Archive | MODERN architecture

HOME + GARDEN, MODERN architecture | February 2, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Best of Conversations in Design 2012 (part 1): Swedish Design by Eero Koivisto

orsta gallery on a farm

It is not everyday that a private client sought an architect to design his own private museum. This is exactly what Anders Fasth, an avid art collector who lives on a farm with his wife Birgitta, asked Claesson Koivisto Rune to do. The result is a stunning building. The modern gallery is located next to a traditional farm home. [...]

HOME + GARDEN, MODERN architecture | November 20, 2011 | by Kim Vallee

Wow for the Norwegian Wild Reindeer Observatory Designed by Snohetta

Norwegian Reindeer Pavilion Centre

The Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion shows a wood construction like I have never seen before. I like how the benches are organically shaped to provide the visitors a stunning view of the wilderness. Wood pegs were used as fasteners for the wood section of the building. The rest is made of raw steel resembling [...]

HOME + GARDEN, MODERN architecture | September 6, 2011 | by Kim Vallee

A Modern House in an Urban Forest

dining room :: a loft in the forest

Sometimes it’s good to look at past issues of magazine. I did it online on Dwell and found this inspiring modern house that is built on a forest lot on the border of the Portland. By keeping most of the trees, the couples have no need for drapes for their large windows. Who would want [...]

HOME + GARDEN, MODERN architecture | August 3, 2011 | by Kim Vallee

What I Like the Most from this Geometric Hamptons Guesthouse

adjacent bath

This huge guest house has plenty of things going for her (in French, a house is female). It unusual shape delivered fabulous spaces beautifully filled with high-end finishes and modern furniture. My top ideas to steal from this project are: The adjacent bath is practical as more people can use its components at the same time. [...]

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February 8, 2011 | by Kim

Space Saving Designer Tricks

the lair holiday house in tasmania

Excellent space planning often leads to no waste space in a home. It often requires to think outside the box to found [...]

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November 1, 2010 | by Kim

Solid Poetry Reveals Patterns on Wet Concrete

solid poetry patterns in wet concrete

I have to warn you, seeing this material will make you wish that it rains or snows more often. What happens is [...]

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June 19, 2010 | by Kim

The Sustainable ISEAMI House by Robles...

Iseami House designed by Robles Arquitectos in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a superb destination. I have been there and recommend it to anyone. Naturally, the Costa Rican climate is well [...]

HOME + GARDEN, MODERN architecture

June 16, 2010 | by Kim

Grand Designs Magazine

grand designs magazine

A few years ago, I watched on TV Grand Designs with great interest. I also bought a few issues of the Grand [...]

HOME + GARDEN, MODERN architecture

May 22, 2010 | by Kim

Minimalist Fire Pit

hill house designed by architect david coleman :: photo by Lara Swimmer

There are a lot of good things that I could say about this modest house designed by architect David Coleman. For one [...]

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May 21, 2010 | by Kim

Vote for your Favorite House We Love on Dwell

ridgewood residence

The only Canadian house that Dwell selected for their House We Love competition is here in Quebec. It’s the Maison Noire by [...]

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April 6, 2010 | by Kim

Fukuoka House

Fukuoka family house

You feel like you are outside inside this Japanese family home. For that alone, I think it is a great architecture project. [...]

HOME + GARDEN, MODERN architecture

March 21, 2010 | by Kim

Sea Sight Prefab House in Cedeira, Spain

forest wall of a modern prefab house in cedeira designed by mycc

I adore the forest wall of this modern prefabricated house located in Spain. Some portions of the wall are stutter doors. Unfortunately, [...]

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