Home Design Website ~ Imterrupt

Month November 2014 Archive

 First Carbon-Positive Prefab House Produces More Energy Than It Consumes

Architecture, Sustainable House 2 First Carbon Positive Prefab House Produces More Energy Than It Consumes Architecture Carbon Positive Prefab House Sustainable Residence: Architecture, The Plans1 First Carbon Positive Prefab House Produces More Energy Than It Consumes Architecture Sustainable Residence Carbon Positive Prefab House: Architecture, Sustainable House 3 First Carbon Positive Prefab House Produces More Energy Than It Consumes Architecture Sustainable Residence Carbon Positive Prefab House: Architecture, Design Sustainable House First Carbon Positive Prefab House Produces More Energy Than It Consumes Architecture Sustainable Residence Carbon Positive Prefab House: Architecture, Sustainable House 5 First Carbon Positive Prefab House Produces More Energy Than It Consumes Architecture Carbon Positive Prefab House Sustainable Residence: Architecture, Sustainable House 6 First Carbon Positive Prefab House Produces More Energy Than It Consumes Architecture Carbon Positive Prefab House Sustainable Residence:
Characterized by Australian modular building expert ArchiBlox as the world’s first carbon-positive prefab living unit, the Archi+Carbon Positive House is designed to be self-sustainable. According to the project developers, the new project “provides the option for a more environmentally-conscious design, through both reducing embodied energy that accompanies new-home construction and maintaining positive-energy production.” The photos below depict the project entitled ‘Carbon House 01?, the first out of four models envisioned so far.Reducing heating and cooling costs is cleverly achieved through a series of passive design strategies, without compromising in style and overall appearance. These include in-ground cool tubes, sliding edible garden walls to reduce sunlight infiltration, and a green roof for increased thermal insulation. “Additional gains in thermal performance are achieved through the structures’ air-tightness which sustains the heat or cool inside and a ‘buffer zone’ which separates the thermal conditions of the exterior and interior areas. Further sustainability is achieved through double-glazed and thermally broken windows, solar power utilization, and water recycling implementation”, explained the architects.With a total living surface of 53 square meters (plus a 23 square-meter deck ), one living area, kitchen, dining zone, one bedroom and one bathroom, this sustainable unit is a cozy place to call home. [Photography by Tom Ross]

 Sleek Glass and Wood House Extension With Matching Swimming Pool

Architecture, House Extension By Aichberger Architektur Studio 5 Sleek Glass And Wood House Extension With Matching Swimming Pool Architecture House Extension Aichberger Architektur Studio: Architecture, House Extension By Aichberger Architektur Studio 2 Sleek Glass And Wood House Extension With Matching Swimming Pool Architecture Aichberger Architektur Studio House Extension: Architecture, House Extension By Aichberger Architektur Studio 4 Sleek Glass And Wood House Extension With Matching Swimming Pool Architecture Aichberger Architektur Studio House Extension: Architecture, House Extension By Aichberger Architektur Studio 6 Sleek Glass And Wood House Extension With Matching Swimming Pool Architecture House Extension Aichberger Architektur Studio: Architecture, House Extension By Aichberger Architektur Studio 1 Sleek Glass And Wood House Extension With Matching Swimming Pool Architecture Aichberger Architektur Studio House Extension: Architecture, House Extension By Aichberger Architektur Studio Sleek Glass And Wood House Extension With Matching Swimming Pool Architecture House Extension Aichberger Architektur Studio:
This modern glass and wood house extension in Salzburg, Austria, was intended to increase the square footage of a single family house and bring natural light inside. An old house in Salzburg became the perfect playing ground for a game of light and warmth. Aichberger Architektur Studio visualized the two-story structure as elongating towards the garden, opening towards sunlight.An opportunity to create a different lifestyle arises from this addition. The owner enjoys views of the backside garden through a transparent glass wall wrapped around the corner. Dressed in a wooden skin, this addition acquires views of the rectangular swimming pool through frameless windows.Contrasting the old structure, this new glass and wood addition brings in light, air and framed views of green surroundings. Harmoniously coming together, the family home addition was carefully integrated in the existing architecture. The inviting swimming pool elongates the idea of warmth by displaying a wooden continuation of the addition’s skin. Stylishly furnished with functional pieces enhancing the use of renewed social spaces, the compact glass and wood box feels like a logical transition to the warm, alluring garden.For more inspiration, check out this glass and timber addition to a 1950?s Hampshire house or this striking modern addition bringing light and LA views inside. Which one do you find most inspiring?

 Bungalow-Style Home Added a Playful Extension to Encourage Family Interaction

Architecture, Family Residence 1 Bungalow Style Home Added A Playful Extension To Encourage Family Interaction Architecture Contemporary Home Design Playful Extension: Architecture, Family Residence 11 Bungalow Style Home Added A Playful Extension To Encourage Family Interaction Architecture Contemporary Home Design Playful Extension: Architecture, Family Residence 6 Bungalow Style Home Added A Playful Extension To Encourage Family Interaction Architecture Contemporary Home Design Playful Extension: Architecture, Family Residence 12 Bungalow Style Home Added A Playful Extension To Encourage Family Interaction Architecture Contemporary Home Design Playful Extension: Architecture, Family Residence 19 Bungalow Style Home Added A Playful Extension To Encourage Family Interaction Architecture Playful Extension Contemporary Home Design: Architecture, Family Residence 14 Bungalow Style Home Added A Playful Extension To Encourage Family Interaction Architecture Contemporary Home Design Playful Extension:
How can you enhance the overall design of a family home in order to encourage socializing? MAKE Architecture created a playful extension for a St Kilda Californian-Style Bungalow in Melbourne, Australia. Imagined more like a favorite café than a common private house, the new project offers welcoming spaces for informal gatherings and entertainment. A decorative timber screen with glass piercings adorns the extruded upper level roof form that also contains the main bedroom.Materials were cleverly employed for their practical building purposes, as well as for interesting visual effects: “Concrete has been used to form a heavy base to the project and large board marked concrete elements lift up and emerge out of this base. The concrete has been formed up insitu using recycled fence palings to give texture and grain. It is also used internally to create integrated seats, benches and durable surfaces for family life.” The decorative wooden screen is also an example of an ordinary material used in a highly creative manner. We love how the designers managed to develop cozy and intimate spaces the entire family can enjoy. What are the details you like best about this home?  [Photography: Peter Bennetts]

 Visually Provoking Modern Retreat in Bulgaria: Slight Slope Long House

Architecture, Slope Residence 8 Visually Provoking Modern Retreat In Bulgaria: Slight Slope Long House Architecture Slight Slope Long House Modern Residence: Architecture, Design Slope Residence Visually Provoking Modern Retreat In Bulgaria: Slight Slope Long House Architecture Slight Slope Long House Modern Residence: Architecture, Architecture Slope Residence Visually Provoking Modern Retreat In Bulgaria: Slight Slope Long House Architecture Slight Slope Long House Modern Residence: Architecture, Slope Residence 5 Visually Provoking Modern Retreat In Bulgaria: Slight Slope Long House Architecture Slight Slope Long House Modern Residence: Architecture, Slope Residence 9 Visually Provoking Modern Retreat In Bulgaria: Slight Slope Long House Architecture Modern Residence Slight Slope Long House: Architecture, Slope Residence 11 Visually Provoking Modern Retreat In Bulgaria: Slight Slope Long House Architecture Modern Residence Slight Slope Long House:
Located in Targovishte, Bulgaria, Slight Slope Long House is a modern residence envisioned by I/O Architects as a massive horizontal volume. According to the project developers, the topography of the site resembles a cavea of an antic theater: “The long structure is facing the favorable sun orientation and the view in slight opposition of the slope. This way entering diagonally into the house the height of the spaces changes in relation to their grade of privacy. In the opposite direction and apart from the main progression are the guest rooms over the compressed space of the entrance and the garage.” The unconventional geometry of the project leads the eye along diagonal lines, creating a fun and surprising effect.Slight Slope Long House accommodates generously-sized living and dining areas, three bedrooms, a home office and three-car garage: “The internal structure corresponds to the complementary space of the stairs-like veranda facing the park as well as to the terraced yards behind the house. The monolith appearance of the stone cladded façades and the oversized architectural elements, from one side and the perspective corrections of the front elevation from the other, modulate in an ambiguous way the scale of the large structure”, explained the architects. Sustainable features of the project include passive sun shading, heat pump with ground-coupled heat exchanger and use of local stone. [Photos courtesy of I/O Architects]

 Vibrant Residence Abounding in Light and Color: CASA IV in São Paulo, Brazil

Architecture, Modern House 92 Vibrant Residence Abounding In Light And Color: CASA IV In Sao Paulo, Brazil Architecture Contemporary Home Design Vibrant Residence: Architecture, Modern House 71 Vibrant Residence Abounding In Light And Color: CASA IV In Sao Paulo, Brazil Architecture Vibrant Residence Contemporary Home Design: Architecture, Modern House 102 Vibrant Residence Abounding In Light And Color: CASA IV In Sao Paulo, Brazil Architecture Contemporary Home Design Vibrant Residence: Architecture, Modern House 82 Vibrant Residence Abounding In Light And Color: CASA IV In Sao Paulo, Brazil Architecture Vibrant Residence Contemporary Home Design: Architecture, Design Modern House3 Vibrant Residence Abounding In Light And Color: CASA IV In Sao Paulo, Brazil Architecture Contemporary Home Design Vibrant Residence: Architecture, Colorful Modern House Vibrant Residence Abounding In Light And Color: CASA IV In Sao Paulo, Brazil Architecture Contemporary Home Design Vibrant Residence:
Suite Arquitetos completed the design of CASA IV, a vibrant residence located in São Paulo, Brazil. Defined by an open layout, the contemporary “crib” seems especially planned for socializing and entertainment. A striking living area with tall ceilings and window walls creates an overwhelming feel of openness as you enter the house. Wood is employed extensively throughout for a welcoming feel and becomes the background for quite a few interesting decorative additions.The focal point of the house is undoubtedly the lounge area on the first level, characterized by color and an abundance of natural light. Surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows and sprinkled with blue, orange and gray hues, one can easily see how this “social setting” was thoroughly planned by the designers. Neighboring this open conversation zone, but slightly more intimate, there is a TV area envisioned in bold tones of blue, red, yellow and purple. A wooden stairway connects these colorful “day zones” with the bedrooms and working area on the upper level. Enjoy the photo gallery below and let us know your thoughts on this colorful home in Brazil! [Photography courtesy of Suite Arquitetos]

 Cantilevered “Treehouse Residence” Neighbored by Orchards and Vineyards

Architecture, Modern Residence 84 Cantilevered “Treehouse Residence” Neighbored By Orchards And Vineyards Architecture The Treehouse Modern Residence: Architecture, Modern Residence 66 Cantilevered “Treehouse Residence” Neighbored By Orchards And Vineyards Architecture Modern Residence The Treehouse: Architecture, Modern Residence 115 Cantilevered “Treehouse Residence” Neighbored By Orchards And Vineyards Architecture The Treehouse Modern Residence: Architecture, Modern Residence 56 Cantilevered “Treehouse Residence” Neighbored By Orchards And Vineyards Architecture The Treehouse Modern Residence: Architecture, Modern Residence 105 Cantilevered “Treehouse Residence” Neighbored By Orchards And Vineyards Architecture Modern Residence The Treehouse: Architecture, Modern Residence 45 Cantilevered “Treehouse Residence” Neighbored By Orchards And Vineyards Architecture Modern Residence The Treehouse:
Neighbored by fruit orchards and vineyards, The Treehouse Residence by Forestgreen Creations is a modern home in Pelham, Ontario, Canada. Raw concrete, steel and stucco are the materials employed for visually defining the exterior design. The cantilevered volume supported by a V-shaped structure allows most of the living space to be elevated above ground. An optimum connection to the outdoors was achieved through large expanses of glass in every room. Additionally, a swimming pool terrace on the second level provides space for relaxation and entertainment in the middle of a fresh landscape.Curious what inspired the name of the project? Here is an explanation from the architects: “Firstly, the interior reveals exposed steel framework with diagonal and vertical bracing intermittently appearing and disappearing throughout the walls, ceiling and floors. Secondly, the untrammeled view of the surrounding forest through the floor to ceiling glazing in the penthouse, gives one the sense of being among the trees.” Sustainable features of the residence include a rainwater collection cistern which supplies ground irrigation and water for the pool and a geothermal system. [Photography by Lisa Petrole]

 Eclectic Redesign Project Mixing Vintage and Modern Details in New Rochelle, New York

Architecture, Large Eclectic House 8 Eclectic Redesign Project Mixing Vintage And Modern Details In New Rochelle, New York Architecture Vintage Details Eclectic Redesign Project: Architecture, Large Eclectic House 10 Eclectic Redesign Project Mixing Vintage And Modern Details In New Rochelle, New York Architecture Vintage Details Eclectic Redesign Project: Architecture, Large Eclectic House 23 Eclectic Redesign Project Mixing Vintage And Modern Details In New Rochelle, New York Architecture Vintage Details Eclectic Redesign Project: Architecture, Architecture Modern Crib Eclectic Redesign Project Mixing Vintage And Modern Details In New Rochelle, New York Architecture Eclectic Redesign Project Vintage Details: Architecture, Large Eclectic House 9 Eclectic Redesign Project Mixing Vintage And Modern Details In New Rochelle, New York Architecture Vintage Details Eclectic Redesign Project: Architecture, Large Eclectic House 19 Eclectic Redesign Project Mixing Vintage And Modern Details In New Rochelle, New York Architecture Eclectic Redesign Project Vintage Details:
In a quaint colonial building on a wooded street in New Rochelle, New York, just an hour outside of NYC is the location of interior designer Danielle Colding’s new eclectic project. The client wanted the house completely redone to feature her eclectic art collection, which also served as inspiration for much of the redesign. With an already existing cool mix of vintage and modern furniture, Danielle created a fresh color palette to show them to their advantage. Over the course of the project, new pieces were added and some of the older pieces rejuvenated. Fabrics were chosen, and the home redo was underway.With this project in New York, the designer took a “more is more” approach, employing a lot of layering, which is often her signature.  The client really allowed the designer do her work unfettered, which allowed the project to move quickly and painlessly. Danielle and the client focused on the main rooms first, then redesigned the rest of the house. Finally, an indoor/outdoor sunroom was completed. The outcome is a dynamic home exhibiting tremendous warmth and comfort. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Danielle Colding Design]     

 purple black and white room

Bathroom, Astonishing Applying Purple And Black Room Ideas Home Design White: Bathroom, Fascinating Applying Purple And Black Room Ideas Home Design White: Bathroom, Lovely Lilacs Benjamin Moore And Lilac Bathroom Purple Black White Themed Rooms Abdeebfdea: Bathroom, Astonishing Purple Deep And Bedroom Ideas Black White Room Acecabdebfcab: Bathroom, Surprising Fancy Purple Black And White Bedroom Ideas Dark Themed Rooms Excellent Room Hous: Bathroom, Enchanting How To Decorate Small Living Room Top Trends New Purple Black And White Themed Rooms Room:

We end today’s post by highlighting powder rooms with traditional style. Charming wall tile, an arched window and a clawfoot Astonian Luxor tub grace the light-filled bathroom below. While subway tile adds a modern look to this next featured space, striped curtains and (once again) a clawfoot tub put their traditional stamp on the room. In case you’re curious, that fabulous shower rail can be purchased at Lefroy Brooks. Be sure to check out the brand’s lovely bathtubs as well. The silver feet on this clawfoot tub make it a true standout. Surround it with black tile, and you have a powerful contrast that can’t be ignored.

 dining room feature wall

Bedroom, Knockout Dining Rooms Visualized Room Feature Wall Modern White Suite X: Bedroom, Captivating Exposed Brick Feature Wall Dining Room Interior Design Ideas  Room: Bedroom, Attractive Dining Room Feature Wall Ideas For Motivate Beeyoot Modern In Making Decorative Decoroption Wall: Bedroom, Endearing Snapshot Travel Blog Snug Harbour Port Credit Renovated Feature Wall In Dining Room Interior Fireplace: Bedroom, Archaiccomely Feature Wall Photos Interior Dining Room Colours Ideas Dedecaee: Bedroom, Ravishing Deck Our Home My Dining Room Feature Wall:

The terms ‘contemporary’ and ‘modern’ are often used interchangeably when describing design. It’s a common faux pas and one of which this writer is certainly guilty. In design lexicon the two words have contrasting and quite distinct meanings. Describing their difference at a somewhat rudimentary level: contemporary makes reference to the present-day – that which is current and of the time – whereas modern alludes to the past, specifically that of Modernism (post the First World War) and mid-20th century modern design and architecture.

 black and white modern room

Apartments, Amusing Modern Bedroom Ideas For Teenage Girls Black And White Zebra Living Room Images Contemporary Color Scheme: Apartments, Likable Red Black And White Bedroom Sets Modern Living Room Design Beautiful For Interior Home Inspiration Sets: Apartments, Enchanting Photos Black And White Modern Living Room Furniture Rmstoreycarrick Mid Century Bedroomsx: Apartments, Marvelous Black And White Bedroom Decor For Stunning Modern Style Red Living Room Furniture Set In Striped Rug: Apartments, Astonishing Bedroom Large Black Modern Furniture Bamboo Table Lamps And White Living Room Expansive Porcelain Tile Decor Floor Lamp: Apartments, Alluring Modern Black And White Living Room Decor Amazing Design Pictures Of Ideas Endearing Inspirational H:

Green in the girls’ bedroom coupled with pink works surprisingly well and it elegantly complements other colors such as brown and orange as well. Working with more than 3 or 4 bright colors in a room requires great care, perfect planning and a hint of ingenuity that lets each hue standout even while blending with the overall look. While it does sound like a risky proposition, get it right and you will have a playful kids’ room that is a visual treat.

 10 Inspirational Lessons from “The Most Important Architect of Our Age” : Frank Gehry

Architecture, Frank Gehry Architect 10 Inspirational Lessons From “The Most Important Architect Of Our Age” : Frank Gehry Architecture Frank Gehry Design Lessons: Architecture, Frank Gehry Santa Monica Home Via New York Times Deconstructivism 10 Inspirational Lessons From “The Most Important Architect Of Our Age” : Frank Gehry Architecture Design Less: Architecture, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center For Brain Health Frank Gehry Via Architect Magazine 10 Inspirational Lessons From “The Most Important Architect Of Our Age” : Frank Gehry Archi: Architecture, Frank Gehry Sketch Via Gehry Partners 10 Inspirational Lessons From “The Most Important Architect Of Our Age” : Frank Gehry Architecture Frank Gehry Design Lessons: Architecture, Frank Gehry Dancing House Prague1 10 Inspirational Lessons From “The Most Important Architect Of Our Age” : Frank Gehry Architecture Design Lessons Frank Gehry: Architecture, Frank Gehry For TCo1 10 Inspirational Lessons From “The Most Important Architect Of Our Age” : Frank Gehry Architecture Design Lessons Frank Gehry:

Born in 1929, Frank Gehry was born Frank Owen Goldberg in Toronto Canada. The Canadian-American Pritzker Prize winning architect based in Los Angeles has been revered as  “the most important architect of our age” by Vanity Fair.
Gehry’s architectural fascination began when he was a young child, when he would build little cities from scraps of wood with his grandmother. Together they entertained themselves for hours while they created small, imaginary houses and futuristic cities on the living room floor.  The small scraps of wood came from his grandfather’s hardware store where he spent many Saturday mornings.  A creative child, he spent much time time drawing with his father. His mother introduced him to the world of art. According to Gehry his father thought him to be a dreamer but it was his mother who pushed him.
In 1947 Frank moved to California where he found a  job as a delivery truck driver and enrolled at Los Angeles City College. He would eventually graduate from the University of Southern California’s School of Architecture, but it took a while for him to find his passion. He took a stab at radio announcing and tried chemical engineering, and claims to have been terrible at both.  While searching for his interests and passions, he remembered his loved of art, going  to museums, looking at paintings and listening to music – all the things that his mother had introduced to him as a child. The days of grandma and the blocks came back to him. This propelled him to try some architecture classes.
In 1952 he married Anita Snyder, and in 1956 he changed his name to Frank O. Gehry.  In 1954 Gehry graduated at the top of his class with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California. 1954. In the fall of 1956, he moved his family to Cambridge, where he studied city planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, but left before completing the program. His forward-thinking ideas regarding socially responsible architecture were under-realized. In 1966 he and Snyder divorced. In 1975 he married Panamanian Berta Isabel Aguilera, to whom is still married. He has two daughters from his first marriage, and two sons from his second marriage.
The architect’s own home in Santa Monica is often cited as a perfect example of his type of architecture. The house, which was renovated in 1978 seems to be influenced by those Saturday morning trips to his grandfather’s hardware store with his use of unpainted plywood and corrugated steel and other seemingly “utilitarian” materials.
It was the work he did on his own house that brought him recognition throughout the vast architectural community. Gehry states, in a film about himself that “it was comfy and had a little garden and we could afford it. When I bought it, I realized I had to do something to it before we moved in. I loved the idea of leaving the house intact and not messing with it. I came up with the idea of building the new house around it.” Gehry began to rework the architecture, leaving the the original house almost intact and building around it so that it became a house within a house. This house was Gehry’s way of bringing together his love of art and his growing confidence as an architect.
His love of Picasso and of cubism was expressed in the shapes of the windows and chain-link fences that surround his own home  much as it would be in the future buildings that would bring him acclaim and world-wide recognition.
Founded in 1900 by a group of private citizens as the Art Museum of Toronto,  the museum was renamed in 1919 as the Art Gallery of Toronto, and yet again renamed The Art Gallery of Ontario  (AGO) in 1966. The current location dates to 1910, when the gallery was willed the estate known as  the Grange, a historic Georgian manor built in 1817. In 1920, the museum allowed the Ontario College of Art to put up a building on the campus. The 2004 remodel would include the destruction of the post modern 1992 building.
The AGO reopened in November 2008. Notable elements of the expanded building included a new entrance aligned with the gallery’s historic Walker Court, the Grange, and a new four-story south wing clad in glass and blue titanium that overlooks both the Grange and Grange Park. The most characteristic element of the design is the glass and wood façade. The completed expansion received wide acclaim, notably for the restraint of its design. An editorial in the Globe Mail referred to it as a “restrained masterpiece” and noted that “Mr. Gehry’s genius lies in his deft adaptation to unusual circumstances.”
The Toronto Star called it “the easiest, most effortless and relaxed architectural masterpiece this city has seen.” And the Washington Post  claimed that “Gehry’s real accomplishment in Toronto is the reprogramming of a complicated amalgam of old spaces. That’s not sexy, like titanium curves, but it’s essential to the project.”  The New York Times sang its praises as well. “Rather than a tumultuous creation, this may be one of Mr. Gehry’s most gentle and self-possessed designs. It is not a perfect building, yet its billowing glass facade, which evokes a crystal ship drifting through the city, is a masterly example of how to breathe life into a staid old structure. Instead of tearing apart the old museum, Mr. Gehry carefully threaded new ramps, walkways and stairs through the original.”
Of this edifice, the great architect Philip Johnson, who traveled to Bilbao solely to see the grand piece of architecture, is said to have burst into tears and proclaimed Gehry to be “the greatest architect we have today.” Johnson later declared the structure “the greatest building of our time.” That’s quite a statement by any standard, and a grander one yet coming from one of the world’s leading and most recognized architects. When asked recently by Vanity Fair Magazine, which is the most important building in modern architecture today since 1980, the Geggenheim Museum in Bilbao topped the list.
Like his predecessor, Frank Lloyd Wright, who also built a Guggenheim museum, Gehry is considered to be the most influential architect of his time. Like Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehry has also risen to celebrity status. The museum has changed people’s perception of museums, about the connections between art, architecture, and collecting.
8 Spruce Street is Mr. Gehry’s first skyscraper, the tallest luxury residential tower in the city’s history. The 76 story building houses a new public grammar school and one floor of hospital services which was described by The New York Times as “an odd coupling of private and public interests that was a result of political horse trading rather than any obvious benefit that would be gained from so close a relationship between the two.”
The tower in the skyline, is particularly breathtaking when from the Brooklyn waterfront. Despite the incredibly modern facade, the building has a reassuringly old-fashioned feel. The design of the building, is described by the New York Times “about bringing that same sensibility — the focus on refined textures, the cultivation of a sense that something has been shaped by a human hand — to the digital age.”
The building seems to move, winding, spinning, spiraling, constantly changing, as it rises toward the sky. The exterior was constructed with 10,500 individual steel panels, almost all of entirely different in shape. 8 Spruce Street was created by using the same kind of computer modeling that he used for the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain, more than a decade earlier.
The  Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles, looks anything but old-fashioned. The exuberant facade constructed from brushed stainless steel seems to swoop and burst and pop like fireworks. These panels seem to dance right out of the ground and into the sky, as though they were created by the music, not for the music.
The building, considered to be one of Gehry’s most important, relates well to the city of Los Angeles where it occupies a full block near the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, a gilded late-modernist building that used to house both the Philharmonic and the Academy Awards.
It could be said that Frank Gehry is as much an artist as he is an architect. He loves to sketch, and it is the beginning of his architectural process.  These sketches flow and and change and evolve and eventually become models. More refinements are made and then eventually each original sketch becomes a finished building that will be unlike any other in the architectural world. He refers to his sketches as “tentativeness… messiness,”  and this ensures that the artist keeps away from formula and repetition.
His sketches inspired the legendary Sydney Pollack to explore them in the PBS American Masters film Sketches of Frank Gehry. The film explores Gehry’s process of turning these evanescent, abstract drawings into tangible, three-dimensional forms: finished buildings of titanium and glass, concrete and steel, wood and stone.
After many years of  refusing to design a building in Las Vegas, Gehry did agree to design the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center. The architect formed a bond with the founder, a liquor distributor, who felt compelled to open a neurological research facility after watching his father struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease.
It would turn out that Gehry had his own personal interest in research on brain disorders. A longtime friend and analyst, the late Milton Wexler, watched Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s diseases take the lives of his wife and three sisters-in-law. Gehry agreed to design the building only if Huntington’s was added to the list of diseases that the new center would treat and study.
The complex comprises two wings connected by an open courtyard: a dedicated research center, located at the northern end of the building, and a ‘for-hire’ event space, dubbed the life activity center, located at the southern end. The four story clinic to the north, contains the medical offices, patient rooms and research space  is described as a relatively straightforward structure consisting of  a collection of stacked boxes in white stucco and glass.
The office wing, resembles a jumbled, unsettled collection of boxy forms. The life activity center is a soaring sculptural volume tucked beneath a signature Gehry stainless steel roof that was designed as an event space. It can be rented out for parties, weddings and special occasions with the proceeds going directly to the center’s research.
The dancing house in Prague was a collaborative project with Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunic. The building, which actually resembles a couple of buildings, was constructed on a vacant lot by the river. The architecture which is very non-traditional was quite controversial at the time. This modern whimsy stands out and sets itself apart from the traditional architecture styles in the landscape; Baroque, Gothic and Art Nouveau. Gehry originally named the house Fred and Ginger as the house strongly resembles two dancing arm in arm, but then shied away from calling it such, not wanting to bring “Hollywood kitsch” to Prague.
The dancing house was built in the style known as deconstructivist, or sometimes called “new baroque.” It’s unusual shape is supported by 99 concrete panels, each one a different shape and dimension. On the top of the building stands a large twisted structure of metal nicknamed Medusa.
Barcelona’s golden fish sculpture, known as Peix, is one of many pieces of public art found in and around the city. The piece sits in the Port Olympic at the base of a large skyscraper, the Hotel Arts, one of the tallest buildings in the city. Gehry was commissioned to build the piece for the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. The large copper-colored fish, made from steel, stone and glass faces the sea. The copper dances in the sun much like the scales of a fish do as it nears the water’s surface.
Gehry has built large, freestanding fish sculptures for the Minneapolis Scultpure Garden as well as the Fishdance Restaurant in Kobe, Japan. Very much inspired by fish, Gehry has created a line of jewelry, lamps, and sculptures based on this subject matter. “It was by accident I got into the fish image”, Gehry told PBS. His interest was sparked when his colleagues were recreating Greek temples. “Three hundred million years before man was fish….if you gotta go back, and you’re insecure about going forward…go back three hundred million years ago. Why are you stopping at the Greeks? So I started drawing fish in my sketchbook, and then I started to realize that there was something in it.”
In 2003 Gehry entered into a partnership with Tiffany & Co. to create an exclusive jewelry collection that launched in 2006. Rooted in an exquisite understanding of materials and structure, the collection explores the expressive potential of precious metals, wood and stone. Like his buildings, Mr. Gehry’s jewelry and home collection exude vitality, with Tiffany skillfully realizing the spontaneous twists and turns of the architect’s inventive style. Many of Gehry’s trademark architectural styles would translate beautifully into bangles, vases, bowls, bracelets and candlesticks. A pair of cuff-links immediately remind one of Peix and his other fish structures.
There is good reason that Frank Gehry is considered to be the most important architect of our day. He is talented and multi-faceted. His art, architecture and design reflect our modern era, often linking it both to the past and to the future. Do you have a favorite Gehry building? I’d have to say the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao is definitely mine, but there is something endearing and charming about “Fred and Ginger” in Prague!

 industrial home design

Apartments, Entrancing Industrial Chic Cool Home Design Ideas Plans: Apartments, Beautiful An Industrial Inspired Apartment Sophisticated Style Home Design Blog Stylebest Designs: Apartments, Beauteous Industrial Home Decor Ideas Design Blog: Apartments, Cool Industrial Bedrooms Divine Detail Home Designs South Africa Gray Brown Bedroom Decor: Apartments, Divine Industrial Home Studio A Minimal Design Decoist Abecdfddcddcddaee: Apartments, Splendid Industrial Home Design Vintage Industrial:

Adding green to the bedroom is easy if you already have a muted color scheme going in the room. It is a color that works beautifully with the likes of white, gray and even brown. While the yellowy-greens add warmth to the bedroom, the blue-tinged variants bring a touch of coolness along with a vibrant ambiance. Here is a pick of 25 gorgeous bedrooms that incorporate green in a gorgeous fashion.

 contemporary minimalism

Apartments, Mesmerizing Images About Minist House Design Contemporary Orange Kids Eecacdfccfbc: Apartments, Splendid Minism Great Living Room Designs Decoholic Curtain Ideas Contemporary Classical Minismlivingroom: Apartments, Delectable Images About Home Architects Architecture Contemporary American Sculpture Minist Afcdbcbdafddedc: Apartments, Astonishing Minist The Right Way To Make Your Living Space Open Contemporary House Plans Decor: Apartments, Charming Minist Architecture Designs Ideas Contemporary Classical Minism Designs: Apartments, Knockout Contemporary Household Home In Sri Lanka Paying Out Tribute To Minist Music Efarchitecture Modern Residence:

There are a few specific styles and themes which come alive in the bedroom with the addition of a green tinge. The first that comes to mind is here is the exotic tropical style. Whether you wish to combine a hint of tropical charm with modern aesthetics or want to create a guest bedroom that is full of tropical flair, green is the color to turn to. A splash of bright or mossy green can turn your boring bedroom into a fun and playful space that reminds of your recent holiday trip to a stunning tropical getaway. Another look that revels in green is the beach style and you can replace the traditional white and blue blend with white, green and a hint of orange to create a unique and exquisite bedroom.

 light blue bedroom ideas

Bathroom, Heavenly Light Blue Bedroom Decor Mapo House And Cafeteria Walls Ideas Httpluvne: Bathroom, Entrancing Interior Impressive Light Blue Bedroom Walls Luxury Home Carpet Ideas Interior: Bathroom, Fascinating Epic Light Blue Bedroom Ideas Home Decor Images Wonderful Trendy Connhomes: Bathroom, Charming Bedroom Ideas Blue Design Light Decorating Home Impressive Pale Style Interior D: Bathroom, Astounding Blue Bedroom Ideas Design Inspiration Home Interior Light Walls Modern Decor Amazing: Bathroom, Beautiful Light Blue Room Ideas And Purple Bedrooms Walls Bedroom Ideas:

Apartment Therapy shows a really interesting bathroom design where a bench on an outer wall extends right through the glass into the walk-in shower. Another great and simple example of a shower with a bench (again from Carla Aston) makes use of wood material for both the bench and flooring. You may not have a ton of room for a full-sized bench, so a corner built-in might work instead. This one featured on Angie’s List looks great in this smaller shower! Another from BHG highlights the top of the bench with white.

 interior design curtain ideas

Apartments, Attractive Beautiful Living Room Curtains Interior Design Household Home Ideas Unique Bedroom Curtain Ideas: Apartments, Appealing Living Room Curtains Ideas Window Drapes For Rooms Interior Design Blinds Edcrandal: Apartments, Delectable Images About Curtains Interior Ideas Modern Design Curtain Pictures Deccfdeecebaee: Apartments, Charming Interior Design Curtain Ideas Window Curtains Drapes Blinds Cute Small Desk Drawer And Black Floor Vase Plus Awesome Decorating Ide: Apartments, Magnificent Curtains Home And Beautiful Interior Design Drapery Ideas Ffebcdcfdeadfdf: Apartments, Alluring Curtain Ideas Curtains Kitchen And Interior Design Drapery Badcaadddeccfa:

The terms ‘contemporary’ and ‘modern’ are often used interchangeably when describing design. It’s a common faux pas and one of which this writer is certainly guilty. In design lexicon the two words have contrasting and quite distinct meanings. Describing their difference at a somewhat rudimentary level: contemporary makes reference to the present-day – that which is current and of the time – whereas modern alludes to the past, specifically that of Modernism (post the First World War) and mid-20th century modern design and architecture.

 Striking Penthouse on the 50th Floor of The Ritz-Carlton Residences in L.A.

Apartments, Interior Penthouse Fendi Casa Striking Penthouse On The 50th Floor Of The Ritz Carlton Residences In L.A. Apartments Ritz Carlton Residences At L.A. LIVE Penthouse LA: Apartments, Architecture Penthouse Fendi Casa Striking Penthouse On The 50th Floor Of The Ritz Carlton Residences In L.A. Apartments Penthouse LA Ritz Carlton Residences At L.A. LIVE: Apartments, Design Penthouse Fendi Casa Striking Penthouse On The 50th Floor Of The Ritz Carlton Residences In L.A. Apartments Ritz Carlton Residences At L.A. LIVE Penthouse LA: Apartments, Penthouse Fendi Casa 7 Striking Penthouse On The 50th Floor Of The Ritz Carlton Residences In L.A. Apartments Penthouse LA Ritz Carlton Residences At L.A. LIVE: Apartments, Penthouse Fendi Casa 8 Striking Penthouse On The 50th Floor Of The Ritz Carlton Residences In L.A. Apartments Ritz Carlton Residences At L.A. LIVE Penthouse LA: Apartments, Penthouse Fendi Casa 6 Striking Penthouse On The 50th Floor Of The Ritz Carlton Residences In L.A. Apartments Ritz Carlton Residences At L.A. LIVE Penthouse LA:

The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE, with Luxury Living, exclusive retailer of FENDI Casa, has created a new penthouse model high above Downtown Los Angeles. The 2,396-square-foot luxury residence, priced at $3.575 million (not including furniture), is located on the 50th floor of The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE, with inspiring, west and south-facing views. FENDI Casa has artfully composed a collection of decor, furniture and prestigious objects that personify the FENDI style for homes.
“Uniting with FENDI Casa offers the ideal opportunity to showcase stylish living as it exists only at The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE,” said Kimberly Lucero Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “The 12-foot heights, floor-to-ceiling windows, and unparalleled views of this penthouse join perfectly with the FENDI Casa lifestyle, represented by this superb collection”. Design highlights include: premiere sofa in champagne-colored leather, George Poltrona armchairs in cuoio (reddish brown) leather, Bernini dining table in walnut supported by two large central pillars,and Mirandus bookshelf in ice-grey, alligator high-gloss leather with 40” LCD TV integrated into a mirror. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by FENDI Casa]

 1 bedroom flat interior design

Apartments, Enchanting Bedroom Flat Design Ideas Bed Apartment Best Ideas: Apartments, Good Looking Cheapest Interior Design For Bedroom Flat Apartment Designa In Diy Design: Apartments, Picturesque Bedroom Flat Interior Design The Perfect Inspiring Ideas  Design: Apartments, Cool Cheapest Interior Design For Bedroom Flat Apartment Bed Ideas Awesome Plans Bedr: Apartments, Gorgeous Bedroom Flat Interior Design Ideas Apartment Design: Apartments, Attractive Bedroom Flat Interior Design Home Pleasant One Design:

Green in the girls’ bedroom coupled with pink works surprisingly well and it elegantly complements other colors such as brown and orange as well. Working with more than 3 or 4 bright colors in a room requires great care, perfect planning and a hint of ingenuity that lets each hue standout even while blending with the overall look. While it does sound like a risky proposition, get it right and you will have a playful kids’ room that is a visual treat.

Recent Posts

Monthly Archives

Categories

About Us

© 2005-2018 Imterrupt. Reproduction without explicit permission is prohibited. All Rights Reserved. Theme by EBERZA,INC