Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Glenwood Residence by Wernerfield

"The Glenwood residence is organized around a central pool courtyard. The main living space and master suite all open onto the courtyard through a series of floor to ceiling mahogany and glass sliding panels that seamlessly integrate interior and exterior. Deep overhangs along these spaces serve to protect the home from the harsh Texas sun and create a generous covered outdoor living area. Designed to follow the natural site topography, one descends into the courtyard through a steel gate and series of stone walls that run the width of the site and divide public and private space. Sited around the main natural feature, a massive oak, the home is designed to sit quietly within its surroundings. From the street, the second story office and guest room are pushed to the rear of the site and obscured by this oak to reduce the overall scale of the home. A natural, yet minimal material palette constructed with rigorous and exacting detail also make the home feel both inviting and modern. A number of environmental features including geothermal heating and cooling, energy star appliances, regional building materials (such as Granbury Texas limestone), and a high performance building envelope are all incorporated into the project."
More here!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Simon Boxer

Although Digital Art can sometimes be frowned upon, I am loving every aspect of Simon Boxer's work here and here !

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone, hope yours is loving and lovely!, and for the cynics among you, here's another one!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Condesa Hotel

Architect Javier Sánchez and interior designer India Mahdavi, gave a contemporary conversion to a neo-classical building in Mexico City, transforming it into the Condesa DF Hotel.

Architects here
Hotel here