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NEO Bankside

Another nominee for the Stirling Prize 2015. After the new School of Architecture in Greenwich I went to South Bank (one of my favourite London’s districts) to have a look at the NEO Bankside complex which is located right beside the Tate Modern art gallery on the southern edge of the Thames. This is certainly not … Continue reading

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A new Architecture School in Greenwich

Talking about the Stirling Prize again, I opted, as first building to be seen, for the new Architecture School for the University of Greenwich, in London, designed by the Irish firm Heneghan Peng Architects. << They designed even the Giant’s Causeway visitor’s centre in Northen Ireland where there’s the best landscape I’ve seen so far. Some pictures … Continue reading

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RIBA Stirling Prize 2015

Interested by the RIBA Stirling Prize, topic that I touched on talking about the Peckham Library, I started to have a look at the 2015 shortlist and since most of the candidate buildings are in London or nearby I decided that my current mission is to visit all of them. That’s the only way I can judge … Continue reading

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Peckham Library: a pioneer of social architecture

Quick trip to Peckham, a district in south-east London, just to have a look at the local library. Is it weird? Maybe…but I’ve heard about this building at University and now that I live in London I thought that it deserved a visit, even because we are talking about a Stirling Prize winner (in 2000), the Oscar … Continue reading

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A day in Herne Bay |UK|

Let’s go to another nice seafront in Kent, really close to Whitstable and Canterbury. Here it is, Herne Bay. Perfect place for a day trip where you can just walk along the coast and find nice cafès, pubs, fish&chips bars, ice-cream kiosks and a pier of course. As usual for the typical British seaside lots of pastel coloured … Continue reading

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This is the first Serpentine Pavilion I’ve seen in 15 years of its history, in fact every summer a new temporary one is built in Kensington Gardens. Every year, since 2000, the Serpentine Commission gives the chance to an international renowned studio to design their first built structure in England. This year the Pavillon is designed by the Spanish … Continue reading

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Finally the first Sunday spent at the British seaside, thanks to the lovely summery weather. As you can see from the pictures it doesn’t even seems to be in England. The beach isn’t sandy so be prepared with proper shoes since you will walk on a pebbled and muddy ground. Of course don’t even think about … Continue reading

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Lines of light – HYLA Architects: no boundaries between interior and exterior

This terrace house with attic located in New York is an example of a beautiful residential project designed by HYLA Architecs.An entire side of the house fronts the street so in order to preserve the privacy but still allowing light and ventilation, a slatted timber screen covers the entire side elevation. At the front, an outdoor terrace … Continue reading

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The man behind Kikkoman soy sauce

Died at age 85, Kenji Ekuan, the inventor of the iconic bottle of soy sauce. The funnel shape and the red cap, now internationally recognized, were designed for the first time by Kenji Ekuan for the company Kikkoman. Ekuan had designed the cap with the two holes on the sides for Kikkoman in 1961. He explained … Continue reading

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Vipp Shelter: a livable industrial object

This minimalist and compact shelter is a prefab designed and built in Copenhagen by the Danish Vipp studio. With an area of 55 square meters and its transparent walls this shelter is perfectly integrated into the landscape and it offers stunning views that immediately puts the occupants in direct contact with nature. The house is designed … Continue reading

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Hiroshima Hut: metallic mesh and acrylic walls

A completely transparent house situated in a rural Japanese area: this is the Hiroshima Hut by Suppose Design Office. As you can see the house is made by see-through walls to promote the maximum interaction between the residents and nature. Both the interior and exterior walls are transparent: the architects chose curves of metal mesh to divide the interior … Continue reading

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Outdoor relaxing bathrooms

Who wouldn’t love to have one of these outdoor bathrooms? Whoever enjoys nature would like to add some nature elements in the interior design of his house or… why don’t we take a shower in the backyard!? Surrounded by palms and exotic plants, stone or bamboo canes walls or maybe you prefer a more relaxed, … Continue reading

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A Starbucks coffee by Kengo Kuma

In the new Starbucks café near Fukuoka designed by Kengo Kuma the interior set up is a mixture of recalls from the Japanese architecture and the spatial concept of a cave. The supporting structure disappears and just a very thin frame is visible from the ouside in order to completely focus on the interiors. Kengo Kuma used a woven wooden structure … Continue reading

Le facciate principali con sporgenze e rientranze sono in legno ed hanno bucature che riprendono la sagoma d’inviluppo; i prospetti laterali sono invece in mattoni che da terra salgono fin sopra la copertura. Si è progettato con pochi semplici elementi al fine di coniugare esigenze economiche con valori di natura architettonica.

CEBRA Architects – A place like home

The Children’s Home is a pioneering project by CEBRA architects and built in Kerteminde, a small Danish community. It is a reception center open 24 hours a day and it is destined to accommodate children from homeless families. The structure is designed as a set of separated volumes so they have their own functional independence but they still … Continue reading

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Carlos Alejandro Ciravegna – Five houses suspended over a rocky hill

Today we have 5 houses designed by Carlos Alejandro Ciravegna, each house splits in two wings, suspended mid-air, in order to look for the best light and views from the hill in which leans. These houses are in Cordoba, Argentina, and all of them are lined in order to follow the topography of the site. All five residences are accessed separately via a … Continue reading


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