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Sustainable design in this Kuala Lumpur house with climate control solar chimney & bamboo sunscreens
 
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Read this story at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Article15987/NewZealand View the eBook http://www.ebooks.trendsideas.com/Book674 Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA Trends New Home Design Perspectives - Climate control - Sustainable design. Trends editorial director Paul Taylor talks to architect John Bulcock about a solar chimney house in Kuala Lumpur.
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Creating a soft and elegant environment for a master suite in a remodeled Chicago home
 
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Trends Bathroom Design Perspectives - Silver lining Interior designer Shelly Handman talks to Trends editorial director Paul Taylor. Read more Bathroom stories at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Articles/Bathrooms/UnitedStates Read this eBook http://ebooks.trendsideas.com/Book817 Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA
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The Interlace apartments, Singapore, by OMA/Ole Scheeren – high-end design that’s affordable
 
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Read the full article at: http://trendsideas.com/#/search/44675 The Interlace apartments feature stacked building blocks in an hexagonal pattern, and offers affordable housing in Singapore With its 31 stacked blocks and hexagonal plan, The Interlace is far from standard tower block design Trends editorial director Paul Taylor looks at this dramatic design by OMA/Ole Scheeren When it comes to design, the word unique is one that is so overused these days that it’s started to lose its value. However, I’ve got no hesitation using unique to describe the project we’re looking at here – it’s The Interlace … a CapitaLand development in Singapore. Firstly, there’s the underlying philosophy behind the project – that high end residential projects by world renowned architectural firms should be accessible to a wide range of people … and not just an elite few. And then there’s the design itself … by Ole Scheeren for distinguished international firm OMA. This is no standard response to multi-residential projects which usually result in a huddle of separate high-rise towers. Instead, Scheeren has arranged 31 stacked blocks in a spectacular hexagonal pattern on the eight hectare siite. Each of these blocks is six storeys high – with a maximum height reaching up to 24 storeys – to provide apartments for 1000 households. These interlocking blocks resemble a vertical village, complete with cascading sky gardens … and both public and private roof terraces. But for Scheeren, the design is as much about the open spaces created between the blocks as the dramatic effect of stacking them. Not only do the openings help maximize the views for residents and allow light and breezes to penetrate, they also create sky gardens for outdoor living. Together with the eight themed courtyards and children’s playgrounds, the sky gardens contribute to another underlying concept of The Interlace – to encourage a sense of community and multi-generational interaction for its residents. Video: http://trendsideas.com/#/search/44677
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Old 1900's log gatehouse reinvented as an English-style Limestone cottage in Minnesota
 
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Read this story at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Article16381/UnitedStates View the ebook http://ebooks.trendsideas.com/Book721 Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA Trends Home Renovation Design Perspectives - Romancing the stone. Residential designer Jeff Murphy puts a new spin on restoration for this English-style cottage. Trends editorial director Paul Taylor comments
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New inner-city Chicago house build to maximize space on a typical 25ft x 125ft lot
 
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Read this story at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Article16048/UnitedStates View the eBook http://ebooks.trendsideas.com/Book678 Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA Trends Home & Architecture Design Perspectives - Lifestyle cubed Trends editorial director Paul Taylor talks to architect Peter Nicholas about a contemporary urban home on a narrow lot.
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Natural ventilation and a forest cocoon contribute to the passive design of this house
 
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Trends New Home Design Perspectives - Cool Breeze Trends editorial director Paul Taylor looks at architect Leong Yew Kooi's own new home. Read more New Home stories at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Articles/NewHomes/NewZealand Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA
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Making the most of open-plan design inside as well as establishing connections to the outdoors
 
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Trends New Home Design Perspectives - A view to the water Trends editorial director Paul Taylor look at a SIngapore house by atchitects Ong & Ong. Read more New Home stories at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Articles/NewHomes/NewZealand View the ebook http://ebooks.trendsideas.com/Book828 Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA
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Concrete comes of age
 
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Designer Fu-Tung Cheng of Cheng Design talks about his fascination with concrete as a construction material, and how a raw material palette has transformed this family home. Initially contracted to design a remodel, the designer of this new house says the project escalated until it became clear the only option was to simply start over. Fu-Tung Cheng of Cheng Design says the owners of the existing house on site required a larger home that simply could not fit into the same footprint. Building anew was a better way to achieve what they wanted, and it did not need to cost much more than a total renovation. "Their home sat in a neighborhood of houses in a similar traditional style -- there were plenty of quaint gabled rooflines," Cheng says. "But what they wanted -- and what was ultimately proposed -- was a complete departure. The owners had seen my work with concrete on smaller jobs and loved the modern aesthetic, and we could see there was a potential to do something similar on a much larger scale." Read the full article at http://my.trendsideas.com/#/search/43377 Video: http://my.trendsideas.com/#/search/43677
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This Deck Doubles as a Swimming Pool
 
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Amazing Secret / Hidden Swimming Pool - A Creative Engineering By AGOR
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This Santa Barbara Mediterranean style home exudes a sense of easy refinement
 
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Trends Interior Living Design Perspectives - Height of charm Interior Designer Alison Whittaker comments. Read more Interior Living stories at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Articles/InteriorLiving/UnitedStates Read the ebook http://ebooks.trendsideas.com/Book858 Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA
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Authentic Italian villa with a dramatic vaulted grand salon
 
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Trends Home & Architectural Design Perspectives - La dolce vita Architect Dan Nepp of TEA2 talks about the architecture with Trends editorial director Paul Taylor. Read more Home & Architectural stories at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Articles/NewHomes/UnitedStates View this ebook ebooks.trendsideas.com/Book868 Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA
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This architect's family home features sustainable living with an East meets West theme
 
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Trends New Home Design Perspectives - All embracing Architect Taras Wolf talks about design concepts for his own family home - the house incorporates his office at the rear. Read more New Home stories at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Articles/NewHomes/NewZealand View the ebook http://ebooks.trendsideas.com/Book828 Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA
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Award winning U shape kitchen with stainless steel countertops and cabinets
 
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Read the full article at: http://trendsideas.com/search/46276 Not only is this kitchen highly functional, it also connects seamlessly to adjacent areas of the home. Trends editorial director Paul Taylor looks at this Trends International Design Award winner by Strachan Group Architects. Kitchen with semi-industrial look, stainless steel, birch timber, exposed wood and steel beams, open to courtyard. Heart of the Home has become term to describe the importance we give to our kitchens these days. But it’s not often that the term applies to the extent we can see in this kitchen – which really feels like it’s in a command central position. It’s in new home by Dave Strachan of Strachan Group Architects, who worked on the design alongside owner-architect Rachel Rush. With views in one direction and an outdoor entertaining area in the other, the kitchen was designed to take advantage of both. There are garden and distant sea views from the sink on one side, and on the opposite side the kitchen connects seamlessly to a barbecue patio. The kitchen’s U-shape gives it a very functional layout. Plus it’s designed to be highly organized, with a place allocated for everything from everyday utensils to miscellaneous items that are only used occasionally. The owners also wanted a commercial feel. And this is apparent in the stainless steel cabinetry and benchtops and a stainless steel shelf above the cooktop that incorporates the rangehood and pot rack. It’s an aesthetic that fits perfectly with the semi-industrial look created by exposed timber joists .. and blackened steel beams .. in the adjacent living area. So much so, that this kitchen was judged the best New Zealand Architect-designed kitchen in the 2015 Trends International Design Awards. Video: http://trendsideas.com/search/46278
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Contemporary suburban new home in Atlanta - on exposed corner lot
 
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Contrasting materials, layered planes and sculptural cutouts on the exterior of this new house inform the interior living spaces Taking the less conventional approach to design is a sure way to give a house a strong identity and sense of place. Invariably, form is dictated by function, and building materials take on a whole new significance. For this project, architect Scott West created a bold, multi-layered facade where walls slice through windows and cutouts provide changing perspectives that blur the line between inside and out. The sculptural, geometric form of the architecture extends to the landscaping, where the entry path turns at right angles and is flanked by terraced gardens. "The house is on an exposed corner lot," says West. "Consequently, the owner wanted the suggestion of a barrier between the street and the house without the unfriendly look of a fence. We turned the front door sideways so it is not an open invitation for just anyone to wander up the path." Strong, bold materials and an absence of large windows on the corner elevation also create a visual defense. West teamed natural slate, ipê hardwood and stucco with a new proprietary bamboo tongue-and-groove siding. Each material defines a separate piece of the 3-D composition. "Rather than presenting rooms as a collection of little boxes, I designed the house as a sculptural assembly of spaces," says West. "The gaps in between the solid planes create a negative detailing, which is where the windows are positioned." Read the full article at: http://my.trendsideas.com/#/search/42315 Video: http://my.trendsideas.com/#/search/42316
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Seamless indoor-outdoor living - in a new home by Giorgi Exclusive Homes
 
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Modern family home. In architecture, a negative can be turned to a positive at a stroke -- what starts as a need to screen out a neighbour may end in a winning addition to the residence. The profile of this long, linear two-storey home was influenced by its neighbours on both sides. Architect Mark Rietveld was asked to design the house on a strip of land running east to west. To avoid blocking sun for the southern neighbour, the house is lower on that side, with a curved roof rising to open the residence to its northern aspect the other way, says Rietveld. "However, on this sunny side of the home, there's another two-storey house nearby. With close neighbours on both sides, we opted to create our own internal landscape for the house. "To achieve this, an indoor-outdoor room runs almost the length of the residence on the northern side -- this looks out to a lush garden environment with pool and spa," says Rietveld. "We defined the outdoor setting with a brick portico frame that encourages the entire area to be read as an open-air room, an extension of the indoor environment. "This portico also functions to screen the next-door neighbour from view." Rietveld says long sightlines were made possible by creating two small garages at either end of the property, rather than one large one. In terms of the layout, an entryway leads to a double-height living space. This in turn flows into the entertainment area that includes indoor and outdoor kitchens, living and dining areas. Behind the kitchens is a run of rooms right down the other side of the home. At the front, a guest bedroom and upstairs master suite and parents nook all look out to a mature oak tree. A family room, further bedrooms and a shared bathroom complete the upper level. Read the full article at http://my.trendsideas.com/#/search/43295 Video: http://my.trendsideas.com/#/search/432958
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Brisbane airport car park features a kinetic facade to create energy and movement
 
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Read this story at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Article16391/NewZealand View the ebook http://www.ebooks.trendsideas.com/Book719 Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA Trends Commercial Design Perspectives - Flow-on effect Flow-on- effect - kinetic facade on airport car park building enhances a sense of energy and movement. Trends senior writer Colleen Hawkes talks to designer Ben Tait from Urban Art Projects.
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Contemporary new home with pool flowing through living spaces
 
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Read the full article at: http://trendsideas.com/#/search/44847 With its cantilevered wings and a pool flowing through the living spaces, this ultra-modern new home commands attention. Architect Mark Dziewulski talks about maximizing the outlook, providing privacy and the spectacular entertaining terrace. Modern architecture can bring innovative design responses to challenging projects, and turn convention on its head in the process. For this project, the challenge for architect Mark Dziewulski was the need to open up the house to the extensive views, while maintaining privacy in a suburban neighborhood. In addition, the plan needed to incorporate owner/builder Chrisa and Dean Sioukas’s Mediterranean Modern design aesthetic. “Site planning was crucial,” the architect says. “By positioning the house on a ridge at one end, we could maximize the outlook over the remaining property and gain the best views of the landscape.” The architecture also had to play its part in providing privacy. Dziewulski took advantage of the gradient to create two cantilevered forms with a two-story volume behind. “The house presents a tripartite massing, with two projecting wings closed off at the sides, almost like blinkers. This directs the eye down the property, while simultaneously screening the entertaining areas. The cantilevered forms also reinforce the sculptural qualities of the built structure in relation to the slope.” Dziewulski addressed the need for privacy at the front of the house as well. The house is more closed off on this elevation, yet still welcoming. Garage doors are concealed around the side of the house, with the garage wing clad in a porcelain tile with a rich, warm woodgrain patina. This wing also encloses the forecourt. Textural contrast is provided by a limestone wall and smooth white stucco. But it is the entry that commands attention. This also takes the form of a projecting double-height portal that reads as an extension of one of the cantilevered forms at the rear of the house. “The entry is a glazed, open portal,” says the architect. “But because the idea of a traditional door is important for a formal entry, we have incorporated a solid door that appears to float within the glass wall. There is still a real sense of openness. “The form of the portal flows through the house, creating a large, double-height reception space before continuing out the other side.” For the owners, the living and entertaining areas were critical. They required a very flexible living space that would allow them to have intimate family gatherings. But they also wanted to be able to open everything up to host large receptions with caterers and banquet tables. The formal entry leads directly into the main reception room, which in turn flows outdoors. “This is a warm climate, so it was also important to provide indoor-outdoor living,” says Dziewulski. “We call this the inside-outside house, as most internal rooms and amenities are replicated on the outside.” The distinction between inside and out is further blurred by a long lap pool that runs right across the rear of the house, slicing through the cantilevered wings. “You can literally swim in and out of the forms. And with the glass doors in the formal living area peeled back from the corner, the reception room resembles a floating platform.” Family living areas are off to one side of the reception room, in the central volume. A wall clad in custom milled white oak tiles separates the two spaces, and keeps the look warm. This wood has the same look and dimensions as the porcelain tiles on the exterior – the owners say it is almost impossible to distinguish between the two. Even the grout lines are aligned, so there is a strong visual connection with the entry. The family living space, which can be closed off from the entertaining areas by sapele pocket doors, enjoys a similar outlook. Glass sliding doors open it up to the pool terrace and the view. This room also features a double-sided gas fireplace that warms and brightens the entry on the other side of the sapele wall. The sleek Poliform kitchen, at one end of the room, has wenge wood base cabinets, glass upper cabinets and a Carrara marble island countertop. The perimeter countertop and backsplash are in stainless steel.... Video: http://trendsideas.com/#/search/45563
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Arizona State University Science & Technology Building 4 brings scientists and engineers together
 
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Trends Commercial Design Perspectives - Bringing scientists and engineers together. Steven Ehrlich from Ehrlich Architects talks about the new Arizona State University Science and Technology Building 4. View more educational design at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Articles/EducationalDesign/NewZealand Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA
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How to achieve a distinctive office interior design on a modest budget – offices for EightyOne
 
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Read the full article at: http://trendsideas.com/#/search/45988 New offices for production company EightyOne show that a distinctive outcome doesn’t depend on a big budget. Designer Seb Bernhardt from Inside Design tells Trends editorial director Paul Taylor how he achieved it. Office interior design for EightyOne production company by Inside Design featuring untreated wood, exposed services and custom workstations. When design and production company EightyOne secured its heart-of-the-city premises, the creative team loved the setting but not the decor. Interiors team Inside Design was asked to strip out the white ceilings, neutral carpet and compartmentalised interiors and create something open, honest, and approachable in their place. Lead designer on the project Seb Bernhardt says inspiration for the new look grew in part from EightyOne’s own concept of introducing a central, freestanding feature wall in recycled timber. “Together, the newly exposed ceiling plant and levelled and honed concrete floor set the scene for a semi-industrial aesthetic, and a rustic timber wall in the centre of the office was a good fit with this approach,” says Bernhardt. “The idea was for the wall to capture peoples’ attention instantly, upon arrival. Sourced by EightyOne, the distressed Canadian Oregon timber was recycled from Christchurch, post-earthquake.” Complete with small side wings, one of which houses reference libraries, the wall conceals office utilities from the entry and reception area. It also offers a degree of privacy for the in-house photo studio in the open-plan space. The use of raw timber here inspired a similar material emphasis in other areas. A meeting space to the left of the entry is clad in macrocarpa. With three sides of this room finished in the same wood, it takes on a playful box-like quality, almost like a packing case, when viewed from outside. One wall of the ‘box’ extends back out into the entry corridor, offering an early glimpse of this rather unexpected rough-and-ready material. This helps to draw people forward. The meeting room doors extend the look. These are made from vertical wood planks. Set on sliders, the barn-style doors feature an antique operable latch with cogs, sourced by Inside Design. The rotated cogs indicate whether the room is vacant or in use. Exposed metal bracing on the doors is visible from within the space. An informal reception area beside the entry overlooks a kitchen unit with a similar box-like, timber treatment. The wood theme continues in this area, with a casual leaner table comprised of chunky industrial-look Kee Klamp components and a macrocarpa top. “To match these treatments we commissioned simple pine benches as workstations,” Bernhardt says. “These pared-back desks were produced by Kerry Hart. However, this desking solution left nowhere to conceal computer cabling, so we introduced metal floor tread plates at the side of each desk – again, in line with the semi-industrial look.” Another informal desk area housing data analytics company Dot Loves Data and photographer Richard Bran has a similar aesthetic. However, if much of the fit-out has a raw, untreated appearance, a contrast awaits clients inside the meeting room. This was another area where the EightyOne staff had a significant input. They wanted to create a refined, but homely, contrasting environment in this room, the only enclosable space in the design. Co-owners and directors of EightyOne, Carlos Constable and Matt West, say their team sourced the pre-loved furniture pieces for the shabby chic environment that resembles a lounge in a home. Besides being cosy, the wickerwork settee, rolled-arm sofa, classic coffee table and traditional open fireplace are in juxtaposition with the exposed timber on one wall and the braced barn doors. From the reception space, complete with pinball machine, moose head, large wall blackboard and well-stocked bar, to the comfortable and casual feel of the meeting room, EightyOne’s interior is designed to exude a youthful dynamic, and to put clients immediately at ease. Video: http://trendsideas.com/#/search/45989
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Outdoor living area, pool and barbecue created in renovation of 1950s home by Urbane Projects
 
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Read the full article at: http://trendsideas.com/#/search/44819 An extensive new outdoor living area transforms the front of this 1950s home. Designer Steve Gliosca tells Trends editorial director Paul Taylor what was involved. Expansive outdoor living space with stonework, timber decks and fire pit. Outdoor living spaces and a connection to nature go hand in hand. However, whether the emphasis is on poolside chic, entertaining under the stars, or achieving a tropical paradise, each is likely to offer a space that’s low maintenance and a fun, relaxing place to be. It’s a time-honoured story on both sides of the Tasman – a 1950s home in a beautiful spot but with a design that closes out the views. More a new build than a renovation, this project by architectural designer Steve Gliosca, with soft landscaping by Monica Palmer of Tim Davies Landscaping, addresses such an issue. On a site facing a park with a river beyond, the original brick house had small windows and did not make the most of the outlook. “For the makeover, the owners asked for a tropical, spa-like ambience, with a large living-dining-kitchen and entertaining area to the front, and bedrooms set to the rear,” says Gliosca. “They wanted the main front room to open out to a outdoor entertaining space with a fire pit and pool area.” Other elements include a three-car garage at the rear and a porte-cochère at the side, paved in travertine, for a hotel-style welcome. Video: http://trendsideas.com/#/search/45351
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Contemporary bathroom remodel with touches of warmth and whimsy
 
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Trends Bathroom Design Perspectives - Fresh approach. Trends editorial director Paul Taylor looks at the transformation of a 1980s bathroom by Partners 4. Read more Bathroom stories at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Articles/Bathrooms/UnitedStates Read this eBook http://ebooks.trendsideas.com/Book817 Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA
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A contemporary desert home in Arizona
 
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Trends Home & Architectural Design Perspectives - Call of the desert Architect Teresa Rosano of Ibarra Rosano Design Architects talks about the lie of the land and how it determined the design of this home. Read more Home & Architectural stories at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Articles/NewHomes/UnitedStates View this ebook ebooks.trendsideas.com/Book868 Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA
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Italian architectural influences seen in this clifftop property and guest house
 
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Read this article at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Article16041/UnitedStates View the eBook http://ebooks.trendsideas.com/Book678 Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA Trends Home & Architecture Design Perspectives - Hidden Treasure Architect Richard Landry comments on the Italian influences in this home.
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Kitchen Design - Remodel of a 1960's house creates a well-connected kitchen
 
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Trends Kitchen Design Perspectives - Designer's own. Remodel of a 1960's house creates a well-connected kitchen. Trends editorial director Paul Taylor talks to interior designer Brandi Hagen. Read this story at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Article16599/UnitedStates View the ebook http://ebooks.trendsideas.com/Book744 Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA
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A large kitchen becomes the sculptural hub of this expansive Colorado new home
 
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Trends Kitchen Design Perspectives - Glimpse of the future Trends editorial director Paul Taylor talks to William Landeros at Bulthaup Denver by Kitchen Distributors. Read more Kitchen stories at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Articles/Kitchens/UnitedStates Read this eBook http://ebooks.trendsideas.com/Book808 Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA
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Roosevelt University vertical city campus in the heart of Chicago's Loop district
 
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Read this story at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Article16603/NewZealand View the ebook http://ebooks.trendsideas.com/Book745 Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA Trends Commercial Design Perspectives - Higher education VOA created a vertical campus for Roosevelt University in the heart of Chicago's Loop district. Trends editorial director Paul Taylor takes a look.
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This kitchen features a multitude of special features and materials, and hides a complete laundry
 
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Trends Kitchen Design Perspectives - Behind the scenes Senior writer Colleen Hawkes talks to kitchen designer Robin Caudwell about some of the special features of this new kitchen in his own house. Read more Kitchen stories at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Articles/Kitchens/NewZealand Read this eBook http://ebooks.trendsideas.com/Book805 Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA
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Grand spanish style home
 
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Trends Home & Architectural Design Perspectives - Taking the long view Trends editorial director Paul Taylor looks at interior designer Deborah Morcott's approach to this Florida home. Read more Home & Architectural stories at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Articles/NewHomes/UnitedStates Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA
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Inserting a contemporary home with views of Lake Wanaka into the rugged Otago backdrop
 
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Trends New Home Design Perspectives - With respect to the land Barry Condon talks about remote Lake Wanaka residence. Read more New Home stories at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Articles/NewHomes/NewZealand View the ebook http://ebooks.trendsideas.com/Book828 Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA
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Expansive Atlanta residence projects a human scale from the street view
 
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Trends Home & Architectural Design Perspectives - Applied geometry Despite being an expansive residence, this Atlanta home still projects a human scale from the street view. Trends editorial director Paul Taylor talks to architect Staffan Svenson from Dencity. Read more Home & Architectural stories at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Articles/NewHomes/UnitedStates View this ebook http://ebooks.trendsideas.com/Book800 Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA
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Modern new home in bush setting, Western Australia, features teak, local stone and concrete floors
 
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Mature eucalyptus trees and a meandering stream provide the framework for this contemporary property nestled in the bush. Use of local materials and wide expanses of glass mean this new home sits comfortably in its bush setting. Architect Simon Rodrigues about his design with Trends editorial director Paul Taylor. Natural materials invariably come to mind when building in the bush. After all, they are a guaranteed way to ensure a house is in harmony with the landscape. Homes in the Margaret River region of Western Australia are frequently built from local stone and timber -- materials that allow a house to blend in with the natural surroundings. And so it was for this holiday home, designed by architect Simon Rodrigues of Rodrigues Bodycoat Architects. The house sits on a natural ridge above a stream that meanders its way in a lazy arc around the bush-clad site. The red earth track leading to the house is lined with large boulders found on site, so it was an obvious choice to extend the stone through to the house. "The owners wanted to include as many natural materials as possible," says Rodrigues. "Some of the stone used in the landscaping is from the property, while the rest is sourced locally to fit the colour and profile required by the owners. Here, it is teamed with Pacific teak wood, with the planks laid vertically." Read the full article at: http://my.trendsideas.com/#/search/43931 Video: http://my.trendsideas.com/#/search/43932
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Queenslander villa renovation creates additional space & restores elements of original architecture
 
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Read this story at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Article16361/NewZealand View the ebook http://www.ebooks.trendsideas.com/Book712 Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA Trends Renovation Design Perspectives - Out of the past Revisiting the past - a traditional renovation that ties the old and the new. Trends home series editor Lydia Brewer comments on a Queenslander renovation by David Gole at Riddel Architecture.
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Natural light becomes the focus of this contemporary kitchen
 
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Trends Kitchen Design Perspectives - Linking it all together Lindy Small of Lindy Small Architecture talks about a contemporary wood kitchen Read more Kitchen stories at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Articles/Kitchens/UnitedStates Read this eBook http://ebooks.trendsideas.com/Book808 Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA
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Traditional New England Colonial house with woodlands backdrop
 
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Read the full article at: http://trendsideas.com/#/search/43295 The New England Colonial architectural style remains a popular choice for families – it’s a symbol of the past that conjures up feelings of warmth and familiarity. Architect Jan Gleysteen discusses key features of the genre and how it is still well suited to modern living. New England Colonial architecture is an enduring style that’s just as appropriate for family living today as it was back in its heyday in the 1930s and ’40s. Architect Jan Gleysteen says there’s a good reason for this – such houses are not only imbued with traditional character and charm, but are also a symbol of the past. As such they conjure up feelings of warmth and familiarity. “There is a scaling to these houses that ensures they seem to wrap protectively around the family,” Gleysteen says. “This concept of scaling is readily evident in this property – mature beech trees frame the house beautifully, make it seem as though it has always been there.” The architect says the house replaces a 1980s modern house that was built on a 45° angle to the street. “Most of the houses in the small town have a New England Colonial character and are built parallel to the street. The original house on this block had no curb appeal, so that was a key consideration in the planning of the new house. We placed it parallel to the street, on a slight rise, with a U-shaped driveway providing a double entry.” The traditional formality of the front elevation is also typical of the style. Gleysteen ensured the main volume has a strong symmetry – to the extent that one of the two chimneys that anchor the sides of the house is purely for aesthetic purposes. Other features of the New England Colonial style include the fieldstone siding, which is framed by prominent corner pilasters with recessed panels. The house also has black-forest green paneled shutters with exposed hardware, antique lanterns, and Georgian-style columns and dentil mouldings below the roof eaves. “Unlike the rear, there are no dormer windows on the front elevation, which gives the house a simpler, cleaner look from the street,” the architect says. The recessed front entry opens to a hall with a relatively low 9ft 4in ceiling. “An intimacy of scale was a specific request by the owners – they didn’t want an ostentatious double-height entry hall.” Video: http://trendsideas.com/#/search/45691
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Contemporary office fit-out for the Singapore office of a global law firm
 
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Trends Commercial Design Perspectives - Raising the bar. Law firms are breaking out of their traditional and sombre mould when it comes to the design of their offices and workplace environments. Trends editorial director Paul Taylor looks at Clifford Chance's Singapore office by Space Matrix. View more office design at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Articles/OfficeDesign/NewZealand Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA
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Coastal home with large roof overhangs and protected limestone tiled terraces
 
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Read the full article at: http://trendsideas.com/#/search/44882 Coastal homes are great for views and beach access – but the design may also have to protect from sun and wind. Trends editorial director Paul Taylor looks at how architect Gary Banham solved these issues for his own new home. Beach home on north-facing site designed to maximise the views and indoor-outdoor living – by architect Gary Banham. Many of us aspire to living by the sea – with ever-changing views and easy access to the beach. But there are also some potential challenges that architects face when designing a coastal home. The one we’re looking at here is architect Gary Banham’s own new home in Western Australia – where the coastline has wide westerly views of the Indian Ocean. And that presents one of the challenges – exposure to the sun … especially in the late afternoon with the sun setting on the horizon in the direct line of the view. The other challenge here is wind. In the winter there are blustery southwesterlies – and in the summer, regular afternoon sea breezes. But when he first saw this site, Gary Banham realized it had a unique orientation that helped reduce these issues. Sitting on a promontory, it’s long axis faces north … instead of the west-facing orientation that most sites have. This allowed the main living areas to be north facing and have some protection from the afternoon sun and prevailing winds … yet still have 270 degree sea views. Shading comes from extensive overhangs provided by the roof and balconies. For example, this west facing outdoor area is covered by a six metre cantilevered roof … which includes operable louvres. It also shows how the house has a seamless indoor-outdoor flow – with sliding glass panels between the spaces … the same limestone flooring for indoor living areas and the terrace … and even cabinetry that extends from inside to outside. But there are still times when it’s too windy for comfort here. So another – even more sheltered area – was designed to provide outdoor living in those conditions …. an inset terrace on the north face of the building. It’s referred to as the atrium … and is glazed on three sides. Bi-folding doors can be opened all round to give a completely protected indoor-outdoor space. So much so that, that it’s possible to sit in here with candles lit on the table … even with a reasonable wind blowing from the west. For me, the overall outcome is a house that fits perfectly on to site. The design makes the most of its positive aspects … while resolving the challenges … in a way that enhances both the architecture and aesthetics of the home. Video: http://trendsideas.com/#/search/44884
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Major transformation for this 1980s cottage now features contemporary design
 
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Trends Renovation Design Perspectives - Outside the square Not so much a makeover as a major transformation for this 1980s cottage. Architect Craig Steere talks to Trends editorial director Paul Taylor. View more Renovation Ideas at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Articles/Renovation/NewZealand View the ebook http://ebooks.trendsideas.com/Book840 Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA
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Beach house 'the box' features high end affordable architecture through a new modular housing system
 
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Read this story at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Article16128/NewZealand View the ebook http://www.ebooks.trendsideas.com/Book693 Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA Trends Outdoor Living & Holiday Home Design Perspectives - Outside the box Dan Heyworth of box living comments on the company's new modular housing system.
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Remodel of a Chicago 1970's contemporary open-plan lake-side home to create a calmer interior
 
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Read more remodeling ideas at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Articles/Remodeling/UnitedStates View the eBook http://ebooks.trendsideas.com/Book649 Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA Trends editorial director Paul Taylor looks at how a 1970's contemporary home gets a new lease of life.
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Creating indoor outdoor living space with a pool on a tight site in this Singapore semi-detached lot
 
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Read this story at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Article15542/NewZealand Read the eBook http://www.ebooks.trendsideas.com/Book612 Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA Trends Outdoor Living & Holiday Home Design Perspectives - Outside the square Trends editorial director Paul Taylor talks about architect Han Loke Kwang's design for a home on a tight site
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Large transitional kitchen design has two islands and a mix of white, taupe and dark colors.
 
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Read the full article at: http://trendsideas.com/#/search/44880 Remodeled kitchen in white and dark-stained maple wood has subtle French influence. Two islands and a balance of light and dark colors help this remodeled kitchen fit neatly into a large space. Trends editorial director Paul Taylor talks to designer Janice Teague of Drury Design. Even in a home that’s a little traditional, an overly ornate kitchen can seem out of place today – highly decorative crown mouldings and corbels don’t always fit with modern family lifestyles. The original kitchen in this house was a case in point, says designer Janice Teague CKD, CBD of Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio, who was commissioned to design a new kitchen for the owners. “It had a very traditional styling and included a gazebo-like structure with columns in the middle of the room. This took up space and interrupted the flow of the kitchen. The cabinetry also looked tired and was starting to come apart.” Teague says the owners wanted a fairly simple, clean-lined kitchen that would be more open, yet not overly modern. “The house has a relatively traditional, slightly French look, which influenced the design. The huge size of the kitchen was another factor – this led to the idea of two large, square islands, one to be a workstation for the owner, who is a trained chef, and the other for entertaining, casual dining and homework. A suspended cloud ceiling also helps to break up the space. Lighting within this ceiling avoids the need for extra pendants, which would have blocked the view down the kitchen.” The designer says the material palette evolved as the design progressed. The team started with white cabinetry, and added dark wood accents that help to anchor the space visually. “We then brought in a third color for the islands – a soft taupe that provides a nice transition between the very light and very dark. This makes the room blend more harmoniously. The door style also helps – the stile and rail design with a bead applied moulding is a little softer than a traditional Shaker style.” Video: http://trendsideas.com/#/search/44881
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San Francisco row house remodel opens up a loft-style living area
 
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Read the full article at: http://trendsideas.com/#/search/45077 Architect Jonathan Feldman discusses the ways light floods down through all floors of this four-story row house, thanks to new skylights, a glass bridge, open staircase and perforated metal screen. San Francisco is renowned for its tall, slender houses that sit cheek by jowl on some of the city’s most prestigious real estate. But at just 21ft wide, this house was narrower than most. Architect Jonathan Feldman of Feldman Architecture says despite its narrow width and dilapidated state, the property had the potential to be a spectacular home for the new owners. “The four-story house was in a great location and there were views in all directions from the top level,” says Feldman. “But in its original state, the house was unattractive and dark, with narrow stairs leading to the living area at the top. This floor was compartmentalized with several small rooms, so there was no view from front to back. And although the living area had high ceilings, it was not well suited to modern living. A small, galley-style kitchen didn’t help.” Changes were made at every level, both inside and out. The unarticulated stucco facade was reclad in gray limestone, and deep metal frames introduced around the windows and garage. A bay window that cantilevered out over the street was replaced with a balcony. Feldman’s team also made significant changes to the stairs. The narrow stairway was replaced with wider stairs in wood, steel and glass, with open treads to let the light flow through. Skylights on the top level, and a glass floor below, allow natural light to filter down through the stairwell, which in turn helps to draw people up to the living area at the top. For further definition, the architects wrapped the stairwell with a perforated metal screen that runs along the ceiling and folds down the stairs, connecting all four levels. Video: http://trendsideas.com/#/search/45098
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Sleek, modern kitchen provides additional work space within a wall of cabinets
 
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Trends Kitchen Design Perspectives - Hidden benefits Trends Senior writer Colleen Hawkes talks to designer Kim Duffin of Sublime Architectural Interiors about this sleek, modern kitchen. Read more Kitchen stories at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Articles/Kitchens/NewZealand Read this eBook http://ebooks.trendsideas.com/Book805 Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA
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Mt Eden Corrections Facility redevelopment combines five new buildings with two existing prisons
 
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Trends Commercial Design Perspectives - Time for reform. A raft of new buildings and the integration of two existing prisons result in the advanced Mt Eden Corrections Facility. Trends managing editor John Williams talks to Malcom Gardiner from Stephenson & Turner Architects about the new Mt Eden Prison development. Read this story at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Article15371/NewZealand View the ebook http://ebooks.trendsideas.com/Book572 Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA
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A white kitchen doesn’t have to be boring - just add splashes of color and designer light fixtures
 
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Read the full article at: http://trendsideas.com/#/search/44368 Contemporary white kitchen with rail and stile doors, subway tiles, modern lighting. White kitchens are always popular - but they don’t have to be stark and clinical. Interior designer Renae Keller talks to Trends editorial director Paul Taylor. White kitchens help to create a crisp, clean look for a family living area. But that’s often where any similarity between white kitchens ends. And the reason is simple – white is the perfect backdrop for a variety of color accents that may be introduced through materials, products or accessories. For example, this family kitchen by designer Renae Keller avoids a sterile, all-white look through the innovative use of color and form. Keller says the kitchen, which is in a new house, needed to have a modern, clean-lined look to complement the contemporary architecture. “An all-white kitchen would have been too stark, however,” the designer says. “So we introduced a subway tile backsplash in a warm putty color, with a crackle glaze. This has a little more of a traditional feel, yet it works with the classic, square-edged design of the cabinetry.” Keller says rail and stile doors on the cabinets also help to soften the look, so it is neither too clinical nor too ornate. But it is the finishing touches that really raise the kitchen out of the ordinary. Two sculptural LZF light fixtures featuring a ribbon-like wood veneer pigmented in a gray shade are suspended above the island. The dining table is also highlighted – by a Bocci pendant light comprising 14 borosilicate glass globes. Video: http://trendsideas.com/#/search/44369
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A beautifully crafted kitchen becomes the social hub of this home
 
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Trends Kitchen Design Perspectives - Night and Day Trends editorial director Paul Taylor talks to interior designer and owner Allison Baskes. Read more Kitchen stories at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Articles/Kitchens/UnitedStates Read this eBook http://ebooks.trendsideas.com/Book808 Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA
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AkzoNobel's regional head office in Singapore embodies the company's world of colour
 
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Trends Commercial Design Perspectives - Colour my world Interior designer Cameron Woo talks to Trends editorial director Paul Taylor. View more office design at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Articles/OfficeDesign/NewZealand Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA
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SMEG LINEA Series
 
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West Coast Modern residence features planar walls, floor-to-ceiling glass and an understated decor
 
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Trends Interior Living Design Perspectives - Artistic expression West coast modern residence, Architect Brad Lamoureux comments on this interior space. Read more Interior Living stories at Trendsideas http://trendsideas.com/Articles/InteriorLiving/UnitedStates Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TrendsIdeas http://www.facebook.com/TrendsPublishingUSA
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Galley kitchen design merges with large living space and links to outdoor living and outdoor kitchen
 
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Crisp lines, architectural planes and a sympathetic palette give this kitchen a crafted yet understated presence. This distinctive galley kitchen makes its mark without dominating the wider living space it is part of. Interior designer Dominik Frisina tells Trends editorial director Paul Taylor how he struck the right balance. One way to meld a kitchen smoothly into an open-plan space is to make it part of the wider design. This not only helps the workspace seem to disappear, it is also an opportunity to expand and celebrate the interior scheme. This kitchen is in a residence created by builder Adrian Zorzi as a display home. In the end, he liked it so much that he bought the house for himself. Designer Dominik Frisina created the interiors, including the kitchen. “The concept was that the kitchen merge with the living spaces, adopting a galley layout often associated with penthouse apartments. This idea was important to ensure that the kitchen, while maintaining a strong presence, doesn’t detract from the entertaining areas.” Several factors helped achieve this – from tight space-planning to cabinetry interiors that feature the latest high-tech storage systems. “The kitchen isn’t composed around a strict work triangle, rather everything is positioned to suit the way Adrian likes to cook. The pantry is in the cabinets to one side of the cooking station, balanced by integrated refrigeration on the other. The dishwasher is in the island.” Read the full article at: http://my.trendsideas.com/#/search/44612 Video: http://my.trendsideas.com/#/search/44614
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