I recently have been thinking, “What makes a home, a home?” and often my answer is texture. It’s the soft blanket you curl up with…or the rough wood under your feet or the cool tiles as you stand cooking. This week I saw this rug and immediately wanted to walk on it! Doesn’t it look so fun! It might be a pain to vaccuum…but also might be worth it. It’s very cool looking to boot!
Recently, we took a trip to our alma mater, Iowa State, for a visit with our friend and Professor David Block. It was great to see him and wish him well on his retirement from teaching…in true Dave fashion though, he doesn’t seem to be slowing down at all! Here we are at one of the homes he designed, taking a tour. Truly a master detailer…it’s beautiful! Hurry quickly for a tour…it’s on the market!
Check out the College of Design interview with Dave, here.
The Hummer House consists of eight Hummer shells that form a ring of pod-like rooms around a central chamber. There’s a Hummer for sleeping, a Hummer for hanging out, a Hummer for cooking. Of course, the modular home contains a number of green design features including “optional geothermal storage tanks, photo-voltaic cells, and soy insulation,” as the architects toldDornob. While the piece is interesting from the perspective of sustainable design, it’s most effective as a tongue-in-cheek commentary on two tenets of the American dream: owning a home while spending every minute in your car.
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