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Stunning transformation of Manhattan micro loft

Specht Harpman Architects were given the job of taking a space of 425 feet and making it look spacious, which is something of a big task. What was once an awkward space in an apartment in New York was transformed into a stunning micro loft at the top of a building six storeys tall. [Image Courtesy of Specht Harpman Architects] The architects were able to create what they termed ‘living platforms’ that could accommodate everything apartment dwellers would need and at the same time it’s kept the space open and bright. They had the task of working with a vertical […]

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20 stunning modern staircases

More often than not a staircase is just something that takes us from one level to another but here we have 20 modern staircases that are simply stunning. 20 Ribbon Stairs [Image Courtesy of HSH Architects] Ribbon Stairs was designed by HSH Architects to resemble rippling ribbons but you would have to take your time going up and down them. 19 Uonuon [Image Courtesy of 14 Ora Italiano] The Uonuon stairs comes in fourteen colours and features a collection of wood grain porcelain tiles which take their inspiration from Andy Warhol. 18 Maxwan Architects + Urbanists [Image Courtesy of Filip Dujardin] […]

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12 seating options perfect for relaxation

Everyone has a favourite chair, sofa or beanbag that they just love to sit down and relax and chill out on, but here are 12 seating options that are perfect for relaxation. 12 The Power’nap [Image Courtesy of Ninna Helena Olsen] The Power’nap is designed by Ninna Helena Olsen and takes on the appearance of a piece of origami paper folded. The chair is not just a work of art to look at, it is also the perfect place to take the weight off your feet and chill. 11 The Cradle [Image Courtesy of Design-Milk] What more can be said […]

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12 shipping containers transformed into homes

Shipping containers are pretty damn sturdy boxes but when they become decommissioned they can be bought as a relatively cheap, versatile and green building resource. The 12 examples below show how shipping containers found new life as homes: 12 Studio H.T [Image Courtesy of Braden Gunem] Studio H.T designed a home with two shipping containers flanking a larger common space with the containers playing home to the bedrooms and the dining, living areas and loft being in the centre space. This is an off-the-grid installation that makes use of solar orientation along with passive heating, pellet stove heating and photovoltaics. 11 Benjamin […]

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Top 10 best kitchen designs for 2015

Kitchens are no longer just places where you cook; they are now spaces that bring families together for breakfast and dinner, along with being perfect for being the focus of social gatherings and special holidays. So here are the top 10 best kitchen designs that you may want to give some thought to if you are considering remodelling. [Image Courtesy of DDC NYC] 10 Bold Colours [Image Courtesy of Top Notch DS]  In 2015 bold colours are in for kitchens so this means that you might want to consider bright reds for the cabinet fronts for your kitchen, which go […]

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10 of the best mobile office designs

Mobile or pop-up offices and workspaces are becoming very popular these days and here we take a look at 10 of the best designs of portable and pop-up offices offering adaptability and portability. 10 Volkswagen T6 Mobile Office [Image Courtesy of Weburbanist] The Volkswagen T6 really is a mobile office as it is a workspace and a van in one. The design means that you can drive to a remote spot for peace and quiet and the van has a meeting area and cubicle for you to work in. That’s if you can take your eyes from the views out […]