In celebration of the release of “The Great Gatsby” today, Architizer selected 15 gorgeous examples of Art Deco design in architecture from around the world. http://ow.ly/kSKw4 (photo: Grand ballroom from the film. Photo: Warner Bros. via Architectural Digest )
Bob and Dolores Hope’s “Dream Home” has hit the Palm Springs Market. Designed by Modernist Architect John Lautner, this 9 Bedroom, 9 Bath estate is 23,000 square feet overlooking the Coachella Valley and San Jacinto Mountains.
This is the largest private residence designed by Lautner who felt “The purpose of architecture is to create timeless, free, joyous spaces for all activities of life.” In this collaboration with the Hope’s, Lautner designed the perfect blend of concrete, steel and glass that compliments the neighboring mountains with its curving copper roof. Underneath is a grand courtyard in the center of the home, adding additional entertaining space to the estate which features two swimming pools, a tennis court and putting green. Completed in 1980, this extraordinary property is truly a “contemporary castle,” as Dolores described.
Listing via Luxury Portfolio
A new exhibition at the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter/Center for Architecture launches this weekend and “will showcase the 26-acre Hudson Yards development and feature a rotating dynamic space where architects and designers will present never-seen-before elements of the design process and evolution of the massive project.”
For the next 8 weeks architects and designers will speak and connect with the public on various topics surrounding the Hudson Yards project including: the evolution of parks on the West Side, the technical development and evolution of the new residential tower at Hudson Yards, how the partnership created to develop Hudson Yards will keep NYC globally competitive, and more. Details and more info here.
The kickoff event is this Saturday, May 4th, where Open House New York will host a special viewing of the exhibition for members which includes guided tours by Hudson Yards architects. Head to http://www.ohny.org/ to RSVP.
’Tis the season for gift-wrapped…buildings? Architizer has 12 wrapped-up buildings, all worthy as presents!
Please join us for the opening weekend of Blu Homes Columbia County- this Saturday and Sunday, December 1st and 2nd, from 12-4pm each day.
Check out Park Union (in Park Slope) on Facebook! The full gallery: http://ow.ly/f4T27
Or, see availability and learn more about Park Union at http://www.parkunionps.com
Register now for our latest development Park Union. Opening soon in Park Slope.
Take a minute from your day to watch Blu Homes unfold our Breezehouse model in Upstate New York. — in Copake, NY.
Watch now: http://ow.ly/f4UNA
Blu Homes is coming to Columbia County this November. Be sure to schedule an appointment to see our 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom Breezehouse model.
Brooklyn has been in the spotlight lately as it comes into its hip identity, with most chatter about Williamsburg. The New York Times spends some time in Greenpoint, with its “grit and quaintness,” and recognizes that with massive plans ahead, it’s on the way to becoming the next “it” place.
“Greenpoint’s residential waterfront quay will ultimately stretch for approximately 13 blocks: “It’s going to be bigger than Williamsburg, it’s going to dwarf Dumbo, and be twice the size of the Long Island City waterfront, like a massive version of the West Village waterfront. It’s going to be nothing like Hoboken: it’s going to be really cool.”
With all of the attention Greenpoint has gained, business and residents are already seeing a change—in people, in goods, and in prices.
Read the full article at the New York Times: