Thursday, 30 September 2010

Residential Garden Design in San Francisco

This is a beautiful garden design and cool. One way to enhance the beauty of the home is to attend a garden in our yard. Houses become barren and gives the impression of calm. Especially when summer comes. For this reason Lutsko Associates made a garden in an urban housing in San Francisco.

The concept of this project is an open architecture for daily life, maximizing the impact and experience of a small space. The breakthrough of this sunlight can park with ease because there is no roof in this park. Another advantage is that we can enjoy the garden from the balcony of the second level instead of the inside of the house. Design pays attention to the sensory experience of materials and planting, which contributed to the richness and beauty of the park.

Description:
This city park in the Pacific Heights district of San Francisco around a single family home. The house was designed in 1990 by noted Bay Area architecture firm EHDD under the guidance of the late Joe Esherick. When viewed from two house sites overlooking the balcony, the park is a graph of the composition of space, materials and planting. From this perspective much of San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz Island slip into the views of the city spread out below the property. This park is designed to bring a sense of urban city fabric into the site. From inside, the garden intimately experienced as a sequence of outdoor rooms, their space and design features hidden sequence and expressed as a threshold passing each other in composition.

This park is divided into a series of three enclosed garden room, each tightly defined by the architecture and / or planted edge. Various treatments translucent-edge glass, hand troweled plaster, bronze curved walls, and planting-explore the relationship between the viewer and the adjacent off-site conditions. The walls between rooms consisting of Prunus caroliniana hedge cut, fit within the framework of structural steel. Thresholds between rooms create a sense of mystery and discovery as one moves through the park.

Each room is different in shape and quality. The first room, which requires light and privacy, defined by clear glass that transmits light and reveals the subtle shape of the outer edge of the garden. edge is reinforced by a steaming Pelargonium tomentosum and cacaliifolia Salvia to bring the natural flavor and fragrance into the room otherwise constructed. Osmanthus fragrans sculptural form branched multi-wall plaster, clean end to end view this space. The second room is dominated by the most dramatic elements of the park, a large curved wall made of bronze. From the slot in the wall, water cascades into the basin cut into the pavement beneath. Placed against the wall of the adjacent buildings, water features create a sensual edge with space, quiet introspective. In the third hall, visitors got a surprise vista of the city, bay, and the Trans-America building through the open window like a translucent wall panels. reeded panel's glass-covered walls of the Beaux-Arts fence neighbors recognize pastiche of the city, and is a reference to changing the architectural style from time to time. A lemon tree, espaliered plaster wall, in line with the axial views of the garden.

Park employs a large patch of contrast material to make a bold graphic composition: limestone paving of light that shines in the fog of San Francisco is interspersed with bands of wool thyme; dark granite stone engraved with a spiral pale to generate a mosaic. Restrained planting palette, shades of green and Grey with white flowers give priority to form over color. Bold-textured foliage contrasts dramatically with the materiality of space. The combination of material selection and composition of the structure to respond, simpler forms of home distilled. Park became home to a literal extension of everyday life while still associated with adjacent urban forms. [via]

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Fabulous Kitchen Designs

We had a dinner party the other day and we found that everyone just gravitated toward the kitchen, and stayed there! If you think about it, the kitchen is probably one of the most used rooms in the house. Well, in our house anyway.

Since we're feeling lazy this week, we thought we just lift material from other sources and show you some amazing kitchen designs.  Hope you'll enjoy them!













Source:  myhomeideas.com, elledecor.com.

Designer To Watch-Stephen Gambrel

You probably have seen Stephen Gambrel's work before, as he has been featured in several magazines. We thought we'd do a quick show of his portolio--Just so you'd have some eye candy for the day...













Images from Stephen Gambrel

Green Home Remodeling in San Francisco

Open Space Concept House renovation with Beau Artificial Pond. This project location on the peninsula south of San Francisco. The concept of Open Space was adopted to get closer to nature. So we also categorize this concept as a concept into a green house.

It was built in the 1950s but recently renovated. A beautiful artificial pond was brought there to give a strong impression - Back To Nature. Family members brought on vacation retreat into everyday life.

The home is composed of four parts - the main room, read or study rooms, a swimming pool of your home garage. Everything is focused on parks, pools and ponds. There is also a terrace around the pool which is separated from the interior with glass sliding doors. Photovoltaic solar roof panels and hide the hot water. Houses are heated by shining on the stone floor system, and although the climate is not hot air, but passively cooled with a combination of overhangs, shades, and windows that can be opened. He also has many green building materials, including high fly-ash concrete, casework and formaldehyde-free insulation denim. [via]


Outside the home garden design.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Fabulous American Style!

People always talk about how chic the French are and how sexy the Latinas are, but you know what, we think American style is so incredibly chic and sexy.  We invented American sportswear, which is so sexy in the most effortless way.

Take a look at the Michael Kors RTW Spring show:





Images from Style.com

Now, if we can only find an easy way to get that gap between the thighs, we'll be all set!

Busca Vida House Design In Brazil


Busca Vida House is a phenomenal project from Andre Luque in 2007. Located in Cama├žari, North Shore Bahia, Brazil, this house was built to connect with the surrounding environment. Especially the existing vegetation be maintained by the owners and architects as part of this project. Only one small tree has been removed from the site. Houses that use natural ventilation and daylight through large glass panels.


To meet the desire of owners to accept your friends, and at the same time not have their privacy disturbed, the house was divided into two separate pavilions. The first pavilion, designed specifically for the owner, has suites, living room and dining room, kitchenette, kitchen, storage and service areas. Which both have three suites to receive friends. The linkage between the two occurs through the social environment covered with common usage, which is installed in the gourmet kitchen invites. Block to the first pavilion, situated deck and pool area allow the expansion and integration of the internal region, summing up to 445m2 built area. [via]

Monday, 27 September 2010

Minimalist House Design, Just an Idea, Trend, or More Than Necessary?


Minimalist house design, just an idea, trend, or more than necessary? Minimalist style is now a favorite building in the metropolis. General speaking, this model is easily found in public housing, from low-income housing to luxury housing, or in the interior design of a cafe or an office building. The first looks like a uniform, but with detail added to make people know that each home reflects the owner.

Minimalist is a mindset, work, and lifestyle. A new vantage point in viewing design as a reflection of urban lifestyle, which is usually simple, practical, dynamic, and efficient. Creation of architectural buildings, including modern minimalist house, is the choice for form of architecture, born from culture and needs. Not only follow the trend recently.

For that reason, modern minimalist house is equipped with more tangible characteristics, a simple shape and design of geometric space, strong with the empty spaces are minimalist in ornaments and furniture. Selected furniture has multiple functions to accommodate the needs of all family members. Design principle is simple enough so that the quality of design and function space available should be more fit.

But the frequently asked question that usually arises is whether a modern minimalist home should be a simple compartment or any other form? The answer is a form of minimalist modern homes do not have to follow the form of simple or simple geometric compartments. If the house that only needs a simple compartment, it means that the simple compartment is the result of a process of function space needs, not by force or follow the trend.

And then people ask whether the parameters minimalist home means a cold feeling or impression of less fresh? Minimalist form the basis of design and also for the decoration itself. Minimalist here is based on a simple and efficient. minimalist interior is the arrangement of the interior who prefer to the functional and practical. This setting is emphasized on efficient design. Straight line, plane, crossing the surface of which is always 90 degrees, and perpendicular.

Then people are worried whether this is a minimalist design will spend a lot of money or not. The answer is relative depending on the detail of the building itself. With minimalist design, the type of materials used will be effective and efficient. Use of some materials such as wood, brick, stone, glass, or steel can also appear as an individual. The dominance of a particular material will give different effects. [via]

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Minimalist House Design Level Two in Australia

This is a minimalist house design level two on the beach. Perry Point beach house is a minimalist two-level house located in Coolum, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. A beach home renovation project of the 1990s Architect Owen and Vokes. The new owner wants additional bedroom, bathroom and garage to house their cars. Manipulation of the existing building and the natural topography to form a new relationship between living space and garden.
FIBRO original house appears as a traditional coast to Coolum Steep Hill site as stunted coastal vegetation to collect at the rear of the site. Remaining vegetation assessed as providing a counter to display the sea - a reprieve, dense shade of the panorama of sea and sky. The laying of these extensions retain as much existing vegetation as possible, and as a result, the bridge over the pond that is to occupy the remaining volume-able to build on the site as dictated by the height control. A new re-entry page-oriented, physically connecting the living space for the slope of the hill and provides views of the vegetation is left outside.


Masonry elements of managing the level at the site, forming a new landscape space and the embedding extension FIBRO-clad hillside. At street level, a concrete bunker accommodate cars on site, eliminating the need for steep roads and reclaiming space for a garden overlooked the living room and deck above. Minor excavations reveal page space below what was previously wooden pool deck. Promenade through the site reveals nuance and topographic settings.


Site entrance, located in the center of the site both in vertical and horizontal, externally accessed by climbing the stairs from street level. Existing internal staircase connecting the external circulation route of the road extension to the open air circulation. In extension, a linear porch provides access to the bedroom and bathroom, culminating in a daybed is located to the outskirts of the remaining vegetation.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Minimalist Home Design Beautiful with Natural Garden

This is a beautiful minimalist house design with a combination of natural garden. This minimalist house design projects come from ideas to concrete homes combined with software components such as natural parks. Built at a location near the lake, A-Cero Architects make this house look so fantastic. Moreover, supported by the extension of green scattered in the general area of heritage.

Verandas and pergolas, as volumetric elements such as housing, giving the facade of personality. Concluding like turned into a flat roof disappeared as an expression of the evolution of the creative process. Purity of the forms move into a constructive scheme, with the material and the environment impelling union between buildings and the context where it is located.


Exterior home design minimalist with natural garden.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Home Design Minimalist Mix Box

This is a minimalist house design Box Mix, designed by Manuel Marquez. Mexican architect brings a simple yet full of innovative ideas. Simple shapes with remarkable composition make this project feasible for discussion.

Corner building site in the middle-class neighborhood. This site has only 2150 sq ft. The developer intended to build two small single house but after reviewing the rules of our city to realize that an apartment building is much more profitable. And we can even attach a small commercial space.

The premise of the building is to provide maximum privacy and independence for each unit. We are located at the corner commercial space is and so we separate the garage and access to both units. The building is a pile of boxes, each one on top of each other, with different size and rotation. The volume creates a series of terraces. Inner space is a "cross-connected" so that both units share all stories and a terrace. The result is a very unusual apartment building.