Archive for November, 2011

Dizzy yet…?

So, like any architecture firm, we get gobs of design magazines that we either subscribe to or not.  Usually they come in the principals names, but no one ever picks them up so they either end up in recycling or on my desk because I am too cheap to subscribe to a glossy magazine I can get for free at the office.  Recently, I “came into possession of” Interior Design magazine…it’s a glossy and a goody.  Apart from it being half ads and the other half interiors concepts that no one would ever spec in their project because it would tank the project in one foul swoop in just finishes and FF&E, Interior Design is the typical trendy design rag.  I did, however, enjoy these pics right from the cover.  I was completely confused and duped at first and I admit I opened the magazine solely because I could not figure out what was happening on the cover.  I am not sure I would want to work in this environment, but the jury is still out on that……this is Salon Himmelblau in Welsberg-Taisten, a village in the Italian Tirol,  and the designer, Architekturbüro Stefan Hitthaler, designed the basement upside down.  Also, I can’t imagine having to spell that name over the phone….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images courtesy of Interior Design Magazine

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Why it’s all about space…

I absolutely love this modular home.  Granted, I am a big city type of person so that thought of living in Nowhereville, Connecticut kind of gives me the heeby jeebies but I do like to fantasize that in some other life I would actually enjoy living on a farm with silos amidst a gorgeous field of wildflowers.  But, in this New York Times article a set of designers, who own their own residential firm, Poesis, show what it means to make “place” out of space for their own home.  Its a simple modular/prefab building, with simple materials and geometries.  But with some thought to its presence, orientation and design they turned a modular frame into a fantastic and gorgeous space.  Love it!

Images courtesy of The New York Times and Poesis

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