Namly House by Chang Architects

Chang Architects

Namly House is a minimalistic house located in Namly Place, Singapore, designed by Chang Architecture. The owners of the house were fans of concrete architecture and wanted a tropical house in reinforced concrete that had minimum frontal openings for privacy and noise control.

A typical tropical house is commonly characterized by these elements : Deep overhang eaves, sun-shading greens, louvers, extensive usage of timbers/ bamboo, etc. The Namly House thus allowed for a reinterpretation of the traditional tropical house; one that addresses the family’s needs, yet relates appropriately to the environment.

The garage area has a water feature that collects rainwater and serves as a natural cooling agent for the general space. Wind drawn into the interior from above and below the stepped features gets cooled. The interior is insulated by the thermal mass of the reinforced concrete walls, remains cool at all times. In the afternoon heat, the interior temperature is significantly lower than the outdoors.

Namly House by Chang Architects

Namly House by Chang Architects

Namly House by Chang Architects

Chang Architects

Chang Architects

Chang Architects

Namly House by Chang Architects

Casa C by Camponovo Baumgartner Architekten

Camponovo Baumgartner Architekten

A house within a house ; Casa C by Camponovo Baumgartner Architekten.

The barn consists of two units. Structurally, each of the units utilitzes the traditional layout of the barn, with a lower floor, formerly used to house animals, and an upper floor, formerly used as a hay loft. The main structure of the barn was kept. The structure of the middle wall was as well important to the concept. The new weekend house was conceived as a building inside the hay lofts. The inner facade is twice detaches from its outer shell. Thus, two non-heated alcoves are developed, one in each hay loft, exposing the original height and wood-structure of the space. One of them serves as an entrance space, the other is in front of the living room and can be used as a Loggia. (…) The construction consists entirely of wood. The floor is made of native larch, the walls and ceilings are made of a high quality birch inlay, which contrasts the dark old wood oft he „log house“ facade. The roof is newly covered with larch shingles. All the surfaces are untreated and exposed to natural deterioration.

(via This is Paper)

Casa C by Camponovo Baumgartner Architekten

Casa C by Camponovo Baumgartner Architekten

Casa C by Camponovo Baumgartner Architekten

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Camponovo Baumgartner Architekten

Camponovo Baumgartner Architekten

Camponovo Baumgartner Architekten

Camponovo Baumgartner Architekten

Camponovo Baumgartner Architekten

Camponovo Baumgartner Architekten

Wiklandsbacke by Sandell Sandberg

Sandell Sandberg

Wiklandsbacke, a series of 12 houses that are being designed by Sandell Sandberg in the coastal village of Kivik, Sweden.

In the costal village of Kivik we where commissioned to design 12 houses. The building permission was strict and only allowed a roof angle of 45 degrees. To create a interesting spacial experience we divided the houses in different units, the high ceiling makes the interior rather unique although its traditional shape.

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Wiklandsbacke by Sandell Sandberg

Sandell Sandberg

Sandell Sandberg

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Wiklandsbacke by Sandell Sandberg

Sandell Sandberg

Sandell Sandberg

Light Walls House by mA-style Architects

mA-style Architects

Light Walls House by mA-style Architects.

Considering each box as a house, the empty spaces in between can be seen as paths or plazas, and remind us of a small town enclosed in light. The empty spaces, which cause shortening or elongating of distances between people, are intermediate spaces for the residents, as well as intermediate spaces that are connected to the outside when the corridor is open, and these are the image of a social structure that includes a variety of individuals.?In terms of a natural component, in which light is softened by small manipulations, and of a social component, in which a town is created in the house, this house turned out to be a courtyard house of light where new values are discovered.

Light Walls House by mA-style Architects

Light Walls House by mA-style Architects

Light Walls House by mA-style Architects

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mA-style Architects

mA-style Architects

mA-style Architects

Hole Lamp by David Murphy

David Murphy

Hole Lamp by David Murphy.

Hole Lamp is an irregular, fourteen-sided steel polyhedron with equally sized perforations dispersed across every surface. With no pre-determined base, the tapering rubber feet and the bulb can be positioned in any one of its 178 holes. This allows for numerous combinations and rotations with each orientation presenting a different character and projection of shadows.

Constructed from 4mm thick welded steel plate, Hole Lamp is available in natural raw steel with clear lacquer, or powder-coated in warm white or anthracite grey. The raw unpainted surface offers a more industrial aesthetic, while a powder-coated finish warms and unifies the surface. Whatever the choice, colour-matched soft rubber feet lift the lamp from delicate surfaces ensuring scratch-free placement.

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David Murphy

Hole Lamp by David Murphy

Hole Lamp by David Murphy

Skirting Board Sunset

Skirting Board Sunset

Made me smile. This playful floor lamp reintroduces the natural phenomena of the setting sun into our increasingly hectic urban lives.  Constructed from folded and heat-bonded yellow Perspex, Skirting Board Sunset emits a warm atmospheric glow across any domestic space, transforming a living room or bedroom floor into an unobscured horizon against which to view the endlessly setting sun. Dimmable LEDs arranged across a specially developed internal reflector give out a densely diffused and completely adjustable glow.

Skirting Board Sunset

Skirting Board Sunset

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HELMUT SMITS

Pebble Bowls by Nendo

Nendo

Pebble Bowls by Nendo.

A bowl with the silhouette of a river pebble, its edges smoothed and rounded by the rushing current. The bowls decrease progressively in size, just as pebbles become smaller as the water wears them away. When three bowls of different sizes are stacked together, their rim heights are identical, so that they appear to have been carved from the same stone.

Pebble Bowls by Nendo

Pebble Bowls by Nendo

 Pebble Bowls by Nendo

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Nendo

Nendo

Casa Y by F:L Architetti

Casa Y by F:L Architetti

Casa Y by F:L Architetti.

Set in the hills just outside Turin in northwest italy, this family home is han exercise in combining elegance with rationality, architectural refinement of materials and amenities, and certified energy efficiency. Tucked into the hillside, this discreet volume is regularly marked out by narrow extrema stairs connecting the two levels. at basement level, a central distribution passage leads off to a garage, study, library, sauna and children’s playroom.

On the upper floor, the programme creates a deliberate contrast between the living area – a large environment whose ample loggia projects outwards from the rest of the building nestled into the sloping terrain – and a night zone overlooking the valley on the south side. a long narrow corridor forms the distribution circuit, its fair-faced concrete walls lit by shafts of light from a skylight running the full length of the passage way. Tall narrow windows at the end of the corridors of both east and west wings are a natural continuation of the skylight, giving vistas onto the landscape outside. Slanting shafts of light also offset the smooth white concrete walls of an internal staircase whose graduated coloured steps and central position – hung from the ceiling slab – turn it into a striking interior décor feature. The bedrooms on the southeast side give onto the only piece of flat grassy ground. a boardwalk made from recycled formwork forms a patio area in front of each room. Sunscreens of horizontal cor-ten slats shielding the full- height glazed façades open out 900 to create a secluded area in front of each room. Slat inclination has been calculated on the basis of the sun’s summer and winter angles for optimum shielding.

deceptively simple, the building’s geometry is posited on refinement and elegance. This is evidenced by the juxtaposition of materials like fair- faced concrete and steel, and the contrasting textures and finish of the unrendered concrete walls: silky smooth on the lower floor on account of the steel formwork used, and rough and rustic on the upper floor, patterned by timber formwork. contrasting textures are also a feature of the interiors. interior doors made from stripped formwork add to this juxtaposition. in the night zone, each environment has its own ‘water zone’. The fair-faced concrete of the walls also forms the bathtubs, contrasting to great effect with the satin-finish steel faucets and stone washbasins.

Casa Y by F:L Architetti

Casa Y by F:L Architetti

Casa Y by F:L Architetti

Casa Y by F:L Architetti

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F:L Architetti

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F:L Architetti

F:L Architetti

F:L Architetti

F:L Architetti

F:L Architetti

Wine Chillers by Joe Doucet with Neal Feay Studio

Wine Chillers by Joe Doucet with Neal Feay Studio

Wine Chillers by Joe Doucet with Neal Feay Studio are beautiful objects.

When commissioned by Wallpaper* for its annual Handmade Exhibit, design polymath Joe Doucet wanted to create more than an object, he sought to create a ritual. The result is a series of wine chillers, exquisitely crafted by Neal Feay Studio in Santa Barbra, California. A chilled bottle of wine is placed inside the containers, which prevent the cold from being lost by convection, conduction and radiation.

The textures engraved in varying depths which wrap around the chillers are inspired by the wind patterns of cold fronts as they move around the globe.

Wine Chillers by Joe Doucet with Neal Feay Studio

Wine Chillers by Joe Doucet with Neal Feay Studio

Wine Chillers by Joe Doucet with Neal Feay Studio

Joe Doucet with Neal Feay Studio

Joe Doucet with Neal Feay Studio

Joe Doucet with Neal Feay Studio

Bullet Collection by Studio Itai Bar-On

Studio Itai Bar-On

Bullet Collection, a series of concrete lamps, by Studio Itai Bar-On is super nice.

Studio Itai Bar-On is presenting the Bullet Collection, concrete lighting – a series of lamps in different sizes, tones and finishes made of concrete. This collection is a first collaboration between Studio Itai Bar-On and Tel-Aviv based designer Oded Webman. The studio specializes in fine concrete castings of 3-dimensional wall tiles as well as flooring and furniture. The Bullet collection celebrates the qualities of the material and its vast possibilities of production. The lamps can be either hung or laid on the floor or shelf. 

Studio Itai Bar-On

Bullet Collection by Studio Itai Bar-On

Studio Itai Bar-On

Studio Itai Bar-On

Studio Itai Bar-On

Bullet Collection by Studio Itai Bar-On

Bullet Collection by Studio Itai Bar-On

Barn Conversion by Galletti & Matter

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Galletti and Matter superbly transformed a former barn with stables into this gorgeous residence in Switzerland.

The old part in excellent condition, consisting of pieces of beautiful timbers 50 to 60 cm section is shown as such as testimony that it is possible to build solid wood without pretense. The new wood takes as reference dimensional height of the traditional plank barn, bottom section of the variation of which is done by asking, in staggered rows and alternating planks of solid wood 27 mm thick. As for the materialization of the roof stone, it is imposed by the Building Regulations. Attention was paid to the fineness of the eaves through cantilevered stone and paneling offset.

Inside all coatings are larch except the floor of the kitchen, bathroom and walls supporting the stairs are covered with small black slate standards. Only expresses a light installation in the expression of slightly offset joints. The slab between floors is laminated wood. No layer of sound insulation or screed or unnecessary layers of wear, even when a family lives two floors. This action pushes the building to its simplest expression, a roof over its inhabitants. The heating system consists of two soapstone with a traditional old and a new pellet.

(via Wave Avenue)

Barn Conversion by Galletti & Matter

Barn Conversion by Galletti & Matter

Barn Conversion by Galletti & Matter

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Upside-down Mugs

Upside-down Mugs

Upside-down mugs by Henry Franks.

This product is part of a range of ‘dyslexic objects’ I designed in response to my own dyslexic condition. The aim was to improve the objects through the addition of dyslexia, encouraging the user to re-engage with ordinary objects and subject people to products with a higher emotional function.

Inversion and flipping of letters and words is common when reading for dyslexics and is one of many reasons why dyslexics have trouble when learning to read. I still have letters such as ‘p’ and ‘b’ (amongst others) which flip when reading and writing.

Upside-down Mugs

Upside-down Mugs

Upside-down Mugs

Cement Wood Lamp by Thinkk Studio

Thinkk Studio

Cement Wood Lamp by Thinkk Studio.

Cement Wood lamp by Thinkk Studio for SPECIMEN Editions is a suspension lamp which provide more choices of materials for 2 main parts made of wood and concrete. It combine 2 different techniques for making the same shape of both materials, wood lathing and thin walled concrete casting. Concrete pieces are available in natural and red color which allow it to go with different types of interiors.

Cement Wood Lamp by Thinkk Studio

Cement Wood Lamp by Thinkk Studio

Thinkk Studio

Thinkk Studio

Thinkk Studio

Idokoro Residence by mA-style Architects

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Idokoro Residence, a minimalist Japanese single family residence designed in 2012 by mA-style Architects situated in Shizuoka, Yoshida-City, Japan.

There is a life in house. There are various scenes also in a life. Various scenes are performed at the place on which it decided. Mother cooks in kitchen. And family has a meal in a dining-room.Then, they relax in living. They sleep at a bedroom. A function determines the name of the room.However, I would like to live in a comfortable place, without being caught by a fixed concept. We named the comfortable place idokoro. Idokoro means comfortableness.

For example,This place is sunny in this time…Idokoro looks like living-room.I would like to read calmly…Idokoro looks like library.I would like to sleep in the airy room…Idokoro looks like Bedroom.I would like to eat in the sun…Idokoro looks like dining-room. I would like to study intensively today…Idokoro looks like stdy-room.The room is untidy these days…Idokoro looks like Storage.Although Idokoro is merely somewhat ambiguous, it produces various scenes. Idokoro also brings various expression and sense of distance to space. And people are always in the middle of these Idokoro.Idokoro is in agreement with people following a daily life.

(via Home Adore)

Idokoro Residence by mA-style Architects

Idokoro Residence by mA-style Architects

Idokoro Residence by mA-style Architects

Idokoro Residence by mA-style Architects

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House of Joyce & Jeroen by Personal Architecture

Personal Architecture

House of Joyce & Jeroen by Personal Architecture.

The dilapidated state has necessitated a thorough reinforcement of the foundation and load-bearing structure of the entire house, opening up extraordinary possibilities in an otherwise commonplace apartment renovation.

The combination of ambitious design visions and a large measure of trust from the client have resulted in a rigorous and uncompromising redesign, in which voids and split levels accentuate the full height of Den Haag’s typical row houses.

The potential of the brick structure, the details such as glass-in-lead frames, and the characteristic “en-suite” room divisions were the deciding factors in purchasing the house, according to the clients.

The tension between antique features and modern techniques is very evident in the redesign plan.

The classical street façade is restored to its former glory, from ground to third floor. The rear façade is removed and clad with glass to a full height of 11 meters. The floor levels are detached from the façade, creating a void that spans three levels and generating an optimal source of daylight.

In the back of the house, the load-bearing wall between the corridor and the living room is replaced with a steel construction. Four new floors with a net height of 2,4 meters protrude from this construction.These floors remain openly linked to the existing floor levels. The interplay of voids, the split-levels and the glass façade, all create a spectacular drama between interior and exterior on the one hand, and between the existing and new floors on the other.

The intervention in the back of the house can be interpreted as a three-dimensional, L-shaped element of five storeys, accessed by a new steel spiral staircase. The staircase brings a new dynamic between the different parts of the house and makes a separation between owners and guests possible. Vertically, the L-shaped element ends in a roof-terrace with jacuzzi and outer kitchen that lies far above the balconies of the lower floors.

This rigorous redesign project has reorganized the total accessible surface of the house towards an excess of floor space, generating more rooms and more daylight. To the owner, the residence promises an extraordinary living experience. To passers-by, it cannot be distinguished from any other house on the van Merlenstraat.

(via HomeDSGN)

House of Joyce & Jeroen by Personal Architecture

House of Joyce & Jeroen by Personal Architecture

House of Joyce & Jeroen by Personal Architecture

Personal Architecture

Personal Architecture

Personal Architecture

Landscapes Rugs by Angela Adams

Angela Adams

Landscapes Rugs by Angela Adams.

The places that most inspire us, often do so simply by reminding us of who we truly are and what makes us feel comfortable and peaceful. The Landscape collection allows us to bring into our home, the textures, colors and patterns of some of our most beloved spaces, bringing with them the inspired energy of the natural world.

Landscapes Rugs by Angela Adams

Landscapes Rugs by Angela Adams

Landscapes Rugs by Angela Adams

Angela Adams

Angela Adams

Angela Adams

Rustic Residence by On Site Management

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A beauty – Rustic Residence by On Site Management, situated in Big Sky, Montana.

A rugged ski chalet, adorned with bear skin rugs and antler chandeliers, was not what Rustic Redux’s owners envisioned when they built their family’s Big Sky ski-in ski-out property. Instead, their authentic 6,000 square-foot structure graces the western mountain landscape with sophistication and contemporary style.

Weather-withstanding barns, typical to the local environment, inspired the chalet’s construction. These textured timbers pair elegantly with clean fixtures like the polished steel and glass staircase, a regional quarried stone fireplace, and a smooth oak family dining room table. The neutral tones of these materials allow Montana’s blue sky and green trees to filter through wooden window frames and reflect off of silk and velvet textiles.

The timber and stone home, sturdy enough for a family of skiers, meets luxury. This chalet remains true to the region and lifestyle of Big Sky without competing with the area’s natural beauty.

(via Home Adore)

Rustic Residence by On Site Management

Rustic Residence by On Site Management

Rustic Residence by On Site Management

Rustic Residence by On Site Management

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Seamless & Steadfast Enamel Steel Cups

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These Seamless & Steadfast Enamel Steel Cups, available on Best Made, are lovely.

These are the best enamel steel cups on the market. They come to us from a legendary European manufacturer, and using World War Two era machinery they bake our renowned “Famous X” directly to the cup insuring a smooth, long-lasting, and seamless finish. But what truly distinguishes our cups is that the rim and the handle — the two spots that get the most abuse — are reinforced with a double dipping of enamel, making this the most steadfast cup in the land.

Seamless & Steadfast Enamel Steel Cups

Seamless & Steadfast Enamel Steel Cups

Seamless & Steadfast Enamel Steel Cups

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West Loop Aerie by Scrafano Architects

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This stunning interior renovation by Scrafano Architects unifies four existing lofts to form one large open living space.

We located the kitchen/ eating area in the center of the space to create a central social gathering and communal area. Fireplaces are used as focal points to mark both ends of the L-shaped living space. Built-in shelves and cabinetry separate interior rooms while simultaneously connecting spaces and storing the owners’ large book collection and travel treasures. The bedrooms, bathrooms, and offices are tucked upstairs under the building’s original wood ceiling. New-cantilevered metal grate floors with open rails increase the upper level live/ work area and allow light to filter to the spaces below.

(via Home Adore)

West Loop Aerie by Scrafano Architects

West Loop Aerie by Scrafano Architects

West Loop Aerie by Scrafano Architects

West Loop Aerie by Scrafano Architects

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Genius Loci Residence by Bates Masi Architects

Genius Loci Residence by Bates Masi Architects

Genius Loci Residence by Bates Masi Architects.

Montauk, NY, resembles many other small seaside communities. However, it possesses unique characteristics that imprint lasting memories. The weather is unpredictable with banks of heavy fog and gusty winds.

Formerly a horse ranch, the rolling green pasture of the site is located at one of the highest elevations in Montauk. The extensive program is terraced and embedded into the steep slope of the hill without compromising access to the exterior or natural light. Approaching from the south, the house appears to be two modest and separate one-story ranch houses. Circling around to the north, the house unfolds to reveal a more extensive project. In this case, the conventional

Montauk building typology of the low-pitched gabled roof is modified by the geometries of the allowable building envelope and height restrictions of the site. The ridge is offset and the walls converge, directing one’s view west to the lake. The optical illusion caused by the parabolic roof is visible on the South side and entices a second look, as do numerous other details.

Architectural details throughout the house occur at unexpected moments. A wood screen covered bridge unifies the two shingle clad volumes, allowing light into the grass paver courtyard below. The cedar screen of the bridge reads differently from day to night. It appears flat during the day, but, as darkness falls, light seeps out in an undulating pattern showing the wedge shape cut in the back of the boards. In front of clerestory windows, a milled bluestone screen is similarly detailed. The stone appears weightless as alternating stones are removed from the pattern to let light into the guest area. These unexpected details reinforce the larger idea of capturing the unexpected.

There is no prescribed path of circulation, encouraging different encounters much like the social experiences of Montauk. One can enter beneath the bridge and up terraced planter steps revealing the rolling hills and ocean in the distance. One can also climb the exterior entry stair that mirrors the interior stair, separated by a wall of glass. One can choose to enter into the house or continue to the outdoor fireplace, dining area, and out to the pool. The exploration resulting from unique circulation yields a different memorable experience for everyone.

Genius Loci Residence by Bates Masi Architects

Genius Loci Residence by Bates Masi Architects

Genius Loci Residence by Bates Masi Architects

Genius Loci Residence by Bates Masi Architects

Genius Loci Residence by Bates Masi Architects

Genius Loci Residence by Bates Masi Architects

Genius Loci Residence by Bates Masi Architects

Genius Loci Residence by Bates Masi Architects

Genius Loci Residence by Bates Masi Architects

Genius Loci Residence by Bates Masi Architects

Genius Loci Residence by Bates Masi Architects

Genius Loci Residence by Bates Masi Architects

Genius Loci Residence by Bates Masi Architects

St. Pancras Penthouse Apartment by Thomas Griem

Thomas Griem

The interior of this St. Pancras Penthouse Apartment by Thomas Griem is stunning.

TG-Studio has transformed this 3 bed room penthouse located in the grade 1 listed St Pancras chambers. The apartment is one of three penthouses in the 52 unit development by the Manhattan loft corporation. It covers the top three floors of the west tower of this famous London landmark. The client Arran Patel hired TG studio to transform the unit from the standard developer spec into a personal and luxurious home.

As the property is of highest public interest and the interiors listed by English Heritage as very significant, the floor plan had to be broadly maintained but all staircases, balustrading and partitioning, where possible, were replaced. The Studio and Arran worked closely together removing all bathrooms, floor finishes, built in wardrobes and the kitchen.

Read more about the project here.

St. Pancras Penthouse Apartment

St. Pancras Penthouse Apartment

St. Pancras Penthouse Apartment

St. Pancras Penthouse Apartment

St. Pancras Penthouse Apartment

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Thomas Griem

Thomas Griem

Thomas Griem

Thomas Griem

Thomas Griem

Thomas Griem

Thomas Griem