This is a guest post from Antonina of OpenBuildings. This month the team behind OpenBuildings has a brand new invite-only site and brand new content to share with you from the sister site www.clippings.com! Below you will not only see the normal selection of great architecture but also also links to thematic selections of inspirational content, which might help you start your very own design project and get matched with design professionals.
In architects’ professional jargon the term ‘curtain wall’ is habitually used to denote a glass facade that has no load-bearing role in the building’s structure. In 1995, however, Japanese architect Shigeru Ban offered a clever literal reading of the phrase which not only yielded a stunning result in the case of the so called Curtain Wall House, but also set the pace for a line-up of wonderful buildings which own their privacy, and very often quite a few unique spaces, to ‘wearing’ a curtain.
Shigeru Ban: Curtain Wall House
images: Hiroyuki Hirai/Shigeru Ban Architects
Moomoo Architects: Szymon Szczesniak House
Moon Hoon: S_Mahal
image: Yong Kwan Kim
images: Yong Kwan Kim
Hertl Architects: Aichinger House
image: Kurt Hoerbst
Kaestle Ocker Roeder Architects: House with a Studio
image: Brigida Gonzalez
Hideyuki Nakayama Architecture: O House
images: Takumi Ota
Frederico Zanelato Architects: SALC House
image: Bebete Viégas
LDA.iMdA Architects: Artwood Showroom
image: LDA.iMdA architects/Artwood
Caramel Architects: House in Rodaun
images: Hertha Hurnaus
Atelier Kempe Thill: Urban Podium in Rotterdam
image: Atelier Kempe Thill
image: Architektur-Fotografie Ulrich Schwarz
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