One last look back - here are your favorite nine images of my instagram feed of last year. What a mixture of dynamic architecture and abstract patterns, just as I like it. No surprise are the architectural masterpieces which are completed with geometric patterns - giving depth and inviting to dream away.
Looks like it is finally time to say goodbye to the Christmas tree, really? I know I am a bit of a tree hugger and I am sure I have admitted to this before but now that the tree has almost completely lost its fantastic wood smell, it is time to recycle it. Wood is such a great natural material – used for many items in our daily routines it has also been engineered to be a better construction material. As promised I have been working on a small scale building using prefab CLT modules.
Welcome 2019, it’s been a fantastically quiet break for me this year and as noted in my last blog post of 2018 I have tried myself at switching off – leaving social media and the internet of things aside for a few days. I have to say my favorite gift this Christmas was a great help along the way – a 3d sketching pen and inspirational art deco skyscrapers.
Oh, it’s that time of the year, Christmas tunes and decorations, a tree and a couple of presents, a bucket list growing and the search for the goals to achieve in the next year. Times are more turbulent than ever and I can't help it but to think about the bigger picture?
I for one wouldn’t mind being a bit more independent! ...
The name 'multi-functional room divider' sounds so boring even though it is a wonderfully adaptive design element which you can make truly yours while saving building costs. I have been talking about a multi-functional room divider a couple of times now, first converting a Victorian terrace floor plan, then in a modern home and lastly the divider separated the home office from the more private spaces in the same modern home. So I think it's time to work on some design options now!
Sunshine, not just natural light but also amazingly powerful heat!
Yes, it is that time of the year, wind and weather is raging outside and we sun lovers seek to get some warming rays of sunshine. We talked already about natural light sources and I want to revisit this topic and add, how the heat generated has an impact on our living comfort and how it can help to make our buildings more sustainable.
Well, let me show you how we can make it work even with little sunshine during the cold days.
Timber, or shall we say wood, one of the warmest materials available for finishes and building construction is also easily one of the most sustainable materials in the world – because it naturally grows and can be forested as required … as it just keeps growing back if managed properly.
With new tools, like cnc cutters, and top notch craftsmanship there are also many new opportunities to give this very traditional material a new shine.
Nature will embark on another circle soon and the season helps me to catch up on some valuable sleep. And since I was designing some living spaces for my blog lately I designed this minimalist and multipurpose bed as well.
It's basically a bed but rather than stopping there this design picks up some of the must haves for my bedroom. As such you can, of course, just lay down for a good snooze but this piece of furniture also incorporates a lot of other features.
Yes, here we go, the fifth post to my little 'Home Building 101' is coming right up.
Indeed I promised and as things are, it is important to not just build but to build a home and if I might add build everything as 'green' as possible. So lets dive right into the massing of a building. I will be using sketches and design ideas we explored in my previous posts but it is for illustration only. You could, if you have, use your own house drawings and sketches and apply the following considerations
Work is what we do and even though we are not just all about work, we most likely love what we do.
We tend to work from everywhere since our phones and tablets are mini command centres and working from home seems to be the direction to go, however that means a well-lit and thought-through space at home becomes more important. My modern home design with multifunctional room divider posted a couple of weeks back could be the perfect opportunity.