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House T | Ulrike Tinnacher

A minimal home located in Gamlitz, Austria, designed by Atelier Ulrike Tinnacher. Embedded in the mellow, undulating landscape of Southern Styria sits Haus T, right on top of a hill, where it naturally blends in with the surrounding vineyards. Due to materiality and formal restraint, it forms a whole with the countryside as it stands confidently on the edge, gable facing the valley. The building-owners, two winegrowers, decided to make the old vintner’s house their retirement home, as the nearby vineyard has been their professional and private center of life. On the eastern side of the building lies an orthogonally planar building structure, which incorporates the living room, the kitchen and dining area, as well as a garage.

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Tumbler Alarm Clock | Norm Architects + Menu

Another look at the alarm clock designed by Norm Architects and manufactured by Menu, both are based in the design mecca Copenhagen, Denmark and have collaborated on a number of occasions. Headed by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen, Kasper Ronn and Linda Kordal, Norm affords an impressive portfolio of industrial design, residential architecture, commercial interiors and art direction. Menu has a similar vastness of work. Collaborating with super talented designers, menu creates objects to be treasured — we want to make the world better, less complicated, a little bit nice to wake up to.

C-Glass House is a minimal glass house located in Marin, California, designed by Deegan Day Design. The design engages not only Philip Johnson’s Glass House and the Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe, but also the California legacies of Elwood, Koenig and others. Though its architectural lineage is self-evident, this glass house is as indebted to artists’ explorations of glazed enclosures as it is to the precedents of Johnson and Mies. Larry Bell’s elevated cubes and Dan Graham’s many pavilions capitalize more on the reflective and refractive ambiguities of the medium than its transparency, as do mirrored works by Gerhard Richter and the aquarium-like cages of Damien Hirst. The C-Glass House bridged between these ambitions in a new way, opening up to a panoramic vista but also modulating and reflecting back on architecture’s evolving role in the American landscape.