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The modern pool house Marc Merckx

The modern pool house can be interpreted and visualized in numerous ideas and configurations. This particular design by Marc Merckx minimal in a dark bruiting sort of way. The black exterior and the gray interiors ad a darkness that can be associated with warmth. The simple box echoes the rectangle shape of the pool. I like how the sitting area opens up to the pool adding an extra place for people to converse and relax. If there were a pool house I could just live in, it might just be this one.



Roof top apartment in Paris

This roof top apartment in Paris is a quaint little place. The interiors are nicely executed and feels larger than it is. A+B KASHA has done an amazing job furnishing the place with some great mid century furniture and design. The kitchen is small but executed beautifully. I could see utilizing this as a weekend house or just a place to take off for the weekend. The Mantis Floor Lamp by Rispal steals the show for me, sculpture meets lighting, beautiful!.

apartment in Paris

apartment in Paris

Modern steel and concrete

Modern steel and concrete house by McLaren Excell has so many beautiful raw surfaces and textures going on. The concrete work in this house is simply stunning. What are your opinions on concrete and this much of it? You take the weathered steel, concrete and all the natural woods make for one very beautiful house. It has a modern industrial look and feel but the precision and craftsmanship are what sets this project apart. I also like the juxtaposition of the new architecture mixed with the old.

modern steel and concrete

modern steel and concrete

Contemporary & Modern Furniture Defined

There seems to be a lot of confusion about what contemporary or modern furniture actually means and what it truly encompasses. The dictionary definition means to ‘follow the latest ideas’, which overlooks the design principle completely and fails to grasp the overall essence. In a nutshell – contemporary, modern furniture is anything made after the nineteenth century that incorporates modernist art influences and evolving simplistic designs. It also takes into account the use of space in which the furniture will be placed as well as the overall architectural design of a person’s home. All these aspects define contemporary furniture and good designers will consider this at every stage of the design process.


Key Differences between Modern Furniture and Other Furniture

As contemporary furniture began to gain momentum in the 50’s, the Museum of Modern Art in New York defined the trend into three core categories that now dictate modern furniture designs globally. These are Design, Materials and Philosophy


A modern Scandinavian apartment

This modern Scandinavian apartment in Hamburg Germany is a lovely palette of black white and wood tones. The one element that I like is the VIPP kitchen. I am always appreciated the sleek minimal approach to their design. The apartment also has some nice concrete beams running through the ceiling which is a bonus architectural element in my book. Most people aren’t really into this old school parquet wood flooring but it works nicely here. I would like to see some shaggy sheep skins or something a little more wooly around to give a little more warmth.


modern Scandinavian

Casa Laura by Felipe Hess

Casa Laura by Felipe Hess is just another wonderful example of the architecture that is produced by the firm. Based in São Paulo Brazil, there structures always meld with the landscape that the architecture occupies. The tropical feel of the lush landscape found around the grounds is a great connector to nature. The stone wall that runs the exterior and interior planes that bridge of inside and outside. I am quite fond of the mid century Brazilian designers and you can always find a few pieces in Hess’s projects. The sink in the bathroom, I think concrete, is a geometric marvel.



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