Dream Homes

Black and White Apartment by Kasia Orwat

KASIA ORWAT have designed the interiors of an apartment, located in Poznan, Poland.
Black and white – two distant poles, two extreme opposites. As the two zones in which this studio in Poznan is organized – black and white. The coherence of this project seems to deny the contrast it is based on. But this is not only an aesthetic procedure, the strong distinction is primarily due to the carefully thought space functionality.

The white area is a living zone – where daily activities take place. Functions as kitchen, dining room, living room, bedroom and work space flow and interact with each other in a natural way since there are no obvious divisions – mobile lightweight multifunctional furniture and adaptable interior lighting based on busways, ease owner’s life adapting to its needs.

Posted by Michelle Lesser at 18 April, 2014


Dream Home : Dakota Dunes Residence by Knowles Blunck Architecture (13 Photos)

Set in an affluent development alongside the Missouri River this beautiful modern private residence by Knowles Blunck Architecture  was designed to maximize views and daylight, yet still provide a sense of privacy and intimacy. This is achieved through the use of a twisted roof plane that bathes the master suite in light in the morning, and illuminates the living room late in the day, following the natural day-to-day routine of the clients.

Living spaces are elevated one story above grade and are supported from three cast in place concrete walls with a steel frame spanning between. This was done to help protect against structural damage when the river floods. It also serves a dual purpose of preserving views from the street to the river, something no other property in the development manages to do.

My favorite part of this home is the exterior choice of materials – the warm colored wood and the black galvanized steel frame.

Also the extensive number of windows in the house makes it so light and feels as one with nature.

Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 17 April, 2014


Pavilion House in Sydney, Australia by Arent&Pyke

A distinctly modern pavilion house designed by Arent&Pyke situated in Sydney’s Bellevue Hill.The interior palette adds a subtle layer of sophistication: figured marble in the kitchen and bathrooms, custom timber joinery elements, hand made concrete tiles.

The furniture, lighting and decoration complement this palette and define each space with punctuations of colour, texture and warmth. The brief was to create a light and expansive family home, with warmth and family living as its central values. Spaces were to be connected and suitable for relaxed entertaining with a strong relationship between the interior and exterior courtyard spaces.

Photography by Anson Smart.

Posted by Michelle Lesser at 16 April, 2014


6352 Colgate by Amit Apel Design (37 photos)

Earth, Fire, Water and Comfort – experience them all in this one of a kind ‘Diamond in the Nest.”

Enter this dream-house designed by Award Winning architectural designer Amit Apel of Apel Design, Inc., through a stream fed stepping stone walkway. The entry speaks out with neatly placed Japanese planters, large stepping stones and a mix of materials and colors to invite you and your guests inside.

Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 15 April, 2014


West Loop Loft, Chicago by Besch Design

Located in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago, this building once housed the National Biscuit Company, now known as “Nabisco”. This loft style condo unit is located on the upper floor and is a multi-level unit designed by Chicago based design company Besch Design. One of the main features is the kitchen, which is located in one of the old ovens used for baking. The steel parts for the oven doors are still embedded into the exposed brick. The master bedroom has an opening that overlooks into the living spaces on the first floor. Reclaimed barn wood was used on an accent wall that is has become a feature in the unit and is used to display some of the Owners guitars from his collection.

Posted by Michelle Lesser at 11 April, 2014


Iniala Beach House by A-cero

We present one of the latest International Projects of the Architectural studio A-cero led by Joaquín Torres and Rafael Llamazares. This project is an Interior Design development in an unique and exclusive hotel in Thailand.

Located in the bucolic coast area of Natai Beach in Phuket, this place is characterized by its calm, the vast sands and the turquoise blue waters. This little luxury hotel resort was conceived to enjoy your stay surrounded by good design.

Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 10 April, 2014


Elizabeth House by Masfernandez Arquitectos

Situated on a cliff in Algarrobo, Chile, this beautiful modern seaside retreat was designed in 2014 for a single 50 years old mother by architecture firm Masfernandez Arquitectos.

“Thinking about a second home, it is inevitable to imagine a place with special features, much more if it is facing the sea. The Elizabeth House, as we call it for a long time in honor of his owner, who is a single 50 years old mother, reflects very well the clarity, simplicity and honesty with which, in our view, should tackle these projects.

The important thing was the location, to refuge from the wind of Punta de Gallo cliff, and to protect the surrounding vegetation of weeds, thorns and docks. The house is based on a grid of pillars of 3.50 x 3.50 meters, that sorts well modulating beams that ends up embracing the house , leading a terrace and a small central space (where the Jacuzzi barrel is). The structure is left to the view being part of the external expression of the house.

The walls, that are arranged inside of the structure, make enclosures whose dimensions are arranged on the module. The interior partitions are made of white painted pine, the same wood chosen for the structure, a wood of the area and very well known by all carpenter. So, this shelter on a cliff of the coast of the V Region of Chile has been opened for a few months and has already received visitors that are looking for a place to retire and look into the sea.

Outside, the house was treated with graphite gray primers that ensure low maintenance over time and that strengthen the form of a container.”

Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 8 April, 2014



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