I know this isn’t a mid century house full of stunning furniture but I do appreciate and like minimal design. This minimal house by MIRAG has a wonderful layout as it builds with the terrain. A series of cubes build up and down a ridge with additional squares operating as windows. I like all the concrete surfaces, it may feel a little cold but the texture is nice. The kitchen is the best design element that exercises minimal.
I heard that Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick’s NYC Townhome was up for sale but didn’t really think much of it. I ran across some images today and was quite taken back. I guess you never know what a celebrities style or tastes are until they put their house up for sale. I enjoyed looking through these images not because the place belongs to two big celebrities but because they were beautiful and designed so well. The banister it quite amazing along with all of the artwork. If I had a home that big and that nice I may just never leave it.
The home of Alvar Aalto has been documented through the lens of Bruno Suet in such a way, I feel as though I was a guest of Alvar himself. The depth of the spaces and the lighting are executed so well. I wouldn’t consider myself an expert on photography but I do know if you take the time to look through Bruno’s work you will see what an amazing photographer he is. It is so nice to be able to “visit” this home without being there in body. It is pretty special to see so much of Alvar Aalto’s work in one place and not feel like one designer created all of it.
This bakery was turned into a modern industrial, loft like living space. I do like converted older buildings. I think the reasoning for liking these structures is the character that resides in the surfaces. Brick walls, concrete floors and open spaces are the signatures for “the industrial loft like space”. The skylights are an amazing part of the main room in this building, they completely flood the upper level with light. The large plank flooring is nice as well, original or not I don’t know. It would be a perfect place for an artist to call work and home.
The Garden house by LGA Architects has built this stunning modern house in Toronto, Ontario. From the outside the house looks really contemporary but the interiors have their own personality. The main space has a wonderful mid century Danish vibe. Visually the house looks smaller in todays standards but the inside is nothing like that. The openness of this 2,800 sq ft home is unbeatable. The small footprint was a challenge that didn’t stump the architects and the owners, they worked together and the results are amazing.
This modern pavilion by Alan Higgs Architects is a stunning extension of ones living space. The flat roofed glass walled box is reminiscent of the mid century California movement. The wood slat structure that moves around the pavilion is functional and adds an interesting architecture element. The kitchen island one of the items that caught my attention. It was the stone with its amazing pattern, very busy but beautiful. The indoor swimming pol is not a bad way to go either.