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WikiLeaks Headquarters

Pionen – White Mountain in Stockholm, Sweden, designed by Albert France-Lanord Architects, functions as the WikiLeaks Headquarters. It is housed in a former 1,200 sqm  Cold War bunker (originally built as a World War II bunker); 30 meters down under the granite rocks of the Vita Berg Park in Stockholm. The starting point of the project was to consider the rock as a living organism. One of the original founders of WikiLeaks is architect John Young. Visit the Albert France-Lanord Architects site HERE for more info!

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Joe Fletcher Photography

We love Photography and we love Architecture. Conclusion: we LOVE Joe Fletcher’s architectural photography. What a stunning portfolio (and gorgeous homes, all of them!)…He was born and raised in London, UK,  studied painting at Chelsea College of Art & Design, receiving his BA in Fine Art, and later attended London’s Goldsmiths University, graduating with a MFA in photography. In 2003, he left soggy London for foggy San Francisco. See more of his amazing work on his site HERE!

Ma Yansong on The Creators Project

Ma Yansong is one of China’s youngest architects and the leader of the firm MAD. The firm has earned international fame and has created some stunning projects! I especially love his attitude towards the role architecture should play in our society. He Says: “People shouldn’t fit architecture…architecture should fit people!” Check out the video below and read more about Ma Yansong over at The Creators Project HERE! (While you are there, make sure to check out some of the other amazing creators).

Chris&Ruby – Product and Interior Design

0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false Chris&Ruby is a young design team from Berlin working in product and interior design. Their self initiated projects deal mainly with furniture, lighting and living accessories, while their contract based work cover a much wider field. I am in love with pretty much all of their products and furniture designs. Simple and functional, modern and well-designed…these is a very inspiring company to me. The company was founded in 2008 by Ruby Piterek and Christoph Maennchen, after they met at the University of Arts Berlin, where they both graduated in Industrial Design. Go visit their site for more of their amazing projects HERE!

Tension, Please! is a set of two chairs (one with and one without armrest), the design is highly economical and ecological as it is assembled from one piece of plastic board and spanned into its shape by joining the two connecting points.

The Selby – Lyndsay Caleo and Fitzhugh Karol’s pad

Ok, first of all, i LOVE The Selby…If you all have never looked at the amazing interiors of creative folks from all over, you are seriously missing out…I fell in love with this one in particular: Lyndsay Caleo, a jewelry designer and Fitzhugh Karol, a furniture designer, share this pad…Does this not look so inviting and stylish?!…Check out more by The Selby HERE! and see the post on Lyndsay and Fitzhugh’s home HERE! You can also check out Lyndsay’s jewelry HERE! and Fitzhugh’s furniture HERE!

Residence in Kamikawaraya by Mitsutomo Matsunami Architects

Mitsutomo Matsunami was born in Osaka, 1977 and founded Mitsutomo Matsunami Architects Inc. in 2005. This is just one of the companies simplistic, clean designs…this residence in Kamikawaraya is so filled with light and demands quiet and calm...see more projects by Mitsutomo Matsunami Architects here!

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The Volga House

This Wood Patchwork House by Peter Kostelov is soo interesting. very interesting use of wood and such a simple structure. It also happens to have won the Laureate of International Architect Award  «ARCHIP 2009» in the category «Private House», the Laureate of Russian Wood Architect Award “ARCHIWOOD 2010 and was the Grand Prize Winner at the XII International Festival of Architecture and Interior  Design “Under the Roof of Home” 2010 …Check out some pics below and see more images on his site HERE!