Atmos Studio Creates Amazing StairStalk Staircase For HIDE Restaurant In London

Atmos Studio has completed a monumental staircase made from laminated oak that weaves as the centerpiece of the Oliver Dabbous’s recently opened 3-storey HIDE restaurant in Mayfair, London. The stair’s design creates a plant-like structure that grows like an irrepressible life-force from beneath, bursting from the shadows of the basement towards the daylight above.

It twists upwards, spiralling energetically like a corkscrew, steps unfurling seamlessly from the structural stem-like leaves, while further branches similarly delaminate to form a delicate wavy balustrade guiding the guests carefully upwards. “StairStalk” finally unfurls at the 1st floor level, as if reuniting with its vast family of arboreal brethren in Green Park opposite – nestling just beyond the full-height panoramic glazing fronting Piccadilly.

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Engineers And Architects Create A Carbon Neutral Modular Hotel Made From Concrete Pods

Engineers from WSP are working with architects at Innovation Imperative to create a carbon neutral modular hotel made from groups of concrete pods.

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Created by engineering firm WSP’s new in-house design studio and David Ajasa-Adekunle’s architecture practice, the project called Tetra Hotel is currently at proof-of-concept stage.

Each of the futuristic faceted pods, which appear to teeter on a tapered point, would be made from reinforced concrete panels.

According to the engineers the panels would be made from local materials and fabricated onsite, allowing the concept to be released in remote and geographically interesting locations.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/05/engineers-and-architects-create-a-carbon-neutral-modular-hotel-made-from-concrete-pods/

This Cozy Place – Revugia Spa & Wellness Resort Hotel By Lichtecht

The Revugia Spa & Wellness Resort Hotel is a project by Lichtecht GmbH that makes superb use of Forest Pack to create the lush environments that bring to life this wooded cabin retreat. They are planning the construction of a nationwide unique wellness & spa hotel resort in the middle of a forest.

The task of the designers was to show the specificity of this project and to create images as photorealistic as possible. The team (Matthias Arndt / Ronny Mähl / Krzysztof Kuczyński / Ronny Mähl) has given everything and created a unique set of pictures. Images that give the impression that the idea is already reality.

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Brutalist Breuer Building Owned By IKEA Could Become Hotel In Connecticut

IKEA is considering plans to transform a concrete structure by modernist architect Marcel Breuer in New Haven into a hotel, according to reports.

Local newspaper the New Haven Independent reported that the Swedish furniture company, which owns the empty Pirelli Tire Building, is in talks to convert it. The city’s economic development administrator Matthew Nemerson is credited as the source, saying that IKEA has settled on the idea for a hotel after discussing several options for the brutalist structure, including housing and offices.

“IKEA has not announced any new plans for the New Haven Pirelli building,” spokesperson Lethisa Bracy told the Independent. “We do not have any additional updates at this time.”

h/t: dezeen

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Incredible Looking Home Made Entirely From Shipping Containers

Using shipping containers to create unusual and bespoke homes has been done before however it normally involves stacking them on top of each other to create a pretty conventional looking square home. But what London-based designer James Whitaker has done takes things a step further with this amazing desert installation.

The 200-square meter house has all the commodities you’d expect from your typical home including a kitchen, living room and three en-suite bedrooms that fit into multiple shipping containers that have all been linked together.

Designed for a film maker who remains anonymous the residence is called The Joshua Tree Residence and is built on the clients private 90-acre plot in California. With construction to begin next year you can guarantee this is coolest shipping container home around.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/03/incredible-looking-home-made-entirely-from-shipping-containers/

The Instagram Account Sharing The Most Beautiful Libraries In The World


Stadtbibliothek am Mailänderplatz, Stuttgart, Germany

As silent sentinels of the future overflowing with knowledge and information, monumental libraries pair culture and architecture with fascinating results. While the bookworm in all of us daydreams of visiting the endless volumes and sky high shelves of books throughout the world, there’s someone out there doing it: Thomas Guignard. After moving to Canada, the Swiss librarian and photographer has traveled to shoot some of the most beautiful libraries in the world.

More info: Instagram, Flickr (h/t: elledecor)


George Peabody Library, Baltimore MD


Radcliffe Science Library, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, England


Philologische Bibliothek, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany


American Room, Great Library of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Osgoode Hall, Toronto, Canada


Emmanuel College Library, University of Toronto, Canada


TU Delft Library, Netherlands


Stadtbibliothek am Mailänderplatz, Stuttgart, Germany


Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm Zentrum, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.


Toronto Reference Library, Canada


Rolex Learning Centre, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland


Rotunda chandelier, Los Angeles Public Library


Bibliothèque Schœlcher, Fort de France, Martinique, French West Indies.


Scott Library, York University, Toronto.


John P. Robarts library, University of Toronto.


Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, Canada

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/03/the-instagram-account-sharing-the-most-beautiful-libraries-in-the-world/

Paris’ Utopian Village Of Concrete Cabbage

This hypnotic, vegetable utopia might look like it rolled out of a Stanley Kubrick film set, but it was in fact the dream project of French architect Gérard Grandval.

In the wake of WWII, architecture had been about building for many, and building fast, resulting in rather boxy structures. But Grandval had a grander vision, and championed an “organic design” philosophy when drafting plans for the city’s new social housing.

“The flower is my anti-cube,” he said about the site, “everything looked the same back then. Créteil was my chance to do something different.”

Grandval said he actually drew inspiration from Dahlias while drafting up the plans, but that locals “thought the buildings looked like cabbages or cauliflower, so the name stuck” A natural comparison, given that the region was a large producer of the staple French veggie.

It’s true that the utopia didn’t quite work out as planned. The upkeep for the structures was tedious, the apartments had little storage, and the balconies never became sprawling with plant life. In 2008, the government classified the site as a historic landmark. Today, the Créteil Cabbages are seen as a beloved, albeit awkward, testament to the groovy French idealism of the 1970s.

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Bublik – Circular Apartment Building In Moscow Is The Pinnacle Of Brutalism

During the socialist time eastern Europe was a home to many unusual ‘brutalist’ structures, Moscow especially. Communist authorities had to industrialize and expand the cities as soon as possible because of large influx of rural population in capital cities.

Before WWII most of the population across eastern Europe were peasantry living in rural towns, however after the WWII the middle class was born and they had to live somewhere. The Soviet authorities started to build these massive buildings and one of them was the cylindrical apartment building which was constructed in 1972 by Soviet architect Eugene Stamo and engineer Aleksandr Markelov.

This building is located in the district of Ochakovo-Matveevskoe and it is nick-named “Bublic” among the local residents, because it just looks so much like a bagel (Bublik in Russian language). This massive building holds 913 apartments and as far as architects claims, five more similar buildings were supposed to be built before 1980 Summer Olympics.

Five buildings resembling the Olympic sign were intended to be constructed, but as they were too massive it would be hard to associate them with actual Olympic rings. Soviet housing was oriented strictly on practicality and affordability but it turned out these buildings were expensive to maintain so the whole project was abandoned and only two stand to this day.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/01/bublik-circular-apartment-building-moscow-pinnacle-brutalism/

The Tiny Tree House Sits Within A Forest In France

Atelier LAVIT have designed the ORIGIN Tree House for their clients in France who wanted to have a unique cabin.

ORIGIN is an exceptional cabin, a unique and tailor-made project. The architectural challenge for Atelier LAVIT was to create a functional and comfortable hotel room, being faithful to the first inspiration of the project: a bird-nest. The design of the cabin, coupled with the construction techniques, led to a rationalization of the assembly logic of the branches collected by the birds to create their impregnable shelters.

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The Desert House: A Landmark Of American Organic Architecture By Kendrick Bangs Kellogg


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Perched on the slope of a rocky hill in the Californian desert, not far from Joshua Tree National Park, the Desert House by American architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg is hard to categorise. Its impressive exterior form which is impeccably composed and sophisticatedly embedded within its natural surroundings consists of numerous cast-concrete slabs, which seem to cover the interior like the foliage of an otherworldly tree.

Completed in the early 2000‘s after over a decade in the making, the house was commissioned by artist Bev Doolittle and her husband, who were fascinated by Kellogg’s unique aesthetic and gave him a carte blanche for the project.

Born in 1934, Kellogg is considered one of the pioneers of organic architecture in the USA; his idiosyncratic style has been expressed for the most part in private projects, examples being the striking Hoshino Wedding Chapel in Karuizawa, Japan, and the Yen House in La Jolla, California.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2017/12/desert-house-landmark-american-organic-architecture-kendrick-bangs-kellogg/