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Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Architecture on Twitter


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I admit it, I am a relative newbie to Twitter, even though Design Public has been tweeting for quite some time. Who are your favorite design tweeps that I might like to follow? Today I found this cool Mexican house, via styleture via freshome, designed by 7X Taller de Arquitectura.

At first glance, I thought this might be cargotecture, i.e. a house made of shipping containers, because of the shape of the second floor on the right side. I wonder if the forms created by making buildings out of shipping containers is starting to influence the style and form of buildings that contain no containers? Or is it a coincidence? Do you think the style gleaned more inspiration from international style and designers like Rem Koolhaas (I’m thinking Villa Dall’ava) or Corbu (I’m thinking a little Villa Savoye)?  Is it a combo? Am I the world’s worst architecture analyst? In any case, I’d love to see an inspiration board for this very interesting modern house. What do you think?

photos via freshome

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Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!


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  1. Michael @ says:

    July 8th, 2009 at 6:22 am (#)

    Becky – Thanks for linking to Highly appreciated !

  2. Sieda says:

    July 8th, 2009 at 9:28 am (#)

    Hey Becky!
    I am no architecture analyst either but I can say that I’m lovin this house. The second floor on the right side definitely reminds me of a shipping container as well, but I love that it stands out as one of the few elements of the house like that. I’m also really interested by their use of lighting such as by the main entrance and towards the left outdoors by the tree. It’s done in an almost subtle way but it really enhances the look and feel of the house.
    Great job 7X Taller de Arquitectura & Nice post Becky!

  3. Shabby chic furniture says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 4:59 am (#)

    This house is amazing! Very avant-garde!

  4. Recommended Exercises says:

    October 18th, 2009 at 2:21 pm (#)

    How amazing did that house look? Oh to win the lottery :)

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