An Escapekit is a ticket from job to job in the industry I work in. Join me on my journey to find work that I wish I put in my kit and share the work you put in yours.
World War II garage repurposed
The bright, eco-friendly design was developed by Graypants, Inc, a firm based in both Seattle and Amsterdam who strive to produce thoughtful projects that tell a good story. Sitting along the edge of the Puget Sound in Washington, the post-World War II garage was filled with a rich history. To maintain the essence of that past life, Graypants repurposed many of the existing materials to combine old and new into the beautifully open design
Architect’s assemblageSTUDIO has designed this beautiful home in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. At Tresarca, the materials develop a layering of mass as you move from the basement to the private realm. Each layer is representational of the stratification of the nearby Red Rock Mountains. Change of materials provides the variety of textures associated with the rock formations. Crevices between the masses form an oasis where landscape and water cool the space.
Designed by UK based architecture firm Make Architects, these kiosks were designed to be easily transportable and visually stunning, which provides street vendors in London with a secure way to close up shop for the night
New City Flower
Chinese architectural firm UA studio 7 has designed a 1,000-foot-tall contemporary skyscraper in China in an effort to reinvigorate the local area. Inspired by the shape of a rosebud, the tower features six “petals” that rise from the building’s base and wrap around the cylindrical structure, subtly overlapping each other. At the base of the design are sloping green hills to help offset the monumental column and create a podium for the “flower.”
Located in Michigan, Michigan, USA, Yingst Retreat is a residential project completed by Salmela Architect in 2008.
Surreal New York
Oregon-based photographer Brad Sloan on a 3-day trip to New York City managed to capture some spectacular shots of the Big Apple in that short amount of time. Sloan, turns oft-photographed streets and landmarks into incredible images of architecture that seem like surreal, continuous skylines straight out of the film Inception.
Artist Henry Hargreaves and stylist Caitlin Levin used gingerbread and candy to create the buildings as part of a Dylan’s Candy Bar display at the Art Basel winter festival in Miami.
American artist Phillip K Smith III created an installation With some mirrors, LED lights, custom built electronic equipment, and Arduino programming, Smith transformed a 70-year-old homesteader shack into an architecture piece that complements and contrasts with its beautiful environment throughout the entire day.
Heydar Aliyev Center
Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects in Baku, Azerbaijan – a cultural centre with walls that create a continuing landscape with the surrounding plaza. The outside is just as stunning as in the interior which hosts a variety of cultural programs, its design is a departure from the rigid and often monumental architecture of the former Soviet Union that is so prevalent in Baku, aspiring instead to express the sensibilities and diversity of Azeri culture.
Library and Learning Centre in Vienna
Zaha Hadid’s Library and Learning Centre at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, which opened last week in the city’s second district. The library and learning centre is one of seven buildings that make up the new campus at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien), designed to accommodate 24,000 students and 1800 staff.
Depressed a full 3 meters into the hillside to reduce the impact on the view from the surrounding area. The home’s low profile is deceptive, hiding the fact this is a large home filled with fascinating features and comfort. The home has two separate buildings that are integrated together with the use of screens and a lightweight roof.
The Thorncrown Chapel
Architect architect E. Fay Jones, an apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright, designed the Thorncrown Chapel near Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The non-denominational chapel is a shining example of organic architecture, a philosophy of architecture which promotes harmony between human habitation and the natural world.
Sagrada Família cathedral
In Barcelona, Spain, the famous unfinished Sagrada Família cathedral has released a new video that illustrates how the completed cathedral will look like.
A collaborative structure designed by sculptor Anish Kapoor and architect Arata Isozaki. It has been dubbed as “the world’s first inflatable concert hall”.
London-based practice Squire and Partners have completed a private house in Mayfair, London, featuring a striking bespoke leaf facade which mirrors an established Virginia Creeper on a facing building on Curzon Street.