The interior of a private villa Micheli Residence, designed by Italian architect Simone Micheli, an unusual color palette is different and unique plan of internal space. The converted historic building located in Florence. Massive white surface is interspersed with vivid fragments of architectural elements and furniture. Pink, sunny yellow, blue and green, accented neon illumination, creates an effect of air living space, completely devoid of utilitarian value.
Parisians inhabit an apartment built by Swedish furniture company IKEA inside a Paris subway station for 6 days, from Jan. 9 to 14. The 581 square feet apartment is located in Auber station and equipped with IKEA items. Now all Auber metro station passers-by can see the five housemates and their daily activities from morning to night through the glass walls.
Residential Reskin, which was a former restaurant, has been innovatively transformed into an impressive and marvelous residential building. The exterior of the house has undergone a complete cosmetic transformation in a somewhat unconventional manner. Hertl Architekten, an Austrian architectural company has given the exterior of the house a unique facelift by means of draped fabrics, folded in giant irregular rectangular patterns.
Sofa designers have recently invented a new kind of sofa, which is ideal for people, who love to play pool, but due to lack of space cannot afford to have a pool table at home. This new sofa model can be used both for sitting purposes as well for playing pool. So now, if you have friends at home, with whom you would love to play pool then all that you need is to unfold your sofa to change into a pool table. No need for you to travel to distance places, in search of a pool parlor.
A surprising interaction of colors and soft forms of the game makes the modern office, called Office “Azur” unique. Sense of inner peace even when there is already the first look at the pictures provided by the authors of the environment in which the business atmosphere is not playing the role of “first violin”, giving it a more delicate and important matter …
Creative and dynamic interior generates an atmosphere of harmony with itself, with the world and, consequently, with the favorite business and workflow. These unusual cryptic lines and color combinations of elements of walls, furniture and accessories “talk” about the fact that among them there is a place only a working environment subject to continuous change and development. Interiors Office “Azur” can not be seen as purely for office, too many of them from a comfortable home environment, but not in the traditional notion of relaxing “the couch, slippers and bathrobe, as well as the atmosphere, causing a feeling of mental and physical comfort, which stimulates creativity workflow and positive attitude.
The Loftcube is designed as a small, mobile living space that can be easily relocated on a whim. Its light-weight structure can be placed on a roof via a freight helicopter or construction crane. The Loft Cube project is based on the idea of exploiting large, flat and hitherto unused city-centre rooftops. In this way, Werner Aisslinger, a designer in Berlin, is seeking to open up a new, sunny environment with lightweight, mobile housing cells. After two years of preparatory work, the planners presented a prototype of their modular dwelling unit on the roof of the Universal Music building in Berlin. At present, preparations are under way to allow the start of serial production.
Design of the hotel combines traditional colonial style and modern elements that make it unique and extremely beautiful. This new luxury hotel is called boutiqe hotel The Club and is placed in Singapore. Conceptual and extravagant it offer 22 22 distinctly unique rooms, a rooftop skybar with alfresco deck and a tapas bar on the ground floor. The Club is Ministry of Design’s latest high design boutique hotel offering in the uber chic Club Street conservation area with 22 distinctly unique rooms, a rooftop skybar with alfresco deck and a destination F&B venue with a tapas bar on the ground floor. Conceptualizing The Club’s branding, MOD has orchestrated a unified design vision to all related collateral, signage and spatial environments. Targeted at the design and lifestyle savvy global nomad, The Club’s blend of sophisticated and comfortable design is at once distinctly local as it is cutting edge global.
All rooms combine traditional colonial design inspired elements together with sleek modern detailing, attitude and creature comforts – creating a colonial chic aesthetic. Unique layouts together with tailored artwork in each room make each of the 22 rooms distinct. MOD designed the artwork and famed local artist Wynlyn Tan implemented them in the hotel.Guests have the option of checking in at the ground level lobby or at the panoramic roof top Sky Bar, overlooking the Club Street conservation area and CBD. F&B areas designed by Jane Yeo include Lobby Lounge, Tapas Bar, and 2 private function rooms.
Sou Fujimoto, a Japanese architect, designed this small and primitive house to showcase the versatility of lumber. By using large beams that are 350mm sqaure, walls, ceiling, floors and nooks are created. The design of stepped space was a long time fascination of the designer – its defining characteristics of a sort of spatial relativity can not be achieved using coplanar floors. Lumber is extremely versatile. In an ordinary wooden architecture, lumber is effectively differentiated according to functions in various localities precisely because it is so versatile. Columns, beams, foundations, exterior walls, interior walls, ceilings, floorings, insulations, furnishings, stairs, window frames, meaning all. There are no separations of floor, wall, and ceiling here. A place that one thought was a floor becomes a chair, a ceiling, a wall from various positions. The floor levels are relative and spatiality is perceived differently according to one’s position. Here, people are distributed three-dimensionally in the space. This bungalow no longer fits the category of wooden architecture. If wooden architecture is merely something made from wood, then wood itself surpasses the architectural procedures to directly become a “place where people live” in this bungalow.
It is of an existence akin to primitive conditions before architecture. Rather than just a new architecture, this is a new origin, a new existence. Wood is amazingly versatile. Due to its versatility, wood is used in a conventional wooden architecture by intentional differentiation in various places. Not only in structures, such as columns and beams, but it can also be used in everything else from foundation, exterior wall, interior wall, ceiling, flooring, insulation, furniture, stairs to window frames. There are no categorization of floors, walls, and ceilings here. A locality that was thought as a floor transforms into chairs, ceilings, and walls from different perspectives. Floor levels are relative and people reinterpret the spatiality according to where they are. People are three-dimensionally distributed in space and will experience new sensations of depths. Spaces are not divided but is rather produced as a chance occurrence within fusing elements. Inhabitants discover various functions within those undulations. It is a place akin to nebulous landscape. This resonates with the undifferentiated condition of above-mentioned architectonic elements. Both as a constructional methodology and experiential space, this architecture is synthesized by the fusion of various undifferentiated elements. Here, conventional rules of architecture is nullified. There is neither a plan nor a stabilizing point. This is possible purely because the wood is that versatile. Perhaps it is only possible with wood to be simultaneously the insulation and the structure, the finish and also the furniture. By being composed of the wooden blocks instead of slabs, the method of creating the undifferentiated condition was made clear.
These unique boat Kettuvalloms are one of the most important tourist attractions of India, it’s like time travel into a quiet morning of another century. Kettuvalloms have almost everything: bedrooms with terraces, balconies with comfortable seating, bathrooms and even kitchen with private chef. It is some sort of floating hotel for tourists wishing to get acquainted with the memorable sights of India. The Kettuvallom or ‘boat with knots’ is so called because the entire boat is held together with coir knots only – not a single nail is used during the construction. The boat is made of huge planks of Jack wood or ‘Aanjili’ and joined with coir. This is then coated with a caustic black resin made from boiled cashew kernels. A portion of the Kettuvallom is covered with a canopy made of the wood from the arecanut tree and bamboo mats and coir and served in the old days as a rest room and kitchen for the crews. Kettuvalloms were formerly used for the transport of goods like rice, spices and coir from the isolated villages of the interior to the towns. A Kettuvallom, which measures from 20 – 25m in length and from 4m – 4.5m across, can hold up to 30 tons of cargo. Two men punting at each end with long bamboo poles moved these huge barges. With the advent of roads, bridges and modern transportation, these Kettuvallom gradually disappeared from use. There used to be an entire clan of artisans who were involved in Kettuvallom construction.
Made with wooden planks, joined and stitched together with coir ropes and painted on the outside with cashew nut shell oil or fish oil. A distinctive feature of the Kettuvallam is the design suggesting the possible Chinese influence. These Kettuvallams were used for transporting huge quantities of heavy materials from one place to other. In certain areas Kettuvallams are still used for transferring Coconut Husk, Sand and other goods. In earlier days since all places were not well connected by roads, Kettuvallams were the main source of transportation through the Kerala backwaters. It took long journeys ranging from 5 to 6 days, sometimes weeks even to transport things. Kettuvallams equipped with all modern facilities and requirements are called Houseboats. The houseboat has a living room, a sunbathing deck, and bedrooms with attached European style bath and a kitchen. The boat has solar lamps and fans. Without experiencing and enjoying a houseboat cruise, the trip to Kerala will not be a complete one.
Kettuvallams, the large traditional houseboats are converted into floating luxury dwelling units. These house boats are available in all sizes and shapes, the most popular accommodation type being a suite, having one or two bath attached bedrooms, one living room, kitchenette, an open lounge, deck and a crew comprising oarsmen, a cook and guide. The houseboats are generally powered by a small outboard engine, allowing one to cruise along the backwaters. A recent innovation is a small conference room in a houseboat.
The living room often show the best of the owners of the property. Several homes nowadays have such a good place room, which is more to be examined by hand. Living as a room belonging to the open areas should be well lit. In addition to the bright upper world, would be appropriate to use local lighting. This could be the allocation of the zone read, or just a way to create intimate corners for intimate conversations. The interior of each room unique. To achieve this not only allows competent work designer but also bright individual customer. Favorite paintings on the walls, details indicating the hobby owner, favorite photos, souvenirs brought back from his travels – from all of this and created something that we value the most at home – comfort and harmony.
Typically, the entire interior room tied to any one semantic center. Two hundred years ago, such a center was a fireplace. Now that option is also acceptable, because the topic hearth, the fire always involuntarily associated issue of comfort that is important for the living room. But increasingly the center of semantic space is different, now also an essential thing in every family – the TV. Around him is built the rest of the interior. In the first place a sofa or sofa chair set. They better put the corner or the letter P, to the attention of those sitting on them is not fully switched to the TV.
It is not necessary to arrange everything through the walls – if the room is spacious enough, then an interesting option is to create a unique islands of communication. Variations of furniture can be anything, it depends on the overall style solutions house or apartment, the size of the living room and the amount you are willing to spend. Standard completion of this island – a small table placed in front of a sofa or between the seats. But it is precisely this table can be one of the most original parts of the living room: wood, glass, various inlays, mosaics, marble or granite – the choice is huge.
Hanging window treatments right from the ceiling add to the height of the room, soft tissue or curtain that extends to the ground and then some more, add elegance and formal look to your room. Using large objects is a modern trend in small rooms and makes life seem bigger too. You can use the large screens, picture frame or pattern to a room seem more spacious. Screen help you create a personal angle, or a separate space for living and are particularly preferred in apartments where there are not enough rooms for each family member. Small decorative ideas can make a big difference to the look of your living room.