Christmas at the Wright Home

If you’ve ever wondered what Christmas decor might look like at the home of one of the great architects of our time, here’s a glimpse into the past.  Frank Lloyd Wright’s home in Victorian Oak Park, Illinois is welcoming visitor’s for the holiday season with period correct accents throughout the Wright home, in the vane of what Mrs. Catherine Tobin Wright would have found fitting.  See the pics and read a bit about it here on Houzz.com…

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Naturally Modern

Naturally Modern

Here’s a repost of an article from Houzz.com.  I dig the designs featured throughout the article and I hope you will, too.  If you want to breath some life into your space, the marriage of old and new materials is essential for a warm, character-filled environment.  Repurposed / salvaged materials have a story of their own and bring their charm and history to YOUR space.

Swan Fish Camp – Swan Architecture

Here’s a reposted article, showcasing a nicely detailed, contemporary vernacular design.

THE EUROPEAN PRIZE FOR ARCHITECTURE

Soe Ker Tie House

A quote from Christian K. Narkiewicz-Laine, the president of one of the organizing bodies of the European Prize for Architecture states, “Architecture should be a vehicle for social change, social improvement, and real cultural development, and not an end result of over-commercialization, over-consumption, and self aggrandizement which is so overwhelmingly apparent in our contemporary world.” Visit the prize’s website below to get a better perspective on the work they are promoting and recognizing.

The European Prize for Architecture

Here’s a link to this year’s winning firm… TYIN Architects

Mendiola Residence, Austin, Texas

Here’s a nice contemporary residence located in Austin, TX, designed by Chioco Design.  The client decided to completely tear down their existing residence in order to get what they wanted.  Here’s the end result…