Archive for the ‘Interior design’ Category

The House Among Trees

April 21st, 2011

Martín Fernández de Lema and Nicolás F. Moreno Deutsch designed this house among trees in Mar Azul, Buenos Aires, Argentina. I posted it a while back on ISO50 and felt it needed a second debut.

Local construction codes of Mar Azul, Beunos Aires restrict the removal of trees so instead of relocating the house, the architects decided to build the house around them. Resulting in a beautifully designed, spacious house that is seemingly the perfect spring or summertime residence.


The Hiller Residence

April 21st, 2011

Arizona based architect, Michael P. Johnson, designed this 1,948-square-foot home in Winter Park, Colorado for a client who had recently relocated from New York. The home is cantilevered over a ravine which allows for a great view of the surrounding forest.


Santa Lucia Mountain House

April 15th, 2011

This house is set in the Santa Lucia Mountains near Carmel, California and was designed by San Francisco based firm Feldman Architecture. The house is partially sunk into the ground to help lessen its visual impact.

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Cole Valley Hillside Residence

April 12th, 2011

Resting on the hillside of San Francisco’s Cole Valley, this residence is a revitalization of a 1930’s home into a more relaxing, modern masterpiece. It sits at the end of a cul-de-sac where the first thing you see while approaching is an exceptional use of planked wood siding and black steel.

Architects: John Maniscalco Architecture


Sugar Bowl Residence

April 10th, 2011

The Sugar Bowl Residence by John Maniscalco Architecture is an exquisite design balanced between modern and the comfort of a warm mountain home. Surprisingly this home is located in Norden, California where it sees up to 8-9 feet of snow during the winter. To help keep the snow from piling up aside the house, the whole structure is perched on a concrete slab.

Materials used in this house include walnut (fir also but not mentioned), concrete and steel.

Via Contemporist


Concrete Cabinet

March 31st, 2011

The rounded corners of this concrete cabinet are beautiful. Like I’ve said in the past, when concrete and wood come together it’s magic. The only two things I have questions about with this design would be: how do you open the drawers and how heavy does it weigh?

Update: The cabinet has slide out drawers and not magnetic.

North on Sixty Woodworking

March 23rd, 2011

North on Sixty is a woodworking studio that focuses on building great products using environmentally sound materials. The wood used is taken from barns, farmhouses, warehouses, factories, plane hangars and bridges from around the North on Sixty shop.


Kaufmann Desert House

March 18th, 2011

The Kaufmann residence was designed for Edgar J. Kaufmann in 1946 by architect Richard Neutra. Kaufmann was a prominent businessman and the owner of two of the most recognized American architectural masterpieces; the Fallingwater house and this house (Kaufmann Desert house).

Via Design for Men


Chillmark Guest House

March 15th, 2011

This 800 square foot guess cabin was designed by Charles Rose Architects in Massachusetts. The house has two bedrooms each accompanied by a bathroom and a common kitchen/dining area. Stone, copper, cedar and fir were used on the exterior of the home while cork, mahogany and teak were used for the interior. This combination executes a color palette reflective of the surrounding area as well as adding a mid-century flavor.


San Francisco Ludwig Penthouse

February 15th, 2011

As my search continues for a new place to live, I’m constantly being reminded of how stunning these apartments are by Architect Craig Steely. This apartment is located in the penthouse of a high-rise concrete building on Aquatic Park. The materials used are clear and etched 1/2″ glass, slabs of Black walnut, hand made mosaic tile walls, and gun blued steel.

Check out this other San Francisco apartment by Craig Steely.


San Francisco Carr Apartment

February 14th, 2011

Architect Craig Steely has done an outstanding job renovating this high-rise loft apartment/penthouse. His inspiration came from mood of 70’s space rock and ambient music artists such as Cluster, Brian Eno and Michael Rother. This is really evident in the floor to ceiling ambient light installation on one side of the main living area. The light wall displays videos that are slowed down and each pixel is paired to a 2 inch LED behind the wall. This is what creates the large 8-bit-like pattern. Not only is this light wall really great, but the view is quite possibly one of the best in all of San Francisco. In the picture below you can see Alcatraz Island and the surrounding bay.

Considering that I’m currently in the process of relocating, it doesn’t help to be looking at such amazing apartments like these—the time will come though.


The Eames Lounge Chair: An Icon of Modern Design

February 11th, 2011

Late last year I stopped by Design Within Reach to check out one of these beauties. Talk about a chair sent straight out of heaven! Not only was I blown away by the comfort, but also by how well designed it is. In this book it really shows the Eames Lounger as a timeless beauty and the stories behind it.

In the book Charles Eames is asked to explain the chair. One of his quotes was that the chair needs to have “the warm receptive look of a well-worn first baseman’s mitt.” This to me is really what an older Eames lounger resembles and of course with some things, they just get better with age.

The book is definitely worth checking out and can be purchased through Amazon. More information about the book below:

The Eames Lounge Chair: An Icon of Modern Design, by Pat Kirkham,
Thomas Hine, David Hanks, Martin Eidelberg, Hardcover
Published by, BIS Publishers
ISBN: 9789063691356

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