Tuesday, August 23, 2011

designers we heart: hugh newell jacobsen

we love hugh newell jacobsen.  not only does he remind us of my fabulous grandfather, elwood, (who is an architectural renderer and artist), but he is an architect based in washington, dc one of the cities we love. bjorn will probably never let me forgot when i had a chance to accompany a manufacturers rep to the jacobsen office and i turned it down. (oops)

both of us have been inspired by jacobsen architecture for many years now & have followed his career in the pages of architectural digest.  i think we are especially drawn to his use of classic forms paired with contemporary detailing & his excellent use of space & light.  we have looked to his designs while working on our little house & have strived to create spaces that are as bright & engaging as his works are. 

here is what architectural digest has said about mr. jacobsen:

The award-winning residential architecture of Washington, D.C.-based Hugh Newell Jacobsen has the distinction of appealing to both the proponents of tradition and those who prefer progressiveness. Since the 1970s, his compositions have consistently taken the form of a cluster of function-specific, intimately scaled buildings, combining the familiar symmetry and gabled roofs of early American architecture with Modern architecture’s unornamented façades, open-plan interiors and emphasis on indoor-outdoor living.

A House in Nantucket via Architectural Digest

A House in Nantucket via Architectural Digest

Steinglass Residence- Rockport, ME via HNJ

Steinglass Residence via HNJ

Welles Residence via Architectural Digest

Welles Residence via Architectural Digest

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