Posts tagged ‘modern’

August 31, 2009

Modern goes spiritual – Villa 1 by Powerhouse Company

Villa1 amongst the trees, in the mist - modern goes spiritual

Villa1 amongst the trees, in the mist - modern goes spiritual

It is this group of French, Norwegian, Dutch and USA architects who call themselves “The Powerhouse Company” that was nominated for The Mies Van der Rohe design award for their work Villa1.
Some of the photographs of the Villa 1 are truly inspiring, especially the one showing how the building correlates to the surroundings by way of pure contrast – as is so characteristic of Mies`s works.

 cetral core of the building - villa 1

cetral core of the building - villa 1

outside view of the veranda

outside view of the "veranda"

May 18, 2009

Brininstool + Lynch Coffou cottage

exterior showing wood trellis

interior view of coffou cottage

interior view of coffou cottage

“To gain a sense of rural privacy, the owners were looking to experience pastoral views of nature and foliage, more than lake views, in searching for their vacation property. They were fortunate to find the land that fit their aesthetic aspirations and wanted a home that would similarly match their concepts for living.
The cottage was designed with a simple structure, a horizontal wood rain screen of cedar to privatize the entry sequence on the North, and a wall of operable glass on the South. The open plan of the kitchen, dining, living area and porch as one room intensifies the views to meadow and woods to the South and maximizes the solar gain in the winter. Radiant heat in the ground concrete floors is enhanced by passive solar gain, and runs throughout the three-bedroom cottage. The arrangement of the rooms and glass are to maximize views of the outdoor environment, while providing the most energy efficient operation.”
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front view - the wood side

front view - the wood side

coffou house garden view

coffou house garden view

see more at Brininstool + Lynch site

January 7, 2009

Mike & Chris

Mike&Chris fall 08 collection

Mike&Chris fall 08 collection

Haven`t seen such a meticulous play of texture, detail and vintage pattern as is on display at Mike & Chris!

I`m so sorry nothing of it is available in this part of world!

Looking forward to their spring 09 collection, though.

Through platinum blonde`s blog

December 16, 2008

Viccarbe houses

viccarbe furniture

viccarbe furniture

Spanish producer of high-end furnishings for the home and office surroundings “Viccarbe” has a notable list of references to boast with. Such is their latest pick of home furnishings, notably the “TJ residence” and “PR house”.

You may also want to take a look at their products at the site www.viccarbe.com

November 19, 2008

Camper crazy

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camper let some young artists design bespoke leather shoes.

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