Resin Light

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These striking light fixtures are made to evoke references to the sky, water and landscape.  They are constructed of an epoxy resin that is cast on a parchment paper with strokes of latex painted colors.  Like a glass or any other translucent material, when the light is shown through, the colors become more vivid and bright.  The organic shapes and forms also references the natural world and its unpredictability.

Taeg Nishimonto is an architect and educator from Japan who explores different materials through a range of mediums.  Today he practices in New York and teaches at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

http://cargocollective.com/taegnishimoto/info-1

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Berckemeyer Sailboats

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Designing boats can be as challenging and as complex as designing a building.  This German boat designer customizes a wide range of sailing vessels.  While some of their designs are constructed of cold molded mahogany in a foam sandwich, aluminum is the preferred material for safety and longevity.  A mix of teak and plastics usually line the interiors and decks.  Western Red Cedar strip construction is considered one of the faster and higher quality materials for hulls.

Sailboats are designed on a CAD system today, much like a building, for accuracy and for the construction of prefabricated parts.  Sharp corners create turbulence and drag while perfectly curved parts are more efficient and aesthetically more pleasing, which are easier to achieve today with computers.

http://www.berckemeyer-yacht.de/index.html

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Kugel /Gips House

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The Kugel Gips House, located in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod, was designed in 1970 by Charlie Zehnder, an architect who was one of the most prolific modernist architects on the outer Cape, designing homes in the region since the mid-century.  The house was later abandoned for eleven years.  The Cape Cod Modern House Trust obtained the house in 2009 to restore the house to its original design.  The house now hosts visiting scholars, artists in residence, and is available for rent as well.

Zehnder admired Frank Lloyd Wright which is seen it the long horizontal lines and projecting roof planes.  The house sits on a masonry anchor with wood decks cantilevering out into the untamed landscape. It is sited overlooking one of the Cape’s many interior fresh-water ponds.Walter Gropius’s daughter and husband have been known to visit this private pond to swim and to enjoy this stunning architecture.

http://ccmht.org/

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Paul Jenkins

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Paul Jenkins was an American abstract expressionist painter who lived from 1923 to 2012.  He was born in Kansas City Missouri and attended the Art Students League of New York.  Jenkins worked in oil, watercolor and acrylic throughout his life and is most well known for his explorations of colors and how they react by allowing the pigments to move without the guidance and precision of a paintbrush.  He rolled, pooled, and guided paint across the canvas for a resulting natural and unpredictable abstraction of colors.

A fun fact about Jenkins is that after meeting Frank Lloyd Wright through his great uncle, in true form Wright suggested Jenkins follow a career in agriculture rather than art.  Luckily he didn’t listen to him.

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Teak

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Teak is a stable and tightly-grained hardwood that is known for its durability and water resistance.  Teak is a tropical deciduous tree with a reddish to brown heartwood and a yellow to white sapwood. With time, the reddish brown color will patina to a silver-grey color on the surface.  For centuries it has been used in boat construction, exterior construction, and furniture.

In this house teak is used for the windows. While more costly than other materials, they require little maintenance and are immune to some of the disadvantages other windows have such as expansion and contraction, rot and uneven discoloration.  The qualities of teak — beauty and durability — are ideal for residential windows.

This house which also uses limestone as an exterior material, is located in a northern neighborhood of Toronto within a landscape of connecting ravines.  The design blends in naturally with the environment.

 

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Beach House

Architects: Boora Architects Contractor: Green Gables Design & Restoration

Architects: Boora Architects
Contractor: Green Gables Design & Restoration

Boora Architects designed this beach house as a glass box rising over the cliff of the Pacific Ocean to blend as seamlessly as possible into the existing landscape. Details and materials were kept all natural to stay neutral while the existing beach landscape stays prominent.  The roof is planted with local grasses.

A puzzle-patterend design of white oak strips make up the ceiling. White oak is a very durable and common wood that has been used for boatbuilding for its reliable results.  The grain is one of the straightest found in common wood with a light to medium brown color.  It is commonly used in cabinet and furniture making because of its good value and workability.

Architects: Boora Architects Contractor: Green Gables Design & Restoration

Architects: Boora Architects
Contractor: Green Gables Design & Restoration

Architects: Boora Architects Contractor: Green Gables Design & Restoration

Architects: Boora Architects
Contractor: Green Gables Design & Restoration

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