2012 Mai : design elements

31
Mai

Interview with David Guerra

categories Architecture, Designer, Interviews    

Recently I had the pleasure to have a cyber sit down with the Brazilian architect David Guerra.  David’s work reflects his belief that comfort holds the key to successful design. David’s visions are shaped by his passion for structure and use of rich color. Among other awards, David Guerra has earned first place in the set of Residential and Commercial Interior Architecture by IAB – Institute of Brazilian Architects. He believes that a good project can’t miss affection, humor and observation. David loves to go to the theater and to meditate.

What was the moment when you knew you would be an architect?

When I was 16, I did a test (similar to ACT) for computer science, because I was good in math. I passed, but I couldn’t get in, because I didn’t finish high school at this time. Therefore, I decided to choose another course, because I always liked math, logical thinking, but also arts. This combination of arts and mathematics takes to my decision for architecture.


Is there something that connects all your projects?

Starting from a concept, I look forward on doing a mix of old and contemporary to create warmth and innovative spaces.

Looking back at your first project what design knowledge do you wish you had back then?

I would like to have had more experience to coordinate the project during its construction.


What have been the rewards of practicing architecture?

My reward is to transform in reality the world vision I have.

What do you love to do when you are not designing?

I like to watch movies, listen to music and go to the theater. I like to aggregate other type of arts in my life. Also, I like to meditate.


Who are your favorite artists?

Edith Piaf, Gaudi, Mies Van Der Rohe, van Gogh, Bethooven, Bach, Christian Liaigre, Pina Bausch, Andrée Putman, Oscar Niemeyer, Burle Marx and others.

Your favorite books?

“Meditate”, from Swami Muktananda.


What does success mean to you?

Work with something you love and, by consequence, be well paid for that.

What’s your advice to upcoming architects?

Observe everything around you; make a lot of research (including areas not related to architecture, such as philosophy, psychology and arts); develop discipline.


My signature question – what are the most important design elements?

The most important element in the design is the capacity to seduce over the time.

photos: David Guerra Arquitetura e Interiores

30
Mai

Visiting

categories I Love Bulgaria, Travels    

Heute erscheint ein Gastbeitrag von mir auf Style Maniac. Wenn ihr ein bißchen Zeit habt, ich würde mich freuen euch dort zu sehen. Es geht es um meine Lieblingorte in Bulgarien – meine Heimat. Aber pssst! Mehr verrate ich nicht…

I am on my way to the fabulous Style Maniac to guest post about some of my favorite places in Bulgaria. If you’d like, please come over. Doreen and I would love to have you.

Sozopol, Black Sea, Bulgaria

27
Mai

Adam Levine’s Hollywood Hills Home

categories Dream View, Living room    

So sieht die Wohnung des “Maroon 5″-Sängers Adam Levine aus.

A look inside the beautiful home of Adam Levine – the front man for Maroon 5.

photos: Roger Davies for AD

24
Mai

Interview with David Jameson

categories Architecture, Designer, Interviews    

Burning Tree Residence

It’s my pleasure to welcome the American architect David Jameson to Design Elements today. Enjoy the interview. I sure did!

House on Hoopers Island

What was the moment when you knew you would be an architect?

Recall always wanting to be an architect – always involved in building things.


Is there something that connects all your projects?

In-between space.  In a sense, the outdoor rooms between moments of the buildings.

Black White Residence

Looking back at your first project what design knowledge do you wish you had back then?

More discipline.


What have been the rewards of practicing architecture?

The ability to affect others mind, eye, and soul through spatial experience.

Graticule House

What do you love to do when you are not designing?

Be with my wife and kids doing anything they want.


Who are your favorite artists?

Donald Judd and Richard Serra.

Residence in Hoopers Island

Your favorite books?

Books about change enactors – like Abraham Lincoln.


What does success mean to you?

Satisfaction in that the work has meaning, and both peers and my family can experience what I do.

NaCi Residence

What’s your advice to upcoming architects?

Develop an ability to critique and edit your own work. As Rem Koolhas stated – architects are always the last to see the apple fall.


My signature question – what are the most important design elements?

Those that support an architectural idea that drives each project.

photos: David Jameson Architect Inc

21
Mai

House in Sao Sebastiao, Brazil

categories Dream View, House Tour, Houses, Pools    

Noch ein Traumhaus in Brasilien… Interior Design: Júlia Blumenschein, Architektur: André Becker

Brazil again… a beautiful house in Sao Sebastiao, interior design: Júlia Blumenschein, architecture: André Becker.


photos: Eduardo Pozella via casa abril

18
Mai

Weekend House in Brazil

categories Architecture, Dream View, Houses    

Wochenendhaus mit traumhaftem Blick… Design: Lua und Pedro Nitsche. Schönes Wochenende!

Weekend house with a dream view designed by Lua and Pedro Nitsche. Happy weekend!

photos: Eduardo Pozella via casa abril

18
Mai

Living room I Love

categories Living room    

photos: Marco Antonio, design: Claudia Haguiara found via plastolux

17
Mai

Water Discus Hotel in Dubai

categories Architecture, Dream View, Hospitality, Hotels    

So sieht das Water Discus Hotel aus, das demnächst vor Dubai entstehen soll. Im Unterwasser-Bereich gibt es 21 Hotelzimmer, die spektakuläre Ausblicke auf die Unterwasserwelt bieten. Design: Deep Ocean Technology

Water Discus hotel with 21 underwater suites 30-meters (~100-feet) beneath the ocean’s surface to be built in Dubai. Design: Deep Ocean Technology

where is the cool

15
Mai

Bookshelves I Love

categories Books, Inspiration    

photos: hus hem, vintage luxe

11
Mai

A Modern House in the Hamptons

categories Architecture, House Tour    

Ein modernes Haus in den Hampons… Architektur: Leroy Street Studio. Schönes Wochenende!

Beautiful Hamptons home designed by Leroy Street Studio. Happy weekend!

photos: Adrian Wilson for AD

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