Designed and defined by Nico van der Meulen Architects, the exquisite House Duk is a wonderful property that invites you to enjoy the benefits of the outdoor living. Nested within a nature reserve near Johannesburg, South Africa, it provides a large array of recreational possibilities and naturally, it encourages residents to embrace and explore the beauty of nature. The spacious two-storey mansion is encircled by a landscaped garden which can be admired from every room in the house. That’s a big, big plus! A covered patio serves as an extension to the living room. The two environments (in and outdoor) merge seamlessly creating the perfect warm and welcoming home. Natural materials and earthy tones of colour intentionally adorn the house to discreetly match the surroundings. Comfort and elegance result from the carefully selected décor elements, the inspired combination of colour hues and the smooth textures. Both floors feature outdoor lounge spaces. “The best part of this design is the way the entrance entices your curiosity with long stone cladded screen walls and once inside, the transparency and openness of this home that lies behind these solid entrance walls creates interesting contrast.” Undoubtably, this is a captivating home, a delight for the eyes and a soothing place where you can retreat to and relax in whilst enjoying the wonders of nature.
Arborwall combines traditional solid log construction with state-of-the-art precision manufacturing methods to produce homes that are solid, sustainable and exceptionally energy efficient. These homes retain all of the benefits of log construction but have a surprising new look and design versatility that can appeal to modern, contemporary or classic tastes. Continuous Insulation is considered to be a best practice in residential construction. Because Arborwall homes are constructed with mass cedar walls, traditional structural framing is not needed. This allows insulation to be applied directly to the mass wall without breaks, resulting in a significant reduction in heat loss and air infiltration, as well as a significant increase in R-value per inch.
If you’re looking to purchase a home to dream of, with astounding sea views in an exquisite location, villa Chameleon might just be it. The property is currently for sale and you can check every house-related detail on Mallorca Sotheby’s website. Located on one of the finest and spots in Palma de Mallorca, in the exclusive area of Son Vida (right on top of a hill), the property boasts a flawless glossy white interior, which can be nicely illuminated in different colours, depending on your mood. The fascinating interplay of the light effects has the ability to change the décor of your home in the blink of an eye. Colours can be programmed to highlight specific corners of the house. However, the name of the villa is more than suggestive. Bu with an interior that constantly changes, how could it be not?!
Blok Wschodni /Eastern Block is a collection of paper cut-out models representing various modernist buildings in Warsaw, Poland. The series has been created by Hispano-Polish graphic design studio Zupagrafika and is made up of iconic examples of functional architecture in the Polish capital (Rotunda PKO), some less classic buildings, however, familiar to the city dwellers (Za Zelazna Brama district, Smolna 8 street, Mokotow), as well as “Wielka Plyta” prefab blocks from the outskirts (Tarchomin and Pulawska districts).
Swiss designer Christoph Steiger envisioned the Pi chair during his studies at Bergen Academy of Art and Design. The unconventional dining chair stands out due to its elegant curves. The fusion between its back support and legs is a creative twist which can act as an instant eye-catcher. Embedded in a minimalist decor, this creative furniture piece can turn a common interior design scheme into a spectacular one.
From Marchi Cucine of Italy comes this stunning retro-look kitchen, dubbed St. Louis, and new for 2014. Isn’t it just peachy-keen? Made of lacquered woods, this kitchen stands up to the fine quality that the Marchi Group is known for, world wide. The rounded corners and pastel colors are such a flashback in time – we can just see the 50′s family, gathering around for a meal. But at the same time, it has a modern flair — isn’t it just a little bit Jetsons? And aren’t those rounded-corner windows in the cupboards just charming? And we love the porthole windows on the oven, with it’s mesh screens. This room just screams Buddy Holly, Elvis and the gang. What a blast from the past. Time to pull out your grandmother’s recipe for macaroni and cheese and get cooking!