houses

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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hobbit bunker

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The home features an enormous patio with an elliptical opening designed to accentuate the view. The old-looking barn in the distance even features an underground tunnel that serves as an entrance into the home.

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via gizmodo

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amy bennett

Working with common themes such as transition, aging, isolation, and loss, I am interested in the fragility of relationships and the awkwardness of a group of people trying to coexist and relate to one another. To that end I create miniature 3D models to serve as evolving still lifes from which I paint detailed narrative paintings.

guys,  she builds the models… and then she paints them. wow wow. visit amy bennett’s website.

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