The Opposite House in Beijing

Jun 27 2011

I’ve never been to Beijing, but if I ever happen to go, I know exactly where I’ll be staying. The Opposite House, designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, looks like a complete and utter escape from any form of city life beyond its doors.

Oh and I do love those stools by Gubi!

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Art House by DeForest Architects

Jun 23 2011

My last post featured a couple shots from DeForest Architect’s “Art House”. The rest of the home was too good to pass up, so here’s a better view of the rest of the project.

I particularly love the stairs. I also think the vestibule is beautifully done. I even love the choice of stools. I could go on. But I won’t. Here you go:

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It’s All in the Detail

Jun 22 2011

Oh the details do make a difference in a house! (or so I’m learning).

I really love the use of modern wood paneling in these spaces:

Above: Design by Vancouver based Splyce
Below: Art House by DeForest Architects

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Tama Art University Library

Jun 20 2011

My university library was a big monolith of concrete that made me yawn from the second I walked in. Maybe that’s why my jaw hit the floor when I first spotted the Tama Art University Library located just outside Tokyo. Then again, I think anyone would have a similar reaction to this incredible space. Can you believe it?

Photos via Miss Moss.

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