This modern brownstone located in Chicago is a perfect example of simple and clean modern. There is beauty in simple clean lines and that is exactly what is found throughout these interiors. The house revolves around an intricate steel staircase that has many parts but it is still quite understated. The stone and brick found through out the interiors reminds us of the past while adding diversity in texture. The marble pedestal sink it quite amazing.
These modern holiday homes by Cheshire Architects are beautifully constructed small homes for the perfect get away. The burt exterior juxtaposed with the lighter plywood interiors is a great contrast giving a more open feel inside. I think it would be so fun to have a spot like this that you could run away to for a weekend. This series of homes was meant to fell like boats bobbing in a sea of grass. There is a nice little video as well.
Minimalism is alive and well in Sao Paulo Brazil. The minimal interiors of this home were design by Isay Weinfeld. My favorite room has to be the bedroom (second picture) for so many reasons. The bed is an amazing piece by Joaquim Tenreiro, it alone makes this space for me. The interiors make me feel like I am looking through a contemporary art museum due to the minimal approach. Could this look be pulled off with non designer pieces?
Ken Woolley designed this little black and white beauty in the “Lowline” series. Located in St Ives Australia and completed in 1966 being a stellar example of mid century architecture. “Externally, the Lowline B with its extended exposed Oregon beams and bagged brick walls continues the natural features found within, the exposed, rough-sawn wooden beams, stained timber trims and skirting and the original polished wooden floors in the dining and living spaces.” I love the black and white color palette it seams to let the colors int he room be more expressive. Maybe be if I had a nice little vintage Porsche to go with it. Make sure to click over to the site, a lot of good details and history to read about.
Bates Masi Architects has always been one of those firms, every projects is amazing. I don’t know that when I have gone through their body of work I have ever skipped a project. The Elizabeth II struck me different right away due to the stainless steel clips that ran along the exterior of the house. The clips are the custom method of attaching the wood panels to the exterior of the house, giving longevity to the wood versus screws or nails. The walls of the home are also unique in structure. “wall assembly nearly twenty inches thick, comprised of a poured concrete core, continuous from footing to roof, wrapped in insulating foam”. The form of the house being long and sprawling is nice and the flow of exterior and interior move seamless together.
The Rippon house designed by Gerry Rippon is currently on the market and it is amazing. The first design element that caught my attention were all of the structural beams and the way they are crossing each other. The beams or supports create a piece of artwork all of their own. One would have a hard time looking past the outstanding collection of mid century art and furniture that is so lovely displayed in its interiors. There is an abundant amount of information on the site so I won’t get into the details.