Japanese House from Konishi Gaffney architects

Sometimes the lack of space can make you work wonders as in this case where Konishi Gaffney architects came up with a Japanese house in Edinburgh, Scotland. The space was originally a garage where the architects came up with a Japanese house that adores sunshine and privacy. The privacy factor has been incorporated by turning the back of the house towards the lane. Towards the east of the house are three large sliding glass doors all of which open to the garden, an ideal place to bask in the morning sun.

Another interesting thing is the strip windows to the ground floor (southern side)  and the give an illusion as though the house is floating over the high garden wall. This house is a collective mix of modernity and tradition where you have chimneys propping out of a slate roof amidst a location which is urban.

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It is ‘Comfort’ that defines a home from a Surrounding

You may have the best of surroundings but comfort is the defining perimeter which makes a place called home. These images reveal an ideal comfortable home made to relieve you of the daily work stress. What makes it so special are the contrasting ceiling heights for instance the low ceiling in the living room and the high one in the kitchen. Double story windows have been used to ensure maximum light entry into the house which makes the surrounding radiant. It may not be a great idea for a town where there are space constraints but in a country side where the space is all yours, such uneven ceiling patterns and double story windows could make a great architecture idea.{images via Côté Sud, photography by Bernard Touillon}

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Single family residence in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

We’ve seen plenty of unusual buildings in areas such as Tokyo and this is definitely one of them. This house is located in Setagaya-ku and it was a project by Keita Fukushima. The most interesting thing about this building is, at first sight, the array of windows and they way in which they have been positioned. The windows and long and narrow and placed one right above the other or they are small and square-shaped and positioned away from the others.

The single-family residence is three stories high. The three floors functionally divide the different areas and functions of the house. The floors are connected by wooden staircases which add a nice warm and natural touch to the interior décor. The interior design is based on a very simple color scheme and the main shade is white. The walls and ceilings are white throughout the residence and the floors are either concrete of wood with a light shade.

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Interesting Glass Suspension Lighting by deMajo

When it comes to contemporary lighting fixtures, deMajo is an important name. They always find a way to impress us with their designs, whether it’s something very simple or something sculptural and inspired by exotic elements. Today we’re going to focus on three stunning creations. The first one is the Sahara Series. It’s a very romantic design that resembles two champagne glasses hanging in the air. The design is interesting because it has a symmetrical structure but, at the same time, it incorporates contrasting lines, like most deMajo creations.

The second design is the Bea Series. The suspended light fixtures is very simple and transparent in terms of design and yet it has something mysterious about it. The design is very similar with the traditional chandelier. It’s in fact a reinvented version of that, with more modern and simple lines but maintaining the sophisticated allure of the design.

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Luxury Silver and gold Tiles by Acquario

The finishes are very important for the overall interior design. In fact, they’re just as important as the facade of a house because they give it character and personality. But personal tastes and preferences differ and, while some people prefer extreme simplicity and transparency, other enjoy a more luxurious look that makes them feel like a king or queen. These eye-catching tiles by Acquario definitely have a royal charm to them.

The tiles combine elegant textures and colors and they would make any space look sophisticated. Suitable for luxury bathroom interiors, the silver and gold tiles are hand-enameled with intricate designs and they’re suitable for both modern and traditional interiors as luxury knows no style. The intricate details are meant to stand out. After all, it’s the little details that give character to a design.

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Most Expensive Home Theaters

A home theater is a great way to relax and having fun. If there’s an area in your basement that doesn’t get much natural light, you should think on it. Even if you want to design a home theater for a room with windows, you can simply use heavy drapes or black out shades.Anyway,if you won at loterry you can think on a expensive home theater room! Enjoy the top most expensive home theaters !

6 Million Dollars Home Theater.

This home theater room is owner by owned by Jeremy Kipnis, a music engineer/producer.The system have around 39 separate speaker units and 36 amplifiers.

Star Trek Home Theater Theme

The Star Trek Home Theater Room cost around 3 million dollars, won many top Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) design awards and was designed by Electronic Systems Consultants.

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Built to Resist from Quinze & Milan and Eastpak

From a collaboration between Quinze & Milan and the manufacturer Eastpak, results an interesting furniture series called “Built to Resist” which combines quinze & milan shapes with authentic eastpak product characteristics, including bags, zippers, handles, colorful strong fabrics and popular prints. Produced in limited numbered series, the collection will be presented during the Milan Design Week 2010.

This furniture collection has a very distinctive look. It combines the functionality of simple future pieces and the fun elements of the sport elements. It actually has a very sporty look, with all the zippers and handles. It’s a sofa that you can take with you in your trips. This is the result when you create a sofa made from materials used for this type of items.

I really like this collection. It’s the type of modern design that would look great in a contemporary and playful home. It has bright and vibrant colors and a very intriguing and distinctive design. It’s a very different from all the other designs seen by now. It’s a very original collaboration and the results are as original as they could be. Actually all the additional bags, zippers and pockets are very useful because you can use them to store or hide or sorts of things in there, not that it’s indicated to do that. But they provide you with a great space to store the remote control for example, with the condition that you don’t forget where you’re put it.{found on db.}

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