Archive for the ‘Architecture’ Category

House on Turtle Creek

July 27th, 2011



The House on Turtle Creek was initially built in the ’70s by Dallas, Texas architect Bud Oglesby. The original house had become aged and it badly needed renovation. Larry Speck—also a Texas architect—stepped in to bring this renovation to life. Sand blasted limestone and Almondria wood pull the house together both inside and out.

Found on Larry Speck / Let me be inspired

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Apolo 11 House in Santiago Chile

July 24th, 2011



Aside from this house being naturally beautiful because of its placement in a grove of elm trees, the structure of the house really pulls together the idea of transparent-to-nature modern living. Inside the house it feels warm like a cabin. A cabin that you’d retreat to for a weekend and have several cups of hot cocoa while sitting on the couch conversing. Unfortunately for myself this would be a distant vacation cabin because of its La Reina, Santiago, Chile location.

Designed by Parra + Edwards Architects
Photography by Rodrigo Avilés

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German Cafe Pavilion

July 22nd, 2011


German architects Martenson and Negal Theissen created this pure and visually secure pavilion. What made me want to post this is the reflection of the surrounding trees in the glass. It makes me wonder how long it will be till we see more buildings like these in the forests so not to interrupt the visual flow of nature.

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Tokyo Green Restaurant

July 20th, 2011





Surprisingly this interior space is a restaurant based in Tokyo, Japan. At first glance it looked more like a very well designed interior of a home. The architecture and interior firm Sinato designed this 1,200 sq.ft space to feel natural, intimate and that feels refreshing. Perhaps the most enjoying part is the subdued color palette created by the wood structures and the luscious green plants.

Found on The Cool Hunter

Wieden + Kennedy Portland Oregon Office

July 17th, 2011




International advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy transformed an abandoned warehouse into their new world headquarters. The office holds several hundred employees and multiple organizations. The building was redesigned by Allied Works, a Portland architecture firm.

Allied Works renovated the building with a new concrete interior and multiple new storys. The existing timber-frame structure was also renovated and helped push the accenting of wood structures throughout the interior of the building. If you ever get a chance to tour the office, do it. There are neat specialties throughout the office. Perhaps the most unique being “The Nest”.

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Temporary Italian Fincube

July 13th, 2011



Sustainable and transportable houses are increasingly popular. The temporary Fincube house is entirely made of local wood from the land and minimizes its CO2 footprint by using long-lasting and recyclable materials. The Fincube also moves to different locations after a certain period of time which gives the previous house location a chance to replenish. Did I mention that it’s in Italy as well?

Found on Architonic

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Skate Study House

July 6th, 2011






As a skateboarder and bmx rider growing up and having built ramps in my parents’ basement, I can really appreciate what was done with this house. Ever since coming across previous houses with transition-like walls I’ve really wished someone would progress an interiors design further.

The house installation was created by Gil Le Bon De Lapointe and Pierre André Senizergues.

Found on Witness This

Canadian Glass House

July 5th, 2011



This kidney-shaped Glass House was designed by Canadian architect Andrew Reeves. The house is built between parking lot and a 40 foot drop to one side. The north-facing glass wall allowed for a large amount of light to stream in, warming the houses interior.

Found on Trendir

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Holiday House in Mar Azul Argentina

June 30th, 2011



The forests of Mar Azul, Argentina are home to some of the best concrete homes. This one was designed by Noticias Arquitectura. Upon finding this house I had assumed it had been done by Martín Fernández de Lema, the architect who also designed a house in Mar Azul that has a similar aesthetic and use of concrete, wood, and weaved into the surrounding environment.

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Hollywood Hills Glass Wall House

June 29th, 2011



If I could tour the homes built by John Lautner I would in an instant. This glass walled home in the Hollywood Hills has been used many times in photoshoots and I believe in movies. The most intriguing part about it is the minimalist and angular interior design. The bathroom sink is particularly interesting because of its interaction with the plants—sort of like having a bathroom in a rainforest.

Found on Trendir

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Lake Forest Park House

June 28th, 2011




This house was designed by Finne Architects—a Seattle based firm—somewhere north of seattle. I’d guess Bothell/Lake Forest Park area. The house maintains a modern cabin aesthetic through its natural wood finishes, stone fireplace and steel appliances and structure.

The part I like the most about this house is that the bathroom has a beautiful granite counter atop nicely faced wood cabinets with unobtrusive handles. The bathroom mirrors are also placed in front of the window allowing for an intimate connection to the lush environment.

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Australian Pretty Beach House

June 26th, 2011



Australia is a place I’d absolutely love to visit but haven’t had the chance to yet. If anyone has and wants to share their experience, please do: places to go, things to see, etc.

This secluded, hillside house is actually a private vacation home that you can rent. It’s located on the Bouddi Peninsula north of Sydney and actually above a beach called “Pretty Beach”. The guests of this home are treated to the cooking of an in-house chef, views as if from the treetops, swimming in a beautiful, heated infinity edge pool, and even a 38-foot yacht to cruise around the water with. What more could you want?

The interiors are modern but more so warm giving it a more homely vibe. After looking at these images I start to feel more of a modern Sub-Saharan travelers home. If you’re interested in staying here you’re looking at around $2,500 for two nights.

Found by way of Knstrct

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