1. Abstract Maps

    Toronto-based artistJazzberry Blue created this series of abstract maps portraying the world’s most famous cities: Los Angeles, London, Milan, and more. The self-taught traveling artist uses a combination of bold color palettes and geometric figures to give each map an abstract flare of its own.
    From the organized city blocks of New York, to the chaotic streets of London, every print perfectly captures the essence each city.

    Via Domus

     
  2. Bow house

    Melbourne

    By Edwards Moore

    via dezeen

     
  3. MUMMERS THEATER (THE STAGE CENTER THEATER) 

    OKLAHOMA CITY

    By John M Johansen

    John M Johansen ushered in a new era of architecture in 1970 in Oklahoma City with his radical Mummer’s Theatre (later known as the Stage Center). Johansen, who received the prestigious American Institute of Architects Honors Award for his design, incorporated two major influences in his design - brutalism and systems theory - to create one of his most successful projects. “My purpose was to excite, intrigue, tempt, and entrap. In the Mummers Theater, theater goers are drawn into a building as stage set and feel themselves actors among professionals on the stage itself, in a total, combined performance. As I like to make the analogy, such buildings are like artful, subtle women who, offering love, do not give themselves, but ask to be taken.”  -  John M Johansen FAIA

    THE FINAL ACT

    July 2014 - The Mummer (Stage Center) Theater is in the process of being destroyed. Architects throughout the world, architectural historians, students of architecture, countless lovers of the avant-garde building, and even Frank Gehry - who spoke out about the importance of protecting and preserving the building and how it influenced his own career - could not stop the arrogant destruction of his historic, iconic American building.

    (see the video)

    Read more: johnmjohansen

    Photos: abandonedok

     
  4. House in Aroeira

    Due to the absence of fences, the hexagonal shape of the plot is not clear and the ground blends with the surrounding pinewoods. The house occupies the maximal area of construction, concentric to the six-sided plot. Disposed round a courtyard to which every space converges, its peculiar form finds a precise boundary in the outline of the canopy. Service areas provide geometry and stability to the main spaces.

    By Aires Mateus

    Photos by FG+SG

     
  5. Townhouse

    Landskrona • Sweden

    By Elding Oscarson Architect

    via Archdaily

     
  6. Carabanchel Housing

    Madrid • Spain

    Despite the guidelines drawn on the plots, places need to express their own personality, to arise naturally, to construct themselves. And concretely this one is aligned against a green area, against the concatenation of public spaces that link the old Carabanchel district with its forest through the new neighborhood.

    By Dosmasuno Arquitectos

    via re-thinkingthefuture

     
  7. Burano (Venezia)

    By Gerhard Fuhs

     
  8. Dragon Court Village

    Aichi • Japan

    This project is a rental row house comprised of nine units that is constructed in a residential suburb. The project demanded two parking spaces for each unit, creating a condition in which half of the entire site is covered by parking areas and driveways. We tried to create a low density residence that opens to the surrounding area and environment by creating shared margins between the neighboring units.

    (read more archdaily)

    By Eureka

     
  9. Edifício sobre a Água

    Álvaro Siza + Carlos Castanheira

    Huai’an • Jiangsu • China 

    via Archdaily Brasil

     
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