Posts tagged "Selected Works"

Playmaker Showroom    Rome, Italy    (2012)


With the simplicity of Mies (a) and the attitude of Fuksas (b), this unique office / showroom captures the imagination with minimal intervention.

(a) New National Gallery    Berlin, Germany    (1968)

Mies van der Rohe

(b) New Milan Trade Fair    Milan, Italy    (2012)

Studio Fuksas

Milstein Hall    Ithaca, New York    (2011)


The cantilever in architecture has long been a device used to offset and create drama, often through the use of contrasting material (a) and minimal support (b). Here, the cantilever projects to create useful coverage while announcing presence to the passer by.

(a) House 0405    Nicosia, Cyprus    (2010)

Simpraxis Architects

(b) Utriai Residence    Klaipėda, Lithuania    (2006)

Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners

Ecologic Pavilion    Alsace, France    (2012)

Studio 1984

The pavilion stands as a testament to expirimentation and exploration in architecture (a). Here, vernacular typology is utilized to create a modern design statement (b) with a temporal quality (c) that exemplifies sustainability.

 (a) Barcelona Pavilion     Barcelona, Spain    (1929)

Mies van der Rohe

(b) Future Shack    Australia    (2001)

Sean Godsell

(c) Phone Book Shed    Nova Scotia    (2010)

Richard Kroeker Design & Dalhousie University Department of Architecture

Cultural Center    Nevers, France    (2012)

Ateliers O-S architectes

This cultural center is another fine example of architecture as urban asset (a), with sculpted mass (b) making the most of available space. 

(a) TKTS Booth    New York City, New York    (2008)

Perkins Eastman

(b) La Cite Des Affaires    Saint-Etienne, France    (2010)

Manuelle Gautrand Architects

Fast Track    Nikola-Lenivets, Russia    (2012)

Salto AB

Installed over a distruptive railroad, this infrastructural experiment is spectacle and playground (b). While a 51 meter pedestrian trampoline lacks practicality, the project highlights the ability of design to capture the imagination in a playful and interactive manner.

(a) Tiger & Turtle: Magic Mountain     Duisburg, Germany     (2011)

Heike Mutter & Ulrich Genth

(b) Woods of Net Pavilion   Kanagawa, Japan    (2012) 

Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam

Platoon Kunsthalle Berlin    Berlin, Germany     (2012)

Platoon Cultural Development

The architectual project of repurposing shipping containers finds sophistication in the Kunsthalle, allowing materiality to create intrigue (a) while supporting a raw, dynamic space where users are activators (b).

(a) PUMA CityAlicante, Boston, Stockholm     (2008)


(b) Kulturfabrik Kofmehl    Solothurn, Switzerland    (2005)

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Postcard House      Kimberling City, MO     (2011)

Hufft Projects

Here, the integration of design with systems and attention to detail creates a moment of pause that beautifully captures the imagination.

Google Campus     London, England     (2011)

Jump Studios

This renovation project (a) does a lot with little work using a recycled shipping container (b), raw materials and color to create an inspiring office space.

(a) Renovation of an old barn     Charoux, France     (2012)


(b) PUMA City, Shipping Container StoreAlicante, Boston, Stockholm     (2008)


NMIT Arts & Media     Nelson, New Zealand     (2010)

Irving Jack Smith Architects

The design of this arts incubator beautifully highlights structure (a) to create raw, sophisticated space (b) that encourages activation.

(a) Zumbini     Milan, Italy     (2011)


(b) Chatelard      Ferney-Voltaire, France
Clermont Architectes

La Cite Des Affaires     Saint-Etienne, France     (2010)

Manuelle Gautrand Architects

Manuelle Gautand effortlessly sculpts form with color (a), unifying mass with a playful skin of panel and glass (b).

(a) Social Services Center      Móstoles, Spain     (2012)
dosmasuno arquitectos

(b) College of DuPage Technology Education Center  Glen Ellyn, Illinois  (2010)    

DeStefano Partners

Rolling Huts     Mazama, Washington     (2007)

Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects

This mobile cabin effectively plays both actor and stage set (a), while allowing material and detail to develop character (b) rather than form.

(a) Red Guest Houses     Moskovskaya Oblast, Russia     (2004)

Totan Kusembaev

(b) Loblolly House     Taylors Island, Michigan     (2006)

Kieran Timberlake

SACH Legacy Heritage Children’s Home     Holon, Israel     (2011)

Herszage & Sternberg Architects

SACH adds a whimsical quality to the basic housing typology (a) through simple gestures (b), without alienating the role of “home” for children undergoing heart surgery.

(a) Swiss Pavilion     Paris, France     (1932)

Le Corbusier

(b) Anne Frank House Museum     Amsterdam, The Netherlands     (1999)

Benthem Crouwel Architects

Fire Station Building     Mellau, Austria      (2005)

Dietrich l Untertrifaller Architects

This alpine fire station effortlessly responds to programmatic needs and site constraints (a) to create a simple formal expression (b).

(a) Red House     Oslo, Norway     (2002)

 Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Architects MNA

(b) Parish Church of Solace     Cordoba, Spain     (2011)

Vicens + Ramos

Floating Dining Room     Vancouver, British Columbia     (2010)

Goodweather Design & Loki Ocean

This project is a unique spectacle (a) that utilizes sustainable practices (b) to stay afloat.

(a) Badeschiff an der Spree    Treptow, Berlin, Germany     (2004)

AMP arquitectos with Gil Wilk and Susanne Lorenz

(b) Sweater Lodge      Venice, Italy     (2006)

Pechet and Robb Studio

MPA Building     Porto, Portugal     (2011)

Lousinha Arquitectos

The facade pattern diguises contents (a) while depth provides relief in an open context (b).

(a) Maciachini Milan     Milan, Italy     (2010)

Sauerbruch Hutton

(b) Casa Poli     Coliumo Peninsula, Chile     (2005)

Pezo Von Ellrichshausen Architects