Thursday, December 10, 2009

the brain

I'm so intrigued and drawn to this project by the OSKA architecture firm: A think tank for a film maker created out of poured concrete and nestled into a wooded area.
When done well like this, to me there's something so beautiful about the juxtaposition of industrial elements like these with 'nature'. Those windows both bring in and frame the verdant surroundings, making them every part of space and creating a warmth to something that would otherwise be cold.
and check out the interior, who wouldn't want a fireman's pole in their idea lab, not to mention a window the perfect height and size for a dog face to peer from.
those floors, the piano, the pulleys, the BOOKS! I could spend some serious, Sunday afternoon alone time in here.
you know, sometimes it's all about a wall of those damn mullioned windows. check out that light streaming in.
This team is so incredibly talented, be sure to check out more of their work on their site. I've found myself stuck on it for a good hour perusing and dreaming. Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen "The Brain is a 14,280 cubic-foot cinematic laboratory where the client, a filmmaker, can work out ideas. Physically, that neighborhood birthplace of invention, the garage, provides the conceptual model. The form is essentially a cast-in-place concrete box, intended to be a strong yet neutral background that provides complete flexibility to adapt the space at will. Inserted into the box along the north wall is a steel mezzanine. All interior structures are made using raw, hot-rolled steel sheets."


mary said...

This amazing architecture. Mind expanding and calming all at once. Thanks for the inspiration.

Beth Andrus said...

I love this building. It is the perfect blend of functional and creative. I wish i had a work space like that.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful retreat - how those giant windows bring the outside in. Lovely!

Karin Corbin said...

Living in Seattle I have had the fortunate experience of visiting some of their structures in person. They really are as great as they look in print.

Jennie Horn said...

just added pulleys to my shopping list

Becky de Wit said...

Very steampunk!

BLU MOON Group said...

wow. beautiful! great inspiration- thanks! ツ

Hudson Goods said...

this place is so cool... and I love the dog!

Hels said...

A modern, slightly industrial aesthetic would not normally be my taste. But you achieved 3 of my most important goals with this Brain design:
1. To have the garden coming to the very edge of the room
2. To have plenty of space for a large library and
3. To fill the room with natural light.

Thanks for the link

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