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Another Way To Hide The Bed: Put It In A Box. We often show ingenious ways of hiding the bed . French architects Emmanuel Combarel Dominique Marrec offer a new one: turn it into a sculptural element, in this case a box hanging from the ceiling. Watch Video: World's Greenest Homes From the other side, it is a short step up from the existing mezzanine. Nice idea if you have the ceiling height. The architects write: The bedroom as a hut in the middle of the flat Suspended right in the center of the apartment, leaving untouched the floor and the circulations around, it divides the space, reversing the perception of the atmosphere in the apartment by making private what is usually not : the living room.

Wherever you stand below or above, it truncates the perception of the occupiers bodies of whom one only sees the legs sitting, crossing or walking around in the place. 100 Abandoned Houses. A long time ago something existed that was not defined by name or. 20 Tree House Pictures: Play-Club Plans to Big-Kid Houses. Treehouses are more popular than ever, as play spaces for children but also as luxury hotel (and even house) designs for adults.

20 Tree House Pictures: Play-Club Plans to Big-Kid Houses

Some of the most fantastic plans and ideas can be traced to specialist designers and builders – and pictures of their work can provide some of the best inspiration (as well as an informal visual guide) for do-it-yourself recreational, residential and commercial tree buildings. Blue Forest is one such company, but far from the only one. Their specialty seems to lie somewhere between playful little fantasy structures and big educational spaces for children engaged in wildlife observation, forest ecology and related nature-oriented pursuits.

The trick is to find a balance between safe and fun – railings are a must, as are sturdy supports, but whimsy and asymmetry help make these places feel more organic and engaging for younger visitors in particular. Some are like mansions, fortresses or castles – just set up on stilts instead of sitting on the ground. Mental_floss Blog ? 10 Notable Staircases. Staircases can be so much more than just a means of getting to the next floor. A staircase can be a work of art, a conversation piece, a place to meditate, or a historical marker. Floating on a Wall This floating staircase above by designer Jordi Vayreda looks dangerous, but the steps are made of steel welded to a thick beam inside the wall. The top of the wall can be used as a handrail for the upper half of the staircase. See more pictures and an explanation here .

Hanging Spirals This design makes sweeping under the stairs easy! Bookshelf Stairs Levitate Architects of London designed this bookshelf staircase to combine storage space with access to a loft bedroom. Staircase Drawers Another way to use stairs for extra storage is to put drawers in the risers. Alternating Stairs Gabriella Gustafson and Mattias Ståhlbom of TAF designed this unusual staircase for a private residence in Stockholm, Sweden. Step Up, Slide Down The Stairway as Art Stairs to Nowhere. Designers Spin Spidey-Worthy Webs From Packing Tape. Packing tape has gotten MacGyver out of many a jam, but he never managed to make an entire home out of the stuff.

Designers Spin Spidey-Worthy Webs From Packing Tape

So he could probably learn something from Viennese/Croatian design collective For Use/Numen. The team uses nothing but packing tape to create huge, self-supporting cocoons that visitors could climb inside and explore. Installed three times in the past year, the next deployment will be next week from June 9–13 at DMY Berlin's International Design Fair, which is now in its 8th year. The installations, which look like the work of horrifyingly large arachnids, grew in scale and scope as the year progressed, first deployed inside a small Croatian gallery, then an abandoned attic during October’s Vienna Design Week. At the last installation inside Odeon, a former stock exchange building in Vienna, the group used nearly 117,000 feet and 100 pounds of tape.