The good folks from Japanese studio Suppose Design Office are behind this amazing residential project in Sakuragawa, Japan. A spacious interior with a limited floor plan, the minimalist house covers a small 50sqm plot with a split-level layout that is spread over three floors. Featuring a massive bay-window to overlook the nearby park, lots of wood furnishings, large spaces and a bunch of white stairs. And although we can’t see any rooms, doors, separating walls or furniture, it still looks like a nice modern addition to a crowding environment where space has become a real commodity.
Daniel Libeskind’s recent project, a series of signature prefabricated homes, is a drastic change from his usual commissions. Although a smaller project (5,500 square foot), the residence strongly speaks his language of design with drastic angles, strong geometries and seamless transitions between spaces. In this ever-growing age of prefab dominance, Libeskind’s villas will be able to be shipped to almost any location in the world within months, and will be assembled on site by a team of experts within weeks. [ archdaily ]
Designed by Nunatak Architectes, this amazingly unique house is located in a picturesque valley of Switzerland. Inspired by a mountain, this house is like a huge inclined block – sloping roofs
epitomize mountain slopes and the lovely grey color of the house blends in perfectly with the hilly terrain. The most interesting thing is that some walls are made of simple stones that simply gives the entire house a more “eco-friendly” feel.
Designed by TsAO & McKOWN Architects. This beautiful rural retreat is located in Wainscot, New York, United States. The primary challenge was to design for the needs of a yet-to-be-determined client. Another significant question was how to root the house to the earth; the nearly flat site in a young growth forest offered no footing. We responded by reshaping the topography, establishing the first level slightly below grade and sculpting the surrounding terrain into a gentle rise. In addition to anchoring the house, this also allowed the visible volume to be reduced, and enabled the creation of indoor/outdoor spaces that are at once secluded, yet very open to their surroundings.
The house functions (physically and psychologically) on multiple levels – as much an intimate retreat for two (or one) as an accommodating host to an extended family (or numerous guests) – thus promoting multiple, overlapping narratives. Above, the public face; contained, controlled, consistent. Below, the private sphere; free-wheeling and spontaneous. We chose to embrace, rather than deny, this inherent ambivalence – a duality that is universal to the human condition.
Wooden beds aren’t very rare. There are a lot of manufacturers which produce them although Presotto do than in a nice Italian style. Aqua bed is made of curved multiplaywood combined with hung aqua nightstands. The cool thing is that headboard and main frame are one piece. That make the bed look more aesthetic. The nightstands are connected to the frame and doesn’t have their own short legs. Thanks to that whole bed looks like it levitating above the floor. The wooden bed come in different colors. The most beautiful ones are grey oak and bianco.