These images are the work of designer Osiris Hertman. What I love about his work is that it seems curated over a long period of time. Rather than have the highly glossed, brand new finished look , his spaces feel experienced, well-cultured and full of narrative.
These images are of a coversion of an old house in Mexico City into a library and cultural centre. The project was headed by Mexican architects Fernanda Canales and Arquitectura 911sc. The library is designed as an urban garden library, framed by a concrete portal and enclosed on one side by glass curtain wall and held by a classical heritage facade on the other.
I find the resultant space and form an innovative take on the traditional forecourt to most classical facades. More so the walls cladded in literature adds so elaborately to the space.
Amazing illustrations by José Guízar for a series titled Windows of New York – a graphic illustration of each districts’ windows’ architectural style, design and character. I love the way something so simple can capture the architectural essence of a place.
These images are the collaborative work of artist Kustaa Saksi and architect Gert Wingårdh who were given the task to design the discussion and presentation pavilion for the Hello events programme at the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair.
As Rob Alderson, for It’s Nice That put it :
“More often than not, when it comes to theorising design through discussions and seminars, aesthetic considerations go out of the window. It’s common to see art and design experts explore big ideas against dull, uninspiring or oddly clinical backdrops. But not so in Sweden, where artist Kustaa Saksi and architect Gert Wingårdh have created the most extraordinary setting … Using an incredible 700,000 illustrated sheets of A3 paper and 44,000 suspension points, the duo have produced a jaw-dropping physical space in which discussions will take on a whole new dimension.”
Beyond providing a bit of artistic visual distraction during the event, the pavilion is a contemporary ode to the fresco-ed awe-inspiring ceilings of cathedrals, churches and temples. The graphics embody themes of orientalism, art, mathematics, science and psychedelia.
Stunning composition of raw idustrial space and materials and glossy geometric patterns for an open plan courtyard house in São Paulo by Brazilian architects Terra e Tuma.
The sublime work of Louis Kahn for the Four Freedoms Park in New York, opened to the public a 40 years after it was designed to celebrate the life and work of American President Franklin Roosevelt. The park itself is named after a speech he made in 1941 calling for the freedom of speech, the freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear. Freedoms as important then as they are today.
The images were photographed by Ty Cole:
These images are of a home designed by Australian Design studio Redgen Mathieson on Bondi Beach in Sydney.
As always I love the combination of the minimalist simplicity of the spaces and luxurious choice of materials, finishes and fabrics(and fur).
These images are of Bota Bota, the spa-sur-water located in a restored ferry on a river in Montreal. Other than the stunning architecture and interiors by Sid Lee Architecture which brings together relaxed tones and materials within the industrial ferry spaces, the concept to put a place of relaxation into a buoyant mode of transport just amplifies the luxury spa escapist experience.