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Kolodishchi Interior Design

Kolodishchi Interior Design

With Summer in full speed, we started getting some thoughts about doing some renovations. Living in a country where you spend about 4 months in the harsh cold of Winter. You do want to plan your time accordingly so you are able to do whatever it is that you wanna before the Cold cycle start knocking at your door all over again. While looking at inspiration for Interior Design, we stumbled across this minimalistic & beautiful project by Dmitry Sheleg and his work on an Scandinavian style apartment. Two-story house interior design in a modern scandinavian style for a young couple. About Dmitry Sheleg Dmitry is a designer working mainly in digital art, interior design and architecture that is currently based in Minks, Belarus. We look forward to see more from him. Credits Studio: ZROBYM architects Design by Dmitry Sheleg Location: Minsk, Belarus Style: Scandinavian style Size: 292 m2 More information via his Behance.

Beautiful Houses: Newberg Residence

Beautiful Houses: Newberg Residence

Today we will show you a breathtaking house in Oregon, a project by Cutler Anderson Architects. This place is really beautiful. It looks like something out of a Japanese garden or something. Steel, wood and glass are the main elements is this simple and stylish place, take a look! Make sure to check out Cutler Anderson Architects website for further information about this and other inspiring projects. See you next week. :) Description from the architects: This single-family 1,440 square foot residence and 550 sf guest house was designed to broaden the owners’ already strong emotional connection to the living world. The site was an overgrown, man-made pond in an area of the owners’ farm that was not conducive to cultivation. The design attempts to make the pond and residence a single entity in which the owners can enjoy and connect with the wild creatures that come to the water on both regular and varied schedules. To this end, the building was placed as a bridge across the north end of the pond. The pond itself was enlarged and loosely ordered to integrate with the structure of the residence. The site plan was organized so that visitors park their vehicles 150 feet away. They then walk through the forest to a bridge crossing a small section of the pond, and into the main entry. The broad vista of the pond becomes visible only upon opening the front door. It is the hope that this experience will be memorable to the visitor. Designed as a simple steel frame carrying a wood roof structure, the primary box houses a kitchen, living/dining room and master bedroom. An indoor mudroom “link” connects the home to the garage. To enable guests to experience the place, the guest house is connected by an outdoor covered walkway. We found this house at Uncrate. Photos by Jeremy Bittermann.

Beautiful Houses: Limantos

Beautiful Houses: Limantos

Today we will show you a beautiful house in São Paulo, Brazil, a project by Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados. This place has breathtaking floor to ceiling glass windows that are simply amazing. The house is open and bright and also takes full advantage of the beautiful greenery on its surroundings. A mix of steel, concrete and nice sharp colors, the Limantos home is certainly inspiring, take a look! Make sure to check out Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados website for further information about this and other inspiring projects. See you next week. :) Description from the architects: Simple and harmonious lines, steel frame and concrete in the structure, glazed façades e a lot of transparency. The project for this residence on a steep slope in São Paulo evokes the rationalist architecture of Mies van der Rohe. Measuring 820m², over 3 floors and containing 13 different rooms, this project is completely open to the surrounding greenery and offers spectacular views and yet provide privacy. In the double-height living room, a helical staircase with structural features provides access to a mezzanine – containing a media room, fitness room and a terrace, equipped with a fireplace. The sleeping quarters – preserved from view – contain a playroom and 3 bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. Access to the master bedroom is by means of a spacious hall, off which are the bathrooms - his and hers - and the dressing room. The living room is connected to the dining room by a glazed partition, integrating a deck, an infinite pool and the side garden. In the dining room, glazed doors open up to the garden. So, practically outlined only by glazed panels, the house seems immersed in the landscape. The interior design project aims at intimacy and uses indirect lighting, as well as warm coverings, such as wood. We found this house at Contemporist. Photos by Fernando Guerra | FG+SG.

Industrial Boundaries

Industrial Boundaries

Ever since I've been taking pictures more seriously than a regular "snap-snap" from time to time. I actually do appreciate more and more the architecture surrounding me especially at the golden hour with the light (when it's not raining obviously). Taking the time to look around, you start to create another perspective and it's just interesting that you bizarrely trying to create art with your eyes. We are taking a look at the work from Epaillard + Machado. I can't help but to truly appreciate the industrial pictures, expressing the forgotten emptiness are just stunning. All images are from commissioned works. For confidentiality reasons, places are not displayed. Architects: Enia architectes - RATP - Franck Hammoutène - Antoine Grumbach - Urban Act - DLM Architectes - Reid Brewin architecture - RTE - Critical Building About Epaillard + Machado Epaillard + Machado is a team of photographers that work mainly in architecture and portrait photography. They are currently based in Paris, France. For more information: http://www.epaillardandmachado.com.

Beautiful Houses: Wirawan House

Today we will show you a beautiful home in Puri Indah, West Jakarta, Indonesia, a project by RAW Architecture. This place is super spacious and open. Beautiful interiors and lots of huge glass windows give the house a unique look filled with natural light. Also a great use of wood here, take a look! Make sure to check out RAW Architecture website for further information about this and other inspiring projects. See you next week. :) Description from the architects: Located in Puri Indah, West Jakarta region, the tropical open house creates intimate space from entrance through void in the garden, in living room, library, and the roof top garden. "I want a house. A house to retreat, to relax with my family," explains homeowner Mr. Wirawan in his brief to Realrich Sjarief. Situated in the increasingly crowded West Jakarta area, the 500 sqm house occupies a 450 sqm plot of land. Reflected by owner's name, Wirawan House forest wood, Size-wise it is inconspicuous, but its exposed brassed wood facade gives it a humble look. 5 types of local Wood was picked based on each unique character. First is, dried pine wood 180 mm x 30 mm x 3000 mm, for the facade, and 85 mm x 10 mm x 3000 mm for the ceiling. Pine wood was chosed because of the durability and the lightness. Second, reused Iron wood which is most durable material used for phinisi boat, combined with bengkirai wood which is more economic for the less walkable space is used for indoor - outdoor decking because of the texture, durability, and economic. Teakwood is used for main area bedroom, library, and foyer area, and merbau wood 300mm x 480 mm x 2800 mm combined in single door is used for door because of its tolerance on expansion, the most available material in Jakarta. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Eric Dinardi - Bacteria Photography.

Beautiful Houses: Hôtel-de-Ville Residence

Beautiful Houses: Hôtel-de-Ville Residence

This week for Beautiful Houses, we decided to showcase a beautiful house in Montreal, QC of Canada. This house is located in a very hip part of town with loads of families and for any Montrealers who knows the area; construction sites all around. With not a lot of Square foot to work with, it's clear that it has been a challenge from the folks over Microclimat. Hope you will enjoy! Larger rear is a common solution in the Montreal architectural context. This prevents severe municipal regulations on preservation of street façades while offering additional square meters very useful for families today. But rarely do we see a project that is both functional and responsive as the one proposed by the Microclimat Architecture team About Microclimat Microclimat is a team of architects that is located in Montreal, Canada. Among all their projects, they always stand out with their experience and their determination to create for any kind of clients including in the different areas of town. Credits Architects : Architecture Microclimat Structure Engineers: Geniex Construction: Paquet construction urbaine Location: Le Plateau Mont-Royal, Montréal Dimensions: 160 m² (1700 pi²) Project Type: Residential Year: 2015 Photography: Adrien Williams For more information: http://www.microclimat.ca/fr/

Beautiful Houses: Mirrored Beach Hut

Beautiful Houses: Mirrored Beach Hut

With the summer knocking on our doors, we thought about changing the formula for Beautiful Houses a little. When you think of hot warm summer, we immediately think about beaches. Instead of showcasing a beautiful house, how about a beautiful mirrored beach hut?! Located in Worthing, West Sussex, let's take a closer look at the work from ECE Architecture Video About ECE Architecture ECE Architecture is an award-winning studio with multiples locations in London, Sussex and Bristol. From concept design, planning expertise and technical delivery; the folks from ECE dedicate themselves to always deliver a successful design and projects. For more information: http://www.ecearchitecture.com

Burbucar: a Super Cool Car Wash Design and Concept

Tired of taking your car to that same old boring car wash around the corner? Well, great design can also be found in a car wash, at least at this one in Madrid. Burbucar, a project by Lina Toro, will certainly get your attention and make you want to take your car for a wash. Take a look. Not only the place looks great but 80% of the water they use is recycled, which is great for the car wash business. I always like when someone creates a new concept for an old thing. Hope you guys like it too. Burbucar is a carwash located at Costa Rica Street in Madrid. It is an established business, which uses clean and innovative processes and seeks to visualize its philosophy by means of a renewed image. The carwash occupies the ground floor of a 7-storey building, in a 70 m-long and 12 m- wide tube. It rests on a 10cm neoprene bedding, which absorbs vibrations of the machines at the car wash tunnel. 80% of the water used is recycled at a purifying room, through 6 specific tanks. In winter, humidity exceeds 80% and the apparent temperature is 0ºC. Running non-stop 12 hours a day from Monday to Saturday, an average of 80 cars are washed daily at Burbucar. The comission is made with a single condition: the running of the business will not be interrupted at any time. The project is executed in one month. Uninterrupted. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Behind the Scenes: Not Only a Car Wash #BehindTheScenes offers spaces, associated with the waiting time, which visualize the formerly hidden washing processes. #BehindTheScenes changes the corporate image of the conventional carwash into the technified SPA. #BehindTheScenes the technic decision of coating every surface with epoxy paint solves the general concept, allows a quick execution and the maintenance. #BehindTheScenes fuses architecture, design and technic in a combined operation.

In the Forest of Sweden

In the Forest of Sweden

With our busy life, we struggle between work, family and friends all the time. Weekends seems to be always too short. Sometimes we just wish to get out of the city (not too far), enjoy a little getaway so we can come back fresh for the beginning of the week. Well, if you are around living in the suburbs of Stockholm, UK. You should definitely pay a visit to the Tallbacken, a new Scandinavian housing concept by Henrik Schulz architects. A place where nature is your own backyard. Tallbacken is a new Scandinavian housing concept located in the forest outside of Stockholm. The concept is aimed at couples and families of mixed ages who want to live close to nature, but still around the city. What unites them are a common lifestyle that revolves around career, active leisure and time together.In Tallbacken you live in the forest without losing the convenience modern living. The project follows the conditions the nature provides and the houses float freely on pillars in the slopes to do minimal footprint on the surrounding environment - the forest becomes your backyard. The houses position, height and rotation have been chosen to give each house the best possible view over the ocean. Facade materials are based on and reflects the surrounding nature. The concept is developed in collaboration with Imola and . For more information: http://henrikschulz.se.

Beautiful Houses: McCann Residence

Today we will show you the beautiful McCann Residence in Tuxedo Park, New York, a project by Weiss/Manfredi. Open spaces, lots of glass and natural light, neat material choices and an inspiring layout give this house an unique and cozy feel. A really charming place amongst trees and nature, take a look! Make sure to check out Weiss/Manfredi website for further information about this and other inspiring projects. See you next week. :) Description from the architects: The McCann Residence is located on a former hunting-and-fishing preserve oriented around three glacial lakes and distinguished by a number of estates designed by prominent architects at the turn of the 19th century. Dense forests and rocky outcroppings characterize this landscape in the Ramapo Mountains. The site is defined by two massive granite escarpments and metered by a series of retaining walls quarried on site that echo the historic stone walls prevalent throughout Tuxedo Park. The design celebrates the extreme topography of the site, which defines the sectional development of the house. Three enclosed living levels and a sequence of outdoor terraces are organized in an ascending route. The lower level includes a garden room and exterior entry courtyard. An exterior stepped ramp rises to the main entry level, which includes a foyer, library, and guest bedroom. A double-height stair hall connects the main level to the upper garden level—a loft-like glass pavilion with panoramic vistas of Tuxedo Lake. This level features a sequence of platforms for living, kitchen and dining, and a master bedroom. The terraced gardens create open-air "rooms" defined by the arc of the house and the granite outcropping. The design features a material palette noted for its ability to weather over time—custom bronze screens filter light and maximize privacy and the granite walls, mined from a nearby quarry, are constructed from the same stone as the escarpment. Blurring the connection between landscape and architecture, the McCann Residence embraces its historic setting by introducing a new inhabitable topography. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Albert Večerka/Esto, Jeff Goldberg/Esto.

Beautiful Houses: Irekua Anatani

Today we will show you an inspiring house in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, a project by Broissin. The place is a beautiful retreat amongst nature. The indoor and outdoor connection is amazing and delivers a unique space. Totally in love with this house. We couldn't find details about it on the architect's page but we believe the images communicate enough. Take a look! Make sure to check out Broissin website for further information about this and other inspiring projects. See you next week. :) (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Alexandre d’ La Roche.

Traveling & Minimal Photography

On Social Media, we all somehow have our own conceptions of the Reality World. Through the photo and editing apps, we go from dark, bright and of course Minimal Photography. Minimal Photography might sound like an easy thing to do but it isn't. It's all about a concept, it's not something you can do spontaneously. In my opinion. Taking the time to find the right angle/perspective is a challenge. How do you see your reality? Let's take a closer look at the work from Matthias Heiderich who totally takes incredible photographs. Architecture, places, and scenes captured in the cities of Tokyo, Seoul, Berlin, Leipzig, Lisbon, Milano, Rome.     About Matthias Heiderich Matthias is a self-taught photographer currently living in Berlin, Germany. Really looking forward to what's coming for Matthias. For more information: http://www.matthias-heiderich.de.

Beautiful Houses: a country retreat an architect designed for himself

Today we will show you a beautiful country retreat in Aspvik, Sweden, a house architect Andreas Martin-Löf designed for himself. The property has been in his family since the 50s and Andreas renovated this beautiful place overlooking the Stockholm archipelago. Great material choices, layout and breathtaking views deliver a clean and cozy place, take a look! Make sure to check out Andreas Martin-Löf website for further information about this and other inspiring projects. See you next week. :) Description from the architects: In 1917, renowned restauranteur Sten Hellberg built a chinese-style tower high above Torsbyfjärden with a view overlooking the shipping lane towards Stockholm. The six hectare plot has been in the current owners’ family since the 1950s. In the 1960s a single-storey, period-style addition to the tower containing new living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom spaces was added. The new building is made up of architectural elements that relate both to the original tower and the 1960s extension. Together they create an ensemble of buildings from three different eras. The new building is placed on a steep hillside. When viewed from the main house above, the new volume appears like a small outbuilding inserted between two pine trees. However, the sloping site allows for a two-storey house to be placed without competing with the original house for dominance. The lower floor includes an entrance hall, bedroom, bathroom and a sauna which is tucked into a crevice in the stone hillside. A staircase leads to a single, large room on the upper floor which contains kitchen, dining and living areas. The house is constructed in steel, timber and glass and is placed on a concrete plinth. The faces of the plinth are angled by 5 degrees, which is reminiscent of traditional pagoda foundations and a subtle reference to Sten Hellberg’s chinese-style tower. The custom-made glazing is attached directly to the structure – with detailing adapted from the 1960s extension, while the characteristic projecting roof is borrowed from the existing tower. A sloping cast in-situ retaining wall creates an infinity swimming pool to the west and morning terrace to the east which visually cut through the lower storey. In the evening the pines are transformed into bonsai trees that reflect in the dark water of the pool. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); We found this house at Contemporist. Photos by Åke E:son Lindman.

Beautiful Houses: Old school conversion Ons Dorp

Today we will show you an inspiring remodel in Amsterdam. The building itself, an old school, was converted into ten large apartments by CASA architecten. We will show here one of the apartments, designed by Standard Studio for a young family. A beautiful open space concept where high ceilings and an exquisite combination of materials and colors deliver a modern and cozy space. This apartment is amazing, take a look! Make sure to check out Standard Studio website for further information about this and other inspiring projects. See you next week. :) Description from the architects: Ons Dorp is a school building that got converted into different apartments. This particular one was designed for a family of five. The teacher’s lounge got remodelled into the bedrooms and the classroom into the living space. Due to its high ceilings, it was possible to create maisonettes, which lead for the whole family to be together, but still remain with a bit of privacy. It meant that in the living area we could combine all five elements; kitchen, living room, dining room, play area for the children and work space into one. Storage is of essence when designing for a family with three young children, therefore as a result furniture pieces were created under the stair cases that not only allowed for the children to put their toys, but also as a play and sitting area. Concrete floors and steel staircases kept the characteristics of the school but when combined with plywood, it resulted in a bright and warm interior. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); We found this house at Contemporist. Photos by Standard Studio.

Beautiful Houses: H House

Today we will show you a beautiful home in Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam, a project by VACO Design. We could't find a lot of details in the architects page but the images certainly communicate a lot. Beautiful use of spaces, materials and colors create a modern and cozy environment. Traditional Vietnamese architecture elements also give the place an unique touch, take a look! Make sure to check out VACO Design website for further information about this and other inspiring projects. See you next week. :) (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Quang Dam.

Beautiful Houses: EFFE-E House

Beautiful Houses: EFFE-E House

Today we will show you a clean and elegant home in Bomporto, Italy, a project by Archiplan Studio. A beautiful combination of wood, glass and while elements deliver a clean and cozy place. This is certainly a beautiful use of a barn, were high ceilings and open spaces are the main elements. I totally loved the natural light, kitchen and bathrooms. This house is super charming, take a look! Make sure to check out Archiplan Studio website for further information about this and other inspiring projects. See you next week. :) Description from the architects: The project involves an old barn partially damaged by the earthquake. A massive structural intervention has made the building suitable to support other similar events. The environment is characterized by the presence of disused abandoned farm buildings and the cultivated fields of the Modena plain. The building claims its membership to the places with a main front characterized by an harsh nature, grumpy and unhelpful, which is opposed to a domestic and faithful interior space and a large façade that opens to the endless countryside. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Davide Galli.

100 Year Old Houses

100 Year Old Houses

We posted about Zsolt Hlinka work before on a series of images titled Urban Symmetry but he seems to be always producing incredible work. This time we want to share his latest project titled 100 YEAR OLD HOUSES. It's series of compositions that play with perspective, which is my favorite as you might know. Anyway, check out after the break and you will understand why it deserves to be featured here. The location of the series are hundred year old buildings of Nagykörút which are completely reinterpreted by the chosen perspective, changing our ordinary spatial perception. As the buildings are framing the sky, the contrast is getting maximized between geometric, sealed networks of architectural forms and the unsubstantial, infinite space of the sky. Looking at the accurately constructed, central photographs it feels like the buildings are tunnels driving to the infinity of the sky - and this is where time appears, as if the floors leading to infinity represents time and the age of the buildings. Zsolt Hlinka is a photographer and fine artist with focus on architecture. For more information check out http://zsolthlinka.com/