Archive for the ‘Interior design’ Category

Barra Funda Apartment

August 26th, 2011

Kwartet Arquitetura was hired at the time of this apartment complex was being built, to design the interior of one of the apartments. The complex is located in a residential neighborhood in Sao Paulo.

Words from the architects:

We rearranged the master bedroom and closet in order to create a unique and cozy area; the owners are a young couple that travel a lot and want to have kids, so because of that, we decided to keep the other two rooms. One of them would be used as a home office. In the living room we created a “travel corner”, the most important feature, where they can display all the gadgets they bring from their trips.

We specified the finishes and design all the woodwork. We also design the upper door trim higher, up to the ceiling, to create a sensation of a higher ceiling. The Tauari flooring and the wood home theater panel provides a warm atmosphere contrasting with the bright yellow bar table and gray buffet lacquer.

The headboard was built with eight MDF panels upholstered with linen and sconces fixed on the surface. The white and golden petit poa wallpaper and the dark blinds dress the room.


Plant Wall Paradise

August 18th, 2011

Aside from a selection of Herman Miller chairs that will assist in occupying space in my dream home, I can assure you that plant-walls will as well. Having plants in your home is a form of inspiration; a living thing that inspires you, provides you oxygen and doesn’t talk all the time.

Unfortunately the cost of the plants and irrigation system for the wall is fairly expensive. I’ll go ahead and tack this one on the wish list.


Pine Forest Cabin

August 17th, 2011

Two concrete walls cradle this cabin as it cantilevers over a hillside in Winthrop, Washington. The architects on the project, Balance Associates, designed it this way to minimize the impact on the surrounding land. The inner space of the cabin has a medium modern design that, to my taste, could be modernized even more. Regardless I would still live in it and I’d very much like to build my own—how much does it cost again?


Australian Kew House

August 10th, 2011

Vibe Design Group aimed to embody the 1950s and 1960s modernist style into this house. The spaced timber battens for the outer walls and on the underside of the roof’s overhang give the house uniqueness. The house is just beautiful; they even managed to get some Barcelona chairs for downstairs.

Found on Contemporist


Apolo 11 House in Santiago Chile

July 24th, 2011

Aside from this house being naturally beautiful because of its placement in a grove of elm trees, the structure of the house really pulls together the idea of transparent-to-nature modern living. Inside the house it feels warm like a cabin. A cabin that you’d retreat to for a weekend and have several cups of hot cocoa while sitting on the couch conversing. Unfortunately for myself this would be a distant vacation cabin because of its La Reina, Santiago, Chile location.

Designed by Parra + Edwards Architects
Photography by Rodrigo Avilés


Tokyo Green Restaurant

July 20th, 2011

Surprisingly this interior space is a restaurant based in Tokyo, Japan. At first glance it looked more like a very well designed interior of a home. The architecture and interior firm Sinato designed this 1,200 sq.ft space to feel natural, intimate and that feels refreshing. Perhaps the most enjoying part is the subdued color palette created by the wood structures and the luscious green plants.

Found on The Cool Hunter

Vitra Living Towers by Verner Panton

July 18th, 2011

Verner Panton’s ideas were all quite extreme but in all rather comforting. This chair titled Living Towers uses three dimensions of a room. The organic shape is able to be used at four different levels.

In Panton’s work he believed in an importance to seek harmony between the people and their surroundings. This chair brought that together and was produced by Vitra in 1969. It is made out of a wooden frame with an upholstery covering the foam padding.

6 ft. 6.8 in. Tall
26.5 in. Deep
6 ft. 6.8 in. Wide/Length

Wieden + Kennedy Portland Oregon Office

July 17th, 2011

International advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy transformed an abandoned warehouse into their new world headquarters. The office holds several hundred employees and multiple organizations. The building was redesigned by Allied Works, a Portland architecture firm.

Allied Works renovated the building with a new concrete interior and multiple new storys. The existing timber-frame structure was also renovated and helped push the accenting of wood structures throughout the interior of the building. If you ever get a chance to tour the office, do it. There are neat specialties throughout the office. Perhaps the most unique being “The Nest”.


Temporary Italian Fincube

July 13th, 2011

Sustainable and transportable houses are increasingly popular. The temporary Fincube house is entirely made of local wood from the land and minimizes its CO2 footprint by using long-lasting and recyclable materials. The Fincube also moves to different locations after a certain period of time which gives the previous house location a chance to replenish. Did I mention that it’s in Italy as well?

Found on Architonic


The Hug Chair by Gabriella Asztalos

July 10th, 2011

Chairs like this Hug Chair—designed by Gabriella Asztalos—remind me of Vernor Panton’s work. However, the design of this chair takes a more contemporary approach with the use of fiberglass, steel and white leather. The chair itself really hugs you as you sit in it. Now all they need in addition is a sound proof enclosure.

Skate Study House

July 6th, 2011

As a skateboarder and bmx rider growing up and having built ramps in my parents’ basement, I can really appreciate what was done with this house. Ever since coming across previous houses with transition-like walls I’ve really wished someone would progress an interiors design further.

The house installation was created by Gil Le Bon De Lapointe and Pierre André Senizergues.

Found on Witness This

Canadian Glass House

July 5th, 2011

This kidney-shaped Glass House was designed by Canadian architect Andrew Reeves. The house is built between parking lot and a 40 foot drop to one side. The north-facing glass wall allowed for a large amount of light to stream in, warming the houses interior.

Found on Trendir


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