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Archives: 2011 September

Archive for September 2011

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Modern Hillside Residence Paying Tribute to Light and Space: Graticule House

The Graticule House was designed by studio David Jameson Architect and is a two-story single-family residence located near the estuary of a river in Great Falls, Virginia, USA. Here is a short project description from the architects: “Situated on a hillside site, the Graticule House is conceived to be a trace, or reference datum, allowing a reading of…


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Charming 10 Foot-Wide Home With an Exceptional Layout in San Francisco

We ran across this delightful small crib with an inspiring layout, proving that living large in a small crib is not hard to do. This lovely two-storey home is located in the heart of Cole valley, San Francisco and was constructed using glass, steel and wood. An entry foyer with storage and laundry closet leads the way to the…


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Concrete, Steel, Wood and Stone Shape the Fabulous Washington Park Residence

Washington Park Residence, a modern and light flooded residence in Seattle, Washington, exhibits a fascinating facade made of thick and thermally insulated concrete walls. These walls are “layered and modulated to provide carefully framed views from west facing rooms, add depth and shadow to the facade, and orchestrate the entry sequence through the courtyard to the front door.” <a…


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Reinventing Indoor Gardening: Click and Grow Electronic Flowerpots

What if you could have a lovely indoor miniature garden, without actually watering and fertilizing the plants you grow? We received and interesting product concept that does just that. Click and Grow is an innovative method of taking care of plants the easy way. Based on clean soil-less growing technology and sensors inside, these ingenious pots measure all…


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Contemporary Home in Mexico Displaying Interesting Architecture Details

EV House was designed by Ze Arquitectura and is an impressive contemporary home located in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Here is a project description from the developers: “The concept of the project starts locating a central backyard as the focal point of all interior spaces. On the first floor we located all public spaces such as vestibule,…


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Picturesque Floating House on Lake Huron, Canada

Floating House was designed by MOS Architects and has a privileged location, as it was settled on Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada. However, this brought some serious architecture challenges. According to the project developers, “the location on the Great Lakes imposed complexities to the house’s fabrication and construction, as well as its relationship to site. Annual cyclical…


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Imposing Contemporary Architecture: Fray Leon House by 57 Studio

Organized around the imposing old trees on the property, the H-shaped Fray Leon House showcases a complex contemporary architecture that depicts the modern connection between man-made residences and the surrounding nature: “The interior spaces are organized around a native tree (Cryptocaria alba) that accompanies the access from the south. Through the hall, the presence of an enormous avocado tree…


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Celebrating the History of Interior Design at the White House

Inspired by a new exhibition honoring Jacqueline Kennedy’s founding of the White House Historical Association 50 years ago, AD looks back at photos of the executive mansion that have appeared in our pages

Sustainable Award-Winning Home: Elamang Avenue by Luigi Rosselli

Elamang Avenue House is a fantastic modern home that displays a carefully studied space arrangement fit for a modern lifestyle. Luigi Rosselli Architects were the ones who designed the residence located in Sydney, Australia. The owners asked them to build a comfortable home, so the architects created a balanced, sustainable house explained in the sentences below: “It’s…


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A Different Type of Gun Store by Artist Monte A. Smith

Guns are always better when completely devoided of their atrocious function. Perhaps this was the message that artist Monte A. Smith wanted to send out when designing The Gun Store, an art installation featuring highly controversial objects on display. Monte A. Smith just recently became interested in interactivity and installation. Outside of digital art and new media she…


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