The 70 square meter (753 square foot) Humaita Apartment, in Porto Alegre (RS) Brazil, was designed by Renata Ramos for a young couple with specific demands. The purpose of the renovation was to open up the apartment creating visual lines between the social spaces, while adding storage throughout. The open area now serves three functions – living room, dining room, and kitchen. The living room features a black wall which helps disguise the TV and hides the hallway to the bedroom
Hut in Tsujido is a minimalist residence located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Naoi Architecture & Design Office. Fortunately for the owners, the adjacent site – under the management of the city authority – was declared a “green site,” and will be kept vacant for the future. As a result, the architects wanted to create a hut-like building to correspond with the surrounding scenery. The main floor consists of three zones, which encompass the living area, din
In all likelihood, you’ve heard of Snøhetta, the legendary architecture firm responsible for such projects as the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (library) in Alexandria, Egypt, and the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo, Norway, and the German-born, American-raised architect Craig Dykers is one of its founding partners, who led both of these projects, as well as the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York City. Current projects include the expansion of the San Franc
Interior Architect Johan Van Staeyen was presented with a goal – to turn a historic, 16th century farmhouse in Westerlo, Belgium, into a pleasant and functional doctor’s office. Full of character and classic details, Johan wanted to keep those traits but ensure it had modern-day comfort. Grayscale tiles and bright blue seat cushions add a modern, graphic touch to the waiting area. Due to the farmhouse being a protected monument, Johan faced some challenges during the re
Whether you’re an occasional camper looking for something small to pull to your next campsite or you want a top-of-the-line, no-expense-spared Xpedition vehicle, we got you covered. We scoped out some of our favorite recreational vehicles that do away with the typical aesthetics they’re general known for and focused on the modern variety that have been popping up more and more as people look to get away. Take a look at six of our favorite modern RVs, XVs, campers, and caravans.
Klopf Architecture, Outer Space Landscape Architects, and Flegels Construction recently tackled the renovation of a classic mid-century modern home originally designed by Ellis Jacobs, an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright. Originally built by its owners, the 1960s home featured lots of exposed concrete and framing, giving it a rough industrial look. While the new owners loved the rich history of the home, they also wanted a more “finished” home and some modern updates, in
Architensions designed a writing pavilion in Brooklyn, New York that looks at the relationship between the person using it and nature within its surrounding urban setting. Located in a protected outdoor garden, the tiny pavilion lets its users create imaginative worlds through writing and drawing with the help of isolation that it provides. Built on a concrete plinth, the pavilion is clad in black stained cedar on the exterior and natural pine plywood for the interior, which keeps it
When you live in relatively small spaces, you have to think big, which is what Charles Irby and Peter Suen did when it came to this condo in San Francisco. The 500 square foot urban residence needed more function so they designed a pre-fabricated loft that packs a multitude of functions into its compact design. The loft system transforms into several configurations based on what’s needed, like a work office, a dining area, a guest bedroom, a media room, and a custom walk-in clos
Located in the basement of a tenement house in Poznan, Poland, the Źródło.bar is a brand-new whiskey bar on one of the most popular streets in the city center. Designed by Adam Wiercinski Architekt, the once-empty space took a lot to get it to where it is today, which included plenty of cleaning. During the process, original brick walls and wooden/brick floors were discovered so they chose to preserve the charm while adding a new independent structure. Inside, they used three steel s
CHUA were hired to transform the 800-square-foot Level Apartment from a cramped, post-war apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan into a light-filled loft that felt more spacious. The first step was to gut the small, two bedroom, which began with removing the existing bedroom walls and swapping them out with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors. The new doors allow the client to change the space as needed from a one-bedroom suite to a more intimate, two bedroom for a growing family.
Located in Northeast Piedmont, in Valduggia, a small town in Italy, Tender Rain is a unique and innovative business in the shower field. Over the years, it has developed pioneering technologies that allow it to create revolutionary designs, and they now offer some of the best rain shower heads on the market. Using their patented technology, Tender shower heads offer incomparable rain effect while being Eco friendly and environmentally sustainable products, with water and energy saving designs t
There is nothing like sitting in a chair and gently swaying to and from in a summer's breeze. Unfortunately unless it's warm outside most of us hang out inside but we can still swing back and forth in an indoor hanging seat, and it doesn't matter what your taste is, there is at least one fun favorite to choose from. I personally like to lounge so this gorgeous hand made steel recliner by Studio Stirling really caught my eye. I love the fact that light can still spill through it making it eas