Monthly Archives: May 2013

Spectacular Interior Photos Of Barcelona’s La Sagrada Família. Me Gusta.

Spanish photographer, Clement Celma, captured these amazing wide-angle shots of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí’s famous Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família. Construction began in 1882 and then Gaudí took over the project the following year after the original architect,  Francisco de Paula del Villar, retired. Construction was projected to be a prolonged effort which was why by the time of Gaudí’s death in 1926, 44 years later, the basilica was only around 25% complete. Construction continued to progress slowly only to be disrupted by the Spanish Civil War and eventually resumed in the 50’s where as it met the midway point in 2010 and is expected to be competed in 2026. The centennial of Gaudí’s death.

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More of his photos here and here. Images courtesy of Clement Celma.

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I REALLY want this house!

I really do. Located in Sydney, the photos of this amazing house speak for themselves. Built in 2012, the Cosgriff House utilizes plenty of natural lighting with large windows and sky lights as well as large flowing open spaces…

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Images courtesy of Brett Boardman

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Old fashioned rail station turned into modern home

Leave it to the Dutch to be creative and turn an obsolete crumbling old building into a truly unique expression of modernism such as this case of an old train station converted into a private home in Santpoort. The home owners wanted to preserve the spirit of the rail station so a modern extension with a rust and glass facade was added with the intent to compliment rather than detract from original structure which provides all the modern amenities inside to go with all that history outside.

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Images courtesy Zecc Architects

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Eco-Friendly Luxury Living…In A Shipping Container.

When we think of shipping containers; green comfortable livings spaces probably isn’t one the first images to come to mind but architects and builders have increasingly been using ubiquitous steel boxes into inviting and revolutionary meeting and living spaces. Typically when these containers reach the end of their useful lives, they are scrapped but this doesn’t mean they are no longer useful. Most are still durable enough to be “upcycled” into innovative architecture…

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Container City in London, UK

Images courtesy of their respective owners

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A Supercomputer With The Looks To Go With The Smarts

When we think of supercomputers, we think of harshly lit rooms full of wires and rows of bland server towers and little else in the way of aesthetics…unless you’re into the utilitarian motif. Most of the time, there’s no need for industrial design to come into the picture as these systems are typically out of sight save for the random IT guy coming along to check on things. Nebula, seeks to change this with its Nebula One, a cloud supercomputer that emphasizes form as well as function and the result is an ominous glowing presence straight out of a futuristic Sci-Fi movie.

ImageThe LED patterns are reminiscent of alien writing and you can almost visualize the artificial intelligence going on within that circuitry.

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However, should you see this question pop up on its display…choose your answer carefully!

Images courtesy Astro Studios

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