MY MODERN MONDAYS: Top 5 Modern Houses

Hello to you on this Monday! Today I’d like to share my top five modern houses that I would absolutely love to live in. Some are comfortable, some are just cool…but in the end these all lend itself to giving the people who live in them something to experience. #5 One of my favorite things about modern houses is that they are often built with the thought of how people will interact within them. How people actually live and move – how they entertain and how they relax. You can just imagine having 10 of your closest friends over, cooking up a storm and then enjoying the night under the stars.

By Kochi Architects Studio of Japan #4 What better way to enjoy your beach house than have it open on both sides? This New Zealand house is absolutely stunning.

By Modern House Notes #3 1234 Howard St. San Francisco. A 17-unit residential structure designed by Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects, this doesn’t have that cold feeling you’d expect from an aluminum building.

#2 Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater – Of course, I had to add one of these in. I’m not a huge nature buff myself (much to my husband’s chagrin) but I just love how this house, at the same time, stands out and blends into its surroundings.

#1 Well, I already posted on this once so I won’t belabor the point, but I just love Clive Wilkinson’s house. Playful and fun, open and airy, you can just imagine having your friends over all the time.

January 17, 2017

Former Industrialized Area in Belgium Transformed Into Futuristic Eco-Village

Belgian ecological designer Vincent Callebaut is a master of green sustainable architecture. With his new conceptual project, he creates yet another environmentally sensitive fantasy land, this time transforming Brussels’ historic Tour & Taxis. The resulting concept is a sleek, futuristic eco-village that any young professional would love to call home. As a former industrial site, Tour & Taxis was once a symbol of the golden age of Industrialization, and its approximately 100 acres (40 hectares)

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January 17, 2017

Liberating Portraits of Ballerinas Elegantly Dancing in the Streets of Cairo

Like many dance photographers, Mohamed Taher has a knack for beautifully capturing the body in motion. His interest in movement is evident in his Ballerinas of Cairo series, and the captivating collection of photos also serves a more poignant purpose: it helps women fight sexual harassment and reclaim the city’s streets. After learning about the Ballerina Project, an ongoing series that documents dancers in urban settings across the globe, Taher was inspired to carry out a similar undertaking in the Egyptian capital.

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