Tagged: Architecture

Arcosanti

Arcosanti

From Ville Radieuse to Bucky Fuller’s Dymaxion world, architecture has never been short on grand utopian ideas. But unlike most, which live on in only notebook pages, renderings and speculative writings, Paolo Soleri’s Arcosanti is a living, growing city unto itself. At the end of an unassuming, washboarded dirt road off I-17 halfway between Flagstaff […]

Design: Contemporary Architecture of Denmark

Design: Contemporary Architecture of Denmark

Denmark. To begin, I should mention that I’ve yet to visit this seemingly wonderful place. After hearing so many positive things about it, I simply can’t wait to step foot there. Aside from the obvious reasons that make Denmark a great country, it’s capital city, Copenhagen, seems to be the crème de la crème of global […]

Introducing: Harper Ave

Introducing: Harper Ave

Based in Los Angeles, Harper Ave. creates simple, sleek, and always appropriate bags, suitable to accompany you from day to night, studio to farmer’s market, desk to disco, airport to art show – everywhere & anywhere! Each backpack is named after an architect or artist whose work inspired its particular colors and textures, giving each […]

Ettore Sottsass and the Memphis Group

Ettore Sottsass and the Memphis Group

Ettore Sottsass was an Italian architect and designer that through his work helped to make the world both a more functional and a more beautiful place in the late 20th century. From office furniture to glass and jewelry, he stamped his name on both consumerist products and experimental collaborations. Read on to learn how architecture and […]

George Nelson’s Kirkpatrick House

George Nelson’s Kirkpatrick House

The Kirkpatrick House, designed in the mid-1950s by George Nelson, is located in southwest Kalamazoo, Michigan on a wooded lot set back from the street. The modernist designer and architect designed the stunning home in collaboration with Gordon Chadwick, a former apprentice of the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright. Built for Sally and James Kirkpatrick, friends of Nelson’s wife, […]

(Fos)

(Fos)

We can’t get enough of this exterior space created by multidisciplinary design team (fos) for a restaurant facade in Madrid. Meaning light in Greek and melted in Catalan, (fos) in this project has been represented by a skin that covers both vertical and horizontal surfaces. “The protected facade of the vegan restaurant Rayen at Lope de Vega street in […]

World’s Fair: Columbian Exposition

World’s Fair: Columbian Exposition

On May 1, 1893, the World’s Fair was held in Chicago, Illinois, celebrating the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the New World in 1492. The iconic event had a profound effect on architecture, the arts, industry, and the city of Chicago, which bested New York City, Washington, DC, and St. Louis for the […]

29 Square Meters

29 Square Meters

29 Square Meters is just that. – 29 square meters of apartment in Wroclaw, Poland. The tiny home maximizes space with the addition of a “semi-mezzanine,” or a sort-of lofted and rather spacious sleeping space above the hallway. The rest of the apartment is left with an open floor plan, and even given “door to nowhere” […]

For the Love of Alessandro Mendini

For the Love of Alessandro Mendini

Instead of the title of “designer,” Alessandro Mendini should be given the title of investigative designer, for what he discovered and revealed easily made him one of the most influential designers of our time. With several international awards under his belt (the Compasso d’oro in 1979 and ’82 as well as an honorary title from […]

Stockholm Furniture Fair: The Nendo Lounge

Stockholm Furniture Fair: The Nendo Lounge

For the past ten years, the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair has invited a guest designer to create a lounge space at the entry of the fair. This year, Oki Sato, the chief designer and founder of Japan-based Nendo was chosen. Mr. Sato’s installation, called Snow-capped Mountains, was meant to give the impression of floating high in the clouds […]

Stockholm Furniture Fair: Gert Wingårdh’s Hello

Stockholm Furniture Fair: Gert Wingårdh’s Hello

This week, 5–9 of February, is Stockholm Design Week and the coinciding Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair. Yesterday I spent the day browsing the fair and its more than 750,000 square feet of Nordic furniture and lighting design. Bright colors are “in” and good ‘ol wood hasn’t lost its charm, but nothing made quite the same […]

A Lipstick View of Gothenburg, Sweden

A Lipstick View of Gothenburg, Sweden

I wanted to begin my time posting here at Need Supply Co by introducing you to the city where I live, Gothenburg, Sweden and one of its most iconic landmarks—Skanskaskrapan. Gothenburg, Sweden (Göteborg in Swedish—pronounced “yota-bori”) is the second largest city in Sweden with around 550,000 residents. This historically industrial town was built at the […]

It’s Time You Met Giò Ponti

It’s Time You Met Giò Ponti

It’s hard to believe that most things can be around for 100 years, especially when it comes to design or architecture styles. Take for example Palladian Neo-Classicism, named after the Italian architect Andrea Palladio (1508-1580), which celebrated the beauty of symmetry and had the appreciation to detail. This is the style of architecture that was […]

Borrego Springs Eternal

Borrego Springs Eternal

Recently, Dwell Magazine featured a Southern California home with the tag line reading: “A storied 1980 party house enters a mellower chapter of intimate gatherings filled with canapés, crooners, and cocktails”…needless to say, we were hooked already. Designed by Maurice McKenzie in the early 1980s, the home is now owned by Doug Paton and Stacey […]

CLOG

CLOG

“CLOG slows things down. Each issue explores, from multiple viewpoints and through a variety of means, a single subject particularly relevant to architecture now. Succinctly, on paper, away from the distractions and imperatives of the screen.” We are excited to carry CLOG for just those reasons. We love the fact that it presents opinions and […]

Simple Living

Simple Living

Yes, we know. There are a million photos of similar, gorgeous interiors floating around the internet. It’s nothing new at all. But, then again, when you come across one that you really like, sharing it is the best thing you can do. The following are some shots from Mark Borthwick’s Brooklyn home. It’s hard not […]

Welcome to the Hearst Castle

Welcome to the Hearst Castle

This weekend, at some point after very many Maker’s and Coke, I ended up talking to an older fellow who had traveled up and down the coast of California several times. We attempted to have a somewhat intellectual talk on architecture in that area and the Hearst Castle continually came into view. I had no […]

Living Light

Living Light

I’ve always thought that if you got about 25 of your friends to all go in on a small plot of land in Costa Rica, it really couldn’t cost that much. Build a nice little bungalow out there and live off the land. Well Benjamin Garcia Saxe did just that, except he probably didn’t bring […]

The Swankness

The Swankness

I noticed some small buds on a Dogwood tree this weekend and realized that spring is coming up fast. Imagine walking out onto this deck in Portland, OR. and smelling the spring air. Designed for the Wilkinson family, this house gets my vote. Click for the continuation. >via

Woodsman

Woodsman

I would love to be able to take a weekend gettaway to this house. It was designed by Piet Hein Eek, using locally fallen logs for the exterior shell. The interior is simple and modest, built primarily as a music-study environment. Click for the continuation.

Private Summer in Sweden

Private Summer in Sweden

A few days ago, I was thinking, about how I used to think that people who invested in luxurious summer homes were pretentious snobs that had too much money. However, with the unbearable cold that’s sweeping through the East Coast right now, I now see those summer home owners as pure geniuses. For example, Imagine […]

Live Green

Live Green

This house was designed by Hein-Troy architects to almost blend it to it’s surroundings. The PMS color of the house was matched as closely as possible to the surrounding grass. The interior might be a bit too modern for me, but the exterior shape and composition are super appealing. Click for the continuation.

Underground Switzerland

Underground Switzerland

Check out this amazing earthship house that SeARCH and Christian Muller Architects designed. It uses a bunker style design that allows almost the entire structure to sit within the earth. Click for the continuation and check out how big that bed is at the end. via