Posts Tagged ‘Architecture’

Buildings in the Ground.

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Roofs

Two Toronto designers came up with a new approach to public benches for the Cleveland Public Library. About the project:

Watership Down creates a scenario where five houses are frozen for a moment in a process of complete submersion into the ground of the Eastman Garden. Placed throughout the Garden, the gables of these houses project out of the earth at various angles. These create focal points of interest within the garden and become follies to climb, sit and rest upon.

Essentially, what that means is: “We built a new skate spot”.

View more here.

Live in This.

Friday, August 27th, 2010

guilford-cottage-living-room

If you are in the mood to look at houses I’ll probably never live in, you should start with this slideshow on Dwell.

Also, have a look at this barn-to-micro-house transformation.

barn-before

Ontario Place.

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Rather excited about this new Ontario Place redesign The Globe and The Star have been writing about . . .

Like most people my age who grew up in, or in my case down the QEW from, Toronto, Ontario Place is responsible for more than a few great childhood memories.

The first time I saw the the Cinesphere, it looked like the future — of course, at the time I had no idea it was built in the 60′s, which was very much in the past.

Hopefully something cool happens there.

EuroSports

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Paris Sports Complex

If I was a kid living in Paris who was into sports, this kind of place would get me stoked to shoot baskets.  Link