November 12th, 2010
The Blue Sky Prototype home rests peacefully by a large outcrop of rocks on the dry landscape just north of Joshua Tree National Park. When the owner, David McAdam, bought the property he knew that wood shouldn’t be used because it wouldn’t hold up against nature’s elements.
Steel was the first thought to be used but with the high temperature during the day and the chilly air at night, there would be a big problem. A technology firm appointed by David McAdam came up with a solution using steel studs insulated with polystyrene foam. This would create a channel that forces the hot and cold temperatures to have less of an effect metal’s temperature.
Sunlight is used to power the heating system for the entire house: hot water, space heating, hot tub. Oh how I would like to catch some of those sun rays while dipping my feet in the hot tub.
Read more about the house on Dwell.
November 8th, 2010
This 1950′s, nearly 1960′s house has mid-century modern written all over it. The view looking over the valley would be something worth looking forward to every morning. I was led to believe this house was located in South Dakota but I’m entirely unsure. If you know any information about the house let us know.
Don’t these images look much more like paintings combined with colorized black and white photographs? Well they are; the house wasn’t real. It was used in an Alfred Hitchcock movie titled North by Northwest. Read more about the film.
Images via Flickriver
November 5th, 2010
This LEGO set built around Frank Lloyd Wright’s contemporary Fallingwater House is just plain cool. I’d like to see some LEGO sets for some of my favorite Argentinian architects.
It looks like you can actually buy the set now.