Tag Archives: Wood

Eco-Sensitive Holiday Home Relies On Locally Sourced Stone And Wood

Building a family retreat around the existing trees on a lot requires both sensible and innovative design that combines nature with smart architecture. The House by the Trees was designed by MODO Designs to accomplish precisely that as the open, pavilion-style structure weaves its way through large need, amla and chikoo trees on the lot. Nestled in an affluent neighborhood of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, the family retreat relies on the greenery around it for privacy even as the sweeping living areas, dining space and kitchen flow into the landscape outside. Read More

Swiss Delight: Modern Single Family House In Concrete And Wood

Set in an idyllic landscape filled with majestic mountains and a lush green landscape that comes alive each summer, Single Family House on a Slope in Merishausen, Switzerland brings modernity to a relaxing rural setting. Designed by Dost, this contemporary residence in gray sits on a sloped lot (not a surprise) and overlooks the village below. Despite its private and modest street façade, the house opens up towards the view below as its rear front features large glass windows and sliding doors that bring the outdoors inside. With an interior in wood and concrete, this smart Swiss home combines a hint of rustic charm with refined modernity in a seamless fashion. Read More

Wood Tube And Curved Ceiling Shape Skyline House Atop Eastbay Mountain Range

Overlooking the bright lights of Oakland and the Golden Gate in the distance, Skyline House sits proudly on one of the highest points of the Eastbay mountain range. Designed by Terry & Terry Architecture, the smart residence makes most of the spectacular views on offer while combining an open living ambiance with innovative design solutions. One can see the rear balcony and the panoramic view beyond even from the entry as an open common space creates the heart of the home. Surrounded by large redwood trees and a relaxing garden, the focus here remains firmly on the landscape outside! Read More

LA House: Cantilevered Brilliance Wrapped In Concrete And Wood

Finding design solutions to make most of a lot that is irregular in shape, the LA House in Londrina, Brazil, utilizes an innovative concrete box draped in wood to create a contemporary living environment for a young couple. Crafted by Studio Guilherme Torres, the modern home is located on the highest point of a condominium project and its innovative design makes most of the view on offer even while ensuring complete privacy. With wood and concrete shaping both the exterior and the interior of the home, the architects relied on simplicity of materials, smart ergonomics and modern minimalism to fashion a spacious and cheerful interior. Read More

30 Magical Wood Cabins To Inspire Your Next Off-The-Grid Vacay

A vacation in the woods is always a magical experience. The peacefulness of the nature and the sense of being away from our fast-paced life is refreshing, but one thing that truly makes the experience what it is, is staying in a wood cabin. The rustic and rural style makes us feel cozy and in touch with the natural elements, truly bringing out the magic of the forest setting. If you need to indulge in some wood cabin inspiration, take a look at these wonderful 30 wood cabins before you plan your next vacay! Read More

Wood, Brick And Refined Panache: Modern Industrial Wall Street Loft

Contemporary lofts with an industrial flavor definitely draw their inspiration from the various neighborhoods of New York City and its revitalized industrial buildings. The Wall Street Loft renovated by Lauren Rubin Architecture epitomizes this modern industrial revival with delightful use of contrasting textures and styles. The smart loft captivates with a blend of exposed brick wall sections, warm wooden surfaces, contemporary finishes that offer polished refinement and beautiful lighting that relies on natural ventilation. All these individual elements are seamlessly combined giving the interior modernity, elegance and an identity of its own. Read More

Embracing Wood: Smart Acoustics And Cozy Aesthetics Shape Office In Poznan

Gone are the days when offices were impersonal spaces full of endless cubicles colored in beige. Modern office spaces bring along with them a hint of personality even while combining a sense of inviting warmth and relaxation with an environment that encourages interaction and productivity. The Office Space in Poznan is one such setting designed by Metaforma Group that relies on wood, gray and white to fashion a distinct and dashing work environment. It is wood that gives this spacious and exquisite office its uniqueness with herringbone and chevron patterns bringing visual contrast. Read More

Wood Cross Sections In Interior Design: 20 Ideas + DIY

Contemporary designers love eco-style. And what’s eco-style without wood? However, there’s no need to limit oneself to solid wood furniture and wooden wall décor. There is an original way of wood application in interior design – pretty unexpected, beautiful and very spectacular. And also easy-to-make and affordable. We are talking about tree cross sections. Read More

Wall Of Wood: Acoustics Meet Aesthetics At House In Pedralbes

Think of home design and it is form followed by functionality that comes to mind instantly. For some reason, this has become the norm globally. Very rarely do people venture beyond these two parameters and seriously ponder over acoustics. Beyond the fabulous home theater or the spacious home studio, acoustics take a backseat to visual design almost everywhere else. But the House in Pedralbes takes an entirely different approach as its exterior, overall form and unique, curved wooden façade is shaped by a need to keep away urban noise. Designed by BC Estudio Architects, this modern residence in Barcelona sits on a lot that is close to a road with high traffic. Read More

20 Amazing Solid Wood Kitchens

Today solid wood kitchens have been given a completely different purpose as compared to 1990s. Earlier most of the manufacturers were doing their best to hide the wood grain and a huge potential of this natural material under a thick layer of paint or varnish. Fortunately, now the situation has changed and we can enjoy the beauty of solid wood to the fullest extent. Maybe, you’re convinced that solid wood kitchen cabinets are good only for classical interiors, and in contemporary kitchens they would look odd, aren’t you? Then we will show you 20 beautiful wooden kitchen sets of versatile styles and designs. Read More