A quick note to thank all of you wonderful (and insane) creatures for voting both of my top 5 posts into this week's top 5. Thank you. I obviously am not going to critique my own work because it is perfect, so I have left them out of this post. Onwards!
The Top5 most Liked posts this week reviewed by Sally.
Coming in at number one is a big white house with lots of windows that overlook a rather drab patch of grass and a pool. What I find most interesting about this home is that the description reads: "the main residential level is split into two parts (day and night)..." What I'm wondering is what happens if you go into the night part during the day or vice versa. Do the owners of this house wear a shock collar? Like if they go downstairs at 2a.m. for a "little snack" from the kitchen do they get a zap like a dog does when it tries to go out of bounds?
Allow me to be frank: the only reason any of you (and me) like this is because we are obsessed with NanaWalls ; I've put them in clients homes before. They are so amazing and stunning and really f**king expensive but holy moley if you can afford them, they really "open up the interior space and blur the boundaries between nature and structure." See what I did there? I spewed bulls**t. Anyways, we like them because they are cool and fun and you feel like you're transforming a room when you open them up all the way.
Why can't architects take it down a notch? The description reads "to function as a refuge for non-permanent use." Let me dumb it down for you, Christian Beals V. It's a vacation home. This house is amazing because it's very dark and that's a nice contrast against the surrounding environment. It also reminds me of Anton LaVey's old house in San Francisco, which (while he was still alive) was the headquarters for Church of Satan, which he was the founder of. I'm not a Satanist- I like pretty flowers and believe in being kind- but his house was all black and it stuck out like a sore thumb (I loved it). After he died they tore it down and built condos (story of my life).
Aw! In addition to be designed by students, it also won an award! AND they used "rejected wood." Why is it that the world's brightest design students are always producing the most practical or conceptually interesting work? Maybe it's because they haven't been swayed by "the possibilities of Corian" or the dollar sign yet.
I have spent my entire adult life seeking out shelter that are sans carpet. Why would I now want to sit in it?