Archive for the ‘Designer Homes’ Category
September 29, 2012
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!
Posted by bethany 6:00am in Architecture, Design Trends, Designer Homes, Modern Design
September 10, 2012
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
Posted by bethany 6:00am in Architecture, Designer Homes, Modern Design
August 19, 2012
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
Posted by holdit 6:00am in Architecture, Charitable causes, Designer Homes, Uncategorized
August 12, 2012
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.
Posted by holdit 6:00am in Architecture, Designer Homes, Hotel/Motel, Uncategorized
May 19, 2012
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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Posted by holdit 3:45pm in Architecture, Designer Homes, Indoor Living, Modern Design
April 01, 2012
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.
Posted by holdit 3:45pm in Architecture, Art, Designer Homes, Going Green, Industrial Design, Modern Design
March 29, 2012
We may have just fallen head over heels for this home! The shape is not only functional for the movement of winds, but it certainly catches your eye with its beauty. We love with how one side meets the grassy hill and on the other a seemingly man made structure. Do you think this home is as dreamy as we think it is?
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Posted by holdit 3:45pm in Architecture, Art, Designer Homes, Modern Design
February 25, 2012
We are thrilled to see some images of one of our client’s home’s featured in San Diego Magazine this month. Almost all of the furniture around his home is from Hold It Contemporary Home. The great photos are by Zack Benson and Paul Body are part of San Diego Magazine’s March 2012: Dream Homes. Check out a couple of the images, but be sure to grab the magazine as well and see the rest of the fabulous homes!
Posted by holdit 3:52pm in Architecture, Creative Arts, Designer Homes
December 29, 2011
Parking your car has never been so cool. A new car park designed by Zaha Hadid for Miami Beach is making waves. The circular and modern design offers a smooth, seamless design for those looking to leave their cars and head to the beach. If you want to see some other designs available for the car park on Miami Beach, check them out here.
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Posted by holdit 12:55pm in Architecture, Cool Websites, Creative Arts, Designer Homes
December 28, 2011
Currently, Mission Valley is swarming with University of Texas Fans in town for the Holiday Bowl. They will take on University of California tonight, but we decided to feature some of our Texan visitors amazing architecture. This boathouse created Bercy Chen Studio sits on the edges of Lake Austin and transforms the landscape with its circular design. The copper coloring, sloping design and simplistic look offers a perfect place to escape the Southern heat or just take in the view of rolling hills.
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Posted by holdit 4:40pm in Architecture, Design Trends, Designer Homes, Going Green
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