Having a “weekend retreat” like this one put’s you on another level of badass. Designed by Bestor Architecture, the Toro Canyon House in the hills of Santa Barbara County was built for a family to have this as their weekend pad. Seriously, a weekend house?
I can barely pay rent and these people are buying a house to stay at on the weekend. The house is designed to bring the outside in, with its floor to ceiling (more…)
Living in a big city obviously offers convenience, but sometimes we need to step away from it all and enjoy what nature has to offer. If you don’t get out much or aren’t able to, Rock the Shack: The Architecture of Cabins, Cocoons and Hide-Outs can show you places that you dream of from 9 to 5 in your confined cubicle. It takes you back to the basics and shows off why city dwellers are opting (more…)
We all dream of a lavish life. Ten cars, lots of toys and a huge house with a huge garage to put them in. Some people are able to turn their wildest dream into a reality. That’s of course if you have just the right amount of cash flow in your bank account. The person who dreamt this up is definitely not lacking imagination (or money in their bank account). Yes, that’s right. It’s a Dark (more…)
We usually don’t post insanely priced architecture or interior design on the blog but this Tribeca penthouse loft mansion (or whatever you want to call it) in New York City makes the list of exceptions.
Located at 144 Duane in the heart of Tribeca NYC is a 1862 limestone LOFT MANSION with 30,000 sq. ft. of usable interior space. “Built 41′ x 109′ with six floors above grade and two floors below grade, this one of a (more…)
As the world gets older, population grows larger. Sure, the world seems like a never-ending space, but slowly we continue to inhabit every inch of it possible. What will we do when we run out of room? Will humans even make it to that point? Okay, sorry for the rant but being at that here is something that might just reduce your ecological footprint.
Lately we have noticed current interest in modern concepts that can turn a (more…)
Being that we recently just got into Mad Men and the Architecture section has been shown NO LOVE in quite a while we present Don Draper’s apartment. As fans know the show takes place in the 1960’s advertising craze on New York City’s Madison Avenue. Don Draper (played by Jon Hamm) was Creative Director of Manhattan advertising firm Sterling Cooper. He became a founding partner at a new firm, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, after he and his superiors abandoned (more…)
What a great piece of architecture we have here and a perfect piece for the outdoors if you reside in a place like San Diego, CA as we do here at Direkt Concept. The Tetra-Shed is a new modular building system which, as a single module, has been designed to be a modern garden office. A double module layout has also been designed to create a larger office for larger gardens combining up to five Tetra’s. (more…)
I guess you can call it a tree house or maybe a panic room? You might have to cross your eyes for this one, but if you look closely you will see The Mirrorcube. A nearly invisible treehouse that truly blends in with nature – the exterior walls are made from reflective “spyglass” in which an infrared film, invisible to humans but highly visible to birds has been installed in the glass. and the pre-fab structure (more…)
Here are visuals of the Apple campus located on 150 acres of land in Cupertino, CA. Freshly released details include the commission of United Kingdom architects Foster + Partners in tandem with ARUP North America and Kier & Wright, a local civil engineering firm that counts the likes of eBay and NVIDIA as clients. The new campus has a circular design that was implemented by Apple and boasts an office and R&D facilities for up to (more…)
Check out Pharrell’s Miami home courtesy of W Magazine. His contemporary art-filled home is forty stories above Miami, Florida surrounded by a mess of Murakamis, a closet full of kicks, and plenty of art on the walls.
For Tim Delger he takes the term “recycle and reuse” pretty damn serious. This means for him turning road signs into furniture pieces and calling Road Sign Furniture. We say – it’s very original. The pieces are available on Delger’s site.
For his day job, Delger does great commercial projects with partner, JC Abbruzzi.
Remember those big – old industrial fans that sounded like you were inside a jets engine for an hour after you shut them off? Well, combining old day with modern day isn’t always an easy task, and that’s why Swiss company Stadler Form looked towards artist/designer Carlo Borer for the creation of its latest industrial fan. This wooden fan is whisper quiet. Complete with 3 settings and adjustable height, Otto helps keep the office or living (more…)
Luigi Semeraro has created, an armchair and leg rest from used spray paint cans. The Spray Can Arm Chair is made from over 200 empty cans and secured between two painted wood sides, the self-produced, limited edition pieces were recently on show during this year’s Milan Design Week. We are looking forward to more of Luigi Semeraro’s work and to view more visit his site here.