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House Of Cards Table by Mauricio Arruda

By • Jan 17, 2011

The House of Cards table by Brazilian designer-architect Mauricio Arruda is an inventive one of a kind table-piece that shows us how to build a perfectly sturdy table using the appropriate house of cards structure.

This table, despite its fragile look, is designed to support up to 250 kilograms or 500 lbs.

By laser cutting 4mm deep steel plates and producing cards in a scale of 13:1, the table is literally put together like a house of cards.

The steels cards are weld one to one, allowing each owner to fully customize its configuration.

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Austin City View Residence by Dick Clark Architecture

By • Jan 16, 2011

Dick Clark Architecture has designed this beautiful contemporary home, a sustainable passive solar design in Austin, Texas with a real minimalist appeal.

The house has numerous configurable features for entertainment, a spectacular view and a sumptuous swimming pool.

The natural treed and landscaped surroundings give the house an “urban oasis” aesthetic.

Echoing the home’s natural exterior design, interiors feature lots of natural wood and windows naturally sun-soaked interiors.

Update (09/17/11): This 5,130 square foot, four bedroom, three bathroom has been listed three days ago for $3.5 million.

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The Boomerang Chair by Kurt Dexel

By • Jan 16, 2011

The Boomerang Chair was designed by Kurt Dexel, the founder of Vancouver based company Dexel Crafted.

This mid-century danish-inspired lounge chair comes with a matching footstool, both crafted from black walnut, solid maple, and high grade leather.

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Roses collection by Gianluigi Landoni for Vibieffe

By • Jan 15, 2011

Rose is a contemporary collection of exceptional beauty, designed by Italian designer Gianluigi Landori for Vibieffe that includes a chair, an armchair, two tables with different shapes and dimensions, in metal laser cut.

With their great personality and originality in the panorama of furnishing items, they can characterize the inside and outside of any location.

Made of metal and laser cut with a pantograph, is available in varnished or gold leaf versions. Roses can combine the latest modern metal with the elegance of manufacture.

The Roses collection is suitable for both indoor or outdoor use.

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Stunning Contemporary Home by Lazar Design/Build

By • Jan 15, 2011

Los Angeles-based design/builder Steve Lazar has designed and built in 2009 this contemporary home  for his own family in Manhattan Beach.

According to Contemporist, the entire three-story structure is comprised of stained and polished Mangaris wood, and the immediate impression is that the visitor has just arrived at an island resort.  Inspiration from the islands is apparent throughout his design, as this home would be just as comfortable in Maui as it is in Manhattan Beach.  It is well poised to take advantage of coastal breezes from all direction.

Stepping up to the living room, a panoramic view of the shoreline is visible through sliding-glass pocket doors.  Contemporary furniture, spaciously placed, adorns the living spaces, creating a fresh, breathing environment.  Accents of blue and green appear throughout the home, evoking the seaside surroundings.

The spacious kitchen is comprised of stainless steel appliances with blue/green reflective mosaic tile.  A dining room adjoins the kitchen area, and clean custom cabinetry with stainless steel finishes reveal more of Lazar’s attention to craftsmanship.

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Faber Park, a Modern Architectural Residence in Singapore

By • Jan 15, 2011

ONG&ONG Architects have designed 45 Faber Park, a modern residence in Singapore with a contemporary interior design and careful landscape planning.

The house (6,400 sq ft) was built for a couple with three kids, all less than 10 years old. The client wished to have a space built so that the children could play both indoors and outdoors.

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Trick by Sakura Adachi: a Nice Space Saving Design

By • Jan 14, 2011

Trick is a pair of chairs, a table and a bookcase all together.

Designed by Sakura Adachi for Italian manufacturer Campeggi, Trick is a bookcase which transforms into a console table with two chairs.

When both sides of the bookcase are moved from the original positions, they function as chairs, while the center part works as a table.

The console can be used for dining as well as for writing, reading and working on your computer.

Here is a nice space saving solution for a small apartment!

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The Modernatique Chair by Cho Hyung Suk

By • Jan 14, 2011

The Modernatique Chair is a chair set designed by Korean designer Cho Hyung Suk.

The collection was showcased for the first time at the Korea Design Festival 2010 in Seoul, Korea; it adapts perfectly the bold colors and clean lines of modern design to the curves and profiles characteristic of antique pieces.

The Modernatique chairs are available in two versions: black with walnut accents and white with ash accents.

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Villa Amanzi: a Sumptuous House on the Rocks

By • Jan 14, 2011 •  Selected Work 

The Villa Amanzi by Architect firm Original Vision Studio is a stunning modern vacation residence located in the exclusive Cape Sol on the West coast of Phuket, Thailand. Original Vision Studio specializes in leisure architecture throughout southeast Asia.

The residence (8,600 sq ft) offers six bedroom residence with a 15m infinity pool and breathtaking views over the Andaman Sea. It is designed as an exclusive private villa, ideal for families or groups of friends to escape together in stylish yet relaxed surroundings.

This luxury villa enjoys a spectacular headland location along Kamala’s exclusive Millionaires Mile and captures cool gentle breezes all year round with uninterrupted sea views from every vantage point, in one of the most breathtaking locations Phuket has to offer.

The mix of cutting edge technology, modern design and natural beauty results in a remarkable and unique property.

As a vacation residence, the Villa Amanzi can be booked for $2,000 to $4,500 per day, depending on the season.

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La Ruche Bookcase by Mostapha El Oulhani

By • Jan 13, 2011

Created by French young designer Mostapha El Ouhlani for Dar En Art, La Ruche (The Hive in English) is a quite brilliant and modular bookcase system inspired by both the natural shelter build by bees and traditional forms of architecture Arab Andalusia.

These storage units hexagonal overleap each other.

The base module made of lacquered wood consists of a perforated pattern that refers to latticework and the design of which evokes the disintegration of the cells can be observed on certain hives.

These hexagonal modular components can be easily move and combined into endless compositional possibilities.

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