Impractical but stunning design.

March 24, 2010 at 9:47 pm 2 comments

I usually think about design in terms of beautiful but practical solutions, but sometimes my thoughts seem almost exclusively driven by aesthetics (or, on the flip side, exclusively by technical functions). A lot of light isn’t great for books, so I don’t think I’d use it in one of my designs, but the staircase in House Antero de Quental by architect Manuel Maia Gomes is still amazingly gorgeous:

photo by Fernando Guerra

More photos of the house, plus other really beautiful work, can be seen on Dezeen.

March 24’s daily design idea is where do you fall in the never-ending debate of form vs. function?


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Design for the minority. Soft spaces – figuratively and literally.

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