Month: January 2013

Villa S2 by MARC Architects

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MARC Architects, based in Amsterdam in The Netherlands, completed designing and constructing a magnificent villa in Amsterdam called “Villa S2”.

Villa S2
Villa S2

The villa is a single family home in the historic city centre, and with high ceilings throughout, there is an exquisite connection between the interior with the exterior landscape – set by the water.

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With such seamless materials used, wooden cladding etc, it is hard to find anything wrong with this family home.

The Kitchen Area
The Kitchen Area
Elevated Living Room
Elevated Living Room

I think the interior of this property is casual and flowing throughout the build.

Corridor and Stairs
Corridor and Stairs

With a modern, seamless staircase, you will struggle to find any reason not to live in this beautiful house.

The Illuminated House
The Illuminated House

For more information and photographs:

http://www.designboom.com/

http://www.designboom.com/architecture/marc-architects-villa-s2-amsterdam/

Student Living; At Its Best

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Ab Rogers, a London based designer, believes that his recent student housing project could set a blueprint for compact modern living within the city.

Scape Student Living
Scape Student Living

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With the student accommodation, named “Scape”, built in London’s East End it can house up to 600 students. All of the bedrooms are no larger than 12.5 square metres in area. They were inspired by train carriages in which space saving measures in the storage and seating areas (cupboards doubled up as a desk and window seats).

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Within the student accommodation, there are two on-site restaurants; a cafe called “The Kitchen”, and a pan-asian restaurant called “Box Noodle”. Both of these feature in the photographs below.

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The Kitchen
Box Noodle
Box Noodle

A national breakthrough in design for new, modern and affordable student living across the country.

For more information and photographs:

http://www.dezeen.com

http://www.dezeen.com/2013/01/14/scape-student-housing-by-ab-rogers-design/

OMA and AMO for Prada; The Ideal Home

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Prada showcased Rem Koolhaas’ OMA angular furniture in the runway show for Prada’s Autumn/Winter ’13 collection at Milan Men’s Fashion Week. The furniture which appears on the runway is part of the new collection in which OMA are launching this year with American furniture brand Knoll.

The Runway
The Runway

The models weaved through the furniture which comprises of armchairs, luxury rugs and coffee tables which were accompanied with projections of both interior and exterior impressions of doors and windows.

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This isn’t the first time OMA and AMO have collaborated with Prada, and nor with this be the last. They have both been working along side each other for over ten years.

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I really like the furniture they have designed – they are sleek, and on a whole new level in modern interiors which will definitely stand out when Knoll bring the collection out later on in the year.

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In my opinion, fashion should collaborate with interior design more often because the designers will, without a doubt, bring a wider variety in experience for fashion shows. Both industries can benefit from each other, and this should be recognised more often.

For more information and photographs:

http://www.dezeen.com/

http://www.dezeen.com/2013/01/17/the-ideal-house-by-amo-for-prada/

Your Daily Inspiration: Do Something Different Today

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Interior Design Photography - Hotels
Interior Design Photography – Hotels

Do something different today …

Whether that is to design, draw or present something differently, or maybe something more personal like changing your attitude towards something… We would like to encourage you to really try and do something completely different and out of the ordinary. This could be as small or as big as you like – it’s up to you. Then share this with us below, in a comment.

Good luck!

Photograph taken from:

http://www.daylightpix.com

http://www.daylightpix.com/architecture.html