Designed by Guilherme Torres, this Project RLHouse is a 1,560 square feet contemporary apartment located in Curitiba, Brazil. The owners wanted to transform the traditional look of their old home into something more modern and lively.
Below is the official project description from the designers:
“The base for the decoration was the fusion of polymer cement, minty and blue colors and the use of a whole wall covered in pinus, a wood that has virtually no commercial value in Brazil. Another high point of the project was to expose the structural column right in the entrance door, composing a beautiful set with the dinner table. The kitchen received furniture in black lacquer, counter-tops in Corian and Smeg home appliances. An important point is: all the main pieces such as tables, sideboards and sofa are designed by the architect”.
Don’t feel disheartened if your back garden is tiny. You can do incredible things in a small space that can equal some of the best gardens. Think about the cost of materials too; it could cost thousands to outfit a large area. You get the same effect for half the price. Of course, you can still spend much money on features if you want to, they will not go unnoticed in a small area. Read more
Technology has developed fast over the last one-hundred years and so it is no surprise that home automation has become big business. We seek to make our lives easier by controlling things from our chairs, vehicles, or leaving things to run on their own. Now that we have smartphones and tablet computers, manufacturers can produce wireless apps to help us manage our gadgets. Read more
Here's taking a look at the Long Brick House completed by Földes & Co. Architects in 2013. The home is located in Hungary and was designed for a couple looking to retire and support their large library of books. Check out more in the gallery after the jump: Read more