This beautiful 1954 mid-century modern home was designed by architect John Erwin Ramsay in North Carolina. The current owners have meticulously restored every possible detail by tracking down the original house plans that were stored in the N.C. State University School of Design Archives. They then furnished their 4,000 sq. ft. 4-bedroom home with vintage items as close to the period as possible. Now that’s dedication!
Roman Hutter - Swiss perfection; family house in Reckingen, 2012. When something’s detailed this immaculately, I end up noticing small things like the fact that the power outlet isn’t perfectly centered on the wood seam.
Conceived as a precious crystal, semi-submerged in splendid isolation, reached by boat across the lake followed by a short walk from the shore, the greenhouse blends into the hillside. Visitors access the building through a prolonged cut, literally scooped up from the ground, emerging into a light-filled reception space. From here the visitor passes along a tessellated mesh of paths to three different climatic zones with corresponding plant environments.The greenhouse has a horseshoe plan, creating a loop that changes radically in section to accommodate a series of unique planting and spatial conditions. With the interior and exterior ground planes gradually shifting in relation to each other, the visitor experiences a sequence of visual enclosures alternating with long vistas out and across. The horseshoe shape also generates an interior open-air courtyard, making it the natural centre of the building and creating a three-dimensional web of interior and exterior circulation.