27 Jun 2011

The Opposite House in Beijing

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!

23 Jun 2011

Art House by DeForest Architects

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:

22 Jun 2011

It’s All in the Detail

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

20 Jun 2011

Tama Art University Library

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.