Christian Street House by James Russell Architect:
“We are fortunate to live with a benign subtropical climate. Christian Street House in Clayfield, an inner north suburb of Brisbane, sits on the east side of a rolling hill, opening its face to the morning sun and bay breezes. It’s back is buried in the hill, protected from the harsh summer sun, storms and winter westerlies.
High gables make a patio to street, a covered arrival and gathering place with barn doors to living behind. Cars participate without becoming a barrier between street and life within.
There are many ways to move around this place. Journey from street can take you across patio, down outdoor stairs and around garden to meals, living and water. The boys can sneek in from street via a grungy service lane, they can come and go independently. Their rooms have a more public side to garden and gathering. Retreat for Kate and David is more like attic, accessed across patio or up a secret stair.
The ground plane steps from cave spaces bunkered in to the hill, hidden spaces for bathing and sleep, down to garden and meals, then further down to lounge, the morning sun and prospect.
Christian Street House is made from brick, timber and concrete. Timber is prescribed in the local council code. It references timber and tin architecture that pervades most areas of the inner suburbs, but not Clayfield. We use timber for the loftier structure that opens to the street, our verandah and barn. Inviting familiar structure with a shorter life than the masonry ruin.
Timber sits on a heavy concrete and brick base making cave spaces that are cut in to the ground towards the rear of the site. Masonry is used to hold back earth, make a quiet space for retreat and sleep, but opens directly onto garden. Brick and concrete makes these spaces, a structure resilient to termites and requiring minimal maintenance.”
In few words, a simple and, in the same time, a modern house, which could give the whole feeling of comfort to a family, a young couple or to a free spirit.
Do you want something new and innovative in your house? Here you could find the solution!
Imperial, a company from Dubai, has cornered the 3D floor design market for now, but this product is too popular to remain exclusive for long. According to Imperial, liquid 3D floors are a recent innovation first used in hotels, offices, and shopping centers. However, they insist it’s a misconception that decorative screed can only be used in the bathroom or toilet – in fact, 3D floors are suitable for any room, “and even villas.”
In other words, here is the idea of design your house using the new technologies. I found this very interesting and impressive, because you could bring the image of nature in your house. The 3D images are spectacular, and the sense of reality is intense!
Looking on the internet for a DIY product, I found a really games and animals lover, that designed a bed for his cat in the shape based on Chain Chomp character from the Super Mario Bros. He designs something that could sit in a room as art, but also have a practical use. The box that Chain Chomp’s attached to has hinges mounted from the inside to hide them, but to let you open the box for storage.
It is not only a bed, but a piece of furniture that could be found attractive because if its form. For me, this is an obviously product of the human imagination, which tries to push the limits. The maker also shows the steps of the doing-process and everybody could try it at home. An important aspect that you should take into consideration if you think to do this is to make sure all the products are completely non-toxic and pet safe.
In our modern life, most of us are trying to escape from busy, crowded city and go after their work schedule to a quiet and cozy place. Kidosaki Architects Studio has found the solution of having a house a wonderful place. The house was designed on a piece of land that offers spectacular views that are rarely known, being located on a sloping mountain ridge at the foot of the Yatsugatake Mountains.
Using wisely the location, house becomes an incredibly piece of modern art in building house. The house has slim, amazing appearance. Full of wide windows, the natural light could last longer and give you a guarantee for your health, as well. The rooms seems to be very airy, being enough space for a family. It is obviously that the designer save a lot of space by transforming the house`s hall in a dressing, full of shelves.
Also, very interesting is the way in which you could see the view of a wonderful landscape from the all four sides of house: from kitchen, bedroom and ,why not, from the bathroom. Living ,dining, kitchen area, the majestic panoramic view extends on all three sides is something you can’t find anywhere else, but here in this space. And the scenery is all to your own. The designer demonstrates that a house could be designed in good way to fit everywhere you think. `The feeling is so intense that it is almost as if you are living on a cloud.`, said a visitor of the house.