Last week, we got the news that Polish architect Jakub Szczesny completed the Keret House — also known as the world's skinniest house — as an art installation for writer Etgar Keret. This week, we finally have pictures of the interior!
I just returned from a holiday in Rome and was sad that my vacation was over, but was quickly reminded why I love Los Angeles. The views, the weather, and the indoor/outdoor spaces! What I loved most about this fall's AIA Los Angeles home tours were the vast windows to take in the view and beautiful exterior environments. I absolutely do have a favorite on this tour, but I will refrain from sharing and let the homes speak for themselves.
Last year, Israeli writer Etgar Keret commissioned Polish architect Jakub Szczesny to build what would become the world's skinniest home at only 4 feet wide. Last week, the project in Warsaw was finally completed and ready for move-in!
What if you bought a house that was built by the venerable architect Frank Lloyd Wright? And what if you didn't know that when you bought it (and made plans to tear it down)? Would you care? Would you try to preserve it, or move forward with your original plans for demolition regardless?
What if you could live in a city, without most of the problems of a city? Everything within walkable distance, no cars (so less grime), a green space larger than the city itself, access to mass transit, plenty of plazas and parks, serious energy and water conservation, and more. It sounds amazing, but I think I'd be lonely…
When it comes to the exterior color of our homes, pale and mid-tones rule the roost. A white cottage with dark trim or a medium grey painted Victorian is a crowd-pleaser, and there's nothing wrong with that. But going against the grain can return results just as beautiful, and personally, I love a dark and dramatic facade.
You know that dream where you discover a really cool room that you didn't know existed? The one with the skylights and everything else you've deemed awesome? Well, Virginian Joe Svato kind of had that dream. Except in real life. And instead of finding a new room, he found a whole log cabin.
Stepping into the studio shared by Evan and Oliver Haslegrave of the design firm hOmE, the aestetic is clear. While the space is located in an industrial building in Brooklyn, the studio/living space for these brothers exudes a warmth, comfort and familiarity. The soft lighting, open layout, large kitchen and collection of vintage objects would lend itself nicely towards gathering with friends around the large table for a drink and a chat, but Evan and Oliver have not exactly been taking it easy since the launch of their firm.
Designer: Frank Lloyd Wright, 1867 - 1959 From: Richland Center, Wisconsin
It could easily be said that Frank Lloyd Wright is America's most famous architect. Admired by both casual design enthusiasts and those in the architecture profession, Wright has made a lasting impression in American design, including art, furniture, architecture and community planning.