Monday, April 23, 2012

Monday Design: Recycling Architecture

There is very little I can say about this home because I'm in such awe of it. The architecture is entirely uncommon and modern, yet it's piggybacking on the structure of an already existing building. This give it a quality that is almost warm and inviting. As much as I enjoy looking at modern home architecture, there is something about about a lot of the buildings I've seen that feel very museum-like. The Villa Rotterdam has a bit of this museum quality too, but at the same time I can see myself living within it's walls. The melding of the old home and the modern design is really gorgeous, I guess you could call it a form of architecture recycling.

I think my love of this house has a lot to do with how well it incorporates nature into the design. Those giant triangular windows let in some much light and green from the trees outside. Living in the city your entire life and make you forget what it's like to wake up and look at the birds in tree branches. I suppose the pigeons on the roof next door carry their own sort of charm. The design within the house also fits my tastes when it comes to furniture so maybe the truth is that whoever lives in this house just has similar tastes to mine. Either way, I adore the use of very Victorian looking furniture details against the modern cement and glass geometric shapes. The roommate would call this cluttered, I call it eclectic. Obviously, we have different sensibilities when it comes to design. Thankfully, he lets me run wild with our apartment. Anyway, enough out of me, judge for yourself:

What do you think of modern home architecture? Bring it home or leave it in the museum?


  1. Triangle windows mean you can't put stuff on the window sill. I find that rather humorous. "oop! this plant keeps sliding down to the right all the time!"

    1. Ahahah, I didn't even think of that. I guess you could always velcro them in place?


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