Architecture-Design

Create this look: Woolsey Studio Bath

If you like the look of this bath from the Woolsey Studio, it can be done economically with discount plumbing.

This above the counter lavatory sink is $294, and this
wall-mounted faucet is only $268.

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Szymon Szczesniak house by Moomoo

This home by architects Jakub Majewski & Lukasz Pastuszka (aka Moomoo) in Poland is quite stunning. The exterior is an amazing charcoal/black color–It’s worth a look.

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Black Apartment

When design agency The Apartment was working on a conversion of the old Chelsea YMCA into the apartment of Ad Agency head Cindy Gallop (BBH), she told them “at night, i want to feel like I’m in a Shanghai nightclub…” which they took and ran with, deciding to make the interior feel as if you’re inside a black lacquer box.

It’s worth a look.

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Planhaus bath

It’s refreshing to see a beautiful bath space that doesn’t require tiles everywhere. The nice simple wooden sink (although I think I would worry too much about the upkeep) and the horizontal-mount mirror and the wall-mount faucet brings it all together. It’s perfect how the alignment is slightly askew.

To create this look in your own bath remodel, you can get the faucet for under $300 here. The mirror is pretty much a no-brainer. Start at Ikea and work your way up as your budget allows. The sink is more difficult to locate but since I have a problem with the idea of wood, I would probably use something like the Omvivo washplane or the erosion sink, which can be custom made to any length.

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Summer Cottage

I love this tiny prototype summer cottage by Dorte Mandrup Architects. The space, which is roughly 110 square feet, appears to have only enough room for a bed and some books.

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Vadar House

This is an amazing remodel done by architecture graduate students in Philadelphia. They purchased an old garage and completely renovated it from front to back. The subtle transition from public space to private is inspiring. You can view the entire Flikr set here.

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BlobWall

The BlobWall is an interesting alternative to traditionaly building materials. Each “blob” is made of lightweight recyclable plastic and can be mass produced.

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Gotland Cottage

Here’s a stunning summer cottage in the Baltic Island of Gotland. I love the simple treatments and major architectural statements. The loft is amazing, and I really like the light and airy kitchen.

The important thing to consider when trying to achieve a space like this is super smooth walls (this requires skim coating) and nice floors of a high quality, such as a nice real wood. The large windows also help, as well as the raised ceilings and skylights. Mainly though, attention to detail is important for achieving the feel of a nice modern structure.

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I29 Architects

I stumbled upon the I29 architecture portfolio today and I have to say that I was blown away by how they created lovely, small spaces which in which every detail is considered. In this space they managed to fit a tiny kitchen in a very narrow space without it looking like they were skimping on anything.

Another thing I noticed while perusing the portfolio is that they seem to use very simple materials, such as cement, plywood, walnut and simple drywall. Here’s where the craftsmanship and architecture comes into play, making it a simple, modern space.

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Inspiring attic space

Look at this light filled attic space! I love the simplicity. The large, rustic wood planks and the simple treatments really make this a great space.

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Yasuhiro Yamashita home

There were some rough remarks on the comments of from some of the readers at Fresh Home about this Tokyo residence by Yasuhiro Yamashita, but I think it is quite lovely. I love the idea of taking a small piece of land and really making the most of it. The thing about this structure is that it has a small square footage, but on the inside I bet it feels much larger due to the interesting angles.

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Baumraum tree houses

German company Baumraum combines the expertise of a landscape architect, a tree expert, and established, reputable craftsmen to conceive and construct these amazingly inspirational and architectural tree houses. They do build in United States if you’re interested. Or, if you’re like me, you can just peruse the projects and wish you had a big tree.

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Cape Schanck House by Jackson Clements Burrows

Here’s a great architectural piece by Jackson Clements Burrows. I’m especially drawn to the ‘black cube’ execution of the kitchen and it reminds me of the black cube at the FCET house.

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Philippe Harden’s Tiny Loft

Here are photos from an inspired use of space. I love how little areas are “carved” out with dark paint.

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Ace Hotel-Portland

I love the Ace Hotel. I’ve stayed at the one in Seattle, and they’ve really done a great job of taking a rough, existing space and making it comfortable. There is also a sense that it can be done on a limited budget because the treatments aren’t complicated. They start with spartan digs and work smartly with space and paint to create ‘zones’ and then add a few decorative elements.

I especially like how they’ve chosen this dark color to separate the bath space from the rest of the room. In a residential situation, a sink in the bedroom isn’t ideal, but the use of paint to create zones can be utilized in any multi-function situation.

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