Places of Worship

25 Oct

The use of sheet metal is synonmous with Victorian architecture. It is therefore no suprise that this building material features extensively in beautiful examples of historical places of worship all over the world. Have a look at some stunning examples….

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Using Corrugated Sheet Metal in Gardens

24 Oct

The use of corrugated sheetmetal makes for interesting accents when incorporated in ourdoor livings spaces and gardens. Whether used as a design element in a boundary wall, or a backdrop to an outdoor shower or simply used in constructing a raised flower bed. Have a look at these inetresting ideas….

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Casa Kike, Costa Rica by Gianni Botsford Architecture

23 Oct

How absolutely stunning is this double pavilion residence in Costa Rica by Gianni Botsford Architecture? Set in a lush tropical garden, the structure sits on a foundation of Wooden Stilts, sets in small concrete foundations. The main studio space houses a library, writing desk and grand piano – which serves as the owner, a writer’s, daytime writing space. A connecting walkway joins the first pavilion to the second which houses the sleeping quarters and bathrooms.

We absolutely adore the corrugated cladding and the library space is to die for!

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Corrugated Kitchens

22 Oct

Who says that sheet metal roofing belongs only on a roof? Sheet metal can be used as a stunning architectural feature in just about any room of a home.

Today we have a look at how sheet metal can be incorporated in a kitchen as a very effective design element, whether used as ceiling or wall cladding or even as part of the actual cabinetry.

Enjoy!

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Ibermutuamur Building by Denorte

10 Oct

I would have to say that this is one of my favourite buildings of the year. The Ibermutuamur Building by Denorte, located in Murcia, Spain, is a stunning example of a facade with curtain walls. This beauty was completed in September 2010. What a visual feast! I’ll let the pictures do the talking 🙂

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Happy Birthday Le Corbusier!

6 Oct

Today we celebrate the birthday of one of the pioneers of modern architecture, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier. The master was an architect, designer, urbanist and writer. Le Corbusier believed that anybody could re-invent themselves and thus changed his name in the 1920’s to the pseudonym Le Corbusier, deriving it in part from a distant ancestor. Le Corbusier was famous for his “Five Points of Architecture” best illustrated in the Villa Savoye. He also left a tremedous architectural legacy in buildings he designed all over the world.

He died in France on August 27, 1965, after going for a swim, against his doctor’s orders, of a suspected heart attack.

Happy Birthday Le Corbusier!

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Today we celebrate World Architecture Day!

1 Oct