Archinect - Domenique Mora 2014-11-22T11:44:40-05:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/72719777/konstantin-melnikov-russian-architect-painter Konstantin Melnikov Russian Architect & Painter Domenique Mora 2013-05-08T00:32:53-04:00 >2013-05-20T20:53:56-04:00 <p> <strong>Konstantin Melnikov, a Russian architect and painter, designed and built the Melnikov House in 1927-1929. Two intersecting cylindrical towers designed with a pattern of hexagonal windows.</strong></p> <p> <strong>His flow of commissions in 1926-1927 provided enough money to finance a three-story house of his dreams. At this time, many well-to-do Russians were lured into building their own city houses; Melnikov was one of the few who managed to retain his property after the fall of New Economic Policy. &nbsp;His request for land (790 square meters) had few chances to pass the district commission; to his surprise, a working class commissioner supported him, saying that "we can build public buildings anytime and anywhere, but we may never see this unusual house completed if we reject Melnikov". &nbsp;<strong>The city endorsed Melnikov's draft&nbsp;</strong><strong>as an experimental, one-of-a-kind project.</strong></strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ut/utjlpyq7deho3j8m.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2d/2dzyyc6gm6gd69vq.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qd/qdvpmk4oz3j51hpl.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/md/md9fqtdwvinukxtq.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1o/1o1wttsiiad9rmy8.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/se/seltnu5bzlakkyoh.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yd/ydl2vxuzl897sp5v.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/08/08ku4o59m3343uah.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6b/6bru19ja6uqouh3z.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ky/ky5gtxar9l5r049k.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/th/th0tn24esnw75dxr.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m6/m6fl6p1i0xagpxt7.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gi/gi1fd9lkqw6ufdix.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ku/ku9pkpanjjg8pc7y.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ji/jifhs73tx4v0y7nu.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/72316990/parisian-apartment-of-designer-jean-louis-deniot Parisian Apartment of Designer Jean-Louis Deniot Domenique Mora 2013-05-01T21:54:00-04:00 >2013-05-24T08:27:21-04:00 <p> <strong>Paris-based designer Jean-Louis Deniot designed this beautiful apartment on Rue De Lille for himself. After big changes in the planning of the apartment Jean-Louis Deniot decided to take elegant color palette of grey, ochre, gold and silver to give the space charm and refinement. With the smart combination of lacquer and matte surfaces the space got special shining and little bit of glamour.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f6/f6e9wyu9jm5r1oxd.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kn/kntxoitn6e29ms9b.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j2/j2qdg0wxx3d7otzy.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1b/1bt74yzlgc3w2sa8.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lc/lcv3lnt4lnl7vw5d.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ys/ysu8iekeh3dn6c8x.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/px/pxvvcet0r6w2ynpe.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pd/pdkkjios6wjdrsr3.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vf/vfjhbkfvrt3ed7wx.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ee/eeq72r9bgc492lmu.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xh/xhzs0y60wam8y4gc.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tp/tpr89hq1zqzp31ti.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/72244635/philippe-starck-fabulous-fantasy Philippe Starck Fabulous Fantasy Domenique Mora 2013-04-30T17:21:00-04:00 >2013-06-23T14:37:38-04:00 <p> Philippe Starck was born January 18, 1949 in Paris, an aeronautical engineer in the family.After studying at the &Eacute;cole Camondo in 1968 founded his first design studio that specializes in creating inflatable objects. Philip spent his childhood for sawing, sanding and gluing boards, as well as the dismantling bikes, motorcycles and other objects. After several years and several prototypes, he was commissioned to work on the French President Fran&ccedil;ois Mitterrand. Around this time he began designing furniture for leading Italian and international companies. Whenever we look at a new object of French designer, we dive into the world of surprises and fabulous fantasy. For more than three decades, the designer and architect has become part of our everyday life, creating unconventional objects to be &ldquo;useful&rdquo; before becoming a &ldquo;beautiful.&rdquo;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nx/nxue9198kpxl4z5o.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ex/exsth74avavs03kn.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/az/az5y5fwwwtbgz3mo.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/on/ond3bljwevofxndt.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fp/fpfksqycoz653uyp.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oi/oi5dmj9fu8kbyy8g.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v6/v6675mgykd5o750a.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/72244634/sculptor-henry-spencer-moore Sculptor Henry Spencer Moore Domenique Mora 2013-04-30T17:13:00-04:00 >2013-05-02T13:16:18-04:00 <p> <strong>Henry Spencer Moore&nbsp; (30 July 1898 &ndash; 31 August 1986) was an English sculptor and artist. He is best known for his abstract bronze sculptures which are located in various prominent public places. He became the most influential and famous sculpture of his generation. &nbsp;Now I really make the little idea from clay, and I hold it in my hand. I can turn it, look at it from underneath, see it from one view, hold it against the sky, imagine it any size I like, and really be in control, almost like God creating something.&nbsp;- Henry Moore</strong></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/72244631/architect-aldo-rossi Architect Aldo Rossi Domenique Mora 2013-04-30T17:10:00-04:00 >2013-05-06T16:28:00-04:00 <p> <strong>Aldo Rossi (born 1931), one of the most influential architects during the period 1972-1988, has accomplished the unusual feat of achieving international recognition in three distinct areas: theory, drawing, and architecture.&nbsp; In 1966 Aldo Rossi published the book The Architecture of the City, which subsequently was translated into several languages and enjoyed enormous international success. Spurning the then fashionable debates on style, Aldo Rossi instead criticized the lack of understanding of the city in current architectural practice. Aldo Rossi argued that a city must be studied and valued as something constructed over time; of particular interest are urban artifacts that withstand the passage of time. Despite the modern movement polemics against monuments, for example. Aldo Rossi held that the city remembers its past and uses that memory through monuments; that is, monuments give structure to the city.</strong></p>