Friday, September 17, 2010

Let's return to the subject: getting ready (getting inspired) for the new year

Marcio Kogan, my favourite architect at the moment.

My first week of my final year at school is almost finished. It's good to be back but the pressure is strong, no jokes this year. We changed some teachers in few subjects and luckily they all seem very professional, time will only tell if that's true. In English we have, for example, a new teacher with an extremely good pronunciation! He's our 9th teacher in only four years, can you imagine? No wonder we joke about how that job has been damned just like the Defense Against Dark Arts subject in Harry Potter, ha. So.. I was thinking about how it's time to bring back a little bit of design and architecture in this blog and so I will post some photos of my last year's work as soon as I take my camera to school. In the meanwhile here's a bunch of random inspiring eye candy on the subject. Hopefully I'll have the time to write soon so take care!

I like this space a lot.. where the old meets the young and the trendy.. Simple.

The "view" from the window is fantastic! Like Waterfall House's modern version or something.

I usually don't like it when the interiors are entirely made out of wood but in this case the right illumination really makes the difference.

Typical Finnish summer house. I love the use of wood.

Clean and peaceful. Absolutely beautiful "emptyness".

Even though I love big windows I still could not imagine myself living in a house like this.. This solution is clever and a must for those who, like me, do not like the idea of being observed by someone in the bush, late at night... :D

First I didn't like the picture on the right but now I'm really thrilled with this marble-wall solution. As I do think a window near working-space is much better, I'm not that convinced about the desk's collocation as the massiveness of the wall could not affect positively on one's celebral activity and concentration. Anyhow I would definitely use this solution in some other circumstance! Note how the lightening makes the marble look much less cold, it almost looks organic. Doesn't it remind you of Jupiter's surface?

The illumination is perfect in this house- look how the light just glows inside thanks to the right positioning and planning of the house.

This is another typical Scandinavian modern summer house. I love the different combination of different material in architecture.

All pictures (almost) taken from the site called, check it out, it's one of the best in my personal opinion.

PS! Are you actually interested in seeing more architecture and design related posts on CN?


Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

All great spaces! Lately I've been really into this kind of design and color schemes.

Hope you have a good and inspirational last year in school! And I am definately interested in seeing more architecture and design related posts on CN! :)

Café Naïveté said...

ohh happy to hear this!!! good so I'll need to work a little harder to have all the time to post about some great spaces;)

PS! for me it's all about and only about comfortable and natural materials, I like human and nature friendly architecture!

lahti shirley said...

that´s my sammer house :)

i will kep dream on ..

Café Naïveté said...

Lahti! Do that! It keeps us younger;)

The Photodiarist said...

All of them are awesome. I love modern homes. The more glass the better!