Saturday, November 27, 2010
Cool Spaces! is a dynamic 13-part series that brings alive some of the most provocative and bold architecture of the 21st century. Hosted by architect Stephen Chung, each episodes features public spaces from around the world, designed by architects pushing the boundary of contemporary architecture, materials and process.
Produced for Public Television, Cool Spaces! currently in pilot phase, offers viewers an experience of these public spaces as never before. But the architect and producer are seeking the support of architecture lovers everywhere. To lend your support email DIFundSubmission@pbs.org before 3rd December, 2010 to make this a reality.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Courtyard House Plans – Idyllic Interior Courtyard
Bourne Blue are the Australian architects behind this interior courtyard house plan in the town of
Modern German Architecture – Unusual Concrete House Plan
A prime example of forward-thinking, modern German architecture, this concrete house plan by Architects Brauning is situated in a dense urban centre, but its unusual look and unique flow are totally out of this world. Concrete, steel, wood and an expansive glass wall make their way around this home’s irregular shape, offering awesome views of the outdoors. Inside, this modern house spreads living areas across four levels, which are open to one another but still provide a level of privacy. The architects stayed away from a traditional layout of walls and rooms, opting rather for an open-concept house plan that allows for a connection between these conventionally separate living spaces. The four-tiered design lets residents appreciate the modern yet cozy fireplace from any room. Below the living spaces are two lower levels, housing the bathroom with a gorgeous stone bathtub, and the master bedroom
Brick House Architecture Goes Ultra-Modern
Philadelphia-based Qb Design makes brick house architecture modern. This unusual city home takes a cue from its location – an urban-industrial corner of
Lot House Plans – narrow and vertical in Swiss
Check out this cool multi-family narrow lot house plan located in the historic castle town of
Barn Style Home Design by Japanese Architecture Firm
This awesome barn style home design is a unique workshop / home in
Eco Home Design Makes a Striking Statement
Featured as part of the American Institute of Architects’ 2009 Fall Home Tour, Kuhlhaus 02 eco home design by LeanArch Architects, is one of the most striking, sustainable homes in the Gaslight District of Manhattan Beach. This forward-thinking Los Angeles-based architecture firm designed this contemporary style home of 4,080 sq. ft. with a cool facade and contemporary interiors to match. The open concept house plan features vast sliding glass doors which open interiors to the outdoor entertaining areas like a number patios and decks, designed with an industrial-chic flair. And proving that it’s stylish to be sustainable, this eco home design is Green rated, and is designed with a regard for solar power, energy consumption, land-use and the environment
Floating House with an Integrated Boathouse and Dock
Located where Georgian Bay meets
Passive Solar House Design Overlooking
Christina Zerva Architects designed this modern passive solar house design in
Cottage Style Design - Ideas & Pictures of Rustic Luxuries
Located on the
Single Storey House Plans – Modern House M
Modern, marvelous, magnificent! There are many words the “M” in "House M" can represent. This stunning single storey house plan by Austrian architecture firm Caramel Architekten makes the most on one-floor living by extending the indoors into the unlimited outdoors. Floor-to-ceiling windows open the home plan toward the west facing the
; and to the south onto a covered terrace, boasting an outdoor entertaining area with views of the pond. The glass walls really expand this single storey home’s compact 12-by-12-ft. footprint, and offer direct access to an open-air terrace encircling the home. Simplicity dominates this straightforward cube house with its flat roof and walls, which give it economical appeal. Prefabricated materials allowed this home to be erected on its concrete slab within house of arriving on site, further reducing construction costs Danube Valley
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
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