Photos: Marc Cramer.
Exquisitely made and impeccably detailed, the Beaufort House cuts through design superfluity like a freezing wind feels to cut through the body.
Located in a mixed-use neighbourhood, consisting of industrial and residential buildings, the Architect Henri Cleinge, chose to eschew the usual typology of ground and first floor apartments in favour of a taller building with apartments on the ground and second, and on the second and to third floors, allowing solar exposure on three sides of each dwelling.
Photos: Bill Timmerman and Mark Boisclair.
One of the wonderful things about old Western films is the amazing scenery of places like Monument Valley. The natural geological features in Arizona known as desert slots, are narrow passes through red sandstone rock formations. They open and narrow according to the resilience of the rock to the eroding forces that created them. The massive side walls sometimes overhang compressing the narrow space further, whilst sudden openings reveal a seemingly infinite sky. This natural modulation of space has inspired the firm Richärd + Bauer in its design for the Arabian library in Scottsdale, Arizona. Read more