Every team member in the Braun/Allison office has a unique building or funky space that they admire. For one of my writers, the gentle curves of Gaudiï¿½s Casa Milï¿½ residences in Barcelona have created something of a love affair, while one of my designers is particularly taken by the geometrics of Frank Gehryï¿½s Dancing House in Prague. For my part, I am enthralled by extremes: I love the cluttered centuries-old comfy interiors of homes Iï¿½ve stayed at in the oldest parts of Paris as much as the minimalist concrete and glass temples to simplicity owned by various friends; for me itï¿½s about things done well, regardless of the tone.
As a group, the office enjoys beautiful and different spaces, and we eagerly search them out. In my latest hunt for the most interesting places and spaces, I was particularly taken by this photo collection essay from Matador Network. The images are fantastic, the homes bizarre.
Does it make sense for real estate developers to get this artsy with developments? Not really. But it never hurts to take inspiration from even the most extreme of examples. And every now and then, buck the trend. The end result might surprise you.