Stunning Images of Stone Architecture, Take II: The Best Photos of the Week

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© César Bejar © César Bejar The use of stone is gaining popularity more and more in architectural design. Though it is an ancient construction technique, these days the texture that stone offers to spaces is having an undeniable impact on the many architects incorporating the material into their projects. For this reason, this week we present a second installment of stunning images of stone architecture, including 15 amazing images of this construction system by renowned photographers such as Hannes HenzCésar Bejar, and Erieta Attali.

Hannes Henz

Building in Brione / Wespi de Meuron

© Hannes Henz © Hannes Henz

Erieta Attali

Rodia Stone House / Nikos Smyrlis Architect

© Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali

Hannes Henz

House Renovation In Treia / Wespi de Meuron  

© Hannes Henz © Hannes Henz

Brett Boardman

Stone House / CHROFI

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman

Relja Ivanic

Villa Monja / Enforma Studio

© Relja Ivanic © Relja Ivanic

David Montero

Villa Slow / Laura Alvarez Architecture

© David Montero © David Montero

Randhir Singh

Max Estates Visitors Pavilion / Vir.Mueller Architects

© Randhir Singh
© Hannes Henz
© Erieta Attali
© César Bejar
© Soraia Oliveira
© Hannes Henz
Cortesía de Wespi de Meuron
© Hannes Henz
© César Bejar
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15 Facades That Push Conventional Limits: The Best Photos of the Week

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© Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow New technological developments in construction have given architects great freedom when designing. Innovations in construction materials and their properties allow for the creation of increasingly original and surprising facades. The buildings constructed as a result can even inspire people to travel thousands of kilometers just to see these masterpieces. This week, we present 15 of most ground-breaking facades through photos by prominent photographers such as Paul OttPeter Bennetts and Laurian Ghinitoiu.

TianJin University Research Institute

Liuzhou Suiseki Hall / TianJin University Research Institute

Cortesía de TianJin University Research Institute Cortesía de TianJin University Research Institute

Laurian Ghinitoiu

Bund Finance Centre / Foster + Partners + Heatherwick Studio

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu

Julien Lanoo

Boa Canteen / D’HOUNDT+BAJART Architects & Associates

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo

Peter Bennetts

Cirqua Apartments / BKK Architects

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts

Hiroyuki Oki

FPT University Administrative Building / VTN Architects

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki

Shawn Liu Studio

Tainan Tung-Men Holiness Church /
© Shawn Liu Studio
© David Schreyer
© CreatAR
© Jesús Granada
© Iwan Baan
© Paul Ott
© Jorge Allende
© Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti
Cortesía de Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio
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Zaryadye Park / Diller Scofidio + Renfro

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© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan
  • Architects: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
  • Location: Ulitsa Varvarka, 8с1, Moskva, Russia
  • Landscape And Masterplan Designer: Hargreaves Associates
  • Local Partner, Urban Designer: Citymakers
  • Area: 102000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Iwan Baan, Maria Gonzalez
  • Climate Engineering And Energy Consultant: Transsolar
  • Engineering Consultant: Buro Happold
  • Park Management: Central Park Conservancy
  • Cost Consultant: Directional Logic
  • Lighting: ARUP
  • Native Planting Expert: Arteza
  • Architect And Engineer: MAHPI
  • Contractor: Mosinzhproekt
  • River Overlook: 70 meter length
  • Media Center: 7800 m2
  • Nature Center And Ice Cave: 3100 m2
  • Restaurant: 2300
  • Market: 2100
© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan

Text description provided by the architects. Centrally located steps from St. Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square and the Kremlin, Zaryadye Park sits on a historically charged site saturated by both Russia’s collective past and evolving aspirations. As a historic palimpsest, the 35-acre site has been populated by a Jewish enclave in the 1800’s, as well as the foundations of

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Creative Kitchen Designs and Their Details: The Best Photos of the Week

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© Oliver Smith © Oliver Smith More and more, the kitchen is gaining importance in house design, in many cases serving as the center around which the rest of the spaces unfold. For this reason, this week we present a selection of 15 images of kitchens, from different parts of the world, which allow us to appreciate the variety of configurations, materials, and shapes now used in this important space. Read on to see the images of photographers including BoysPlayNicePeter Bennetts, and Juane Sepulveda

Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners

Pit House / UID Architects

© Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners

Rena Lorenz

House P / Yonder - Architektur Und Design

© Rena Lorenz © Rena Lorenz

BoysPlayNice

Rusty House / OK PLAN ARCHITECTS

© BoysPlayNice © BoysPlayNice

Invy & Eric Ng

Lucky Shophouse / CHANG Architects

© Invy & Eric Ng © Invy & Eric Ng

Toby Scott

Naranga Avenue House / James Russell Architect

© Toby Scott © Toby Scott

Hiroshi Ueda

Nest / UID
© Hiroshi Ueda
Cortesía de NISHIZAWAARCHITECTS
© Adrien Williams
© Juane Sepulveda
© Lisbeth Grosmann
© Peter Bennetts
© Filip Dujardin
© Peter Bennetts
© Kazuyasu Kochi
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Moscow’s Zaryadye Park Sees More Than One Million Visitors in Less Than A Month

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© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan Moscow welcomed its first new park in 50 years with the opening Zaryadye Park in mid-October. Designed by architects Diller Scofidio + RenfroCitymakers and Hargreaves Associates, this new public space has been a big draw for Muscovites, with over a million people visiting in the first weeks since its inauguration. The park has become one of the most important contemporary spaces in Moscow, exhibiting high-quality infrastructure and landscapes, as well as extraordinary views to the Kremlin and the Red Square.
© María González © María González

The project is the result of a competition in 2012 organized by the Strelka Institute of Architecture and Media Design and Sergey Kuznetsov, Chief Architect of Moscow. The winners, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, were selected over contestants including Russian office TPO RESERVE (which came in second place) and Dutch firm MVRDV (who came in third place).

Site Plan Site Plan

Daliya Safiullina, consultant of Strelka

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15 Incredible Photos of Architecture at Nighttime: The Best Photos of the Week

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© Fernando Guerra © Fernando Guerra With Halloween just around the corner, this week we have prepared a special edition of Photos of the Week featuring nighttime images. Undoubtedly, this effect is among the most spectacular and difficult to achieve in architecture photography. Working in the absence of light is not a simple task for photographers, but by playing with the artificial lights in buildings (and, usually, some dramatic HDR effects) it is possible to achieve adequate exposure for incredible results. Below is a selection of 15 images from prominent photographers such as Ketsiree Wongwan, Laurian Ghinitoiu and Philippe Ruault.

Philippe Ruault

Seattle Central Library / OMA + LMN

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault

Virginia Cucchi

Pavilion Ponderosa / Paolo Cucchi Architects

© Virginia Cucchi © Virginia Cucchi

Bitter Bredt

Denver Art Museum / Studio Libeskind

© Bitter Bredt © Bitter Bredt

Laurian Ghinitoiu

TIRPITZ / BIG

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu

Ketsiree Wongwan

Flower Cage House / Anonym

© Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan

© Edward Hendricks
© Fernando Alda
© Beer Singnoi
© Hélène Binet
© Marc Goodwin
© André Pihl
© Iwan Baan
© John Horner
Cortesía de Pure Architect
© Fernando Guerra
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15 Eye-Popping Projects That Don’t Apologize For Using Color: Photos of the Week

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© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo This week, colorful projects are here to steal the show. Few architects have dared to use color in their works, however, when done so the results can be incredible. Here is a selection of 15 images from prominent photographers such as Gregori CiveraJulien Lanoo and Subliminal Image that show us the huge potential of color.

Gregori Civera

Red Wall / Ricardo Bofill

© Gregori Civera © Gregori Civera

Jiang Yong

Lunar Pop-up Store / ///byn

© Jiang Yong © Jiang Yong

Jeremy San

The Green House / K2LD Architects

© Jeremy San © Jeremy San

Imagen Subliminal

Behind The Scenes: Not Only a Car Wash / Lina Toro

© Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal

Wison Tungthunya

10Cal Tower / Supermachine Studio

© Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya

Nicolas Borel

Euronews / Jakob + MacFarlane Architects

© Nicolas Borel © Nicolas Borel

Luke Hayes

Mathematics: The Winton Gallery / Zaha Hadid Architects

© Luke Hayes © Luke Hayes

Iwan Baan

Theatre Agora / UNStudio

© Iwan Baan © Iwan
© Richard Bryant
© Shen Qiang & Daniele Mattioli
© Maria Gonzalez
Cortesía de MVRDV
© Imagen Subliminal
© Gregori Civera
© Julien Lanoo
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Materials That Make Construction Details Protagonists: Photos of the Week

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We love construction details! That's why this week's photos highlight the art of the synthesis of materials and the varied photographic products we can obtain by looking closer. Photographers like Joel FilipeMarie-Françoise Plissart and Adria Goula, give us precise and beautiful exposure to wooden joints, steel structures, concrete details, curtain walls and more.

Shinkenchiku-sha

Nest We Grow / College of Environmental Design UC Berkeley + Kengo Kuma & Associates 

© Shinkenchiku-sha © Shinkenchiku-sha

Josema Cutillas

Pavilion in the Escuelas Trevijano Plaza / Manuel Bouzas Cavada, Manuel Bouzas Barcala and Clara Álvarez Garcí 

© Josema Cutillas © Josema Cutillas

Noel Arraiz

Renaixement / Pink Intruder 

© Noel Arraiz © Noel Arraiz

Filip Dujardin

Refuge II / Wim Goes Architectuur

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin

Ivan Morison

Look! Look! Look! / Studio Morison

© Ivan Morison © Ivan Morison

Karsten Monnerjahn

MyZeil Shopping Mall / Studio Fuksas

© Karsten Monnerjahn © Karsten Monnerjahn

RA-Studio Raimo Ahonen

Finland's Pudasjärvi Campus / Lukkaroinen

© RA-Studio Raimo Ahonen © RA-Studio Raimo Ahonen

© Joel Filipe
© The Black Rabbit
© Marie-Françoise PLISSART
© Adria Goula
© Joel Filipe
© SWANG
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Architecture, Fashion and Performance: Photos of the Week

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The purpose of architectural photography is to show a design in the best possible way, with the artform often characterized by perspective correction and atmospheric lighting. However, few architectural photographers have experimented with other artistic disciplines. Miguel de Guzmán, Paul Vu and Jules Couartou are among those who have challenged the limits of this form of photography, generating an interesting crossover between architecture photography, fashion and performances. In their images, the relationship between space and the user is shown through a scene designed to register an effect on the viewer. The results are images which are full of creativity.

Pilar Castro Evensen

Exploration between architecture, body and clothing

© Pilar Castro Evensen © Pilar Castro Evensen

David Boureau

The Barn / ZIEGLER Antonin architecte

© David Boureau © David Boureau

Jules Couartou

Viking Seaside Summer House / FREAKS Architecture 

© Jules Couartou © Jules Couartou

Paul Vu

ELL / Domaen

© Paul Vu © Paul Vu

Imagen Subliminal

Splash / Manuel Ocaña 

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© Miguel de Guzmán
Courtesy of Gartnerfuglen & Mariana de Delás
© Omar Van de Wyngard
© Neave Bozorgi
© Koji Fuji - Nacasa & Partners Inc
Courtesy of Alberto Kalach
Courtesy of Karli Luik
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Paul Vu
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10 Incredible Exposed Structures: Photos of the Week

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Putting aside finishes, coatings, and cladding to work with exposed structural elements is not an easy task. Faced with this challenge, architects have demonstrated an eagerness to surpass ourselves and to design increasingly creative structures. In portraying this type of project, there are often opportunities for photographers to create incredible and innovative compositions: from geometric patterns, to the use of symmetry and rhythm, to the possibility of focusing on the textures and details of the materials. Here, we present a selection of photographs of impressive structures by renowned photographers such as Iwan Baan, Julien Lanoo and Yao Li, among others.

University of Stuttgart

ICD-ITKE Research Pavilion 2015-16 / ICD-ITKE University of Stuttgart 

© ICD/ITKE University of Stuttgart © ICD/ITKE University of Stuttgart

Yao Li

Da Chang Muslim Cultural Center / Architectural Design & Research Institute of SCUT

© Yao Li © Yao Li

CCDI - Mozhao Studio & Jing Studio

Qingdao Cruise Terminal / CCDI - Mozhao Studio &
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© Iwan Baan
© Eric Dinardi
© Courtesy of CCDI
© Julien Lanoo
© Pierre L'Excellent
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© Haruo Mikami
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Innovative and Beautiful Uses of Brick: The Best Photos of the Week

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It can't be denied that architects love brick. The material is popular both for its warmth and for the diversity of expressions that can be achieved by applying it in a creative way—depending on the arrangement of individual bricks or the combination of bonds, it’s possible to arrive at a result that is both original and attractive. That ingenuity is what photographers like Hiroyuki Oki, Gustavo Sosa Pinilla, and François Brix, among others, have attempted to capture in their photographs. In these images, light is a key element of good composition, allowing the photographers to control the intensity of color and the contrast of masses and voids, as well as enhancing the incredible textures of the brick we love so much.

Gustavo Sosa Pinilla

Experimental Brick Pavilion / Estudio Botteri-Connell

© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla © Gustavo Sosa Pinilla

Photographix

Tropical House Urveel / Design Work Group

© Photographix © Photographix

phxindia

Brick Curtain House
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© Trieu Chien
© Onnis Luque
© François Brix
© Hiroyuki Oki
© Su Shengliang
© Courtesy of Atelier Alter
© Luc Roymans
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Innovative and Beautiful Uses of Brick: The Best Photos of the Week

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It can't be denied that architects love brick. The material is popular both for its warmth and for the diversity of expressions that can be achieved by applying it in a creative way—depending on the arrangement of individual bricks or the combination of bonds, it’s possible to arrive at a result that is both original and attractive. That ingenuity is what photographers like Hiroyuki Oki, Gustavo Sosa Pinilla, and François Brix, among others, have attempted to capture in their photographs. In these images, light is a key element of good composition, allowing the photographers to control the intensity of color and the contrast of masses and voids, as well as enhancing the incredible textures of the brick we love so much.

Gustavo Sosa Pinilla

Experimental Brick Pavilion / Estudio Botteri-Connell

© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla © Gustavo Sosa Pinilla

Photographix

Tropical House Urveel / Design Work Group

© Photographix © Photographix

phxindia

Brick Curtain House
© phxindia
© Trieu Chien
© Onnis Luque
© François Brix
© Hiroyuki Oki
© Su Shengliang
© Courtesy of Atelier Alter
© Luc Roymans
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Our Favorite Nordic Photographers: The Best Photos of The Week

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Often informed by its harsh climate and stunning landscapes, Nordic design, specifically architecture, has a unique relationship with nature. Photographers of Nordic architecture have benefitted from studying this close connection in their photos that experiment with capturing light, innovative materials, and landscape to create a compelling composition. Below is a selection of images of both public and private architecture by prominent photographers such as Pasi Aalto, Bert Leandersson, Mika Huisman and Åke E: Lindman.

Åke E-son Lindman

Juniper House /Murman Arkitekter

© Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman

Pasi Aalto

Fleinvær Refugium / TYIN Tegnestue + Rintala Eggertsson Architects

© Pasi Aalto © Pasi Aalto

Åke E-son Lindman

Ornberget – Spine/Precipice / Petra Gipp Arkitek

© Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman

Bert Leandersson

Karlshamn Cold Bath House / White Arkitekter

© Bert Leandersson © Bert Leandersson

Rasmus Hjortshøj

Frederiksvej Kindergarten / COBE

© Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj

Åke E-son Lindman

Lomma Apartments / FOJAB arkitekter

© Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman

Rasmus Hjortshø

The Silo
© Rasmus Hjortshøj
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In Seasonal Harmony – The Changing Nature of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater

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© <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/method606pix/4175394667'>Flickr user method606pix</a>. Used with permission © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/method606pix/4175394667'>Flickr user method606pix</a>. Used with permission This month marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of acclaimed American architect, visionary, and social critic Frank Lloyd Wright -considered by many to be one of the greatest architects of his time. As a pioneer of the term 'organic architecture', one of his most iconic representative works is Fallingwater, set upon a waterfall in rural Pennsylvania. From its unveiling, the scheme has evoked enduring reflection on the relationship between man, architecture, and most prominently in Frank Lloyd Wright's mind - nature.
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The scheme was completed in 1937, commissioned by merchant Edgar J. Kaufmann and his wife as a weekend home. Foremost in Wright's mind was the intention of integrating the project into the landscape, establishing the scheme as a natural element of the environment.  Volumes that levitate on the water, foundations

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22 Skinny Houses With a Narrow Footprint and a Broad Impact

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Skinny houses have a wider appeal than their footprint would suggest. With cities becoming denser, and land becoming rare and expensive, architects are increasingly challenged to design in urban infill spaces previously overlooked. Although designing within these unusual parameters can be difficult, they often require an individual, sensitive response, which can often lead to innovative, playful, even inspiring results. With that in mind, here are 22 houses with a narrow footprint, and a broad impact.

The Keret House - Jakub Szczesny

© Polish Modern Art Foundation - Bartek Warzecha © Polish Modern Art Foundation - Bartek Warzecha

House in Nada - FujiwaraMuro Architects

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano

skinnySCAR - Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman

Courtesy of Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman Courtesy of Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman

Blemen House - Blemen Architects

© Norihito Yamauchi © Norihito Yamauchi

The White Snake - Space4architecture

© Beatrice Pediconi © Beatrice Pediconi

The Junsei House - Suyama Peterson Deguchi

© Charlie Schuck © Charlie Schuck

Surry Hills House - Benn & Penna Architecture

© Tom Ferguson © Tom Ferguson

Les Tiennes Marcel - Mohamed Omaïs &
© Hey!Cheese
© Hiroyuki Oki
© Matt Clayton
Courtesy of ODOS architects
© Hung Dao
© Kyung Roh
© Makoto Yoshida
© Namsun Lee
© Nic Granleese
© Quang Tran
© Yuko Tada
©  Rene de Wit
© Rory Gardiner
© Shinkenchiku-sha
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12 Inspiring Architectural Projects for Bicycles

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Nowadays bicycles are not only used for sports or as a recreational activity, as more and more people are choosing bicycles as their main means of transportation. Architecture plays a fundamental role in promoting the use of bicycles, as a properly equipped city with safe bicycle lanes, plentiful bicycle parking spots, and open areas to ride freely will encourage people to use their cars much less. Bicycles can play an important role in environmental sustainability and people's quality of life. That's why it is fundamental for cities to position them prominently, as a key promoter of sustainable mobility. Under this model, it seems urgent to encourage the use of bicycles within contemporary cities and consider them when designing and planning. Denmark and the Netherlands are currently the leading countries in architecture for bikes. They are considered a cyclist's paradise because of their excellent infrastructure and architecture, making them a worldwide reference in
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© Jesus Granada
© Helibeeld
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