Archive for the ‘Architecture’ Category

Unstudio Loft

October 14th, 2010








UNStudio Loft may be all too pure for my modern-living taste, but I do really enjoy the efforts of designing the curved walls and wood flooring. It also enlightening to see an Eames Lounger in white leather instead of black. The loft is located in Greenwich Village and overlooks downtown Manhattan (New York).

Via Fubiz

Modern Stockholm Residence

October 11th, 2010







Modernism is at its best with this living space. Limestone, concrete, glass and steel provide a complimentary contrast to the landscape while it sits atop the beautiful Swedish rock outcrop. The architect John Robert Nilsson designed the home to look West to maximize the amount of light inside throughout the day.

The infinity edge pool and hot tub fit so smoothly into the concrete at the foundation’s edge without hindering the rest of the design. Some parts of the house that aren’t in the pictures above are an outdoor fireplace, three private bedrooms, three bathrooms, and storage. The house must be larger than it looks. Anyone want to take a stab at the price?

Via Fresh Home

Stone Creek Camp Dwelling

October 8th, 2010











This uber natural dwelling was designed by Andersson Wise Architects and is located just out of Bigfork, Montana. The buildings carry a warm, home sweet home cabin vibe that you can’t resist. They also become one with nature as they open up to the surrounding nature. The bedrooms especially; each has the option of sleeping in a protected outdoor room where you can feel the air and sounds of wildlife in the forest.

What is the greatest part about this dwelling is that it feels natural. It doesn’t appear that the architects were trying to make some sort of “green” or “sustainable” claim. Check out the ad hoc siding—wall after wall of split and stacked firewood. You wouldn’t want to be playing with matches near any of those.

Via Arch.itect

Selgas Cano Office

October 4th, 2010









It’s always cool to see interesting architecture warming the atmosphere of the creator. In this case the architectural firm, Selgas Cano built their modern office space inset into the ground. The office is located in suburban forest near or around Madrid, Spain.

The office puts you below ground level and makes you feel as if you’re deep into the woods. The glass cover lets you look up and out at anytime. This would probably make working rainy days or late nights in the low light, very relaxing. Especially when looking up at the stars through the glass.

Via ArchDaily. Photographs by Iwan Baan.

Juranda House

September 30th, 2010








This urban house is located in Vila Beatriz, Sao Paulo, Brazil and was designed by Apiacás Arquitetos. The house is made of steel reinforced concrete. The build is somewhat similar to that of the Argentinian JD house I posted a while back. This house however was limited on space. It was then designed to limit areas such as the bedrooms and bathrooms to only the necessary amount.

There is something about that house that just feels very natural. Possibly its the unfinished wood flooring or that its very generous to ambient light entering. You may be thinking that I only enjoy this house because an Eames Lounger is plopped front and center, but I didn’t see that until later.

Via Arch Daily

Colorado Syncline House

September 23rd, 2010






This house sits between the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains near Boulder, Colorado. The architectural firm behind this remarkable creation was Arch11. They designed the house with the surrounding landscape in mind to insure that planes of glass would allow for capturing ridgetop views while respecting the city’s height restrictions.

The house is house is great all around. Although somewhat sterile for my liking, I really do appreciate the house’s location and based upon the photographs and the design of it. The way light is allowed to flow into areas such as the kitchen, is also warming. I could picture myself making a hearty breakfast as that beautiful morning light pours in.

Via The Comtemporist

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Secret Island Residence

September 14th, 2010









Miller Hull designed this secret dream home to become one with nature. The trees shadowing around the house are 75-100 foot tall Douglas Firs. Leaving uninterrupted westward views of the Puget sound and Olympic Mountains.

It’s really nice to see that the lumber used in the house was actually salvaged from a shipwreck in 1921. It was planed into large 19″ x 19″ beams that formed the main living rooms. Each section of the house was specifically designed for the needs of the room. To top all of it off, there is a wooden trestle elevated 14 feet off of the ground that goes back into the forest. At the end of the trestle there is a hot tub on a platform.

Bowen Mountain Comfort House

September 6th, 2010







The Bowen Mountain house is a contemporary house built by Cplusc Architects in New South Wales, Australia as a weekend getaway. The house’s design borrows a lot from Japanese architecture but keeps its modernity with the sauna and pool additions.

Besides the architecture and use of hardwood throughout the whole house, I find it to have a very calming nature. It also seems like a place that you would go to meditate—I personally don’t meditate but the house just seems like the place for it.

The living area in particular seems very comforting and is lowered into the floor which makes it even more interesting. That is something that I’d love to do when owning a house in the future. Definitely taking an influence from old Roman amphitheaters.

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Summer House

August 26th, 2010





Although this seems more like a shelter for camping than an actual house, I do find the shape of the structure rather interesting. The architects Tommie Wilhelmsen and Todd Saunders created this shape so light would enter easily. The materials used were organic; the walls insulated with recycled paper while the rest of the house used a combination of larch and plywood.

I probably wouldn’t stay there for more than a few nights while out camping because of the lack of appliances. So it makes me wonder if anyone actually lives there permanently.

Jardin Del Sol Corona House

August 22nd, 2010






Corona y P. Amaral Arquitectos designed this house at the edge of a cliff so that the view over the water would be entirely fulfilling. The house is located on the north coat of the Canary Islands (Tenerife) in Spain. As if the view and pool weren’t enough, the house also has a basement gym that also has outward views.

The interior and exterior of the house use really nice mixup of wood to concrete. I’ve always felt that that combination almost always gives a house more personality.

Via Archdaily

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Brentwood Residence

August 18th, 2010










The Brentwood Residence is really contemporary design at its finest. Beautiful wood siding, wooden doors, cabinets, floors, cement floors and walkways—the list goes on. What really excites me about this house is the large, open living area. The sliding glass door is the only thing temporarily keeping you from enjoying the summer breeze. I could see myself enjoying a lot of time right off the deck under the roof overhang while it rains.

The architect behind this recently finished home is Cory Buckner. She is based out of Los Angeles and runs her own firm specializing in residential design and mid-century remodel and restoration projects.

Jonathan Segal Architecture + The Prospect

August 6th, 2010








Jonathan Segal is the creator of this beautiful house. It is surrounded by a pool and beautiful glass floor that really makes this house feel elaborate. The floor plan is open and has no boundaries. The garden and pool are almost included into the main living space.

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