24 April 2015

Floor Plans from Popular Television Shows

Here at atelier drome, we're huge fans of everything from House of Cards to The League. When we're not geeking out over deep, exaggerated eaves or hand-crafting light fixtures, you can find us laughing to the point of tears from The Mindy Project. So we couldn't have been more delighted to see these awesome floor plans hand drawn by interior designer Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde. The architectural designs and interior decor revealed in Lizarralde's floor plans are a fun look into the lives of our favorite characters (as if we didn't already feel like Chandler and Joey were our best friends). Check out the rest here!

17 April 2015

Works in Progress

St. Louis Gateway Arch

Space Needle

Sydney Opera House

Eiffel Tower

Golden Gate Bridge

Tower Bridge

There's something intimate about seeing a project before it's completely finished. It almost feels like a well-kept secret for exclusive insiders. Here we gathered some of the most famous architectural sights, not in their usual state of completion, but under construction. While they may not be as polished as you might be used to seeing, we're in love with the rough beauty of seeing these projects in progress! See more buildings under construction here.

10 April 2015

An Interview for Philadelphia University

Michelle was recently interviewed by Philadelphia University as part of their Expert Interview program! She loved being able to discuss our firm's philosophy and inspiration for aspiring architects. Check out the interview here!

27 March 2015

Stairway to (community) Heaven

Oh.No.Sumo, a design collective in New Zealand designed this installation, called Stairway Cinema as part of an ongoing experiment on how architecture can engage with the community. In today's world where we're constantly connected yet separated by phones and other devices, Oh.No.Sumo sought to create a waiting area under the stairs that would connect a community both virtually and physically. To read more about this awesome project, visit their website here.

20 March 2015

Inside the Artists' Studio

Claude Monet

While there are many iconic works of art that have become widely recognized and immortalized over the years, the artist behind the work of art is usually harder to place. It is always interesting to catch of glimpse of the artist's process and their work spaces. It is an intimate look into the heart and soul that goes into a project, what might have inspired an artist, the environment they chose to be surrounded by. Here at Atelier Drome, we're lucky enough to have an open working space that encourages collaboration and growth among our team members while we work on our projects. Here's a collection of famous artists in their studios, creating masterpieces. To see more, click here.

Roy Lichtenstein
Alexander Calder
Jenny Saville
Pierre Mondrian
Lucian Freud
Gustav Klimt
Pablo Picasso

10 March 2015

Greatest Thing since Sliced Bread

Richard Silver, a New York-based photographer captured these beautiful photographs of famous architectural sights around the world that display the change between light and day. These images consist of 36 slices of different photographs taken during the course of the day, coming together into one timeless photograph. We love being able to witness the transformation a building undergoes through the change in light in one single composition (although we would love even more to see all of this in person.. someday, right?). To see more of Richard Silver's photography, visit his website here.

27 February 2015

The Dress

Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you've probably seen "The Dress" and you probably have your own opinion on what color it is. The debate on whether it is blue/black or white/gold has been tearing apart everything from friendships to marriages and even our office couldn't resist discussing optics and color theory because of this dress. Of course this dress isn't the only thing out there playing tricks on your eyes and your mind so we've rounded up some of the coolest architectural optical illusions for you to puzzle over, just in case the dress isn't frustrating enough.

Shadow Skylines
Nelson Mandela Columns
The Rachel Raymond House
Floating chairs
Australian Customs Service Building

19 February 2015

A Fresh Take on Cafes

Maybe it's our inner Seattleite showing through but we definitely have big ol' soft spots for cool and unique cafes. Of course we love the Seattle classics like Ballard Coffee Works and Cherry Street but how awesome is this Cafe and Bakery in Moscow by Crosby Studios? The bright green and abundance of plants are a lovely change from the usual salvaged wood and understated color palettes that are common in coffeeshops. The natural light makes this cafe seem like a perfect place whether you're catching up on work or with friends! See more on this project here.

12 February 2015

Country House in Quebec

We love how this beautiful project by NatureHumaine is in perfect harmony with its environment. The two stacked volumes gives the illusion that the house is floating above the rugged terrain, setting the house apart without disturbing its surroundings. The clean, sleek lines and neutral color palette utilized throughout the house tie the project together without being the least bit boring. How perfect would this house be for a weekend away with friends and family? To see more on this project, click here!