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. 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. What emerged as a result of the TriBeCa Penthouse project, is a multi-level (27th and 28th floors) nearly 8,000 square-foot (743 square meter) family-friendly residence that includes self-contained guest quarters and a new glass-and-teak-beam rooftop pavilion that functions as a recreation room. One of our favourites in this apartment are the stairs.
Ronel Jordaan's Rock Cushions (by @baekdal) #design In late January I wrote about the cool looking rock cushions "LivingStones". Then Sian Eliot (from Willowlamp Studio) commented that the South African designer "Ronel Jordaan" has been making rock cushions for years. Naturally I had to investigate the case. I looked up Ronel Jordaan's website, contacted her, and found that she had indeed made rock cushions since December 2004. Not only that, but Ronel's rock cushions is also way better looking than Livingstones. Ronel Jordaan's cushions are also completely hand-made, hand-dyed, hand-carded, made out of felt, and have no stitches. You can get the rocks in several colors like cream, pale brown, pale grey, mid grey, dark grey, charcoal, brown, and DK brown. So, if you just want to be cool then there is always LivingStones' copy of the real thing. (Thanks Sian for the tip!) Follow: 42Concepts
Bedroom Designs: Modern Interior Design Ideas & Photos Do you prefer plush padding a minimalist pillow, a decked-out design or toned-down interior? From dazzling abstract designs to humorously offbeat sleeping spaces here are seven brilliant bedroom designs to inspire your imagination. Who knows, with a few decorative adjusts you might be able to remodel your own bedrooms to similar effect. If you love soft illumination and hate to sacrifice privacy, this bedroom interior has a brilliant combination of strategies from uplighting around the bed itself to wall panels that block direct views and sunlight but let light in around them. If you are more of a minimalist, this simple bedroom space has a rhythmic modularity and combines soft white walls and ceiling with variegated wood furniture and furnishings for a pleasantly mixed aesthetic experience. At the opposite end of the spectrum, how would you like to have your bedroom be in the middle of your pool room?
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! The UFO house in Sanjhih The Device to Root Out Evil Krzywy Dom Dom postawiony na glowie Anomaly Stata Center Container City 2, Leamouth, London Strong Children’s Museum The Ufo House Dancing House Blur Building Frank O. Un museo del futuro Stone house Library Parking Garage United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel Wonderworks – Pigeon Forge, TN Dan and the house View of the Luxor from The Strip Updside Down Building: City Hall, Tempe AZ Solar Furnace at Odeillo Font-Romeu, France Cube Houses Erwin Wurm: House attack Chapel-in-the-Rock Atomium Expo Zaragoza 2008, Pabellón de Aragón Eden Le Futuroscope
How To Design A Two-Room Apartment With Style Having a small apartment can be a drag when it comes to implementing the desired interior design idea. Here is an example of a two-room apartment which is both very aesthetic and functional. So how did they do it?As you can see, the home plan features a hallway, two rooms (left and right), a kitchen and a bathroom. In order to achieve a high level of practicability, the designers took advantage of every single corner of the house. The hallway(the area with the red wallpaper) is welcoming and also has some integrated furniture elements such as a small table and an armchair.
30 Thrilling Open Plan Living Rooms with a View 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. before & after: trolley depot renovation It’s always been my dream to live in a home with airy, open rooms and lots of exposed bricks, so when this renovation project from Amy came across my desk, I was instantly smitten. Located in Atlanta, this building is about 100 years old and originally served as a trolley depot. Thankfully, Amy and her husband did a wonderful job preserving many of the original details while adding some modern touches that complement the overall aesthetic beautifully. Have a Before & After you’d like to share? Read more about Amy’s renovation after the jump! Time: 1 year Cost: $500k Basic Steps: The basic steps we took to achieve the look were to preserve the original space as much as possible and use the existing lines (like the arched windows) in other elements, like the niche, and the arched doorway — even the arch of the armoire.
11 Beautiful Home Interior Design Styles Decorating styles have evolved over the centuries in response to the changing tastes of various groups of people. Every style has benefits to the people who will enjoy the home for many years to come. Many styles were born out of previous styles and have evolved into a distinct type of decorating for a certain feel. 1. British look that incorporates all-white interior walls, floors, and ceilings accented with vintage items resting on distressed furniture. 2. An eclectic look is created through a trendy approach called maximalism, which means to make the most of a small space. 3. Noticeable design features include solid colours with contrasting properties against a blank slate of walls and floor. 4. Softer colour contrasts highlight the art on the walls as the visual emphasis. 5. Bulky, comfortable chairs set against the stark lines of tables with metal legs. 6. Wide open rooms are accented with neutral paint colours accented by contrasting furniture. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
Light Light's Sublime Levitating Lamps Posted by Ray | 30 Sep 2011 | Comments (9) Designer Angela Jansen of Design Academy Eindhoven recently collaborated with engineer Ger Jansen on a pair of skeuomorphic LED lamps that they're currently selling as Light Light. Their website knowingly notes that "It is uncommon for engineers to find good domestic applications for their technology... and it is likewise rare for designers of consumer objects to embrace cutting-edge technology wholeheartedly." Which, of course, is "perhaps what makes the cross-pollination of ideas between Angela Jansen and Ger Jansen so remarkable." The Light Light series creates an incredible visual conversation piece. It is like an optical illusion, yet one that is kind to the eyes and easy on the mind. Bombastic copy aside, the products speak for themselves. Some assembly required (illustrated below, not above): In short, Light Light is (the first?) Again, per the designers: "...this handcrafted lamp can be dimmed but never ignored. More videos here.
Incredible Space Maximization in a Small Studio Apartment You’ve seen a lot of ingenious ideas on how to decorate small studio apartments on Freshome. Here is another tiny apartment that manages to maximize space and create a cozy living environment as well. The East Village Studio Apartment comes from JPDA Architects, stretches over an area of 46 square meters (500 square feet) and was built as a little “nest” for the owners who also work here. Moshe Safdie: Singapore