Kloof 151 project is a three storey building with parking envisioned and implemented by SAOTA… in Cape Town, South Africa. The large entrance to the basement allows for direct sunlight and a pleasantly warm entrance to the house. At the ground floor, the main living room enjoys a fantastic position overlooking Clifton. The majority of the living levels – including
Now that the summer is getting away from us, your lawn is under attack from the hot summer sun, insects, and of course foot traffic from entertaining guests and kids playing. While the summer may be ending in a few months, your lawn still has many more months of looking beautiful. Whether you have a sprawling estate with extensive landscaping…
We highly appreciate the redesign of this building in Germany, the result of a fruitful collaboration between Güth & Braun Architekten and DYNAMO Studio…. The Pünktchen project consisted in adding a modern twist to a neoclassic house from mid 19th century, despite its decadent state: “The drive to bring back to life lingering and latent qualities by complementing them
A sensual home is one that is relaxing and comfortable. It is inviting, welcoming, with an air of sophistication and maturity. A sensual home is one where you feel as though you can manage to escape the daily grind of today’s hectic world. If your home is filled with children and teenagers you may think to yourself that your home
…A relaxed environment has the power to influence your mood in a positive way. If the house you live in exhales tranquility and relaxation, if it makes you feel comfortable and blissful, if it looks bright, uncluttered and lively, then that house is a true home, warm and welcoming and no matter where you end up going, you will always
With a wonderful and relaxing view, the house at Zimmerberg Bottom is a residential project designed by Rossetti + Wyss Architekten… in the region of Lake Zürich. The house, situated on slightly sloping site, frames the views of the Alps and of course, the lake. Each view is worth a thousand words. “The construction is defined by a guide wall
Technology can dominate dining in a negative way. When groups of people eat together, mobile phones can often become unwelcome guests. Checking for updates, sending messages and answering calls can be an annoying distraction during a meal. Zip It Tablecloth is part of a collection which highlights and addresses this issue, while celebrating the ritual of dining with others.
Yoshihiro Yamamoto, manager of Osaka-based architecture office YYAA… sent us photos and information about Danchi Hutch, a modern residence the team recently completed in Kyoto. This house was especially designed for a craftsman and his mother, who had previously lived in a small apartment in the same area: “Danchi is a notorious Japanese housing complex. Since it is too narrow,
Joseph Family is a set of three coffee tables, in solid French oak, envisioned by the creative team at WEWOOD Design Center…. Using a contemporary design, of retro inspiration, Joseph has a simple geometry, mixing function, timeless aesthetics, sophistication and pure forms to highlight the matter. The tables can be used in a modern or traditional scheme, together or
One of the strongest trends nowadays, in the world of design, focuses on sustainability. I find it very curious and exciting to see the world more engaged towards environmentally-friendly approaches. The designers’ attempt to establish a proper dialogue between man and the environment is also gratifying. We had a few talks with the British designer, Ben Lord from Pod Space…
The Sibley Wood is a residential project in Bellevue, Washington designed by Chesmore | Buck Architecture…. The modern house, nicely decorated, meets the expectations of the clients, a young family in search of a cozy, inspiring home. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame surrounding views and allow the sun to flood the interior with warmth. Earthy tones of colour enrich the décor
Luxe design focuses the art of living well offering affluent, sophisticated homeowners quality design and high end products. Most luxury products are out of the financial realm of possibility for the majority of the population, but there are ways to create the look of Luxe for less. The truth of the matter is that we all want to and strive
…After several incomplete renovations, the Hawthorn project became a serious matter. ”The task was two fold, firstly to consolidate and reinstate the existing heritage parts and secondly to create a new architectural language that would transform the rear and become the soul of the new indoor and outdoor living areas.” To get a better understanding of this project and how
Geometry was the starting point for this modern project in Valencia, Spain, designed by Ramon Esteve Studio…; “The concept was born from the trapezoidal shape of the plot, located in a residential area. The vegetation is a dense element of edge. That is the reason why the house is proposed like a volume where focusing views becomes especially important”.
The new DIODER LED battery-operated lamp… from IKEA answers a basic need when it comes to modern living: illuminating storage spaces, particularly drawers and cabinets. Unobtrusive and elegantly designed, the strip of light comes on automatically when you open the drawer and goes off when you close it. Moreover, the LED light source is said to consume up to 85%