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Archives: 2011 December

Archive for December 2011

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Happy New Year!

Here’s looking forward (and looking Retro) into the New Year! We do fondue for New Year’s – do you have a Retro New Year Tradition?

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New Year's and we gave up!
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Happy Holidays to all of you from all of us!

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  1. New Year's and we gave up!
  2. Happy Belated Blogiversary – One Year
  3. Happy Holidays to all of you from all of us!

Tastefully Designed Residence in Thailand: The Lake House

The Lake House is a modern home completed by Bangkok-based studio Openbox Company… and located in Kaoyai, Nakornratchasima, Thailand. All the architecture planning for this home was influenced and connected to its privileged position: “The site of this project was on the edge of a small, man-made lake, inside a property adjacent to Kaoyai National Park. The selected placement of

Modern Architecture Adapted to the Chihuahuan Desert Climate: Casa Camino

Casa Camino is a project belonging to Mexico City-based studio Parque Humano… and located in Chihuahua, Mexico. Its architecture had to be adapted to the semi-arid climate. According to the architects, the residence “occupies a natural ledge in the hillside, facing the view to the east and turning its back to the winds coming from the north, we have privileged the

Small, One Room Cabin in Massachusetts With an Impressive Layout

We ran across this ingeniously-structured small cabin, with a living surface of just 750 square feet (about 70 square meters) designed by studio Maryann Thompson Architects… and located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA. Despite its modest size, the small home accommodates a kitchen, living, dining areas and two sleeping alcoves and gives away a feeling of space. Here is more

Stunning Statement Cooker Hoods by Elica

Making a statement in the kitchen can be done in numerous ways but cooker hood manufacturer Elica… has found a unique way to bring a breath of fresh air into the heart of our homes. Combining efficiency, innovation and design, the Italian company has produced an extensive range of unique and eye-catching cooker hoods that feature cutting edge technology making

Imposing Modern Home in Brazil: Casa Acapulco

Casa Acapulco was designed by architects Flavio Castro Arquitectos  …and is a 3,660 square-foot two-story home is located in Guarujá, Brazil. The house is composed of six squares grouped in pairs. Within this compositional rule, two subtractions were made at opposite ends to form two venues: the garage and playground. The left part of the house provides a continuous living

Modern Residence in California Opened Towards a Dramatic Landscape

Carpinteria Foothills Residence is a contemporary hillside residence designed by Neumann Mendro Andrulaitis Architects… and located in  California, USA. Overlooking a coastal ridge-top landscape, the home opens up towards it, through generously-sized glazed windows. According to the architects, “the program asked for a master suite, one guest room, a study for two, a more contained den and an informal open

Weekend Retreat Disclosing Smart Design Ideas: The Robins Way Residence

The Robins Way Residence was designed by studio Bates Masi Architects… and is an inspiring modern residence located in Amagasett, New York, USA. The project consisted of a complete renovation and addition of a 1960’s kit house, in order to serve as a week-end retreat for the owners, a DJ and an interior designer. The design solution found by the project team

Weekend Retreat in Brazil Characterized by Imposing Architecture Details

Itu Residence was designed by Maristela Faccioli Architecture… and is located in São Paulo, Brazil. The home was especially developed in order to serve as a weekend retreat for the owners. According to the architects, “the land of this residence faces a lake and is neighbor to an area of preserved native forest. Given the program and construction constraints, the

Contemporary Home Displaying a Minimalist Design in Japan

Nagoya-based studio Stands Architects… (Hiroshi Yokozeki, Yuji Shimiz, Kyoko Ikuta) recently completed a clever modern home entitled  ‘House O’ and located in Mie, Japan. The residence features a cleverly integrated garage, that can be observed from the interior. According to the architects, “the sheltered car park serves as a physical extension of the road, drawing in visual focus through a