Back in 2010, interior designers from Splyce Design renovated this 3600 sq ft single family residence situated in North Vancouver, Canada.
This private residence located in South-Western Australia reflects an approach which distils built form as an expression of landscape and newly formed places connected to place.
This house takes part of a program of the congregation Rotterdam who wanted to revitalize disadvantaged neighbourhoods by selling metier houses to private persons.
These homes have in common that they are neglected the last few years and have to be refreshed. The buildings usually consist of several small apartments, one per layer. The purpose of the municipality by selling the buildings is to attract inhabitants with more carrying-capacity. Condition of sale is that the property will be restored within a specified period and will transformed into one house. This causes less, but larger houses. This is the opposite trend to what happens in many inner cities where larger houses are divided into several small apartments.
In Geneva, Switzerland, Clavienrossier Architectes designed this unique modern single family property.
This interior renovation by Scrafano Architects unifies four existing lofts into one large open living space. We located the kitchen/ eating area in the center of the space to create a central social gathering and communal area. Fireplaces are used as focal points to mark both ends of the L-shaped living space. Built-in shelves and cabinetry separate interior rooms while simultaneously connecting spaces and storing the owners’ large book collection and travel treasures. The bedrooms, bathrooms, and offices are tucked upstairs under the building’s original wood ceiling. New-cantilevered metal grate floors with open rails increase the upper level live/ work area and allow light to filter to the spaces below.
Mia Araujo is a 27-year-old, Los-Angeles-based digital artist and illustrator. In May 2007, she graduated as valedictorian from Otis College of Art and Design, with a BFA in Illustration and a minor in Creative Writing. Mia’s work concentrates on giving shape to the unseen forces within her subjects – their thoughts, memories, emotions, and complex histories. These qualities fit together to form a vast, rich inner-landscape of identity and mythology for her characters. Let’s take a look at some of her artworks. Enjoy!