Andrade Morettin Architects

November 30, 2010 · Posted in Architects, Architecture Around the World, Modern Design · Comment 

We can officially add Andrade Morettin Architects to the list of amazing Brazilian architects.  These are only a few images of his beautiful portfolio.  For more info, check out his website.  I can’t get over the staircase in the bottom picture.

Siller Staircases

November 22, 2010 · Posted in Modern Design · Comment 

I’ve never had a mancrush on stairs, until now.  Siller is the name of the company that makes them, and they are stunning.  I want the middle one in my house SO bad.  I can’t imagine how much they would cost, but it would be worth it.  It would be like walking down a piece of art work every day.

Neil M. Denari Architects' Alan-Voo House

November 17, 2010 · Posted in Architects, Modern Design · Comment 

I’m always glad to see design that stands out.  Asymmetry, diagonal lines and irregular volumes are dangerous tools for us humans, but Niel M. Denari Architects pulls it off in high style with the Alan-Voo house.  The project is a 1,000 sq. ft. addition to an existing home, and I want one just like it.

RADA 2009 Winner: Habitat 825

February 25, 2009 · Posted in Architecture Around the World · 1 Comment 
via BLDGBLOG

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Residential Architect magazine has posted its RADA (Residential Architect Design Awards) 2009 winners, and this project here is the Project of the Year.  It’s called Habitat 825, and it’s located in West Hollywood, California.  BLDBLOG was about a year-and-a-half ahead of the game here.  They posted on this house in September 2007!  Good-on-ya BLDBLOG!  I don’t know anything about it but what’s on their post, so I’ll just redirect you there.  Residential Architect doesn’t have pictures posted yet, but you can check out all of the winner’s names and projects at ResidentialArchitect.com.  I do love brown, white and green.

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There's Always Room For a Fantastic Staircase

February 9, 2009 · Posted in Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

I stumbled upon this beauty of  a staircase and started wondering what the codes are for designing a floating staircase.  Most of the pressure is, obviously, in the engineering of the thing, but check out the IRC codes for staircases.  I don’t think this staircase would pass the “4 inch round sphere test,” although I could be wrong.