Double High House by Checkwitch Poiron Architects

Checkwitch Poiron Architects have designed the Double High House in Nanaimo, BC, Canada.
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Project description

The Double High house is an elegant and efficient re-interpretation of the typical suburban site plan. The slender form is positioned against the long north edge of the site in order to maximize the solar exposure to the south. A 22 foot south facing sliding door system connects the main living space with the wooden deck and landscape, blurring the line between interior and exterior. The floorplan is a connected flow of open and overlapping spaces. In addition to the passive solar scheme, further efficiency is achieved through in-floor radiant hydronic heating, natural ventilation, a heat recovery ventilator and an efficient lighting design.

Rihanna for ’032c’ Winter 2013 by Inez & Vinoodh

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Rihanna teamed up with Dutch fashion photography duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for her most recent editorial in the Winter 2013 issue of contemporary culture magazine 032c. In a studio on Broome Street in Lower Manhattan, stylist Mel Ottenberg mixed and matched pieces from Gucci, Lynn Ban and Trash & Vaudeville to accentuate Rihanna’s “creative freedom” and pull off her ghetto-goth look. ”Rihanna is the unfiltered and fiercely productive icon that every era needs and obsesses about.” – 032c

Banksy Ends “Better Out Than In” with Inflatable Throw-Up and Souvenir T-Shirt

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Banksy ends his month-long residency on the streets of New York with an inflatable throw-up on the Long Island Expressway in Queens. The last piece from “Better Out Than In” sits above other tags in a used car lot. For his last piece, the English artist included an audio guide poking fun at himself and his project along with inspirational albeit sentimental words. In addition, Banksy also released his official New York residency T-shirt, although you’ll have to “take the jpeg to a copy store and make it yourself.”
Both the audio guide and souvenir tee can be found over here. That’s it for now but it looks like we might be seeing more of the graffiti artist come December in Los Angeles.

Banksy “Better Out Than In” Day 24 – ‘Waiting in Vain’

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After a day off due to some increased police activity, Banksy is back on day 24 of his on-going “Better Out Than In” exhibition in New York City. The latest piece went up in Hell’s Kitchen on the doors of The Hustler Club along with the words “Waiting in Vain… at the door of the club”.

House Lombardo by Philipp Architekten

Philipp Architekten have designed House Lombardo, located above Lake Lugano, Switzerland.

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Description

High above Lake Lugano, this impressive villa designed by Philipp Architekten – Anna Philipp is set in fantastic surroundings with a stunning view. The clients had already lived in Lugano for many years before they decided to move up onto the mountain. The house consists of four levels which all have to be crossed before reaching the top located residential area.

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Drawaline Curated “Inside Rockenberg Art in a Youth Prison”

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Drawaline just posted about a recent project that they curated at a youth Prison in Rockenberg Germany. Roids, Horfee, Ken Sortais, Score, Fence, and SatOne all painted murals inside and on the walls of the prison. Besides a talented lineup of artists Drawaline brought a great concept to the prison, having prisoners assist the artist paint enabled a positive interaction. Being able to not just watch the walls being painted the prisoners were able to have a hand in the process, an important step towards building something.

Emily Ratajkowksi by Terry Richardson for ‘GQ’ November 2013

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Emily Ratajkowski appears in GQ‘s November 2013 issue in an editorial shot by controversial photographer Terry Richardson. Having appeared in the uncensored video for Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” the half-Polish, half-British beauty now graces the magazine’s pages in a series of provocative poses in various stages of undress. Enjoy the images above and look for the November 2013 issue of GQ on newsstands now.