Category Archives: Architecture

Type-based Architecture

Whether you were aware of it at the time or not, you have probably seen representations of typography in architecture. At least when it comes to some sort of promo piece. Dramatic architectural lines can be a great start for a highly-recognizable piece, causing most of us to do a double-take. The Guggenheim poster by Chermayeff & Geismar Associates, which can be found at the AIGA design archives, is a great example of this- offering the information it needs to convey in an instantly recognizable, eye-catching form.

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Beautiful Italian Home Created From Renovated Barrel Vaults

Luca Zanaroli Barrel Vault Home

Something about the rustic, rough-hewn nature of old buildings fascinates me. Many stand as a monument to ingenuity of their creators, their stained wood and dusty stone hold them tightly to the past and what was likely a slower-paced life.

I saw this and was immediately drawn drawn to it. A wonderful example of how restoration is an excellent alternative to destruction.

Rustic Italian Home

My hat is off to Luca Zanaroli for this incredible renovation and to Inhabitat for finding it.