Christopher Rose Architects Offices convert to solar energy.

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Christopher Rose Architects since its inception has promoted sustainable and energy efficiency to it’s clients, so now we are putting our money our money where our mouths are by installing Photovoltaic Solar Panels on the roof of the office.   … Continue reading

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504 years ago today Sistine Chapel opens to the public

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sistine-chapelPope Julius II commissioned Michaelangelo to paint the famous ceiling that millions travel to Vatican City to view. It took him 5 years to paint 343 figures on the ceiling. It was opened to the public in 1512.

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Hurricane Matthew Update

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Carol Jordan just went by the office and it came through the storm unscathed.  Thanks to everyone for your kind texts and emails.  Johns Island doesn’t have electricity but hopefully it will be restored shortly.  Hope everyone will return to a normal routine soon.  I think most of Charleston is without power.  Most important is that all of us came through.  You really get your priorities straight in times like these.  Everything else are just things.

Hurricane rated stormshutters closed and ready for the storm.

Hurricane rated stormshutters closed and ready for the storm.

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Happy Birthday to our client Kim-Marie Evans

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Today is our client Kim-Marie Evans birthday.  We wish her a wonderful birthday! We completed a Dutch cape style home in Cassique for her family.  Kim-Marie was very engaged in the entire design process.  Her active participation made the entire design … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Nolan Sires of Nolan Sires Construction

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Christopher Rose Architects wishes Nolan Sires a very Happy Birthday today.  We have had the pleasure to work with Nolan on several projects.  His firm Nolan Sires Construction does incredible work with an attention to detail.  Nolan have a great day.

 

Below is an ocean view of a home we completed recently together on Eugenia Avenue on Kiawah Island, SC.   Melanie Turner of Melanie Turner Interiors was the interior designer.  Carol Jordan was our project manager from our firm.Firerock 75 Eugenia Back Elevation Sunset

 

Below is 35 Kiawah Island Club Drive another home we collaborated on.  Beverly Bohan of Haute Design was the interior designer.  Carol Jordan was our project manager from our firm.  Our clients were so pleased with our team that we are now designing a new home for this family closer to the ocean on Kiawah.

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Happy Birthday to British Architect Sir Norman Foster!

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Here are some photos I took of Foster’s new dome for the Reichstag in Berlin.   

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Three Dimensional update for Ocean Front home

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We currently have an oceanfront home under construction at Kiawah.  We are having to modify the front brick stairs to incorporate a bridge to span over the delicate roots of two large oak trees that flank the front entrance to … Continue reading

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Happy 99th Birthday to Architect I M Pei

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louvre_pyramid_after_sunset_by_digitalbrain-d5jqsqo.0.0Today is I M Pei’s 99th birthday. Here is one of his best known buildings the pyramid at the Louvre.

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Eugenia Home featured on Kiawah Art & House Tour Poster

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The shingle style home we designed at 75 Eugenia is featured on the Kiawah Art & House Tour Poster.  The Tour is next Friday, April 8th from 1 – 5 PM.  The proceeds will benefit the youth of Johns and Wadmalaw Islands through visual and performing arts.  This home was built by Nolan Sires, the interiors were done by Melanie Turner Interiors and Glen Gardner was the landscape architect.  Great team to work with on this ocean front home.Kiawah Art House Tour Poster

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Happy Easter and Happy 130th Birthday to Mies Van Der Rohe

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This is the father of modernism Mies Van Der Rohe’s 130 birthday.  Here is the Farnsworth home built in 1945 about an hour outside of Chicago in Plano, IL.  It is a iconic piece of American residential architecture. He raised the house to catch views of the Fox River.  Due the fact it is so close to the river it has been flooded a couple of times.  Studies are underway to create an unobtrusive way to lift it when a flood occurs.

Front or River view of the house

Front or River view of the house

Entry showing floating front porch

Entry showing floating front porch

First view of the Farnsworth House approaching from the visitor's center.

First view of the Farnsworth House approaching from the visitor’s center.

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