A Trip to Casa Batllo

A Trip to Casa Batllo

A friend of mine just got back from a few weeks of travel in Spain. Of the many sites he visited, Casa Batlló in Barcelona stood out as one of the most interesting and unusual. Known locally as Casa dells osseous (House of Bones), the home was restored by designer...
A Trip to Casa Batllo

Shipping Containers Home

How would you like to live in shipping containers? Might sound crazy, but the house pictured is just that — seven recycled steel shipping containers, recycled to create one eco-friendly home. Bernard Morin and Joyce Labelle, an architect and his wife in Ste....
Scientific Architecture

Scientific Architecture

As a writer for BobVila.com, I rarely cite articles from Scientific American but this article entitled “How Room Designs Affect Your Work and Mood” is too good to pass up. This lengthy piece documents the state of research into using room design to...
A Trip to Casa Batllo

Not Your Average Colonial

A house built to resemble a nautilus is not your everyday home, but that’s what one couple did in Mexico City. With the help of architect Javier Senosiain and his concept of bioarchitecture, the home was built in 2006 and now houses the couple and their two...
A Trip to Casa Batllo

Unique Community

One of the more unique communities in the world lies just off the coast of Miami. It’s called Stiltsville, and it’s a collection of architecturally interesting homes standing above the water on stilts. Built over time since the 1930s, the homes were...