Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Walk home - spring is in the air

Tonight on my walk home I noticed something: flowers are in bloom! Crocuses and daffodils are everywhere! Did I miss the start of spring? Check out these masses of daffodils along the rock creek parkway!
I also took a few shots of this new condo building in the Foggy Bottom area - strange in DC for being so modern. You can see here that it ends in a SHARP point to the right - seriously it's a triangle. Those units must be really interesting inside, but I think this building is really successful on the whole! Just nice to mix it up a bit architecturally here in DC!

21 comments:

Pigtown-Design said...

I noticed my little tree out front beginning to bud a bit! YAY!

ArchitectDesign said...

It's that time of year, PD! I love it!!

tartanscot said...

and I've spotted tulips here in SF . . .

custardbydesign said...

nice pics...i wonder how the rooms with the point are utilised?!? it'll be interesting to see interior shots at some point...

i'm also surprised to assume that modern architecture like that is a bit uncommon in DC...

here in Dublin the architecture of late has produced some amazing and unique buildings along our quays and inner city street fronts...really interesting too see how awkward sites are utilised...

M said...

Finally SPRING! I hate European winters our version of winter is 3months of gray skies and rain.

It's so nice to see some blue skies, sunshine and those little lambs on the Pastures.

ALL THE BEST said...

I can see tons of crocuses and daffodils from my window, but it doesn't feel like spring...yet!

thomas said...

love that building in foggy bottom..i drive by it at least twice a week.

Scott Fazzini said...

It's that time of year, indeed! Funny how it just sneaks up on us.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if I'm losing my modernist "edge" or what, but I just don't like buildings that look like they would cut you if you touched them.

Aside from that, yay Spring!

Parley in Phoenix

hello gorgeous said...

I'm thinking people might not fight so much for the corner office there...

alice said...

There's nothing better than noticing those first signs of spring!

Paul Pincus said...

i'd love to see a few interior images!

Kwana said...

Isn't the touch of Spring exciting?

Renae said...

Michael,
Things are starting to bloom here in "hot-lanta"! I noticed on my bike ride last night so many daffodils and the Bradford Pear trees are in full bloom. Remind me somewhat of the Cherry Blossoms, only white and the stink! Cherry Blossom time is around the corner for you!
Blessings...

Pigtown-Design said...

PS... thanks for your support yesterday! much appreciated!

Meade Design Group said...

We just got snow here in Victoria - I need good weather promptly (lol)

That sharp building is cool. I don't know how usable the interiors are but the exterior is really nice.

Cote de Texas said...

wasn't there just snow on the ground? that doesn't stop the flowers? amazing!

pve design said...

Holy flowers, I'll get to the point,take us inside the triangle, please.
pve

ArchitectDesign said...

Well, I photographed the buiding actually because it's the exterior of an interior that was featured recently on 'things that inspire' -you can see the interiors post at her website at

http://freshpalette.blogspot.com/2009/02/design-challenge-marriage-of-styles.html

It's a beautiful marriage of traditional furniture to modern architecture

Things That Inspire said...

Wow - great to see the exterior of this building! I am going to go back and look at my post. Only a few pictures of rooms of the condo were on my post, none of which seemed to be 'pointy'. I am going to ask the designer how the pointy part was utilized.

Jeff Freeland said...

Stefan, Here's the website for the building. lots of floorplan porn. jefff

http://www.22westdc.com/index.html