Located in Haarlem, The Netherlands, the canal home was originally built a century ago, and was refurbished with a contemporary interior by Dutch company KEMPE&.
“In the old city center of Haarlem (The Netherlands) lies this more than 100 year old canal house with picturesque courtyard which has a view of a 200 year old church tower.
Homes in The Netherlands have limited surface measurements, and for that reason the challenges of the interior design lie in the optimal use of the spaces, together with an as much as possible spatial perception.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 23 April, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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