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Monday, March 29th, 2010

Inspiration Monday: SANAA

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What better time to be inspired by SANAA than the Monday after they won the Pritzker Prize? We’ve featured a few of their projects here on Hatch over the years, and it’s great to have this honor make us appreciate their entire body of work as a masterful collection. As you peruse their work, take note of the way they handle the relationship between inside and out, and how they work with surface and its qualities of reflection, transparency, and tranlucency. It’s a constant play that pays meticulous attention to views. I also appreciate the way they consider the context of their built works. I’m kind of bummed that I’m writing this after perusing only photos, and that I’ve never experienced one of their spaces anywhere but in two-dimensions. First on my list: DIOR in Tokyo! ;)

Anyway, the first time they popped up on my radar was with the The Toledo Glass Pavilion:

One project that created a ton of buzz here in the states was the Jenga-like New York Museum of Contemporary Art in Hell’s Kitchen:

One I had not seen until I started poking around on the interwebs was the Zollverein School:

Congratulations to Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA!

All images from e-architect, except for first New York Museum of Contemporary Art picture from here. Be sure to check out the photo media kit on the Pritzker site as well.

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Around the Web: Modern House Notes

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Oh, and speaking of Modern Lincoln Logs, check out the new Vitra Museum building by Herzog & de Meuron. First we had a bunch of Jenga architecture, and now everywhere I look I see Lincoln Logs.

I spied this over at Modern House Notes, and they spied it over at Architecture Lab:

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Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

On the Market: An Oceanfront Garbo Hideaway

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This is one of the greatest pieces of fantasy real estate I’ve seen in a long time. It was once the summer hideaway of Greta Garbo, it’s 10 acres located on the rugged north shore of Massachusetts, and it can be all yours for the low low price of $4.5 million.

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Straight out of a Winslow Homer painting:

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images via J. Barrett and Company Real Estate

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Friday, December 4th, 2009

Flickr Faves on Fridays

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I love this space added to our Fresh New Spaces group by flickr member Jeremy Levine Design and I want to know more about that glowing light peeking through on the right side of the room.

Here are a few more shots from Jeremy Levine Design. You can visit their website here:
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all photos from flickr member Jeremy Levine

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Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Found It! Another Great Recycler

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Yesterday I mentioned reading an article and I could not remember where I’d seen it. When I picked up today’s New York Times I remembered that it was in the Home section last week. Dan Phillips of East Texas builds homes from the castoffs of others. One of my favorite move was how he made this beautiful ceiling from leftover frame shop samples:

To view the entire article and the fascinating slideshow of his creations, click here.

photo by Michael Stravato for The New York Times

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