Takasugi-an ( too-high tea house), a tea house in Chino, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Architect: Terunobu Fujimori
Vienna architects Delugan Meissl have completed work on the new Porsche Museum in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany. The museum opens January 31, 2009. The museum will house around 80 chronologically-arranged vehicle exhibits and will be routinely replaced by other historical Porsches, as the majority of the exhibits can be driven on the road. The company’s production and […]
Another USA financial crisis casualty. This bit of news not about Joe the plumber. On the contrary, it’s an example of the very wealthy feeling it. Make you feel better? Probably not. Architect Santiago Calatrava is in the news suing the developer of the Chicago Spire. Mary Ellen Podmolik and Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune reporters […]
Paris council has unveiled plans for a 50-story glass pyramid after voting to drop a ban on high-rise buildings. Proposals for the Project Triangle, designed by Swiss architecture practice Herzog & de Meuron who designed the Olympic stadium in Beijing. The tower will have offices, a conference center, 400-bedroom hotel and restaurants and cafes. It […]
The Mies Van Der Rohe’s Farnsworth House sets on five – foot – high risers. On 9/14 it was under water. The Fox River near Chicago has risen two feet above that. The director of the historic site says “It’s gut – wrenching. You have to come to terms with the fact that Mother Nature […]
stairs are both clever and beautiful.