rAndom International’s Rain Room
Part of an educational series about design movements from Open University.
The asking price for Copper Beech Farm, a 12 bedroom 50 Acre Waterfront Estate in Greenwich, Connecticut. The property includes two islands, walled gardens, a 75 foot pool with hot tub, a beach, a grass tennis court, a greenhouse, a stone carriage house and a cottage.
Ferrari 512 BBi Is A Piece of Art
“When Holger Schubert created his studio-garage space, he did what any self-respecting, Ferrari-loving, minimalist architect would do: he took his work-of-art BB 512i and built everything around it. As any showcased work of art deserves to be, Holger’s car is in the spotlight and on the pedestal that is the studio garage, which was designed and built for the specific purpose of working and living alongside the Ferrari. Holger shares the details of his car and of his enviable space, which includes a 16-foot driveway bridge, a ramp to roll the car outside to start, and some of the best views a car can take in of the Pacific Ocean.”
James Goldstein talks about his home, the Sheats/Goldstein Residence in Los Angeles.
The practice by which experimental architect Michael Reynolds built “Earth-friendly homes” using discarded trash and recyclables in the 1970s. The series of three “beer can” houses, above, are in Taos, New Mexico.
Photographs by David Hiser as part of the DOCUMERICA project.
Sailor Jerry’s HOLD FAST series tours Adam Wallacavage’s house.
This week we wanna tap into a little bit of design zeitgeist. Per usual we’ve been on almost permanent vacation from the stinkfest known as New York’s design scene, so these two will probably be nothing new to you. But by merit of their nauseating ubiquity paired with a grade on the snarkmeter that could poison a toad, we have no other choice but to call them in. So without further ado, Roman and Williams, report to The Principals Office!
$139,000. Philadelphia, get yours.
Welcome to our new weekly column by The Principals, where every Friday they summon someone or something to the Principals office. Lessons will be learned, tears might be shed, parents could be called.
Riding the theme of “architectural gimmicks” put forth by a commenter last week, today we’re calling the Arduino into our office.
Newsflash: Architects have given up on designing dynamic-yet-uninhabitable buildings, lower focus to unwearable clothing!
The 3D Printer has long been in use to produce children’s toys or machined parts, so it was only a matter of time before architects latched onto it as the panacea for their collective ignorance. Two recent articles describe the depth of their hubris; via the 3D Printer, architects are now attempting to design anything from Clothes to Moon Bases. Now, we’re all about exploiting advances in technology, heck we’ve been exploited all our lives! But we can smell a fake a mile away, and this shit smacks of “first time at the rodeo-itis”. So for the good of mankind, to absolve us of the collective future sins architects will most definitely commit, 3D Printer we’re calling you into The Principals Office, it’s our only hope!
Photos by Christos Katsiaouni