Ben Patio

Overflow funnel at Silent Valley Reservoir, Mourne mountains Co. Antrim.

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WAÏF: When architecture is just perfect

Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural de España

Fernando Higueras (1930-2008) and Antonio Miró (1931-2011)

Madrid, 1960-1990


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Can concrete be cozy? You decide.This brutalist cabin Is the ultimate summer architecture destination.

Cabins are the perfect summer retreat, whether in the lush green mountain pastures of Vermont or the deep woods of Minnesota. Their iconic shape and log-based architecture have become synonymous with the American Dream of one day owning an independent little homestead in the wild. We’ve all seen this classic wilderness imagery on maple syrup bottles, in children’s toys, even in cartoons….

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The Olivetti Showroom by Carlos Scapa, Venice 1957

The Olivetti Showroom by Carlo Scarpa has recently come full circle. In the late 1950s Adriano Olivetti commissioned Scarpa to design a display space for his Olivetti products. The resulting Olivetti Showroom was a beautiful space used for decades by Olivetti before changing owners. In April of 2011 Scarpa’s Olivetti Showroom re-emerged once again as the display space for Olivetti products. Though this time Scarpa’s design of the space is what is truly on display. 

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House for architects and artists, AFGH, 2002-03


Katharina Roters: Hungarian Cubes

The Magyar Kocka, or Hungarian Cube, is a standardized type of residential house in Hungary that dates back to the 1920s. It was designed as a radically functional single-family home for Budapest’s suburbs and housing projects, but it became closely identified with the postwar communist era, when many villages were rebuilt with uniform rows of single-family homes, and the Hungarian Cube—often renamed the Kádár Kocka, after Hungary’s communist president, János Kádár, became ubiquitous.

In Hungarian Cubes, German-Hungarian artist Katharina Roters explores the one aspect of the Magyar Kocka that could be individualized: the ornamental decorations on their facades. Roters strips the houses she photographs of all surplus details, clearing out fences, railings, antennas, road signs, power lines, and the like, which enables the viewer to focus on the ornaments—and to see how they offered a rare opportunity for individualism and even protest under the conformity of the communist system.

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Site Plan for FlaggyShore.

Hatching to define boundaries, fields, lake, sea and shore rocky and sandy.

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House E.1027 by Eileen Gray illustrated by Josephin Ritschel



Josephin Ritschel (Mevameva) is an illustrator living and working in Berlin. We originally knew her thanks to Wrap Magazine that used the illustration below as a cover for issue #3.   Her strong interest in architecture is manifested through pencil drawings in which houses are featured in …

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Rarebook Archive Derry

Project to design a rare-book archive in Derry, Northern Ireland.

The brief required accommodating a collection of religious books for a local church. Books ranged in size up to five feet tall.

The program had to accommodate the storage and study of these books.

Response was to avoid use of artificial light. The human eye can adapt to read in a 400 lux of light.

From this a tall central space, which is lit with natural light from the roof carries light to the reading table.