joi, 28 martie 2013

Villa L by Powerhouse Company with RAU

Powerhouse Company and RAU: Designed to fulfil the desires and needs of a young family, Villa L is set in the woods of central Netherlands, fully oriented towards the sun and the views on the garden.

Villa L is a spatially diverse residence where every floor has its own strong identity, creating a broad spatial spectrum within a unified whole.

A young family with three children asked Powerhouse Company and RAU to design a house that would fulfill their dreams: a paradox of a house that is simple yet surprising, open yet specific, minimal yet luxurious.

Powerhouse Company, responsible for the design, resolved these contradictions with a house based on a radical differentiation of spatial experiences on three floors (of which one is subterranean). RAU embedded the sustainable strategy for the villa in the design.

Three clear levels, with three very different characters and functionalities as a basis for family life to emerge. One level is for living, a generously open ground floor. A strip of serving rooms containing storage, toilets and stairs, provides easily access to the luxuriously open living spaces. The kitchen and living room are oriented maximally to the sun and view. In close relation to this living area there are two studies located on the north side next to the entrance.

The collection of rooms on the first floor provides space for sleeping and privacy. Set in a delicate roof garden, all the bedrooms are autonomous volumes crafted in their entirety from dark wood. They work like a village of cabins, providing intimacy and privacy. Every room is like a world of its own with private views over the wooded landscape.

The curved basement is for guests, wellness and storage. The excavations allow the pool and the guest rooms to have fully glazed facades and direct access to the garden.

The house incorporates innovative sustainable measures including a hot and cold-water storage and extensive use of hidden PV cells. The basement contains a dedicated area for the high-end energy saving installations.

A house designed for the hectic life of an evolving family; fragmented yet united, plural yet whole.

The audacious structural engineer Gilbert van der Lee, also responsible for engineering Villa 1, designed the structure, including the soaring ceiling of the living room.

The interior furnishings are designed by interior designer Bart Vos.














All images © Christian van der Kooy




Villa L by Powerhouse Company with RAU

luni, 25 martie 2013

Pure White: A Cliff Side House Interior by Susanna Cots


Susanna Cots  : Because white does not scare us, or make us feel blocked nor we are afraid of staining it. Because we do not want it to be related to trifles nor fashion crazes. Because we believe that the authenticity of white resides in its purity and brightness. Because this is the white we love.






















All images © Susanna Cots


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Pure White: A Cliff Side House Interior by Susanna Cots

vineri, 22 martie 2013

ODE Chair by Jolyon Yates

ODEChair also known as Breeze or Savana Rocking Chair III designed by British Jolyon Yates is a rocking chair made of Birch laminate that is in strong satin lacquer which brings out the rich wood tones and provides maximum protection whilst maintaining a simple natural finish.

The chair is a fine combination of simplicity: modern design and natural material. As it is said at ODEChair’s web side “ODE is to those that we meet and learn from on our journeys.”



All images © jolyonyates


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ODE Chair by Jolyon Yates

miercuri, 20 martie 2013

Einaudi talks about "Walk"

Einaudi talks about “Walk” from his last album In A Time Lapse.

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Einaudi talks about "Walk"

sâmbătă, 16 martie 2013

Provocations Campaign Film for Calvin Klein

An outstanding presentation for Calvin Klein clothing collection directed by Fabien Baron.

Calvin Klein presents Alexander Skarsgård in Provocations, with Suvi Koponen for our Spring 2013 campaign. A film by Fabien Baron.


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Provocations Campaign Film for Calvin Klein

DSF - Private Thoughts

DSF – Private Thoughts

DSF - Private Thoughts

luni, 11 martie 2013

Cut House

Cut House visualizations by Poland artist Michal Nowak, architecture design by 81.WAW.PL






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Cut House