In the endless pursuit of idealistic creation, architects from around the globe seek to integrate differing styles, pragmatic principles, and nuanced aesthetics within their valued projects. But sometimes, in order to see the promise of a specific dwelling, all it takes is another set of eyes. Such is the case with South Africa’s Tree House Constantia — an elaborate space that’s been reimagined by leskea ARCHIREPLICA.
The original dwelling, built by Vorster Architecture, is an established escape situated just outside of Cape Town. It’s a collection of tall, cylindrical structures that seek to strike a balance between the area’s naturally sloping environment, various lily-strewn ponds, and expansive treetop views. Red cedar battens adorn the exterior of the dwelling, while laser-cut Corten steel and hand-turned brass components serve to reinforce the home’s various columns. Circular bays, a dining area, and primary socialization space take form in Constantia’s first level — while upstairs, a master bedroom, bathroom, and nook give way to superfluous views of the surrounding treeline.
Meet Dave Hebb, a self-identified commercial archaeologist who has been on an epic quest since 2012 to find all of Greater Boston’s Signtronix signs. Signtronix, a California-based sign manufacturer, caters to small businesses across the United States but as Boston continues to expand and build, these signs are increasingly being abandoned. Follow Dave as he meets the owners of these signs and learns the history of not just the buildings and businesses, but the histories of the people who still own these signs.
ABKCO Films will release a 4K restoration of Sympathy For The Devil on DVD, Blu-ray and through digital services in celebration of its initial release 50 years ago.
One of the landmark new wave films of the late ’60s, directed by the celebrated Jean-Luc Godard, Sympathy for the Devil alternates between reflections on contemporary politics and social issues of the late 1960s as well as giving the audience an unprecedented view of The Rolling Stones creative process in the recording studio working on "Sympathy For The Devil," which would go on to become one of the band’s defining tracks.
The Rolling Stones original line-up of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts, and Bill Wyman were joined by Nicky Hopkins, Marianne Faithfull, Anita Pallenberg and James Fox in the landmark session that took place at Olympic Sound Studios in London in June 1968.
The new edition of Godard’s Sympathy For The Devil is a 4K restoration of the film from the original 35mm camera negative that was initially released in 1969. The color grading has been supervised by the original cinematographer, Tony Richmond BSC, ASC. Richmond holds dozens of credits as cinematographer including Let it Be, and Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now for which he won BAFTA’s Best Cinematography award in 1973.
The popularity of shipping container houses seems to transcend trends since they’re quick to set up just about anywhere and are more eco-friendly than a lot of other options. The Container House By The Heyon takes that same concept and applies it to an off-grid domain for modern living.
Designed to be set in the mountains of Norway, this isolated getaway integrates three shipping containers to create the ultimate escape for outdoor lovers. The ground floor of the structure includes a tambour, dining room, kitchen, two restrooms, a bedroom, and a low-lying deck. Head upstairs and you’ll find an additional bedroom and restroom, a corridor, and a balcony so you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the mountain range while you sip on a warm cup of coffee. One of the shipping containers also includes a grass roof perfect for elevated picnic lunches. The Heyon’s design for a Norway shipping container retreat is one we’d love to see come to life.
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