Dreamy holiday home by the lake makes the most of a small footprint

May 30, 2016 by  
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Commissioned by a family of five who sought a simple country getaway from Bratislava , the holiday home is sited on an island in the Danube River overlooking beautiful lakeside views. With only 65 square meters to work with, the architects organized the home around a large open-plan central living room and exposes a tall vaulted ceiling to create a sense of spaciousness. Natural light pours into the building through large glazed folding doors that open up to the adjacent lake and extend the footprint of the home to the outdoors. Whereas the building facade is mostly painted white, the timber-lined interior features a playful and eye-catching pop of color in the wall and shelving partition painted vibrant green. The partition opposite the green-painted wall is made from masonry blocks that absorb thermal energy from the fireplace and gradually release the heat over time. Both partition walls hide the sleeping areas and bathrooms, which include a master bedroom on one end and two sets of bunk beds on the other. Loft space beneath the rafters on both ends of the home can be used to accommodate extra guests or as play area for children. Related: JRKVC’s IST House Uses Traditional Slovakian Building Techniques to Reduce its Footprint “Outside the cabin is almost monochrome, just natural wood and white painted cladding,” says architect Peter Jurkovi?. “No details. All attention is paid to the essential part of the house, which is inside. There we find the beauty, colors and textures.” + JRKVC Via Dezeen Images via Peter Jurkovi?

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Turett Architects Renovates Small NYC Loft With Sustainable Style

June 26, 2014 by  
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The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Read the rest of Turett Architects Renovates Small NYC Loft With Sustainable Style Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , eco lighting , energy efficient lighting , FSC , FSC wood , glass tile , loft , loft apartment , loft home , loft space , mosaic tile , NYC loft , Turett , Turett Architects

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Level Architects Hide Tokyo’s Fukusawa House Behind Black Walls and Fill it with Natural Light

April 25, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of Level Architects Hide Tokyo’s Fukusawa House Behind Black Walls and Fill it with Natural Light Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 4-story urban house , built-in bench seating , built-in furniture , central skylight , Fukasawa , level architects , loft space , narrow house , open ballustrade , privacy , privacy walls , tatami mats , Tokyo , tokyo residents privacy , urban house

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Amish Designers Hand Made These Colorful Kick Scooters on a Farm in Pennsylvania

April 25, 2014 by  
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These cool kick scooters made at an Amish farm in Pennsylvania will give you a fast ride and a chance to enjoy the passing scenery. Custom powder coated in fun colors and made with quality materials, these fun riding two-wheelers come in different sizes-the largest is a hybrid bike and scooter combination. Instead of fast-pedaling through the countryside or along city sidewalks, these colorful vehicles will allow you to commute without missing a thing. Read the rest of Amish Designers Hand Made These Colorful Kick Scooters on a Farm in Pennsylvania Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: amish made scooters , bike design , green transportation , handmade scooters , Hoffman House farm , Hoffman House scooters , kick scooters , Pennsylvania scooters , scooter design , scooters Amish

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