House in Linderos | Cristian Hrdalo Architects

House in Linderos located in Chile.

It was designed by Cristian Hrdalo Architects.

 


Design Office: Cristian Hrdalo Architects
Location: Linderos, Chile
Area: 780.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Nico Saieh


 

 

 

Coffou Cottage | Brininstool + Lynch

Coffou Cottage located in Chicago, Usa.

It was designed by Brininstool + Lynch in 2008.

Description by Brininstool + Lynch:

With close proximity to Lake Michigan and a short travel distance from the Chicago, the woods and fields of Southwestern Michigan and Northwestern Indiana have offered Chicagoans weekend reprieves from urban intensity for decades. The owners of this cottage sought to gain a sense of privacy with their vacation property and preferred pastoral views of the natural landscape over views to the lake waters. They were fortunate to find the land that fit their aesthetic aspirations, and subsequently desired a home that would meet their modern concept for living.

This cottage was designed with a simple structural system, a horizontal red cedar rain screen on the North, and a wall of operable glass on the South. The open plan of the kitchen, dining, living area, and porch intensifies views to the meadow and woods to the South while also maximizing solar gain in the winter. Radiant heat in the ground concrete floor is enhanced by passive solar gain and runs throughout the three-bedroom cottage. The arrangement of rooms and glass exterior walls allows for panoramic views of the outdoor environment, while providing the most energy efficient operation. A fireplace positioned in the front hallway divides the bedrooms from the living area, and a custom sofa bench set into the wall across from it creates a traditional fireplace inglenook.

Red cedar was used to establish a material warmth and visual interest on the exterior, using a board and batten-like pattern for an open screen and tongue and groove siding to establish the solid form of the adjacent volume, separated by the entry. The warmth of material and visual identity is continued on the interior—the same wood siding is used on interior walls and cabinets, and the wood rain screen is visible from the screened porch and kitchen window.


Design Office: Brininstool + Lynch
Location: Chicago, Usa
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Christopher Barrett of Hedrich Blessing


 

Coffee table | Daniel Pearlman

 

Description by Daniel Pearlman:

The table consists of three functional elements, a low coffe table, a chair and a side table or chest of drawer.
Each maintains its own character, and together they connect to a whole new harmonious piece of new furniture.
The chair and side table are tucked under the table, saving some space and making it easy to store. The furniture set is perfect for small living rooms and studio apartments.

Designer: Daniel Pearlman

Sizes: H 42 / W 120 / D 55

House in France

 

Location: France

Photographs: Shoootin

“16th” apartment | 2b.Group

Descriprion by 2b.Group:

Proving that a space needn’t have electrical wires or ducts hanging from the ceiling to be an expose on industrial style, a 250 square meter apartment in Kiev maintains a clean, contemporary style while inserting plenty of personality and a bit of industrial rawness around the edges. Its contemporary charm is a result of its well-edited décor and displays.
An apartment has plenty of space to roam. But still, the color palette and textural draws are kept light and neutral-natural. Blonde wood floors run the length of the entire apartment, providing continuity and a solid, albeit gentle, foundation for the whole space.
Straightforward horizontal lines are the default choice for furnishings. Upper walls remain unadorned, which provides an energizing sense of “white space” to the apartment and also places greater emphasis on the pieces that are there. Keeping the colors muted and the apartment’s visual weight below eye-level helps to amplify the feeling of spaciousness that permeates throughout the apartment.
Maintaining a minimalist approach to decorating helps with this as well. The sky’s the limit as to what rooms can be used for, with nothing dictating a pre-determined function.
Touches of blue, from shades of aqua to indigo, provide a water-and-sky inspired complement to all the whites and earthy blonde wood tones that make up the bulk of the apartment.
The presence of light and air in the bedrooms is celebrated with open and exposed bed framing which is kept neutral and includes a built-in nightstand of sorts.
A rich royal blue backsplash in the kitchen is a refreshing counterpoint to flat wood-grained kitchen cupboards. What seems like a sky-full of stars is a bunch of small recessed lights. Kitchen island is a perfect example of the 16th Apartment’s masterful hybridization of the natural and industrial. What appear to be raw wood planks, with ends entirely exposed, comprise the food prep area.
The dining table lighting further resonates with industrial edginess, as a group of exposed bulbs dangles from the ceiling at various lengths. Windows are kept unadorned so as to facilitate enjoyment of the views at any time of day and to enjoy the reflection of internal light at night.
True to form, the 16th Apartment’s bathroom is a model of contemporary chic minimalism. Long, straight lines are found throughout the space, from the sink to the tub to the shower. A frame on the bathroom’s vanity mirror mimics the modern frame design of the gorgeous glass shower.
If you love clean lines, straightforward materials, and a design that is comfortably spacious with plenty of patience and opportunities to pause from a hectic life, you must love the 16th Apartment.

Video:

16 apartment from Balbek Slava on Vimeo.

Design Office: 2b.Group

Location: Kiev, Ukraine

Photographs: Andrey Bezuglov, Slava Balbek, Sabuhi Novruzov