the magoda project

The Magoda Project is not designed for aesthetics but instead uses a “cultural exchange” in architecture to create a safer dwellings in Tanga, Tanzania. Developed by Danish architecture firm Ingvartsen, the project aims to enhance the health and well-being of occupants in sub-Saharan Africa. The Magoda village in Tanga is located in a region highly […]

home envy: oxfordshire

Apparently I have an affinity towards all things British, as this is second home in Oxfordshire I have featured (the first can be seen here). Michaelis Boyd is the firm behind the beautiful Kingham House. Established in 1995 by Alex Michaelis and Tim Boyd, Michaelis Boyd has earned a reputation for simple, elegant architecture with an emphasis on […]

home envy: sonoma

This 2,000 square foot abode may be simple in shape, but does not read as boring. Clean lines and large windows frame dramatic views of the Sonoma valley below. The home, designed by Schwartz and Architecture, splits a simple box-like structure into two wings that connect by the entry courtyard and the living room. The result is an airy space […]

sauna envy

This stunning sauna makes traveling to Norway seem like a no brainer. Built in a former fishing village on the Lofoten islands, The Bands sauna appears to be floating and is built at the end of a quay (similar to a dock). The project was designed by students of the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, under […]

surreal houses

As a child, scissors and glue were the first mediums used by German graphic designer Matthias Jung to construct “surreal homes”  in his father’s photo lab. In January, using modern day scissors (e.g. Photoshop), Jung picked up the project and created a series of dreamlike and structurally impossible collages. “Working with this program is a bit like […]