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Modern townhouse by Nagan Johnson

This modern townhouse was refurbished and expanded to an amazing effect by the architect Deborah Nagan & Michael Johnson of Nagan Johnson architects for their own occupation in 2009. I love the all glass portion of the extension, it ads that element of surprise. The interiors are nilly done, I would refer to them as warm modern. Everything is clean lines in done in an almost exactness. It is located on Brixton Road in Stockwell, just beyond the border of the celebrated Stockwell Park Conservation Area.

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modern townhouse,modern remodel,extension,addition,condo

Landscape architecture by DLANDstudio

Landscape architecture is a more definitive description than landscaping when it comes to the work of DLANDstudio. September is here and I guess it is finally sinking in that I did not do anything to the yard like I had wanted to. Looking through the works of DLANDstudio make me want to get out there and get something done. I like the landscaping that has large areas of smaller pebbles with pavers and section of moss, that look has always been appealing to me.

Landscape architecture,modern landscaping,landscaping design

modern landscaping,landscaping design

School of Hospitality and Tourism Portalegre

The School of Hospitality and Tourism Portalegre designed by Correia Ragazzi Architects and Co-authorship Eduardo Souto de Moura and Graça Correia. At first glance I thought this was a house and said to myself “I want that for my house”. Then I did a Google translate and found that it was a school. I wish my schools would have looked like this. I like the low long slung reach of the house with glass on either end. I bet the view isn’t bad either.

modern school,architecture,modern design,Correia Ragazzi

modern school,architecture,modern design,Correia Ragazzi

Geometric concrete stool HOCKER HEINRICH

This geometric concrete stool goes by the name HOCKER HEINRICH. The stool gets its name from the German playwright Heinrich von Kleist (1777–1811). The first edition of the stool has been appointed to the permanent collection at Kleist-Museum in Frankfurt (Oder). The stool was designed by Panatom with Matthias Froböse. These are such great little sculptures. My mind is racing with the possibilities if you had several. They look like they come in different shades of gray. I would love to have one in black concrete.

modern concrete, concrete furniture,HOCKER HEINRICH

modern concrete, concrete furniture,HOCKER HEINRICH

David Smith of designsmithmodern

David Smith recently posted some pictures on Facebook of his apartment that he was moving out of. I was instantly drawn to his style and the ways his interiors were furnished. I asked David if I could share his photos. He said “I wish I’d had time to take better pictures and stage the place”. I am glad he didn’t, I prefer the “this is how live look”. I also enjoy seeing other collectors interiors and collections. Maybe he will share his new place with us when he gets settled in.

“In 1996, I first began selling modern design to private clients. My moderate success in the field prompted the opening of the actual “gallery” and showroom in February, 1998 and the launching of the web site in November, 1998. Since 2009 I have operated from an appointment-only warehouse showroom just outside downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.”

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mid century,modern design,furniture

Mid century by Hal Levitt in Trousdale Estates

This Mid century home by Hal Levitt in Trousdale Estates California is a stunning example of design longevity. The way the house was remodeled on the inside almost makes the construction feel contemporary. It just goes to show that modern design can span generations and still be highly effective and sought after. The 1969 single-story design lends itself to long singular planes that are more dramatic that typical house of this period. The lush vegetation make the home feel like it sits in a tropical destination of sorts. The home is currently on the market.

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mid century,Hal Levitt,los angeles,hills,trousdale estates,mcm

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