Love these art installations by D. Billy.
Rrring, crackle, foooosh!
I’ve had these images of a residential interior for awhile now – but have no idea where I found them…. Argh.
Enjoy this mystery home (with an entirely blackboarded office, and a stuffed zebra). Happy Friday!
If you’ve got a cool $2.3 million, you can purchase Cameron Frye’s house from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (yes, the one with the Ferrari). Known officially as the Ben Rose House – the building was constructed in 1953 and designed by revered architects A. James Speyer and David Haid. Mr. Ben Rose lived there until his death in 2004, and his wife lived there until her death earlier this year. Clearly this house served them well.
The property includes two buildings (one is the infamous garage/ art gallery) – and yes, it sits out over a ravine. Brilliant!
Maybe it’s because I’m indecisive – but I think my ideal home would be an old property with a sympathetic, modern renovation. This traditional stone property in Portugal (‘Quinta da Serra’) has been redesigned and renovated by Adam Richards Architects. The interior has been completely reordered to suit modern life, the old stone walls have been restored and a contemporary extension has been added.
The combination of fresh, clean, white walls with the traditional stonework is surprisingly beautiful. All my favourite parts of this house are where these two particular elements meet.
I think the fact that it’s in sunny Portugal is also subconsciously appealing!
Check out Peter McDonald‘s great work for Art on the Underground, including depictions of daily life at the Southwark station (which have been made into badges for staff and customers). He’s also done two massive billboards (37 meters!) which are displayed outside the station.
I don’t think I’ve ever been to Southwark… but now I have a good reason to visit!
I love this house that appears to be asleep and then awake, from architecture firm Bevk Perović in Slovenia.. The built-in shutters / panels let the owners control the natural light depending on the time of day and season (and presumably make it more energy efficient). This isn’t a new idea, of course, but I love how they’ve made it the main focus of the design.
Images by Miran Kambič.
If you are lucky enough to work for architects Selgas Cano in Madrid – you get to go here every day. Interestingly, it looks incredibly remote – which I think is part of its appeal. However, looking it up on google maps it looks like it’s in a surprisingly built up area (check it out here). Either way – it’s always exciting to see buildings like this being made.
Images by Iwan Baan.
Via today and tomorrow.