2016 started and it’s time to look back and reflect upon the best works posted by you on the forums during 2015. This time there is no need to specifically showcase the 52 best of week projects as they where and still are on the display here – Best of Week 2015. Go ahead and take a look at them all, drop a good word and check here who entered the best 12 of the year. I’m very proud to share these great visuals with you and hope to see all of you keep sharing your remarkable works this year too! Top image has nothing to do with the final best of year pick.
State of Art Academy MasterClass #19 just finished and here I feature the great work of the students. This time the main theme was The Verdant Avenue House by Robert Mills Architects, a modern floor to ceiling opened scheme looking at a giant pin oak outside. Beautiful results, as always, coming from SOA!
Today’s inspiration comes thanks to Phil Buerer, following his “Infinity” post on the forums where he recreates one of the original photos of the Infinity house by Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners. Located at the Baleares Islands, Spain, this simple and white structure serves as great reference for clean and monochromatic design under the Mediterranean light.
Bertrand Benoit showcases his latest creation, three months in the making – The 3d recreation of the 1972 Metabolistic Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo by the late architect Kisho Kurokawa. This is a full-CG attempt at modeling and rendering a detail-heavy urban scene, and a pretty successful one (no surprise here!). We’ve seen this project being referenced before by Jean-Marc Emy in his winning CityLIFE challenge entry. It is unique and so is Bertrand’s work on it.
More wine related inspiration for The Vineyard challengers today. Located in Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico’s Wine Country, Baja California, a set of twenty independent rooms of twenty square meters each are nestled in the landscape as part of the Endémico Resguardo Silvestre project. Operated by Grupo Habita, a Design Hotels member, it includes a winery and a residential area as well. Very much open world style, and inline with the challenge programmatic brief!
A sketch, well done, is powerful still! Today’s inspiration piece, by Foster + Partners, is related to The Vineyard Challenge. A new addition to Chateau Margaux Winery since completed two hundred years ago. Check out the new canopied addition on organic shaped pillars with beautiful vines landscape around it.
- Best of Week 39/2016 – Potrero Bunker House by David GuardadoOctober 5, 2016 - 15:48
- Best of Week 38/2016 – Ikea Hubholt Meeting Point by BrickSeptember 25, 2016 - 17:50
- Best of Week 37/2016 – impa by Ricardo CantonSeptember 17, 2016 - 14:19
- Best of Week 36/2016 – Pearl Eco-Island by WAX VisualsSeptember 10, 2016 - 14:12
- Best of Week 35/2016 – Nanhai Cultural Centre by B&TB + SHL ArchitectsSeptember 3, 2016 - 14:04
Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.
— Salvador Dali