Saturday, November 1, 2014

Italian Kitchen by Scavolini, Modern and Stylish Kitchen Design

October 28, 2014 Kitchen Design


Kitchen is one of important part of home, place where we cook to prepare meals for our family. As one important room, kitchen should given more attention, ranging from design, floor, furniture, storage place and color. Design should attractive and creative. Floor should be made of materials that are not slippery. Furniture and storage place should available and placed correctly and neatly. Below is Italian kitchen design from Scavolini.

Red Italian Kitchens by Scavolini Italian Kitchen by Scavolini, Modern and Stylish Kitchen Design
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Duplex Apartment, in Central Park West, New York City

Apartment


Living Room view of Duplex Apartment in Central Park West New York City Duplex Apartment, in Central Park West, New York City

Description from Bonetti/Kozerski Design Studio :
Duplex residence in a building from 1930 overlooking Central Park.
The apartment was redesigned by Robert Stern in the early seventies, then altered by Michael Graves in 1978 and finally received a gut renovation for a young family in 1986.

This renovation adapted the apartment to the new needs of the same family, whose children had moved out. It features a new expanded open living space and dining area that is centered around a double-sided fireplace with an extended hearth in hand-cut walnut travertine. The upper floor has a wide master bedroom with a wood platform along the entire length of the window wall, leading out to a narrow terrace with spectacular views of the park.

Living Room view of Duplex Apartment in Central Park West New York City 1 Duplex Apartment, in Central Park West, New York City
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Vienna Way Rsidence by Marmol Radziner

October 27, 2014 Modern House Design


Description from the Architect :
Designed for a family, the Vienna Way Residence is located in Venice, California. Floor to ceiling glazing and connected outdoor living spaces seamlessly integrate the home with the California native landscape.
Two main volumes, anchored close to the boundaries of the property, divide the lot into thirds, bridged by a sunken kitchen in the center. The pool in the center of the outdoor courtyard visually unites the building forms. As the hub of the residence, the kitchen connects the public and private wings of the house and possesses expansive views of the pool, side and rear yards. Marmol Radziner

Vienna Way Rsidence by Marmol Radziner Vienna Way Rsidence by Marmol Radziner
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Modern Two Story Home with Heat Control in Brazil

Modern House Design


This modern two story home located in São Paulo, Brazil. A modern home with building’s comfort and energy efficiency. Modern family home which called Morumbi Residence was designed by Studio Drucker Arquitectura. This home has windows with heat control as one of energy efficiency, beside heat control this home also has sewage treatment, solar heater, cross ventilation, polystyrene insulation, digital control of lighting, recycled wood that make the home become less harmful for the environment and great home.

Modern two story home Morumbi Residence Modern Two Story Home with Heat Control in Brazil

Modern two story home, Morumbi Residence

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P_House, Transformation of Small Post War House Into Modern Live/Work Home by Ras-a Building Design Studio

October 26, 2014 Modern House Design


Description of P_House from Architects:
Located in Redondo Beach, a greater Los Angeles area beach city, the p_House is a transformation of a small post war house into a modern live/work home for a young professional. Due to budget constraints as well as environmental regard, the original house was recycled as much as possible (in lieu of scraping the whole thing and building from scratch). The existing foundation was kept intact as well as the majority of external framing. Keeping to the original footprint lowered construction costs and allowed the project to bypass local zoning regulations required for new construction.

The challenge was making the small house feel larger without growing the house horizontally. The majority of interior walls where removed or relocated; allowing the living, kitchen, and dining area to be one fluid space. A fourteen foot wide sliding glass door pockets out of site, extending the space outside to a revamped back yard and swimming pool. This outdoor living area becomes the focal point of the new design, while making the modest size of the interior feel more expansive. A bedroom, a bathroom, and the one car garage are the only rooms that keep their original location. A design studio with it’s own entrance replaces a third bedroom and the old kitchen. The master suite is relocated to a new second story addition which cantilevers over the one car garage below creating additional covered parking. It’s slim form allows the midday sun to shine over the main floor and onto the pool and outdoor living area. The use of clerestory windows on the south elevation prevent views of the busy street, while still bringing in breezes and framing the tops of nearby palm trees. The north elevation, which faces the back yard and pool, has floor to ceiling windows providing the interior with an abundance of diffused natural light. The open tread stairwell acts like a thermal chimney sucking warm air through out the house and ventilating it outside through operable windows at the upper level. High solar reflective roofing, light colored cement board siding, and a well insulated building envelope add to the passive solar design. This along with the use of high efficiency ceiling fans, eliminates the need for A/C. A clean burning modern stove reduces heating loads during the colder months. Other sustainable building materials and methods used include a tankless water heater, FSC certified cedar, low V.O.C. paints, bamboo flooring, and xeriscape yards. [ Ras-a ]

P House by Ras a Building Design Studio P House, Transformation of Small Post War House Into Modern Live/Work Home by Ras a Building Design Studio
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