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The private residence of architect Koen Heijse of the young Ghent based office Caan Architecten is a thoroughgoing paradox between minimalism and maximalism.
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circa 05/08/10 © Junichi Nakagawa
circa 04/21/10 © Junichi Nakagawa
Architect Junichi Nakagawa gained extensive experience both in the field and office. We have seen some of the well-executed projects when he was still working for a small “komuten” (a general contracting company) in Tokyo. Continue Reading
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We just can’t get enough of the Glass House…
The Photographer’s Impressionistic View of Philip Johnson’s Architectural Wonder
From 2006 to 2009, LA-based photographer James Welling made several trips to Philip Johnson’s Connecticut retreat, to capture the modern marvel in all aspects and seasons. The series of photos are collected in Welling’s forthcoming book The Glass House, which we preview in the exclusive images above. “It reminded me of my [architect] uncle’s house: It was nowhere near as grand, but had glass walls and looked out onto a little lake,” the Connecticut native says of his attraction to the structure, built in 1949 on a 47-acre plot of land just outside New Canaan.
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via Architectural Record | Photo: Indianapolis Museum of Art
The house that architect Eero Saarinen completed in 1957 for J. Irwin Miller and his family in Columbus, Indiana, easily qualifies as a paragon of residential midcentury Modernism. Amazingly, the glass and steel, 6,838-square-foot pavilion, with interiors by Alexander Girard and landscaping by Daniel Kiley, has remained intact all these years. (Suzanne Stephens)
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Photo © Willem Rethmeier
Creating a functional family home in Sydney’s Paddington, MCK Architects also had the opportunity to re-imagine what ‘heritage’ means in today’s world.
It seems we’ve had the opportunity to review a number of renovations of existing inner-city homes lately – thinking of last week’s Haines House in Newtown, the Cerise House and the Surry Hills Terrace. Well, this week we’ve got a house that struggled to evolve into a 21st Century home, re-imagining the meaning of ‘heritage’.
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Photos courtesy of LEVEL Architects
When we take a look at an interesting project, this is the most fun part for us.
By the way, this foundation is beautiful!
© LEVEL Architects
We asked the architects what the biggest challenge was to design this house with a slide — or more precisely, ‘the slide house’.
“When we first met our client, their foremost request was to have a slide included in the design,” says Kazuki Nakamura, co-founder of LEVEL Architects in Tokyo.
Sequential Photos © Shinichi Tanaka（タナカシンイチ）
Imagine you were a kid living in a house like this. Everyday would be a party, don’t you think?
Every company should have a courtyard like this for employees. Oh well… only in our dreams.
Fashion designer Elie Tahari hired MVVA to add a soothing landscape to a windowless suburban “box” he was renovating to relocate 300 warehouse and accounting staff. Mr. Tahari’s work spaces in New York City are renowned for their sensuous materials and unusual uses of landscape; he sought to recreate that feel in an otherwise hostile suburban building.
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Photos © Shinichi Tanaka（タナカシンイチ）