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Houzz Украина: Яркая квартира с портретами знаменитостей (16 photos)

Нужно обладать определенной степенью смелости, чтобы решиться использовать в комнатах насыщенные краски. В этой киевской квартире идеи дизайнера и хозяина в отношении ярких цветов совпали, и интерьер получился красочным, нескучным по наполнению и вместе с тем очень домашним.

Экстерьер деревянного дома: 20 проектов с идеями «для жизни» (40 photos)

Дизайн деревянного дома и внутри и снаружи – особое искусство. Будь то сруб из бруса или бревна, каркасник с обшивкой из доски, фанеры или ОСП, всякому домовладельцу приходится решать – что делать с деревянными элементами в экстерьере и интерьере, прятать их или выставлять напоказ. Дизайн такого

Houzz Германия: Новая жизнь дома 1930-х годов после реконструкции (18 photos)

Часто в немецких поселках постройки 1930-х годов уплотненная планировка, за счет которой на участке становится больше места для сада, — например, как в поселке Гангхофер под Регенсбургом. Почему семья из пяти человек решила купить дом площадью всего 75 кв.м? Все же это собственное жилье вблизи центра,…

Green Roof Shows Off Sustainable Living by the Australian Coast

Green Roof

The clients for this sustainably constructed project in Australia worked closely with ArchiBlox to ensure that Avalon House had minimal impact on the land.  A green roof, filled with bushes and vines.

This feature is at once beautiful and environmentally friendly.  It minimizes water runoff, for example, which is a key step in sustaining the earth’s water systems.  In addition, the living roof acts as a thermal mass to keep the home warm.

Eating Outside

ArchiBlox homes are pre-fab modular designs.  In this case, the pre-fab structure is elevated above the earth on posts, so it only lightly touches the ground below.  Modular homes also minimize construction time.  That’s great news for the clients who are ready to move in quickly and enjoy their new home.

Orientation was another key consideration in construction.  The design team ensured that the position would naturally cool and heat the space.  The East-West orientation allows for cross-ventilation.  Also, large windows are included on the northern face to get the most of the sunlight’s warmth, which is optimal with the movement of the sun in the southern hemisphere. [Photography and information courtesy of ArchiBlox]


Pre-Fab Home






Great windows



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This Covered Porch is Perfect for Enjoying Sunny Days

Sunny Days

At the back of House at Lake Biel by Markus Schietsch Architekten, a covered porch provides the perfect place for enjoying sunny days.  The large space “wraps like the deck of a ship in the sea of grasses.”  It opens up to a beautiful, lush meadow, situated near a lake in western Switzerland.

The next floor up includes two outdoor terraces, which provide ample space to appreciate the outdoors.  These extensions of the home allow residents to bring many of their everyday activities outside.  For example, the porch could easily accommodate al fresco dining.

Relaxing Porch

Sunlight pours into the interior through floor-to-ceiling windows that divide the porch from the main house.  Timber beams frame the porch and create interesting patterns of sun and shadow in the inside.  Overall, it creates a bright an airy feel in the open layout interior.

The main room of the house combines living, dining, and eating spaces without feeling too cluttered or too spread out.  Its kitchen island and freestanding fireplaces perfectly break up the space.  [Photography by Andreas Buschmann.  Information and photos courtesy of Markus Schietsch Architekten.]

Open Floor Plan



House at Lake Biel

Outdoor Spaces

Floor plan

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