Monday, April 22, 2013
Japanese house for listening to music, uses sound-proofing glass to keep out the noise but let in the light. Light from skylights pervades all the way to the basement level.
More images? Go right now to dezeen> http://tinyurl.com/chbbtvx
Monday, April 15, 2013
Breaking the Artopia rule --- if I had to have a mansion, this is the one! Glass and concrete blocks. Waterside. Unbelievable interiors.
Pix of interiors? Go to> http://tinyurl.com/7t2jh6u
"House Made of Two" has a separate house for guests and for showing movies. Love the dining room with a view of the garaged car! Want that for our burnt-orange Honda Fit Sport.
More pix? Go to naf architect> http://tinyurl.com/cfhvhjx
Behind the minimalist/neo-modern facade, the center of this Japanese house is a big staircase, that functions as....a room.
Txt, slide show? Go to Domus> http://tinyurl.com/dxbdel7
Friday, April 12, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
603 square-foot, Kyoto house on "equilateral triangular site with a crescent hypotenuse..." If every square foot is precious, you must build to fit!
See inside at designboom here> http://tinyurl.com/c9n94eg
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Neo-modern Japanese house sandwiched between pre-fab and traditional houses. Black is for bedroom and studio; white is for more public areas. Car not included.
Step inside at design-milk> http://tinyurl.com/8ghez2q
How to design a 1184 sq ft house for a retired Japanese couple..."A look falls out..." "A rest is taken on a comfortably warm veranda." Etc.
Pix and more floor plans at designboom>http://tinyurl.com/cvorcyc
Catching up --- Benjamin Garcia Saxe's "A Forest for a Moon Dazzler" (2010) built this house for his mother, based on a house she had built for herself "out of tree trunks, mosquito nets and tin" with a view of the moon.
Pix and details at archdaily> http://tinyurl.com/3y4uzdj
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Viewed from rear garden, anthracite-tiled Dutch house is not as stark as from other views. File this under Black Houses on my Pinterest board.
For more pix & floorplans go to designboom>http://tinyurl.com/blghm2e
Japanese cube house. Look inside. Central staircases form a multiple-use "room" that also functions as a wind tunnel.
More pix go to designboom> http://tinyurl.com/b8vx8ev
Not all new Japanese houses are white...or in the city. Meandering house next to parking lot; the meandering is functional. Look inside for the nooks!
Go to designboom here> http://tinyurl.com/bwuaofd
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
Can the row house be reinvented? In Texas, each one is a slightly different shade of white. Remodelista, the Island of White, emphasizes a designer's interiors. In the next batch, each house should be a different color, other than white.
Details via remodelista> http://tinyurl.com/bof659y
The joys of an inward-looking house. Rooms are separate structures joined by bridges, stairs. And there's a palm tree.
Txt, plans, more pix via designboom> http://tinyurl.com/cet62qe
And those Japanese micro-houses just keep on popping up. This one is from Panda.
Txt, pix, floorplan via archdaily> http://tinyurl.com/c8sbb7q
Japanese "Skyward House." Check out the interiors and floorplans. Simple outside masks orientation to framed views and actual interior shape, generated from views.
See interiors and floorplan on designboom>http://tinyurl.com/ayl3aqx