Skate Park Dream House Packed with Skateable Surfaces

September 1, 2011 by  
Filed under Art and Design, Odd World

It might drive some people up the walls to live with indoor skateboarders, but for a pro-skater client this is a dream home quickly coming true. The architects of Air Architecture, venturing into new territory with this unique design, modeled aspects of the house ahead of time in order to test their fitness in terms of slopes, angles and materials that would both suit a human abode and be appropriately durable for real skateboarding use.

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In the yet-unfinished design, there is hardly a spot in these spaces that one could not grind or skate on or jump or flip from. This includes not only skateboardable walls but also built-in furniture designed specifically to the purpose.

In fact, the final home will have continuous curves, rails and surfaces for skaters to move entirely into, through and around the residence. A complete circuit will weave through the kitchen into living and dining rooms and back out through a bedroom and bathroom (assuming all doors are left open along the route, inside and out). Various local woods, bent and warped as needed, will conform to the needs of the skater client, and make this a truly one-of-a-kind interior (and exterior) house design.

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The Craziest Architect Of Our Age – Frank Owen Gehry

August 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Art and Design, Featured

Frank Owen Gehry, CC (born at February 28, 1929) is a Canadian-American Pritzker Prize-winning architect based in Los Angeles, California. His buildings, including his private residence, have become tourist attractions and many customers seek Gehry’s services as a badge of distinction. His works were by far the most often cited as being among the most important works of contemporary architecture in the 2010 World Architecture Survey, which led Vanity Fair to label him as “the most important architect of our age”.

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Gehry’s best-known works include the titanium-covered Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain; Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles; Experience Music Project in Seattle; Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis; Dancing House in Prague and the MARTa Museum in Herford, Germany. But it was his private residence in Santa Monica, California, which jump-started his career, lifting it from the status of “paper architecture” – a phenomenon that many famous architects have experienced in their formative decades through experimentation almost exclusively on paper before receiving their first major commission in later years.

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain

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Frank Gehry, Überdacht in Berlin, Germany

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