Keeping with the original mention of an inspirational architectural project along side a relevant making-of, I’m sharing the photos of Clear Lake Cottage by MJMA that were taken by Ben Rahn. I wish I had seen it before I did the “Superhouse Amid the Trees“! Could have used this as a better reference for what I had in mind when I worked on it. This scheme never seems to fail – vertical trees, horizontal house, lake, dusk… BOOM!
With an interesting making-of coming up featuring this Hudson Valley Guest House designed by Janson Goldstein, I’m sharing the amazing photos taken by Scott Frances. It is a new guesthouse and pool adjacent to an existing contemporary home, taking advantage of the property’s Hudson Valley views. I love these dramatic moody photos!
Today’s inspiration comes thanks to Ján Morek, following his Best of Week 18/2017 recreation of the Oak Pass House. Located in Beverly Hills, United States and designed by Walker Workshop, The Oak Pass main house sits on the top of a 3.5 acre ridge site with panoramic canyon views. There are over 130 protected Oak trees on the property which serves as a great reference for architecture being enveloped by GREEN!
It is not a secret that the photo being used as a backdrop for a photorealistic architectural visualisation, specifically an aerial, can make or break the visual. I find it odd I did not address this area of our work so far – When Virtual Meets Reality! That is why I’ve approached Jason Hawkes, A London based photographer specialising in Aerial Photography since 1991 to share his insight on the topic. Enjoy!
Today’s inspiration comes thanks to Phil Buerer, following his “Infinity” post on the forums where he recreates one of the original photos of the Infinity house by Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners. Located at the Baleares Islands, Spain, this simple and white structure serves as great reference for clean and monochromatic design under the Mediterranean light.
More wine related inspiration for The Vineyard challengers today. Located in Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico’s Wine Country, Baja California, a set of twenty independent rooms of twenty square meters each are nestled in the landscape as part of the Endémico Resguardo Silvestre project. Operated by Grupo Habita, a Design Hotels member, it includes a winery and a residential area as well. Very much open world style, and inline with the challenge programmatic brief!