Posts tagged organicarchitecture
Amazonia
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The scenic landscape amid the mountainous topography and dense vegetation of the Amazon rain forest in São Paulo – is the backdrop for the Jungle House – designed by Brazilian Studio MK27 to optimize the connection between nature and the architectural elements.

 
 
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Favela Chair by Fernando and Humberto Campana. Pin (Brazilian pinus wood). Produced by Edra for the Salone del Mobile, Milan, 2003

Fernando & Humberto Campana

Favela Chair
Natural Brazilian Pinus Wood
Produced by Edra, Italy (2003)

The Campana brothers are among Brazil’s foremost contemporary furniture designers. Inspired by their country’s vernacular culture, they combine everyday objects in unexpected ways, often waste materials like rope, cardboard, plastic tubing, and aluminum wire, to make their singular creations.

 
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José Zanine Caldas | Wood | Brazil, circa 1970

José Zanine Caldas

Sculpted Solid Wood Chair, Brazil, (ca. 1970)

A self­-taught artist, designer and architect, best known for his signature style transforming wood into organic, sculptural pieces.

 
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Geatano Pesce | Resin Vase

Gaetano Pesce
Spaghetti Vase in Resin
New York/Italy, (1995) for Fish Design

Known for his imaginative use of shape and color, Pesce's exuberant work is characterized by its individuality and experiment with industrial materials like polyurethane foam, resin, and plastics.

 
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An artwork by the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson illuminates the concrete stairwell.

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Joaquim Tenreiro | Cane and Rosewood Armchair | Brazil, circa 1958

Joaquim Tenreiro
Cane and Rosewood Armchair, Brazil (ca. 1958)

Referred to often as the father of Brazilian Modernism, Tenreiro championed furniture that was “formally light” working in wicker and tropical hardwoods to suit the hot climate of Brazil.

 
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Photography is by Fernando Guerra

Studio MK27

Geometry & Nature
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With views overlooking the utopian desert landscape of the Coachella Valley – the Elrod House in Palm Springs is considered an example of “organic architecture” – a style of modernism that sought to merge architectural geometry with nature.

Designed by John Lautner in 1968

 
 
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Pastilles Easy Chair & Table by Studiopepe for Tacchini

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Autem Mirror by Bellamoli Studio

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Arkad Pouf by Note Design Studio

 
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Incorporating natural elements into its concrete structure – natural rock and large boulders are featured prominently in the interiors.

 
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Geology Table by Chen Chen & Kai Williams at Future Perfect

 
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The Elrod House was featured in the James Bond movie Diamonds Are Forever

 
 

Photography is courtesy of Nelson-Moe Properties/Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage