Marmol Radziner, Architect
7 Painted Feather Way, Las Vegas, NV
Art + Architecture Las Vegas
Marmol Radziner, Architect
James Turrell, Artist
If one only relied on Lao Tzu's claim â€œThe excellence of a dwelling is in its site,â€ all would be said in regard to this Residence. The site at The Ridges (former Howard Hughes property) is a front line promontory affording arguably the best panoramic view of the Strip, desert, and mountains in Las Vegas. And then there are the gardens: carefully landscaped with a desert palette, but functional with greensward, fruit trees, herb garden and specimen plantings, each selected to be draught tolerant and environmentally compatible. Yet this is just the
Alto de Pinheiros
São Paulo, BRZ
The roof, a sinuous slab flat, and a curved volume of the rooms, sets up a T plan that defines the project. The house inserts itself and stands out in the original landscape of Burle Marx, and at the same time, the nature is emphasized by it. Niemeyer uses nature as a design element, as well as the slab, the slender tubular pillars and as transparent glasses of black frames. The flat slab defines a social area with toilet, and a doorway below a circular dining room with connects the kitchen. A sinuous ramp links social to private, where the volume of cobogó of the suites meets the flat slab. Two American suites? (how to translade) and a master suite are defined by a hallway with zenithal
Harrie T. Lindeberg, Architect
French Norman Estate, 1927
23 Khakum Wood Road, Greenwich, CT
Set in the prestigious mid-country Khakum Woods Association, known for its compelling architecture and rich landscaping. Only 6 minutes to downtown Greenwich, Khakum Woods is that rare blend of being close to everything– schools, restaurants, and major routes– yet exceedingly private. Counterbalancing the nature preserve backdrop is the property’s manicured landscaping. Of distinction, lightness and airiness brought in by soaring windows are amplified by an open floor plan, at whose heart sits a recently renovated chef’s kitchen, with both island and breakfast dining alcove. The kitchen flows into a double-sized family room with dramatic cathedral ceiling, which leads to a
Rick Joy, Architect
1959 Cox District Road, Woodstock, VT
A modern architectural gem, Woodstock Farm has been widely published and received the Architecture and Design industry's most prestigious award Architectural Record's Record House of the Year (April 2010). Master Architect Rick Joy (Amangiri Resort, Princeton Train Station, Desert Nomad House et al) was commissioned to design the property, which is highly refined and pure in its presentation while also relaxed and warm in providing a home that is fused with nature and its surrounding landscape.
Woodstock Farm presents a dramatic shingle and stone house and barn set on over 200 acres of Vermont countryside minutes from the picturesque village of Woodstock and in
1930s Mediterranean Villa on French Riviera
Near Nice, FR
This exceptional property, is located near the Italian border on the hills. True historic piece, the whole domain enjoys beautiful views on the Mediterranean sea, the nearest old town and port.The villa’s ground floor houses an entrance hall which distributes a reception space composed of a dining room, a library and a music lounge with rotunda that opens on the Moorish patio with its pond. The sculptural stairs serves the first floor and the lower levels. The first floor of the villa accommodates six bedrooms and four bathrooms, which enjoy splendid views on Menton’s bays and are decorated with the frescoes designed by the architect. The pool level opens on a covered terrace that
Philip Johnson, Architect
The Wiley House
218 Sleepy Hollow Road, New Canaan, CT
One of the stars of New Canaan's legacy of mid-century modernism, the Wiley House, designed by Philip Johnson in the early 1950s, was restored and expanded by Roger Ferris + Partners. Of the six houses Philip Johnson designed in New Canaan, Connecticut, the Wiley house is the only one that contains a singular glass pavilion to rival the volume of his architectural masterpiece, the Glass House. A new pool house built into the hill and the art gallery (a reconstructed 19th century barn) form their own courtyard around the vintage swimming pool with its original diving pad which is a twin to the circular pool at Johnson's Glass House. For Philip Johnson, this house represented a
Michael Rotondi, FAIA
The Carlson-Reges Residence, 1922
698 Moulton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
The best architecture inspires those who design it to dive deeper, reach higher and touch the very spirit of creation. In 1992 in a former Edison Electric Art Deco substation, ROTO Architects started making an AIA award-winning masterwork that today serves as gallery, artist studio, entertainment space and creative compound. Multi-levels move in and out of the historic façade to create a whole new form, one grand in scale yet intimate in experience. Starting on the expansive ground floor studio you make your way up to the dramatic & luxe living spaces. Walls and doors open to pathways and terraces that overlook a lush garden, pond and a reflecting pool made from a liquid storage tank
Canyon House, 1959
780 Latimer Road, Santa Monica, CA
Perhaps no other microclimate in Los Angeles fosters the cool, lush treed landscape of the San Francisco Bay area as that found in Rustic Canyon. It is not surprising then that, with the exception of Frank Gehry's counterpoint master bedroom addition, so many elements of the Third Bay Tradition have found their way to this tranquil, beautiful residence. The principal mass of the house, with its cedar shingle siding, fits impeccably with its bucolic surroundings. Wide, open plan public interiors are enhanced with custom hand-crafted windows and hardware, reclaimed wood plank floors, two fireplaces, soaring beamed ceilings, a true chefs kitchen, 4 bedrooms and 4 baths. The lush &
Phillip Jon Brown, A.I.A.
Flynn Ranch "House A", 1987
7740 Flynn Ranch Road, Los Angeles, CA
While the fate of Modernism was being debated in the press, U.S.C. & M.I.T. schooled architect Phil Brown planned a private enclave of modern estates for the historic Errol Flynn Ranch. There were to be 4 modern residences accessed by a gated private drive, each carefully sited for privacy in relation to the park-like landscaped environment. Ultimately only two were completed; "House A" was the first, and remains the purest statement of the architect's intent. With its proximity to the studios, the residence was planned from the inside out to suit the needs of the entertainment industry executive: the wide front door invites as it pivots open to a virtual promenade entry
René Egger, Architect
Mediterranean Villa, 1955
This sumptuous Mediterranean villa was built in 1955 by architect René Egger and offers a spectacular view on the harbor of Marseille all the way to the rocky inlets.
In the south of Marseille (7e arrondissement), the two-story residence overlooks the beaches and is located inside a fully secured private park on the side of a hill.
The upper level accommodates the large living room with patio overlooking the garden and the panoramic sunny sea view terraces, a large dining room with a loggia, a kitchen with pantry and a suite with bedroom and bathroom. The lower level contains beautiful wooden stairs and includes five bedrooms, a lounge and a dressing room.