Thatch-roofed Dune House mimics the windswept dunes and grasslands of Latvia

September 15, 2016 by  
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The house was built close to the Baltic Sea, where the owner can enjoy kitesurfing and have an easy access to the beach. Informed by the surrounding landscape, the design of the house accentuates traditional building techniques and locally available building materials. The team designed a modern shape and combined it with the softness of reed hatch. Related: The Dune House is A Striking Daylit Vacation Home For Architecture Lovers in Suffolk While the structural frame of the house, made of laminated timber , is visible on one side, while the reed hatch covers most of the exterior wall on the other. Timber planks line the ridge of the roof. Pine wood dominates the interior that references rural architecture . It houses a wood-burning stove , an open-plan lounge, kitchen, dining area and living room. Related: Black House Blues is a gorgeous woodland haven for music lovers “We wanted to make the interior soft, simple and clean,” said Kalinauskas. “We believe this kind of spatial experience helps the inhabitants feel relaxed without any disturbing details so they can enjoy the beautiful surroundings,” said the architects. + Archispektras Via Dezeen Photos by Juozas Kamenskas

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Portuguese villagers built a beautiful treehouse with its own boardwalk

April 14, 2016 by  
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1950?s Swedish Island Cottage Locks Out the Elements With a Black Pine Tar Facade

October 21, 2013 by  
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Dutch Earnest Studio’s Multifunctional Furniture is More Than the Sum of Its Parts

February 21, 2012 by  
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Rotterdam-based designer Rachel Griffin created her multi-functional furniture Sum of the Parts by questioning why our objects are designed to be static when almost everything else in our lives is dynamic. Her transforming piece of furniture consists of various interlocking parts so the user can mix and match according to particular needs, engaging with the object in a playful way. Made from twelve pine wood parts and a polyurethane foam cushion, Sum of the Parts is much more than the sum of its parts . + Earnest Studio Photo © Earnest Studio Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , customizable furniture , Earnest Studio , eco design , minimal furniture , multifunctional furniture , pine wood chair , Rachel Griffin , rotterdam , Sum of Its Parts , sum of our parts , sustainable design

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