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Tag Archives: Wood
Morangis Retirement Home located in Paris, France by Vous Êtes Ici Architectes. The building is constructed on 4 levels and is based on a Y shaped plan. This bright and lively color, stimulating without being aggressive, is also the one used for the window and door frames of the facades found under the awnings and in the bedrooms. As one approaches the building and passes below the awnings towards the yellow coating, as he is welcomed, will feel and understand the building’s harmony. One will easily understand how the building works and how it is connected to its natural and urban surroundings.
This adorable toy storage by Serbian designer Ana Babic was inspired by playgrounds and their cheerful atmosphere. The goal was to transcend this feeling into interiors, using an object that invites you to play.
Play is a storage box system, consisting of a wheel construction that carries 5 wooden boxes with different color accents.
This is kinda cool! And a bit weird. It’s a handle for your pants, that your kid can hold on to! You can buy one for yourself and your kid here.
Bae Sehwa’s steamed bentwood furniture ripples in airy and sinewy ways to curve around the human body. The precision in each piece is not accidental. It’s acutely planned. Sehwa digitally renders and manipulates geometric forms then returns to the actual physical form, steaming and bending the wood into a mold under a tight watch. The result is functional, organically smooth, and flawless.
According to R Gallery, “Bae Sehwa’s work is derived from the Korean concept of baesanimsu, meaning the back of the mountain and front of the water and he draws heavily from the profound connection to nature in traditional Korean theories of divination. The steam bent wooden frame of this lounge offers a narrative that includes both the tranquil, meditative qualities of flowing water and the strong, comforting silhouette of a mountain.”
‘House House’ by Andrew Maynard Architects in Richmond, Australia is the result of renovation and expansion that involves two separate houses in the same building, organized on three levels.
Maynard Architects generally attempt to avoid crashing new structures into old. They deliberately created two separate forms, respecting the Victorian terraces while the new structure is built across the rear of the terraces. The solution is simple and effective. In breaking from typical australian homes with low roofs the new typology introduces the strategies implemented in higher density contexts, creating taller structures with light flooding and an intelligent mirror system that gives a greater perception of space. The original brick structures are left creating a more industrial feeling with injections of warm wood planks.
Fun series of animal shaped wood wine racks from Conte Bleu, a design company based in Seoul, South Korea.
Interior Designer Joséphine Gintzburger of France is certainly a master when it comes to combining contemporary and rustic styles into a space. The historic architectural elements also help, but her keen eye for it makes the end product that much better.
This residence in Burgundy, France is full of gorgeous architectural elements such as wood beams and concrete floors. There’s a great art collection throughout the space as well, with each room having its own identity. The large open plan design in the main areas really make this barn a gem in both usability and interior stature, with the mix of contemporary fixtures and vintage accessories complementing each other just right.
Japan erects massive sculpture of the last standing tree from a forest destroyed by the 2011 tsunami.
As cleanup continues two years after the deadly tsunami that struck Japan, a decision was made to preserve the memory of the miracle pine tree. The towering 88-foot tall pine tree was the last standing among a forest of 70,000 trees that were completely wiped out along the coast in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture. The tree survived for nearly 18 months after the tsunami but eventually died due to high levels of saline introduced into its environment, after which is was felled and giant molds were created to again form the trunk and branches as they stood when the tree was alive.
Long Island is home to a number of interesting homes, and the Orient IV Residence by Ryall Porter Sheridan Architects is one of the gorgeous pieces of contemporary architecture that really stands out within the green landscape.
Originally a 1970s home, this space was renovated to reflect that of the inhabitants and their personality. Plenty of the interior spaces have a one finish mentality, from the wood clad bedroom to the white mosaic tiled bathroom, this space is cohesive and simple from head to toe. The exterior sports a weathered timber that screams retro, although it works with the updates and gorgeous glazing paired with it.
I’m a huge fan of indoor slides. If I had the opportunity, I’d build one like this! It’s a staircase with an integrated slide – and an integrated seating possibility too. Absolutely awesome!
Adorn your knuckles with tiny rooftops by sporting these thoughtfully designed, hand painted House rings. So cute! Buy them here.
The brilliant concept of the IROJE KHM Architects home stems from the irregularity of the site on which it is built, and the overall undulating theme was absolutely not done on a whim. Sitting at a modest 1750 square feet, this home has an all over appeal, and a whole lot of places to really get lost in the architecture.
Crafted mostly from concrete, this structure is a wonder in itself. Not only is the space a multi-use family home with an office area and residential space; a floating bamboo garden is also to be admired on the upper level of the home. There is no detail left unturned in the home’s interior. Wood paneling on the ceiling all laid in a linear fashion, curved copper tiles on the exterior – this space has got it all in an exceptional way.
You can get them both here.
Check out this gorgeous work by Mickey Muennig. Built in 1976, Muennig created a brick, wood and glass yurt in Big Sur that not only braves the elements, but is still standing in its vintage glamour. The glass roof allows natural light to flood into the cave like style of the space, while the warm woods and rustic palette appeal to the senses.