Strikingly modern, the White Lodge residence developed by Dyer Grimes Architects… in Tandridge, England combines luxurious country living with modern functionality. Originally home to a 1960’s detached bungalow surrounded by tall trees, the site was reinterpreted as to host this imposing 480sqm home. From afar, you can observe the hardwood cladding and white render with an abundance of glass throughout.
By combining the functionality of a casual backless chair with the comfort provided by a hammock, British designer Benjamin Hubert came up with “Cradle”, a captivating seating unit (initially spotted by Freshome on beautiful life…). Its appearance is truly intriguing- here we have a furniture piece that is both elegant and practical, with a design emphasizing on texture and
Exuding a relaxing traditional feel and plenty of character, this home in Kullavik, Sweden (initially discovered by Freshome on Skeppsholmen…) is inspiring to say the least. The wall that runs around the house frames the garden and along with a few small walkways and a splendid oak creates a perfect outdoor environment. Aside from the main thatched roof building,
Bright and inspiring, the Aurea Residence, designed by Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture… in Magnolia, one of Seattle’s neighbourhoods, USA, spreads over 3,300 square meters. This contemporary house is divided in four different structures. Each of these structures offers zen relaxing views over the Japanese rock garden, perceived as an internal courtyard, a private centre that floods all the four
We’d never think that our homes could potentially be hazardous – We do the best to ensure that our family and loved ones are safe and sound at all times, but often the dangers are not visible and lurk where we cannot see them. Some of what you are about to read may be of no surprise to you at
Comfortable, modern and stylish, the Windowseat Lounge, designed by Mike & Maaike for Haworth Collection… is a chair inspired by the need of getting a breath of fresh air. “The Windowseat is designed as a comfortable refuge from the hustle and bustle of lobbies, airports or open office environments. By taking architectural elements (walls and ceiling) and applying them to
…We all know that when we arrive at home, after a hectic day at the office, all we want is to disconnect from the urban jungle and deeply sink into a dreamy state of mind, in an environment that has the power to keep us away from stress. Usually, people forget about this “feature” when choosing their homes and they
Energy efficiency is one of the main attributes of this imposing public school built on a challenging lot in Los Angeles County, USA. The masterminds at Brooks + Scarpa took after the similarly situated schools of Curtis and Davis… in New Orleans and created a place for learning that feels comfortable, while also setting an example for alternative energy use.
With a stunning view over the Peconic Bay, the Clearhouse (with a very suggestive and inspired name) surprises you with its openness. The house, located nearby the lake, in Shelter Island, New York, USA, is the work of Stuart Parr Design…. Forget the classic walls! This is an environment that exhales transparence, inviting the nature inside the house! The
A living wall, or a green wall, is a garden that grows vertically, as opposed to horizontally, which can exist inside or outside the home. Any well lit place inside your home, would make a suitable environment. Indoor herb gardens are growing in popularity and thrive well in sunny kitchens. Conversely any outside wall would do as well. Green, or
Taking advantage of some of the best sea views in Hällsvik, Sweden, this modern residence is a haven of relaxation. The project is built on three levels and has a total area of approximately 560 m², making it suitable for accommodating a large family. The main floor exhibits a magnificent entrance hall with limestone floors, light walls and plenty of
After the clients decided that they wanted to transform their 1920′s duplex into a comfortable and bright living space, they contacted nature humaine… to deal with this project. The owners requested three bedrooms and an office space at the second storey. The house looked quite dull and there were plenty of things that needed an upgrade. To start with, the
Rectangular volumes, a simple design line and a glossy interior. A one-of-a-kind home. This is how would I describe The Summit House, a residential project designed by Habitat Studio & Workshop… in Edmonton, Canada. The house accommodates fine pieces of artwork, a wide relaxing terrace and a “recharge-your-batteries” type of back courtyard. The best thing about this house are definitely
Power plants are not exactly the most captivating buildings in the world. We are used to seeing concrete smoke- discharging giants which we usually characterize as contaminating. Centerbrook Architects and Planners… developed Hotchkiss Biomass Power Plant, a 16,500-square-foot structure that impresses due to its ingenious architecture and environmentally-friendly features.
The plant burns sustainably harvested wood-chips to heat 85 buildings that
Whether your kitchen is a fixer-upper from decades ago or your laminate countertop and linoleum floor have seen better days, it may be time to modernize your kitchen. With all of the new ideas out on the market from creative uses of colors, modern appliances and innovative materials there is a world of kitchen amenities to bring your kitchen into…