Pendant Light with Coloured Cable
Playful, elementary and useful this pendant light allow you to realize creative light arrangement. Made just from lamp socket and a colorful cable, this lamp will bring an old school touch to your decor. BUY IT HERE
LM Guest House, NY by Desai Chia Architecture
LM Guest House situated in upstate New York, celebrates the beauty of the surrounding landscape – embracing views through an all-glass facade magnify the spacious, open feel of the living areas. The high-performance glass facade was pre-fabricated off site, shipped in one container, and erected in two days. An innovative steel frame structure allows the roof to cantilever dramatically over the open living areas and bedroom. The residence engages sustainable design strategies including geothermal heating and cooling, radiant floors, motorized solar shading, photovoltaic panels, and rainwater harvesting.
House H, Japan by Mattch Architecture
House H based in Japan by Mattch Architecture has very special external structure. The curved facade and the irregular shape of the roof tends to cut conventional corners. The highest point of the roof, a light source comes from the middle of the ceiling providing illuminating the courtyard of the house. Glass walls slide back to connect the patio with the interior, where a kitchen, living room and dining room occupy one double-height space at the front of the building.
‘Connect 8,’ the Latest Green Energy-Efficient Prefab Series by Connect:Homes
Founders of Connect:Homes, Jared Levy and Gordon Stott, announce the second installation of their revolutionary prototype home. In a first for the prefab industry, Connect:Homes will manufacture modern, green, and affordable prefab homes from a single California-based factory and ship these homes to national and international markets in a ground-breaking use of the intermodal shipping container network. They became increasingly frustrated with the state of the current prefab marketplace and left to design a modular system that solved the longstanding limitations endemic to the modular industry: namely high delivery costs and home affordability. The new system allows Connect:Homes to be ...
Westcliff Pavilion by GASS Architecture Studios
GASS Architecture Studios completed the Westcliff Pavilion based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The facade of the house is just incredible, it combines modernity with roughness of the stones. GASS Architecture Studios say: The cottage at 28A Pallinghurst is a steel-framed pavilion structure located on the Westcliff Ridge in Johannesburg, South Africa. This 2 bedroom dwelling, nestled away in its wooded surroundings, is positioned just before the inception of a major sheer face of the Westcliff Ridge. This affords the building a private, tranquil hiding place in the trees juxtaposed with a feeling of floating above the ridge combined with magnificent views of ...
The house is placed on a particularly narrow site. All bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen are placed in the at the lenght of the building which closely borders the Northern site line. From this North facing back the building unfolds with a number of openings towards the South allowing daylight into the interior.
The East Beach Cafe is an extraordinary structure designed by Thomas Heatherwick fort Heatherwick Studio sits right on the beach in Littlehampton, West Sussex. The scale and material of the structure combined with its unique shape and setting, makes for an extraordinary contrast of organic and industrial, natural and manmade.
Hand Hook is the title of a series of wall hooks based on highly detailed casts of designer Harry Allen’s hands. It makes the obvious association between a wall hook and a hand. Hooks hold things – as do hands! The result is a surrealistic, yet functional new object for the home.
What came to my mind were the two classic ‘Glass Houses’ by Mies and Philip Johnson. The sense of freedom and openness that makes us want to walk naked inside these houses surely owes to the transparency of the glass itself, but it is the fact that the buildings are surrounded by a pleasant environment ‘the forest’ that counts the most.
Since ‘the forest’ itself already provides a comfortable living environment, it is left for the architecture to separate internal to external atmospheres with thin, transparent membranes.They demonstrate that as long as there is an environment suitable for living, a ‘house’ is no more necessary.
Yes, it was an exciting collaborative project with other students and Chris Bosse. The digital Origami exhibition is a progressive display of re inventing ancient traditions in digital parameters. 3500 recycled cardboard modules of two different designs have been laser cut, stacked and installed to produce an innovative installation that almost entirely fills the gallery across several floors. Computer controlled luminaires in the sophisticated ERCO Light System DALI allows the installation to come alive.
The ‘Millennium Grandstand created by EO Engineers Office is the latest of a series of grandstand buildings, which apart from accommodating spectators also has space for other service facilities such as betting offices, kiosks and restaurants. Its style is a fusion of high tech and the carefree handling of shapes. The typical colours and light recflect the ambiant of the modern Arab world.
Delta Table, created by the Italian designers Iliuta Brothers, is composed of two delta-shaped parts. The upper part can slide, allowing the user to adust the height. Its 70s inspired look — look at that shiny surface and the zillions of dots — will please nostalgics of the disco era and lovers of contemporary art alike.
The apartment space was stripped back to bare shell and redesigned to celebrate the potential of an unhindered circular journey. The idea was to allow space to ooze out to the perimeter while keeping the core unencumbered. A series of sliding doors along the journey pull away from the core into the radiating walls that define the individual spaces. They were very conscious of the space between the ends of these radiating walls and the core as this formed an essential part of the experience. These spaces were curved and splayed to counter the beautiful walnut lining of the core. Connecting all these spaces within a circular plan allowed for a wonderful series of vistas out to the city skyline, harbour and the tree canopies of Darling Point.
Sofie Collin and Gustav Lanber have developed this Carpet Alarm Clock, which forces you to get up and step on it in order to turn it off. It sounds pretty good in theory, but you’d just end up walking back to your bed and falling asleep.
But why not design an alarm clock that quietly makes your coffee, brings in the paper and then makes you scones? Then I would definitely get up.
The Nemea Sideboard by Alfredo Haberli is a nearly sinful delight. A three piece ensemble, the flanking elements have sliding surfaces that increase the length of the sideboard in fixed increments; this also has the added effect of visually lightening Nemea by breaking up its monolithic shape. It can be opened up or closed back down depending on what configuration you want for the day. Read More…
Wired has for a long time given good coverage to modern, green homes that embrace technology as well as good design. And working with Living Homes is a perfect match. Living Homes produces stunning modern luxury homes to the highest LEED standards. Read More…
A modern take on the traditional chandelier, Peony Chandelier consists of a series of heavily perforated aluminium panels which hang in tiers to create an overall image of a traditional Japanese textile.
Rina Bernabei and Kelly Freeman began working together in 2002 and have since developed a range of lighting and products which are inspired by traditional textiles and explore the relationship that we have with textiles within the interior.
The streets of London’s West End have been turned into a gallery; 44 perfect, framed reproductions of National Gallery paintings now hang in the most unexpected places between Soho and Seven Dials.
Ayala is the founder of Aqua Creations, along with her husband Albi. Together they create beautiful furniture, lighting and sculpture made of hand-dyed silk and other materials on a metal frame. The pieces, which have an other-wordly quality, are inspired on sea creatures and plants. The material tissue that serves as the surface of her lighting objects is a combination of clear polymer web and glass veins, and looks like a fine membrane that enwraps them. Serfaty called this a’spoma’, a term that in ancient greek means the physical body, with all its biological and vital dimensions.
The Dasparkhotel brings a whole new meaning to budget accommodations. Visitors to Linz, Austria can reserve one of these concrete and wooden cylinders in the middle of a city park for a night’s rest. The round pods are just what they look like: frighteningly tiny enclosures without running water, lights or bathrooms.“The external simplicity surrounds an unexpectedly comfortable interior” as each pipe is outfitted with a bed, lighting, and other furniture, with bathroom and restaurant facilities shared in a public space.