The Kube modular sofa sets by Linea Italia let you design your own colour compositions. The seats, armrests and backs are interchangeable so you can experiment with living room design ideas by rearranging them as you please. Another unique feature of the sofa is a powerful 160-watt speaker built right into the armrest which is compatible with your MP3 player and PC. The Kube sofa sets provide great interior design inspiration by letting you be the designer.
Archives for January 2011
The integration between inside and outside is a key theme and function of this tropical house on Sentosa Island, Singapore. Designed by Guz Architects, the Fish House embraces Singapore’s tropical climate by creating an open space that allows interaction between the ocean, the garden, the swimming pool and the house. The natural sea breeze ventilates the tropical home, while the curved wavy roofs with solar panels supply energy to the house. This modern home promotes living in harmony with the natural environment.
This stunning triplex penthouse apartment in the ClockTower Building went on the market for US$25 million. Situated in the Dumbo neighbourhood in Brooklyn, New York, the apartment overlooks the Brooklyn Bridge and New York Harbour. The main floor of the apartment has four working clocks housed in 14-foot round windows. At the centre is a glass-walled elevator and a three-storey staircase. This modern apartment has an open design that is ideal for entertaining.
Casa Turquesa in the colonial town of Paraty in the province of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is a serene and modern boutique hotel. Each room has it own theme colour — Turquoise, Yellow, Red, Green, Pink, White, Brown and Royal. The vibrant interior design of this charming and colourful hotel celebrates the local culture, and the exterior of the hotel — designed by Renato Tavolaro — replicates the colonial architecture of an 18th-century town house. The coastal port of Paraty with lush forested mountains as a backdrop is also known for its cobblestone-paved streets throughout the Historic Centre District.
This apartment in North Melbourne, Australia designed by d. s. westell architecture + design is a contemporary home in an old warehouse building. The minimalist interior brings style and modern comfort to this urban sanctuary.
Natural sunlight is a major player in the interior design of this villa in Meadows, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The staircase is the centre of the house with one big open space wrapped around it. Interior architect Rania M. Hamed of Von Saldern Hamed Design LLC created interior spaces where the luxury of light connects the outside world with the rooms inside.
Situated near the village of El Coco in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, this modern house on a dramatic cliff has a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean and the lush rocky coastline. Designed by Victor Cañas Arquitecto, this 4,500-square-foot vacation home is largely made of glass on the ocean-facing side. Getting through the front door requires crossing a reflecting pool on concrete pavers which serve as the unorthodox “floor” of the foyer. The outdoor infinity-edge swimming pool and tempered-glass panels on the deck maximize the panoramic ocean view.