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LaCucinaAlessi

The new one-piece kitchen by Valcucine and Alessi is the dream of any minimalist individual or a cleanly home chef. Rounded corners, a lacquered sheen, and lines akin to that of a futuristic car make the kitchen unit equal in value as a cooking surface and as a sculptural object. Design for LaCucinaAlessi was tasked to Wiel Arets Architects who specialize in clean and minimal design for structures, furniture, and interiors.

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Villa Ladybird

Designed by Johan Sundberg as a summer house, but still keeping the winter climate in mind. With almost equal parts indoor and outdoor space the house makes enjoying the warm summer air easy from either area. The structure is single story and barely juts above the surrounding vegetation keeping its visual impact of the landscape discreet.

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Arnhem National Heritage Museum

Completed in 2000 the Arnhem National Heritage Museum is a simple refined structure with interesting textures and wide open space. Dutch architects mecanoo projects designed the building and campus to house the museum’s collection, which is comprised of historical homes from around the Netherlands. The color palette they employed is also really awesome. A mix of muted oranges and pale purples mashed up against organic textures like wood grain or rock and stone.

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Oberschwändiberg Cottage

A ski cottage in Switzerland is just about the ultimate dream possible in my mind. Oberschwändiberg Cottage designed by Swiss architects Althammer Hochuli was prefabricated in pieces and assembled on site with a helicopter. The below photo is probably my favorite of all as it shows one of the main wall panels moved into place. The site was inaccessible by truck so all the supplies and construction had to be done using a helicopter, but the view is definitely worth it.

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Silvervillan

Supervillan, designed by architects Sjöberg & Thermé resides in a part of Sweden which is extremely environmentally conscious. To fit in with its surroundings and the needs of the clients the house was created to limit heat loss and to maintain a stable temperature during all seasons. A distinct barn style construction is visible in the buildings exterior, derived from classic Swedish architecture. The interior either to balance this out or to directly oppose it sports an open loft style floor plan with extremely modern cabinetry and finishing.

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Slow Food Nation Pavilion

I am addicted to converted shipping containers used as architectural building blocks, or in the case a simple outdoor structure. The welcome pavilions for the first annual Slow Food Nation event in San Francisco are a great example of the versatility of shipping containers. I can picture this same sort of design being used as an alternative to the prevalent food trucks. The design was by Jensen Architects who has created some amazing public spaces including the SFMOMA rooftop garden.

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House S

House S is designed to be sustainable as well as stand up to the type of avalanches anticipated in a red-zone. Dietrich – Untertrifaller Architekten’s solution is both appropriate and elegant. It fits into its surroundings but also has distinctly modern lines and detailing.

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K4 Kithaus

I found this amazing image of a K4 Kithaus on the Herman Miller Lifework blog the other day. The K4 is a customizable prefabricated small structure, which can be adapted to most sites and uses. Pictured here is a couple’s backyard writer’s retreat in Brentwood, California.


Forest Stair

This Forest Stair in Stokke, Norway offers an amazing view and a raised perspective to see the rest of the Sti For Øye sculpture park. The design for the stair was whittled down from an original set of 20 ideas, Saunders Architecture refers to this process as ‘form of Darwinism’. Only the most fit concepts survive.

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House to Catch the Mountain

The name sums it all up. House to Catch the Mountain designed by Japanese Tezuka Architects was completed this February.

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Nannberga

General Architecture did a fantastic job on the renovation work of this summer house in Arboga, Sweden. I am really intrigued by the classic nature of the design and the local northern European vernacular that the building fits into.


Apartment 17-B

Don Draper’s apartment in the current season of Mad Men is looking glass into what mid-century modern was like to live in. David A. Keeps wrote a great article for La Times which details a lot of the furniture and textiles used or at least referenced in Apartment 17-B.

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Haus Fohren

Haus Fohren in Austria was designed by Architekt Di Bernardo Bader. A single volume divided into spaces suitable for specific uses features wood surfaces as the main material both inside and out. The simple structure is excentuated by the high level of craft in all of the carpentry and construction.

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Inbetween House

A simple house wooden house like this in an idyllic setting in a forest seems perfect. Japanese architects Koji Tsutsui designed this cabin as an escape to relax and enjoy the surroundings.

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Villa B

Villa B on the shores of Lake Starnberg in Germany is a modernist gem. The simple geometric shape constructed out of beautiful natural materials was designed by Munich based Fink + Jocher.

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Haus W

The shape of this house and it’s overall a-typical design are what initially caught my attention. Looking more like a submersible or a great sea creature cresting up out of a green wave. Haus W in Berlin is a dark mysterious wonder on the outside and a light open and modern dream dwelling on the interior. It features a broken floor plan with an interesting play between the height separation between spaces. This gives the house a much more grand feeling and allows the spaces to be separated with out walls, which would cause the space to feel boxy and small. Haus W is a project by the awesome Berlin based firm Pott Architects.

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Dental Office

Posting this Monday morning at 10am seems rather apt as it seems like a very logical time to have dentist appointment scheduled. That said this dental office designed by Estudio Hago is a definite cure for a case of the Mondays and your fear of the dentist. The stark minimalism and light airy environment could even make getting a route canal more palatable.

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Belavali House

This house designed by Studio Mumbai looks and feels as though it has existed on this lot since before time itself. Your eye travels across the landscape and only stops on the house once you realize it isn’t completely part of the natural environment. The five-acre plantation, which makes up the property seamlessly fades into the courtyard of the house and on into the interior. Design like this is a beautiful example of what contemporary architecture can be when vernacular and texture are studied as thoroughly as form.

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Photographer’s Studio

Overall I am not totally in love with this studio, but the way it is sited just up the steep shore from the lake and the way the glass cube interacts with nature throughout the changing seasons is awesome. I particularly enjoy the cube blending into the snowy landscape. The interior is astonishingly unimpressive. A stark box furnished with generic modern fixtures and sparse furnishings. The floor to ceiling shades create an amazing diffused light, which I am sure was a requirement of the client(a photographer). Design of this building was by gh3 architects.

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Hanaha House

Japanese architects mA-style designed the Hanaha House a simple and subtle. The combination of light wood and white stucco is has a nice airiness to it. I also really like the different kinds of windows used. On the interior facing the courtyard a series of picture windows unites the interior with the exterior. On the facade of the house the windows are small and placed with a sort of deliberate randomness.

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