We can't seem to stay from any project with steel-frames windows. Enter: A 19th century Upper Westside brownstone from O'neill Rose Architects. While the facade of the home was restored as per NYC Landmarks and Preservation standards, the interior was distilled down to its essence. The result is a space which defers to original architectural details while also establishing a sense of modern spaciousness. And our favorite…steel-framed windows. Their narrow profile means more glass which means more light, a luxury sometimes scarce in older homes. For more, visit O'neill Rose Architects. Via Remodelista.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Industrial materials define this home from Sweden's Sandell Sandberg. Centered around a hearth of concrete and cast iron and wrapped in an exterior or brick and metal, this home in Sweden's southern coast still manages to radiate a homely sensibility. Plenty of open space and an abundance of light give balance and a surprising sense of calm to the space. Find more at dezeen.
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The rafters come first in this Niigata, Japan home from Sydney/Osaka-based facet studio. A simple floor plan, loads of natural wood, and not a little bit of craftsmanship come together to create a dynamic interior nestled inside a humble exterior. See more at designboom.
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Monday, November 25, 2013
There's a lot to appreciate about this 28 sqm (301 sqft) Madrid apartment from Beriot, Bernardini Arquitectos. Formerly an office space, the challenge of maximizing the small space was approached with an emphasis on cabinetry, designing the loft to be supported effectively by casework below. And it doesn't hurt that it feels like a childhood fort either. For more, visit design milk and Beriot, Bernardini Arquitectos.
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
With autumn in the city, we have country on our mind. Incidentally, we were excited to come across the Berkshires farm and home of Mark Firth, co-founder of Williamsburg's Diner and Marlow and Sons, and more recently Prairie Whale in Great Barrington, MA. Zambia-born Firth sought out the Barkshires both for its proximity to his restaurant and for its relative value over upstate New York. After settling in, Firth says they are close to self-sufficient, from growing the majority of their own vegetables to running their truck on vegetable oil. Highly styled it is not, but who needs style when you have 82 acres and a cast iron stove? See the interview at Freunde von Freunden.
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