Posts Tagged ‘house’
The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in your house, so it’s important that you enjoy your time in there. People spend many hours everyday in their kitchen, not just cooking or baking, but also socializing.
Whether you prefer a contemporary style kitchen or a more traditional one, there is a perfect kitchen design for you.Simple designs are very popular and are an easy way to change the look of your kitchen.There are many incredible designs that will make your kitchen look fabulous and are easy to achieve. Below are 4 of the best simple kitchen designs.
Black and White
Changing the colour scheme of your kitchen can have a huge effect on the mood and atmosphere of the room, not just the design. One of the most popular contemporary choices is black and white.
A house is the most expensive purchase most of us will ever make in our lifetimes. They are our homes, our castles and our sanctuaries. Generally a measure of success, they regularly form the topic of conversations. These days we have programmes dedicated to them. Some have even set their own world records and below we take a look at some of the best in their full glory.
Most Expensive (Mumbai India)
This title belongs to Anitllia which is a $1 billion property just completed by the richest man in India. The building is a 40,000 sq ft, 27 storey structure which the owner Mukesh Ambanin hopes will be the Taj Mahal of the 21st century. An example surely proving that money can’t buy taste.
Cheapest House (West Bengal India)
While I know some of you love Singapore architecture, this specifically house will make your jaw drop because Aamer Architects created a design that is nothing less than amazing. But like all great things, it’s best to show them than to describe them, so here are some images.
Here’s a brief description from the architects if the curiosity kills you:
Magnificent views towards the city from atop Siglap Hill inspired the design. Master and family room are placed on the third level having the best views.
Living and Dining on the second level, connected with external verandahs / terraces that flow upwards and fold into the roof form with deep overhangs for sufficient shade and channeling the breeze through the whole house.
Two resort style ‘Cabana’ bedrooms are located on the ground level by the pool with a large open/covered terrace for poolside parties. A sculptural metal ‘drum’ anchors the ‘ship’ to the ground and houses the toilet/shower and barbeque pantry.
Lopez Island Residence by David Vandervort Architects
This 1800 sf home is located on a heavily wooded, medium-bank waterfront property on Lopez Island, Washington. The house is carefully sited amidst the existing trees and the existing land form which slopes up to the bank and view. Connections to the outdoors and other features of the property informed the arrangement of space and form. The angle of the living wing corresponds to the bank and creates an embraced outdoor deck area. The house reaches out to the southeast path to the beach, to the gardens further to the east and most importantly to the west and northwest views of the water.
Designed for two families, the house is modeled on traditional Quebec houses that lodged large families and their relatives.
From the architects:
“An out-scaled structure, like the agricultural buildings that surround it, the house is both traditional in its morphology and innovative in its use of materials. Shingled with raw fibre-cement panels on the walls and roof, it is a house beyond the domestic scale, simple and rot-proof, capable of standing the test of time.
The house is striated with bands of horizontal windows, giant louvers that cut the sun at its most powerful, with new points of view at each level. It is protected by its wimple from the hot summer sun and inundated with light in the winter, needing neither air-conditioning nor heating on sunny days.
The interior is in wood, painted or natural, in planks or panels, composed almost exclusively of made-to-measure furniture pieces: