Posts Tagged ‘preservation’

Building around natural features

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

“The natural landscape is as important as the architecture,“ says Edward M. Jones, of Jones Studio in Phoenix, who built a contemporary house in Scottsdale, Arizona, for Tracy and Lou Ann O’Rourke “The boulders have been there for an eternity, and the saguaros are often very old, so you don’t move them just to build a house,“ says Jones.

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Donald Judd’s loft at 101 Spring Street

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

This is artist Donald Judd’s loft in Soho, maintained as a museum and open for viewing after recent restorations. It was one of the first artist’s lofts in Soho – not to mention in New York – and is now almost the paradigmatic example of loft living. Judd bought the entire 1870’s industrial building for 70,000 in 1968 and moved in with his family.

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