Monday, November 29, 2010

"Massive" Spanish Architecture

Wow. It's hard to get an idea of the scale of this house being that the building elements are so massive, and so basic. Huge concrete I-beams, suspended concrete drainage canals (now used as swimming channels), steel girders and one insanely large 20 ton slab of granite to anchor and weigh the whole puzzle down. If you look close, just beyond the pool, you'll see a large dining table that provides some perspective on the size of this structure. HUGE! 

Designed by Madrid architect Antón García Abril, the house sits up on a hill in Las Matas, Spain. Take a look at the original NY Times article.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Custom Furniture

In keeping with the theme of our last post, here's a shot of some more of our custom furniture that we designed. This installation is in a townhome that has an open floor plan on the main level. When the under-table stools are brought out, 9 people can comfortably sit around the fire. On the back side of the slipper chairs (no arms) is the bench from our previous post. The bench and slipper chairs successfully break up the space without effecting the open floor plan. The other bench shown in our previous post nests in a bay window.