Shigeru Ban, an esteemed architect of almost 30 years, has long been recognized for the the boundary-pushing ideas he has applied to residences, corporate buildings and the homes of disaster-relief victims alike — his work being a combination of projects for private clients as well as volunteer efforts for those in times of crisis. Often [...]


Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid’s work was considered so futuristic that for decades much of her work went unrealized. That was then. Now, Hadid’s risen to become one of the world’s elite architects, her buildings among the most famous and critically acclaimed structures on Earth. The upcoming New National Stadium of Japan — the top venue of [...]


You ever see those those fanciful offices in futuristic movies that look like something sprung out of an 8-year-old boy’s dreams, or the CAD blueprints of a wild genius architect? While it may seem hard to believe, some people do actually work in environments like that. Like us here at LIAS who ply our tireless [...]


Do you ever wish you could plant some magic beans and climb up the enchanted stalk to some remote and safe paradise in the sky (one not inhabited by hungry giants?) Rock the Shack, a new book from Gestalten, explores the architecture of such urges labeling them Cabins, Cocoons and Hide-Outs. Over a span of 240 full [...]


For the almost any kid with a spine, having a tree house was the ultimate childhood fantasy. This birth of intrigue for these air-suspended dwellings dates back to ancient civilization, as the tree house’s lore can be chronicled throughout history in every part of the world where trees grew. Whether to keep shelter, or to see the world [...]


24 Aug
Philip Jodidio's 416-page tome of the places in which we consume

Architectural hot spots from around the world — new places to shop, eat and drink — are always exciting to visit because of the products they offer, but often few stop to admire or appreciate the way each establishment is thoughtfully designed and structured. Surely the designers of the buildings in the Architecture Now! Eat [...]


We’ve taken a video tour of John Lautner’s Sheats Goldstein Residence before, one of Los Angeles most famous and iconic architectural gems, but I think Wildfox Swimwear’s 2013 campaign makes a much more powerful aesthetic argument as to why it’s so special. Shot by erstwhile party photographer Mark “The Cobrasnake” Hunter, the campaign keeps it [...]


31 Jul
Taschen's compendium tome of Australian designer/artist's work

Australian born designer Marc Newson takes his ‘industrial artist’ title very seriously. Having designed practical and functional goods such as chairs, cars and planes, he’s also taken his design skills and applied them to an idea that’s well beyond this earth, as he even designed a spaceship. It’s not all grand-scale and limited edition designing [...]

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