Architecture-Design

Mirror House

Reflective glass entirely covers the facade of this private villa, providing camouflage and privacy during the day. At night, one can only assume the home lights up like a lamp, but it’s nevertheless notable for its minimal approach and detailed treatment. A compact and simple floorplan allows for an open feel despite the relatively small square footage, and the use of birch multiplex panels throughout the interior contrasts nicely with the shiny, glamorous facade.
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Savannah Project

I spy with my little eye two shipping containers. Can you see them? There are two, each one offset with the other with a raised ceiling area in between. It’s more proof that container building can be done well, and there’s no need to sacrifice spaciousness if you keep your roof situation creative. Take a look at the photo below to get an idea of the outside, or visit PSP for more images. The Savannah Project is by artist/architect/designer, Julio Garcia.
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Tiny Transforming Apartment

What the what!?! Eight funcional spaces packed into 420 square feet- how is that even possible? Well, turns out when you’ve got clever minds put to the task, a few ingenious solutions will double the storage space. Graham Hill, entrepreneur and treehugger.com founder, is the mastermind of this small-yet-large studio space, and, after you see the video below, you can see more pics (before and after) at Life Edited.
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Pangal Cabin, EMa Arquitectos

Every once in a while I sneak over to tumblr to get my fix of interior images. Sometimes there’s nothing that catches the eye, but today, thankfully, the Pangal Cabin by EMa Arquitectos popped up on the collective/random radar. At 60 sq. meters (that’s 646 sq ft.), it’s about the size of a studio apartment, yet with the large windows and staggered layout it feels much larger. Of course, having a deck, lap pool, and commanding view of the landscape certainly doesn’t hurt. Located in Casablanca, Chile.
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Santa Barbara Auto Camp

Remember Matthew Hofmann from the HofArc Airstream Renovation? Well, he’s recently opened an all-Airstream hotel in downtown Santa Barbara, California. Four vintage Airstream trailers from the ’50s to ’70s have all undergone interior renovations- three have completely updated modern interiors and one has been restored to its original splendor with new finishes, systems and appliances. Called the Santa Barbara Auto Camp, each trailer is available for around $120 – $150 per night. More images, background and info from HofArc below.

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Price: $150.00 per night
Available from: Santa Barbara Auto Camp

Neutra in Europe

How about some Richard Neutra interiors for your Thursday fix? In 2010, Iwaan Baan documented all of Neutra’s houses in Europe built between 1960-1970, specifically focusing on how each space is being used today.
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HUS-1

This remarkable cabin on the Swedish West coast is designed by Torsten Ottesjö. With a keen sense of scale, Ottesjö has thoughtfully laid out distinct areas for food prep, eating, and sleeping in 25 square meters. The thinking behind such a project is explained on Ottesjö’s website, with more photos showing the unique curved construction and building details.

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The Shed by Richard Peters Associates

This 800-square-foot sustainable home in Sydney started out as a humble industrial shed. If you always see potential in old buildings, it’ll probably whet your appetite for your own remodel, so be careful.
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The Backyard House

If you’ve not seen Megan Lea’s Backyard House, you’re in for a treat. Intended as an extra space for an office or as a guest room, the 154 square foot house was built in a small corner of her vegetable garden in less than six months using salvaged barn lumber and a salvaged copper roof. Natural plaster walls and a wood stove keep it cozy while a small loft provides extra space for seating. All photos below ©Rise over Run.
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Source: Unconsumption

fvonf: Karen & Christian Boros

You might have seen a few interior shots of the home of Karen & Christian Boros, but it’s another thing entirely to see a video of their space, and Christian talking about collecting art. Video below. Plus, just in case you want something to be excited about, check out Freunde von Freunden’s new book.
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TriBeCa Loft by Office of Architecture and Push

This TriBeCa Loft by Office of Architecture and Push shows how loft living doesn’t mean sacrificing privacy and storage. Cabinetry as well as sliding and accordion doors define specific room functions without blocking natural light or interrupting the overall flow of space.

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Barn Conversion

Check out this Barn Conversion by Architecture firm Maxwan in the Netherlands.

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Hilltop House in Pasadena, CA by Ladd/Marmol Radziner

The Hilltop House was originally designed by architect Thornton Ladd in 1953 and was reworked by Marmol Radziner.

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HofArc Airstream Renovation

Architect Matthew Hofmann recently completed a contemporary renovation of a vintage 1970′s Airstream trailer, which he now calls home with his girlfriend in Santa Barbara, CA. A lesson in living small, the updated Airstream shows thoughtful use of space and storage as well as catering to the modernist aesthetic. Read Mathew’s comments on the project below:

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Urbanski Attic

This neat little attic renovation is something to earmark. Harold Kyle and Debbie Urbanski, (who run Boxcar Press by the way) found Jonathan Lott, a partner in the firm PARA-Project, to renovate the 450 square feet located under their house’s pitched roof. The huge window added at the rear of the house and careful positioning of furniture and a few skylights make the relatively small area seem quite spacious. Check out Readymade to read more about the project.

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Source: Readymade