The crisp clean lines and color of the Marin County Residence by Dirk Denison Architects is almost a feeling of “purity”. One element of the project that I really like is all of the modern landscaping both on the interior and exterior. The choice locations with large glass windows, always give a view to an amazing tree or modern landscape design. I would love to look out my window and see one of those Japanese Maples looking back at me.
The vanishing point of the Australia House by Andrew Burns Architects creates an extreme roof line that seems to be pointing to something in the sky. The black exterior is a monochromatic spectacle that I personally love. Maybe a little to much wood flavor going on with the interiors but beautiful none the less.
Australia House is a gallery, studio and atelier in the ’snow country’ of Niigata Prefecture, approximately three hours north of Tokyo. The building replaces a previous structure which collapsed in a powerful aftershock on March 12, 2011. The Australian Embassy Tokyo, Tokamachi City Government and the Echigo-Tsumari Triennale resolved quickly to construct a new building and it stands as a symbol of healing and transformation in this beautiful area of Japan.
Once in a while I like to see what is for sale in my neck of the woods, Portland is only a few hours away and they always have some modern architecture happening. I really like the verticality of this modern home. The sliding slatted window coverings are a pretty functional design element. The wood facade and all of the wood on the interiors may be a little much for my taste but well done. The feature that most appeals to me is how open the interiors are, you really get a sense of volume. Make sure to check out the video.
Pekka and Minna recently contact us as they are currently renovating their 1960’s mid century modern dream home. As I looked through their blog and some of the pictures they sent, it was very evident that they have great taste in architecture and furniture. Spread throughout their home are some stunning pieces of mid century modern furniture that in some cases, have restored or fixed. They are also documenting the restoration processes which might be helpful if you are going through some of the same things in your home. Warning, these images are stunning!
Realtor Michael Shapiro, who I met when we visited the The Miller House recently posted about this picturesque mid century modern home for sale. This amazing home was the personal residence of Architect Jack C. Cohen. The 5 bedroom/4.5 bathroom 4,650 square foot home is nestled into the trees on a .81 acre corner lot and stands as a perfect example of what the phrase “Mid Century” really is.
Every Monday, Freunde von Freunden is one of the sites I check, they always have fantastic spaces and the interesting people who inhabit them. Dean Di Simone is a executive director of the award-winning design agency living in a 17-windowed loft in SoHo. His space definitely has a masculine feel with the leather wood and dark color scheme. I love that his knoll chairs were reupholstered with leather from another vintage sofa. I would like to have a closer look at his reupholstered Eames arm shell chairs done in army green pea coat wool. Make sure to check out the rest of the interview.