thomas heatherwick + bjarke ingels slated for google’s new california HQ


thomas heatherwick + bjarke ingels slated for google’s new california HQ(left) portrait of thomas heatherwick by elena heatherwick(right) portrait of bjarke ingels by ulrik jantzen       google is set to announce that their new mountain view headquarters in california will be designed by the collaborative firms of bjarke ingels and thomas heatherwick. according to […]

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Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Spinach (3 photos)

Spinach is the ultimate cool-season crop; it bolts quickly once it encounters hot weather, which is anything above 75 degrees, or even if the days get too long. However, it’s great for spring, fall and even winter in mild climates. And there are some bolt-resistant varieties.
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raw edges outfits historic chatsworth house in colorful grid-like motif


'endgrain' sees the london-based studio take over the historic space with a perfectly fitted grid-like wooden floor the extends upwards like tree trunks forming benches and stools.

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On the market: 1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France

1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France
۱۹۶۰s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France

This was on the market back in 2008 and right now, this 1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France is up for sale once more.

1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France
۱۹۶۰s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France

It is something special too, especially for anyone with a love of concrete. The house dates back to 1965, built for French artist Andrée Bordeaux-Lepecq and as far as we can see, pretty much unchanged in the intervening years.

1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France
۱۹۶۰s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France

At least, the structure is. That striking profile of the single-storey property is down to the curves of that wonderful concrete roof, which (if unchanged from last time it was up for sale) is clad in copper. The rest of the house is a mix of wood, glass and concrete.

1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France
۱۹۶۰s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France

Don’t think you’ve seen the last of the roof once you get inside this place. As the images show, the curves of the roof carry into the property, dominating the interior, even taking away from the impact of the double-height and balcony spaces within. Understated this certainly isn’t.

1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France
۱۹۶۰s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France

Of course, it is also a living space and if you want to live here, you’ll probably want to know about that space. It covers around ​​۴۰۰ sq. metres and includes a ‘majestic’ reception area of ​​۱۵۰ sq. metres that opens onto a terrace, a dining room and a living room with fireplace.

1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France
۱۹۶۰s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France

You have probably caught sight of the open loft with office library hovering upstairs, but below that, you’ll also find a master suite with bathroom and dressing room, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, an office and a store.

1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France
۱۹۶۰s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France

The house also has a double garage, a finished basement, 3.5 hectares of land and within that, your very own tennis court. There seems to be an additional building (perhaps a workshop) also in the grounds, but we aren’t sure. Check with the agent for full details of that if you are a serious buyer.

1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France
۱۹۶۰s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France

You will have to be serious too, as the asking price is €۱,۳۲۰,۰۰۰٫

Images and details courtesy of  Architecture de Collection. If you want to know more or want to see more details and images or indeed, want to view / buy, please visit their website.

1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France
۱۹۶۰s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France
1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France
۱۹۶۰s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France

 

 

Peter Boutakis’ Helix bicycle folds down to the size of a wheel

Canadian designer Peter Boutakis claims to have created the world's smallest folding bike, which "folds down to the size of its wheels" (+ movie). (more…)

 

Soak It Up: How to Manage Stormwater in Your Landscape (9 photos)

Snowmelt and spring rains are on their way, and in many places, excessive runoff from them is a recurring springtime problem. As a homeowner, you can help by allowing water to infiltrate your property instead of sending it offsite through storm drains.
Infiltration is nature’s

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Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick to design Google’s new California HQ

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McLaren 675LT delivers optimized aerodynamics and explosive power


with a focus on lightweight, track-focused dynamics and driver engagement, the McLaren 675LT is set for its world debut at the 2015 geneva motor show.

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Getting a Roommate? Ideas for Making Shared Spaces More Comfortable (10 photos)

One effect of the recent recession is the rise in live-in landlords. Perhaps you’re one of them, or are considering taking in a housemate. It’s something I did for years, and the experience taught me there’s a knack to planning an interior for adults leading separate lives but...

 

“Stop all public funding” for arts schools says Patrik Schumacher

Patrik Schumacher portrait

News: Zaha Hadid Architects director Patrik Schumacher has called for the abolition of state-funded arts schools, branding them "an indefensible anachronism". (more…)

 



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