All four walls of the Light Walls House in Aichi, Japan are nearly void of windows. Yet the interior of this home is surprisingly bright. Natural light pours down from strategically placed skylights in the exposed wooden beam ceiling.
Designed by mA-style Architects, the shady site made introducing sunlight into the home quite difficult. The well-designed skylights distribute and direct the light throughout the structure. Lovely light patterns are formed on the floors and walls, creating natural artwork that changes throughout the day. Freestanding white boxes, accessible only by ladder, form private spaces above the ground floor.
The new winter fabric from Ring Jacket draws inspiration from the summer cotton seersucker. Featuring the dimpled and puckered look that give seersucker its unique aesthetic and functional qualities, this new fabric is done in wool and a tighter weave, retaining its beautiful texture but keeping the heat in.
Available now at the Armoury as in Ring Jackets 184 sportscoat model with patch pockets and their soft unpadded shoulders.
It is no mystery that we are big fans of tweed at the Armoury. Other than its beautiful textures and colors, it is actually one of the worlds first performance fabrics! Its tight and sturdy weave can brave the thickest of brushes, and its heavy weight keeps the wearer warm and its weave helps the wearer not overheat. Come the wet, cold weather, and the fibers swell up and lock in the warmth.
Pictured here is a rendition in Blackwatch Harris Tweed - Available at the Armoury in the 184 sportscoat model featuring soft unpadded shoulders and patch pockets.
Project: Bahrain, “the kingdom of the two seas”, offers a flat island landscape. The National Theatre fits in this landscape, connecting the sky and the sea. It expresses a cultural belonging to the Arab world and its layout is that of an Arab palace, settled around an empty central space. The traditional palace patio is replaced by the main foyer. The main auditorium is located in the centre of this space, encased like a precious jewel. The play of water, shade and light is present throughout the building. The National Theatre is a landmark that embodies the artistic and cultural dynamism of the Kingdom both regionally and globally. It is designed to accommodate national and international events. It also serves as an urban and cultural centre, a place for creation and rehearsal, where artists breathe life daily.