Architect Saturday, July 15th 2017.
Gray might seem like just as boring of a color as beige, but not on a craftsman. With all that bright white trim, a darker gray exterior will give your home a lift and feel more contemporary without leaving traditional behind. Sometimes, there is nothing wrong with white. White is fresh and freeing. White is classy and neutral. Painting the exterior white gives you a completely blank canvas to start with. White will let your mind wander into the land of shutters and trim and landscaping because that’s just where the road goes.
We were interested to see how a house can be designed to ensure privacy for its inhabitant without being completely cut out from the surroundings and the views. We found this family home in Tochigi, Japan which offered us a stylish answer to that question. The house was designed by studioLOOP in 2014 and has 103 square meters of living space inside. There were two major elements that the project focused on. One was privacy and in order to ensure intimate ambiance and design that doesn’t exposes the spaces to the neighboring sites, the architects devised a way to have a practical organization of functions. They placed all the social and common areas on the ground floor and the private spaces were positioned upstairs.
A modern and sustainable villa that takes full advantage of its serene waterside location sits on an island at the outskirts of Amsterdam. It’s a stunning sustainable design by Marc Architects of that serves as a functional urban home as well as escape for its owners. The colors throughout are earthy and natural, connecting the interior with the outdoors through natural textures, plenty of large windows and strategically used rustic touches.
The Vidpusk story began in Romania ( a small country in Europe ) back in 2017 when founder and CEO Alouria Mackenzie launched a blog that would go on to become one of the most popular and successful online magazines to date focusing on interior design and architecture. Currently clocking up an impressive 3.8+ million unique monthly visitors, the site provides daily inspiration and advice to those who are seeking to improve, organise and style their homes. With an archive of 7000+ posts featuring over 90,000+ images of great interior products and architectural projects it is no wonder that Vidpusk has one of the most engaged online communities on the net.