HYLA architects arranges singaporean home around spiral staircase


presenting a sleek facade to its neighbors, finely-detailed screens conceal a three-storey dwelling that contains a dramatic interior.

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A Laundry Room With Bunk Beds and a Shower for Muddy Dogs (5 photos)

Tom and Jamie Pumpelly’s four dogs like to get dirty. A lot. The couple and their dogs — two blonde Labs, a bichon and a rat terrier–Chihuahua mix — live on acreage along the Occoquan and Potomac Rivers in northern Virginia, and the dogs are always showing...

 

Wooden poles randomly strike the ground at Zimoun’s installation in New York

Vertical wooden laths cyclically pummel the floor of a cavernous New York factory building in this installation by Swiss artist Zimoun (+ movie). (more…)

 

Orchids 101: Classic Cattleyas (4 photos)

Cattleyas epitomize orchids to most people. Even the color called “orchid” takes its name from the the pink to purple shade of the familiar cattleya orchid used in corsages. Nowadays, though, you’ll find cattleyas in almost any color and with a variety of markings. You’re also likely to find...

 

Coming soon: Modernist Estates: The buildings and the people who live in them by Stefi Orazi

Modernist Estates: The buildings and the people who live in them by Stefi Orazi
Modernist Estates: The buildings and the people who live in them by Stefi Orazi

Not content with doing some wonderful art, Stefi Orazi has now turned her attention to books, specifically with Modernist Estates: The buildings and the people who live in them, which is published by Frances Lincoln.

The book isn’t out for a while, but it is available to pre-order now. So if you are the organised type, this is very much for you.

As for the book, that covers 192 pages and is described as ‘inside look at remarkable and sometimes controversial estates in Britain and their impact on the lives of their communities’.

21 modernist estates (and residents of each) are covered, including iconic builds like the Barbican, the Isokon, Balfron Tower and Park Hill. For each one, you’ll get an overview of the building, architects, historical and political context, along with interviews and contemporary photography, plus an insight into what it’s like to live on a modernist estate today.

The book is published on 3rd September 2015, but is available to order now, selling for £25 in hardback.

Find out more at the Amazon website

 

manolo storage frame by ilario branca for formabilio


manolo is a multi-functional storage frame by italian designer ilario branca for formabilio.

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۱۲ Breakfast Bars With Coffee Shop Appeal (12 photos)

It’s that little perch where you sip your morning coffee, eat your oatmeal and skim the headlines on your tablet. There’s no doubt the breakfast bar is a brilliant way to sneak extra living space into the kitchen. Even a very small one, given a little planning, can accommodate one, and I speak from...

 

Houzz Tour: Life, Love and Purpose Down on the Farm (26 photos)

The story of how landscape designer Connie Cunningham became a farmer and then opened a bed and breakfast has more twists and turns than a bumpy country road — but the telling reveals how love of home breeds perseverance and passion.
It begins with her mother, Patty Cunningham, a widow who raised

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Prefabricated house in Melbourne’s City Square can produce more energy than it uses

Modular buildings specialist ArchiBlox has unveiled its prototype for a compact carbon-positive house, featuring "edible garden walls", a sunroom and an insulating grass roof (+ slideshow). (more…)

 

Shop Houzz: Decorating Secrets from a Hollywood Stylist’s Home (73 photos)

Cozy bungalows can be found anywhere, but the casual, earthy and classic style has been perfected in Los Angeles. Mara Roszak, consulting celebrity hairstylist for L’Oreal — her clients at the Oscars this weekend include Emma Stone and...

 



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