first image 'blob VB3' by dmvA photo by mick couwenbergh/rini van beek belgian architectural firm dmvA designed 'blob VB3', a mobile unit for the office of xfactoragencies as an extension to the 'house'. the space - egg house consists of a bathroom, kitchen, lighting, a bed and several niches for storage. the nose can be opened automatically and functions as a kind of porch. it easily transportable and can also be used as an office, guestroom or garden house. polyester was the primarily material used in construction of the 'blob VB3'. photo by vercruysse frederik the blob can be opened the front and side photo by mick couwenbergh/rini van beek
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Scheduled to be up and running this summer, the Mercedes House by Ten Arquitectos will provide a fresh new look to the bustling streets of Midtown Manhattan. With spectacular views of De Witt Clinton Park and the Hudson River, the building zig zags vertically and diagonally to preserve city side streets. The winding feature of the structure also allows for each residential unit to enjoy natural light and air throughout the day, and many even have their very own rooftop garden. NYC's Stairway to Heaven
The "Land of the Rising Sun" is a country where the past meets the future. Japanese culture stretches back millennia, yet has also adopted (and created) the latest modern fashions and trends. Japan is a study in contrasts and contradictions. Cities are as modern and high tech as anywhere else, but tumbledown wooden shacks can still be spotted next to glass fronted designer condominiums. Japan has beautiful temples and gardens which are often surrounded by garish signs and ugly buildings. In the middle of a modern skyscraper you might discover a sliding wooden door which leads to a traditional chamber with tatami mats, calligraphy, and tea ceremony. Japanese Modern Architecture
Natural Pools or Natural Swimming Ponds (NSPs) Let nature clean the water... Chemical-free water garden and swimming pool. The plant portion, or regeneration zone, is separated from the swimming area by the wall seen a few inches below the water’s surface. www.naturalswimmingpools.com The pools have skimmers and pumps that circulate the water through the regeneration zone and back into the swimming area. The aquatic plants filter out contaminants and use nutrients from the water as food which helps prevent algae. Then rocks, such as granite river rock or haydite, to which friendly bacteria attach, act as biological filters.
first image 'scotts tower' by UNStudio, singapore city, singapore all images courtesy UNStudio the design of the 'scotts tower' by dutch practice UNStudio was unveiled today in singapore. positioned near the shopping district and overlooking nearby parkland, the residential block of 231 dwellings will offer sweeping views of singapore city. clustering penthouses and apartments of varied types and scales around gardens, this highrise integrates the experience of a city, neighborhood and home all within one structure. a community sky terrace and gardens create four subdivisions along the height of the 31-story structure. each generated zone will contain a different atmosphere with its own identity, producing the experience of naturally diverse urban development. sky garden UNstudio: scotts tower
Designed by Rockefeller Partners Architects this house is located off a walk street with great views of the Pacific Ocean and Malibu coastline. Its design is all about a careful space planning. The site is a narrow 30×60-foot area but it includes not only the house but also a garden.
Luxury Home For Sale in Whistler « Luxury Furniture, Property, Travel & Interior Design Luxury Home For Sale in Whistler Sothebys Realty Canada have recently listed this luxury property situated in the prestigious location of Whistler for sale at a price of $14,995,000 The 4,800 sqft home, constructed in 2004, features 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms each finished off to the highest of standards, and features a host of luxury appliances and contemporary furniture . With all the privacy and seclusion one could hope for this perfectly designed home has been built with every detail in mind.
Tumidei is more than just a furniture company – they construct modern and relatively inexpensive (no, not cheap) pieces of furniture that they also create compositions from – interior design photos that you can use to shape your own space.
If you’re a regular reader of the Sifter you’re familiar with my real estate fascination. I love posting all types of homes. From the unique and interesting to the grand and opulent.
Safdie Architects recent design, ‘Condominium at Bishan Central’ , a 38-story residential complex in the Bishan district of Singapore. The structure specially provides air movement to individual units while the upper balconies provide ventilation. The cluttered blocks of vertical space helps blend in the connections with natures with personal access to outdoor gardens. Who would have known gazing at a mind blowing complex would personally release endorphins and dopamine? http://www.msafdie.com