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Friday
Mar022012

Omer Arbel

Rising from a gentle slope between two stands of trees is an extraordinary house. Concrete and glass, steel and massive reclaimed Douglas Fir beams. Triangles folding on each other and unfolding on the landscape. Monolithic presence lightened by walls of folding glass doors. It's like being under a cave like overhang. Shaded and cool, protected and enclosed looking out on the world. The weight of the concrete house rising from the earth juxtaposed with waving fields of grass, echoed by the mass of trees. Manmade vs nature. Solid form vs open spaces. All magically illuminated by "glow worm" lights hanging from its cave ceiling. A family house built on rural acreage designed by Vancouver based architect Omer Arbel.

Reader Comments (12)

One word....WOW! Absolutely amazing architecture & beautiful materials & finishes! :)

2 Mar 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKylie

I hope it has won a few awards. Its adorably awkward.

2 Mar 2012 | Unregistered Commenteroregonbird

.. it screams CREATIVITY all over it....

2 Mar 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSandro

GREAT great design; ...Japan??

2 Mar 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJSB

when can i move in?

2 Mar 2012 | Unregistered Commenterhsz

mind blowing!!

3 Mar 2012 | Unregistered CommenterYTTY

Amazing open space!

3 Mar 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAja

Can't quite wrap my head around it. Amazing!

6 Mar 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLeone

I like those cute lights and the Santal Massoia,SO LOVELY,just like a fairy tale!

6 Mar 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Is this real??? Haha, crazy dreamland, love it!

7 Mar 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJasmine

perfect ,I want to live there:)

18 Mar 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSimge

i agree with all your comments.its art that you live in

31 Mar 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaureeka

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