This dark exterior home by Bureaux with it’s ominous facade is striking. Any time I see a house with a darker exterior the practical person in me starts thinking about the heating and cooling bills but then I quickly get back to admiring the silhouette of the structure. I typically don’t go for such a country feel on the interiors but could you image this place with some warm teak or rosewood pieces in the interiors? Registered Architects Jessica Barter and Maggie Carroll are the minds behind this project, along with some other nice work, it would be worth your while to visit their site.
Steve from Surfside Projects recently send me a link to their Mellow Yellow house which was a nice change. When I say nice change, I am referring to the scale of the house. To many times I find myself looking at these epic modern homes that require some serious cash. I love the scale of this project. Street side it fits right into its surroundings but on the inside, the open concept makes the interior spaces feel a lot bigger than they are.
For a smaller home, this mid century house by John Penn has a big personality. This remarkable house on an amazing 0.4 acre site is one of a celebrated group of nine Suffolk houses, referred to as the ‘temple’ houses, designed by the architect John Penn in 1966. The house has gone through a remodel with utmost respect to the original plans. The current owners have planted fruit tress around the house as well.
.PSLAB has created another amazing project full of their designer lighting. The collaboration of Benugo, Softroom architects and the British Film Institute on the Stephen St. Kitchen and its meeting rooms and lounge has turned out some amazingly lit spaces. I like that there are three lighting fixtures but they are all interwoven when it comes to design. The brass in the lights and the green dressed Knoll chairs work so well together. I don’t think I have seen a project of theirs that I didn’t like.
If you ever need a Realtor in the Los Angeles Los Feliz area you may want to look up Michael Locke. I have posted about his pictures and listings before and just recently some others came up that were pretty nice. Michael gave me permission to share these. The first house is the William A. Leone Residence, William A. Leone c.1959. This home is quite a stunner, you can READ MORE here. The second house is the Hiram Kwan Residence, James Stevens c.1977 and you can READ MORE here. If you have a Flickr account it wouldn’t hurt to follow Michael. He doesn’t always post modern but when he does it is amazing.
It has been a while since my last modern office space posting but the Blackwood Street Bunker project by Clare Cousins Architects caught my attention. The one design element that stood out to me was the use of plywood as the ceiling tiles. Most drop down ceilings have that plain white what ever it is. There is a very industrial feeling found throughout these interiors. Concrete floors, good amount of plywood and cinder blocks create a nice industrial feeling.