in Los Angeles. Created by hand using salvaged materials from the nearb...

The Coca-Cola Beatbox by Pernilla & Asif

DesignComments ⋅ Jul 24, 2012
The “Coca-Cola Beatbox,” a multi-sensory, interactive pavillon was recently completed in London in time of the Olympics. Designed by architects Pernilla & Asif, the structure is comprised of 200 red and white rectangular air cushions...

Aradas House by RVDM Architects

DesignComments ⋅ Jul 23, 2012
Founded in 1997 by Ricardo Vieira de Melo, Portuguese design firm RVDM Architects presents the Aradas House. Located in the seaside city of Aveiro in Portugal’s Centro Region, the spacious and decidedly modern two-story home is comprised of a s...

AA House by OAB

DesignComments ⋅ Jul 12, 2012
The Office of Architecture Barcelona (OAB) has just recently completed work on an impressive project that is just as much a living space as it is a geometric instrument. Each aspect of the structure maintains a vertically consistent relationship, wit...

The Basket Tree in France by A/LTA Architects

DesignComments ⋅ Jul 8, 2012
The Basket Tree by members of the French architectural and urban construct group A/LTA have simply yet ingeniously put two and two together to create a usable, family-friendly apparatus. As the name suggests, “The Basket Tree,” or ‘...

Ipes House by StudioMK27

DesignComments ⋅ Jul 8, 2012
StudioMK27 was at the helm of the recent Ipes House in São Paulo, Brazil. A decidedly modern look, the Ipes House is an experimentation of sorts using exposed concrete. Intended to project the view of a “floating box,” the home’s bo...