Artist Uses Recycled Off-Cuts Of Wood To Create An Architectural Sculpture

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Russian artist, Nikolay Polissky, has recently completed the SELPO Pavilion, located in Nikola-Lenivets Park, which contains 28 permanent art works.


SELPO (acronym for The Rural Consumer Association in Russian) is a sculpture which wraps around a soviet standard-typology building, which used to contain the village shop, but has stood as a ruin for the last 10 years, dilapidating more and more with every winter.


Nikolay recycled off-cuts from his previous projects and turned them into a rippling, undulating wooden jacket which transforms the building into something of wonder, at the heart of this typical Russian village.









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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/artist-uses-recycled-off-cuts-of-wood-to-create-an-architectural-sculpture/

Joly House, Bangkok, Thailand

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Stu/D/O Architects beautifully added an installation into the anyway diverse architectural facade of the city.


“Our approach to design projects is to consider the layers of physical and cultural archaeologies at each site to invent new possibilities for the buildings’ function, context, and space, while insist on integrating passive sustainable design in every process.” and these are evident in this house.




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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/joly-house-bangkok-thailand/

The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes

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Monocle book tells us how to turn a house into a home. Both a practical guide and a great source of inspiration, The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes presents the interiors, furniture, and locations you need to know about along with portraits of the people who can make it happen.


The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes celebrates the durable and the meaningful through a collection of homes that tell a story.




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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/the-monocle-guide-to-cosy-homes/

The Mirror Houses by Peter Pichler

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The Mirror Houses are a pair of holiday homes, set in the marvellous surroundings of the South Tyrolean Dolomites, amidst a beautiful scenery of appletrees, just outside the city of Bolzano, Italy. They were designed by architect Peter Pichler.


The Mirror houses offer a unique chance to spend a beautiful vacation surrounded by contemporary architecture of the highest standards and the most astonishing Landscape and beauty nature has to offer.




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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/the-mirror-houses-by-peter-pichler-2/

Beautiful Interior LA Home by Amber Lewis

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Interior designer Amber Lewis recently designed a living space in LA Home, owned by fashion trend forecaster Susan Anderson and her husband – music producer Timmy.






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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/beautiful-interior-la-home-by-amber-lewis/

This Feline-shaped Kindergarten Is The Cat’s Meow

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Introducing young children to a school environment can be a challenge, but one kindergarten in Germany has no trouble getting their students excited for the day. This cat-shaped kindergarten in Karlsruhe, Germany, offers a whimsical playground for the kids, inside and out.


The children who attend Kindergarten Die Katzie (literally “The Cat”) no doubt are thrilled to play and learn in a building shaped like one of their favorite pets. The metal sculpture-cum-building is a joint effort between French artist Tomi Ungerer and architect d’Ayla-Suzan Yöndel, the result of the campaign “Europe Without Borders,” intending to be a symbol of the friendship between the German and French people.


Approaching the building is like walking straight up to a giant feline, paws astride in a Sphinx-like pose, with big round eyes gazing out over the entryway. About a hundred lucky kids attend this school, and each has to pass through the cat’s mouth, almost as if being eaten, to enter the building, but we suspect they aren’t afraid, once they know what awaits inside.


In the belly of the beast, a relatively open floor plan houses a coatroom, classrooms, dining room and kitchen. The inside of the ‘paws’ are play areas for the tots, and the second floor allows kids to peer out of the giant eye-shaped windows. The play on a cat’s anatomy doesn’t end with the interior spaces, though, as the kindergarten also has a green roof, giving the illusion of “fur.”


Perhaps the most exhilarating part of the building’s design can’t even be seen from the street. Behind the cat kindergarten is what you expect to find behind just about any cat: a tail! In this case, the kitty’s tail is a two-story metal slide that protrudes from the upstairs play area and offers a really spectacular exit to a truly unique building.


Via Inhabitots, Walyou, Milk Magazine

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/this-feline-shaped-kindergarten-is-the-cats-meow/

Moon-Shaped Building By Moon Hoon Architects

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Seoul-based architecture studio Moon Hoon designed quirky two-building structure with parallel moon-shaped facades near the Korean city of Ilsan called ‘Two Moon’.


The building inspired by the movie ‘Two Moon Junction‘ and strives to elicit a feeling of free-spiritedness. In addition to the main sphere-shaped cell, the architects added other astronomical motifs, such as circular windows and wall perforations resembling stars.





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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/moon-shaped-building-by-moon-hoon-architects/

Stunning See-through Church Is Made From Stacked Weathered Steel

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Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh of the Gijs Van Vaerenbergh studio designed the thought-provoking project, called ’Reading Between the Lines,’ for Art Museum Z33’s Z-OUT ‘art in the public space’ program. The 10-meter-tall church was built from 100 layers of stacked weathered steel and 2,000 columns of metal.


Erected in 2011, the ‘Reading Between the Lines’ installation is made of 30 tons of weathered steel and is built on a foundation of armed concrete. The horizontally stacked and staggered metal plates create gaps that let visitors see through the walls and into the landscape. Depending on the viewpoint, the giant artwork either takes on the form of a church or appears to dissolve into the landscape.


“The design of the church is based on the architecture of the multitude of churches in the region, but through the use of horizontal plates, the concept of the traditional church is transformed into a transparent object of art,” write the designers. ‘Reading Behind the Lines’ was also created to bring awareness to the increasing number of abandoned churches in the Haspengouw region and the debate over how to handle the historic, but empty buildings.








Via Inhabitat, ArchDaily

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/stunning-see-through-church-is-made-from-stacked-weathered-steel/

TB House, Uberlandia, MG, Brazil by Aguirre Arquitetura

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The 17 m-wide terrace “is a continuation of the living room, stretching the length of the room and allowing for total integration of the ambiences. It serves as a transition area to the garden and swimming pool. The client loves to cook, so the terrace also features a gourmet kitchen block with worktop, cooker, oven, barbecue grill and fridge-freezer that is ideal for get-togethers with family and friends.” – they explained. Overall is beautiful house. Enjoy.





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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/tb-house-uberlandia-mg-brazil-by-aguirre-arquitetura/

Charlotte Perriand Beach House

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Eighty years after its conception, Louis Vuitton builds “La Maison au Bord de l’Eau”, a heavenly hideaway amongst nature with magical views of the sea.





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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/charlotte-perriand-beach-house/