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Philipp von Matt

A27 – Artist – House Leiko Ikemura . Berlin

Anita Back © PhvM

Philipp von Matt Architect

Number 27 faces the street like every other building, on closer inspection, however, the facade turns out to have just nine windows, almost none of which looks like the others, unusual proportions, inexplicable shifts in scale; attentive observers start to get curious. And if they manage to get past the facade of urban anonymity, they will quickly realize that almost nothing about this building is normal, and nothing at all was left to chance. First, a small, Zeninspired interior courtyard takes up the
Far Eastern influences and unfolds a kind of monastic atmosphere in the middle of the area that is obviously dedicated to Leiko Ikemura’s art. Continue reading Philipp von Matt

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BIG

Pont De Bondy Metro Station . Paris

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BIG

More images revealed of The Gare du Pont de Bondy in Paris designed by BIG in collaboration with Silvio d’Ascia Architecture. Continue reading BIG

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SAUTER VON MOOS

Housing . Studio Basel

SAUTER VON MOOS . Housing Studio . Basel (8)

SAUTER VON MOOS

For the competition Housing Studio Basel on the Bruderholz near Basel we proposed an organically shaped volume, which contained all the required apartments in one solitary gesture. This strategy exploited the unique potential of the large site and underlined its exceptional status in comparison with the surroundings’ small-grained structure. The formal language of the figure was not alien to the district, as it found its legitimization in the organically curved street network designed by Erwin Heman (1912-3). Continue reading SAUTER VON MOOS

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VMX

SODAE House . Amstelveen

© Marcel Van der Burg

VMX Architects . photos: © Marcel Van der Burg . © Jeroen Musch

In a nature area between Amsterdam, Amstelveen and Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, lies an island measuring 1200m2. Here, VMX Architects is designing a 500m2 house. It is the house of the architect. The starting point for the concept was the perception of the landscape, the distant high buildings of the Zuidas business area as well as the view of the aeroplanes travelling to and from the nearby airport. Continue reading VMX