Archive for the ‘Cribs’ Category
via designboom. Nakahouse LA by XTEN Architecture (located in Hollywood Hills).
This angular, black-and-white design features terraced patios and private balconies on all of its levels, providing sweeping views of the hills above and the valley below. The interior is minimally-designed and bathed in white, while the black skin of the exterior creates a visual barrier from a distance. Much of the home opens to the exterior sections with sliding walls.
Wow, this looks amazing. It was designed by the Guz Architects located in Singapore. More photos below.
via gizmag. One of the Swedish airports converted a retired Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet into a hostel accommodation. You can stay at in the cockpit suite, go to the dormitory style rooms, or hang out in the private 1-2-3 rooms. Staying at the dorm costs $62 a night, while the cockpit suite would cost $515 a night. More photos after the break.
via designboom. The ‘wright conversion’ house was designed by elmo swart architects and is an expansion project to a three-bedroom thatch cottage in Durban, South Africa. The design features a continuous surface that wraps around the structure to form a fluid floor, wall, and roof form. More photos below.
The Jarson Residence near Arizona’s McDowell Mountains is a private, two-story residence for a family of four and their guests. Will Bruder & PARTNERS are well known for their designs using mountainous and desert landscapes. More photos after the break.
Casa Folha by Mareines and Patalano is a large tropical shelter housed under a roof that is shaped like a complex leaf.
“Flipping through the latest issue of Boston Home, I was struck by the beauty of this ‘invisible’ tub. Made from a thick sheet of glass inserted between the two tile walls, it’s so simple, yet I’ve never seen anything quite like it.” “Boston-based architecture and design firm Stern McCafferty created this custom bath based on an inspiration photo from owners Amy and Ethan d’Abelmont Burnes. They gut-renovated their South End rowhouse when they bought the property next door and decided to combine them. The couple wanted an open and modern sanctuary, and this tub definitely fits in with that aesthetic.” – Apartment Theory
A homeowner from South Florida added a $2.5 million Pirates of the Carribean themed movie theater (situated on the deck of a mock pirate ship) to his home. This was installed with the help of Elite Home Theater Seating. Apparently, this is not the first time they’ve done this. Look at the Batman inspired theater below.
I’ve highlighted a few of these ‘transformer’ apartments before… here’s another really cool one. Great use of space. Check it out after the jump.
“When Christian Schallert isn’t cooking, dressing, sleeping or eating, his 24 square meter (258 square feet) apartment looks like an empty cube. To use a piece of furniture, he has to build it.
To sleep, he rolls his bed out from under the balcony, his stairs become become bedside tables and he can even swing his TV out from the wall.
To dine, he lowers a plank from the wall, his flower stand becomes a support and his stairs become a bench.
To cook, he clicks a spot on his vast wall of click-able furniture, and a spring-loaded door swings up to reveal an instant kitchen: double-burner, dishwasher, sink, countertop and microwave oven. The full-sized refrigerator and freezer click open just alongside.