If you've been noticing a trend of steel windows and doors showing up in some of your favorite images, you're not alone. These industrial modern beauties are moving outside of factories and into our homes. The strong steel provides for narrow mullions, huge expanses of glass, and lots of light, and works in both modern and traditional architecture.
One of the great joys of childhood is the feeling of traveling a thousand miles away through the pages of a book. While everyone appreciates a cozy corner, I think kids really love a special, secret spot, created just for them, where they can disappear into the pages of a book AND disappear from the world of grownups at the same time. If you agree, then you too will recognize this project as book-nerdy-kid nirvana...
Whatever our thoughts on religion, one doctrine everyone here at Apartment Therapy can agree on is that we love interesting and unique architecture. So when I stumbled on this collection of bizarrely beautiful modern churches, it seemed heaven-sent.
I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to take a trip to Seabrook, Washington this past weekend. The brainchild of married couple Casey and Laura Roloff and town planner Laurence Qamar, Seabrook is a concept town that was built in 2004 in an attempt to extend indoor living space into the outdoors and the community, and create a slow, neighborly feel to the entire town.
A couple of months ago, I had the great pleasure of interviewing NYC-based architect/designer William T. Georgis, who recently published his first monograph, Making It Fabulous: The Architecture and Designs of William T. Georgis. I asked Georgis, famous for his glamorous, edgy and often cheeky modern style, to pick out a few favorite photos from his new book.
Most every city gets certain types of housing stock associated with them, such as New York with brownstones and high rises or Chicago with coach houses and bungalows, to name just a few. Los Angeles is no execption and we have good examples of many of them right here in our House Tours. Enjoy this mini-architectural tour and click through on any for more of the residents' LA style!
Charles and Ray Eames were a husband and wife team whose many iconic furniture designs were instrumental in shaping the style we now know as Midcentury Modern. But in addition to designing furniture, they also designed buildings. Arguably their most famous architectural creation was the Case Study House #8, the California home where they both lived and worked.
Name: Sarah Lorenzen, Associate Professor & Chair, Architecture Department Cal Poly Pomona Location:2300 Silver Lake Blvd. (main house) - Los Angeles, CA Size: 1,100 sq. ft (garden house) / 2,300 sq. ft. (main house) Years lived in: 5 years
Hidden behind a sentry of towering decades-old eucalyptus trees, Richard Neutra's VDL Research House was designed as his very own experimental live-work residence in 1932. Behind the foliage curtain, a gradual process of renewal has been unfolding, thanks to the efforts of Sarah Lorenzen and countless architecture disciples drawn to the home's architectural glass and beam pedigree...
I grew up in back deck territory (aka the suburbs of North America), where every house had a sunny expanse of wooden decking in the back, and some at the front, as well. It's where we ate dinner every day from May through September, let our laundry air-dry, hosted busy BBQs and enjoyed solitary summer breakfasts.
I live in the heart of the city, but I often feel my heart longs for a quiet cabin in the woods to work from, the mechanical intrusion of traffic replaced by the hushed sighs of trees. Diogene, a minimalist cabin studio designed by Renzo Piano and RPBW for Vitra, was designed with this romantic notion in mind, furnished in Vitra style...