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Living in Art – The Stunning 18.36.54 House by Daniel Libeskind

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The houses name ‘18.36.54‘ derives from the 18 planes, 36 points, and 54 lines that makeup the house. The home was designed by Daiel Libeskind, and is situated on 54 acres of open land in western Connecticut, overlooking some of the most beautiful landscapes.

The home was designed with this in mind, featuring an outer shell made from clad in mirror-finish bronzed stainless steel, the homes reflective surface emphasizes the environmental changes as weather, time-of-day, and seasons change. The interior cabinetry, finishes, and built-in furniture are all handcrafted from locally harvested oak planks. These elements, as well as subtle changes in the concrete floors elevation, distinguish the kitchen, living, dining, and sleeping areas without separating them, creating am open space with seamless airflow and scenic views.

This figure, situated on 54 bucolic acres in western Connecticut is clad in mirror-finish bronzed stainless steel and, as such, is never experienced the same way twice. Its reflective luster accentuates and exaggerates environmental changes as weather, time-of-day, and seasons turn around it. The interior finishes, cabinetry, and built-in furniture are custom handcrafted from locally harvested oak planks. Circulation throughout the home is seamless and free-flowing, a theme which carries through in the nearly- nonexistent distinction between inside and outside.

Challenging both traditional and modern notions of “the house in the landscape,” this bold design does not sacrifice itself to its natural setting, but selectively incorporates the elements therein for the enhancement of both house and landscape. (Via Ignant)

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Stunning Modern Home in Madrid

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This wonderful home was designed by Hollega Architects and is located in Madrid, Spain. The home houses a single family on a generous 19,375sq. ft. plot of land and has an astounding panoramic view of the city which can be viewed from any one of the large decks that surround the home. Hollega architects have created a house that is both stunning in design, as well as family friendly.

To check out more images and the layout plans of this hose, take a look at the architects website, here. (Via Architizer)

photographs: courtesy of casaresphotography
co-author of the project: Carlota Tamames

 

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Mavericks by Heimplanet Is A Geodesic Fortress Against All Conditions

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Mavericks Heimplanet Tent - The CapsuleDesigned by Frackenpohl Poulheim, the Mavericks tent wasn’t only designed to look outstanding, it was designed to withstand almost all weather conditions. Designed especially for the event Red Bull Storm Chase, the tent has already proven its wind resistance at one of windiest locations of the event in Ireland with wind speeds reaching 96mph.

One of the great advantages to the Maverick and its relatives The Cave and The Wedge, is that no assembly is required; The tent is simply rolled out and inflated, which takes less than a minute.

You can find more info about the Maverick on Heimplanet. (Via Designboom)

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The Lix – The Worlds Smallest 3D Pen That Can Draw in the Air

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The Lix Pen is an amazing new 3D pen on Kickstarter, which will soon become the worlds smallest 3D pen available for purchase. You may have seen our previous post on the 3Doodler, another 3D pen that can write in mid air.

However, the Lix relies on USB power and uses small colored plastic filaments. You can learn more about the Lix Pen here. (Via Colossal)

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