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    i like it...for my grandma's house.
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    No, too modern for my tastes and would not blend in well with a natural garden.

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    No, her taste is all in her mouth. Lots of money but nor flair for style very provincial

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    Tacky - don't care how expensive it is I call it junk

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    Come on, the cow cracks me up!! And the Rome thing is very fashionable...!
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    Default Do you like the "Tree House"?











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    Love the setting,but those rooms are very small...
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    i like the surroundings, but not the house so much
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    I could not live there - too sterile.

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    Wow, that's pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msdebagain View Post
    i like the surroundings, but not the house so much

    Me 2

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    Location is excellent, the outside and inside of the house are unattractive. The outside is just blah and the inside is barren. That staircase shot says it all.

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    For such a natural setting it really does seem to boxy to me. It is not integrated into the surroundings at all, and especially from the sides it looks alien, utilitarian, sterile, and uninspired. I like the idea, but 'God is in the details' and this place lacks them. a severe rectangular shape like that is so unnatural, and being in a totally natural place just reinforces how out of place it is. Too bad they could not have tweaked the design so the result was more harmonious

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    Default Do you like: Onigiri House - Oita, Japan



    Architecture and adaptation go hand in hand - many of the types and styles of buildings created in the past will not translate into our current design discourse. Only when architects acknowledges the world around us is changing, becoming more complex, can they successfully create functional space.

    Japan's NKS architects design buildings that re-frame space - adapt to changes in their surroundings. The small wooden Onigiri House in the countryside of southern Japan was built for an older couple in attempt to keep costs down whilst maximising space.



    The house's main structure forms a triangular tube-shape and is made from thick cedar boards, traditionally used for ship scaffolding. Windows are spaced along the top where the boards lean together as well as in intervals along the base of the house. Additional glass doors within a glass frame fill the end of the tube. An obvious connection to nature is essential to most Japanese architects - and here the placement of windows and doors allows light and wind to penetrate the entire space. By Andrew J Wiener

    More of NKS work below




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    Default Do you like Arthur Casas' house in Iporanga?



    An architect’s house could be his ultimate expression of his relationship to the surrounding world. Arthur Casas positioned his own House in Iporanga outside of Sao Paulo deep in the Atlantic forest — the quintessential Brazilian landscape according to Casas.

    Two symmetrical rectangular cubes face one another on the north and south sides of the site. Two retractable 36 foot-high glass walls connect the cubes and frame the main living and dining rooms of the house. The entire exterior is panelled in Cumaru wood that blends effortlessly into the surrounding forest.



    Cumaru is also used inside as flooring where it stands out against the stark white walls – the only “colour” found in the minimalist space. To an architect, one of the defining features of the overall design of a structure is effective interior spatial division. In his own house, Casas successfully divided the ground floor into distinct public and private areas. The kitchen and service area — including a separate bedroom and bathroom — were placed in the north cube structure. A studio and a guest bedroom and bathroom are located on the opposite side. The entire space is connected by the vast living room flanked by wood terraces on both ends. An infinity pool appears to be spilling over to soak the surrounding flora.



    A floating Cumaru stairway leads to the first level, where one finds the master suite in the southern cube. A narrow bridge crosses over the middle of the living room and leads to an additional guest bedroom, bathroom and a home theater.

    The main objective of Casas’s design brief for the House in Iporanga was to provide an escape into the Brazilian forest. He has accomplished the creation of a personal retreat, a place where he is able to relax and recharge. By Andrew J Wiener


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