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.
February 26, 2021
How do you square the circle of practical, rectangular spaces with emotive, curvy designs? San Francisco based OPA Architects shows what's possible with the interior refurbishment of a modern house in Mill Valley, California.
February 16, 2021
Japanese zen style goes far beyond minimalist white spaces. It is about thoughtful spaces which encourage the contemplation of light, colours, textures and shapes - the building blocks of nature and beauty. The Shutter House in Perth is a great example.
February 08, 2021
There was a time when the use of marble was largely restricted to floors, posh kitchen counters and grave statutes. And then, at some point around the mid-noughties, marble was everywhere. Could the same be happening to terrazzo?
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