the architect of nature

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The Bridgehouse Llama Urban Design 

Based in Peru, Llama Urban Design celebrate a sustainable approach to contemporary architecture. For the creation of the ‘Bridgehouse’ residence, the studio has used locally sourced timber to connect two mounds of earth in a trapeze-shaped bridge structure, allowing the natural environment to exist untouched underneath. As the architects explain, the home “sits across the steepest part of the slope, drawing a 38-metre-long horizontal line that acts as a counterpoint to the landscape.” Llama Urban Design has implemented an open-plan layout with a core living and dining space, flooded with natural light through panoramic glass walls. The residence is entered from either side of the bridge, and a roof deck is accessed via metal staircases attached to the house’s exterior.

If you’re cold I’ll keep you warm
And besides, there’s so much beauty in a storm
—  La Dispute - Fall Down, Never Get Back Up Again

Fats Domino, one of the architects of rock ‘n’ roll, died yesterday at 89 years old at his daughter’s suburban New Orleans home. Haydee Ellis, a family friend, confirmed the news to NPR. Mark Bone, chief investigator for the Jefferson Parish Coroner’s office, tells NPR Domino died of natural causes.

Fats Domino, Architect Of Rock And Roll, Dead At 89

Photo: Clive Limpkin/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

I can always tell when an architect loves nature. The Ticino region in the south of Switzerland is a prime example of how man and nature can live in harmony.

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The Elliptic House by Mario Martins Atelier in Lagos Portugal. Its not hard to see where inspiration for this beautiful minimalist creation comes from. Look no further than the cave formations along Portugal’s sculptured coastline. From the atrium like caves to the expansive views from the beaches below, this architectural geometry inspired by nature elevates to a new level of refinement. The proportions extend a mature and refreshing sense of calm and confidence.