Imposing Contemporary Residence in Atlanta, Georgia The Ashely Avenue residence comes from TaC Studios and is located in Atlanta, Georgia. We think this place defines the trend that has captured architecture recently. You are looking at a compact home with very large interiors, two levels, a mix of modern and classical furniture and an interesting outdoor pool. We featured this house because it has a lot of interesting and detailed angles of site, a various interior design and quite a few inspiring elements. We particularly like the spiral stairs- even though they probably take up a whole lot of space, the wide living room with the focus on the piano and the fireplace window.
Green Design: Synagogue Turned Into a Modern Penthouse Located in East Village, the building in here used to be a synagogue until the 80s and later transformed in five stunning contemporary residences. Its new owners, Dominique Camacho and Gary Hirschkron decided to keep the eco-friendly theme going by making the home as transparent as possible while still ensuring privacy. By using low-impact materials for renovation, the designers revamped the whole interior and added a downstairs lounge, a second-floor library and a third-floor bedroom to the existing structure.
Apartments Bright,spacious and dynamic, this colorful apartment in Warsaw, Poland seems to have it all. Designed by Plasterlina, this stylish urban refuge perfectly balances modern decorating with comfortable living. The focal point of the open plan living room seems to be a striped carpet with a rich chromatic tone, setting a cheerful vibe for the entire space. […] The House About to Launch is a mini-sized and sun-drenched apartment located in Tainan City, Taiwan. South African born designer Louis Henri Buhrmann creates “sophisticated luxury combined with comfort and calm”, completing glamorous apartments in London, the Cote d’Azur, Paris and Dubai. 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. The exposed brick walls and the high concrete ceilings make this apartment feel like a loft. Sold! Photos courtesy of MDP Click any photo to see a larger image - Use buttons or j/k/arrow keys to navigate through the articles
30 Open Floor Plan Living Rooms Inspiring a Sophisticated Lifestyle Designing an open floor plan can be a great way to make your living areas seem more spacious. What is the first aspect that comes to mind when thinking about modern living rooms? For us it’s openness. And since we already featured a post on Freshome showcasing 26 wonderful living room ideas, we decided to continue this amazing display with 30 open floor plan living rooms that are very much in agreement with the modern interior design trends. Not too long ago, our writer Ronique wrote a post called The Pros and Cons of Having an Open Floor Plan Home, where she mentioned how today the open floor plan is a sought after amenity in any home, as half walls and visual dividers allow a family to converse and interact. In this post we did not only gather interiors that have the ability to connect, but also fascinating rooms with a well defined personality and a highly appealing look.
How to Build a Pergola - DIY Building a Pergola Here's a structure that won't provide shelter from wind or rain, and is only marginally better when it comes to the midday sun. So, why build it? Because in the absence of walls and a roof, it defines an outdoor space without constraining it. Our pergola fits on an 8-ft. square, but it's easy to modify it to suit your site. Model designed in Alibre Design Xpress. Download a larger animated PDF of this project with a printable step-by-step guide (Requires Adobe Reader). Installing the Posts The posts are composed of pressure-treated 4 x 4 cores that are sheathed with 1 x cedar. Lay out the post positions and mark the screw locations . We used 1/4-in. Hold each post plumb and drive nails through the anchors into the wood . Attaching the Support Beams Cut the four 2 x 6 cedar support beams to length, use a template to mark the curved notches at the ends and cut the notches with a jigsaw. Then secure each end with four 3-in. Then, make the curved end cuts .
Chinese worker builds "egg" house to beat high cost of living By Rich Shulman This clever "green" mobile home solves several problems at once: Dai Haifei has eliminated his commute, cut energy costs by going solar, and eliminated his rent payment. The only problem? No toilet. Full story. AFP - Getty Images Dai Haifei, 24, from China's Hunan province, looks out from his egg-shaped mobile house where he has been living for the last two months, located near his office in Beijing on Dec. 1, 2010. Dai Haifei, 24, from China's Hunan province, rests in his egg-shaped mobile house where he has been living for the last two months, located near his office in Beijing on Dec. 1, 2010. Dai Haifei, 24, from China's Hunan province, waters the patches of grass on his egg-shaped mobile house where he has been living for the last two months, located near his office in Beijing on December 1, 2010.
DIY Meditation Temple Built from Salvaged Materials We could all use a peaceful escape from the bustle and stress of our daily lives, but not many of us have the luxury or time to hop on a plane and jet off to a secluded beach or private mountain cabin. But what if we told you that a similar place existed in your own backyard for a mere one-time cost of $28? Created by Aaron Westgate, this relaxing Meditation Temple is a pile of salvaged materials transformed into a beautiful retreat for quietude and contemplation. The one-person Meditation Temple is an exploration in micro-architecture and material re-use. Built entirely from salvaged materials, the folly became an exercise in utilizing familiar construction components in unconventional, yet visually striking ways: stacked chunks of 2x4s evoke corbelled masonry, corrugated galvanized steel hand-flattened and trimmed set off a sleek shingled rooftop, and tension-reinforced rafter-tail cutoffs form the distinct conical cover. + Yestermorrow Design/Build School
The H-House by Axis Architects The H-House by Axis Architects, is a modern residence located high on Salt Lake City’s East Bench on Devonshire. The living spaces of the house are oriented towards the expansive views of the valley and the Great Salt Lake. This modern residence offers commanding views of the entire city and its surroundings. Extensive site research, client interaction, and space planning combined with an exhaustive design process created this successful and beautiful private home. The views and interaction between the building and the site was a key element of the program, with outdoor recreational space in the rear of the house and balcony areas on the west side.