Brisbane based studio Akhefield’s residental project in New Farm gives an elegant response to pretty unusal brief from the client; “a house that looks like anything but a house”. The Oxlade House beutifully inegrates the mellow tone of the wood to the pure, contemporary shape of the building.
More about the project at Akhefield’s homepage.
In 1956 one of the most influential piece of modern furniture has been designed. Charles and Ray Eames set new standards. After more than half century it is still actual and classy, however back in the day Ray Eames has remarked in a letter the chair is “comfortable and un-designy”. The production is still active today, therefore you can buy yours with various combination of materials for around $9,000.
Kre House by No.555 Architectural Design Office / kre-05
Kre House by No.555 Architectural Design Office / kre-01
Notorious car lover, gasoline pumps in his veins, knows the top speed of most of the automobiles out there. If you dont have such a friend, then it is probably you. And I think you would love this house. Not to metion the Countach.
Let’s counterpoint the last week’s post about brutalist architecture with another interesting concept of the last century: the soft architecture. Utopistic visions from the 60’s and 70’s of an architecture that is possibly yet to come, or is happening right now.
Usually we try to keep our houses dry. A new innovation however is taking the water right into the walls and windows to provide sustainable design. The idea behind the project is the very efficient heat distribution of the water to achieve desired microclimate in the house.