January 24, 2021

Sunflower-Inspired House Moves Towards the Sun Just Like Plants Do

The hallmark of modernism in the 20th century was the idea that “form follows function.” Now, architect Koichi Takada is challenging designers to create a new architectural movement focused on environmental responsibility. He believes that in this new style, “form follows nature.” His Sunflower House responds to this call as a single-family home designed to create its own energy.

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April 13, 2020

Architects Build One Long Stairway Through Entire Home to Unite Family

Faced with designing a multigenerational home in Tokyo, Japanese design studio Nendo came up with a clever solution. In order to unite the households, while still giving them space, they have run a faux staircase through the aptly named Stairway House. Climbing up all levels of the building and running into the front yard, this sculptural stairway is a dramatic tool to bring together all members of the family.

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September 23, 2018

Sculptural Desert Home in Joshua Tree Is a Masterful Display of Organic Forms

As much a sculpture as it is a residence, Kendrick Bangs Kellogg's High Desert House is an incredible achievement in organic architecture. Its concrete pillars rise from the sands of Joshua Tree, overlapping to form a canopy. Given complete carte-blanche by artist Bev Doolittle and her husband to create the structure, the home is a masterclass in organic forms and demonstrates why Kellogg is considered an architectural innovator.

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