Casa Wasbi set to open at the end of this week is owned by Mexican born Bosco Sobi. The complex consists of an 8,000 square foot art gallery, two studios and botanical gardens. It is a creative sanitary for artists as well as an educational fort for the local community. Designed by the very talented Japanese architect Tadao Ando, we love his minimalist style and his use of contemporary as well as traditional materials and techniques. If you ever in the area you must make take a look at the foundation.
Another dreamy issue from WOI this month. We start with a precisely designed Italian home and move onto an early 20th century concrete castle in Pennsylvania. We look at Henry Chapman Mercer's passion for tiles and collection of inspiring antiquities and architecture. We then head back to a beautifully restored estate in the Tuscan Hills. Thank you very much WOI!
The above space was created by the Belgian design legend Axel Vervoordt. The space consists of exquisite antiquities particularly placed along side soft linen furnishings. The variation in beautiful textures, pastel colour tones, weathered surfaces and ancient artworks are a constant source of timeless inspiration.
Alexander Waterworth Interiors are so happy to announce that we received first place in the International Restaurant category at the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards 2014 last week for our design of The Musket Room, New York.
This September saw the opening of the newly refurbished High Road House in Chiswick. Alexander Waterworth Interiors teamed up with Soho House to inject a new lease of life into the space.
The interiors are fresh and simple; the grey low level panelling is contrasted by the natural pine doors. The combination of the bright palette and the high windows allows the rooms to feel light and spacious. Delicate mid-century furniture is reflected in brass detailing, which adds a more refined element to the design, though the atmosphere is kept homely and warm through traditional rugs and comfortable velvet upholstery. London based artwork fills the walls, illuminated by delicate brass picture lights, keeping the design relevant and unique. The simplicity of these materials and textures creates a classic and timeless club experience.
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This incredible book highlights Tadao Ando’s unique approach towards architecture.The book explores Ando's infamous designs including the unprecedented ‘Lee Ufan Museum’ which demonstrates his distinctive exploration with concrete, light and space. We especially love Ando's use of diverse materials in different environments and situations.This thoroughly updated 2014 edition of the Ando monograph celebrates the stunning aesthetic of one of the world's most acclaimed architects.
In this months’ issue of WOI we explore the Mexican Architect Jose de Yturbe's stunning family home. We then move onto Jerome Abel Seguim unique 'Island House' in Bali and explore his beautifully hand carved backdrops and sculptured furniture. Lastly we look at the John Thomson’s extraordinarily vivid eastern portraits. Taken in the 1800s, these were some of the first images to document people and places from varying areas of Asia. Thanks WOI!
The above pieces are by internationally renowned stone carver Emily Young. These vast and complex pieces are carved by hand. The sheer beauty of Young's sculptures lie in their organic form and the physical history of each piece of stone. Her astonishing talent and traditional carving skills allow Young to create a both contemporary and ancient form. Based in London and Italy her work is in public and private collections all over the globe.
The above pieces are a beautiful selection of rare Japanese woodblock prints taken from Christie's first online auction of this work. These thought provoking images are invocative of the impressionist era and a timeless source of creative inspiration.