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10Aug 2018


Mattos House is a project designed by FGMF Arquitetos in 2015, covers ana rea of 358.51 m2 and is located in São Paulo, Brazil. Photography by Rafaela Netto.

Design a house for a young family was the project’s main point. The steep-sloped site had a unique view to one of São Paulo’s main arterial roads. To use said site to our advantage in the creation of the house’s spaces, the attention to the circulation flows and the leisure area seemed to us like some of the most important questions to be addressed from the very beginning.
After further analysis of the site and the spatial organisation of the house, we decided to propose a level-oriented occupation. The first level contains the garage, the main access and a garden. The private areas are in this level, but the visitor can walks down a set of stairs, that follows the main hall, in order to access the second level. This second level houses the service areas, the gourmet kitchen and the dining room, accesses another garden level, and bears a double-height ceiling that links it to the home theatre and the above hallways. The last level also received higher ceilings and contains the living room, completely open to the view and an external plateau containing a solarium and the swimming pool.
The house is supported by a mixed-logic structural design in which a bare concrete wall, on the leftmost side of the house, connects the many levels and organises the main stairway that links them all. The rest of the house’s structure is composed of a lightweight steel-framing, allowing for larger-than-average glazed areas.

Architects: FGMF Arquitetos
Authors: Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes, Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz
Manufacturers: Mobiliário, Iluminação, Pedras, Marcenaria, Luminárias, Ceramica, Pintura

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10Aug 2018


If you’re thinking of something different for your kitchen design, then think pink. A pink kitchen is a sure fire way to inject a boost of positivity and personality into an interior scheme. If you’re into brights then a hot pink backsplash could bring the colour blast you crave; for quieter tastes there are beautiful pastel pink kitchen cabinets that look divine finished with a white marble worktop. You can also easily add pink to an existing kitchen installation by introducing pink appliances and pink kitchen accessories, or even just a lick of blush paint. Here are 51 tips and tricks to make your kitchen design look rosy.

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August 9, 2018


Located in the Little Tokyo section of the city, the Ryo Kan MX has debuted in Mexico City as the maiden ryokan in Latin America. The urban oasis provides access to the Paseo de la Reforma financial corridor.

A design led by architect Regina Galvanduque of GLVDK Studio draws inspiration from various aspects of the Japanese lifestyles and culture, including a façade that reflects the influence of origami paper folds. Natural materials and textures of Mexican origin are included inside as the backdrop for the inviting welcome area and an open library. The central zen garden juxtaposes East and West as well as the traditional and the contemporary. A terrace equipped with four onsen—traditional Japanese baths—is also featured.

Each of the 10 accommodations is crafted with separate identities and aesthetics akin to typical Millennial Kyoto homes. Juco vines, traditional in Mayan architecture, are included in the design along with terrazzo and oak and Japanese elements such as tatami mats and sliding doors.


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The “Off-Grid Guest House” By Anacapa And Willson Design | CONTEMPORIST

Dan Weber of Anacapa, together with Steve Willson of Willson Design, have completed the

Photography by Erin Feinblatt

 

Dan Weber of Anacapa, together with Steve Willson of Willson Design, have completed the “Off-Grid Guest House”, that’s located in undeveloped coastal area in California.

 

Nestled into a steep hillside, the residence was designed with a low visual and environmental impact on the surrounding landscape, and is disguised by having a low profile and a green roof.

Nestled into a steep hillside, this modern guest house was designed with a low visual and environmental impact on the surrounding landscape, and it's disguised by having a low profile and a green roof. #GuestHouse #Architecture #GreenRoof

Photography by Erin Feinblatt

The house has sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding rolling hills, that can be seen through sliding glass walls and expansive decks, which cantilever over the foundation’s steep rock face.


The house has sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding rolling hills, that can be seen through sliding glass walls and expansive decks, which cantilever over the foundation’s steep rock face. #GuestHouse #Architecture #GlassWalls #Balcony

Photography by Erin Feinblatt

When designing the house, Dan and Steve employed green building practices, resulting in sustainable systems and material selection.

The guest house, as well as the owner’s nearby main residence, are completely off-grid out of necessity, as there is no electricity available in this remote area. It’s also 100% powered by a photovoltaic energy system.


The house has sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding rolling hills, that can be seen through sliding glass walls and expansive decks, which cantilever over the foundation’s steep rock face. #GuestHouse #Architecture #GlassWalls #Balcony

Photography by Erin Feinblatt

The house is elemental, made of materials that integrate seamlessly with the landscape and that will weather and patina naturally over time. Inside, a simple material palette of steel, concrete and glass were selected.


This modern guest house has sliding glass walls that open up the dining area to a balcony and outdoor space. #DiningRoom #GlassWalls #InteriorDesign

Photography by Erin Feinblatt

A combination of radiant floor heating, cross ventilation from the abundance of operable sliding glass, and an insulating green roof are used to regulate interior temperatures.


This modern guest house has a wood ceiling, concrete floors with heating, and rich walnut accents. #DiningRoom #Kitchen #Concrete #Walnut #InteriorDesign

Photography by Erin Feinblatt

Rich walnut accents and custom fixtures and furnishings by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design add warmth and character to the space.


Rich walnut accents and custom fixtures and furnishings by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design add warmth and character to the this modern bedroom. #ModernBedroom #BedroomDesign

Photography by Erin Feinblatt

The home also has a private well and water treatment system, where wastewater is directed to a septic tank and dry well.


This modern bathroom has a material palette of concrete and rich walnut. #Bathroom #BathroomDesign #ModernBathroom

Photography by Erin Feinblatt

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Designed for Gejst by Michael Rem, the modular Sceene shelving system boasts a versatile shelving system that allows for extensive customization. Side panels, doors, or back paneling can also be installed with upholstery or in oak to warmly accent the design.

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