Posts Tagged ‘Design’

Modern Building with Dynamic Facade

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Modern Building with Dynamic Facade

Dynamic exterior of Kiefer Technic Showroom in Bad Gleichenberg, Austria consists of electric window shutters made of perforated aluminum.

Unique facade, designed by Ernst Giselbrecht, changes throughout the day, transforming the building into a dynamic sculpture. [via]

Building

Office Building

Electric Facade

Facade

Modern Facade

Dynamic Facade

Beautiful Summer House in Norway

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Beautiful Summer House in Norway

When Todd Saunders & Tommie Wilhelmsen first started their firm, they self-financed this beautiful summer house in Hardanger, Norway.

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Cool and Stylish Fireplace Designs #2

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Cool and Stylish Fireplace Designs

Collection of beautiful modern fireplaces and unusual fireplace designs that will heat your house in style.

 

Mobile Fireplace

Travelmate portable fireplace makes it possible to set up stylish source of heat wherever you want it. [link]

Mobile Fireplace

Cabinet Fireplace

GATE fireplaces by Conmoto come with a wood storage cabinet right next to the fireplace. [link]

Cabinet Fireplace

Round Fireplace

Make a stunning centerpiece in your living room; with glass on either side, you can enjoy the flickering flame from every angle. [link]

Round Fireplace

Coffee Table Fireplace

Beautiful Vidro fireplace table is completely mobile and requires only gelled ethanol fuel to burn a smokeless flame in your room. [link]

Coffee Table Fireplace

Trunk Fireplace

Contemporary bio-ethanol powered fireplace in a trunk from Atria. [link]

Trunk Fireplace

Wall Fireplace

Wall-mounted fireplace provides an attractive addition to any room. [link]

Wall Fireplace

Waterfall Fireplace

Hearthfall is a beautiful, cascading waterfall that will transform your regular fireplace from a seasonal commodity to an elegant, year-round functional work of art. [link]

Waterfall Fireplace

Rolling Fireplace

As it rolls, ROLL FIRE easily balances its stainless steel tank, mounted on its roller bearings. As it is held in place by magnets, when the tank is being filled with bio-ethanol, the glass is lifted off in no time at all. [link]

Rolling Fireplace

Suspended Fireplace

Gyrofocus suspended fireplace is a great conversation starter. [link]

Suspended Fireplace

Kubik Fireplace

Modern fireplace from Edilkamin is designed to provide high performance heating and great looks for many years to come. [link]

Kubik Fireplace

Stacked Houses in Germany

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Stacked Houses in Germany

This beautiful modern building, comprised of 12 stacked houses, was built by Herzog & de Meuron for the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany.

The concept of the VitraHaus connects two main themes: the theme of the archetypal house and the theme of stacked volumes. [via, 2, 3]

Vitra House

VitraHaus

VitraHaus in Germany

Stacked Houses

Stacked House Inside

VitraHaus Interior

VitraHaus by Herzog de Meuron

Stacked House Complex

Stacked House

12 Unique and Creative Sofas

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

12 Unique and Creative Sofas

Modern sofas and creative sofa designs that will spice up any living room.

Do Lo Res Sofa

Unique sofa composed of several soft, square-based cube or rectangular shaped units of various heights. The units are arranged in rows to form the shape of the sofa, and fixed to a platform by steel pins. [link]

Do Lo Res Sofa

Lips Sofa

Famous sofa in the shape of a mouth which Salvador Dalí designed with Oscar Tusquets back in 1972. [link]

Lips Sofa

LED Sofa

Modern LED Lighting Sofa by Colico comes with different colors that you can change by a using the remote control. [link]

LED Sofa

Roma Sofa

Cool sofa shaped like the Roman Colosseum will make you feel like an Emperor of your own living room. [link]

Roma Sofa

Morfeo Sofa

Sofa sleeper with 2 long antennas that have lights on the end, curl up and enjoy a book or the company of someone you love. [link]

Morfeo Sofa

Glossy Lipstick Sofa

Built more as an Art piece, this cool sofa is made from glass and lexan coated clear silicone. [link]

Glossy Lipstick Sofa

Metal Sofa

Stephen Newby creates soft looking sculptures from hard metal. [link]

Metal Sofa

Glass Sofa

Modern sofa by Italian manufacturer Santambrogio Milano made using superdurable tempered glass. [link]

Glass Sofa

LEGO Sofa

Creative soda inspired by LEGO bricks is made from solid, interlocking, systematically lumpy wood. [link]

LEGO Sofa

Tensile Sofa

Cool contemporary sofa by Swedish designer Therese Glimskär. [link]

Tensile Sofa

Diamond Sofa

Entirely made from mirror-like aluminium, the Diamond sofa was thought not only for sitting, but also as an object of very provocative design. [link]

Diamond Sofa

15 Unusual and Creative Aquariums

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

15 Unusual and Creative Aquariums

Modern aquariums and creative fish tank designs from all over the world.

iPond Portable Aquarium

It is on sale in Australia and comes with gravel, water and a live fish. It has a built in speaker at the bottom and a headphone jack. [link]

iPond Portable Aquarium

Macquariums

Cool aquariums made from the shell of Apple Macintosh computers. [link]

Macquarium

Computer Aquarium

Infinity Aquarium

The repetitive geometrical shape of Infinity aquarium creates a visual metaphor to life in the fish bowl. Hand crafted from cut glass, Infinity aquarium scales down a vast concept of time and space. [link]

Infinity Aquarium

Coffee Table Aquarium

Instructables shows us how to build an aquarium coffee table. [link]

Coffee Table Aquarium

Bathtub Aquarium

This modern bathtub with built-in aquarium will surely spice up your bathroom. [link]

Bathtub Aquarium

Sofa Aquarium

Priced at just $12,000, his sofa features aquariums on both sides. [link]

Sofa Aquarium

Spacearium Aquariums

Canadian company called Aquarium ASP has created the Spacearium, a thin, hanging aquarium that be used as a room divider, lighting element, or for good old fashioned decoration. [link]

Spacearium Aquariums

Desk Aquarium

The MILK desk comes with a built-in fish tank option that gives you a place to rest your eyes and provides a touch of daily nature. [link]

Desk Aquarium

R2-D2 Aquarium

Modeled after the most well-known astromech droid in the galaxy, this R2-D2 holds a 1 3/4-gallon aquarium tank in his central compartment. [link]

R2-D2 Aquarium

Local River Plant Aquarium

Beautiful aquarium by Mathieu Lehanneur breeds freshwater fish and vegetables. The vegetables strip minerals and nitrates from the water, effectively purifying it for the development of the fish. [link]

Local River Plant Aquarium

Local River Aquarium

Bus Stop Aquarium

This bus stop is a real design from Brazil, dubbed “AqurioMania”. [link]

Bus Stop Aquarium

Bathroom Sink Aquarium

Moody Aquarium Sink will spice up boring routines such as washing hands and brushing teeth. [link]

Bathroom Sink Aquarium

AquaDom

The AquaDom in Berlin, Germany, is a 25 meter tall cylindrical acrylic glass aquarium with built-in transparent elevator. [link]

AquaDom

Old TV Aquarium

Ever wondered what to do with that ancient 26″ wooden TV set laying around in your grandparent’s garage? Turn it into a unique aquarium. [link]

Old TV Aquarium

Telephone Booth Aquarium

Benedetto Bufalino and Benoit Deseille have transformed a regular telephone booth into a functioning aquarium. [link]

Telephone Booth Aquarium

Modern Beds and Creative Bed Designs # 2

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Modern Beds and Creative Bed Designs

Collection of modern beds and creative bed designs from all over the world.

Housefish Suspended Bed

Creative suspended bed held by machined aluminum, stainless steel tension cables. The mattress platform is held completely rigid – it does not swing or sway. [link]

Housefish Suspended Bed

Float Bed

$25,000 Float Bed by David Trubridge, a New Zealand designer. [link]

Float Bed

Sampon Daybed Outdoor Bed

Amazing outdoor bed design from Lifeshop Collection. [link]

Sampon Daybed Outdoor Bed

Floating Bed Chicago

Floating Bed Chicago by Robert Bernstein – the four supporting cables at the corners of the bed go straight up vertically to the ceiling. [link]

Floating Bed Chicago

Geometric Bed

Ness faceted geometric bed by Jakob+MacFarlane. [link]

Geometric Bed

The Embrace Lounge

Creative lounge by Lost Angeles based designer Tanya Aguiñiga. [link]

The Embrace Lounge

The Embrace Lounge 2

Tree Bed

Creative $15,000 Tree bed by Shawn Lovell. [link]

Tree bed

Private Cloud Rocking Bed

The Private Cloud is a patented rocking bed by German designer Manuel Kloker. [link]

Private Cloud Rocking Bed

Private Cloud Rocking Bed 2

Flotiform Bed

Creative bed design. Pull out side tables with cup holders can be ordered for one or both sides of the bed. [link]

Flotiform Bed

Flotiform Bed Side Table

Flotiform Bed 2

Sleeping Tube

Futuristic two metre “sleeping tube”. [link]

Sleeping Tube

Sunset Chaise Lounge

This elegant piece by Rausch, designed for luxurious poolside lounging, could easily be mistaken for a dramatic outdoor sculpture. [link]

Sunset Chaise Lounge

Sunset Chaise Lounge 2

Terminal 1 Daybed

It is elegant, fluid, and harmonic, starting from a lucid plastic body, floating on a metallic frame, and varnished with the same colour but with a matt finishing. Its shape invites and supports its double function as an arm-chair and chaise longue. [link]

Terminal 1 Daybed

Magnetic Floating Bed

Conventional furniture is in contact with the earth through gravity. Floating Bed overcomes this fundamental power and falls towards the sky. Four thin cables assure its motionless position and form the only contact with the ground. [link]

Magnetic Floating Bed

The Scoop Bed

Scoop! is a sophisticated and innovative answer to the demand for combinig the sofa function with the bed function. The two semi-circular sides of the bed can be separated resulting in two new pieces of furniture. [link]

The Scoop Bed

The Scoop Bed 2

Disposable Cardboard Bed

Innovative bed design that may prove handy for poor homeless people worldwide. [link]

Disposable Cardboard Bed

Disposable Cardboard Bed 2

Ohm Transformable Bed

Ohm is a bed that can be transformed into two individual beds or used as a bench. [link]

Ohm Bed

Ohm Transformable Bed

10 Amazing Viewing Platforms

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

10 Amazing Viewing Platforms

Collection of the most spectacular lookouts, observation decks, and viewing platforms from all over the world.

Top of Tyrol

Beautiful viewing platform located 3,000 m above sea level at the Stubai Glacier in Tyrol, Austria. [link]

Top of Tyrol

Iguazu Viewing Platform

Spiral viewing platform located over Iguazu waterfall in Brazil. [link]

Iguazu Viewing Platform

Dachstein Skywalk

Located 2.700 m above sea level, this cool skywalk is one of the most popular destinations in Styria, Austria. [link]

Dachstein Skywalk

Willis Tower Skydeck

Formerly named Sears Tower, Willis Tower is a 108 story skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. Glass boxes extend out 4.3 feet from the Skydeck on the 103rd floor, providing amazing views of the city. [link]

Willis Tower Skydeck

Il Binocolo

Spectacular metal viewing platform located in Merano BZ, Italy. [link]

Il Binocolo

Landscape Promontory

Located in Switzerland, Landscape Promontory is a high scenery platform designed by Paolo Burgi as a part of Cardada project. [link]

Landscape Promontory

Infinity Room

Infinity room at the House On The Rock in Wisconsin extends 200 feet out over the scenic valley and 150 above the valley floor. [link]

Infinity Room

5 Fingers Viewing Platform

Creative viewing platform in Krippenstein, Austria was cleverly named “5 Fingers” by virtue of its hand-like shape. [link]

5 Fingers Viewing Platform

Grand Canyon Skywalk

Grand Canyon Skywalk is a tourist attraction along the Colorado River on the edge of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, U.S.A. [link]

Grand Canyon Skywalk

Aurland Lookout

Breathtaking viewing platform designed by Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen, located in Aurland, Norway. [link]

Aurland Lookout

12 Cool Garage Door Stickers

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

12 Cool Garage Door Stickers

German company StyleYourGarage makes deceptively realistic garage door stickers that will cause neighbors, friends and passers-by to stop and stare.

These garage billboards, as they are known, are made from high-quality material and can withstand sun, rain, wind and cold weather. [more info]

Formula 1 Car

Formula 1 Car

Jet

Jet

Alligator

Alligator

Wine Cellar

Wine Cellar

Gold

Gold

Empty Garage

Empty Garage

Elephant

Elephant

Subway Station

Subway Station

Horse

Horse

Boat

Boat

Tank

Tank

12 Unusual Swimming Pools

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

I know there isn’t many pools here in Alberta but its still a pretty cool blog!

12 Unusual Swimming Pools

The most unusual and creative swimming pools from all over the globe.

Infinity Pool

An infinity edge swimming pool located at the Alila Ubud, luxury boutique resort hotel in Ubud, Bali. [link]

Infinity Pool

Infinity Swimming Pool

Hanging Pool

Joule Hotel is a five-star, 129-room hotel in Dallas famous for it’s swimming pool that partially hangs off the side of the building – eight stories up. [link]

Hanging Pool

World’s Deepest Pool

Nemo 33, a recreational scuba diving center in Uccle, Belgium is home to the deepest diving pool in the world. The pool has two large flat-bottomed areas at depth levels of 16 ft and 32 ft, and a large circular pit descending to a depth of 108 ft. [link]

World\'s Deepest Pool

Bathing Ship Pool

Badeschiff is an old barge or cargo container that has been converted into a public swimming pool in Berlin, Germany. [link]

Bathing Ship Pool

Sarojin Pool

Unique swimming pool with drape shaded island pavilions located at the luxury Khao Lak Resort Hotel in Thailand. [link]

Sarojin Swimming Pool

Transparent Pool

Cool modern swimming pool with transparent glass bottom. [link]

Transparent Pool

World’s Largest Pool

Located in Chile, world’s largest swimming pool is more than 1,000 yards long, covers 20 acres, and holds 66 million gallons of water. [link]

Worlds Largest Pool

Ocean Pool

Beautiful pool at Coogee in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. [link]

Ocean Pool

Guitar Shaped Pool

Guitar Shaped Pool

World’s Largest Indoor Pool

Located in Japan, Ocean Dome is the largest indoor swimming pool in the world. It is 300 meters long and 100 meters wide. [link]

World\'s Largest Indoor Pool

Underground Pool

Located in Midway, Utah, Homestead Crater is a 55-foot tall, limestone rock that nature has hollowed out and filled with 90° to 96° water. [link]

Underground Pool

Surfing Pool

Since 1991, Wave Loch has been on a mission to ‘wave the planet’ with a broad range of wave-making surfing pools. [link]

Surfing Pool

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