Irene Arbore Bathroom, 2017-09-03 03:25:31. If you have children, you likely have a bathtub. And if you have a bathtub, you likely have bath toys. And if you have bath toys, you’ve likely had to kick them out of the way to use the tub, or found them strewn across the bathroom countertop, or leaving puddles of water all over the floor tile. Sound familiar?Some of these instances might be alleviated if you could simply figure out a way to organize and/or store those bath toys. Of course, you have to find a method that works for your family and your bathroom. Below are a few ideas to get you started in the right direction:
Chantrell Meunier Exterior, 2017-04-15 08:00:33. Instead of transforming the landscape, this house in Wicklow, Ireland, embraces the site and its slope with its sculptural form and eye-catching design. It’s a house designed by ODOS Architects with cantilevers and bright spaces that open to the landscape and invite the outdoors in. Every project has its own set of challenges. In the case of this home in Chile, the challenge was to position it at the center of the plot and to give it the smallest possible footprint and a low height. Mobil Arquitectos came up with the idea to shape the house like a croissant and to give it large windows and glass walls so it feels open and connected to the exterior.
Huguetta Pasquier Bedroom, 2017-07-02 15:15:35. Recreating the look of a penthouse in your bedroom is all about space and light. There is a reason why people pay a premium for apartments way up in the clouds, and while you may not have a view of sun-drenched LA from your window, you can create a penthouse-style room by maximizing the view and the natural light you have.
Irene Arbore Exterior, 2017-04-01 08:56:16. The street facade is covered in fireproof timber and has a very understated and simple look. There’s a small private courtyard in front, sort of like a buffer zone between the internal spaces and the street. The wood on the facade is stained and has a rich finish which contrasts with the galvanized steel elements. The North facade, the one facing the river, has a totally different structure. This is an all glass facade which doesn’t exactly give much privacy but, at the same time, exposes the internal spaces to the expansive views. The glass also contributes to an overall look that’s robust on one hand but also open and airy on the other hand. Such contrasts are actually quite common with this project.
Fleur Prevost Exterior, 2017-04-07 08:00:55. Would a concrete house look out of place in a forest clearing or on a plot where the only neighbors are the trees and grass? Well, yes and no. Look at Konieczny’s Ark, a project developed by KWK Promes in Krakow, Poland. It’s a house that was shaped by the site on which it stands in the sense that given the remoteness of the site, security was an issue so the architects found a clever solution: to design the house in such a way that only one corner touches the ground while the rest of the building hands over the edge of the hill. This solution also reduced the risk of landslide as rain water flown naturally under the house. So, you see, even if this concrete box doesn’t really seem to blend in at first, it’s actually very well adapted to its location.
Fawnia Leroux Exterior, 2017-04-21 07:59:52. This house from Brissago, Switzerland looks incredibly simple, like a concrete monolith with cut out windows from place to place. It looks as if it’s been on that slope all along and only recently carved into a home. It’s a great look managed by Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architects. Because it sits on a steep slope, the houses has the entrance on the top floor and the parking lot up on the roof level. Its raw concrete facades are minimalist and intriguing and the interior matches this look.
Fawnia Leroux Exterior, 2017-05-05 09:08:29. This residence in Big Sur, California doesn’t only have glass walls but also a glass ceiling. Even though it;s not entirely designed this way, these elements give it a lot of character. The house was designed by Fougeron Architecture and is composed of two rectangular boxes linked by a library entirely wrapped in glass. It’s always interesting to see how each architect deals with their clients’ requests and how it all starts to take shape little by little. Gogl Architekten designed in 2012 a house in Kitzbühel. The client wanted it to include an open room filled with light and with a connection to the garden and views of the mountains for the rest of the spaces. This is the result.
Aiglentine Dupont Exterior, 2017-05-01 09:33:16. This is the Jellyfish House, a residence built by Wiel Arets Architects in Málaga, Spain. It’s an interesting house for several reasons. First of all, it’s an inspiration for other projects because of the way in which it deals with its neighbors that are blocking its view to the sea. The house was designed on four levels with a rooftop pool that cantilevers 9 meters to the South-West. It was designed this way so that views of the sea can be admired while relaxing on the terrace or swimming in the pool which, by the way, has a glass bottom.
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