Modern Fences – Use your imagination
Because more and more of our designs are about extending the inside into the yard, we want to design our fences to read more like walls. This allows us to create a visually pleasant and viably usable exterior area while trying to capture that random 10' of side yard space. One of the ways we avoid our fences actually looking like fences is to use alternate materials and/or different scaled components to build the fence.
Museu Rodin Bahia, Salvador, Bahia. Brazil by Brasil Arquitectura, 2002-06 Image © Nelson Kon
We are going to create a list of manufacturers who still create the super swell mid century modern decorative concrete screen blocks (sometimes also referred to as breeze blocks or decorative screen CMU block). While many manufacturers of these mid century modern decorative screen blocks are no longer in business, some still are! USA: Modern Screen blocks still in production: A-1 Block Corp. The best source for mid century modern screen block! A-1 Block Corp was established in 1952 and has…
Chris O’Brien Lifehouse / HDR Rice Daubney
Completed in 2013 in Camperdown, Australia. Images by Brett Boardman, Tyrone Branigan, Simon Grimes. The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse (Lifehouse) takes an innovative approach to cancer care that focuses on the patient experience in ways new to Australia....
Villanueva’s Public Library / Meza + Piñol + Ramírez + Torres
Completed in 2006 in Villanueva, Colombia. Introduction If sustainable buildings can be understood as the resourceful result from the use of local materials, local workforce, economical...