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Porn for…. Architects?

In All-Time-Favorites, Architecture, Design on October 23, 2008 at 3:40 pm

First it was REGULAR porn, then “Porn for Women” then “Porn for New Moms” and now its…”Stair Porn”?

 

and while I don’t, personally, find stairs a turn on, I think that it has a lot of merit and some beautiful architecture and clever design!

A website devoted wholly to the beauty of the staircase… really cool, actually! Their sister-sites are good too:

 

http://www.materialicious.com/

 

and

 

http://www.workalicious.org/

 

 

all fabulous and worth a peek!

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The Style Files: Les Bains De Docks

In All-Time-Favorites, Architecture, Design, Life on August 30, 2008 at 8:51 pm

Les Bains des Docks is a modern aquatic complex in Le Havre, France. It was designed by one of my faves, Jean Nouvel. It’s part of a larger revitalisation project of the city in hopes of turning the city into a destination spot…

I would KILL to go swimming in a place like this…it was inspired by the Roman Bath-Houses from the days of yore.. 

A beautiful place, I wish I had one like this in MY city!

 

Pontouf

 

(http://www.style-files.com/2008/08/19/modern-swimming-complex-les-bains-des-docks/)

House at Jardin del Sol

In All-Time-Favorites, Architecture on August 30, 2008 at 8:33 pm

Corona y P. Amaral Arquitectos from Spain have designed this beauty of a house. This is (no joke) one of the most amazing homes I have seen to date…the infinity pool, the exposed concrete, the giant windows, the VIEW!

If anyone wants to help me steal the identities of the people who live there and move to the Canary Islands…let me know!

 

ahh isn’t it gorgeous…  

 

Pontouf

 

(http://www.archdaily.com/1987/house-at-jardin-del-sol-corona-y-p-amaral-arquitectos/)

Joanopolis House: Sao Paolo

In Architecture on August 30, 2008 at 7:51 pm

UNA Arquitetos has produced this gorgeous home in Sao Paolo, Brazil. It blends with the landscape, while being fully opened to the amazing views of its surrounding…

gorgeous! I want to live there!

 

Pontouf

Sandcastle Hotel

In Architecture on August 30, 2008 at 7:40 pm

The world’s first sand castle hotel opened at Weymouth Beach in Dorset (UK) this summer. The hotel was constructed from about 1000 tonnes of sand, the British sculptor Mark Anderson was commissioned by laterooms.com to create the hotel. For a mere $21 a night, guests can enjoy sleeping on a sand bed, bask in the summer sun and listen to the tide…

 

Sounds fabulous to me! Especially since it has been raining for the past few weeks…

 

Pontouf

Casa en Las Rozas: Madrid

In Architecture on August 30, 2008 at 7:16 pm

A beautiful house from Ábalos & Herreros… the website is in Spanish, and it’s been YEARS since I spoke any of that, so I am a little but fuzzy on the details, but here are some pics:

(from http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/2008/05/11/casa-en-las-rozas-madrid-abalosherreros/ )

Enjoy the “casa”

 

Pontouf

An Architecture Binge…

In Architecture on August 30, 2008 at 7:03 pm

So I have been on an Architecture binge lately, and most of my favorites (as always) are from Arch Daily, which is just one of the most fabulous architectural look-books out there… an easy-to-navigate blog that has the latest and greatest across the board, from homes to offices to hotels…they have it all.

 

Keep your eyes out for my faves! 

 

 

always, Pontouf

 

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