Hidden Valley Home by Marmol Radziner

Given our mid-century tastes in architecture recently built projects don’t tend to crop up every day that impress us, I guess we are rather selective. However, today I’ve been admiring the work of Marmol Radziner again and this prefabricated build they’ve put together in the Moab desert of Utah which has been used as a vacation home by it’s two adventure seeking owners. I’ve decided to highlight this house because I think …

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Short film on Ron Radziner and his home

I’ve been doing a little internet digging and I’ve come across this short film on the principal designer at Marmol Radziner which provides further context into the design of his own home. I was delighted to find this project as there doesn’t seem to be an abundance of films online featuring modern architects, especially those with a portfolio of this quality. Founded in 1989 Marmol Radziner is an ongoing collaboration between Leo Marmol and …

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Leaf House by Mareines & Patalano Architects

Admittedly this is a rather more elaborate than the architecture we traditionally feature here, in the search for a group of firms I’ve not come across before I found myself admiring this “Leaf House” which has been built by Brazilian architects Mareines & Patalano. I felt this was worth making an exception to the rule however, as the project made me begin to consider the challenges faced by the designers in hotter climates so hopefully it …

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The Hill Country Jacal by Lake Flato Architects

We couldn’t go a whole week without including a slice of architectural inspiration in the format, it just wouldn’t feel right. So I’ve raided the archives of Texas based firm Lake Flato once again presenting this beautiful hill country home which is based upon a Mexican design concept called the Jacal. This type of construction is defined as a lean-to structure which is popular in hotter climates as it allows the flow of air within the build to circulate …

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Admiring the Work of Architect Lina Bo Bardi

My recent post on designer Joaquim Tenreiro got me a little curious to the other great talents Brazil has produced, so today we are visiting the beautiful home of Brazilian born Italian raised Architect Lina Bardi. The home we’re admiring today is actually referred to many as the glass house, however I didn’t want to confuse anyone into thinking this was the work of Philip Johnson. I’m not sure if Lina took direct influence …

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