My Architectural Bucket List
Architects tend to plan their vacations around buildings they want to see. I’ve compiled my bucket list, partly to motivate myself and my team to work harder so that we can one day visit those places; but mostly to inspire you all to plan better vacations.
The Nakagin Capsule Tower
Ginza’s Nakagin Capsule Tower is a rare example of Metabolism, a post-war Japanese movement that applied organic biological growth to architectural mega structures. The building is actually comprised of two interconnected concrete towersthat house 140 modules (or ‘capsules’). Each capsule is a self-contained, prefabricated unit that can be used for small living or as an office.
Villa Vals In Switzerland
This villa is concealed in an Alpine slope while still exploiting the wonderful views and allowing light to enter the building. The scheme was not perceived as a typical structure but rather an example of pragmatic unobtrusive development in a sensitive location.
Mirror Tree House (Sweden)
The Mirrorcube is an exciting hide-out among the trees, camouflaged by mirrored walls that reflect their surroundings.. The base consists of an aluminum frame around the tree trunk and the walls are covered with reflective glass. A special film is applied to the glass which will be visible to birds. This is just one of the steps being taken to minimize treehotel’s impact on local wildlife and to maximize the escapist experience through a unique experience of living in nature and connecting with it.
Guerrero house / Alberto Campo Baeza
This well-balanced house is full of light and share. It is one of the most minimalist houses !? ever designed, so much that it became iconic among the minimalist gurus. The house is the construction of a luminous shadow. It is so light that you can’t even picture adding any additional element without ruining its simplicity and minimalism.
Omizubata n house in the forest of Karuizawa by IIDA Archiship studio
Set within a forested region this weekend retreat was built by Iida Archiship Studio with a sense of true Japanese elegant minimalist design. Elegance is indeed a quality rarely extracted from concrete as a building material.