Posts tagged ‘architecture’

modern living: Powerhouse’s villa1

Not for the shy of heart, Powerhouse’s award-winning modern marvel of transparency, clean minimalist lines, and excruciatingly beautiful details is enough to make even Philip Johnson proud.

+ More pictures here.

October 21, 2008 at 10:20 pm 1 comment

Foster’s humble boat

Wait, Foster + Partners are now designing boats?!?  It appears that they are, for YachtPlus “fractional yacht ownership made easy”.  Ahhhh, time share for a boat!  Plus you won’t have to worry all the troubles that come at sea.  Instead you can enjoy the corporate luxury interiors:

Very Foster-ish indeed.  My favorite are the construction photos.  Since when did boats need so many wires?

Finally a boat for those who hate everything about boating.  Actually this is a nice boat that I would love to spend a day on. I think the exterior has the interior beat, by far! more.

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July 30, 2008 at 8:37 pm Leave a comment

artist census

Interesting read on artists in America: (link)

June 15, 2008 at 11:45 pm Leave a comment

concrete art

I love doing more with less; and, when done correctly, I love bare concrete floors. And that’s why I’m drawn to Concrete Art by Transparent House, a 3D Visualization studio. It’s a way to add interest to an otherwise stoic and cold surface.

The flowing floral is concept only; the etching process can accommodate just about any design.


I’m a big proponent of finished concrete floors (when appropriate). Conceptually, I relish the raw nature of it; sustainably it eliminates the use of materials, adhesives, and labor to lay down flooring material.

+ via: TrendsNow

June 5, 2008 at 10:29 pm Leave a comment

skyline change-up

Hooray!!!! I am in love with the Brooklyn Bridge but have never EVER liked the big Verizon billboard in the background messing up my view and my photos. It looks as though change is brewing with a new all glass “iconic downtown office building”.

Cook + Fox can be credited with the glass make over. Although the diagrid structure and the mullion system appears a little heavy to me, the new building (skin) is warmly welcome in my eyes. Goodbye, Verizon sign!

+more from curbed and the NYpost

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May 13, 2008 at 1:53 pm Leave a comment

transforming windows to balconies

With the Bloomframe, the push of a button can transform your living space from interior to exterior.

The winner of a 2008 Red Dot Design Award, Bloomframe, by designers Hofman Dujardin Architects, will be available to buy sometime early this year. Designs can be customized and made to order.

Flexibility is a buzzword in modern and sustainable design and Bloomframe provides an excellent design option for architects in high-density residential design. Architects will be interested in the ever changing nature of a facade. Owners will enjoy the fresh air and light without the cost of a balcony.

+More about Bloomframe
+via Dexigner
+Red Dot Design Awards

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April 14, 2008 at 12:02 am 3 comments

record houses 2008

So after perusing Record houses 2008, here are my favorites:

Dairy House by Skene Catling de la Pena:

Palmyra House by Studio Mumbai Architects:

VH r-10 House designed by Darren Petrucci:

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April 10, 2008 at 11:25 pm Leave a comment

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