9/17/2012

Live In Glass; By Santambrogio

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to live in a glass house; Exposed, elemental, cold, extreme minimalism.  Well you can experience this in two of Santambrogio's glass concept homes.  Surrounded by wilderness these two transparent jewels embody all the elements of the landscapes they inhabit.


Santambrogio, and Italian Architecture and design firm, based in Milan is lead by Carlo Santambrigio and Ennio Arosic.  The two Architects created two housed created primarily out of glass, except for the colts that hold the pieces together and the floor.  Even the furniture from the bed frame, to the dining room table is glass creating symmetry and fluidity throughout the structure with unobstructed views.




Their philosophy based on simplicity is when, in the act of creating the dwelling, matter becomes transparent, a medium for aesthetic values, the stage and theater of representation.  Carlo Santambrogio and Ennio Arosio pursue and achieve their design intention in which glass figures as the unquestioned protagonist, excluding the mediation of supports that would challenge its leading role.  Everything is possible in Simplicity, everything can be achieved, provided it embodies a sensitive interpretation of the basic function aimed at satisfying aesthetic needs.