Skalgubbar is collection of cut out people for architectural renderings


You know those little people who inhabit architectural renderings? Where the hell do they come from? I know one source now, it’s called Skalgubbar and it’s the passion project of Teodor Javanaud Emdén.

I started the project a few years ago and it has taken off fairly recently and my people who are my family and friends have now started to infiltrate the world of architecture. They are featured in a lot of architecture competitions projects (that I have seen 2013) and almost always in at least one shortlisted project.

The variety and range of people are incredible, anything from a person with a bouquet of balloons, an old woman holding giant mushrooms, or a man petting a black cat on the ground.

Bobby Solomon

February 21, 2014 / By

Architecture and Love Meet in Giordano Poloni’s Illustrations

Climbing in Love - Giordano Poloni 1

Two of my favourite things are architecture and illustration so it’s no wonder that I love these illustrated buildings by the Italian illustrator Giordano Poloni. Giordano currently lives and works in Milan where he creates both illustrations and motion-graphics for clients such as WIRED, Random House, Vice Magazine and Smith Journal. These images come from an ongoing series called “Climbing in Love” which Giordano describes as “a personal series about architecture and love stories”.

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Philip Kennedy

February 19, 2014 / By

This old cabin hides a contemporary dream home

Linescio cabin by Buchner Bründler Architekten

Sometimes things aren’t always what they seem. This 200 year old stacked stone house in Linescio, Switzerland has been discretely gutted on the inside by Buchner Bründler Architekten, turned into a simplistic dream space, perfectly formed in concrete. My favorite detail is the sleeping space above the fireplace which allows the concrete to gather ambient heat from the fire and keep you warm at night. Brilliant, right?

Linescio cabin by Buchner Bründler Architekten

Bobby Solomon

February 11, 2014 / By

Joris Brouwers and Nicky Zwaan’s incredible Amsterdam home

Joris Brouwers & Nicky Zwaan's IJburg dream home

Making a home truly your’s is a very personal process. In most cases it means arranging your belongings in a certain way or painting rooms a color you love. For home owners Joris Brouwers and Nicky Zwaan it meant taking matters into their own hands; designing, building, and furnishing their house themselves. The final home certainly stands out from the block, as you can see above, and the inside is like a secret getaway you want to explore.

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Bobby Solomon

January 14, 2014 / By