Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld says he would hate to live in any of the homes he has designed over the past 35 years. “People are shocked by that,” he says. “But I design for other people. Like haute couture, a house should exactly fit its user.”
He signs on only after listening to prospective clients describe how they wish to live. “What do you do when you wake up in the morning?” he’ll ask. “How do you spend your day?” He then sits quietly, head in hand, waiting for insights. These prefatory encounters can resemble therapy, or courtship. “It’s like a marriage,” he says. “We have to be a match. We may have to work together for years, and we must think in the same direction.” – Architectural Digest
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Love the idea of the ceiling bookshelf. Perfect place to store your books if you don’t read often.
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