November 03, 2015
The Museum of Indigenous Knowledge may be planned for a busy street corner in Manila, but the nature-inspired design proposed by Japanese architect Kengu Kuma could easily have transported visitors back to the neolithic age.
The entrance to the museum is in the form of a giant rock arch, which gives visitors the impression of entering into a pre-historic cave as they descend to the exhibition spaces below. The illusion is reinforced by the lush tropical plants, streams and rocks which cover almost every surface, in stark contrast to the cityscape which surrounds the museum. This forms an ideal backdrop for the exhibits, which chronicle 4,000 years of the natural history of the Philippines. Would probably also work well as the set for the next Jurassic Park movie.
July 09, 2021
Campers and glampers might disagree on what is luxury and what is essential, but they share a common desire to be as close to nature as possible. Casey Brown Architecture have created a self-contained tiny house which does this beautifully.
June 01, 2021
It is many people's dream to live amongst nature, even if it is within a city. Studioninedots, an architectural practice from Amsterdam, was faced with just such a request.
March 26, 2021
The designers at Bangkok-based Onion take inspiration from the mature tropical trees on the site of SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort's sister property to create a tranquil oasis a world away from the hustle and bustle of the beach.
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