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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Not far off the Pacific coast in the Costa Rican jungle, a community has taken to the trees to craft a new, sustainable life off the grid and away from urbanity. Finca Bellavista is a community of long-term residents and travel guests housed in a network of tree houses built right into the rain forest canopy. Perched above the forest floor, these tree houses are connected by zip lines and sky bridges, accessible by stairs and ladders from the ground level.
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Photos © Shinichi Tanaka（タナカシンイチ）
Photo © Fernando Gomulya
Wallpaper*のインタラクティブ フロアプラン… 便利なもんやね。
Designed by ID-EA, headed up by Elsye Alam, this house is not only a comfortable and elegant family home but a highly functional and inventive one too. Built for the Los Angeles-based designer’s family in Jakarta, Indonesia, the Alam Residence hosts two generations and three households in a single three-storey building.
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Thanks to the folks at ThinkOvi!, our move to the new server seems complete. It was not just their professionalism and efficiency that impressed us, but their level of commitment was second to none. We have learnt a valuable lesson — never go through all the hassle and concern of moving a database from one server to another when you can simply contact professionals like them.
In modern day architecture a growing number of houses are constructed of concrete, despite the quantity, to some concrete seems like an impersonal construction material which portrays an element of remoteness and coldness. Concrete House II by A-Cero Architectural Studio is here to persuade those hard to convince that a modern concrete residence can be a warm, welcoming residence with everything that every resident could ever dream of wanting.
Enjoy the tour of the house @ Yatzer™ »
Photo © Mitsutomo Matsunami
松浪光倫建築計画室から嬉しいニュースが届きました。昨年当ブログで紹介させて頂いた『片山集合住宅』が ArchDaily Building of the Year 2010 の集合住宅部門のファイナリスト（5点）のひとつに選ばれています。松浪さん、おめでとうございます！ 大賞が選ばれるのはこの15日、皆さんも是非応援してあげてください。
Our friend Matsunami Mitsutomo’s “Apartment in Katayama” is one of the five finalists in the housing category of ArchDaily Building of the Year 2010. Take a look at our five-part article of the architecture and visit ArchDaily to vote if you like!