Archinect - News 2017-08-20T00:12:34-04:00 A curvaceous, shingled weekend cottage in the Czech Republic Nicholas Korody 2017-05-15T12:48:00-04:00 >2017-05-15T12:49:39-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="524" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Set in a community of &ldquo;small-sized quaint&rdquo; weekend cottages in Dob&#345;&iacute;&scaron;, Czech Republic, this house by Mimosa Architects features few exterior edges. Rather, the curvaceous structure was designed according to the desire of its occupants to &ldquo;have an unusual, environmentally soft house built of natural materials.&rdquo;</p><p>The home is made of massive wooden slabs and wood fiber insulation. The surfaces are covered with larch shakes, imparting &ldquo;a tinier scale to the house as well as a feeling of solidarity with the forest behind its back&rdquo;.</p><p>Living areas face a garden on the south side of the lot, while service rooms are located towards the front.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> The fascinating DIY architecture of these Hungarian summer houses brings back childhood memories Alexander Walter 2015-08-18T12:38:00-04:00 >2015-08-24T21:55:49-04:00 <img src="" width="636" height="424" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of the strangest places in Hungary lies beside the Tisza River in a village called Gergelyiugornya. Hugged by a bend in the river, it&rsquo;s a relatively narrow, woody flood basin area packed with small cottages that show an incredibly wide variety of architectural designs and creativity. [...] Most of these houses were built in the 80s, when the workers of socialist Hungary were allowed to build for themselves on small plots of land.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>All photos by Attila Nagy. Head over to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gizmodo</a> to continue the architectural walking tour through Gergelyiugornya village and discover more goodies.</p> Urban homesteading done right: Look at this hidden rooftop cottage in Manhattan Alexander Walter 2015-06-18T13:45:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T20:54:30-04:00 <img src="" width="640" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Flying above New York City in a helicopter can be a beautiful thing, until you look down and see that someone has stolen and is living your dream life in a bucolic cabin on a rooftop in the West Village. Is there anything more enviable in the real estate racket of NYC than a house on a regular old apartment building's roof? [...] the porch is basically a glorified bulkhead over a hole punched in the ceiling of the family&rsquo;s loft to make way for a nautical stairway that rises to a landing [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Require a little more luxury for your Manhattan rooftop abode? A mere $250 million could buy you <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this</a>.</p> Second House First exhibition currently at the RAW Gallery, Winnipeg Justine Testado 2013-10-15T14:17:00-04:00 >2013-10-21T19:52:31-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Check out the "Second House First" exhibition, currently at the RAW Gallery of Architecture and Design in Winnipeg, Canada until Oct. 27, 2013. Second House First gives an in-depth look into the cottages and cabins that surround Lake Manitoba in Manitoba, Canada. The exhibition explores and questions the growing differences between the cabin and the suburban house as well as the contrasting lifestyles of its residents.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>Contributors include Conrad Koslowsky (Roz Barr Architects); Frederik Bo Bojesen, (Herzog &amp; de Meuron); Scrap Marshall, (UCLA AUD); Yannick Guillen, (YG), and Lisa Stinner-Kun (University Of Manitoba).</em></p> Wild Potter Grayson Perry & FAT Design Shrine-like Cottage in Essex Archinect 2012-10-03T11:32:00-04:00 >2012-10-03T15:15:28-04:00 <img src="" width="613" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new cottage will be decorated with sculptures, furniture, ceramics, and tapestries, all narrating her story: "a difficult childhood, young love, a truncated education, children, divorce and finally fulfilment in her career and love life," explained Perry. "The idea behind the project relates to buildings put up as memorials to loved ones, to follies, to eccentric home-built structures, to shrines, lighthouses and fairytales," the artist explained.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>