On the stunning West Coast of Iceland is a unique home unlike any other. This converted barn is a beautiful blend of architecture, art, and family history, created by the talented artist Gudrun Kristjansdottir and her husband Ævar Kristjánsson, a well-known broadcaster. The story of this home begins with a
"They were small homes, small cheap houses for people - returned soldiers and their families or whoever that were looking for something perhaps a little more creative." - Doug Evans Rice House is a unique mid-century home designed by Australian architect Kevin Borland that might just take your breath away.
"How could this happen? Even then, Krefeld was provincial. How did this collaboration happen here with an architect of this calibre?" CHRISTIANE LANGE, ART HISTORIAN Imagine your neighbours laughing with pity because you had the poor taste to be living in a house designed by Mies van der Rohe: "They
Poverty and hunger were unwelcome companions in the post-war childhood of Pritzker Prize winner Rem Koolhaas, star of this weeks film. Born in Rotterdam, 1944, the aftermath of the second world war left a lasting impression on Koolhaas. "The situation after the war was chaotic, but the tropics were even
The contemporary vibe of the Teopanzolco Cultural Center in Mexico City brings new life to neighbouring Aztec ruins. "The challenge was producing a dialogue with this archaeological site, without competing with it," reflects Abel Perles, one of the four partners at Productora. Architect Isaac Broid collaborated with Productora to design
Scarcity. Population density. Disaster recovery. Many of our cities are facing these problems. Meet the Mexican architects building solutions for the City of Tomorrow. Dive into contemporary Mexican design that seeks to build in harmony with pre-Hispanic history. Come on a journey to discover design secrets within the urban fabric
Jacinda Rogers, editor at ArchitectureNow has put together a creative Kiwi curation for your viewing pleasure this weekend! Architecture Now is an online resource providing insightful coverage of New Zealand architecture. With a passion for sustainable design, Jacinda has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture as well as extreme writing prowess
Rob is the founding director of Casey Brown Architecture and (lucky us!) he appears in several films exclusive to Shelter. His practice has won numerous awards including the AIA Lachlan Macquarie and Francis Greenway Award, the Canberra Medallion, the RIBA World Wide Award for Architecture, the Chicago Athenaeum and European
Before we soar into the controversial world of Starchitects next week we're exploring the lives of everyday homeowners with Irish architect Dermot Bannon with four seasons of Room to Improve. For many years, every Sunday night, households in Ireland have gathered to watch the latest episode of Room to Improve.
An eerie sense of both the past and the future resides at 𝐋𝐚 𝐂𝐮𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐚. Designed by architect 𝐃𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐧𝐢 for a famous director and his actress lover in the late 1960s, this architectural wonder was never lived in as intended - with the inhabitants going their separate ways. Unfulfilled dreams fuel the charged atmosphere