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  • a thread for everything buildings and interiors. the good , the bad and the amazing.

    i want to build a wooden shed and while searching for inspiration stumbled across this film from 1958.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh-pwK9cD­TI

    here are some things i like.




    http://homeits.com/wp-content/uploads/20­11/01/Garden-Shed-3.JPG

  • strangley it reminded me of barcelona.

  • http://www.dezeen.com/
    http://www.rintalaeggertsson.com/0.html
    http://www.apartamentomagazine.com/curre­nt.php
    http://www.sweet-juniper.com/2009/07/fer­al-houses.html

    i have folders and folders of pictures of houses / buildings / architecture / house design. It's what i'm aiming to do, to build a place of my own. I've recently been taken on as a apprentice carpenter so i can do it.......learn, then go to the forest and never return - Thoreau style.

    it was difficult; but to save uploading ALL my photos, here are some current ones that make me feel something:

  • I like a lot of the moooi work.

    I particularly covet the Smoke chair and their lighting.

    Am possibly about to chuck in dull Victorian living for fab 1958 modernist home.

  • hauska , i like/love your selection of pictures. thanks.

  • Am possibly about to chuck in dull Victorian living for fab 1958 modernist home.

    Ooh, where? I was looking at those houses at the corner of Half Moon Lane the other day, and then got distracted by Adele gossip.

  • hauska , i like/love your selection of pictures. thanks.

    Anytime.

    I don't know if you ever watch Grand Designs, but a few years ago there was a guy called Ben Law who built a house in the woods, probably the best GD ever. But he does 'training months' where you can go and learn how to build A-Framed houses and bits and bobs of forest living, forestry management etc - I'm gonna see him next year.....totally looking forward to it :)

  • saw that the other day, the finished house was very impressive, loved the use of straw bails as interior walls, it was a beautifully crafted home.

  • ^That was a good episode, I especially liked when KM returned and he had started a family.

    This thread should be good.

    Garden design is my love (all design but but exterior is my fav)

  • yes if its the man who is a forester and now has a wife and children; i have see that episode very recently. very humble and likeable man.

  • saw that the other day, the finished house was very impressive, loved the use of straw bails as interior walls, it was a beautifully crafted home.

    yeah, its some kinda ideal, huh?

    I worked on a couple of Grand Designs shows too....a few years ago. Kevin was quite the chap. I think he was seriously moved by that guy too. Most of the time he compliments and criticises the houses very much as projects but you can absolutely see that when Kevin talks to Ben Law on that episode, his conversations take a much more spiritual / 'existential' path. I think he is genuinely in awe of the guy.

  • If in Chicago, this is out of town but a must visit. One of the lovliest spots on the planet.

  • Ideal, maybe for some but not for me i like being able to pop next door for a pint of milk, but i can see the appeal of it. There was proper admiration to Ben in that episode as to what he had created and his way of living.

  • i guess.

    i have this fairytale thing of milking my own cows or something.

    ;)

    I'd love to be self sufficient. i took this photo of a salmon smoker in Finland last year - i think it would be amazing to have one in your back garden.

    also, while i was there - i bought this....not quite sure how to ship it over - it was probably a silly decision, but they have some beautiful secondhand / antique places out there.

  • Good thread this.Like Grand Designs too,and the one with the woodsman,Ben was the all time best.
    There was another one where a retired couple renovated a house in France and did nearly everything themselves.
    But the ones where some well-heeled nobhead builds a monument to bad taste,runs way over budget by constantly changing his mind,etc.-fucking nauseating

  • Good thread this.Like Grand Designs too,and the one with the woodsman,Ben was the all time best.
    There was another one where a retired couple renovated a house in France and did nearly everything themselves.
    But the ones where some well-heeled nobhead builds a monument to bad taste,runs way over budget by constantly changing his mind,etc.-fucking nauseating

    the burden of being cash heavy.

    i know someone who lives in a £6M house.

    its gross. the house is like a front cover of 'Living Etc' magazine.

  • and on the subject of monuments:

    phwoar!

    http://www.cracktwo.com/2011/04/25-aband­oned-soviet-monuments-that-look.html

    (coppiThat - sorry for seemingly hijacking your thread)

  • Ooh, where? I was looking at those houses at the corner of Half Moon Lane the other day, and then got distracted by Adele gossip.

    up streatham / norbury way.

    It's a long way from civilisation for us Balhamians. But such an amazing house.
    Summit meeting with the missus tonight to discuss it...

  • Gamble House in Pasadena is a great example of American Arts & Crafts, the inside which is all hand crafted is amazing!

    It was also the Doc's house in BTTF...

  • strangley it reminded me of barcelona.

    nah, it's in Switzerland.

    good topic for a thread though.

  • hauska its not hijacking at all. if you want to apologise for anything you can apologise for now making me think too much about changing how my shed is going to look :-)

    it only reminded me of barcelona because of the colour of bricks and grand building tops. when i was there for the one and only week i have ever been there when walking up la rambla on our way to the gaudi park; buildings that weren't gaudi dreams looked similar to those-my memory could be playing tricks on me though.

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