Friday, September 12, 2014

Inlet Retreat
















































Description by MW Works

Nestled into a forested slope along the eastern edge of the Case Inlet, this small retreat opens to a western view of the Olympic Mountains and the Puget Sound. Anchored by a weathered cedar clad bedroom wing, a bold concrete cantilever projects the living and dining into the dense forest and toward the view. An ipe deck slips from inside the kitchen into an open meadow to the south, separated only by large sliding glass doors extending the sense of interior directly to the outdoors. A broad flat roof hovers high above the living spaces creating the feeling that one is sitting outdoors amidst the trees. Smaller, thoughtfully placed apertures define the exterior of the bedroom volume, along with a single large opening belonging to the master bath to give the users a ritual of bathing within the forest. A balance of simple clean lines and rugged low maintenance materials, this modest retreat is a welcome sanctuary from the city.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Mediterranean Hotel ?

Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso




Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Hard to believe this is a Hotel, lovely, just lovely! Designed by Paolo Fracasso in 2013, this amazing luxurious mediterranean hotel is situated in Martano, Italy. via  in Architecture.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Old World Design































Photo from June/July 2002 issue: belle - Australia, edited by lb for linenandlavender.net, here:  http://www.linenandlavender.net/2010/03/chateau-de-gignac.html



Image via Provencal Escapes, edited by lb for linenandlavender.net, here:  http://www.linenandlavender.net/2010/03/chateau-de-gignac.html



Côté Sud



coragupana as seen on linenandlavender.net






I especially love the old world feel and textures. I found a great site to accomplish these finishes and I also discovered a lot of these photos via http://linenandlavender.net .
 http://www.pinterest.com/bds1854/painted-finishes/

DIY Video:  http://www.diynetwork.com/videos/old-world-faux-finishes/8187.html

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Breathtaking!!!!!

Beck Residence by Horst Architects





Beck Residence by Horst Architects




Beck Residence by Horst Architects



Beck Residence by Horst Architects



Beck Residence by Horst Architects



Beck Residence by Horst Architects



Beck Residence by Horst Architects



Beck Residence by Horst Architects



Beck Residence by Horst Architects



Beck Residence by Horst Architects



This is totally a design I LOVE!!!!

Description by Horst Architects

Perched atop a rocky seaside promontory, this loft renovation is an efficient response to the problem of limited space with simplicity and restraint being the guiding principles of the design solution. The clients requested a design which would accommodate office work by day and intimate social and familial gatherings by night. The interior spaces have been completely reconfigured into an open plan evolving around a double height entry volume containing the principal stairway. Sliding partitions and fabric behind frameless glass have replaced traditional means of enclosure and spatial transition. A sculptural interplay of material, light and form define spaces, which are both intimate and communal, sheltering yet expansive. Indoor and outdoor living is integrated by frameless, bi-folding doors. Windows are positioned to embrace the view of the harbor, while second skin systems such as wood shutters mediate the late afternoon sun and provide privacy. The changing play of light on surfaces, the breezes that move through and around the structure, the touch and smell of walls and gardens, the play of colors, the sound of spaces all play a part in the reception of architecture as it is lived in, and are important determinants in our well being.