architecture

victoriana

david taylor has a great photo collection of victorian houses in the united states, along with an incredible knowledge of the history behind the different styles. aaaaah dream houses, i tell you.

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karoooooo (awoooooo)*

* to the tune of les savy fav, what would wolves do

my favourite thing about the karoo isn’t the wide open spaces or the lack of people or the lamb or the way it feels in winter (though all those are unimaginably good) – but the buildings. oh, those little houses.

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all i need

i know i usually feature fancy looking wood & glass masterpieces, but i’d really just like a pretty little house, possibly with a garden (or a courtyard, or a verandah – or all three) that’s close to town so that i can walk everywhere.

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lake flato

while i was roaming around looking at interiors to place my new favourite chair in, i discovered the work of lake flato – an architectural firm based in san antonio, texas. that’s it, i’ve found the dream architects for my future wood & glass house (in a forest, on a river)

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trees please

i’m pretty much sold on any and all houses that have trees incorporated into their design – there’s nothing nicer to me than a huge tree in the middle of a courtyard. or better yet, a tree in the middle of a house.

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arthur erickson

i am positively salivating over these houses by late architect arthur erickson, all designed in the late fifties / early sixties.

catton house, 1967:

filberg house, 1958:

smith house, 1964:

graham house, 1962:

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retreat

the site is a waterfront property located on an island in the archipelago of stockholm. oaks and pines live in meagre soil between sculptural rocks that dominate the landscape. a large section of the site’s upper part is taken by a large oak aged over 500 years

designed by swedish archi firm WRB via oh joy

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