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Photo Exhibition Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Brasilia

If you will be in New York between September 9th and November 27th, I highly recommend you to check out Brasilia, a Photo Exhibition Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Brazil's capital. The exhibition will be at the 1500 Gallery and they specializes in Brazilian Photography. Brasilia, a group exhibition of vintage photographs celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the capital of Brazil, will be on view at 1500 Gallery September 9-November 27, 2010. Curated by Brazilian photographer Murillo Meirelles, the exhibition will include images that show Brasilia being planned, constructed and inaugurated from 1958-1960. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, September 16 from 6-8 pm. 1500 Gallery is located at 511 W 25th St. 607, New York, NY. Image of Oscar Niemeyer - Photo Credit: Gil Pinhero A city planned and built from scratch in the very center of the country, Brasilia replaced Rio de Janeiro as the capital of Brazil in 1960. The architectural, figurative and photojournalistic images in the Brasilia exhibition highlight the idealism of Juscelino Kubitschek’s socialist government and its team of visionary urban planners, architects and landscape designers including Lucio Costa, Oscar Niemeyer and Roberto Burle Marx. The nine images in the exhibition include a portrait of Oscar Niemeyer, pictures of workers cutting steel and laying beams, an aerial view of the Esplanade under construction, and several images of the National Congress. Photos Untitled 1 - Nicolau Drey - Digital C-Print 44.5" x 95" Untitled 2 - Nicolau Drey - Digital C-Print 48" x 60" Gervasio Batista - Digital C-Print 48" x 48" (122 x 122 cm) including 2.5" white border Stuckert - Digital C-Print - 48" x 48" (122 x 122 cm) including 2.5" white border Gervasio Batista - Digital C-Print - 48" x 48" (122 x 122 cm) including 2.5" white border Gervasio Batista - Digital C-Print - 48" x 48" (122 x 122 cm) including 2.5" white border Jader Neves - Digital C-Print - 48" x 48" (122 x 122 cm) including 2.5" white border Gervasio Batista - Digital C-Print - 48" x 48" (122 x 122 cm) including 2.5" white border About 1500 Gallery Alexandre Bueno de Moraes and Andrew S. Klug founded 1500 Gallery in 2010. The gallery specializes in Brazilian photography and is the first gallery in the world with this explicit focus. 1500 interprets the notion of “Brazilian photography” to comprise photography made by Brazilian photographers, as well as images bearing a conceptual or thematic relationship to Brazil. 1500 represents the work of 17 artists, both emerging and established: 6 of 1500’s photographers are represented in the Sao Paulo Museum of Art’s Collection of Photography. 1500’s collection of images includes both contemporary and vintage photography. For more information, visit http://www.1500gallery.com

Beautiful Houses: Torres House in Monterrey, Mexico

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week, we present you the elegant Torres House. The Torres House is a project by GLR Arquitectos, a recognized architecture firm located in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. These guys have a portfolio so amazing that it was a bit rough to choose among all the great houses. But today we will talk about the Torres House, or Casa Torres, its original name. The idea was to establish an intimate contact between the house and the nature surrounding it. The house has a discrete entrance that hides behind a huge oak tree, the mural-like door is constructed with marble, wood and steel. The inside of Casa Torres has an interesting mix of materials, marble, volcanic stone walls, glass, wood and indirect lightening. Really unique. I think that the best word to describe Casa Torres is elegant. The whole composition is simply astonishing. The floor, walls, decoration... everything is pretty unique and delivers a really beautiful result, even for those that don't like to have many elements in a decoration - like me. Great house! Check out GLR Arquitectos website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at archdaily. Photos by Jorge Taboada.

Superior Apartments at Venice, California

This apartment building located on Venice Boulevard is a project by Kanner Architects. The Venice Superior Apartments have simple shapes, vibrant colors and a modern look. Venice was just the perfect place for it! The building is small with only three floors, and the architects were able to distribute it in 38 apartments. The composition of irregular windows cut off the monotony of a single apartment building and shows the vibe and style of Venice. The balconies complete the design of the facade and serve both to protect the residents of urban activity and to protect from the sun. Mostly one-bedrooms, the apartments are loft-like inside with linear kitchens, high ceilings and clerestory windows. Exterior materials such as corrugated metal, smooth plaster and dark Trespa underscore the clean lines of the architectural design. Tall green screens provide a vertical landscape element to the urban setting. To conserve water usage, grounds will be xeriscaped around hardscaping also designed by Kanner Architects.

Architect Day: 1100 Architect

1100 Architect is an excellent architectural firm formed in 1983 by architects David Piscuskas and Juergen Riehm. With projects very well prepared, make a very interesting architecture to New York City, working very well with insertion of new building around the old town. photo newyorksocialdiary.com 1100architect.com Juergen Riehm and David Piscuskas founded in 1100 Architect in 1983, a major architectural firms in New York today. With exceptional residential and commercial projects, sophisticated interior design, conduct very naturally the connection between the new work with the conservation and enhancement of old. Investing in the concept of recovery of the city, its urban landscape, with projects that portray this new architecture in New York. P> Soho Loft, New York, USA. photo Michael Moran Soho Loft, New York, USA. photo Michael Moran Soho Loft, New York, USA. photo Michael Moran Piscuskas graduated in Arts from Brown University in 1979 and holds a Master of Architecture from UCLA, completed in 1982. Riehm received his diploma in architecture in 1977, Fachhochschule Trier in Rhineland-Pfalz in Germany, in 1982 received the dilpoma post graduate degree in architecture from the Städelschule Academy of Fine Arts in Frankfurt. Today his designs have won came from New York and won the world based on respect for the culture of the towns of projects and quality of their works. P> HM / FM House, Truro, USA photo Michael Moran photo Michael Moran photo Michael Moran photo Michael Moran Abell Residence, New York, USA photo Michael Moran photo Michael Moran photo Michael Moran West Village Townhouse, New York, USA photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO Vine Restaurant, New York, USA photo Elliott Kaufman photo Elliott Kaufman Shiseido Studios, New York, USA photo Paul Warchol Photography photo Paul Warchol Photography Holbrook Residence, New York, USA photo Michael Moran photo Michael Moran photo Michael Moran Brooklyn Friends School, New York, USA photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO MoMA Soho, New York, USA photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO Irish Hunger Memorial, New York, USA photo millefiorifavoriti.blogspot.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/archidose/358312606/ Watermill Houses – Guest House, New York, USA photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO Watermill Houses – Main House, New York, USA photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Nicholas Koening photo Peter Aaron - ESTO Naha City Gallery and Apartment House, Okinawa, Japan photo Shinito Sato photo Shinito Sato photo Shinito Sato House on the Upper East Side, New York, USA photo Michael Moran photo Michael Moran photo Michael Moran Watermill Houses – Bunk House, New York, USA photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO The New School, New York, USA photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO Brooklyn Residence, New York, USA photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO Avant Chelsea, New York, USA photo Eduard Hueber – Arch Photo, Inc. photo Eduard Hueber – Arch Photo, Inc. photo Eduard Hueber – Arch Photo, Inc. photo Eduard Hueber – Arch Photo, Inc. Hueber House, Bad Soden AM Taunus, Germany photo Axel Schneider photo Axel Schneider The New York Public Library – Battery Park City Branch, New York, USA photo Michael Moran photo Michael Moran photo Eduard Hueber – Arch Photo, Inc. Hudson River House, New York, USA photo Nicholas Koening photo Nicholas Koening photo Nicholas Koening

Beautiful Houses: House in Ubatuba, Brazil

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week, we present you this beautiful house in Ubatuba. The House in Ubatuba is a project by SPBR, an office managed by Angelo Bucci, located in São Paulo, Brazil. The Ubatuba house is a 55m x 16m ground plot, located at Tenório’s Beach - Ubatuba, São Paulo. The plot goes up the hill from the beach in a 50% slope hill, only reaching street level at 28 meters. The hard steep hill and its trees are both protected by environmental laws. Three columns, made in reinforced concrete, support the house. Four steel beams lay on the top of them in order to hang the slabs from above and also to avoid the use of support frames during the construction process, making it faster and more rational. Well, once again I believe I don't need to say much, images speak for themselves. This house has amazing angles, materials and forms. I simply loved this wood - glass - concrete mix, gives the house a modern and interesting look. The place seem integrated with its surroundings and the views are really awesome. For sure another place I would live in. Check out SPBR website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at archdaily. Photos by Nelson Kon.

Galilée, an Amazing Office Building in France

The office building located near Toulouse in France, is a project by Studio Bellencour Architects. A work with an amazing composition, use of shapes and materials! Bellencour Architects managed to join the straight and hard lines of two office buildings with a layer of concrete so light that looks more like paper. This twisted form, which unites the building marks the entrance of the complex, controls entry of light in offices and even prevents overheating in summer. The proximity of the airport and the urban context without many building are referenced in the horizontal lines, made with aluminum. Incredible and modern, these are my conclusions on this building! The difference of shape and the resemblance of materials make fraternal twins out of these two buildings, which works to maintain options for future users of the space. - Studio Bellecour © Nicolas Borel © Nicolas Borel © Christophe Picci © Nicolas Borel © Nicolas Borel © Nicolas Borel The aesthetic of Galilée results from a combination of an interpretation of these urban rules, the immediate aeronautical context, and from the environmental requirements given in the specifications of the UDZ. - Studio Bellecour © Nicolas Borel © Nicolas Borel © Quentin Jeandel © Quentin Jeandel © Quentin Jeandel © Quentin Jeandel Thanks Archdaily for the tip!

Architect Day: Formwerkz

Unique architecture, surrounded by details and good solutions, these are characteristics of the projects developed by Formwerkz office in Singapore. Formed in 1998, they have an interesting residential repertory, where the forms and materiality of the proposals are highlighted. photo formwerkz.com formwerkz.com Founded in Singapore in 1998 by Alan Tay, Berlin Lee, and Seetoh Kum Loon, Formwerkz office has a multi discilpinar of 20 professionals, with the same principles and way of thinking, specializing in architecture, urban planning, interior design and landscaping. With this group, they adopted an internal structure of collaboration and cooperation between professionals and their areas, and may arrive at a design solution more satisfactory and safe in all respects. Aramsa Spa, Singapore. photo formwerkz.com Aramsa Spa, Singapore. photo formwerkz.com With a good variety of proposed residential, Formwerkz stand out with a good architecture based on the importance of details. These details are perceived by all corners of the project, resulting in great solutions, stylish and functional. “We have no interest for architecture that is preoccupied with its obsessive pursuit of minimal refinement as an end.” Spa Furama, Singapore photo formwerkz.com Gardens at Gerald, Singapore photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com Belmont House, Singapore, Singapore photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com Saraca House, Singapore photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com Jalan Sedap House, Singapore photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com Changi House, Singapore photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com The Maximum Garden House, Singapore, Singapore photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com Origami House, Singapore photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com S House, Lorong Selangat, Singapore photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com The Apartment House, Singapore, Singapore photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com Wall House, Singapore, Singapore photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com

Beautiful Houses: Concrete House II in Madrid

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week, we present you the amazing Concrete House II. The Concrete House II is a project by A-cero architecture studio, a studio which amazing projects that manage to surprise us with every new thing they create, and this Concrete House is just another great example of their talent. This project is simply amazing. The concrete seem to mix with the nature surrounding the house, creating a pretty unique look. The interiors of the house are wide and modern, the decoration is clean yet impressive, with lots of neutral colors and some unique colored elements to break the regularity. Well, I believe that the images speak for themselves, so I don't need to explain that much about the Concrete House II, you will see it... this is simply an amazing place to live. Check out A-cero architecture studio website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at archdaily. Photos by Luis H. Segovia.

Glasshouse Conference Centre in Australia

The Glasshouse is the new center for art and culture of Port Macquarie in Australia. The project, beyond the center of Conferences, includes an art gallery, a theater and a community workshop place. The project was executed by the group Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects. The design of the building was projected to explore the views of the Pacific Ocean, using large glass windows and even brises to control the sunlight. The building interiors seems to be very cozy and quiet in the conference rooms and theater. The way the acoustics was worked in this building, with a caution on each wooden board, seems to be fantastic! For sure this is a building that I want to visit when I go to Australia. The exterior building expression is generated by the contrasting orders of the city grid and the voluminous form of the theater shell, with it’s level 3 echo, the glass ’skirt’ cantilevering over Clarence Street. - TZG Architects Inside, the cultural elements are slightly overlapped to mix, rather than isolate, the activities. For instance, the gallery shares the same foyer space as the theater, allowing the exhibitions to fill all the public spaces of the building. - TZG Architects Photography by Brett Boardman and Rob Connell Thanks Contemporist for the tip!

Architect Day: Blocher Blocher Partners

Blocher Blocher Partners was formed by couple Dieter and Jutta Blocher in 1989 in Stuttgart. After over 20 years the office presents an interesting material related not only to architecture and interiors, but going further to include development and presentation of trademarks and corporate design. photo blocherblocher.com blocherblocher.com Dieter Blocher studied architecture at the Universities of both Stuttgart and Chicago, worked at several architectural firms, and has taught at the University of Stuttgart. Jutta Blocher, his wife, studied interior design at the University of Stuttgart. Together they formed the Blocher Blocher Partners in 1989. Today's administration office includes Mairinger Wolfgang, Jürgen Gaiser, Angela Kreutz and Anja Pangerl. Haus Benedikt, Pentling, Germany. photo blocherblocher.com Haus Benedikt, Pentling, Germany. photo blocherblocher.com Haus Benedikt, Pentling, Germany. photo blocherblocher.com The firm has offices in Mannheim and New Delhi, the main office being in Stuttgart, with 120 architects, interior designers, construction managers, graphic designers, and journalists. Its main strength, however, is not only the architecture and interior design. In cooperation with Blocher Blocher Shops and Blocher Blocher View they offer greater market design approach, including brand development, mono concept, corporate design, graphic design, corporate publishing, and press relations and public. Logistic Centre, Mannheim, Germany photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com Holy AG, Metzingen, Germany photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com Bründl, Kaprun, Austria photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com Rieger, Esslingen, Germany photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com Adelsberger, St. Johann, Austria photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com Zen, Bangkok, Thailand photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com Horstmann & Sander, Hanover, Germany photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com Görtz, Hanover, Germany photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com Engelhorn ACC/ES, Mannheim, Germany photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com Castle Mannheim, Germany photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com Wilhelmgalerie, Ludwigsburg, Germany photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com Stadtgalerie Ece, Heilbronn, Germany photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com Seniors Residential, Park Laichingen, Germany photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com One Family House, Bad Mergentheim, Germany photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com photo © blocherblocher.com

Beautiful Houses: Belvedere House in Florida

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week, we present you the beautiful Belvedere House. The Belvedere house is a project by Shulman + Associates, a firm founded by Allan Shulman, FAIA in 1996. From its office in Miami's Design District, the firm provides full architectural and design services on a broad range of building types, including many urban infill and adaptive use projects. The belvedere house has a 2-story interior atrium and feature stair at its center, high ceilings and abundant french doors opening toward the pool, patio and bay. The house takes advantage of its long, narrow massing to create an indoor sequence of high-ceilinged spaces that are naturally lit in the daytime and cross-ventilated to allow comfortable interaction with the outdoors. The Belvedere house is really beautiful and elegant. It has a clean and minimal look and the white mixed with glass, wood and some steel elements are great. The indoors natural lighting and the views are amazing! For sure another great place to live. Check out Shulman + Associates website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at Design Milk. Photos by Robin Hill.

The Super Incredible Marina Bay Sands

Yesterday I paid a visit to the office of Marcelo Seferin, architect and writer here at Abduzeedo, and he showed me this building in Singapore, and I can say that I was dizzy just looking at the pictures of the pool on top of these towers. And among so many adjectives I can say that this building is just unbelievable! Sand Bay Marina is a resort in Singapore, designed by Safdie Architects office Safdie Architects, with the amazing budget of US$ 5.7 billion. People have much more to do than sleep in that hotel, they can enjoy a casino, museum, theater, shops, events center and best of all, a roof that is almost an amusement park, with some of the most incredible smimming pools I've ever seen. I can't even explain, you need to look at the photos and get a taste of what is to swim at a height of 200 meters! © Courtesy of Safdie Architects © Courtesy of Safdie Architects © Courtesy of Safdie Architects © Courtesy of Safdie Architects © Courtesy of Safdie Architects © Courtesy of Safdie Architects © Courtesy of Safdie Architects © Courtesy of Safdie Architects As part of the continuous necklace of activities surrounding Marina Bay, the complex forms a gateway to the city. Seen from ships anchored at sea, the two windows created by the towers and sky park frame the vistas towards downtown Singapore. - Safdie Architects © Courtesy of Safdie Architects © Courtesy of Safdie Architects © Courtesy of Safdie Architects © Courtesy of Safdie Architects © Courtesy of Safdie Architects © Courtesy of Safdie Architects © Courtesy of Safdie Architects © Courtesy of Safdie Architects Thanks Archdaily for the tip!

Architect Day: Donovan Hill

Australian office in Brisbane started by Timothy Hill and Brian Donovan, Donovan Hill produces an architecture highlighted by sensitivity to local culture and aesthetic quality of the resulting projects. With an almost 20 year career, they show us an inspiring portfolio of commercial, residential, and institutional projects. photo donovanhill.com.au donovanhill.com.au Founded in 1992 in Brisbane, Australia, Donovan Hill's office is directed by Brian Donovan, Timothy Hill, Paul Jones and Michael Read. Their practice includes a wide variety of projects from commercial, institutional and civic buildings, to the residential master plans of urban design, interior design, landscaping and furnishings commissioned. But the quality and concept are repeated. QUT IHBI, Brisbane, Austrália. photo donovanhill.com.au QUT IHBI, Brisbane, Austrália. photo donovanhill.com.au QUT IHBI, Brisbane, Austrália. photo donovanhill.com.au The very well thought out shapes, materials, effects of light and shadow, and details make Donovan Hill stand out among the good offices of existing architecture in Australia. Their designs are noted for a link between contemporary aesthetics and cultural links surrounding it, becoming part of the site and on-going for the quality of architecture and sensitivity to created detail. Millenium Library Project, Brisbane, Australia photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au Northbridge Tower, Brisbane, Australia photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au Jephson Street, Brisbane, Australia photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au AM60, Brisbane, Australia photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au Happy Haus, Stradbroke Island, Australia photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au W4 Apartments, Brisbane, Australia photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au Seaspray Resort, Rockhampton, Australia photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au Cornwall Apartments, Brisbane, Australia photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au Clarence Road Apartments, Brisbane, Australia photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au Z House, Brisbane, Australia photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au SK House, Brisbane, Australia photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au R House, Casuarina, Australia photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au H House, Brisbane, Australia photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au East House, Brisbane, Australia photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au B House, Brisbane, Australia photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au photo donovanhill.com.au

Beautiful Houses: Huis-JCMZ in Chevy Chase, Maryland

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week, we present you the beautiful Huis-JCMZ. The Huis-JCMZ house is a project by Studio27 Architecture, an award-winning architecture firm recognized for providing creative and unique design solutions to a broad range of clients and project types. The house was designed to have a modern domestic space with open plan living and minimalist detailing. Rooms are arranged within the house to form public and private spaces in the same manner that buildings are arranged in a urban setting. The result is a contemporary dwelling designed using rigorous programming and critical logic to carefully evaluate the function and efficiency of every element within the home. The Huis-JCMZ house is really beautiful. The mix of materials and colors, the spaces and the details give the house a cozy and modern look. I really loved the contrast among the black and the bright interior materials. And as for the exterior, the withe cubical volume with the glass windows is surely a great choice for the property, it looks modern and elegant. Check out Studio27 Architecture website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) Photos by Maxwell MacKenzie. I also would like to thank Julian Ma from Studio27 Architecture for the attention and for sending the material to this post.

Tempe Urban Living in Arizona

Invading a little bit (but only little bit) in the series of posts Beautiful Houses, I will show you guys not only a house but a habitation housing in Arizona, a project from Baldinger Architectural Studio that shows a modern architecture, minimalist and with lots of personality. Composed of 15 three floors houses, the Tempe Urban Living is wonderful in all its composition. The houses are quite large, with plenty of ventilation and natural lighting, which is actually one of the main objectives of this building: to take advantage of the potential ways to use sunlight. The concrete slabs were carefully designed to create light and shadow throughout the day. An architecture that besides its beauty, is functional. Photo by Raul J. Garcia Photo by Raul J. Garcia Photo by Raul J. Garcia Photo by Raul J. Garcia Photo by Raul J. Garcia Photo by Raul J. Garcia Photo by Raul J. Garcia Photo by Raul J. Garcia Photo by Raul J. Garcia Photo by Raul J. Garcia Photo by Raul J. Garcia Photo by Raul J. Garcia Thanks Tecnohaus for the tip!

Architect Day: Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

Very prestigious Japanese architect, his minimalist architecture is inspiring, calling attention to detail and final assembly. Lighting and a perfect combination of elements form a unique office Shinichi Ogawa & Associates, making a very expressive minimalism. shinichiogawa.com Shinichi Ogawa was born in the city of Yamaguchi in Japan in 1955. He studied at Nihon University, College of Arts, receiving his diploma in 1978, a year after being awarded a scholarship in exchange for Washington State University. In 1984, he received from the Japanese government the opportunity to study outside of Japan, directing his studies to New York City. Summer House, Kanagawa, Japan. photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Summer House, Kanagawa, Japan. photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Summer House, Kanagawa, Japan. photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Summer House, Kanagawa, Japan. photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Summer House, Kanagawa, Japan. photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates After working on Paul Rudolph and Arquitectonica offices in New York, he opened the office Shinichi Ogawa & Associates in 1986. From this, he began to highlight his work with important achievements, such as contribution to the 19th International Exposition Triennale of Milan, for the Pavilion of Japan, and the UIA Barcelona 96. The highlight of his work is its simplicity, beautifully detailed, making it a very expressive minimalist architecture. His portfolio consists of residential architecture, exploiting the concepts of minimalism in all aspects of the project, practicing a different architecture from the rest. Hill House, Tokyo, Japan photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Horizon House, Atami, Japan photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Air Court House, Tokyo, Japan photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Center Court House, Tokyo, Japan photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Floating House, Wakayama, Japan photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Air Chair photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Ocean View House, Nigata, Japan photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates 36M House, Kagawa, Japan photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Minimalist House, Okinawa, Japan photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates White Court House, Tokyo, Japan photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Ware House, Hiroshima, Japan photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Tunnel House, Hiroshima, Japan photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates World of Calvin Klein – THE HOUSE, Tokyo, Japan photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Light House, Saitama, Japan photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Loft House, Nagoya, Japan photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Living Court House, Kanagawa, Japan photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Cube House, Kanagawa, Japan photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates photo Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

Beautiful Houses: Fish House in Singapore

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week, we present you the astonishing Cliff House. The Fish House is a project by Guz Architects, a firm that seeks to produce refreshing architecture that is tranquil, inspired by nature, yet human in scale. The fish house project is an environmentally friendly seafront house that embraces Singapore's tropical climate by creating an open, breezy space, giving residents views from every room to the ocean as well as into the garden with its huge swimming pool. Our main endeavor was to create a residence with seamless integration of the surrounding nature and therefore water had to play a key role in achieving that. This house is simply astonishing. They managed to mix very interesting elements, materials and forms, creating a very natural residence that is totally integrated with its surroundings. The wide glass windows, the wood elements, the angular roofs and the integration with nature give this house an astonishing look! loved it. Check out Guz Architects website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at arch daily.