Architects often have a problem with nature. First because their achievements are often from concrete. And concrete is anything but natural.
Then, because the architect’s work is originally a means for man to protect himself from hostile nature.
So, if we have to use materials like glass and steel, we are far from seeking harmony with nature.
Except that there, an exception is always possible. First, with a construction built into nature. Then, because water and space are present everywhere.
You now know that you can swim above the ground, or in the air. But you did not know that you could soon walk in the air, or above the precipices. It is a completely crazy project that consists in creating bridges on both sides of valleys in the mountains. In addition, these walkways are transparent and include water to add an impression of a river above the valley.
Windows are often very classic. And it is going to the South found a little more special windows, simply because you need protection from the sun. Based on this finding, the architects designed a window inspired by the Iranian traditions, a mix of wood and stained glass to better manage the external light. The result is wonderful. We have perforated shutters that allow you to filter the daylight, wooden slats on the walls, and plants in wooden boxes.
Can you imagine sleeping in the open but protected from the weather? You’ll find this tiny house in New Zealand wilderness. The original idea is to build this house with very solid glass panels to the walls, ceiling and floor, giving the impression of floating in the air. Thus, whatever the location, it is the nature you see. We find in this house bedroom, a small kitchen and a dining room. In summer, there are sliding doors to keep out the sun, and in winter there is the possibility of a fire.
Kew House of glass and steel Stuart Piercy is on sale for the modest sum of $ 5,000,000, an amount equivalent to the sale price of the house of Brigitte Bardot in France! This house was built in 2014 from a Victorian barn. The exterior is glass and steel, and found the warmth of wood in floors and some walls. Sometimes the walls are covered with bricks. The whole gives a rather modern look while keeping an antique look.
News in Germany. The Herzog & Elbphilharmonie concert hall will finally open in Hamburg in December 2017. There will then be three-week festival with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Following this room a warehouse will be dominated by a glass structure. The delay in this work is due to legal problems and excessive costs. There we find three concert halls, a hotel and a viewing platform.
Do you know the Oregon? You can find a beautiful house overlooking a pond or a studio hidden in a warehouse. Sometimes you cross a bridge to reach these homes that may contain a space in which musicians can practice. as you can see there houses on pillars, glass in pure transparency. Skylights sometimes cross truss roofs, and steel can rub the wood.