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 for rural farms, mountain cabins and seaside homes. From basic to luxury there is a nice variety of architecture showcased in the book – furnished cabins, cottages, second homes, tree houses, transformations, shelters, and cocoons will have you wishing you were one with nature.
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 Knight themed home theater inside of their house. Fusing elements of the Master Wayne Manor, with the Art Deco styling of Gotham City, the theater comes complete with a hidden garage behind the bookcase, an elevator and the “Batcomputer”. All for a nice price tag of two million dollars.
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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 kind masterpiece has been sensitively renovated to retain the structure’s original character using finishes of the highest quality. Light and scale are second to none, with ceiling heights ranging from 12-17 feet, huge windows and multiple skylights. All new mechanical systems and Elevator are in place, as well as top-of-the-line appliances, fixtures and hardware.
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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 small living space into something unique and enjoyable. Introducing The Crib only a few of its kind it offers flexible design capabilities and an array eco-friendliness features. Read 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 their old agency in advance of an unwanted acquisition. So with a little background detail behind the character – below is Draper’s 1960′s swanky New York City high-rise. Read 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. With choices of clad in copper, zinc, corten steel, or marine plywood, and lined in birch-faced plywood or plasterboard.
Coming in January 2012!
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 reflects its surroundings to become almost undetectable.
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 13,000 employees, a 1000-seat auditorium, fitness center, research facilities, central plant and underground parking.
Sustainability is also playing a huge roll for the new campus – through generating its own electricity via an on-site central plant, open green spaces for employee enjoyment, and “to exceed sustainability goals through integrated design and development.” Blueprints and mockups assume the project is approaching an impending green light per city approval and slated for an opening as soon as 2015.
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.