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Mustard Architects celebrates crevices with Nook House renovation. A concrete window seat, geometric tiles and a storage wall made of wooden boxes feature inside this east London house that has been renovated and extended by local studio Mustard Architects (+ slideshow). Named Nook House, the project involved doubling the ground-floor space of the Victorian-era property, but also making it more open plan. The result is four separate but visually connected rooms extending from the street through to the garden. "The previous layout of the house was enclosed, dark and disconnected between the rooms and from the garden," explained Mustard Architects director Joanna Coleman.

"Our clients asked us to redress the situation. " The first step was to extend the rear of the building to create more room. This extension is L-shaped in plan, which helps to naturally divide the space into two zones – a dining area on one side, and a kitchen in the long narrow space opposite. The rest of the ground floor divides neatly in half. Wooden floorboards unite all four spaces. A Custom Designed Bedroom Box Was Added To This Small Apartment. Photography by Bertrand Fompeyrine French interior design firm Batiik Studio, have transformed a run down apartment in Paris into to a functional space with a custom built lofted bed unit.

Here’s a glimpse of the apartment before it was renovated… Photography by Bertrand Fompeyrine And here is the apartment after it was gutted and updated with the new bed unit. The walls were mostly left in their original state, however instead of having a small lofted bed without much head room, the designer created a ‘box’ that houses the bed and provides much needed storage. A small set of stairs lead up to the bedroom area that’s surrounded by wood.

On the exterior of the box there are a number of closets, cabinets and drawers that create plenty of storage for this tiny apartment. Timber and brick surfaces soften extension by O'Sullivan Skoufoglou. O'Sullivan Skoufoglou Architects has rearranged the ground floor of a Victorian terraced house in north London and introduced a material palette to the extended space that complements the original brick walls. The practice headed by architects Jody O'Sullivan and Amalia Skoufoglou was asked to develop a proposal for reorganising the ground-floor of the house in Highbury to improve the living spaces for a family with two children. A series of cramped rooms and a neglected yard at the rear of the building were reconfigured to create an open-plan room lined with glazing that creates a stronger connection with the garden. The new room accommodates several functions and takes on a role as the house's main communal space, which can extend out onto a sunken patio by retracting a large sliding door incorporated into the glazed surface.

"The clients wanted to create a larger space for family use at the back of the house because that's where they spend most of their time," O'Sullivan told Dezeen. Pietro Airoldi transforms old Sicilian apartment into bright open-plan space. Architect Pietro Airoldi left traces of old partition walls on the ceiling of this renovated 1930s apartment in Sicily as a reminder of its previous layout. Located on the fourth floor of a 1930s building in the centre of Palermo, the 110-square-metre apartment was originally laid out as a series of small rooms. Local firm Pietro Airoldi Studio rearranged the residence so that the entire space benefitted from the light provided by two courtyards – one very large and bright with tall trees, and the other much smaller and darker.

A central open-plan space in the reorganised layout hosts the living space, dining area and kitchen, while a studio, guest room and bedrooms are located off the main space. "The memory of the original configuration of the apartment is still visible in the ceiling," said Airoldi. "The traces of the partition walls and plaster decorations of the old rooms were left in their original position and now form a pattern in the new space. " Photography is by Francesco Giardina. Bois graphique en cuisine – Architecture Bois Magazine – Maisons Bois – Construction – Architecture – Reportages – Suivi de chantier.

Pour faire le plein de lumière naturelle, l’espace a été entièrement décloisonné dans cet appartement du XVe arrondissement de Paris. Niché au cœur d’une résidence des années 70, il présente un salon et une partie cuisine différenciés grâce à un élégant claustra en bois. Sans être isolée du salon, la cuisine est déjà séparée par une cloison à mi-hauteur. Mais pour bien différencier la cuisine du salon, un claustra en bois très graphique a été réalisé par un menuisier, à partir des plans dessinés par l’architecte d’intérieur Flora Auvray. Le claustra, en chêne vernis, présente de grandes dimensions (L. 208 x H. 136 cm + retour L. 68 x H. 136 cm.). Intégré du sol au plafond, un grand meuble permet aussi de libérer l’espace et d’offrir plusieurs rangements à l’abri des regards. Au plafond, un profilé lumineux en plâtre suit le contour du claustra et fait courir la lumière depuis l’entrée jusqu’à la cuisine.

Raúl Sánchez Architects creates golden cubes inside duplex apartment. Spanish studio Raúl Sánchez Architects has transformed two derelict apartments in downtown Barcelona into a spacious two-storey home, centred around a pair of double-height gold cubes. Located on the ground and first floors of a nondescript eight-storey block in the city's Raval neighbourhood, the apartments measured 55 square metres each, but were severely run down.

The brief given to Raúl Sánchez' studio was to tie two disparate homes together, through the creation of a new bedroom and staircase. The first step was to cut into the first floor, to create a thick mezzanine level. The floor stops just short of the facade wall, but a glazed floor plane bridges the gap, demarcating the old and new elements within the scheme. The central gold cubes extend up through this floor, providing a strong sense of geometry and order in the irregular interior space. The cubes, which are covered in a glossy paint mixed with gold powder, provide privacy in the otherwise open-plan apartment. A Vertical Wood Exterior Is the Face Of This New Korean BBQ Restaurant. Photography by James Morgan Australian architecture and interiors firm Biasol, have recently completed HINOAK, a modern Korean barbecue restaurant in Melbourne.

Inspired by traditional Chinese iconography (which is used in Korean culture) and the work of Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, the facade of the restaurant has a slatted wood exterior with a character cut-out and bright white signage. Inside, the ceiling reflects elements of the finely crafted eaves of traditional Korean houses. The timber-battened ceiling descends gently from the front of the restaurant to the back, and at the end it curves into the rear wall and hides the door.

The interior of the restaurant with its soft grey walls, has banquette seating and two banks of timber tables with integrated charcoal barbecues. Instead of having pendant lights hanging above the tables, the designers installed LED backlighting behind the banquettes. Pinterest. Objective Subject Offices / GRT Architects | ArchDaily. Nero - Mon Garde Corps. Le garde-corps NERO®, conçu et fabriqué en France, a été développé pour allier chaleur du bois (en hêtre naturel), légèreté visuelle et une sécurité absolue.

Installation uniquement en intérieur , pose horizontale à plat, pour vos mezzanines ou balustrades d'étage. 2 versions disponibles: remplissage traverses en hêtre ou tubes acier thermolaqué noir. Sa mise en place est ultra facile, car la gamme a été conçue avec un système de packs prêt à poser. Donnez très rapidement à votre aménagement intérieur un look scandinave ultra tendance. NERO® répond aux normes de sécurité en vigueur NF P 01-012 et NF P 01-013 pour un usage privé et public (avec l’option panneau transparent en verre synthétique). Le configurateur NERO® est à votre disposition pour calculer vos besoins, très simplement.

This Bedroom Design For A Teenager Features A Bed Built Into A Wall Of Cabinets. Ukrainian designer Alesya Kasianenko has created a concept idea for a bedroom that includes building the bed into a wall lined with cabinets. The bedroom, which has corner windows, has been designed so that a wood desk installed under the windows is positioned to take advantage of the view, while poufs have been included for sitting on the floor. Along one wall of the bedroom are floor-to-ceiling white cabinets that provide ample storage, and as part of the cabinet design, a portion of it was cut away to create a wood-lined nook for the bed to nest into. The nook also takes on the shape of a house, allowing the person resting to also use it as a couch when watching television. Dezeen. Reclaimed brick walls help this home of modest proportions blend with its historic context in London's Clerkenwell, where it stands on top of a former 19th-century prison.

Phil Coffey's London-based team cleared away a caretaker's shed on the site to create the house for architect Selim Bayer of Istanbul-based Flat C/ Architecture. It now stands directly on top of the prison vaults of the Clerkenwell House of Detention, which dates back to 1847. Tucked away from the road and set in the shadow of the Grade II-listed Kingsway Place apartment block, the residence is named Hidden House after its secluded location. The architects selected reclaimed London stock brick for the external walls in reference to the surrounding architecture, and topped a flat roof with a series of generous skylights that help to ensure the house is brightly lit despite its overlooked setting.

"This special place is hidden, part building, part garden, mostly sky. It's difficult to find, but well worth the effort. " A Wood Extension Creates Extra Living Space In This Australian House. Photography by Christine Francis Husband and wife designers Mick and Jules Moloney of Moloney Architects have recently finished an extension to their own house in Ballarat, Australia. The original home is a turn-of-the-century weatherboard home, that from the front is Victorian, however the new wood extension at the rear of the home is contemporary. Mick and Jules wanted to renovate the main home and open it up to accommodate the changing needs of their family of five. The contemporary extension continues the roof line of the house, allowing the old and the new to sit side-by-side, respecting the heritage of the original house.

The extension is an open room with the kitchen, dining and living room all sharing the same space. White walls have been combined with wood to create a sense of warmth, and large folding doors open to the backyard. In the living room, there’s open shelving with firewood storage, and next to the shelf is a wood-burning fireplace. A Creative And Imaginative Play Centre Has Opened In Sydney. Design studio Frost*collective have worked together with Joey Ho and Patrick Leung from PAL Design Architects to create NUBO, a fun and exciting children’s play centre in Sydney, Australia.

Working closely with the team at NUBO, Frost*collective created all of the branded elements of NUBO, while PAL Design Associates set out to create an environment for the children that would be a beautiful and innovative space. Inside there’s a variety of different rooms, each with a unique look designed to evoke imagination. The main room, as seen below, has an area for parents to sit and watch their children play on the climbing structure and slides.

In a smaller play area, a simple color palette of wood, white, and blue (and a touch of grey) make up this fun space that includes a slide that ends in a ball pit, as well as stairs and small nooks, perfect for kids to play in. There are also playrooms that have been set up for art activities. Get the contemporist daily email newsletter – sign up here. The Floor In This House Is Filled With Glass Circles That Allow Light To Pass Through To The Floor Below. Photography by Nick Rochowski Photography When Andy Martin Architecture were re-designing this 5-storey Georgian terrace house in London, their clients requested to have a home that was light and bright, similar to the openness found in their native Sardinia. To do this, the architects decided to work with the floor, and created the entire floor of the main living room using pavement lights.

The common pavement light often goes unnoticed on every London commercial street, however in this home, they have been re-purposed to allow natural light and activity to connect the first two levels of the house. Not only is it a unique look, but the delicate and scattered shadows are ever-changing throughout the day. Here’s a closer look at the floor from below. This Kids Room Has A Custom Designed Double Bed And Lofted Play Space. Photography by Luc Roymans When Van Staeyen Interior Architects were tasked with designing a kids bedroom in old mansion, they came up with a unique design to house two beds and a play space.

The beds for each child are built-in on either side of the structure, giving each child their space, as well as their own desks, each with a window. A small multi-level shelf has been built into the structure beside the beds, and they act as a place for a night light, as well as a spot for favorite books and toys. Between the two sides of the design is a ladder that leads up to a lofted play space. Cut-out shapes act as windows and look out to the rest of the bedroom. A Contemporary Update For A 1970s Brick House In Melbourne. Photography by Tatjana Plitt Inbetween Architecture have designed the modern renovation of a 1970’s brick house in Melbourne, Australia, that’s home to a family of five that had outgrown the original house. Let’s have a look at what the house looked like before the renovation. At the front of the home there’s a balcony that was attached to the front porch, and unfortunately this meant that the front curtains in the original living room were always closed for privacy reasons and ended up blocking the view of the park.

And here’s a look at the renovated house. Bricks were salvaged during the demolition were used to create hit-and-miss brickwork that created privacy for the entryway and blocked off the view into the house from the street. Inside the home, the interior, designed by Aldona Pajdak, is bright, modern and has plenty of flexible spaces, ideal for providing the adults and children with their own spaces to relax. Photography by Tatjana Plitt Next to the library is the media room. This Custom Designed Shelf System Is Used To Store Books And Act As A Guard Rail For The Staircase. This apartment interior is filled with creative storage and decor ideas.

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