Halloween-inspired flavor of the month: Monster Mash
concord grape ice cream with chipped chocolate, bits of marshmallow, chunks of graham cracker, and a peanut butter swirl
Remember the Monster Mash? Holy moly, this pint was definitely a graveyard smash. This was our Halloween-inspired flavor of the month from last year, October 2012. And man, was it intense. Each bite is like a trip back in time to being a kid again.
Assistant Architecture Studio - House of 33 years, Nara-city 2013. The house was designed for a couple who lived in their previous residence for 33 years; the new structure took over 5 years to design, and was built in three different cities before being assembled together on site. Despite the simple and raw appearance, a tremendous amount of diligence went into the articulation of the layered spaces to address the ways in which the client’s had become accustomed to living within a new architectural context. Photos (C) Shinkenchiku.
The Sunshine Beach House, Sunshine Beach, Queensland, Australia by Wilson Architects
The Sunshine Beach House (previously known as the Prell House) was designed by renowned architect Gabriel Poole in 1997. The Mediterranean and Mexican influenced design consisted of a series of living and sleeping spaces around a central courtyard on a steeply sloping site. The careful arrangement of the spaces protected from the prevailing sea breezes, and opened the house up to the Northern aspect while maintaining privacy.
Photography: Brent Hardcastle
House Katarina, Ljubljana, Slovenian by Multiplan Arhitekti
One-family house is located 20 minutes away from the main city Ljubljana, on a superb viewpoint, where the view creates the joint point of interior design in the house: the living room is a cinema with a projection screen, showing an uninterrupted image of the surrounding hills to the outlines of the capital city of Ljubljana, from the tree canopies to the green meadows and forests. In the context of today’s requirements and preferences, sustainability and continual development guide the design, the living concept is focused on the lifestyle of a modern man, who lives in the heart of nature, in immediate vicinity of the city. At almost seven hundred meters above sea level, the building is set into the space in a way to use the natural resources in biggest extent possible, and is therefore most respectful to natural environment.
House G by Maxwan Architects
"Our clients had bought an old barn on a beautiful 2ha site bordering the river Linge. We were asked to help realize their dream of a large kitchen living room where they could relax, entertain friends and organize wine tasting sessions for their customers.
In the past, the previous owners had already realized an extension by simply extruding the high barn, adding 10 meters, in two floors.
At our first visit we found the house difficult to inhabit. Most strikingly, virtually no relation existed to the beautiful landscape surrounding the house. All façade openings were too small, in the wrong place, or both.
We proposed to invert the layout of the house, moving the offices and storage space to occupy the recent extension and the private spaces to the old barn. A large slit was cut into the barn roof to bring in light. The final touch was a large piece of furniture that would serve as kitchen, storage, stairs and library all at once.”