The Light Walls House is a project developed by mA-style Architects… in the city of Toyokawa, Japan. What’s really interesting is that, despite not having windows, the house is uniformly lit, enhancing the feeling of peacefulness. The neat, rectangular-shaped home was designed to take advantage of the natural light, in a less common manner, but hey, we’re in Japan, the
Before you buy your serene, bucolic home nestled among the trees and wildlife of the mountains, there are a few things you should be made aware of. Living in the mountains can be peaceful and magical, but new challenges and difficulties can present themselves. We hope that will enlighten you to both the positive as well as the potentially negative…
…Tetris, the game, reminds me of my childhood. It’s always nice to bump into projects that are somehow related to that period of time. For those of you who don’t know (somehow I doubt it, but still), the game is all about arranging blocks and trying to find the most efficient way to reach your goal, that of saving space.
Envisioned by Goss Visualisations, project Woodpeckers is a visualization for Strom Architects…, soon to be developed in New Forest, Hampshire, England. The residence will serve as a holiday retreat in a rural site with many building restrictions. The result of dealing with all architecture and function-related challenges is “a superstructure is a simple timber frame that will be
This 1950′s semi-detached house located in Silchester Park, Dublin, Ireland needed a small upgrade. The owners wanted to transform a little bit their home into a brighter and more breezy living space, so the team of architects responsible with the project, GKMP Architects…, came up with the following solution: a modern extension to the existing house. Parts of the
From all of the radios produced between the 1930′s and 1940′s, Paul Sanders… finds the ones that have eye-appeal. He restores radios with only the best art deco and mid-century design from the Golden Era of radio. In Paul’s words, “Its not always the most expensive, or the best performing model. Often they came from small companies struggling to compete.
RPR stands for RockPaperRobot…, a company that focuses its attention on home décor objects that tell a story of their own, by fusing art and technology. One of their most innovative “creations” is a wooden Rubik’s Cube-like coffee table named the Float Table. Composed of cubic wooden blocks that are held in equilibrium by a system of tensile steel
This beautiful apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden, with an area of about 82 square meters, occupies the last floor of a traditional building. Its interiors are truly inspiring, with wood playing a major part in the overall design. The layout of the apartment (discovered on Alvhem…) is relatively simple, with the social area on a side, and the two bedrooms
Elisa Strozyk… is a talented German artist. She managed to craft amazing rugs made of dyed wood attached to a textile base, blurring the line between fabrics and hard materials. What she creates is simple and beautiful and it has a great impact upon the viewer: small triangular pieces of wood, in different shades and colours, come to life, forming
…An hour and a half away from Manhattan, there lies this spectacular dream home, called the Beach House. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the house is a place dedicated to relaxation, a sanctuary for the body, mind and soul. It relaxes, disconnects, protects and definitely inspires. Located on a narrow barrier island on the south shore of Long Island, the lovely
If you love the reemergence of Art Deco interiors into your home, you are not alone! Art Deco style is the visual and influential arts & design movement which first emerged in France after World War I. It features touches of French, Egyptian & Mediterranean culture with geometric patterns and often vibrant colors. From the exterior of your home to…
Meet the amazing and dynamic Beach Walk House located on Fire Island, New York, a project designed by SPG Architects…. As you can see, the house’s structure consists of three volumes, each establishing a boundary between the interior areas. The team responsible with the project managed “to create a dynamic composition of three intersecting rectilinear forms, which is rotated
The design collaboration between Hughes Condon Marler and Dub Architects… led to the development of Jasper Place Branch Library, a project recently completed in Edmonton, Canada. The aim of the new construction was to create “a sustainable design to fulfill present and future library needs and uses, to welcome all demographics and to accommodate future reorganizations of the collection and
Located directly at the border between Vienna and Lower Austria, Haus Hainbach was especially designed by MOOSMANN Architects… to serve as a summer retreat. The project features a distinct geometry and a simple layout, as the owners spend their winters in their inner-city penthouse, with no need for elaborate living spaces during their nature getaways. Wood and glass were used
Casa Río Hondo is a fine example of contemporary architecture. The home was designed by a.a.a Almazán y Arquitectos Asociados… in México City, to meet the expectations of the owners, who wanted a house that connects. By connects, I mean a place that brings together people and spaces, a unitary and harmonious living environment, that makes the inhabitants feel more