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Showing posts with label richard meier. Show all posts

Beautiful Birdhouses and Bird Feeders For Modern Architecture Lovers.

Neoshed, who makes prefab garden sheds in various sizes also makes handcrafted birdhouses and bird feeders based on those very sheds. If they sound familiar, I wrote about them in 2008, but at that time the birdhouses and bird feeders were still in the prototype phase.

They have since changed in both design and materials and the price is far more affordable than the initial expected price of $250. Take a look.

Type 1:

Type 2:

Type 3:

Birdhouses Type 1, Type 2 and Type 3 are based on Neoshed's own building designs. The units come in a natural finish inside and out and feature a touch release bottom panel for access, ventilation and drainage holes. Grab strips near the entrance and a mounting plate allow the unit to be taken down for cleaning. Each costs $75 USD. Order them here.
Type 4:

The fourth available bird house is an homage to the architecture of Richard Meier and is painted white. Price is $100 and can be purchased here.

Bird Feeders
Type 1:

Type 2:

Type 3:

Type 4:

Each of the hand crafted feeders are made to order from thermally modified wood. Feeders Type 1, Type 2 and Type 3 are based on our Neoshed's outdoor buildings. Each feeder is hand crafted to order and made from thermally modified wood in a natural finish. The seed box is removable for easy filling and cleaning. The bird feeders easily mount on 1" diameter metal conduit pipe (not included).

Each feeder costs $125 USD and takes approximately 2-4 weeks for delivery. Order them here

Richard Meier Does Modern Architecture In Turkey. The Bodrum Houses.

Bodrum Houses
Yalikavak, Turkey

Yalikavak, overlooking the Agean Sea, is the most prestigious residential area in Bodrum, Turkey. In 2006, Berggruen holdings purchased over 168,000 sq/m of land with panoramic views of Yalıkavak Bay and the marina. They then hired world renowned architect Richard Meier to design a series of modern homes for the hillside. The project, called “Bodrum Houses” is comprised of 23 houses designed in 5 different design styles.

Each of the Richard Meier designed homes has 3 levels in addition to the pool area, a canpoied 3 car garage and a detached guesthouse. Each house contains a kitchen, living room, dining room and powder room on the ground floor; three bedrooms on the upper floor; and a media room, laundry room and three staff bedrooms on the basement level.

Each house has a total exterior and interior of approximately 1,100 square meters and each house has a separate pool, emergency power generator and a waste water treatment plant.

Materials are cast in place concrete with a plaster finish and large areas of glazing. The interiors feature stone and hardwood flooring and numerous skylights.

Due to different typographical features of each plot as seen below on the models, each house (including the same design type) has a unique ground level configuration and an uninterrupted view of Yalikavak bay.

House 1:

House 2:

House 3:

House 4:

House 5:

Images and information courtesy of Richard Meier and Berggruen

A Look Inside The Moleskine Glass House Sketchbook

The Glass House Moleskine® sketchbook features sketches by 29 architects, designers, and artists inspired by the home, quotes by Philip Johnson, and blank pages for notes or sketching. A limited edition notebook, the proceeds from it go to support the preservation and maintenance of Johnson's famous architectural masterpiece, The Glass House (shown above).

This sketchbook is inspired by the site’s unique power of place, its role as a source of inspiration for architects, designers and artists, and the desire for visitors to pause, look closely, and document their observations as part of their site experience. In this spirit, the Glass House has launched a partnership with Moleskine®, the signature tool for creative minds, to produce a custom sketchbook.

The centerpiece of the notebook is Stephen Doyle's 3D glass house:

and here are the rest of the sketches:

Participants include: Yves Béhar, Michael Bell, Deborah Berke, James Biber, Mattia Bonetti, Constantin Boym, Seymour Chwast, Stephen Doyle, Steven Ehrlich, Rafael Esquer, Alexander Gorlin, Steven Holl, Christopher Huan, Rainer Judd, Maira Kalman, Chip Kidd, LOT-EK | Giuseppe Lignano and Ada Tolla, Mark McInturff, Richard Meier, Toshiko Mori, Michael Morris, Fred Noyes, Gaetano Pesce, Ron Radziner, Jens Risom, Yoshiko Sato, Denyse Schmidt, Alison Spear, Joseph Tanney

To order a copy of the sketchbook, call 203.594.9884, ext.1

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