RES4… designed the second home of a young mother and her son who live in Manhattan, nearby the lake, away from the city rush, a pavilion-like house. The brand new Lake Iosco, sited in Bloomingdale (New Jersey), brings down Manhattan pressure to enrich life with full openness and all out fabled comfort. The two-storey rectangular-shaped haven (envisioned as a “pavilion”,
The Running Wall residence in Kerala, India by LIJO RENY Architects… is built more as a fort house that reminds us of the Great Wall of China. The residence looks more as a stone wall that extends towards the yard and continues all the way to the building. This contemporary house explores the potential of spatial diversity and features different
In recent years the ability to renovate and give life to old warehouses, barns, and industrial buildings has taken the design world by storm. From rustic exposed finishes and structural elements to industrial inspired lighting fixtures, there is no doubt that industrial details are here to stay. The appeal of bringing back a design age that focused on manufacturing, mechanical
House LS is a project completed by dmvA… in Wemmel, Belgium, clean-lined residence. The project consists of a neat structure with a triangular-shaped roof, a spacious living room opening to the courtyard, a swimming pool and impressive green areas surrounding the dwelling. The outskirts of Brussels (including Wemmel) are well known for their green landscape. The upper class has comfortably
We recently received an e-mail from Miles Kemp, presenting us a new way to create virtual reality models you can walk in using your own 3D design files. Spacemaker VR… allows designers and architects everywhere to feel what it’s like walking through their designs throughout the design process. Spacemaker was made for traveling, using as an everyday design tool, and
Discovered by Freshome on Flodeau, the “Pod Luxe” pendant light by Loz Abberton is handmade with great care and talent, combining ancient craft with Australian leather, the result being a work of art in itself. Inspired by nature and designed through old traditions, the appealing and ingenious pendant light borrows its shape from the reticulated tunic of corm.
For years, the guys at Deckstool… have been salvaging broken skateboards and crafting them into their funky, yet clean-lined benches, stools, and tables. Over that time they have recycled tons of skateboards, but have also collected many smaller pieces that could not be used for furniture. This surplus of colorful, recycled skateboard scrap and the need to do something
A beautifully crafted addition to the city of steel, the Emerald Floating Glass House is one of those houses that cannot simply pass un-noticed. “Located on Pittsburgh’s South Side slopes, it floats above the owner’s glass manufacturing facility like a foreman’s shack”. Imposing and uncanny, the house built on top of the Emerald Art Glass factory by FISHER ARCHitecture… was
…Completed by Leicht in Ahlen, Germany, this private two-storey modern private house displays a distinctive interior, highlighting the clear contrast of black and white, in order to achieve an interesting effect. This combination is widely spread in nature, being well defined and tangible. It appears structured, clean and last, but not least, balanced. In this particular case, the team responsible
With an impressive interior, this Swedish loft located in the attic of an old house dating from the beginning of the 20th century (Kungsholmen, Stockholm) is now for sale…. You can purchase it for a staggering price of $2.5 million. Exuding coziness, the apartment is the perfect choice for those in search of a home in one of Europe’s
What’s a passive house anyway?
If you don’t know what a ‘Passive House’ is you’re in good company, most people haven’t. Passive Houses are essentially buildings which use very little energy for heating and cooling, whilst also providing a high level of comfort. If I were to describe Passive Houses in a few words it would be ‘Exceptionally energy efficient,…
Displaying an original contemporary architecture, the 33rd Avenue house is an elongated residence located in Denver’s LoHi neighborhood, in Colorado, USA. Meridian 105 Architecture… had to come up with a creative plan for minimizing the effects of heavy traffic in the area and the salvaging idea was to raise the entire first floor of the project to nearly six inches
…The word Ombre is derived from the French word ombrer which means to shade. Ombrer, translated from the Italian ombrare and umbra, literally means ” to shade or shadow.” Its current definition, “having colors that shade into each other – used especially of fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark.” Merriam Webster Dictionary. As we talk
Interested in adding a focal point to your cooking area? These Glass Splashbacks… may not rank high in practicability in the kitchen, but they are highly modern and aesthetically intriguing. The most appealing thing about these designs is that you can choose any color or shape possible and have any image you choose printed directly onto the glass, to really
Located in a former soap factory, in the centre of Milan, this warm and comfortable loft is destined for both, business and leisure. The project was designed by Frederic Gooris… (industrial designer) in collaboration with Werner Silvestri (architect). Its striking simplicity and the uncluttered atmosphere highlight the idea of (indoor) freedom. Undoubtably, this is the type of dwelling that makes