this is outrageous!

outrageously AWESOME!!! bond, james bond cue- bruce mcaveney ‘delicuous’ this house sits above lake lucrene, switzerland and has views of the water and swiss alps. the raw concrete winding through the property and the vintage porsche car collection conjures imagery from a double life. the concrete clashes against the magnificently rendered rooms that frame views across the lake to … Continue reading

all the way to the edge

okie dokie- i’ve recently had a request for a more indepth lok at the edge house featured in my earlier post here. firstly this house is oft called Mr. K’s Edge House. i tell you what- i’d sure like to be Mr. K. the home is located in the ‘celebrity’ kansai district of osaka in … Continue reading

more walls

ok so there may not be any walls in this building- similarly to one of my more recent posts, this is a townhouse that has a grandiose total of zero walls.  this house in belgium utilises voids and split levels to separate the different spaces within the home, and like the singaporean home lets the home be … Continue reading

motown madness

detroit, aka motor city and motown, is the biggest darn ol’ place in all of michigan. with a population of a tad over 700k detroit is now the 18th biggest city in the us of a. once upon a time though the city was ranked numero 5 for size. the decline in the last decade … Continue reading

i’m back

here is the long awaited first post in donkeys. lately i’ve been looking at various terrace homes and townhouses, this is the focus of this entry.to my mind the trick with either a terrace or town house is to create the feeling of space, and to create an outdoor aspect to what is often a … Continue reading

back online

admittedly i was never offline, rather i was snowed under with work for uni. quick update- i handed in my symposium paper. was told my margins were too small, this put me 3/4 of a page over the strict 4 page limit. fark! some editing and executive decision making and all was ok. then my … Continue reading

the wonderful world of books

in order to avoid completing more work on my thesis project i decided to reorganise my all the books in my room. i really am trying to avoid completing any work so i also counted them. 193 if you interested. with more at the farm and even more at mum and dad’s city house. then … Continue reading

nananana na na features

some cool features from different houses areound the traps. first up, an awesome library enclave within the room. this is from the north kingsway residence in toronto by altius architecture. also from the north kingsway residence renovation is this fireplace the house has a wicked range of built in options. from the riva lofts in … Continue reading

makaveli*

i’ve been looking at the stats for this blog trying to get a feel for what’s working and what’s not. one thing that is noticeable is that the tubac house seems to generate more interset than anything else i’ve written thus far. now this may be down to one cool cat or ten cool cats … Continue reading

some treats

because you deserve something to look at these chairs are titled outlined chairs. they are designed by michael samoriz of umbra design this is the graticule house by david jameson architects. this awesome house is in great falls, virginia usa this is the boacava house by MMPP arquitetos. it can be found in sao paulo, … Continue reading