Archive for the ‘Interior design’ Category

Gorki House in Moscow Russia

May 31st, 2011

Situated to the west of Moscow, Russia is this intriguing contemporary house. The architects positioned the house atop a hill with the intentions of utilizing the views. Since the view looking north wasn’t as good as the rest, they decided to block it off. This gave them the idea of the folding structure, which really gives the house its uniqueness.

If you look closely in the first image you can see the garage goes right into one of the structure folds. This gives me the idea that when I do finally conceptualize my house I’d like to have a garage that you can’t see. The garage door would be flush and of the same color—think Batman’s cave.

Found on Arch Daily
Photography: Yuri Palmin, Anton Nadtochiy


Ray Kappe RK1 Module Home

May 30th, 2011

Ray Kappe is a master architect. His design is very engaging for myself and I would hope for you as well. Ray Kappe worked with Living Homes to create this modular house. On average each module—there are eleven—weights 10,000 pounds and only took eight hours to assemble. The cost of buying one of these homes starts at $590,000. Not bad for such a nice looking place to live.


Choy Residence

May 27th, 2011

It’s really not fair that San Francisco has all of these cool houses. To be able to tour these someday would be a pleasure. Seeing houses in person always puts an even better perspective for the beauty of them. Terry & Terry Architecture refurbished this house into a more modern marvel.

I really like the fact that the roof was designed to collect water run-off and store it in holding tanks for later use. On the north end of the roof there are also photovoltaic solar panels put to use.

Found on Arch Daily
Photography: Ethan Kaplan, Alex Terry


House in Iporanga Sao Paulo

May 23rd, 2011

It seems rare that you get to see the home where an architect actually lives. Fortunately Arthur Casas listed his own home on in his portfolio. The fact that the house lies within the Rain Forest of Sao Paulo, Brazil is just dreamy. The interiors are open to the outside giving the whole home its energy. I imagine the outside sounds are quite amazing as well; the thought alone of sitting outside on the deck is blowing my mind.

Via Modresdes


Cabinet Affinity

May 17th, 2011

I recently saw a cabinet/credenza to die for. A white front panel that hinged down, attached to a wood structure with four small legs angled outward. Unfortunately I didn’t take a picture of it or look for a product signature. All I have is this sketch from memory of it. It was definitely a mix of ’50s design but with modern day materials.

Check out each of these sources for more images and the actual products:
Inmod Calligaris Horizon Cabinet & Domitalia Life Sideboard
27 Estore
Metro Retro

Flowing Lake Residence

May 15th, 2011

Everything about this home brings up a random, undefined wave of nostalgia. Growing up I was never around homes like this, but the surrounding woods look all too familiar. If I was to pick my favorite part about this house I would have to say it would be the use of the dark vertical siding for its color palette. The palette is a really natural reflection of the surrounding trees.

Located in Snohomish, Washington
Architect: David Vandervort Architects

Found via Contemporist


Sustainable Living Innovations

May 12th, 2011

The word sustainable has certainly been abused a lot over the last year. Of course there are still truly great sustainable innovations, but in general I think people have started to question it. This latest find of “sustainable living” is by Collins Woerman. The concept with these apartments is a pre-fabricated living environment that is scalable and modular. Each layout has flexible floor plans that are built in the factory and transported to the location to be built.

The process of building the apartments is streamlined, of high-quality, waste-reduction reduced and moderately sized. From just looking at the images they seem like a pretty solid sell.

Via Inhabitat


Grant Creek Missoula Residence

May 11th, 2011

Wow. Talk about a beautiful home. I’m really feeling the build of the house. I do question the slant of the roof though. Since the house is located in Missoula, Montana you can expect a decent amount of snow in the winter. Since the roof isn’t steep enough for the snow to slide off, someone would need to be shoveling it.

If you’ve never been to Missoula before you should check it out, or Montana for that matter. It’s been quite some time since I’ve been there and I can only recall a few things. I must be due for a visit.

Architects: Heliotrope Architects
Photography: Lara Swimmer


Matryoshka House

May 9th, 2011

If you have a minute head over to David Jameson’s architecture portfolio. There are several projects on his site that are outstanding. I came across this house by way of The Contemporist. As you can imagine, the first thing that pulled me in were the rectangular forms nested within one another. At the core of the house is a suspended meditation/lounge chamber. Did you see the small, alternating stair set leading up into the chamber? Rather interesting—curious how often someone would trip on it or if its not even an issue.


Willapa Bay House

May 2nd, 2011

The Willapa Bay House is a seasonal home facing Willapa Bay in southwest Washington. The house sits comfortably above the tidal wetlands without providing much harm to the environment. A deck wraps around the house allowing you to walk around the house or even to relax—what I would be using it for.

Designed by Allied Works

Suncrest Residence

April 29th, 2011

Located on Orcas Island in Washington, this residence embodies northwest modern architecture in one swoop. Heliotrope Architects built this house around a large rock outcrop amongst doug fir and pacific madrone trees. The long, narrow home allows every room to have a view of the water.

Photography: Sean Airhart & Ben Benschnieder

Via Abduzeedo / Contemporist


Dutchess County Guest House

April 28th, 2011

Over the next week we’ll be seeing some great architecture by Allied Works. They are a 40-person team with offices in Portland, Oregon and New York City.

The Dutchess County guest house sits on 350 acres of rolling hills and hardwood forest in New York. The 1300 sqft, two-bedroom house provides the an intimate stay. To reach it you walk down a long path through the woods from the main house.


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