Manitoga by Russel Wright ( 1904-1976)

The estate Manitoga, is where Russel Wright designed his house and studio after being inspired by a trip to Japan. This organic modern architecture is located near Bear Mountain, and was completed in 1960. He lived there until his death in 1976. While visiting this beautiful place, you will be enveloped by the peace and serenity of the environment, inside and outside of the property. The nature and his architecture are completely in symbiosis. Russel Wright has been creative and meticulous about each detail he designed for his home. Everything was thought out and planned, sometime with a great sense of humor. I had such a good time, I recommend you to check their web site and plan your guide

Fondation Louis Vuitton by Frank Gehry in Paris

August 2016. This summer I went to visit the new cultural art center, Fondation Louis Vuitton designed by Frank Gehry. This American architect well known for his amazing structures, Bilbao museum being one his masterpieces among others, has been inspired by this site immediately. It is located next to the Jardin d’Acclimatation in Paris. The outer carapace of glass inflates the building like a sophisticated sailboat navigating the sea. Right now, the French artist Daniel Buren has done a temporary installation of colorful patchwork over the roof, with an array of multicolored filters; it is called the Observatory of Light. I encourage everyone to visit this incredible architecture on their n

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