herbst architects constructs K valley house in new zealand


situated on a farm 90 minutes drive from auckland on new zealand’s north island, this residential property has been constructed from largely recycled materials and fittings.

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herbst architects constructs K valley house in new zealand. Originally published on Scouting the World

Sculptor Carves Ornate Architecture Interiors into Small Blocks of Marble and Stone


Matthew Simmonds is a Copenhagen-based artist who carves miniature basilicas, rotundas, pillars, and passages from marble and stone. We first discovered his stunning craftsmanship in 2014 and took note of his masterful art—a combination of the skills he acquired as a professional carver and his continuing interest in sacred stone buildings that dates back to childhood. With care and precision, he uses the conventional commandments of architecture to explore the thematic implications of different sculptural forms.

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Sculptor Carves Ornate Architecture Interiors into Small Blocks of Marble and Stone. Originally published on Scouting the World

Sculptor Carves Ornate Architecture Interiors into Small Blocks of Marble and Stone


Matthew Simmonds is a Copenhagen-based artist who carves miniature basilicas, rotundas, pillars, and passages from marble and stone. We first discovered his stunning craftsmanship in 2014 and took note of his masterful art—a combination of the skills he acquired as a professional carver and his continuing interest in sacred stone buildings that dates back to childhood. With care and precision, he uses the conventional commandments of architecture to explore the thematic implications of different sculptural forms.

Quelle: Sculptor Carves Ornate Architecture Interiors into Small Blocks of Marble and Stone

Sculptor Carves Ornate Architecture Interiors into Small Blocks of Marble and Stone. Originally published on Scouting the World

Optical Glass House

By Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP, Project description:

This house is sited among tall buildings in downtown Hiroshima, overlooking a street with many passing cars and trams. To obtain privacy and tranquility in these surroundings, we placed a garden and optical glass façade on the street side of the house. The garden is visible from all rooms, and the serene soundless scenery of the passing cars and trams imparts richness to life in the house. Sunlight from the east, refracting through the glass, creates beautiful light patterns.

Optical Glass House. Originally published on Scouting the World