Casa Cumbres by Taller Hector Barroso
The project is developed around a central patio which provides different views, natural lighting and cross-ventilation to the interior spaces. This void acts as the medullar element on the design process. It is the in situ result of the restricted views, the lack of visual elements in the surroundings and the land’s unfavorable location.
The different areas of the architectural program are built around this contemplative patio. The living-dining space is set by a visual and functional continuity between interior and exterior creating the effect of the garden blending with the living and dining room, continuing to extend to the interior patio. When both fronts are completely open, natural light effects, extended views and ventilation are emphasize.
The 4-in-1 house is located in a quiet residential area, at the top of a leafy hill in the outskirts of the city. From an architectural point of view, it is possible to distinguish the four ways of living, after which the house is named, since they are spatially and constructively qualified.
The basement, lighted by patios and skylights, is the scene for game and amusement. Fun starts in the car park, where see the swimming pool can be seen from a “rear window”. The pavement, made out of stained stamped concrete, solves the contact between the house and the ground. This level, in the form of a zigzagging fissure across the plot, houses the vehicle access and the car park.
Photography: David Frutos-Ruiz
Starring dancing Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton
Israeli artist Eyal Gever explores catastrophic events through his art. In his pieces known simply as Nuclear Bomb and Large Scale Smoke, he fabricates the fiery mushroom cloud that forms from an atomic explosion and the suffocating carbon and debris that billows from a volcanic eruption, respectively.
Jane Radstrom is a painter and designer based in Austin, TX. After studying drawing and painting at Watts Atelier California, based on meticulous renaissance traditions of masterful realism, Jane attended Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL, earning a BFA in Illustration. Jane creates works which she considers to be contemporary realism. “I have been inspired by photographic effects, specifically the manipulation of exposure to create images that look “real”, but contain more than a single still image. In choosing poses, I focus on nuances of body language and expression. It is important to me to show unidealized beauty and what I think of as a modern sense of confidence in candid moments. I hope that when you stand in front of a piece you can feel the presence of the person depicted.” Great thanks to artforadults for introducing us Jane Radstrom.
Is this supposed to be funny? Because it’s not. It’s sexy as hell.
Source: Laughing Squid