Serpentine Pavilion 2012

This year’s Serpentine pavilion, designed by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and Beijing national stadium architects Herzog & de Meuron, will take visitors below the lawn of the London gallery into an underground maze of contoured cork, hidden under a watery roof. It is the twelfth commission in the gallery’s annual series and will form part of the London 2012 festival.

Chongqing Mountain

An architectural beauty by One Plus Partnership

Architecture by Julius Shulman

Julius Shulman is an American photographer, most noted for his images based around architecture, life and culture in California… straight out of a Mad-Men esque era and into our hearts!

Happy Birthday Mies!

He died 42 years ago, but his steel and glass buildings can be found around the world. He was born in Aachen, Germany in 1886. Along with Walter Gropius and Le Corbusier, Mies was regarded as one of the masters of modern architecture.

Barcelona Pavilion – An Icon of the Modern movement, free plan exemplar. Rebuilt in 1959 to the original design.

The National Gallery in Berlin.

Seagram building in New York.

Crown Hall in Chicago.

Max Kidd

Here at Lovely we’re all about new creative talent and we’re loving the work of Ravensbourne’s Max Kidd, check out his redesign of the iris building below and if you like what you see check out more at!

PAS House

An architectural house designed by Gil Le Bon Delapointe where you can skate inside! A real dream house for skateboarders.

etnies PAS House for Public Domaine La Gaite Lyrique from etnies on Vimeo.

Wagamama combines food, art and music in new festival format. lovely!

check out the latest on or wagamama event! link to review. Festival experience Williamson and her team adapted the restaurant chain’s format to deliver a “memorable experience” to festival goers. It follows a three-tier structure: a counter-serve restaurant with open plan group seating; a digital interactive graffiti wall for customers to design; and a DJ booth.

“We decided to create Wagamama Lounge because the quality of food and its pricing at festivals is so often disappointing,” explained Williamson. “People talk about the memories they’ve had at festivals, and for brands to go to festivals they have to offer an experience, something of value, something that people will take away with them.

“As a brand, we have the ability to offer that experience and that memory. It was really important for us when we talked about festivals that we’d offer that, and not just turn up in a van. But also alongside that it was important to offer delicious food of the same quality that people are used to in our restaurants, but items that are easy and convenient to eat.”

kris mitchell

Kris is a very talented architectural student at ravensboure Uni, here is some of his work and we love it. Nice one kris.

john Pawson at the design museum.

The Design Museum presents a major exhibition of the work of John Pawson. Often described as a ‘minimalist’ he is known for a rigorous process of reduction, that creates designs of simplicity, grace and visual clarity. At the heart of the exhibition is a site-specific 1:1 full-sized installation designed by Pawson to offer a direct experience of his work – the first such installation at the museum.

London – Velodrome at the Olympic Village

Apparently on schedule. Cant wait to see finished and ready for action.


Love her work.

Sweden – Treehotel

If you fancy a really special weekend check this one out…


Philipp Schaerer is a Swiss freelance architect and image creator and his main interest lies not only in design and in the execution of small scale projects, but also in creating images of architecture and the built environment

Zaha Hadid + brixton school

Zaha Hadidz Architects have completed this school that bridges a running track in Brixton, south London.

Handy phone…

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