What better way to start off the year than to be inspired… weather it is via:
Thanks to social media we are able to relay works of art, thought or any other form of information to one another at the click of a button-that if not for the internet would have taken generations to share.
A friend of ours-and fellow designer- in New York city posted this incredible architectural project on facebook and we had to share it with you.
Our personal adoration of architecture is that it is the expression of art that (as well as a few others)lasts through the ages, is tangible and incorporates all sensory responses-sight, touch, taste, feeling, scent and audio.
Alexander the great was taught by the great philosopher Aristotle (whose former teacher was Plato-taugh by Socrates ) who spoke of relying on answers and decisions based on your senses rather than planted thoughts of the mind, almost a teacher of passion to say that the mind was an incredible tool to be used without question but to also follow his instict(which was not traditionally what Plato and Socrates taught).
And that is what we believe that what inspires a human being is using the receptors of the senses rather than the set formula of the intellect.
We are creatures of emotion drawn by our senses and together with thought and that is what attracts us to things in life.
Here below is the project that drew our attention and was inspiring- it was not only intelligently designed but also in itself inspired by a 5,000 year old culture that to this day we are still marveled by.
Designed by Juan Carlos Ramos
“The Pyramid House features glass walls that offer exceptional views of the surrounding landscape and allow natural light to penetrate its deepest corners. The openings vary from narrow slits to large glass planes and alternate in a way that gives the building a dynamic appearance that contrasts the static look of the geometry. Distributed across several levels of the pyramidal volume are two bedrooms, a library, kitchen, bathrooms, garage and even a recording studio. A cantilevered balcony is situated near the top of the building between the bathroom and library.”
“…The architect designed a private house that demonstrates simple geometric shapes can be deployed in residential architecture. The house brings examples such as BIG’s cascading towers and steep roofs into the realm of single-family housing and promises to open up a whole new chapter in designing private homes.”
(by Lidija Grozdanic)
Juan Carlos Ramos Bio.:
I’m architect from Michoacan, Mexico. I’ve been working with architectural visualization for the last 10 years. I have colaborated in national and international projects for studios such as Neoscape and Fernando Romero Enterprise
Happy year to life’s audience…what is your inspiration?