Best of #July

Rammed earth, Mendini, installations and of course Pokémon Go. Discover the most read July stories.

Alessandro Mendini, installazione per l'Appartamento N.50 nell'Unité d'Habitation di Le Corbusier, Marsiglia, 2016. Courtesy Fondation Le Corbusier
A beautiful rammed earth house, several open air installations, the extraordinary architectural drawings for japanese anime, Mendini in dialogue with Le Corbusier, and some thoughts on the most downloaded app in the last days among the most read stories in July on DomusWeb.

– Finalist of the Terra Award 2016, this earth house in Spain follows vernacular architecture principles and helps to re-link human to nature and to build a more sustainable architecture.

– At the Noordsvaarder, in the northern part of The Netherlands, Marc van Vliet built an installation that changes with the tide, revealing different aspects of the landscape.

– Designed by the Madrid-based studio Abiboo Architecture, the residence grows in a non-hierarchical order where each space has different characteristics but similar importance.

– The Museum of Architectural Drawing in Berlin showcases the superb drawings of urban architecture made for a range of Japanese anime such as Ghost in the Shell.

– In Väkst restaurant, designed Genbyg Design, the new large and lush greenhouse serves as the connector between the two floors, and provides an inviting and informal setting.

– House 1 is an architectural installation based on an experimental format for collaborative design and construction by ALICE (Atelier de la Conception de l’Espace).

Alessandro Mendini pays homage to Le Corbusier: the event at the Appartement N.50 invites designers every year to dialogue with spaces at the Unité d’Habitation.

– Some thoughts on the app that has outshone Twitter and WhatsApp in just ten days and, by creating a parallel geography of urban space, prompts users to view reality through different eye.

– At the Providence Festival, Pneuhaus designed an inflatable immersive colour installation built around the foundamental properties of light and colour seen in nature.

– Finally La Fábrica by Ricardo Bofill in Sant Just Desvern, Barcelona, from our blog LOVESdomus.

Top: Alessandro Mendini, installation for the Apartament N.50 in Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation, Marseille, 2016. Courtesy Fondation Le Corbusier

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