just released: Frank Lloyd Wright Lego Architecture Collection

Architect Adam Reed Tucker has collaborated with The LEGO Group and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to release the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection (part of the LEGO Architecture series), coinciding with his exhibition ‘From Within Outward‘ at the Guggenheim Museum New York.

Adam Reed Tucker is a LEGO enthusiast and founder of Brickstructures, Inc., which is a privately held company established to promote the use of LEGO Bricks in relation to Architecture.

The LEGO Architecture series was officially introduced in 2008 with two iconic American buildings, the Sears Tower and the John Hancock Center, closely followed by the Empire State Building and the Seattle Space Needle in 2009. Continue Reading

Wilkinson Residence by Rover Harvey Oshatz

‘Located on a flag lot, a steep sloping grade provided the opportunity to bring the main level of the house into the tree canopy to evoke the feeling of being in a tree house.

A lover of music, the client wanted a house that not only became part of the natural landscape but also addressed the flow of music. This house evades the mechanics of the camera; it is difficult to capture the way the interior space flows seamlessly through to the exterior. One must actually stroll through the house to grasp its complexities and its connection to the exterior. One example is a natural wood ceiling, floating on curved laminated wood beams, passing through a generous glass wall which wraps around the main living room.’

More pictures: www.oshatz.com.

‘Screen Glare’

Screen Glare

‘This patented sun hood enables you to open and close your laptop while the folded hood remains attached to the back of the lid.
The universal model #LAPTOP-UNV fits virtually all 10-to-17 inch laptop computers.’

More: www.compushade.com.

‘SeeYou’ by Ivanka and Kucsera/ Maurer

Hungarian concrete producer Ivanka together with designers Akos Maurer Klimes and Peter Kucsera have created ‘SeeYou‘ – a headstone made out of poured concrete.

‘SeeYou’, it’s about re-engaging with the original idea of cemeteries.’

‘Design, that regards for the phenomena of nature to be involved creates an intaraction, and the look of the object changes in time. The water in it reflects the outer world, the mossing gives a beautiful appearance even if nobody cares. The tomb is not only a connection of the departed and the bereaved, but help families in togetherness.’

contemporary architecture in painting

‘Renaissance artist used images of “contemporary” architecture as background of their painting.

How could a Renaissance artist react to our cities build in the name of economic benefit and rationality?

This is a possible interpretation…’

More: www.serraglia.com.