How absolutely stunning is this double pavilion residence in Costa Rica by Gianni Botsford Architecture? Set in a lush tropical garden, the structure sits on a foundation of Wooden Stilts, sets in small concrete foundations. The main studio space houses a library, writing desk and grand piano – which serves as the owner, a writer’s, daytime writing space. A connecting walkway joins the first pavilion to the second which houses the sleeping quarters and bathrooms.
We absolutely adore the corrugated cladding and the library space is to die for!
I would have to say that this is one of my favourite buildings of the year. The Ibermutuamur Building by Denorte, located in Murcia, Spain, is a stunning example of a facade with curtain walls. This beauty was completed in September 2010. What a visual feast! I’ll let the pictures do the talking 🙂
Pictures by various.
Today we celebrate the birthday of one of the pioneers of modern architecture, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier. The master was an architect, designer, urbanist and writer. Le Corbusier believed that anybody could re-invent themselves and thus changed his name in the 1920’s to the pseudonym Le Corbusier, deriving it in part from a distant ancestor. Le Corbusier was famous for his “Five Points of Architecture” best illustrated in the Villa Savoye. He also left a tremedous architectural legacy in buildings he designed all over the world.
He died in France on August 27, 1965, after going for a swim, against his doctor’s orders, of a suspected heart attack.
Happy Birthday Le Corbusier!