Architects CMA and SeARCH were focusing on the question if it would be possible to conceal a house in an Alpine slope while still exploiting the wonderful views and allowing light to enter the building when planing the Villa Vals. They decided to build a central patio into the steep incline to create a large facade with considerable potential for window openings. The viewing angle from the building is slightly inclined, giving a dramatic view of the beautiful mountains on the opposite side of the narrow valley.
All images © Iwan Baan
18th-century actresses and costume design.
All images courtesy of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
- Ann Spranger Barry (nee Street) as Sophonisba in “Sophonisba,” 1788. By J. Thornthwaite after James Roberts.
- Jane Pope as Biddy Tipkin in “The Tender Husband,” 1776. By J. Thornthwaite after James Roberts.
- Elizabeth Hopkins (later Mrs. Michael Sharp) as Arethusa in “Philaster,” 1778. By J. Thornthwaite after James Roberts.
- Isabella Mattocks (nee Hallam) as Elvira in “The Spanish Fryar,” 1777. By J. Thornthwaite after James Roberts.
More 18th-century actresses, actors, and their costumes over at DPLA.
A cartoon by Farley Katz. Here’s a look at more cartoons from the magazine this week: http://nyr.kr/1pAm6nz
"I will set myself a big problem. I will go there, I will photograph this thing, I will come back, and develop it. I will print it, and I will mount it and I will put it on the wall, all in twenty-four hours. I will do this, to see if I can just grab a hunk of lightning."
Michigan lake house. Kathleen McGovern Studio of Interior Design.