Archive for the ‘Interior design’ Category

Modern Timisoara Residence

November 24th, 2011



Architect Mihai M. Tudose created this beautiful modern home in Timisoara, Romania. Tudose designed the house to be practical—the interior is simple by modern design aesthetics. As the architect mentions in a brief statement, we all know how easy it is for modern design to start to feel “cold”. However, this house does a great job of doing just the opposite.

Found on Freshome

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Galvani House by Christian Pottgiesser

November 4th, 2011



Architect Christian Pottgiesser transformed a pre-existing three story mansion in Paris, France into a much more interesting space powered by angles and a slight mid-century modern feel. The new house consisted of six spaces: entrance, cooking/eating/light, hosting/light, hosting/not being seen/light/garden, watching movies with friends, car. The urban garden serves as the upper skin of the concrete surface, containing the kitchen, dining area and garage. These are lit by two patios, jotting through the surface.

The power of three dimensional design proofed its right in a single amorph surface that structures all these complex demands. Linking the doorstep of the old building and the new entrance it stretches, curves and bends, adapting to the program beneath, above and in face of it. From the street it’s acting in stealth mode, where the only element drawing attention is the few hundred tons weighing brick block, hovering above the garden and two glass walls, pierced by a preserved lime tree.

Found on Arch Daily

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Menlo Park Bal House

October 30th, 2011



Terry & Terry Architects transformed a once mid-century ranch house into a very attractive 2,000 square foot residence in Menlo Park near San Francisco. The home was designed for a retired couple who wanted an open and accessible floor plan. Many of the rooms have floor to ceiling windows that allow the outside to feel a part of the home.

Terry & Terry Architects has been on the blog once before, but this house takes the cake.

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Converted Australian Warehouse

October 25th, 2011



An old warehouse converted into a home? This looks unreal! The architects did an absolutely stunning job turning the warehouse into a very welcoming home with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a very cool looking heated indoor pool. Aside from the pool, the home also has an wide open upstairs with more rooms and a theater. All of this could be yours if you move to Surry Hills in Sydney, Australia.

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New Zealand Under Pohutukawa Residence

October 23rd, 2011



The Pohutukawa tree is found in New Zealand and its crimson flower has long been part of the Christmas tradition. The house received its name because of its location around a dense Pohutukawa grove near the beach. The architects did an outstanding job mirroring the interior design, materials and the structure of the house to the complex form of the surrounding Pohutukawa trees.

Shared via Fresh Home / Photos by Patrick Reynolds

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Pantone Chair & Christmas Ornaments

October 21st, 2011



Nearly anything Pantone is awesome. These chairs and ornaments are no exception. The chairs come in an assortment of colors and are surprisingly comfortable to sit in. Sure they aren’t as comfortable as your Aeron, but they would make great corner of the room or conference table chairs.

The christmas tree ornaments are made of glass and also come in an assortment of colors. The only place I’ve seen them available so far is from Seletti. The chairs can be purchased here

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Park City Luxury Mountain home

October 20th, 2011



Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects designed this enormous 13,000 sq. ft. luxury home just outside of Park City, Utah. The first thing I noticed about the house is that it fits nicely in the surrounding environment. The material selection of wood, concrete, rock crops and glass also give it that up-to-date look while also maintaining a stem of ruggedness.

The home is/was for sale for a hefty $9.8 million. Also did you notice the 25-meter lap pool with infinity-edge style end cap?

Via Trendir / Photos by Nic Lehoux

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33rd Street Oceanside Malibu Residence

October 6th, 2011



Houses in Malibu are intriguing. To live that close to the ocean and hear the roar of the waves throughout the day while there is a perfectly lit sky above you for the majority of the year. It’s charming and it does pull you in like quicksand.

The architects Rockefeller Partners took the 420 sq. meter lot and designed the home accordingly. The contemporary design contrasts with the surrounding houses as if sitting amongst several ugly ducklings.

Shared via Fresh Home

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Menlo Park 2 Bar House

October 5th, 2011




Feldman Architecture designed this house for a family in Menlo Park, California. The goal of the house was to have a cost-conscious design and consistent from indoor to outdoor implementation of environmentally friendly materials. On the second story of the house, the space can be opened up by sliding slat doors.

Photos by Joe Fletcher

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Australian Flipped House

September 19th, 2011



Australian based architecture firm MCK Architects, dubbed this home the “Flipped House” for the reason that they’d literally flipped the original house plan and outdoor elements to create a more systematic cohesion of the interior and exterior. The original home was built in the 1960′s but was dated. Some of the original fixtures still remain in use in this new version.

Found on Arch Daily / photography by Willem Rethmeier

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Unusual Modern Seattle Leschi Area Home

September 12th, 2011



The exterior of this home—located in the Leschi area of Seattle—feels reminiscent of the bunkers from Jurassic Park. The angled garage hangers, tall glass windows and the landscaping mingling with the concrete all contribute to this very strange feel.

The interior of the house is intriguing. When inside, we’re welcomed by modern appliances and spacious rooms. The upper levels of the home have large windows allowing for views of Lake Washington. I believe the home recently sold for $1,295,000.

Found on Fresh Home

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John Mayer’s New York City Apartment

September 6th, 2011



Prior to seeing the apartment of the great musician John Mayer, I had envisioned it as a humble, brick-walled abode with guitars everywhere. How refreshing it was to see mutual tastes of contemporary interior design reflected in his home.

“It’s intentional that there’s not a lot of music gear here. I can be a person, not a musician, in this apartment.” — John Mayer

The apartment is 2,500 square feet and located in New York City’s SoHo district. It was originally designed by Italian fashion designer, Giorgio Armani for the reason that John wanted to “feel the same way as he does in Mr. Armani’s suits.” If you note in the first image you’ll see one of the icons used in the 1972 Munich Olympic games (very much wish that was an original and not a random rendition).

Photographs by Simon Upton via Elle Decor

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