A Defensive Architecture

Winners of the President's Medals Student Awards 2009


Impressively beautiful thesis “A Defensive Architecture” by Nicholas Szczepaniak from the University of Westminster London UK . With his thesis he won the President’s Medals Student Awards in 2009.




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Beautiful installation by Pablo Valbuena in 2010 in Madrid.


Quadratura was the technique used in the baroque to extended architecture through trompe l’oeil and perspective constructions generated with paint or sculpture.
The site-specific installation presented at Matadero Madrid follows the same principles but manipulating space by means of projected light. The main axis of the room of Abierto x Obras is extended and the limits of the physical space dissolved.



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organic urban design




Wonderful pieces of fury, urban art by Pim Palsgraaf.

Maybe that´s what they mean when they talk about organic urban design…




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This is the “Sliding House” by rDMM Architectur. Completed in 2009 in Suffolk, UK.

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I suppose it´s strange

House in Minamimachi3 by Suppose Design Office


Wonderful piece of japanese architecture by Suppose Design Office in Japan.

Smart and simple concept. Still strange. I like it.


House in Minamimachi3 by Suppose Design Office


House in Minamimachi3 by Suppose Design Office


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The Truffle


This video shows the amazing building process of “the truffle”. Also guest star Paulina plays an important role in the design of this unusual cottage at the “Costa da Morte” in Spain.

Video by EnsembleStudio.

National Gallery of Greenland

The national gallery of Greenland by the danish bureau BIG architects.

A perfect circle melting on the shore of Greenland. A hybrid of shape and specific location.

Schematic diagrams:

Pictures via designboom.com