Posted on Jan 3, 2015 in Weekend Reading

Get to know Rem Koolhass, see the top projects of 2014, and get a jump on what are to be the best of 2015 among other news in our monthly link collection, Weekend Reading.

15 Buidlings to Look Forward to in 2015

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Dezeen breaks down the 15 buildings and projects they’re most excited to see completed next year. With projects from world renowned firms like Snøhetta and OMA, the next year in architecture is set to be another interesting and innovative year. See the whole list on Dezeen here.

Rem Koolhaas Visits Silicon Valley

Koolhass sits down for a chat with staff at Stanford University while on a Silicon Valley tour. Learn a bit more about the man behind some of this centuries most prolific architecture and design in their article here.

Dezeen’s looks back for their best of the year.

Dezeen top homes and installations

To showcase the top design, art and architecture from the past year Dezeen breaks down their top 10 design installations and homes. See their list of installations here, and some of 2014’s best residential architecture here.

Lego creates a set specifically for architects


Studies during the 2000s found a direct correlation between playing with Lego blocks during childhood and adult entry into science, technology and math careers. If you think your child may have a career in architecture and design, give them a head start with this new Lego for architects set.

Amazing Drawer Kitchen by Gitta Gschwendtner for Schiffini

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Gitta Gschwendtner created this unique kitchen for Schiffini as an ode to architecture. See more photos and Learn about this one of a kind kitchen design on Trendir here.


Hexa table

Hexa is a new table designed by Bernard Vuarnesson that can be set to multiple different configurations, with sliding and adjusting surfaces that make for an extremely versatile design. Learn more about the new table on Design Milk here.

Material Masters: Le Corbusier’s Love for Concrete

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Le Corbusier has undeniably left his mark on the architecture industry as one of the most prolific architects of our generation. However, possibly his biggest impact has been through and involving the use of one of the world’s oldest building materials, concrete. Learn about how Le Corbusier became known as one of the masters of concrete in Arcdhaily’s piece here.

Hand Carved Caverns

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In a rocky New Mexico cave the artist Ra Paulette has hand carved and engraved amazing organic patterns on the walls. An unexpected work that took place over ten long years is truly inspiring. The artist is now inviting visitors to get lost in this cave and admire his work. See the whole article and more photos of Paulette’s work on Fubiz here.

Frank Gehry on Cones, Domes and Messiness

The architect Frank Gehry talks about his asymmetrical design for the planned 450,000-square-foot Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and his inspiration for the museum’s huge, cooling cones.
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Modular lighting system by Choi + Shine Architects sticks together with magnets


The firm Choi + Shine Architects has created tube-shaped lighting modules that assemble into three-dimensional arrangements using magnets. The innovative lighting system can be implemented in a variety of shapes and forms, making it an interesting and versatile solution for a variety of applications. Learn more about the new product on the Architect’s Magazine here.

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