Today I was looking at curves, the ever pleasing arches that appear in architecture. Like the arc of the rainbow, the arch always feels hopeful, pleasing to the eye and like an encouragement to step forward. Our eyes follow the line up and then happily down, back into the room. In stark Modernist concrete or centuries old white render, the arch will never go away – in style and sturdiness. These are a few that I am enjoying today…
TEd’A Architects produced this design in Spain. The stark white arches are really quite impressive. Simple in black, white and grey.
How much do you want to walk through that door! Its positively calling me.
What I like here is the views these arches create. Environment and structure working in harmony.
This arch makes the room. Beautiful chunky wood in a New York office, oh how I wish it was mine.
This perfectly formed arch is not a Hobbit house, but the entrance to Masía Freixa (1907-1910), the Modernist residence designed by Catalan architect Lluís Muncunill i Parellada.
Minoru Yamasaki’s tall arched building in Minneapolis dwarfs the trees and borrows its form from nature’s elegance.
Form is celebrated here! The ceiling mirrors the arched doorway creating satisfying light and shade.
I adore these white washed narrow bricks. This is Valentino’s flagship store in Rome.
Lets leave the Minimalism for a moment and settle our eyes in this Baltimore door – it makes quite an entrance! Black glossy wood surrounds pillar-box-red doors and a yellow domed ceiling. Curves every where you look.
So much about this room is just lovely, the bare bones of the space are white washed shapes creating depth. Then we have this steep split staircase and a distressed door. The arch is off-set and seems to be there purely for the joy of it. I love design like that.
An architectural drawing for a restaurant that uses arches in different textures and materials. It almost feels like this structure dances over ahead.
Such elegant arches! Black framed windows echo the shape, the rhythm, decreasing in size – its all very relaxing.
This door is from a gorgeous villa in Majorca, embracing the old and adding in the crisp lines of the new (the stair rail is lovely, take a peak).
This picture is of the San Cristobal Fortress in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Such simple detail, honest lines. I love the point above the arch completely unnecessary in a fortress but lovely none the less.
I hope you enjoyed this simple offering, happy Friday.