I recently came across the contemporary designs of Roderick Vos and they are delightful in so many ways. The marketing or how the designs are displayed and promoted are important to me. Roderick Vos does an outstanding job with showcasing his designs with actual situations and amazing stylists. You could certainly spend some time going through his site. I really like his coffee tables, the geometric lines and the multi level storage are great.
This modern expansion by Pendal and Neille is minimal excellence. What is not to love about this house? The interiors are pretty much void of anything warm and fuzzy but at the same time all of the wood makes for a warmer environment. The movement of natural light throughout the interiors was achieve by skylights and walls of glass. I have a great appreciation and love for the merging of old and new. The brick reminds the tenants of where the house came from.
Mid century in Mexico City, where Fernando Romero was kind enough to share his amazing home with the life style magazine NOWNESS. “Designed in 1955 by homegrown architect Francisco Artigas, the house is located in the leafy suburbs of Mexico City, adjacent to one of largest city parks in the Western Hemisphere”. This is the first time that Fernando has let anyone inside his home and I must say “THANK YOU”. The home is picture perfect in my mind when I think of the highest level of design for mid century architecture. I love the steel and glass structures of this time period. If you are not familiar with NOWNESS, take the time today and watch some of the beautiful documentaries/short stories that can be found there.
The Stonewood house by Breathe Architecture has some nice design elements that echo throughout the house. The repetition of pattern is found in the finishes both on the exterior and interior of this house. One thing that I have never seen in an architects portfolio is the use of people or “characters” in their photos. The characters in the house reflect the name of the project. In this case it is a man pounding a stone. Make sure to check out the “red cross house” and the “model house”. I like it, very original.
These glass sculptures by Ben young possess a quality of depth that is unsurpassed. The mixture of concrete, glass and bronze is a perfect combination of building materials. The glass replicates the water so nicely while the concrete provides a compound that can replicate land. I love that the small little buildings are created with bronze adding another complimentary earth element.
Louis Poulsen has some of the most iconic mid century design in the field of lighting. I recently visited their website and looked through their “projects” section. I was really taken with these black and white interiors paired with all sort of wonderful Louis Poulsen designs. A “holy grail” for me would be a large copper Artichoke light. The way they reflect light creating layers of orange glowing light is rad, yup rad.