Posts Tagged ‘design’
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Designer: White Webb
Featured in: Apartment Life: A Jewel of an Alcove Studio
Metropolitan Home, September 2009
In the master suite, a vintage 1980s Marimekko fabric by Fujiwo Ishimoto hangs on the wall of a closet separating the sleeping area from the bathroom. Furniture includes a custom bed and Peekaboo nesting tables from CB2. Donna Gorman designed the pillow fabrics; the bedspread is a reissued 1950s Marimekko fabric by Finnish designer Maija Isola; Tolomeo sconces are from Artimede.
Greenhouse design principles are becoming increasingly integrated with home solar heating strategies, the heat of the sun drawn in through expansive windows and then trapped within super-insulated interiors. This particular greenhouse building also references the aesthetics of its inspiration, with glass on all sides selectively shielded by interior layers where privacy is desired.
Shaped and structured like an industrial greenhouse, this design by architects Verdickt & Verdickt features exposed steel supports, broadly spaced windows and a barn-shaped a-frame configuration all very evident from the exterior. Once inside, however, modern furniture, clean lines, and white walls and ceilings contrasted with black floors and granite countertops all give this a sleek minimalist look
In some ways, the interior design aesthetic is a natural extension of the bare-bones exterior but is nonetheless a radical departure from what one expects to find within a greenhouse. Because it is constructed using prefabricated metal parts and standard industrial-sized windows this home was also relatively inexpensive to construct (as well as being cheap to heat of course).
You probably never thought about bathroom furniture as being able to have personality. We thing these sinks are special. The products come from Amin Design, a “fresh and young team that strives for excellence in Design”. If you visit their site you will see that bathroom furniture is not all that they are intersted in. Their project are quite various and all of them really interesting. These unusual shaped vessels however seem to really stand out. With unexpected curves and an overall asymmetrical shape, they have come a long way from our universal idea of a bathroom sink. You can place one in your bathroom for a stylish touch, but they truly go better in pairs. – via Trendir
A cozy sofa is what you’re really looking forward to seeing when you come home after a long and hard day. These cool sofa designs by Italian furniture company Riva offer the perfect blend of fashion and function. The Patmos sofas feature wood-panel inserts set between soft, full-grain leather, adding a convenient surface and a rustic-chic look to otherwise minimalist, contemporary pieces. And further connecting design with nature, just imagine this gorgeous sofa next to that large window in the living room or den, where nature is yours to experience both indoors and out. The base of the sofa and pouf is made of natural iron, also available in a sleek, chrome finish. This cozy sofa is versatile, available in a number of configurations and dimension to suit your space and style, or have it custom-sized to your specifications. Check out these cool sofa designs at Riva.
Our friends at Wallflower Architecture, just finished one of their masterpieces in Singapore. Some info about the location, concept, and the actual project:
Project Title: Enclosed Open House
Location: Six Ramsgate, Singapore
Site Area: 1200 sqm
Built-In Area: 855 sqm
Architecture firm: Wallflower Architecture + Design
Architect: Robin Tan
Design Team: Robin Tan, Cecil Chee & Sean Zheng
Photographer: Albert Lim (Please credit photographer)
Singapore architects, Wallflower Architecture + Design creates tangible space amidst urban density.
The client’s desire for the home to have a perception of substantial private space has resulted in the development of a spatial program that internalizes spaces such as pools and gardens normally regarded as external to the envelope of the house. By zoning spaces such as the bedrooms and servants’ quarters on alternative levels, i.e. 2nd storey and basement levels, the ground plane is freed from walls that would have been required if public and private programs were interlaced on the same plane.