Brasserie Les Haras by Jouin Manku Agency

Stairwells are in fashion these days. Agency Jouin Manku upped the ante with this insane structure in the centre of Brasserie Les Harras in Strasbourg. The brasserie is build inside a listed building and it has been made sure you can see this. The entire venue has the original wooden beams on show. Large organic shaped leather panels work as dividers and accent the wood and stone in the building brilliantly.






Photos by Hélène Hilaire via AA13



Ever wanted to print your own house? For free? With WikiHouse you soon can.

Here is the low-down: ‘WikiHouse is an open source construction set. The aim is to allow anyone to design, download, and ‘print’ CNC-milled houses and components which can be assembled with minimal formal skill or training’

For more information watch the video below.


Using the WikiHouse plugin for SketchUp, click ‘make this house’ to generate a set of cutting files for your house parts.


The parts can be ‘printed’ from a standard sheet material like plywood, using a CNC machine.




The system does not need bolts. Parts are joined using wedges and pegs. Even the mallets are cut with the house.





Invite friends and family for the ‘barn-raising’. The lightweight frames can be raised by hand, and connected into a house structure.

Panels are then screwed into place. A small team can assemble a single-storey house in about a day.


The chassis is then ready to receive other parts like cladding, services, insulation, and windows.

House of windows by Nick Olson & Lilah Horwitz

On their first date Nick and Lilah went for a walk into the mountains. A dream was envisaged and where most people would draw the line at dreaming, they grabbed the bull by the horns.

In 2012, Nick Olson and Lilah Horwitz quit their jobs and set off to build a glass cabin in the mountains of West Virginia. The result is stunning and will make many re-think their childhood dreams.