Archive for the ‘Designer Homes’ Category

December 17, 2012

B&N House by A-cero Studio

Spanish studio A-cero designed the B&N House project. The architects ave turned an existing house into a contemporary two-story home in Madrid, Spain. A-cero designed almost every single detail: from the unusual structure, to the interior beams and panels adorning the living area and the furniture that blends chromatically with the whole house concept. Everything respects a very modern line, even the bedrooms which are designed to be a little bit warmer than the rest of the house.

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December 13, 2012

Modern Home in Melbourne

The Block House, located in Melbourne, Australia, is a residential project with strong industrial elements, completed by Taylor Reynolds. The place exhales elegance and the excellent choice of neutral colours reveals a minimalist grace and a refined contemporary design.

The Era Coffee Tables and Erik Chairs from Camerich as well as the Return Bench from Gus are all available from Hold It Contemporary Home. Obviously, great minds think alike!

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November 29, 2012

Lemperle Residence by Jonathan Segal

Architect Jonathan Segal designed the Lemperle Residence on a pie shaped oceanfront lot in La Jolla, California. Read more …

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October 04, 2012

Slip House by Carl Turner Architects

Slip House was designed as an adaptable prototype for learning about sustainable design, as well as ways to build affordable homes. Designed by Carl Turner Architects, the design is made up of three stacked boxes that are “slipped” (cantilevered). The top floor, which houses the living area and rooftop access, is covered in milky glass sheets that also extend up above the roof to create the deck.

This design also happens to be one of the most energy efficient houses that has been built in the UK, with numerous green additions to the structure including: solar-assisted ground source heat pump, photovoltaics, a wildflower roof, and rainwater harvesting.

Source: Design Milk

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September 29, 2012

Modern Dwell House Numbers

Great River Company’s modern house numbers are made from recycled 3/8″ thick architectural grade aluminum and come with a brushed finish and clear protective coating to help withstand extreme weather conditions. Custom fonts and orders are also available!

Source: 2Modern

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September 10, 2012

Reclaimed Residences

Aging barns are often left to simply deteriorate, but in their dramatic A-frame silhouettes and wide-open simplicity, some architects see the potential for a transformation into a modern, livable residential space. Dutch architecture practice Kwint Architecten integrated the remains of an existing structure into a new Wood-Slatted Barn Home with a traditional gabled roof, preserving its history while giving it a greater purpose.

Source: Web Urbanist

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August 19, 2012

Frank Gehry Makes It Right

New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward rebuilding effort, Make It Right, has a lot star power associated with it, including Los Angeles architect Frank Gehry.

The cement siding (painted Teacup Rose on one half, Lily Lilac on the other) is decay resistant, low maintenance, and made of recycled materials.

Gehry stated, “I wanted to make a house that I would like to live in and one that responded to the history, vernacular and climate of New Orleans. I love the colors that the homeowner chose. I could not have done it better.”

Source: Apartment Therapy


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August 12, 2012

Lisbon Palace Becomes Luxurious Hostel

Visitors to Lisbon can now spend the night in the former Swiss Ambassador’s luxe mansion — on the cheap! The Independente Hostel and Suites transformed the historic Bairro Alto estate into an affordable dormitory suitable for travelers of all ages and budgets. A seamless combination of historic architecture and interiors with thrifty travel, this is one European hot spot not to be missed. The Independente gives travelers on a budget a unique taste of both worlds, with the luxurious atmosphere of a palace but at hostel prices.

Source: Inhabitat

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May 19, 2012

Switch Box in House

All the rooms of this renovated Tokyo house by Japanese studio Naf Architect & Design are connected to a wooden box at its centre. The architects liken this connecting room to an electrical switch box. It contains staircases leading up and down, an entrance from the house into the client’s chiropractic surgery and a small seating area. Narrow grooves between each of the wooden slats let light filter inside and provide space for hanging picture hooks. The living and dining room is located on the first floor just above, where the the roof of the box forms the surface of a kitchen worktop.

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April 01, 2012

Sustainability and the Importance of Sharing

Seattle based Olson Kundig Architects is widely considered to be one of the best architectural firms in North America and they have won over 100 awards from organizations around the world. When looking at designs, one is convinced that each project is a masterpiece of a singular vision, but Olsen Kundig have created designs that are bold, but subtle, and spectacular while still being harmonious with the environment that they inhabit.

Source: 2Modern

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