wooden houses

Handbuilt houses of the Pacific coast

February 10, 2009

Handbuilt houses of the Pacific coast

Sometimes after seeing too many chichi, precious, and citified houses, too much shiny, overproduced design, and everything just starts to look too estranged from the materials it was made from, as an antidote I go look at pictures of handbuilt houses.

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Terunobu Fujimori, Japanese architecture historian turned architect

February 7, 2009

Terunobu Fujimori, Japanese architecture historian turned architect

Terunobu Fujimori has been called the world’s only “surreal architect.” Obviously this is false, but there is a fantastical quality about his work that isn’t typical among architects, even when they’re trying for the new, strange or sci-fi.

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Final Wooden House by Sou Fujimoto

January 18, 2009

Final Wooden House by Sou Fujimoto

This is one of the most beautiful buildings I’ve ever seen. It is the “Final Wooden House” by Sou Fujimoto, 2008, in Kamamura village in the south of Kyushu. It has just won Best Private Home award in the Wallpaper Design Awards 2009 and is probably on every design blog this week.

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