Friday, July 16, 2010
The ultra-contemporary Capital Hill Residence by Zaha Hadid is a modern, private villa of concrete, steel and glass that uses its unique location to carry out this one-of-a-kind, futuristic design. Set on a steep slope in Barvikha, Russia, overlooking the hillside dotted with dachas and lush forest, the architect created a modern layout that would stand out among its surroundings, incorporating a ground-level living area that follows the landscape; and a second volume of space floating 72 ft. in the sky. Inside, the living quarters are divided into a foursome of functional spaces – a basement devoted to leisure and luxury that includes a den, fitness area, massage space and sauna; a ground floor housing the living and dining room, kitchen, indoor swimming pool and integrated parking; the first-floor lobby, library, guest room and bedrooms; and the master bedroom, a lounge and outdoor terrace located on the top level. The Capital Hill luxury villa is due for completion in 2010
The architects at GAD have put on their creative caps prior to sitting down at the drawing board, and they came up with Andalus. This forward-thinking concept in modern residences experiments with mathematician Stephen Wolfram’s computer program Mathematica to transform traditional house design with fractals. “Andalus uses the cellular automatic principles of ‘Mathematica,’ to generate itself. The process calls for active indeterminate modules that organically emerge, morph and propagate while aligned with a set of programmatic parameters to negotiate formal and spatial results,” according to the architects. This futuristic house, designed for a private client in
Designed in close collaboration with the clients, Mr. Anton Schouten and Ms. Hannie Kempink, this futuristic, even whimsical, modern residence by Factor Architecture isn’t quite what you’d expect to find in the quaint Beekbergen village in the Dutch
The Golf furniture collection from Italian design house Colombini has some spectacular modern themed bedroom designs. After gazing at these images you can’t but feel a sense of respect for the designers behind these gorgeous bedrooms. The colors have been blended to perfection, the placement meticulous, and there is a true sense of completeness in each one of them. The only down point, if at all, is that most of them still assume you have acres of space to play around with in your room. If only our rooms were as big as the ones they show in brochures!
Remember that swedish home we featured a couple of days back at HD? It seems there is plenty more from where that came from. Minhembio is a Swedish forum where lots of tech savvy design enthusiasts post their living room setups. Most of them are loaded with audio video entertainment units and they give us an interesting perspective on living room entertainment setups of the Swedes.
Designing a child’s bedroom can be very challenging considering the fast pace in which kids are growing up these days. It’s hard enough keeping up with endless influx of technological gadgets before finding ways to store all of these “next best things”. But alas, there are fun innovative storage solutions disguised by splashes of color that would make any room look like a three dimensional Picasso! In these beautifully designed rooms below, the perfect balance of practicality and creativity has been achieved and will easily appeals to parents and children alike.
Contemporary luxury gives us the best of both worlds- the finest designing of space, furniture and materials made accessible to you for an opulent yet relaxed lifestyle. This gives every piece in the room its moment of reflection. And what’s better than that?
Well, Presotto Italia is a prominent furniture company in Italy, known for creating lavishly warm and functional living spaces while fulfilling their commitment to Eco-luxury. They make wardrobes, beds, entertainment centers, and accessories using sustainable materials and also provide modular systems that are customizable to any space so that very little goes to waste. Their philosophy is also impressed by environmentally sustainable principles like their material recycling policies and other energy saving practices in their production plants. Needless to say, this sophisticated level of work ethic conducive to both environment and workplace clearly shows in their quality of work and also shows you that eco-friendly furniture can be ’sustainably’ luxurious…