1690s book with filigree silver binding - National Library of Sweden
This binding is an exquisite example of Danish filigree technique from the 1690s.It belongs to the National Library’s Huseby Collection and was once owned by Karren Mogensdotter Skoug. Her name and the year 1692 are engraved on the inside of the clasps. -(x)
Nevada is a state of two worlds, one of glitz and glamour on the Las Vegas Strip which seeks to transplant imagery from around the globe to mesmerize the minds of 40 million tourists. While the latter develops its architecture from local materials, whose vernacular represents function over form.
At Tresarca, the materials develop a layering of mass as you move from the basement to the private realm. Each layer is representational of the stratification of the nearby Red Rock Mountains. Change of materials provides the variety of textures associated with the rock formations. Crevices between the masses form an oasis where landscape and water cool the space. The mesh screen provides both a protection from the harsh sun on the interior spaces and a play of shadows among the forms.