When Tom Michelberger was little he wanted to create a large apartment where he can live with his friends. Now he is 31 years old and running the creative design hotel “The Michelberger” in Berlin. (via weheart)
At the Bregenz festival.
A proposal to create an underground park in a disused Lower East Side trolly terminal, following the great success of the High Line in NYC. (via Architizer)
“Roll It” is a cool experimental house, resulted from the collaboration among different institutes within the University of Karlsruhe.
Jim Brasher talks to different photographers
who has made it their subject
to take pictures of buildings in decay. (Thx Diego)
This Australian guy wants to draw all the buildings in ny!
I just went to visit Le Corbusiers completly amazing church in Ronchamps,
and it made me wonder why so many houses are build so boringly (yes, yes, I know the pratically of things like money and so on, but still!), and then my friend send me this (thx Hanna): http://visboo.com/upside-down-houses-around-the-world.html
Berlin extends it’s list of “must stay in” hotels with the Hotel de Rome which is located in the old Dresdner Bank building. (via we heart)
Most architects designed this office interior out of pallets for an amsterdam company “Brandbase“. It reminds me of Nothing’s office which is made completely out of card board and Budapest Caf√© called “Ned√ľ” which uses pallets as tables . (via recyclart)
What a wonderful little house in Belgium designed by AABE architects. I would spend all my time in the glass extension. (via mocoloco)
With 3 doors nicely stashed in our trunk we hit the windy coast road from Nice / France back to Bussana Vecchia / Italy. Actually a day too late, ’cause Ronald and his friends invited us for a Monday evening dinner which we had to miss as we were somewhere deep in the French Maritim Alps hunting for abandoned houses.
We felt at least we have to say¬†properly¬†goodbye and bring the promised bottle of Hungarian Rose Wine (Duzsi Tamas¬†Vineyard) to Ronald. Of course we didn’t forget that Nino (something like the major of Bussana Vecchia) promised us to look after some doors for us. But we just couldn’t find that¬†sneaky¬†little dude. Just right that moment appeared Ronald already¬†slightly¬†drunk who in his open manner introduced us to one of his best friends called Marita. (see photos)
Marita is a very interesting person, she was a Swedish tourist guide in Italy but now is retired in Bussana Vecchia for more than 20 years. Her life experience is the size of at least three¬†average¬†human beings. She was so kind to invite us for a bottle of wine and some Swedish salmon (in exchange for us carrying her groceries up from the car). The evening ended with Marita telling us some of her life stories in her little cute cave house, which strongly reminded us of the hobbit house from Lord of the Rings.
The night we spend “romantically” parking in a vineyard close to the village.
Wednesday morning. Lets keep focus. Where is Nino and where is our door numer 4? Suddenly the sound of Nino’s Piaggio Ape was cruising through the morning air being¬†amplified¬†by the old stone walls. We managed to stop him and to our surprise he kept his¬†promise.
He found 3 doors for us: The first one was completely rotten, for the second one he wanted 100 Euros. So we ended up buying the third door for 15 hardly negotiated euros.
Door number 4 is in the trunk! Nearly. After 30mins of trying it turned out it is too long to fit into our mobile home. Misi took¬†initiative ¬†and organized ¬†a saw to¬†shorten¬†the door. It revealed to be a good idea. Now we really count 4 doors.
You might remember that we have stashed two doors in Balestrino to pick them up on the way back. Full of¬†excitement we hit the¬†impossibly¬†tight road back to Balestrino. Luckily none of the Zombies & Ghosts touched our¬†two doors and they were still in the exact place where we have left them. We are proudly counting 6 doors!
Satisfied of our project and trip we launched our 15 hour return to Budapest.
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Luxury boutique hotel close to Bordeaux for nature lovers. (via anothermag)
A house fully made from Lego bricks.
Lego Shop opens in NYC in the Rockefeller Center. I want one in Budapest!!! (via designrelated)
Frank Gehry’s center for Brain Health located in Las Vegas will become one of Architecture’s icons. (via weheart)
Full article here
Nice little house in Buenos Aires designed by Pop Arq. (via architecture4us)
Just enjoy Jwilly’s photo series about roofs of the rich n famous in NYC. (via ignant)