marți, 30 aprilie 2013

''I know simply that the sky will last longer than I.'' by Pierre Debusschere

Pierre Debusschere is a visual artist working in the fields of photography and video. He has shot editorials for several leading magazines such as Vogue Homme Japan and Citizen K, as well as being a regular contributor to Dazed & Confused. He is also created several fashion films for Raf Simons.

He says he is influenced by Iceland and the Northern Lights, was a highschool loner and talking to people is the hardest thing for him to do. Scroll down for a stroll down the magical lane of Pierre Debusschere awe inspiring images.















 Elle Fanning for Bullet Magazine

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''I know simply that the sky will last longer than I.'' by Pierre Debusschere

SCOPE by mA-style architects

From mA-style architects comes SCOPE in Shizuoka, Japan. Find below the description by the architects themselves, Atsushi and Mayumi Kawamoto:

“A big pipe sticks out from the valley. It totally focuses like a telescope while looking around the opening scenery. Makinohara plateau that lined with a tea plantation and houses along a gentle slope spreads out here. Here is nice and full of nature. I felt that it is necessary for client who has lived long there to find the way of building which could realize charm of this land again.

While investigating surroundings and sites thoroughly, I began to think what kind of house suitable is. At first, this site consists of tiered stone wall. Also, it was a land slide prevention area and under the cliff regulation. That’ s why I was limited and was not able to use the whole site for the construction. Therefore, I constituted pipe-formed second floor part.

The plane constitution of this pipe is a trapezoid. Because the view of the room to the north is beautiful, the foot spreads out towards the north. I made a big opening for the north side.

This opening projects only scenery. In addition, it catches the change of the season and daily weather directly. Talks with a person and the scenery are born there. Not only the opening project scenery, but also it brings rich light and wind. Simple space constitution makes the room comfortable.

Furthermore, I made internal space and an outside border with the space vague to plan harmony with the scenery. I groped for the constitution of the details part not to insist on to realize it. I enabled it by making facilities and storing and opening simple.

There is nice and full of nature in local area. What are the natural environments that are rich for us? It will be the environment where nature is opposite the building which we live in equally and obediently. There is the richness that we can realize by tying human and the nature through architecture.”










Photos © Kai Nakamura

Info: mA-style architects

SCOPE by mA-style architects

Celluloid Jam by N MAEDA ATELIER

 N MAEDA ATELIER have designed a house named Celluloid Jam in Yokohama, Japan.

Imagine a site you might picture, when letting your mind wonder back in time: damp soil forms a soft ground, catching your footsteps, ancient, weather-beaten stairs, that have been used in earlier times as an earthen path, a lovely old retaining wall and carefully cherished plants.

More from the architects:

“When we first set foot on this old soil in the city of Myoren-ji, we not merely got interested by this lush site, but rather fascinated by its’ overwhelming beauty, that laid in every single FIBRE.

Such a feeling should never be seen as something disturbing, when it comes to architecture, moreover should it be as such occupied by the grounds’ fascination.

lush (ueppig) Pflanzenwuchs

To put it in other words: to build an architecture does not merely mean to “put something on the ground”, but rather to come closer to the grounds’ scrupulous dealing.

If you let your finger run across the complete surface of Celluloid Jam, no matter where you would start, you could

a) go in one round from exterior to interior and back to your starting point without taking a break.

b) touch every point on the exterior as well as on the interior and returning back to your starting point without lifting your finger once.

On one hand there is the surface, which results as a flow of the architecture from outer wall to roof to flooring to interior wall to ceiling and can therefore be seen as a seamless structure. While on the other hand the shape itself is being created by cutting, opening and bending the so called Moebius strip (which is formed topologically by twisting and turning a belt in shape of the number 8).

You could feel the longing for the ground to become one with the architecture. So in order to create this connection of exterior rendering, plants, rooms, retaining wall, terrace, ancient stairs, patio and balcony with geometric help, the two components (architecture and nature) have been slowly combined to one united mass by applying adhesion.

To underline this impression, Celluloid Jams complete surface has been realized without visible junctures. The wooden construction is revetted by fibre restrained plastic to create one unique surface of both interior and exterior and furthermore to form one flowing shell, in which the punctual static loads are being reduced, while the static loads can be evenly spread. So the architectural shell approaches its inspiring natural example: the egg shell.

On top of the soil, where the Moebius strip touches the ground, the border between nature and the architecture dissolves into nothing, just like melting plastic. This separation is merely seen and projected by the eye.”















Photos ©  Toshihiro Sobajima




Celluloid Jam by N MAEDA ATELIER