Ahmedabad is not really a typical place on the list when visiting India, we have only seen a spattering of other ‘visitors’ to the city since our arrival. Around every corner I have been coming across an array of cast concrete ornamentation on buildings new and old which has been an unexpected bonus for this visit. We came here for the kite festival but have already had two very full and fascinating days prior to it even starting.
High & Over is widely considered to be the first and finest house to be built in the Modern style in Britain. Designed in 1929 by Amyas Connell (who later became part of the pioneering architectural practice Connell, Ward & Lucas), the Grade II* listed house is being offered for sale in its entirety for the first time since it was divided into two properties in 1962.
For Sale at www.themodernhouse.net
This house by Jeffrey James is located on a residential road in East Dulwich, and was completed in 2006. It is a spacious and characterful home that fills with light.
Using the framework of an existing 1920s house, James has fashioned a spectacular Modernist structure that has been described by the The Architects’ Journal as “radical” and “exceptional”. Externally, the design clearly echoes the early Modernism of Le Corbusier and the Bauhaus architects, yet internally the large, open-plan spaces are more in tune with contemporary life.
Via The Modern House
This live/work penthouse apartment forms part of the former BBC studios in Shepherd’s Bush. It was designed in the 1990s by Jonathan Tuckey and Francois Girardin, and was Tuckey’s first project after leaving the practice of David Chipperfield.
Louis Kahn’s Salk Institute is a stunning set of buildings. I hope I get a chance to visit one day …
via Glimpse Exposure & Akspang
Waterfall Bay House is a spectacular wooden residence designed by Pete Bossley Architects
via Fresh Home
I absolutely adore this house by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB.
Located in Vastra Karup, Sweden, the Wingardhs Mill House is a specifically designed home which is based around swedish sauna and bathing rituals. The home is fairly small but boasts all the basic necessities, an indoor sauna and is set in a beautiful garden.
Photos by Lindman & James Silverman
Cooper Residence Orleans, Massachusetts
The architecture practice Tham & Videgård have a beautiful approach to summer houses and private residences championing the use of cladding materials in innovative ways. The geometry of the building has been dictated by the rocks on the site and the glazed areas have been oriented to maximise solar gain while shielding the outdoor areas from the prevailing winds.
Photos: Åke E’son Lindman
Since I never had a formal structural design education I am always fascinated by other firms’ approaches. It is rare to see such a detailed design process disclosed, so I was relishing the sight of concept through to near completion shown on Allied Works Architecture’s website.
Photos Jeremy Bittermann
A couple of photos from Central St Martins Architecture degree show.
Sadly I did not take notes of the students names, but if anyone knows whose work this is please let me know so I can credit.
Central St Martins : Architecture : Spaces & Objects 2011
Some places I passed while visiting my friend near the South Bank …
Avanto Architects was established in 2004 by Ville Hara and Anu Puustinen as they won an open competition for a cemetery chapel. The office currently works on projects of varying scale for public communities, private companies and private customers.