Posted: 03 Jun 2013 09:43 PM PDT
This Sumaré House is designed by Isay Weinfeild Architects, located in São Paulo, Brazil.
On the middle floor, a few steps above street level, there are the sitting and dining rooms, the kitchen and a larger lawn. In the living room, we designed a long étagère so the owner could display her collection, ranging from works of art to design and vintage objects. On the upper floor, there are the bedrooms – hers and a guest’s – and the ‘facilities’ for physical exercising: ballet and swimming.
Sumaré house is located in São Paulo, and was designed for a graphic designer. The client wanted a spacious house, where she could work, exercise, entertain friends and, of course, live in.
Posted: 03 Jun 2013 09:43 AM PDT
This Serpentine Pavilion is designed by SANAA, located in London, United Kingdom.
Describing their structure the architects say: “The Pavilion is floating aluminium, drifting freely between the trees like smoke. The reflective canopy undulates across the site, expanding the park and sky. Its appearance changes according to the weather, allowing it to melt into the surroundings. It works as a field of activity with no walls, allowing uninterrupted view across the park and encouraging access from all sides. It is a sheltered extension of the park where people can read, relax and enjoy lovely summer days.”
As a canopy, the structure provides a variation of coverage and enclosure and appears to be consumed by the garden’s foliage, illustrating a sound understanding of both the good old British weather and a desire to be at one with the surroundings by the designers.
It’s not summer in the UK until the Serpentine Pavilion has been erected and, that said, summer should start in two days! Standing in the gardens of London’s Serpentine Gallery, the Serpentine Pavilion is each year designed by a different innovator from the top of the architectural food chain.
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