Antony Gibbon’s Helix House is a twisting tiny home that towers amidst the forest

December 4, 2017 by  
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Designer Antony Gibbon is known for his nature-inspired designs , each of which is more jaw-dropping than the last. His latest masterpiece is the Helix House – a beautiful twisting tower clad in wooden slatted beams that seamlessly blends into the forest. At just 100 square feet, the home is tiny, but the majestic design is straight out of a fairy tale. Like all of Gibbons’ designs, the Helix House was inspired by nature. The rising twisted form allows the structure blend in quietly with the surrounding forestscape. Clad in wooden beams, the home’s design is not only gorgeous, but the unique shape was also strategic to hiding all the structural support and access into the low-impact home. Related:Antony Gibbon’s Lucent House is a serene minimalist retreat made of glass and stone A tiny home in tower form, the one-bedroom home is less than 100 square feet. On the inside, the first floor has a kitchenette and a small bathroom. The second floor houses the bedroom, which has a beautiful glazed wall that provides natural light and stellar views of the surrounding environment. + Antony Gibbon Designs Images via Antony Gibbon Designs

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Skylights stream light into tiny cantilevering home in German forest

January 13, 2017 by  
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We could all use more light in our lives, and good design provides. Dusseldorf-based architects Falkenberg Innenarchitektur have transformed a compact 1950s home in Germany into a stunning minimalist retreat . Tucked into an idyllic forest surrounded by the River Nethe, the renovated Haus Rheder II features three main essentials: light, air, and tranquility, lending a subtle sophistication to the arboreal design. From the start, the architects wanted to preserve the original character of the 65-year-old structure. Thankfully, the designers managed to keep the existing floor slab and terrace space that cantilevers over the river. To take advantage of the idyllic location, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors were installed that open up to the timber deck , offering amazing views of the surrounding Rheder country park. Related: Sophisticated minimalist house in Denmark lets you enjoy the outdoors even in the winter The interior space is 90 square meters of open space with scant furniture and virtually zero clutter. The heart of the home is the fireplace that sits in the middle of the living space. A ceiling-height partition separates the living room from the bedrooms and a small bathroom, all of which count on skylights for optimal natural light . Also on the interior is a technical room that acts as a control center for the home’s technology, all controlled by an app. The large windows and wooden deck help bring nature into the manmade space, but is further enhanced by the home’s reflecting pool on the southeastern side of the home. Sunlight streams into the living space during the day, further creating a seamless connection between the interior and the exterior. According to the architects, leaving the interior space open was essential to the renovation process, “The new, great task of our time is to leave the unimportant and to give more space to the essential. To feel connected with nature is an integral and essential part of our lives. It gives us peace and structure, space for thought and grounding in the hectic of our age.” + Falkenberg Innenarchitektur Via Archdaily Photographs by Thomas Mayer  

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Adorable Wild Thing Cabin is perched in the middle of a rewilding Latvian meadow

August 28, 2015 by  
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RRA’s Micro Cluster Cabins Give Traditional Pitched Roofs a Modern Twist in Norway

October 14, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of RRA’s Micro Cluster Cabins Give Traditional Pitched Roofs a Modern Twist in Norway Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cabin village , cabins , fully-glazed gable ends , gable-roof , micro cabins , Micro Cluster Cabins , microclimate , norway , pitched roof , Reiulf Ramstad Architects , tiny cabins , tiny houses , Vestfold , Wood

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This Crazy Solar-Powered Cabin Looks Like a Giant Ice Cube

October 14, 2014 by  
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9 Brilliant Backwoods Cabins for Reconnecting with Nature

August 31, 2014 by  
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9 Brilliant Backwoods Cabin Concepts to Reconnect You with Nature

March 14, 2014 by  
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Designers of RockPaperRobot Furniture Share Their Business Tips – Learned The Hard Way

March 14, 2014 by  
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Getting a business off the ground is no easy feat. Once you gather enough courage and resources to run with your dream, you’ll be met with one obstacle after another — all of which are valuable learning experiences. But an even better way to learn is not from your own mistakes — but from the mistakes of others. Get a business leg-up by following the wisdom that RockPaperRobot learned the hard way: You can always make more money, but you can’t make more time. Makers of awesome magnetic/floating furniture , kinetic lighting , and dynamic installations, RockPaperRobot is an acclaimed “engineering boutique” building ingenious, physics-defying design pieces that have been wowing design-aficionados and growing a loyal fan base for their unique creations. But the road to success wasn’t so easy for founders Jessica Banks and Mihae Mukaida, and they have one very important bit of advice to share with their fellow entrepreneurs — a lesson they learned on the road to success: You can’t always do it all . Watch their American Express Inside Successful Small Business   video above for their story, and keep reading to learn more about this inspiring design/engineering duo. Read the rest of Designers of RockPaperRobot Furniture Share Their Business Tips – Learned The Hard Way Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: american express business tips , amex , Amex Open Forum , design engineering , eco design , float table , floating table , furniture design , green business , green design , industrial design , interactive furniture , Jessica Banks , kinetic design , kinetic engineers , kinetic furniture , magnetic block table , magnetic table , Mihae Mukaida , OpenForum , Rock Paper Robot , rockpaperrobot , small business inspiration , small business tips , starting a small business , Transforming Furniture        

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