May 18, 2016
Container houses are not uncommon but few are as stylish as the RDP House in Pichincha, Ecuador.
Local architects Daniel Moreno Flores and Sebastian Calero placed seven 20-foot containers and a 40-foot container on strategically located concrete platforms and connected them with steel, wood and glass structures. The exterior of the containers were left largely unchanged, the rough surface and markings providing a rich contrast to the whitewashed interiors, wooden floors and open spaces created by the connecting structures. The result is a stimulating mix of industrial rough and contemporary slick and a world away from a portacabin.
The ABC bookcase from Saporiti and the Plus concrete storage system from Lyon Beton both capture the modular spirit of the container house well. Industrial style does not mean comfort should be sacrificed. The Overdyed Side Chair and Chubby Chic Armchair from Diesel Living both look great in industrial style spaces.
The Skylight Tower suspension light from Frederik Roije provides a touch of slickness which complements the industrial look well. Alternatively table lights such as the Asterisco from LZF, the Mr Ed from Functionals and the JWDA Concrete Lamp from Menu would all work well.
February 26, 2021
How do you square the circle of practical, rectangular spaces with emotive, curvy designs? San Francisco based OPA Architects shows what's possible with the interior refurbishment of a modern house in Mill Valley, California.
February 16, 2021
Japanese zen style goes far beyond minimalist white spaces. It is about thoughtful spaces which encourage the contemplation of light, colours, textures and shapes - the building blocks of nature and beauty. The Shutter House in Perth is a great example.
February 08, 2021
There was a time when the use of marble was largely restricted to floors, posh kitchen counters and grave statutes. And then, at some point around the mid-noughties, marble was everywhere. Could the same be happening to terrazzo?
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