We love Photography and we love Architecture. Conclusion: we LOVE Joe Fletcher’s architectural photography. What a stunning portfolio (and gorgeous homes, all of them!)…He was born and raised in London, UK, studied painting at Chelsea College of Art & Design, receiving his BA in Fine Art, and later attended London’s Goldsmiths University, graduating with a MFA in photography. In 2003, he left soggy London for foggy San Francisco. See more of his amazing work on his site HERE!
0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false Chris&Ruby is a young design team from Berlin working in product and interior design. Their self initiated projects deal mainly with furniture, lighting and living accessories, while their contract based work cover a much wider field. I am in love with pretty much all of their products and furniture designs. Simple and functional, modern and well-designed…these is a very inspiring company to me. The company was founded in 2008 by Ruby Piterek and Christoph Maennchen, after they met at the University of Arts Berlin, where they both graduated in Industrial Design.
Tension, Please! is a set of two chairs (one with and one without armrest), the design is highly economical and ecological as it is assembled from one piece of plastic board and spanned into its shape by joining the two connecting points.
This Wood Patchwork House by Peter Kostelov is soo interesting. very interesting use of wood and such a simple structure. It also happens to have won the Laureate of International Architect Award «ARCHIP 2009» in the category «Private House», the Laureate of Russian Wood Architect Award “ARCHIWOOD 2010“ and was the Grand Prize Winner at the XII International Festival of Architecture and Interior Design “Under the Roof of Home” 2010 …Check out some pics below and see more images on his site HERE!
Beautiful Sagaponac House designed by architect Richard Meier of New York-based architecture firm TsAO & McKOWN. This “custom-designed house for a hypothetical client explores the universal human desire for both orderliness and spontaneity, while firmly rooting itself to the landscape and creating privacy by shaping the terrain.” This 4,500 square foot house in an east Long Island community looks oh so inviting…see more projects by TsAO & McKOWN here!
SsD Architects designed the beautiful Big Dig house in Lexington, Massachusetts. I love when a building can look both simple and modern, and warm and “homey”…the Big Dig house definitely achieves this…check out more projects by SsD Architects here!About the Big Dig house: “As a prototype building that demonstrates how infrastructural refuse can be salvaged and reused, the structural system for this house is comprised of steel and concrete discarded from Boston’s Big Dig utilizing over 600,000 lbs of salvaged materials from elevated portions of the dismantled I-93 highway. Planning the reassembly of the materials in as if it were a pre-fab system, subtle spatial arrangements are created. These materials however are capable of carrying much higher loads than standard structure, easily allowing the integration of large scale roof gardens. Most importantly, the project demonstrates an untapped potential for the public realm: with strategic front-end planning, much needed community programs including schools, libraries, and housing could be constructed whenever infrastructure is deconstructed, saving valuable resources, embodied energy, and taxpayer dollars.”
“Shouldn’t it be possible to conceal a house in an Alpine slope while still exploiting the wonderful views and allowing light to enter the building?” This was the questions architects at SeARCH and Christian Muller Architects asked themselves when developing the Villa Vals. Their challenge was to construct a modern home close to the world famous thermal bath of Vals, without disturbing the bath’s view. Set amidst the more traditional mountain houses, this “underground home” is so unobtrusive without loosing out on this amazing Alpine view…The interior is not too shabby either, furnished with the works of Dutch designers Hella Jngerius, Demakersvan and Claudy Jongstra…Check out more details about this project of Netherland architects at SeARCH and Christian Muller Architects at their sites.
Dimitrios Tsigos designed this mind-bending bar at the George Lycabettus Hotel in Kolonaki, Athens. The shape and forms of traditional tables and chairs seem to flow out of the floor in one fluid movement. If only we lived closer to Athens! Check out his website, here…and see some of his residential projects which are equally breathtaking.
Architect Tommie Wilhelmsen‘s office is located in Stavanger, on the west coast of Norway. According to Tommie “Essential is the belief that a good house can change your life. Good architecture is a place that’s never easy to leave.” One thing I know, if this were our place to call home, we would never want to leave…check out his website (including many more amazing projects) on his site, here! Also, scroll down for a video tour of this stunning home!
Check out a Video of this project below: