Browsing All Posts filed under »Architecture«

There’s No Place Like Home – 20 Movie Houses You’d Want To Live In.

July 8, 2011


You might have noticed that I have a slight obsession with movie architecture. Previously, I’ve looked at the architecture of John Lautner in films, Tony Stark’ Iron Man pad, and I’ve also taken a look at the home of a certain Mr. Bond. Well, continuing this theme, I thought it might be interesting to take a […]

Living Homes: Design-driven, ecological solutions to modern housing.

September 20, 2010


  One of the biggest problems many of us face when considering purchasing a home is compromise. We compromise on the design, the location, the affordability. For the environmentally conscious of us, we recognize that many new builds are often wasteful and damaging to the environment. For those of us who lust after the modernism of the […]

Stark Modernism – Tony Stark’s Malibu home from Iron Man.

September 8, 2010


It’s no secret that I am a fan of Modernist architecture and of  all the great architects of this movement, I have to say that John Lautner is one of my favourites. It is something of a dream to live in one of his creations, all sweeping concrete and majestic views. So, which of his […]

Five Easy Peaces – Chill out in one of Casacinco’s five unique rooms.

July 29, 2010


Mention a holiday in  the South of Spain and many of us would be forgiven for getting images of the beaches of the Costa Del Sol, crammed to capacity with sweaty, lobster-pink Brits. Not particularly my cup of tea, but if that’s your idea of a holiday, then more power to you. However, for those […]

Arthur’s Legend – The life and legacy of Arthur Erickson.

July 5, 2010


I am a long-time fan of Arthur Erickson, the seminal Canadian architect who sadly passed away in 2009, and I’ve been meaning to write about his work since I started this blog. Having recently returned from a trip to his home town of Vancouver, where I was very fortunate to get a chance to visit a […]

The Elrod House

May 6, 2010


Without doubt, John Lautner was one of the Twentieth Century’s most gifted architects. Apprenticed to Frank Lloyd Wright in his early years, Lautner learned much from his mentor, as is evidenced by some of the architectural flourishes incorporated in many of his homes. Lautner was passionate about the relationship between the natural environment and the […]

Boyd’s Zone – How architect Robin Boyd influenced Australia.

March 2, 2010


Robin Boyd was a seminal Australian architect and author, and a member of the exceptionally talented Boyd family that included, among others, the novelist Martin Boyd and the renowned Australian painter, Arthur Boyd. Robin Boyd was a pioneer in Australia’s modern architecture, and is arguably the country’s most influential architect, with his innovative designs finding […]

A Room With A View – The Stahl House.

February 11, 2010


In 1945 Art & Architecture magazine sponsored some of the major architects of the day to design and build affordable and economical model homes to meet the demand of the residential housing boom in America at the time. This project was known as The Case Study Houses, and ran until 1966. This program gave the […]