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…
Have you started planning your summer getaway? Today we would like to get you in a relaxed, holiday mood by sharing some photos captured at Qualia…, a resort located on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef region in Australia. The Hamilton Island retreat offers an array of luxury accommodation units in the shape of secluded pavilions, each with
We have a soft spot for unthinkable objects used in recycling projects. This Giant Lipstick by artist Agne Kisonaite of Agne Art… is an installation made it out of 5000+ used lipstick tubes, measuring a height of 2.5 meters and an overall weight of 200 kilograms. As you can see in the photos below, its size is truly impressive and
This 300 square meter house envisioned by Roland Stanczyk is located in a gated community 20 kilometers away from the center of Warsaw, Poland. Interior space division was rearranged in cooperation with design studio APA Kuryłowicz …before the house was built. Ground floor creates one open space. Entrance hall is separated from the living room by a glass wall. Tall
We like the sophisticated design style displayed in the newest residential project defined by Toby Long Design and Cipriani Studios Design… in Burlingame, California. The cladding tiles work wonderfully with the wood and the concrete, creating a unique and modern home. The house is warm and welcoming, characterised by transparence and breeziness. Explore the lush vegetation, that surrounds this Burlingame
Make your home today the home of tomorrow is the brand commitment made by SONTE…, who launched a futuristic solution for replacing natural shade with digitally controlled lighting. The system consists of a smart film which can go from transparent to non-transparent in less than a second. How does this apply to home design? Well… the film can be