Hal Ingberg, architect and artist, is well known for his installations with colored and reflective glass. He had to create a dynamic piece of public art in the National Capital Region of Canada, entitled Papa . The structure is composed out of colored glass panels that light up an interesting intersectin.
From Inberg himself:
My hope is that Papa will enable residents and visitors to share a dynamic experience at both the scale of the automobile and that of the individual- a visual happening that if only momentarily, returns us to a child’s capacity for wonder.
Minimalist Interiors For The Contemporary Home
Minimalist is much more than a form of home decor; it is a way of life. Often people find it very difficult to understand or appreciate the charm of a home decorated in a minimalist way. That is because unless you are yourself inclined to the minimalist way of life or are at least favorably influenced by its ideas the value of this form of decoration is hard to comprehend. However, a person who has an appreciation for clean lines and an uncluttered environment can thrive in this form of decor.
Minimalism is a State of Mind
Minimalist interiors are all about maintaining order in your home amidst all the chaos around you. Minimalism in the strictest terms means stripping down to the bare essentials and having things for the sole purpose of using them. However, modern minimalism is a slightly relaxed version of this ‘have because it exists’ theory. It allows for you to create an oasis of calm and order while still maintaining a few personal touches and pieces that can be the focal point of the rest of your house.
Bathroom. What a cool place, right? You get clean in there, relax, and probably fall asleep in there too sometimes. I know a lot of people that love to spend time in their bathrooms, so this is one of the most important rooms in your house. (you can argue if you don’t agree)
Since is almost the middle of the year, we figured you will want to get an idea about the trends in bathroom design. So here are our top favorites. Enjoy, and leave a comment if you have an opinion about them.
“Hi, we’d like you to decorate our house! You know, chose the colors for the painting, probably some wallpaper, tiling, whatever you feel it could look nice. Also, if you can create that feeling of “home” it would be great. Uhm, and one other thing … we want our bedroom to have a unique contemporary touch. Think you can help us?”
so I said: “Yeah, I can help you, but my services are a bit pricey… why don’t I give you some tips so you can manage the work by yourselves?”
Located in Brisbane, Australia, the house called Stonehawke House, is the creation of the Base Architecture team, and is a happy mix of texture, color, texture and shape. The surroundings of the house find their corespondents in the materials used on the facades.
Architects: Base Architecture / Shawn Godwin
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Interior Designer: Base Architecture / Natalie Godwin
Project Area: 290 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Christopher Frederick Jones
With such organic and raw materials in the natural surrounds of sandstone rockwork and various species of native tall trees it was important to reflect this in the form and materiality of the houses’ looks.
With this language the cladding and structure has been represented accordingly with rough sawn stained plywood, galvanised steel and combinations of horizontal and vertical sections mimicking the tree forms.