Architecture
  • The ultimate gearhead dream!

    18:47 | 01.Sep - publicēja: Kaspars Sarmulis - komentāri: 0 - apakšsadaļa: Architecture
    This house might just be the ultimate gearhead dream! It's a 2 bedroom, 2 and a half bathroom house built around a 16 car garage with a fully stocked shop! How awesome is that?
  • 7 Easy Ways to Make Ikea Furniture Look More Expensive Than it is

    14:07 | 01.Sep - publicēja: Kaspars Sarmulis - komentāri: 0 - apakšsadaļa: Design
    It’s not just the meatballs, free childcare and humane corporate policy: We truly, thoroughly love Ikea. Here, seven ways to make a $140 dresser (or a $90 bookshelf… or a $400 sofa) look way more expensive than it really is. Paint It This one’s a no-brainer. If you leave your boring, white Malm dresser white, it will look like a boring Malm dresser that is white. Enter: color. Brush up with our four-step guide to painting...
  • 25 Hidden Room Ideas That Will Give You The Impression Of A 007 Movie

    19:49 | 23.Mar - publicēja: Kaspars Sarmulis - komentāri: 0 - apakšsadaļa: Design
    Pretty much all of us have fantasized about having hidden rooms or secret passageways in our homes that will take us somewhere awesome. For these lucky folks, that fantasy is a reality. Take a look at these amazing secret rooms, nooks and passages, and you’ll soon be trying to figure out how to turn your doors into bookshelves or your cabinets into doors. While all of these secret rooms are cool, some of them are making us sick with...
  • PATRICK DEMPSEY'S WELCOMING MALIBU HOME

    06:21 | 04.Jun - publicēja: Kaspars Sarmulis - komentāri: 0 - apakšsadaļa: Architecture
    Ti "We were looking for a little land and space, and a house with some architectural significance," the Of course, the structure’s metamorphosis from bohemian atelier to family domicile didn’t happen overnight. When the Dempseys discovered the Gehry house, the original façade and footprint were largely intact but the interiors had been renovated and the nearly five-acre grounds transformed by the previous owners,...
  • ArchiPlan Wins Competition to Design Kim Tschang-Yeul Art Museum

    06:21 | 04.Jun - publicēja: Kaspars Sarmulis - komentāri: 0 - apakšsadaļa: Architecture
    ArchiPlan has won first prize in an international competition for a contemporary art museum designed solely for the work of Korean painter Kim Tschang-Yeul. Slated for completion in 2015 on the volcanic Jeju Island, a province in South Korea, the single-story museum is designed to be the physical manifestation of Kim’s philosophy regarding the water drop. “We spent a long time understanding [Kim] – understanding his...
  • The Right Angles

    06:21 | 04.Jun - publicēja: Kaspars Sarmulis - komentāri: 0 - apakšsadaļa: Architecture
      For years, Sanjay Puri, principal of Auriga restaurant, where he created a mesmerizing, wood-clad room that “feels like the inside of a sculpture,” he says. For the second level of the nearly-4,000-square-foot restaurant, perched atop a nightclub on a tree-lined side street in the city’s Mahalaxmi neighborhood, “the client wanted a warm ambience, [so] we decided to use wood,” he says.   ...
  • Jeanne Gang May Be Headed West

    06:21 | 04.Jun - publicēja: Kaspars Sarmulis - komentāri: 0 - apakšsadaļa: Architecture
    The architect behind Chicago's Aqua Tower is working with a developer on a potential new project in San Francisco. The San Francisco Chronicle's John King reported Thursday that Studio Gang Architects, lead by Jeanne Gang, FAIA, is working with Tishman Speyer in the city. An email to the Chicago-based studio this morning confirmed this, but the spokesperson would not disclose details about location or if the project will be...
  • Prefab Grows Up

    06:21 | 04.Jun - publicēja: Kaspars Sarmulis - komentāri: 0 - apakšsadaļa: Architecture
    Remember those perfectly trim and modern modular designs that were supposed to revolutionize the home-building industry, and that seemed to appear every other month on the cover of certain shelter magazines?   Well, the prefab residential dream is still out there, battered but surviving, and seeming to cede none of the rhetorical high ground. Not long ago I saw an item about Pharrell Williams, the hip-hop impresario, teaming up with...
  • On the Drawing Board

    06:21 | 04.Jun - publicēja: Kaspars Sarmulis - komentāri: 0 - apakšsadaļa: Design
    Johnston Marklee’s design for the Menil Drawing Institute reflects the best of the Menil Collection. So does the choice of a young L.A. firm to play off Renzo Piano’s masterpiece.   After botching a controversial addition to Le Corbusier's chapel complex at Ronchamp, and replacing the integral landscape at Louis Kahn’s Kimbell Museum with a smarmy new building that echoes its antecedent without hearing it, Renzo...
  • Q&A: Francine Houben of Mecanoo Architecten

    06:21 | 04.Jun - publicēja: Kaspars Sarmulis - komentāri: 0 - apakšsadaļa: Architecture
    Last month, the District of Columbia Public Library system selected Dutch firm Mecanoo Architecten and Washington, D.C.–based firm Martinez+Johnson Architecture to renovate the capital's central library, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library—a 1972 building designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The library has suffered from decades of neglect and deferred maintenance. Now, in addition to a renovation, it may also get a...
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