Friday, August 28, 2009
Located in Karuizawa, Nagano. Its unique architecture includes two stories made from wood with floor to ceiling windows overlooking amazing natural vistas. This beautiful Japanese piece of architecture, with its sloped roof and dark tones is well hidden in the surrounding landscape.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Here is the picture of Arthouse Townhomes in Denver Colorado, designed in modern concept, with simple and contemporary exterior design, Look at that and get the inspiration for your interior or exterior design project.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
The architecture of this pool house is in contrast to the traditional architecture of the existing house yet the design sets up a dialogue between the two.The architecture of the pool house hovers over a 48′x20′ pool like a vessel in the water. On the North there is a spa and an outdoor/ indoor shower, and on the south there is a roofed veranda acting as an indoor/ outdoor dinning area with a large opening on the wall framing the landscape beyond. This 1200 square feet structure was designed as a minimalist sculpture in the landscape. It is part of a 3.5 acre property in Connecticut.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
For the past weekend I know why we lost our internet connection. The heavy rainfalls on Saturday found their way not only into our house but also into my modem - Brzzzz. Today I called our internet provider and they actually fixed the problem the same day.
Sunday we spent in New York City. The weather was perfect and after a beautiful time in SoHo we moved to Central Park and I had the chance to take a few pictures of The Guggenheim.
This museum, founded in 1937, is a modern art museum located on the Upper East Side in New York City. It is one of the best-known museums in New York City. The main part of the building is a very unusual shape, and was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
The distinctive building, Wright's last major work, instantly polarized architecture critics upon completion, though today it is widely revered. From the street, the building looks approximately like a white ribbon curled into a cylindrical stack, slightly wider at the top than the bottom. Its appearance is in sharp contrast to the more typically boxy Manhattan buildings that surround it, a fact relished by Wright who claimed that his museum would make the nearby Metropolitan Museum of Art “look like a Protestant barn.” (Source: Wikipedia).
The exterior and infrastructure of the museum are still under restoration but the process was thankfully far enough advanced to take some pictures.
Friday, August 21, 2009
A perforated engineering brick facade will now allow the concrete-frame building to glow at night, with terraces overlooking the City, according to the designs revealed by Jacques Herzog and Tate director Nicholas Serota.
The scheme, which will add 21,500sq m to the existing 35,000m space, has been reduced from 70m to 65m high across 11 levels with protruding “boxes” removed and a rooftop balcony added, echoing the top of Tate Modern's chimney.
Elsewhere the facade is punctured with horizontal “floor-high” window slots, with other large rectangular holes further exposing the concrete.