This Secret Garden House in Singapore is full of elegant surprises

October 27, 2016 by  
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Wallflower’s client commissioned the home design for the upscale area of Bukit Timah in central Singapore. Rising to the request for a “luxurious, tropical, contemporary family home,” the design team produced a unique, airy space with a mostly open floor plan and multiple decks and terraces to take advantage of the region’s temperate climate. The home has a sunken basement and a long swimming pool , which work together to open up the ground-level areas of the house on the sloped lot. Related: Sunny Side House transforms a narrow lot into an airy family home The home’s predominant shapes are rectangular, with an L-shaped footprint comprised of smaller boxes. Interspersed throughout the structure, though, are expansive round skylights that invite wide bright spotlights to dance around the home’s interior, adding curves to what is otherwise a very angular space. The home also features a protected interior atrium, where two-story trees grow in front of a dense privacy wall, offering the homeowners a uniquely cozy living space without sacrificing daylight or views of nature. Perhaps one of the best features about the home itself is the rooftop terrace, which stretches the length of the building’s elegant L shape. With a clear glass perimeter protecting from missteps, the deck features multiple lounging areas and plenty of greenery , a nod to the home’s lush surroundings. Just off in the distance, high-rises obscure the mountainous view, but the Secret Garden House offers plenty of other delicious sights, without the eyestrain. + Wallflower Architecture + Design Via ArchDaily Images via Marc Tey

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Stanford University’s rammed earth Windover Contemplative Center provides a tranquil space for students

February 5, 2015 by  
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Read the rest of Stanford University’s rammed earth Windover Contemplative Center provides a tranquil space for students Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Aidlin Darling Design , Andrea Cochran , contemplative center , rammed earth , rammed earth designs , rammed earth works , reflecting pool , sanctuary , stanford , windover , Windover Contemplative Center , Windover rammed earth , Windover University

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Minimalist Rigo Letto bed frame adds an effortless, contemporary feel to the bedroom

February 5, 2015 by  
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Environmentally friendly furniture brand Formabilio recently announced their latest addition: the Rigo Letto , a raised bed frame made from lacquered plywood that boasts a minimalist design and effortlessly adds a contemporary feel to any bedroom. Designed by Arianna Giovacchini, the oriental-inspired poplar plywood legs slot together for easy assembly. The bed frame is varnished with a matt, water-based lacquer in a choice of three different colors: black, light gray, or mole gray; the edges are left exposed with a clear varnish to reveal the plywood texture. The contemporary bed frame is available for single or double beds. + Formabilio 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! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Arianna Giovacchini , bed frame , Formabilio , lacquered plywood , minimalist , plywood , poplar plywood , reader submitted content , Rigo Letto

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Washington, DC Aims to Become the Greenest City in the Country

March 12, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock In a town that houses Congress, a body that is synonymous with inefficiency and gridlock, it is nice to know that at least the city itself is moving forward. With the Sustainable D.C. Act of 2012 signed into law, a whole host of new plans have been set in motion. Along with the support of Mayor Vincent Gray, the legislation has outlined 32 goals, 31 targets, and more than 140 actions to help make Washington DC one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the country. DC already leads the nation on number of LEED buildings per capita; the city also purchases 100 percent renewable energy, and it hosts one of the largest bike share networks in the country. So what does the future have in store for our nation’s capital? Read the rest of Washington, DC Aims to Become the Greenest City in the Country Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:

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Steven Holl Unveils Solar Powered Doctorate’s Building At The National University of Colombia

May 18, 2011 by  
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Loving pretty much everything Steven Holl does, we were excited to see the the architect’s preliminary concept designs for the new Doctorate’s Building at the National University of Colombia in Bogotá unveiled earlier this week. Hoping to reinvigorate the center of the campus with this new building, Steven Holl in collaboration with partner, Chris McVoy, and the university’s architecture office, are planning a building that turns inside out to connect with the outdoors. Topped off with solar panels , a green roof and a grey and rainwater recycling system that feeds into a reflecting pool, the Doctorate’s Building is likely to become the heart of the revamped campus green

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