The rise in the environmental awareness nowadays is inspiring more and more people become eco-friendly in every possible way. With the same point of view, many of the artists, designers, and architects from around the world are creating different kinds of green projects in order to do their part in saving the environment. Similarly, a creative team of Hong Kong based firm, Hour25 Production has done the same and designed and created the ‘Wood Shaving Bench’ out of the dumped pieces of wood at the furniture workshops.
Rafael Fernandez and Javier Boquete, the owners of Oitenta Studio, a product design and development studio in Spain, have designed this elegant chair dubbed as Eira. This sophisticated seating object can be placed in hotel lounge or waiting rooms at offices. Undoubtedly, you can enhance the appearance of your living room too by virtue of its aesthetical beauty. It provides a comforting and relaxing lounge experience at home. The original and innovative design is based on individual bent wood pieces, offering more comfort.
Cute, delectable and most importantly DIY – this in essence is the EP13 Geometric Doghouse. With a polygonal form defined by angular facades, the structure may seem to be a bit on the complex side. However, DIY enthusiast and this fascinating project’s creator Ben Uyeda assures us that the doghouse is actually pretty easy to construct. All we need are a few supplies that entail sanded wood (of various lengths and widths) and tools like Cordless Drills and Circular Saws. As for the simplistic home project, you can check out the step-by-step process by following the link.
Sometimes big designs come out of small notions. This is aptly proven by the so named ‘Billboard House’, a habitable conception partly borne out of the idea of creating temporary living spaces for the billboard artists. The architects struck gold when they unanimously decided (as an advertising gimmick for Scribe) to construct the habitable space with the billboard posing as one of its facades. The result was a small terraced house house nestled between the rear support structure of a big billboard, located in the affluent Polanco neighborhood of Mexico City.
Indoor swimming pool – check, indoor tennis court – check, indoor cinema – check, indoor gym – check; and now add to that round a whopping 14 bedrooms. This in a nutshell is the Heath Hall, the costliest house in all of Britain. Located in the North London neighborhood of The Bishop’s Avenue, the historical mansion with imposing walls is heralded to fetch a legendary £65 million (which amounts to just a short of 100 million dollars). Oh, and if you thought this was taking the astronomical route, hear this out; the house was originally listed at £100 million (or over $150 million), but has since been relegated by £35 million.
Collective functionality is the name of the game, when it comes to modern appliances and furniture. The ‘SMOOL’ kitchen solution by Robert Bronwasser has taken it to yet another level of multi-purposefulness. How so? Well, the ‘cook table’ design remarkably integrates three induction cookers, a washing sink and a dining compartment all in a single component. Touted to remove the traditional segregation of cooking the food and dining, this unique conception hints at a more evolved societal interaction between family members and friends.
The scope of a semi-private space always treads the fine line between the user’s sense of intimacy and the overall circulation pattern outside this space. This transitory space takes the advantage of both an enclosure as well as the connection (between the enclosure and the outside), thus in bringing the best of two worlds. In this regard, the ‘Abri-Boca’ designed by Philipp Süssmann, is a transforming spatial element, with its own set of flexible features. Comprising of a folded bed and a retracting shading mechanism, the shades can be easily stretched in a semi-circular pattern to cover the bed.
While our earlier post related to a high-end condo in New York City, this one is all about the new kitchen spaces for Bellini Williams Island penthouses (currently undergoing construction) in Miami. The hi-tech, eco-friendly kitchens in question would be the fruits of the collaborative effort of New York-based, celebrated chef Eric Ripert and renowned luxury kitchen brand, Poggenpohl. As for the spatial consideration, one kitchen space would be installed for every 4,955-square-foot penthouse.
The privilege of living of over the artsy corner of Soho does have its astronomical expenses. Jon Bon Jovi has certainly noticed that, as he is about to sell his plush Soho duplex (originally bought for $24 million) for a staggering amount of $42.5 million. The double storied condo is situated in the New Museum Building, around a ‘quaint cobblestone street’. However, it is not glitzy quotient, but rather the architectural features that really holds our fancy. And, in that regard, this Soho duplex is surely a spatial winner.
The magnificent pendant that you see in the picture above is actually not a pendant lamp. This is a kitchen hood that also serves as a lighting fixture. Debuted as ARKEA, this lamp hood is a part of F-light series by Faber. This extractor hood is equipped with RGB LED lights, letting you to choose the color according to your preferences and mood. By making use of this hood, which is functional as well as a polychromatic hood, in the kitchen you can set the environment according to your own mindset. For instance, if you choose green you are entirely connected to nature, whereas blue creates a calm and soothing atmosphere. Then there is yellow and orange to create warmth and energy. To add green factor to this gorgeous kitchen essential, the company has made it highly energy efficient by virtue of consumption of very little energy, i.e., of only 3 watts, for illuminating each of the four LEDs.