The “First Church of Christ, Scientist” is a historic landmark in Seattle. That makes the 12 town-home units truly unique, carved, into the hollow center of the old domed building. The units share a central atrium, the â€œSanctuaryâ€ with a stained-glass oculus in the roof, but each has its own address and outdoor entrance.
Looking at these images youâ€™d think you were in an art gallery, museum or some sort of showroom – but itâ€™s a loft, a loft with an unusual style, where someone lives. That someone happens to be Mitch Alfus of Libra Leather – one of the most important leather suppliers around.
This 3, 000 sq ft loft is located in the Tribeca district of downtown Manhattan on the sixth floor of a converted industrial building overlooking Canal Street. The loft is designed for an international businessman based in Madrid and New York with extensive collections of art and books.
Behind a light green copper door, in a discrete concrete wall along the Pacific Coast High-way in Malibu, hides a deluxe weekend-house. In stormy weather you can enjoy the view of dolphins and the horizon from north to south over the balcony, and from the bed .
Designed for a young executive whose love of contemporary art and minimal environments led the architects to create this light filled space. The existing envelope of this richly textured warehouse space was painted â€œgalleryâ€ white from floor to ceiling.
Wright House was designed by Elmo Swart Architects and is located in Durban, South Africa. The project involved an addition to a three bedroom traditional cottage which included two studies, a new bedroom, an entertainment space and an art gallery.
Located in the outskirts of Madrid, A-ceroâ€™s wonderful Open Box House forecasts a world of modern architecture and comfortable living. The sculptural 750 m2 house has a surprisingly artistic shape, inspired by Spanish sculptor Jorge Oteiza, renowned for being one of the main theorists on Spanish modern art.
When Enrique Polanco, an art fair promoter in Madrid, decided to build a second home on this island some 100 miles from the Spanish mainland, he said he set out â€œto escape from real life in Madrid.â€ Itâ€™s no wonder he took his inspiration from the fictional character Peter Pan and named his home Never Never Land.