The Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum is the new central library of Humboldt University, located on the famous old boulevard Unter den Linden, near Museum Island and Brandenburg Gate. It’s the biggest freehand library in Germany and contains 2 million books, all of them public accessible and not in closed depots. Berlin-based Swiss architect Max Dudler won the competition, in which 277 architects participated, with a typical ‘Berlin style’ rationalist building. (Source)
With a mission to promote and celebrate Architecture and with a greater hope to make it accessible to a wider public, the ”Lively Architecture Festival” came back with force for the sixth consecutive year in the city of Montpelier in the South of France. Being a must see event in the summer calendar FAV festival (Festival des Architectures Vives) transformed Montpelier during the course of five days into a creative hub with 11 Architectural teams responding to this year theme: “The Encounter”
This installation, “Will” by Univseritie D’AALTO was a textile sculpture in the middle of a courtyard. (via Yatzer)
Como esta en Las Vegas un toque del brillo y la luz distintiva de la ciudad tenía que tener.
From the 1970 book Living Architecture by Andreas Volwahsen.
Escape from Barcelona.
Credit: Jan Geerk.
Cuando sueño sobre cómo será mi futuro (una familia, una casa, mi pareja, un país) puedo llegar a imaginar las cosas más raras e impesables (generalmente imposibles de concretar). Pero como para soñar (todavía) no hay que pagar, lo hago todos los días, sin límites :).
Leyendo Tea for Joy, me crucé con este artículo publicado en el día de San Patricio. La escritora decidió mostrar 3 ejemplos de casas de estilo georgiano recicladas (uno de mis favoritos). Dos casas y una casa de granja. Soooo English! I mean, ssooo IRISH!
Cuando sueño cómo sería mi casa, cuando tenga muuuucha plata y viva tal vez en Irlanda quiero que sea como esta. Bueno, las 3 casas en una (aclaré antes de que mis sueños eran imposibles, no?):
Hello! Jane here from the blog Ill Seen, Ill Said. I’m a Dubliner, currently living in Toronto, Canada. When Lynne asked me to blog something for St Patrick’s Day, I thought a post about Irish homes would be perfect. Now, I know some of you are probably imagining twee little thatched, white-washed cottages. I’m afraid I’m going to disappoint on that score. Georgian architecture is very much my Irish reality, whether in the form of farmhomes, city townhouses or grand demesnes. Here are three of my favourite examples:
This farmhouse was featured in World of Interiors and is located in Co. Cork. There’s nothing hugely dramatic about it, you could nearly call it utilitarian; almost Shaker-meets-Georgian. The most dramatic room is probably the kitchen, which has been left in the state it was found, with the walls simply washed down. I love the idea of leaving one room in a renovation a little raw. I think this may be one of my favourite homes featured in any magazine ever.
All images scanned from World of Interiors, March 2007
“Country Fare” photographed by Lois Crighton
You may recognize this townhouse from Toast’s catalogue and movie from last season. This Georgian period house is located on Henrietta St on the northside of Dublin city centre. The street was originally laid out in 1729 and the houses are big by standards of the time, four or five bay wide. The residents were equally grand, including some of the wealthiest aristocratic families of Ireland.
Images from Romantic Irish Homes by Robert O’Byrne, with photography by Simon Brown, published by CICO Books
These pictures were taken of Bonnettstown by Andrew Bush between 1979 and 1982. Bonnettstown was built in built in 1737 and is located in Co. Kilkenny. As a family we used to visit old grand houses like Lissadell, Russborough and Powerscourt. This style of ruined grandeur is buried very deeply in my consciousness. I respond to it immediately. I know its smells and textures. And it’s a part of home that I often miss.
Happy St Patrick’s Day, Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig!
Constructed loft living space of Jim Dreitlein, Justin Smith, Serban Ionescu, Narek Gevorgian and Eric Juron
“We’ve been here since August first, but we didn’t sleep inside the structure until it was complete, which was in December of 2009. It felt like a strange ritual to sleep outside of it, surrounding it…”
See more images & read more about the Architect’s home in this month’s issue of Working Class Magazine!