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8th Avenue is a minimalist house located in Montreal, Canada, designed by Naturehumaine. The 1600-square-foot, single-family home underwent a complete renovation, transforming the two-story dwelling into a single dwelling unit by reorganizing the interior programs and constructing a 430 square foot extension in the back of the home. The extension includes a master bedroom on the second floor and a family room that gives onto an intimate garden at ground level. Standing proud on a typical Montreal laneway, the extension acts as a beacon of novelty and dynamism. While little work was done to the front facade, this extension was designed in contrast, with bright colors, an angled form, and generous glazing. Work on the interior centered on exposing and highlighting the beauty of existing wooden structural walls and beams and supporting them with a more subtle pallet of materials.

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Choosing the perfect Typeface – Cucumbertown’s journey Update: Cucumbertown is in midst of a design overhaul. We are now focusing on mobile and web and the design changes are not yet reflected on the site. Subscribe, if you want to keep yourself updated. The journey is exciting and we are chronicling everything. Typographic conscience hit the web design world quite some time ago.

World's Strange Buildings Here is a series of strange and fantastic buildings and architectures … Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles, California, USA) Museum of Contemporary Art (Niteroi, Brazil) Bridge - Keep In Touch Airbnb is a more local way to see the world, in the extra homes or bedrooms tucked away in every neighborhood. We’re pioneering in the sharing economy by allowing people in 192 countries and over 34,000 cities to share their extra home or bedroom to travelers. We believe the sharing economy is the future of business. From customer support to the board, Airbnb is design-driven and human-centered at every level. We practice design thinking and collaborate with teams across the company, to understand & holistically design for user and our business needs.

Palimpsest – Collective memory through Virtual Reality / @ialab Created at the Bartlett School of Architecture / Interactive Architecture, Palimpsest uses 3D scanning and virtual reality to record urban spaces and the communities that live in them. The project aims to question/test the implication if the past, present, and future city could exist in the same place, layering personal stories and local histories of the city at a 1:1 scale. In 1998, researchers discovered that mathematical proofs by Archimedes had been overwritten with biblical texts by monks in the 13th century. Documents such as this, with previous erasures still visible beneath the primary text, are known as palimpsests.

Work at Storenvy Benefits Package We provide full medical, dental, vision insurance for you and your family. So go ahead, try juggling those flaming swords. You're covered! Design Kit: The Human-Centered Design Toolkit In April 2015, launched an exciting new evolution of the HCD Toolkit the Field Guide to Human-Centered Design. The Field Guide is the latest in’s suite of teaching tools and a step forward in sharing the practice and promise of human-centered design with the social sector. A full-color, 192-page book, the Field Guide comes with 57 design methods, the key mindsets that underpin how and why believes design can change lives, a full slate of worksheets, and case studies from projects that show human-centered design in action.

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XS architecture vs XL furniture by Worapong Manupipatpong Thai graduate designer Worapong Manupipatpong has created an installation that is halfway between furniture and architecture. The two-level, wooden structures have small ladders leading to their upper platforms and form various places to sit. Manupipatpong built the structures for his graduation project while studying at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Sweden. "This project is about investigation between the notion of architecture and furniture design," says the designer. The Different Kinds Of NYC Apartments You Can Live In There’s the I-Just-Moved-Here-And-Need-A-Sense-Of-Self apartment, usually on the Upper East Side, maybe in Yorkville. A small walk-up on a street with lots of families and a hair salon called A Hair’s Castle. The one that made you think, when you saw it, “I just want to be like one of those nuclear families, the kid walking to school under Ginkgo trees and the parents talking about their Halloween plans.” There’s the I’m-Moving-Up-In-My-Career apartment. This one’s in a doorman building, but the doorman is probably ugly. It’s 2-3 blocks from Union Square.

dezeen Next up in our review of the year, architecture editor Jessica Mairs selects the 10 architecture trends that defined 2016, from the resurgence of minimalism to the next generation of prefabs and the advent of co-living. Minimalist interiors This year we saw an abundance of austere interiors – from apartments and bathrooms to offices – finished with cool-toned marble, uniform woodwork and block coloured walls. Among them is a Barcelona apartment with grey-veined marble and raw concrete surfaces by Raúl Sánchez and the bathroom created by Maayan Zusman in a Tel Aviv apartment, where the only accents are a blood-red tap and a black-framed sink stand. See more minimalist interiors › Prefabricated houses

The Company You Keep The Company You Keep RecentProjectsPrintAboutContact By MediumNo categories By ClientNo categories By IndustryNo categories Traveller dezeen Over 500 houses featured on Dezeen in 2016. Continuing our review of the year, editor Amy Frearson picks out the 10 most exciting properties, including a home-studio with a pyramid garden on its roof and an idyllic rainforest retreat with an infinity pool. Jungle House, Brazil, by Studio MK27 Design Seeds®: For All Who Love Color #ededed #e8dcca #b08a61 #66503c Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home, And The Interior Will Take Your Breath Away When Ricardo Bofill stumbled upon a dilapidated cement factory in 1973, he immediately saw a world of possibilities. La fábrica was born, and almost 45 years later, the structure has been completely transformed into a spectacular and unique home. Show Full Text The factory, located just outside of Barcelona, was a WWI-era pollution machine that had closed down, and came with many repairs to be done when Ricardo Bofill and his team purchased it.