Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Architecture that makes me think

For me, one of the most important things about architecture is that it speaks to me.  I have to either feel moved from the forms, details or creativity otherwise I am unable to relate and feel an emotional bond with the building.  I know that this might sound a little strange, but I don't necessarily have to like the structure to feel moved, but it has to have affected me in some way.  Enter Vila 1095 Val de Lobo by Spanish architecture firm Arqui + Arquitectura e Design.  Said to have been inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water and Philip Johnson's Glass House this structure is unlike anything I have seen before.  I find the actual house with it's clean lines, subtle details and minimal material palette much more interesting than the pool structure (I guess one does call it Archisculpture).  There is something about this house that I just had to share with you, however I do feel that it is the first time I have published something I am not completely in love with. The world of architecture and design is full of people trying to push the boundary of what we expect, and while I give credit for very creative though I am not sure how successful this project is - Any thoughts?  

Photos courtesy of Luxury Culture


  1. amazing house. it is quite falling-water-esq...

  2. Loving the large windows, landscape and pool!

    xo Sara


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