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Outdoor Fireplace by Haugen/Zohar Architects

Outdoor Fireplace by Haugen/Zohar Architects
Haugen/Zohar Architects have designed an outdoor fireplace in Trondheim, Norway. Full description after the photos…. Photography by Grethe Fredriksen & Jason Havneraas Outdoor Fireplace by Haugen/Zohar Architects Together with the standard playground facilities we wished to combine an enclosed space for fire, storytelling and playing. Given a very limited budget, reusing leftover materials (from a nearby construction site) was a starting point that led the design to be based on short wooden pieces. Oak separators differentiate vertically between the pine pieces to assure airflow allowing easy drying of the pine pieces. A double curved sliding door was designed for locking the structure. Visit the website of Haugen/Zohar Architects – here.

Luxury Villa Amanzi, Thailand by Original Vision Studio « Luxury Furniture, Property, Travel & Interior Design Luxury Villa Amanzi, Thailand by Original Vision Studio The Villa Amanzi by Architect firm Original Vision Studio is a stunning modern vacation residence located in the exclusive Cape Sol on the West coast of Phuket, Thailand. Villa Amanzi is a stunning six bedroom residence with a 15m infinity pool and breathtaking views over the Andaman Sea. This luxury villa enjoys a spectacular headland location along Kamala’s exclusive Millionaires Mile and captures cool gentle breezes all year round with uninterrupted sea views from every vantage point, in one of the most breathtaking locations Phuket has to offer. The contemporary design features ultra modern architecture and interiors that combine to provide guests with the optimal environment to relax and unwind in unspoilt luxury. Photograpghy by Marc Gerritsen & Helicam Asia Aerial Photography About Richard Barker Love Interior Design & Exotic Travel? May 19, 2011 | Phuket Thailand Travel | View comments

Soft as a Rock (by @baekdal) #design Rocks, stones and pebbles have been used as decorative objects since... well... the stone age actually. But, rocks are usually a bit hard to be around. They often look cool, but you wouldn't exactly hug one - until now! Stephanie Marin is the creator of these amazing looking stones, which is actually very soft and comfortable cushions. Made of 100% virgin wool no less - although I have absolutely no idea what makes wool "virgin"... was it never used before? Update: See also Ronal Jordaan's Rock Cushions (much better looking than the ones above) Follow: 42Concepts Sky Garden House I think one of the reasons that many are skeptical about environmental design is because they think its terribly complex and costly. It does take a bit more effort on the front end, but it's definitely not rocket science. This architecture by Guz Architects is a wonderfully developed minimalistic design with a curvilinear flare that really brings out the organic coverings. I'm most impressed with how design facilitates the needs of the plants and shrubs located throughout the house. See more at Guz Architects

Wherigo > Tools for creating GPS-enabled adventures 5 of the Coolest Staircases Ever Anyone wanting or already in the process of redesigning their multi-level home should take a look at these cool staircases, which break away from the standard design and add some creative flair. Continue reading to see them all. [via Toxel] 1. Slide 2. 3. 4. 5. Interesting Posts Around the Web

15 Unique and Creative Staircases Stylish modern stairs and creative staircase designs from all over the world. Helical Stairs The gradual upward rotation if this staircase is extremely elegant and the user is almost unaware of the change in elevation. Spiral Staircase Slide Creative spiral staircase design with incorporated slide for kids. Minimal Staircase Unique staircase designed by Ecole for modern apartment in Paris. Steel Stairs Use of steel enables the creation of very slim structures that are light and minimalist yet incredibly strong. Bookshelf Staircase Spiral staircase lined with bookcases by Portuguese architect Manuel Maia Gomes will hold 6000 books. Modern Staircase Staircase with no handrails designed by Italian manufacturer Cast. Ceiling Staircase Creative staircase designed for Roche residence in France. Glass Stairs Perfect complement to a modern space or a striking feature in a traditional environment. Space Saving Staircases Unique stairs designed for small spaces and minimal openings. Retractable Stairs

Hiding the Lockheed Plant during World War II - wow this is amazing! Hidden in Plain View During WW II Lockheed (unbelievable 1940s pictures). This is a version of special effects during the 1940's. Before... After.. The person I received this from said she got back an interesting story about someone's mother who worked at Lockheed, and she as a younger child, remembers all this. Another person who lived in the area talked about as being a boy, watching it all be set up like a movie studio production. Note.... I am 85 and had much of my pilot training in Calif. Hiding the Lockheed Plant during World War II - wow this is amazing! Please visit stories, etc. for more pictures, stories, etc. Please visit Videos 2 View for a great video selection!

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