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Friday, March 9th, 2012

Around the Web This Week: Jenga and Snowshoes

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This week my links are all about images that made my heart skip a beat. When a 2-D image shrunk down to fit a small laptop screen bowls you over, you can hardly imagine how your heart will race in its presence. Well, for my first fave, those of you who know this blog know I love buildings that remind me of playing Jenga. Here’s the latest, it’s the Musuem aan de Stroom in Antwerp:

photo via Neutelings Riedijik Architects

Up close, it’s much more than a blocky facade; wavy windows play tricks on the eye with light, and provide an interesting contrast with the straight lines of the building:

photo by Filip Dujardin

What did I ever do before I could keep up with ArchDaily via Facebook? It’s one of my favorite ways to give myself a little break from working. This Mondrian-esque housing from Amann-Canovas-Maruri in Madrid was a refreshing sight to see. It seems so simple, yet it’s full of rhythm, clever tricks and surprises.

image by Miguel de Guzman

Going toward more simple but no less striking architecture, I loved this post over at Design Milk for sharing this amazing igloo village in Finland. It looks like something from another planet in this shot, perhaps one envisioned by George Lucas. There are a lot of wonderful photographs on their post (linked below), be sure to check it out. The duvet prints are a fun surprise.

Igloo Village Kakslauttanen in the Arctic Circle in Finland.

Read more about it over at Design Milk.

image via Simon Beck’s Snow Art

Speaking of igloos and cold weather, Simon Beck’s snow art certainly has been making the rounds online, and finally wound up in my Facebook feed. He makes these gigantic designs with snowshoes! What a way to combine a killer 2-day workout and art.  Check out more of them on his Facebook page.

What were you clicking on this week? Please share your favorite links in the comments section.

About Becky

Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!

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  1. Reactive Lighting says:

    March 10th, 2012 at 5:20 am (#)

    I could just imagine working in that Jenga like building! The creativity would definitely be raised to a new level. The lighting must be great in there also.

  2. Hillary says:

    March 15th, 2012 at 4:19 am (#)

    I clicked through to the Igloo Hotel in the Arctic Circle–CRAZY!!The virtual tours are great, but I think that’s as far as I’d go… Not a huge fan of sub-zero temps that’s for sure!

  3. Traditional Furniture says:

    March 30th, 2012 at 2:56 am (#)

    That Arctic Circle picture looks fascinating. I would look to experience staying their. It looks like the only warmth in a very cold place. very interesting.

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