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Dine, Wine And Design: Old Auto Repair Shop Altered Into A Bustling Hub

Adaptive reuse of structure saves both resources and space and epitomizing his green design principle perfectly is the Quonset Project. Turning an old auto repair shop into a modern hangout and meeting zone that contains a hip diner, wine tasting area, design studio, bar and restaurant, Brett Farrow Architect create a dynamic and elegant social zone. The new setting brings the community together, and the 8,347-square-foot project in Carlsbad, California combines a variety of textures and finishes to create a synergy between its industrial past and exciting presence. Read More

Cabin With Green Roof Offers A Window Into Mesmeric Norwegian Scenery

A natural escape that takes you into the heartland of rugged Norwegian landscape at its astounding best, Viewpoint Granasjøen keeps things simple and yet interesting. The most recognizable feature of this contemporary cabin overlooking the Granasjøen Lake and distant mountains is its green roof along with the angled walls. The gorgeous green roof lets the cabin blend in with the lush green scenery all around while the angled walls and façade give it a cool, contemporary appeal. The design was specially conceptualized and brought to life by Bergersen Arkitekter AS to ensure that this Norwegian ‘Gapahuk’ fits in snugly onto the site without any structural issues. Read More

This Fukushima Vacation Home Taps Into Sustainable Design Practices

A holiday home surrounded by snow-filled slopes and a majestic mountain outside the window is a place where we would all love to spend our next vacation! It is precisely this picture-perfect elegance that the One Year Project offers as it sits snugly at the foot of Mt. Bandai in Fukushima, Japan. The lovely retreat is made completely out of wood that was harvested from the site, ensuring that both the cost and the ecological impact are kept down to a bare minimum. Once the project was done, trees were planted around the house on stilts to ensure that the forest around it is replenished over time. A Life Style Koubou design, it is a fabulous suspension bridge that connects the two units of the escape. Read More

1920’s Warehouse In Los Angeles Turned Into A Splendid Modern Industrial Loft

Rugged and yet polished, stylish and yet surprisingly understated, practical and still pleasing, the Arts District Loft is many worlds in one. A 2,000-square-foot loft in a warehouse from the 1920’s, this dashing modern industrial is nestled in Downtown Los Angeles and draws you in instantly with its dark, flamboyant vibe. The open living area of the loft sits on an elevated platform when compared to the dining area and kitchen next to it. Existing partitions of the loft are done away with and every space inside has been revamped and redone to give it a contemporary sheen. Yet, a distinct industrial undertone runs throughout thanks to the concrete flooring, walls, exposed duct pipes and large, industrial-style windows. Read More

Adaptive Reuse Of 19th Century Building Into A Dynamic Modern Office

Finding new function for old and weary spaces in need of an urgent upgrade is a task that demands a careful consideration of existing constraints and creativity that lets you work past those limitations. Sitting atop a 19th Century building near the Flatiron Building in New York, this ingenious and striking office was designed by GRT Architects to accommodate a budding UX design firm without completely ignoring the unique past of the structure. The 950-square-foot office with ‘sawtooth ceiling’ and skylight is filled with ample natural light and houses a working kitchen, multi-functional workspaces and a nap room that also doubles as a client meeting area. Read More

This Posh Austin Condo Features A Dining Table That Morphs Into Pool Table!

Built to cater to the specific needs of a family of four, W Residence in Downtown Austin is unique in more ways than one. A dashing, dynamic and custom interior crafted by Christopher Sanders of Sanders Architecture with the help of Cravotta Interiors, this exquisite 3,150-square foot condo is now home to a family who previously enjoyed the tranquility and easy-paced life of suburban Austin. The move to a more bustling, urban neighborhood meant that the new interior needed to be a calming and convenient refuge that took them away from the constant rush of city life even while showcasing the glittering skyline of Austin! Read More

Camilia Armoire Brings Egyptian Style Into Your Luxury Bedroom

The mother of pearl Camilia armoire is crowned by artisan hand-carved peacock, meticulously engraved and delicately finished in gold leaf. Sophistication meets versatility in the Camilia range from Koket, a range that adapts to your precise needs. With an intriguing choice for the door facades, the armoire is clearly a piece designed for a luxury interior. A perfect clothes storage cabinet for any fashionable woman! Read More

10 Unique Pantries That Usher Textural Beauty Into Modern Kitchen

Planning for the perfect kitchen is an exercise that often involves maximizing space without compromising on form. It is a delicate balance between the two that really brings to life your dream kitchen. A pantry plays a huge role in it all. Whether you cook ever so rarely or love to regularly serve up sumptuous meals for your family and friends, there is always a pantry out there that perfectly serves your needs. And unsurprisingly, it is often shelf space, lighting, storage room and placement of the pantry that we tend to focus on. But even the most space-savvy pantries need to be aesthetic as well! Read More