The Cresta by Jonathan Segal is most positively a dream house. The concrete architecture that went in to this home is characterized by open volumes. These open volumes are blurred by bringing the outside in with large sliding walls of glass. On some levels the home has a brutalist feel. The Paul Evans dining table helps with the whole brutalism feel as well. I love the last arial photo, is provides a good idea of how the how is situated in the neighborhood. I am willing to bet some of the neighbors were not to thrilled.
The first time a saw that chair (the first picture) I about lost it. You know when an object or art pieces just “speaks” to you, ya you know what I am taking about. It became my personal mission to find out who design this stunner. A follower on my Pintrest was able to identify the designer as Gianfranco Frattini. Recently I came across the designer that was responsible for using them in one of their projects. Damon Liss has an amazing portfolio full of mid century interiors that are are breath taking. This Chelsea Loft has some fantastic pieces and the spaces have a warm modern feeling.
As a follow up to yesterdays post about the Ampersand House, I took a look at their current exhibition and was very impressed. Their current selection of mid century furniture and artist pieces is wonderful. I said it yesterday but I will say it today as well. I think its genius that you can view these pieces in a home setting. I would like to believe that it would help a potential buyer imagine it in their own home.
Yellow ceramic object by Wouter Dam, Orange Slice chair bu Pierre Paulin, green ceramic object by Wouter Dam small sideboard with blue painted door by Cees Braakman, lamp by Anvia
The Ampersand house is a house turned gallery that houses both art and furniture. I really appreciate that one could visit this home/gallery and see how pieces could actually function in their living spaces. I would like to believe that this is a wise experience, especially when investing a good amount of money into a pieces of art or furniture. I think it would be amazing to curate a gallery like this.
Ampersand House is a gallery of art and design located in a maison de maître in central Brussels. We curate the gallery as a constantly evolving living environment mixing vintage, contemporary and prototype work to inspire a dialogue with and between collectors and creatives.
This simply modern townhouse listed at Bolaget is just that, simple. Simple can be so beautiful when pieces and spaces are considered and applied correctly. The one architectural element that caught my attention was the glass and wood staircase. The glass retaining walls let the wood stand out while keeping the volume of the space open. I would love to have a roof top garden like this one, with a view of the water, the possibilities are endless.
Next time I am in Belgium and needing to stay at a modern bed and breakfast I will be sure to look this place up. CAAN Architects is responsible for this nice little modern box. I love the simple cube with a few walls of glass. The parking underneath is particularly nice and in the neighborhood of carportesque. Simple in concept with beautiful results.