glass house, translucent open spaces | Edward Larrabee Barnes. Auca. 45 1982: 7 | RNDRD

inflatable parasite shelters as ephemeral organic  spaces | Jean Maneval. Auca. 36 1979: 73 | RNDRD

Keg Apartment  Aristide Antonas - The keg apartment is proposed as a program. One can also recognize different strata of architectural solutions in this work. They are grouped here in two versions. The keg wagons can be detached from their cars and can form more stable units for a certain period. A big circular window can be introduced in the vehicle’s cylinder towards the car’s side with the use of an enforced circular frame. This will give the form of a window open to the driver’s section or to any chosen view if the keg stops in a particular way. The circular window can also serve as a projection screen surface if a special tissue is unfolded. | from architectural-review

Jesse Reiser & Nanako Umemoto, “Aktion Poliphile: Hypnerotomachia Ero/machia/hypniahouse, Wiesbaden, Germany” (1989) | from Architectural Review

The Cloud is an organism for living.

The structure is mobile, the space can be modified. The building materials are air and dynamics. (Technique is a means to an end but not an end in itself. Architecture is content, not shell.)

The Cloud was designed for the study “Living forms for the future” and was planned as a realization for the Documenta V. It was thoroughly developed down to the smallest detail in terms of concrete form and structure.


Wolf D. Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky, Michael Holzer

'To create, one must first question everything'. | EILEEN GRAY

Image1: Lacquer screen bought by Jacques Doucet c1917, and sold in 1972 for 170,000 francs. The nude figures are in dark blue with a suggestion of silver in the outline (AR)

Image2:House at Roquebrune, Cap Martin, Alpes Maritimes, 1927-29. Designed in collaboration with Jean Badovici (AR)

Image3: Eileen Gray portrait, circa 1910 (wiki)

EILEEN GRAY: PIONEER OF DESIGN, DECEMBER 1972 | Joseph Rykwert introduces the work of Eileen Gray in this piece from December 1972, prior to the opening of an exhibition of her work at the Heinz Gallery. (read more on AR)

Object lessons from the Bauhaus  from Ross Wolfe's The Charnel House Blog.

Image: Herbert Bayer, Walter Gropius, Apartment House Communal Rooms for Werkbund ExhibitionParis, 1930. Interior perspective, bar.

Gouache, black ink, graphite, and wash on off-white wove paper, spatter-painted, 42 x 57.1cm.