House C in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, by Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP Architects. The roof is made of soil and according to Hiroshi Nakamurathe house will never be finished, because the building will change with the seasons. Apparently he has a tendency to fall in love with materials, which can only be a good thing.
Artist Victor Enrich makes architectural fictions. For example this is Tel Aviv where the buildings have stairs that lead to the sky… or somewhere else altogether.
The Mirrorcube is a treehouse hotel room (!) at the Treehotel in Sweden. The hotel has six different rooms in the pine trees of the boreal forest, including a giant birds nest. The tree houses are designed by different designers and architects. This one, by Tham & Videgård is my favourite. It is like a visual echo in the air, all shifting reflection and shininess. Next trip to the Arctic Circle I’m staying here.
In March Rachely Rotem Studio and Phu Hoang Office won a competition organized by SHIFTBoston to design an interactive architectural environment on a barge in Boston’s Fort Point Channel. From here.
I love this fragile House by Hidemi Nishida. I love how it glows warm and ethereal in the snow and I love that its made from completely unromantic timber wrapped in plastic sheeting. It can be disassembled, leaving no trace of itself behind, and saved and reassembled somewhere else.
For nomads who like views…