50 Most Strange and Unusual Buildings arround the World The world is full of beautiful strange and fantastic buildings that are the examples of amazing architecture. Architecture Photography brings this beauty to the world, and for this reason, architectural photography is as thrilling as it is heartwarming. In this roundup, we have compiled an amazing collection of some bizarre yet interesting buildings that are reflected through architectural photography. Enjoy!
Hotel Huettenpalast in Berlin Everyone is looking for something different in their hotel experience—some crave numerous amenities; some look for a spot with interesting architecture or an otherwise unforgettable space; and some just want a cheap bed to crash on. The funky hotel Huettenpalast in Berlin delivers on all three of those, which makes it a must visit in my book. You can stay in their hotel rooms or book one of the three indoor caravans and huts featured here for a more unconventional sleep experience. Equal parts campgound, art installation, and childhood fort, this cluster of “rooms” seems too cool to pass up—luckily they cost only 60 euros ($85) a night. The hotel also has a garden, a cafe and bar that host frequent events, and other fun things to explore. Couldn’t we all use a bit of urban camping this summer and fall?
Momtastic - StumbleUpon Whether you have a large family or a busy summer house, a bunk room is an ideal solution for accommodating lots of guests. Here are some of our favorites. This nautical-inspired bunk room in a Hamptons home by Steven Gambrel features lots of room for storage with built-ins and under-bed drawers. Custom netting provides safety for the top bunks. An absolutely gorgeous bunk room from the Lerer House in Park City, Utah. Kids Bedroom Interior Design For Small Rooms Small rooms need not look boring congested rooms – especially for your kids’ rooms. Whatever the limitations there may be about space availability, you can still create a bedroom for kids to help in fostering your kids’ creativity and thirst for knowledge. Kids’ room is not just a place for them to sleep and dump their things. Here they will be spending most of their stay at home hours learning new skills acquiring knowledge. Providing extra seating and guest beds for kids’ room will be most important as they grow up. They generally have their friends and classmates dropping in for some project work, some group study etc.
Beautiful Warehouse Conversion in Melbourne By Eric • Feb 14, 2011 • Selected Work Spotted on MBP, here is a completely renovated apartment located in a historic building in Melbourne, Australia. This three bedroom, two bathroom residence is on sale and according to the agent, “this superlative warehouse conversion in “Leicester House”, an historic 1880′s building, provides privacy and vast spaces. It features soaring warehouse ceilings, huge original arched timber windows, exposed red brick walls, imposing brick archways of 65 cm depth and high gloss timber floors. Wilkinson Residence in Portland is one swanky treehouse Evoking the feeling of being in a tree house is exactly what the beautiful Wilkinson residence in Portland does. Located on a flag lot, the extraordinary house is brilliantly designed to perfectly blend with the natural landscape. A steep sloping grade provided the opportunity to bring the main level of the house into the tree canopy.
Amazing House Built Across a River This rustic retreat was built right in the heart of Three Rivers, California near the entrance to Sequoia National Park where the enchantment of wildlife sightings runs wild. What also happens to run wild is the river that flows under this home, something that has never been done before or ever since! Kaweah Falls was originally designed in the 1940′s by one of Frank Wright’s very own students, but when the second homeowners moved in and remodeled they decided to add an addition to the home that floats over the river bank. Aside from a few cool interior features like a dining room with a glass floor view of the river, there is a footbridge over these waters that lead to a private deck where one can sit and listen to the sounds of fresh water skimming river rocks on the way down from a waterfall found right up the mountain. Choosing a vacation spot for these homeowners is definitely a tall order…but who would want to leave this place? Check out the video below:
A completely renovated first&apartment - StumbleUpon Pages Search Eames Lounge Chair, Barcelona Chair, Marble Tulip Tables - Exclusive at Rove Concepts Colorado real estate and homes Kim's personal links MY FAVOURITE DECOR SHOPS IN OTTAWA kitchen remodel in my last house my twin sister's mostly kid's rooms decor blog Dream Home : Lake House by John Robert Nilsson It’s the sort of house that adults would disappear for a week long party at….it’s the sort of house you wake up in and call your boss to say you’re, “having a sick day” simply because this house is that amazing, that you’d want to ditch all other plans just so you could sink into the cozy, “couch pit” (for lack of a better term) all day long, with a group of friends, or yourself, a bottle of Pinot Grigio and a good book. Designed by John Robert Nilsson Architects, this home sits perched above it’s woodsy, natural elements like a beacon of modern/contemporary design hope. The infinity pool pours over the the slate balcony, with a seamless connection between nature and design- rather than feeling like you’re swimming in a pool, this infinity pool conjures up ideas of swimming in a natural spring, minus all the creepy crawlers that come along with it.
vintage finds for a modern world: make it mod Posted by victoria //// 6 Comments artist michael gillette sent me a link to his new james bond prints available at eclectric works in san francisco, (below) and it got me thinking about a mod world — mid-century, brit-pop mod. i love the glamorous lines and bold colors of the 1960′s, so i thought i’d round up some fun mod vintage-inspired finds. yeah, baby. clockwise, l to r: james bond print from michael gillette; mid-century modern chair via hansel from basel; judy kaufmann’s city prints; eero saarinen womb chair; mid century modern coffee table from hindsvik; twiggy Diamond Dust Painting by Justin Belmont via not a gallery; crate and barrel’s petrie sofa is perfectly mod; PLINC Emperor Six Print from house industries; orange desk caddy from vintage modern and more; and TAHIR MAHMOOD CHAAND lamp from cavier20. a few more of michael gillette’s mod james bond prints. • top image: santa barbara house tour via apartment therapy.
Architecture Imagine the renovation dilemmas. A huge penthouse of a converted 1930s office building in TriBeCa, New York, is to be turned into a functioning home for a family with three teenagers. In fact, we can not quite imagine the issues that faced Steven Harris Architects when the family showed up, literally, at the doorstep of the celebrated architect and asked if he’d like to work on their home. Harris said yes and proceeded to make his magic. The scale of the apartment is huge and the freedom from budget constraints allowed for some spectacular solutions. Harris’s work is often distinguished by clarity and light, by the use of glass, by the maximization of views and, above all, bold solutions.
A former Cement Factory is now the workspace and residence of Ricardo Bofill Image Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill Architect: Ricardo BofillProgram: Architectural offices /archives /model laboratory /exhibition space /Bofill's-apartment /guest rooms /gardensLocation: Barcelona, SpainTotal floor area: 3,100 square meters and gardensHouse area: 500 square metersDate Completed: 1975 There is nothing as good as an aged bottle of wine; and in this case the aged bottle of wine is a project which was completed in 1975, but is still worth mentioning! First and foremost we would like to thank our friend and founder of Room Service design store in Greece, Katerina Xynogala for providing us with the necessary information regarding The Cement Factory, which is featured in the latest Room Service catalogue. The Cement Factory was discovered in 1973, it was an abandoned cement factory and partially in ruins, comprised of over 30 silos, underground galleries and huge engine rooms; Ricardo Bofill bought it and began renovation works.
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DIY: Furniture Makeovers - StumbleUpon I'm obsessed with making-over old, worn out furniture. It's amazing how almost any old piece can be totally transformed with new paint, hardware and a little imagination! Here are three examples from Ladies Home Journal...click here to read the entire article. Out-dated side table with stone top transformed into a bright and cheerful accent piece!