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Mar 31

Another House in Mendocino
Charming. Colorful. Playful. So, me. lol

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Another House in Mendocino

Charming. Colorful. Playful. So, me. lol

Mar 31

DETAIL of the Mendocino House I love
Look at the Gingerbread! Love, love, love. And the ironwork. Lovely

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DETAIL of the Mendocino House I love

Look at the Gingerbread! Love, love, love. And the ironwork. Lovely

Apr 14

Cambria House - Living RoomCambria, CA©Laura Quick
I really needed a smaller aperture lens to photograph this properly, but you get the idea. Lovely living room, most of the view out the window is the Pacific Ocean. The house is really modern in design, but the wood keeps it warm and inviting. I just love it, and I’m glad that my friends are making this their home.

Cambria House - Living Room
Cambria, CA
©Laura Quick

I really needed a smaller aperture lens to photograph this properly, but you get the idea. Lovely living room, most of the view out the window is the Pacific Ocean. The house is really modern in design, but the wood keeps it warm and inviting. I just love it, and I’m glad that my friends are making this their home.

Apr 14

Cambria House (Office)Cambria, CA©Laura Quick
I just love this office. I could work here. I could live here. Please

Cambria House (Office)
Cambria, CA
©Laura Quick

I just love this office. I could work here. I could live here. Please

Apr 08

TILED HOUSESatu Mare, Romania©Laura Quick
A house with tiled facade in North Central Romania.

TILED HOUSE
Satu Mare, Romania
©Laura Quick

A house with tiled facade in North Central Romania.

Apr 08

Oradea, Romania
This older Art Nouveau section of Oradea, Romania is stunning. The buildings are gorgeous though a bit run-down. It was one of Kevin and my favorite spots in Eastern Europe.

Oradea, Romania

This older Art Nouveau section of Oradea, Romania is stunning. The buildings are gorgeous though a bit run-down. It was one of Kevin and my favorite spots in Eastern Europe.

Oct 27

CORDOBA ARCHITECTURECordoba, Spain©Laura Quick
Very few places in the world can boast of having been the capital of a Roman province (Hispania Ulterior), the capital of an Arab State (Al-Andalus) and a Caliphate. Such splendor is palpable in the intellectual wealth of this city, that has seen the birth of figures like Seneca, Averroes, and Maimonides. The historic quarter of Cordoba is a beautiful network of small streets, alleys, squares and whitewashed courtyards arranged around the Mezquita, which reflects the city’s prominent place in the Islamic world during medieval times.

CORDOBA ARCHITECTURE
Cordoba, Spain
©Laura Quick

Very few places in the world can boast of having been the capital of a Roman province (Hispania Ulterior), the capital of an Arab State (Al-Andalus) and a Caliphate. Such splendor is palpable in the intellectual wealth of this city, that has seen the birth of figures like Seneca, Averroes, and Maimonides. The historic quarter of Cordoba is a beautiful network of small streets, alleys, squares and whitewashed courtyards arranged around the Mezquita, which reflects the city’s prominent place in the Islamic world during medieval times.

Oct 15

STACKED ARCHES - MEZQUITA, Cordoba, Spain
©Laura Quick

STACKED ARCHES - MEZQUITA, Cordoba, Spain

©Laura Quick

Sep 21

PARK GÜELL, BARCELONA SPAIN
©Laura Quick
Park Güell, know worldwise as a showcase for the work of Catalan Architect Antoni Gaudí, was originally part of a commercially unsuccessful housing site, the idea of Count Eusebi Güell. The park It was inspired by the English garden city movement which is why it has the English name Park rather than the Catalan word “Parc”.
The currently lush site was a rocky hill with little vegetation and few trees, called Muntanya Pelada (Bare Mountain). It already included a large country house called Larrard House, and was next to a neighborhood of upper class houses called La Salut. The intention was to exploit the fresh air (well away from smoky factories) and beautiful views from the site, with sixty triangular lots provided for luxury houses.
Ultimately, only two houses were built, neither designed by Gaudí. One was intended to be a show house, but on being completed in 1904 was put up for sale, and as no buyers came forward, Gaudí, at Güell’s suggestion, bought it with his savings and moved in with his family and his father in 1906.
Park Güell is skillfully designed and composed the Park to bring the peace and calm that one would expect from a park. The buildings flanking the entrance, are very original  with remarkable, fantastically shaped roofs and unusual pinnacles. They fit in well with the use of the park as pleasure gardens and seem relatively inconspicuous in the landscape when one considers the flamboyance of other buildings designed by Gaudí.
This house, where Gaudí lived from 1906 to 1926, was built by Francesc Berenguer in 1904. It contains original works by Gaudí and several of his collaborators. It is now the Gaudi House Museum. In 1969 it was declared a historical artistic monument of national interest.

PARK GÜELL, BARCELONA SPAIN

©Laura Quick

Park Güell, know worldwise as a showcase for the work of Catalan Architect Antoni Gaudí, was originally part of a commercially unsuccessful housing site, the idea of Count Eusebi Güell. The park It was inspired by the English garden city movement which is why it has the English name Park rather than the Catalan word “Parc”.

The currently lush site was a rocky hill with little vegetation and few trees, called Muntanya Pelada (Bare Mountain). It already included a large country house called Larrard House, and was next to a neighborhood of upper class houses called La Salut. The intention was to exploit the fresh air (well away from smoky factories) and beautiful views from the site, with sixty triangular lots provided for luxury houses.

Ultimately, only two houses were built, neither designed by Gaudí. One was intended to be a show house, but on being completed in 1904 was put up for sale, and as no buyers came forward, Gaudí, at Güell’s suggestion, bought it with his savings and moved in with his family and his father in 1906.

Park Güell is skillfully designed and composed the Park to bring the peace and calm that one would expect from a park. The buildings flanking the entrance, are very original  with remarkable, fantastically shaped roofs and unusual pinnacles. They fit in well with the use of the park as pleasure gardens and seem relatively inconspicuous in the landscape when one considers the flamboyance of other buildings designed by Gaudí.

This house, where Gaudí lived from 1906 to 1926, was built by Francesc Berenguer in 1904. It contains original works by Gaudí and several of his collaborators. It is now the Gaudi House Museum. In 1969 it was declared a historical artistic monument of national interest.

Oct 06 Reblogged

Part of me thinks — COOL! Part of my thinks Mosquitoes?! But that said, I’d still love to spend some time in one of these domes. Well, I’d have @finallychelle’s Annie clean it first. :)

Part of me thinks — COOL! Part of my thinks Mosquitoes?! But that said, I’d still love to spend some time in one of these domes. Well, I’d have @finallychelle’s Annie clean it first. :)

May 26

QUYTBAY MOSQUE, Cairo Egypt ©Martyn Smith 
This is a dome that shows up often in illustrated books on Islamic art  and architecture. Behrens-Abouseif has a discussion of the difficulty of  working an abstract pattern onto a curving shape. It is a graceful structure.

QUYTBAY MOSQUE, Cairo Egypt ©Martyn Smith

This is a dome that shows up often in illustrated books on Islamic art and architecture. Behrens-Abouseif has a discussion of the difficulty of working an abstract pattern onto a curving shape. It is a graceful structure.

May 11

©Steve McCurry - Guggenheim, Bilbao, SpainConstructed with a steel frame covered with titanium sheathing

©Steve McCurry - Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain
Constructed with a steel frame covered with titanium sheathing

Aug 28 Reblogged

(via headfullofideas)
wow, I photographed a house in central Romania that was similar, but this one is in better shape. lovely!

(via headfullofideas)

wow, I photographed a house in central Romania that was similar, but this one is in better shape. lovely!

Feb 10

©arnlight
Terrific Indian architecture and balcony - portico?

©arnlight

Terrific Indian architecture and balcony - portico?