Lighting Details Create Drama in Modern Open Plan Apartment

Located on Polrovsky Boulevard in the historical centre of Moscow, the interior space of this apartment received a fresh and cozy makeover by Nikolashin Alex and Catherine Emelyanova of Architecst SL *project. The living, dining and kitchen are all within an open concept area, with the grey-washed flat panel kitchen punctuating the far wall. 2 identical buffets in a brushed brass line the wall adjacent to the kitchen creating a dramatic art deco focal point in an otherwise modern interior. The ambient lighting glows from its recessed … (read more)

Cupertino Cubby Home Filled With Hundreds Of Open Shelves

In the home territory of Apple, a house like this is exactly what you should expect. Called the Net-Zero Energy Modern House, this Klopf-designed home combines sleek style, intuitive functions, and ultra-efficient use of resources. Built with an unobtrusive exterior form on a wooded lot, the home tackles a one-story design limit and the goal of energy neutrality with grace and beauty, resulting in a spectacularly contemporary space that won’t anger neighbors in a neighborhood of low-slung, traditional-style homes.

The Net-Zero House had a number of distinct … (read more)

Open Staircase Serves as Partition

This interesting space has many unusual architectural features: a completely open staircase design, a fireplace built into the kitchen island and a massive wooden overhead that covers the entire kitchen and is designed to hide all electric communications and duct work. The staircase also separates kitchen and dining areas, and with a modern seating placed by its side and in front of a fireplace, the kitchen gets its own cozy enclave. See more of this insanely cool house by SAOTA and Three 14 Architects.
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