Mr. Cai Yuanpei, the leading educator in early twentieth-century China, stressed the importance of aesthetic education in one of his books and pointed out that aesthetic appreciation capability largely depends on whether one is cultured and educated.
At the end of a long rural dirt road in central Prince Edward Island facing out towards the calm Wheatley River sits The River Cabins. The cabins take their inspiration from the groupings of traditional gable farm buildings typical of rural PEI …
This is a lakeside cottage designed by SUGAWARADAISUKE Architects at Nojiri-ko (Lake). The design target is generating a new lifestyle in the midst of natural landscape by recomposing relationship between nature, building, objects and human beings.
The Villa Vught in the Dutch countryside near Vught gives a contemporary twist to the local farmstead typology. Traditionally, the Dutch ‘hoeve’ is an ensemble of farmhouses and living quarters loosely clustered around a courtyard.
The house features an attractive pink ceiling decorated by its previous owner, and decorations that remain avant-garde looking despite them being designed over two decades ago. However, because the house has a low ceiling, strong colors imbue the house with a sense of stress.
An existing heritage building is transformed through the introduction of a modern, two-storey addition that playfully re-interprets the distinctive geometry of the original dwelling through a contemporary lens.