Sunday, February 21, 2010

ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS: WOOD

Interiors (and exteriors for that matter) are warmed with wood features - whether it be a residential wood fa├žade or an undulating mass of wood that begins to form the volume of a space. Get inspired!

Wood can create both rhythm and movement in a space.
(via arup)

A wood strand deck is striking against turquoise waters. This is the Paratay house located in Paratay, Brazil.




Twelve West: A 2009 IIDA/Metropolis Smart Environments Awards winner. A project from ZGF Architects located in Portland, Oregon.


Bar House Located in Colorado



(via Peter L. Gluck & Partners)



Alvar Aalto's (for Artek) Lounge Chair created for Tuberculosis Patients features Bent Laminated Birch and Solid Birch. The seat is bent plywood available in Black or White. The chair's angle allows for easier breathing allowing the patient to sit in the chair for longer periods of time. 
A Wood Sliced Walkway ... Inherently Organic ... Also organic in its random design.




(via Re-Nest)


Tree Trunk Garden House ... Again using the circular motif on two sides of the exterior while utilizing the full trunk of the tree at many locations. Very appropriate considering the application. Wood creates architectural as well as disguises them as we see with the Garden home's windows! Located in the Netherlands, the Garden House is designed by Piet Hein Eek.








The Sugarloaf Project: Australia. SP features a timeless facade - while also being extremely modern. The wood volume warms up the exterior, creating a visual interest.
(via Abode)


Thursday, February 11, 2010

LOVE IS...

A favorite "comic strip" of mine ... My sister introduced me to it. These are all drawings completed by Kim Casali.



APPRECIATING A HUMBLE DISH.



NEVER FEELING LIKE SAYING GOODBYE.



PASSING HER TISSUE PAPERS IF THE FILM IS TOO MOVING.




FORGIVING EVEN IF YOU ARE REALLY ANGRY.


DISCOVERING THE MEANING OF LIFE IN EACHOTHERS EYES.




SOMETIMES CRYING ON YOUR BEST FRIEND'S SHOULDER.



TAKING HER TO THE PLACE YOU LIVED BEFORE MARRYING.




HAPPINESS FOR TWO.




WRITING ON THE MIRROR IN HER BATHROOM.



ACCEPTING TO BE THE GUINEA PIG FOR HER NEW DISHES.






MOST IMPORTANTLY...

WHATEVER YOU MAKE IT.






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