This home houses an amazing collection of contemporary Brazilian and Latin American art and design. The article doesn’t go into detail about the collector or maybe it does and google translator muffed it up. These interior spaces are like living modern art museums. It does mention that the owner regularly moves the art around and especially likes juxtaposition placing different pieces next to each other. You couldn’t not help but to be inspired every day looking at these amazing pieces of art. These are only a few of the images in the write up so make sure to check out the rest of the article.
This modern remodel to an original A. D Stenger house by Webber + Studio, Architects is really nice. Although the site doesn’t give exactly where the addition was, I think the two story concrete structure in the back is quite unique and looks very cool from the front of the house. I don’t know if I could sport the orange countertops, thats a pretty bold choice. The shape of the pool is a nice compliment to the angles of the structure. It is safe to say that I am pretty Infatuated with the post and beam construction of this house.
I recently came across this first image and of course I had to track it down. The image led me to the Lanaras weekend house by Architect Nicos Valsamakis.The structure is one of great importance pertaining to Greek architecture during the 1960s. It was built for the civil engineer and contractor Alekos Lanaras. The liner lines of the building are so elegant and thin. Image eight really shows the liner reach of the two concrete planes supported by the equally thin steel posts. The interiors are just as amazing with the choice of finishes and furnishings. I want to visit this inspiring place.
© Dimitris Kalapodas
Alice Tacheny’s hand crafted furniture is part of the “slow movement”. The slow movement that I am referring to is the idea of saving up to purchase a crafted solid wood piece that will last generations. I like the idea that people are either using vintage furniture or buying pieces made responsibly and with a hand made quality. These pieces fit that bill quite well. I love how you get to see a small glimpse of the brass legs in PLATTE tables. I appreciate discovering the small details, like the pulls on the TILDE dresser.
Alice’s discipline is influenced both by a lifelong love of craft and a deep connection to the objects she designs and creates. Her inspiration derives from experimentation with raw materials and converging forms, and results in designs that embody simplicity and an understated grace. She strives to create pieces with meaning and purpose and to integrate these honest values into her work.
This single family modern residence by Open Y Office is great on many levels. I love the glass walls on the ground floor. I am sure the ground floor is the common areas while the upper level houses the bedrooms and bathrooms. The concrete look of stucco, I am guessing, works well with the wood and glass exterior elements. The shelving built off of the steel frame is very clever. Nicely done!
The Cresta by Jonathan Segal is most positively a dream house. The concrete architecture that went in to this home is characterized by open volumes. These open volumes are blurred by bringing the outside in with large sliding walls of glass. On some levels the home has a brutalist feel. The Paul Evans dining table helps with the whole brutalism feel as well. I love the last arial photo, is provides a good idea of how the how is situated in the neighborhood. I am willing to bet some of the neighbors were not to thrilled.