I am a huge fan of lofts and industrial buildings re-purposed as live/work space, particularly when the result is something with really high ceilings. As such, this space really takes the cake. This hulking series of silos has been transformed into an airy, beautifully natural lit space that I would imagine would be perfect for inspiring it's owner, Spanish Architect Ricardo Bofill.
More jaw-dropping photos by Verve can be found here, and further explanation from Bofill himself can be found here.
Olga Dabrowska and Adam Groch of Oyo Design have created a killer portfolio of household designs, including everything from lamps to mirrors to bathtubs.
We have a common passion which connects us - design. Our common purpose
is creation of beautiful product and ideas opened for general use. We
would to make our projects beautiful, characterized with simplicity;
surprising because of bold contrasts. What’s more - make art itself at the same time not giving up functionality, but first of all make people smile.
We are enamored of cardboard furniture here at The Hot Fire, so this incredible cardboard office space makes us feel warm inside. Head on over to Creative Review's blog and take a look at some more photos of this unconventional office space for the Dutch creative Firm Nothing.
This is an envy-inspiring factory-turned-loft abode owned by Marcus Nispel, director of an eclectic mix of projects including the 2009 version of Friday the 13th, the 2003 remake of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and music videos for Cher, Amy Grant and Faith No More. How many New York apartments do you know of that have indoor pools. Awesome!
Brilliant idea for collecting rainwater to use in a house, and I will just let the design execution speak for itself. More pictures on the architect's site here.
That thing in the living room is a rainwater storage tank. Water is so
central to our lives, and Paul Morgan Architects make it central to
this house. "Within the living room the ceiling wraps down to an
internal water tank. The tank cools the ambient air temperature of the
living room during summer, supplies rain water, and structurally
carries the roof load. Excess water drains to an external tank, and is
used for flushing toilets, irrigating the garden, washing wetsuits
[it's near the coast in Victoria, Australia] and occasionally for
Check out this amazing tree house decked out in a mirrored finish so that it blends in with its natural surroundings. More info at the artists' site here, but be warned that the Flash on this site is a bandwidth hog.
This is one insane custom loft space. The sculpted plywood reminds me of ship building techniques from the days of the Vikings. Simply amazing, although I would replace that ladder with just about anything else, because it looks like a death trap.