Location, location… location! The Trend Avon River House sure got this one covered form all angles. Designed by Robert M. Gurney Architect, it is surrounded by views of the river looking different as you circle around its 3 main volumes connected with a glass bridge. Great reference for daytime and dusk looking at the photos taken by Maxwell MacKenzie.
I love concrete! Why bother covering it up when done right it looks so good and ages so nicely. I guess it is an acquired taste. Living in a place with so many brutalist architecture examples around, adding the fact I used to shadow my civil engineer father on his site rounds and it is pretty obvious how it entered my system. I’ll start the week by showcasing the Cube House by Marcio Kogan as photographed by Fernando Guerra… both of which I admire and follow pretty closely. From the various methods of casting concrete, the wood planks cast used here is what I love the most. It feels more natural and works very well with the landscaping. There are some pretty amazing shots here.
The Hurst House by John Pardey Architects + Ström Architects is simple, clean and beautiful. That hovering box thing has been done and redone so many times, but I like it – it works… and looks great at night (if you’re not too shy)! This set of photos is great reference for stone and wood facade cladding and as it happens – this house has severed as inspiration for the BEST Visualization of WEEK No. 17 by lichtecht, who offered it in concrete.
I stumbled upon these great photos of a garden landscaping project taken by Joao Morgado. The architecture is by Gonçalo Salazar de Sousa and the charming landscaping of the garden is the work of Topiaris, Landscape Architecture. I’d love to live in such a house, and don’t tell me you don’t have a sudden urge to fire up 3dsmax and scatter something. This is a great vegetation reference under the Portuguese sky.
It’s very hot in here now. Feels like the middle of summer, and I’m working on a design using mostly rough stones, so I’m thinking the Syros House by Myrto Miliou Architects will be a perfect inspirational fit to share with you all. It sure did inspire me today! The photos have very good stone detail in them and a strong feel of hot summer (seems to me they were treated to accentuate that). I find myself drawn towards this type of “earthy” architecture more and more lately. feels cosy.
Following up on the “Follow the line” facade style building showcased a couple of weeks back with MAD Architects ‘Absolute Towers’, I’m showcasing today the LTD_1 building designed by Peter Ruge Architekten. I’m gathering several such projects examples in light of the upcoming RailClone update. This one also reminds me a lot of Bertrand’s entry for the RailClone miniCHALLENGE. Should be fun recreating this like that.