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Old 06-07-2012, 02:02 PM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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Anyone a fan of minimalist architecture? I just saw this on architizer. I love the juxtaposition of glass and stone. No doubt it requires constant air conditioning though.
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:05 AM
 
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I like it. less is more....
I also like the blending of finishes, stone/glass/steel/wood...the Japanese influence is also quite interesting.
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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Ohhhhhhh I love this. Favorite materials are glass, concrete and steel. That would make the home of my dreams.
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:49 PM
 
Location: S.W.PA
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Big fan here too, but I also see the practical issues- heating, cooling, privacy, etc. The idea of the invisable building has been driving architects since the 30s- its a bit of a myth though because you almost always read a glass box as a solid volume. But glass changes visually with different kinds of light, which is very cool.
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:16 PM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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Mies resurrected Skywood house:
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:25 PM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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Crescent House. Not sure i'd consider this truly minimalist.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Mies resurrected Skywood house:
Wow! That is pretty darned close to my dream house. Where is it? It reminds me of the Barcelona Pavilion.
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:13 AM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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Wow! That is pretty darned close to my dream house. Where is it? It reminds me of the Barcelona Pavilion.
In London (!) somewhere. http://www.skywoodhouse.com/


Both skywood and crescent house were built at the same time by the two senior partners at Foster + partners (Graham Philips and Ken Shuttleworth.) There's to much Mies in it for me, but it really is impressive. Crescent house is the more inventive of the two IMO but it's not as jaw dropping, maybe Ken's just to messy. (And theres no lake/pool)
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