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.
What do you call an amazingly diverse collection of art and furniture like this? Global modern comes to mind but maybe I just made that up. This is the home of Italian art collector Marco Sala and is a former tie factory. Obviously this man loves to travel due to his vast collection of art, sculpture and furniture. I love the metal geometric sculpture around the door way. I would love to wake up to such a large display of interesting objects every morning. Bergdorf has done an outstanding job at capturing these spaces. Make sure to click through and view the rest, these are only a few.
This concrete and glass modern home by Attilio Panzeri in Switzerland is quite stunning. I love the juxtaposition of the thick concrete structure and the transparent walls of glass. They are quite different materials but work so nicely together much like opposites do. For a home with a mostly concrete structure I am impressed with the amount of natural light that flows through it. I really like the sleekness and minimal approach to the kitchen. My favorite room has to be the second picture. The owners have a great design aesthetic.
Last January I had the opportunity to visit and interview Ron Green who owns “thee” mid century modern furniture store in Salt Lake City called The Green Ant. I recently came across a house tour of a nice MCM house that was beautifully curated and the house happened to be owned by Ron himself. I guess I wouldn’t expect anything less than to see so many amazing vintage pieces under one roof. If you are ever in SLC make sure to stop by The Green Ant, they have a great selection.
Chahan Minassian has a great body of work designing interiors and furnishings. I love the “modern brutalism” represented in his furniture, lighting and sculpture choices. Recently I have become fairly fond of brutalism but I think you have to know how to incorporate it into your decor like Chahan Minassian has done. He also represents and promotes a small group of artists, I am especially loving the work of ANTOINETTE FARAGALLAH and SHIZUE IMAI.
What is your take on brutalism? Do you see it in your home?