Showing posts with label modern home design. Show all posts
Showing posts with label modern home design. Show all posts

Louis Vuitton Brings Charlotte Perriand's 1934 Modern Beachside Home To Reality.

This is not the first time an old design concept of pioneer Charlotte Perriand's has been realized.  I have already shared with you her 1938 Mountain Refuge concept which was constructed by Cassina in 2012.

Originally conceived in 1934, Charlotte Perriand's chic beach front holiday home was a second prize winning project at a design contest held by “L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui” magazine.

above: Charlotte Perriand in 1934

The concept was meant to encourage affordable holiday homes, made of natural resources, for a wide-range audience. A pioneer in interior architecture, Charlotte Perriand would later rework the idea with several versions for wealthier vacationers but the project would only remain at an early conceptual stage.

Now, 80 years later, Louis Vuitton sponsored a project to build 'La Maison au bord de l'eau' (the original name of the structure) for Design Miami. The team at Louis Vuitton constructed the structure using archival drawings and sketches from the Perriand architectural firm:

Today, although these studies needed an adaptation to translate the original sketches and notes into a tangible structure, the spirit of the visionary woman has been respected to the fullest with the genuine savoir-faire and help of Charlotte Perriand‘s architecture team.

Three vintage Charlotte Perriand tabouret stools, along with three chairs designed by Cassina based on existing models, have also been added to the original furnishings in this model home.

La Maison au bord de l’eau was on view through December 8, 2013 at The Raleigh Hotel. Now the home will presumably be sold to an art collector or architecture enthusiast with an equivalent passion for design.

Cassina and Louis Vuitton have also teamed up to present "Charlotte Perriand une icône de la modernité” in which Cassina showcases a unique and colourful installation at its Paris showroom during Maison & Objet as an homage to the pioneering architect Charlotte Perriand: an encounter which combines furniture re-editions by Cassina and fashion by Louis Vuitton to honour this magnificent contemporary legend.

information courtesy of Louis Vuitton, images courtesy of Design Miami, The Art Daily News, and The Telegraph

From The Garage To The Wine Cellar, 35 Photos Of A New Gorgeous Modern Concrete & Glass Home In Italy.

House M is a residential home designed by Bolzano-based Architects monovolume architecture + design that is located in the center of Merano, in the quiet area of Obermais near the Northernmost part of Italy. Construction on the private concrete home began in 2011 and was completed in 2012.

Found My Dream House In Brazil. On A Golf Course. And I Don't Even Play Golf. The MP Quinta Da Baronesa.

This gorgeous residential home by Arthur Casas Studio located in São Paulo, Brazil was designed for a family of four (a young couple with children 5 and 8 years old). The only design requirements from the owners were that the home incorporate a view of the upscale Quinta da Baroneza golf course and lots of light.

Huge Modern Athens Home With A Squash Court, Gym and Three Swimming Pools.

Here is a stunning example of recently completed residential architecture by the Greece based firm 314 Architecture Studio. The H3 is an enormous modern family home (10,764 sq feet) that sits on over 75,000 square feet of land.

The concrete and glass structure is built to give the illusion of hanging over three bodies of water and features parking, a squash court, gym, sauna, laundry room and 2 guest rooms on the bottom floor. Dining rooms (formal and informal), a kitchen and living areas grace the main floor, while the semi-cantlivered section that protrudes over one of the three pools has two more bedrooms, a kitchen and living area.

Details like giant window louvers, textured and angular concrete, built in bookshelves, mitered glass balcony railings, and a modern outdoor grill of concrete and glass along with tons of outdoor lighting inset into the overhangs makes every aspect of this home unique and inviting. There's one deep swimming pool and two shallow wading pools.


House Plans
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Architects: 314 Architecture Studio
Location: Athens, Greece
Architect In Charge: Pavlos Chatziangelidis
Consultant Engineer: Fotini Karagianni
Construction: Mohamed Ahmed
Area: 1,000 sqm (10,746 sq ft)
Lot: 7,000 sqm (75, 347 sq ft)
Year: 2012

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