Casa de Condestable, Navarra, Spain by Tabuenca & Leache Arquitectos
This was a project to restore an old sixteenth-century palatial mansion, which was in ruins and had undergone major renovations and alterations over time, particularly during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Through an extensive cleaning and restoration process, the building´s original appearance and size resurfaced, exposing the old wood-paneled ceilings that were hidden behind false ones throughout all of the rooms.
An Architectural Abstraction, World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago, Ill, 1933.
… via LACMA
Museum for Russian Revolutionary Art by Simon Ungers
The rendering is done by Sophia Ungers and the model is made of MDF with the dimension of 60 x 90 x 160 cm.
Kazuo Shinohara (April 2, 1925 – July 15, 2006) was a highly influential Japanese architect who formed what is now widely known as the “Shinohara School”, which has been linked to the works of Toyo Ito, Kazunari Sakamoto and Itsuko Hasegawa. As architectural critic Thomas Daniell put it, “A key figure who explicitly rejected Western influences yet appears on almost every branch of the family tree of contemporary Japanese architecture… is Kazuo Shinohara… His effects on the discipline as a theorist, designer and teacher have been immense.”
Adolf Loos, Tristan Tzara House, Paris, (1926)
The modern-style house was built in 1926 by Austrian architect Adolf Loos for the poet & writer Tristan Tzara - opportunist, radical artist, activist, founder of the Cabaret Voltaire, enemy of the Surrealists, Romanian, and the founding father of Dadaism – and his wife, the painter, Knitson. The rigidly functionalist Maison Tristan Tzara, built in Montmartre, was designed following Tzara’s specific requirements and decorated with samples of African art. It was Loos’ only major contribution in his Parisian years.
"The inner complexity of the plan was a topical Loosian solution for a difficult site. The complexity had its wit, as did the strangely highly-abstracted anthropomorphism of the facade, or the use of the commonplace Parisian industrial detailing in the lower floors, the shape of the lower niche, again the inversion of his favorite English bay-window. It is a configuration not unlike Le Corbusier’s exactly contemporary villa at Garches for Leo Stein: a blank facade, sparsely pierced to the street, and an open, glazed frame towards the terraces and gardens at the back. But Loos’s complexity always remains hard, the spaces are never moulded, never the plastic, shaped interiors which Corbusier made them."
The Furnas Monitoring and Investigation Centre by Aires Mateus Associados.
Photos by Fernando Guerra.