This week’s House of the Week is called the Pink House and it was designed by Miami-based husband-and-wife team Arquitectonica (Laurinda Spear and Bernardo Fort-Brescia) between 1976 and 1979. The house brought a new era of architecture to Miami inspired by the Art Deco and Modernist heritage of the city, and it ended the long period in which architects spurned the use of vibrant colours in the tropics. Located on Biscayne Bay shore, the structure is built from concrete and clad in stucco painted with different shades of pink from powder pale to vibrant rose. The road-side aspect of the villa has been designed as a walled entrance courtyard where the central feature is a long internal swimming pool, visible on the front elevation by a single porthole window into the swimming pool itself. Conversely, the opposite elevation on the seafront is defined by its relatively flat, block façade which is enlivened by a raised private promenade and inset balconies, glass-block windows and a sheltered terrace. The practice has been remembered primarily for its daring use of colour and innovative geometric forms.
lunes, 1 de septiembre de 2014
martes, 19 de agosto de 2014
There’s the tree house your Dad built for you in the backyard, and then there’s the tree house Robert Harvey Oshatz built in the forests of Portland, Oregon. Designed in 1997 and completed in 2004, the Wilkinson Residence is in perfect harmony with its surroundings. Built on a steep sloping lot, the living space resides amongst the forest canopy, making your morning coffee most enjoyable. With more curves than Lombard Street, the Wilkinson Residence is a property you have to see to believe.
A lover of music, the client wanted a house that not only became part of the natural landscape but also addressed the flow of music. This house evades the mechanics of the camera; it is difficult to capture the way the interior space flows seamlessly through to the exterior. One must actually stroll through the house to grasp its complexities and its connection to the exterior. One example is a natural wood ceiling, floating on curved laminated wood beams, passing through a generous glass wall which wraps around the main living room.
lunes, 4 de agosto de 2014
We are very happy to show #01 AROLA. LIGHT & DESIGN, our first collaboration with director Jordi Cussó.
It is the first film of a serie we are producing about art and design.Toni Arola is a designer whose 'professional career is divided between teaching, workshops, artistic experimentation and research into light […] He has undertaken artistic projects in a wide variety of fields, including lighting for Santa & Cole, Viabizzuno and Metalarte, pieces of furniture and perfume bottles, as well as interior design projects and exhibitions.'
We had a great time chating about light and design among many other things.
lunes, 28 de julio de 2014
A look inside John Lautner's Rainbow House, built in 1964 for jazz legend Russ Garcia.
Fittingly furnished with touches of Hollywood Glam, including Milo Baughman lounge chairs, Karl Springer freeform brass tables, a Willy Daro Agate Table Lamp, brass lotus pendants, an Achille Castigliano Arco lamp, and one rather amazing bed by Charles Hollis Jones. Also spotted is a rare Jean Gillon Captain's Chair and Ottoman.