Architecture-Design

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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View Ace Hotel-Portland here

Flat Iron Remodel

Just found this great remodel over at the apartment. They took a 900 sq. ft. Manhattan loft in the New York Flat Iron building and really utilized space and storage without making the place look small. I especially love the new bedroom which is separated from the rest of the apartment with curtains and a slight elevated area. Also inspiring is the white wall of closets which look like some amazing Italian built-in solution but could easily be accomplished with an Ikea budget.

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Norrviken House

I love the curved tile in this shower seat of the Norrviken house.

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Muji Prefab Home

Reason number 3,456 I want to live in Japan: Muji makes Prefab homes.

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Pervious Pavement

Densely urban environments have the runoff problems due to non-porous pavement–but there is a solution with something called pervious pavement, which actually allows the water to pass through at a very fast rate. If you are laying a new driveway or sidewalks on your property, this could be a good solution.

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Inspiration: Wallpaper in an office

I love how the wallpaper is used on one wall in this office. It really creates one unified visual area which really ties the workspace together.

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Church-turned-residence Remodel

The designers at The Apt did a really interesting remodel of a church in London for a family of four.

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A/S House of Savion

I love the look of huge giant windows, but there are privacy issues depending on your lot and neighborhood. If you’d rather not have your neighbors or passers by seeing you at dinner or walking around in your pj’s, then your landscaping is really important. The A/S House is situated on a great lot with plenty of trees to make the interiors of this home a sort of ‘hidden treasure’. Follow the link to see this great home.

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Simple architecture and color palatte

The inspirational Swedish home of Ingegerd Raman consists of a black and white color scheme accented with the light wood floors and furnishings.

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The Pink Project

This is quite lovely–in both thought and execution.

In cooperation with Graft, the Berlin architects, Brad Pitt developed the idea of setting up a temporary township in the main area of the Lower Ninth Ward “a memorial partly to the random destruction of countless homes and partly to the right of the area’s residents to their former community.
The installation consists of 150 pink tents, which represent the houses which are still to be built “houses which will only be erected with the aid of financial donations. The forceful reminder of the pink city will not disappear until gradually the provisional pink structures are replaced by real buildings. The less pink appears, the more donations have flowed in “a poetic visual indicator, which reflects the effects of the public’s sense of responsibility.

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View The Pink Project here