Wednesday, June 30, 2010

...The House in the N...

Name: House N

Architects: Sou Fujimoto Architects
Location: Oita, Japan
Photographer: Iwan Baan

This amazing house in Oita, Japan, was commisioned for 2 people and one dog. The coposition of the house is quite interesting - there are 3 shells; the outermost shell encompasses the entire premises, creatng a coverd semi-indoor garden. The middle shell encloses a limited space inside the covered outdoor space. The final shell creates a small, interior space, and the residents build their life within these 3 shells.

There are no distinct boundaries with this house - everything is fluid, a gradual change of domain. It almost completely epitomes the idea of the "In-Between". It is a nest, a cradle, and is infinite in it's capacity for repitition and expansion.

An interesting note is that the inner shell houses dining and living areas - not usually areas that are hidden from public view. The bed area is in the middle box, only semi-private from the outside world. Personally, I don't care, it's just so beautiful.

~Images via ArchDaily

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

If I Were to Wed... would have to look something like this. Vintage. A little quirky. A lot whimsical, and a whole lot beautiful.

Stunning, right? It's from OC Prop Girl owner Renee Delsigne, check out the story of the shoot here. The photographs were taken by Jessica Claire.

All Images via StyleMePretty