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Phil McAvity Aug 26, 2010 4:39 PM

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3138/...d8fd714228.jpg

This is Evander Holyfield's place. 54,000 Square Feet, 104 rooms and your own manmade lake. Cute little place.

amor de cosmos Aug 26, 2010 6:33 PM

here's another narrow one

http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blog...cro-lead01.jpg

http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blog...08/new-419.jpg

http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/26/amaz...t-wide-inside/

Dac150 Aug 26, 2010 7:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tony (Post 4960676)
I'd be selling it and buying the clock tower loft :P

Good call, forgot about that one.:haha:

Baronvonellis Aug 26, 2010 10:33 PM

I vote for Norman Foster's house. Falling waters looks like my grandparents house. The clock tower would get old after a week and looks cold and uninviting to me.

amor de cosmos Aug 30, 2010 1:34 AM

cold & uninviting? ;)

Quote:

Atrium House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Architects: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Location: Valencia, Spain
Project Architects: Fran Silvestre Navarro, Maria Jose Sáez
Project Team: Carlos García Mateo, Pedro Vicente López López, José Vicente Miguel López, José Ángel Ruíz Millo, Fernando Usó Martín, Alexandre Marcos
Structural Engineering: David Gallardo Llopis
Interior Design: Alfaro Hofmann
http://www.archdaily.com/wp-content/...8860-sbr-3.jpg

http://www.archdaily.com/wp-content/...3-674x1000.jpg

http://www.archdaily.com/wp-content/...918-sbr-11.jpg

http://www.archdaily.com/75063/atriu...e-arquitectos/

HooverDam Aug 30, 2010 5:15 AM

Here are a few from probably my favorite local (Phoenix) firm, Eddie Jones and Jones Studio Inc:

1. The House of 5 Dreams:
http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/6...msexterior.png

http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/3934/moreext.png

http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/2...ryentrance.png

http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/9775/5dreamsint.png

http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/2827/gallery.png

Quote:

This 30,000 SF residence/private museum was created to serve the needs of a pair of prolific art and artifact collectors. Knowing much of their collection had been excavated, the decision was made to place exhibition space below the horizon, contained within 4-foot thick rammed earth walls. Above the gallery, a floating residential pavilion is spatially composed with translucent light.

2. Johnson-Jones Residence:
http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/7535/jonesext.png

http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/2506/jonespool.png

http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/8905/mntview.png

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/476/morejonesint.png

Quote:

Ahwatukee, Crow word for “House of Dreams”, is a suburban Phoenix, Arizona neighborhood attempting to dominate the southern base of a magnificent mountain preserve. The idea for protecting this area dates back to 1924, and to this day, South Mountain Park remains the largest municipal park in the world. The home, although relatively new, enjoys rammed earth walls made instantly old by embedding millions of years of geological history throughout its 2-foot thick, monolithic construct.
3. Walner Residence:
http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/6451/50589206.png

http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/8058/51709010.png

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/7196/76442509.png

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/5233/38207033.png

Quote:

An adjacent golf course, city views, and boulder pile pushed, pulled, and sculpted an architecture poised for light. Jones Studio never set out to plan a parallelogram - the site opportunities determined the shape of the house from the very beginning! The owner's titanium golf clubs inspired the choice of titanium zinc wall cladding.

4. Rocky Slope Residence:
http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/3506/57611833.png

http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/2821/66350402.png

http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/3139/58617351.pnghttp://img196.imageshack.us/img196/2806/92167611.png

http://img547.imageshack.us/img547/197/74282980.pnghttp://img816.imageshack.us/img816/541/68647835.png

Quote:

Embedded in the southern edge of the Phoenix South Mountain Preserve, the Rocky Slope Residence draws from the raw quality of the Sonoran Desert as a source of inspiration. It was essential that the house mediate between the cul-de-sac of metropolitan Phoenix subdivision at its front door and the organic preserve beyond its back door. It was also paramount that the house respected the natural sloping topography of the site. Much like any suburban context, the neighbors to each side provide ample design challenges when trying to maintain a balance between the resident’s natural desire to be both public and private.
5. Scorpion House:

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/7970/59303608.png

http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/8003/89198124.png

http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/7118/89450909.png

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/5882/39955988.png

http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/8238/65422793.png

Quote:

Hillside contours, boulder fields, distant views, and stands of old saguaro, shape the cast-in-place concrete ledge that defines the east edge of the house. Interlocking with the curvilinear retaining walls, a protective shell of oxidized titanium plates integrate the "scorpion" forms with desert shadow.
Hope you enjoyed :D

Austinlee Aug 31, 2010 9:06 PM

I enjoyed. Thanks for posting. Some of them I don't like. But that last picture looks inviting.

PHX31 Aug 31, 2010 10:47 PM

I'm sure the "scorpion house" not only looks like one, but has many real scorpions calling it home. Most hillside homes do.

amor de cosmos Aug 31, 2010 11:56 PM

those all look good :tup:

here's a rock house built on some rocks

http://cdn.dornob.com/wp-content/upl...beach-home.jpg http://cdn.dornob.com/wp-content/upl...dern-house.jpg

http://cdn.dornob.com/wp-content/upl...ummer-home.jpg http://cdn.dornob.com/wp-content/upl...-courtyard.jpg

http://cdn.dornob.com/wp-content/upl...odern-pool.jpg

http://dornob.com/stealth-stone-summ...rom-the-rocks/

wrab Sep 1, 2010 1:08 AM

Bruce Goff, Bavinger House

http://meandmarisa.files.wordpress.c...pg?w=450&h=676
http://meandmarisa.wordpress.com/201...avinger-house/

http://meandmarisa.files.wordpress.c...pg?w=450&h=676
http://meandmarisa.wordpress.com/201...avinger-house/

http://meandmarisa.files.wordpress.c...pg?w=450&h=299
http://meandmarisa.wordpress.com/201...avinger-house/

amor de cosmos Sep 1, 2010 11:06 PM

^ looks cool, like something by Gaudi

here's another one in Brazil, made out of old bricks from demolished buildings

http://www.archdaily.com/wp-content/...a-1000x666.jpg

http://www.archdaily.com/wp-content/...v-1000x650.jpg

http://www.archdaily.com/wp-content/...o-1000x666.jpg

http://www.archdaily.com/74999/brick...-marcio-kogan/

Aleks Sep 3, 2010 3:32 AM

360 House
Subarchitectura






link and additional pictures

wrab Sep 3, 2010 3:53 AM

George Vanderbilt's Biltmore in NC (Richard Morris Hunt, 1895):


http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y15...r/biltmore.jpg
http://bighornforge.wordpress.com/

M.K. Sep 3, 2010 11:02 AM

I like ever the houses of AMOR DE COSMOS, but probably is not already the best compromise maybe in some of tendency what Corbisier, Mies Van Der Hohe etc. from Bauhaus Schule break even with some touches of Niemeyer tried to find out... She knows what I am talking about for sure, I suppose. Like Cruising for a look shinning to be in simplicity of is to be called the average. If I am wrong, please correct !

SkyscrapersOfNewYork Sep 4, 2010 6:16 AM

Dom F, Niemcy

http://www.architektura.info/var/arc...l-PL/dom_f.jpg

http://www.architektura.info/var/arc...-PL/2_page.jpg

http://www.architektura.info/var/arc...-PL/3_page.jpg

http://www.architektura.info/var/arc...-PL/4_page.jpg

http://www.architektura.info/var/arc...-PL/5_page.jpg

http://www.architektura.info/var/arc...-PL/6_page.jpg

http://www.architektura.info/var/arc...-PL/7_page.jpg

http://www.architektura.info/var/arc...-PL/8_page.jpg

http://www.architektura.info/var/arc...-PL/9_page.jpg

http://www.architektura.info/var/arc...PL/10_page.jpg

http://www.architektura.info/var/arc...PL/11_page.jpg

http://www.architektura.info/index.p...o_swiata/dom_f

amor de cosmos Sep 9, 2010 12:10 AM

industrial building --> apartment conversion in Copenhagen

http://www.dailytonic.com/wp-content...A-House-04.jpg

http://www.dailytonic.com/wp-content...A-House-09.jpg

http://www.dailytonic.com/wp-content...ouse-023-2.jpg

http://www.dailytonic.com/wp-content...ouse-024-1.jpg

http://www.dailytonic.com/a-house-by...arkitekter-dk/

amor de cosmos Sep 12, 2010 12:22 AM

hmm... arizona desert

http://www.architecturaldigest.com/i...at_miraval.jpg

http://www.architecturaldigest.com/i...at_miraval.jpg

http://www.architecturaldigest.com/i...at_miraval.jpg

http://www.architecturaldigest.com/i...at_miraval.jpg

http://www.architecturaldigest.com/h...aval_slideshow

jtk1519 Sep 12, 2010 5:15 PM

One of my personal favorites is Matthew McConaughey's home on wheels...

http://www.architecturaldigest.com/i...mcconaughy.jpg

http://www.architecturaldigest.com/i...mcconaughy.jpg

http://www.architecturaldigest.com/i...mcconaughy.jpg

http://www.architecturaldigest.com/i...mcconaughy.jpg

http://www.architecturaldigest.com/i...mcconaughy.jpg

http://www.architecturaldigest.com/i...mcconaughy.jpg

http://www.architecturaldigest.com/i...mcconaughy.jpg

http://www.architecturaldigest.com/h...aughey_article

Jasoncw Sep 12, 2010 6:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jtk1519 (Post 4978717)
One of my personal favorites is Matthew McConaughey's home on wheels...



http://www.architecturaldigest.com/i...mcconaughy.jpg

What's that!??! Do you see it!? It's elusive but it just barely sneaks into the frame. It's a TV!!! Just a little slice of one in the upper right hand corner. :haha:


All of these houses are amazing, but unfortunately most of them are designed for magazines and not for people. :(

Innsertnamehere Sep 12, 2010 11:57 PM


isn't the towel on the oven someones avatar?? i forget who it is..


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