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Rent, Don’t Buy: Midcentury Modern in the Arizona Desert is Awfully Cold


Wednesday, August 27, 2014, by Amy Schellenbaum

This rather beautiful midcentury modern house needs you to move in—not because it’;s facing foreclosure, but because all its concrete floors and stone walls could really, really use your furniture. In fact, flicking through the listing photos for this 1959 spread, on the rental market for $ 4,000 a month in Paradise Valley, Arizona, is kind of like ambling through Ikea’;s since-abandoned marketing campaign involving a Read More

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Innovative Turning Boxes Adapting Sharifi-ha House to the Climate Changes of Tehran


2edef architecture modern residence8 Innovative Turning Boxes Adapting Sharifi ha House to the Climate Changes of TehranNextoffice – Alireza Taghaboni completed the design and development of Sharifi-ha House, an innovative residence that can ingeniously adapt to the climate changes in Tehran, Iran. The is due to the displacement of turning boxes that lead the building’s volume to become open or closed, introverted or extroverted: “Here, the openness /closure of the building’s volume is a reference to traditional Iranian houses, which would dynamically serve as seasonal modes of habitation by offering both a Zemestan-Neshin (a winter living room) and Taabestan-Neshin (a summer living room) to their residents”. Uncertainty and flexibility lie at the heart of this project’s design concept.

2edef design modern residence8 Innovative Turning Boxes Adapting Sharifi ha House to the Climate Changes of Tehran According to the architects, the residence is distributed over 6 floors: the 2 basement floors are allocated to family conviviality, fitness facilities, and wellness areas, while the ground floor hosts parking and housekeeping rooms. Public activities all happen on the first and second floors, and the family’s private life takes place on the third and 4th floors. The house adapts to the functional needs of its users. For instance, depending on whether there is a guest or not, the guest room (located on the second floor) can be reconfigured for different purposes. Similarly, home offices and breakfast rooms (turning rooms on the first and third floors) can change the formality of their appearance according to their residents’ desires. How would you comment on this new building trend in residential architecture ?
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New York Beach Engagement Session


Michele and Jonathan met in the 1st grade in their hometown of Baldwin, on Long Island. With the gift of a glow in the dark ring on Valentines Day at a roller rink in 4th grade, Jonathan asked Michele to be his girlfriend. With the gift of a beautiful sparkling diamond in Central Park numerous years soon after 4th grade, Jonathan asked Michele to be his wife. Jon convinced Michele to sit for a caricaturist, who (in on the strategy) drew a picture of Jon proposing! Naturally, she mentioned yes (to the cheers of the NYC vacationers). Jon, ever the industrious husband-to-be, had gathered their friends and loved ones to picnic in the park afterwards, and right after returning house, their close friends had filled their apartment with confetti, banners, and balloons. An incredible celebration for an amazing couple! Their Extended Beach, NY engagement session is filled with adore and light, and we enjoy celebrating this unofficial final week of summer time with these images from Alexis June Weddings! Read More