18 October 2012


In both art and architecture, I find instinctive pleasure in curved lines and rounded spaces, far more than the rectilinear, boxy designs which predominate in western culture.  This accounts for my preference for curvilinear art nouveau paintings, buildings, sculpture, and calligraphy.

Today, in browsing my Google+ news feed, I came across a series of photographs of an amazing design for a house inspired by the geometry of a chambered nautilus (see the exterior night view above, click to enlarge).  Unconventional designs abound, but the interior of this one is especially compelling.  In any room, one's eye automatically follows the curves and folds, the textures, and the stained glass.  Here is a photo gallery.  Enjoy.

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