Dwell on Design just wrapped, and I was lucky enough to attend the Dwell East Side home tours. I picked up my tickets and map and started in Silver Lake at a prefab architectural duplex and ended at an extensive ranch home in La Canada Flintridge. You never know which home on the tour you are going to fall in love with most and call your favorite — yes, I did have a favorite!
Think of where you live right now. Does it suit your lifestyle? Is it the place you feel and do your best? Is it energy efficient? Then consider human-sized nests, like the one above by Porky Hefer. In creating these woven structures, the artist (architect?) mimics the familiar, age-old natural structures created by and for birds.
To me, Japan seems like a magical, mystical place where all of my design dreams have come true. I'm sure I'm overestimating it, but everything I see in design blogs or magazines makes want to save my pennies and travel to Japan for a week or two of flawless design.
Tucked away within attics, or at the top of high ceilings, lofted offices provide just enough privacy while still being connected to the rest of the home. From the tiniest desks nestled in at the top of a landing to expansive studies open to living rooms below, these office lofts make work look fun.
I recently acquired a 490 square feet 1-bedroom in an upscale condo in downtown Bangkok but it costs as much as a three story house with a garden in the suburbs. So to save money, I gave my friend who's a budding freelance architect the project and an impossible task—to give me a lot of storage on the cheap while making the room look bigger.
Slated for construction in Billund, Denmark for 2016, the LEGO House design unveiled today will give LEGO maniacs the world over (because you're never too old for LEGO) a place to experience their favorite creative toy brand within a structure inspired by the building blocks themselves...
As children, many of us are drawn into architecture by the idea of secret passageways and hidden spaces. In the real world, 'secret' passageways can easily be incorporated and actually help streamline a the design of a room. Hidden doors can be a big draw for grown ups too!
Subways don't have to be ugly or utilitarian — in fact, underground stations house some of the most gorgeous and creative architectural design around. Follow me after the jump and let's take a look at some jaw dropping railway stations from around the world.