by peter kostelov in moscow has something very attractive about it. even though it’s black and white, stark, sharp – there is warmth about it.
more on dezeen’s website here
images by zinon razudtinov
i have always been a japan fan. a massive one – especially as i have never visited the country. and among all things japanese, i very much respect and admire japanese architects. they have a particular flair for airy, light, clean spaces because the country is an island, land is scarce and therefore space is a luxury.
their residential projects are something that instantly gets me daydreaming – a day when i get to build my own house. japanese simple clean aesthetic in combination with rugged coastal croatian landscape influence.
one practice in particular moves me – it is suppose design office. the imagination with which they turn the smallest of spaces into an interesting, natural light filled habitats is absolutely amazing. the wittiness and playfulness of the spaces reminds us of the more important aspects of our lives. to me they look like a perfect invitation away from the daily grind and stress with a handful of humour thrown into its shapes, walls and windows. closed to the outside and open to the inside. a shelter and a home.
we could all learn something from it.
image taken from dezeen’s profile on the practice – you can see it here
from time to time you see something that really appeals to you and – when speaking of objects – you just want it. well i just want this ‘home’
“dutch design week 2011 saw philips design in eindhoven present a conceptual self-sufficient home that converts sewage and rubbish into power. he microbial home would function as a biological machine, using the waste from one area of the home to power another and creating a cyclical ecosystem. a bio-digester kitchen island would break down solid bathroom waste and vegetable peelings into methane, while plastic packaging would be broken down by fungus. Fresh food would be stored in an evaporative cooler and part of the dining table, while honey could be harvested from an urban beehive.”