War Architecture/Bunkers & Paul Virilio | Monuments or Icons?

A recently published photo of Brockholes Visitor Centre, UK, designed by Adam Khan Architects, brought to my mind the controversial bunkers and “bunker archaeology” an article and later a book, written by Paul Virilio. Although bunkers were an important building element during the Cold War, WWI & WWII and an undeniable source of inspiration for theorists and designers, they have now largely become unwanted. But how much are they really littering the landscape?

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Pakta Restaurant by El Equipo Creativo

In the Quechua language of Peru Pakta means “union”; in this case the union of two cultures and their respective cuisines . The interior design created by El Equipo Creativo emerges from this same idea, considering that Japanese cuisine is the basis of the nikkei gastronomy but wrapped in Peruvian tastes, colours, traditions and ingredients. With this in mind, the basic elements of the restaurant such as the bars, the kitchen and the furniture are designed with a clear reference to the architecture of the traditional Japanese taverns.

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Hill House by Denton Corker Marshall

This spectacular new residential project in Victoria's Yarra Valley sits in the midst of a 32-hectare vineyard. Atop a shallow hill that gives magnificant views across the vines, it also creates a striking silhouette against the skyline.

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Super-yacht Adastra by John Shuttleworth yacht designs

'Adastra' is a 42.5m power trimaran which was conceived for a couple (anto and elaine marden) for long range cruising. The yacht uses a trimaran shape that allows it to have multiple hulls. this is the second largest of its kind and can be controlled from a distance with an iPad. The superyacht's aerodynamics and hydrodynamics were carefully considered by John Shuttleworth yacht designs who have drafted a streamlined exterior body whose three hulls are slender in form.

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Madison House by XTEN Architecture

Architects: XTEN Architecture
Location: La Quinta, California, USA
Area: 10,650 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Steve King, Art Gray, Jeremy Bittermann

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First Crescent Cape Town South Africa

A minimalist home by South African based Architects SAOTA, commanding a 270 degree view of Lions Head, Camps Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the living spaces of this home are highly transparent to take full advantage of these views. Interiors by Antoni Associates.

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