Homesthetics - Inspiring ideas for your home. http://www.homesthetics.net homesthetics.net is an online magazine that tries to feed your imagination by picking up and delivering a daily doze of the most inspiring, exciting and outstanding selection of Architecture Art and Design Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:01:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Unique Urban Insertion-The Cloud Room in Beijing by One Design http://www.homesthetics.net/unique-urban-insertion-the-cloud-room-in-beijing-by-one-design-n/ http://www.homesthetics.net/unique-urban-insertion-the-cloud-room-in-beijing-by-one-design-n/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:20:55 +0000 http://www.homesthetics.net/?p=7599 Siting on the roof terrace of the National Art Museum of China, the innovative design of the Cloud Room stands out for its subtle and elegant way of connecting man to nature. The means to achieve this link to the exterior are unperceptive and the […]

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Siting on the roof terrace of the National Art Museum of China, the innovative design of the Cloud Room stands out for its subtle and elegant way of connecting man to nature.

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The means to achieve this link to the exterior are unperceptive and the first impression you have once you enter is given by the subconscious. The white polycarbonate panels revolve according to the wind and cast shadows on a secondary polycarbonate layer. The reflections and the permanent changing light and shadows make the place feel alive, just like the outside.

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The panels follow a computer generated profile that imitates the movement of the clouds, reflecting the dynamics of the natural world. Once you understand how this system works you can enter a state of trance, meditate and observe the urban picture through the translucent interior screen, intertwined with the wind and sun.

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Homesthetics conclusion:

The sensations one gets inside are priceless and genuine, one of a kind perceptions of the urban fabric surrounding the object.

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Architects: Bing Bu Architect
Project: Cloud Room
Location: Beijing, China
Building status:built
Project size: 69 m2
Photographer: Shen Zhonghai
Software used: AutoCAD, 3ds MAX

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Pionen – White Mountain by Albert France-Lanord Architects http://www.homesthetics.net/pionen-white-mountain-albert-france-lanord-architects/ http://www.homesthetics.net/pionen-white-mountain-albert-france-lanord-architects/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:56:14 +0000 http://www.homesthetics.net/?p=7595 When we think of architecture, we think of buildings. Naturally, above the ground. But what happens when we try building bellow the surface? Located under the Vita Berg Park in Stockholm, the Pionen–White Mountain project is a brilliant example of how amazing architecture can be […]

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When we think of architecture, we think of buildings. Naturally, above the ground. But what happens when we try building bellow the surface? Located under the Vita Berg Park in Stockholm, the Pionen–White Mountain project is a brilliant example of how amazing architecture can be achieved under the ground as well.

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The project developed in a former anti-atomic shelter. Located thirty meters under the granite rocks and measuring 1200 square meters, it was definitely a challenge and, at the same time, an intriguing and unusual project. If architects normally create shells to form buildings, France-Lanord now had to face a different opportunity and consider a different approach. The first conceptual idea was to consider rock a living organism and try to make people fit in it, comfortably. Light, plants, water and technology were among the things that had to be brought in to help people acclimate with the unwelcoming space.

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The contractor was an internet provider so the the design had to provide the inhabitants with offices and server halls which, considering that the employees would spend a long time under the ground every day, had to present themselves as a welcoming environment that would remind and feel as the outside world. The designers created strong contrasts between rooms where the rock dominates and where the human being is a stranger against rooms where the human being took over totally.

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„Our references come straight from science fiction films, mostly ‘Silent Running’ and a bunch of Bond films with Ken Adams set design.
One can describe the process in five different phases:
-planning
-destruction of the former office and blowing up the rock to create extra space.
-reinforce the cave. concrete work.
-technical installations. electrical.
-glass and steel work. paint and furnishing.
The client had a strong vision from the first brief and the result is only possible because of their persistence, the absence of compromise and great communication/ understanding between all parts under the process.
It has been very exciting to work with a space which at first didn’t offer one square angle: the rock. The main room is not a traditional space limited by surfaces but defined by the emptiness inside a mass.”

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Homesthetics conclusion:

A truly unusual project that has been handled beautifully, preserving the attributes of the given site but transforming it radically to be able to house its new occupants and accommodate to their own needs and desires.

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Architects: Albert France-Lanord Architects
Location:Stockholm, Sweden
Program: Datacenter
Collaborators: Frida Öster and Jonatan Blomgren
Geology Consultant: Geosigma AB
Construction: Albert France-Lanord Architects
Client: Bahnhof AB
Construction Area: 1,200 sqm
Project year: 2008
Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman

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Vintage Inspired Starbucks Coffee Shop in New Orleans http://www.homesthetics.net/vintage-inspired-starbucks-coffee-shop-new-orleans/ http://www.homesthetics.net/vintage-inspired-starbucks-coffee-shop-new-orleans/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:24:00 +0000 http://www.homesthetics.net/?p=14300 A vintage Starbucks has always seamed like an intriguing idea in my mind and now you can find a little bit of vintage magic in a cup of coffee  at the corner of Canal Street and St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. Starbucks has opened […]

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A vintage Starbucks has always seamed like an intriguing idea in my mind and now you can find a little bit of vintage magic in a cup of coffee  at the corner of Canal Street and St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. Starbucks has opened a new coffee shop in the French Quarter basing its design on the rich history of New Orleans’s coffee trading port. The overall design was meant to resemble the 1900s spirit and recall those times by transforming the entire location into an old-fashioned apothecary store. Rich colors, powerful contrasts, apparent steel, natural materials all merge to offer the Starbucks customer a magical experience in a cup of coffee.

“In contrast, the back room of the store was designed to look like the merchant’s living space, offering a much more relaxed atmosphere. Vintage schoolhouse chairs around a 12 foot community table made from wind-fallen trees offer customers a comfortable place to work or connect with each other. A large mural in the back, by Atlanta-based artist Tommy Taylor, references the Starbucks siren and New Orleans’ shipping heritage. Hanging above the table is another statement chandelier by Borgerding, built with vintage horn instruments to recognize the city’s strong jazz roots.New Orleans has been a special place for Starbucks since it opened its first store on Maple Street in 1998. The company hosted its Leadership Conference for 10,000 store managers and field leaders in New Orleans back in 2008 – its first time doing so outside Seattle. Following the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina, the Starbucks Foundation gave $5 million over five years for relief and recovery efforts, and many partners continue to volunteer with local organizations. The store on Canal Street reflects this history and ongoing commitment to New Orleans, with personalized touches such as black-and-white photographs capturing moments from when Starbucks partners volunteered in the city following Katrina.” [ via Starbucks news]

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Photo credit: Matthew Glac for Starbucks

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25 Black and White Glamour Decor Inspirations http://www.homesthetics.net/25-black-and-white-glamour-decor-inspirations/ http://www.homesthetics.net/25-black-and-white-glamour-decor-inspirations/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:49:10 +0000 http://www.homesthetics.net/?p=14249 Black and white decor has become a traditional combination that can be both playful and elegant at the same time. Ok, so we know it might seem like we are all set on black and white decor inspiration, but honestly, we can’t get enough of them. […]

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Black and white decor has become a traditional combination that can be both playful and elegant at the same time. Ok, so we know it might seem like we are all set on black and white decor inspiration, but honestly, we can’t get enough of them. The contrast between these two non-colors is the one that generates a certain tension in the design scheme, being able to be at the same time a perfect background for the main  pieces of the decor or the focal point of the entire room. The more usage of black the more sober the atmosphere so be careful  not to overdue it and create a claustrophobic chamber. Accents are of the most importance, whether colorful or with a specific design  or texture because they are the ones that unite all the components and merge them into one solid creation.

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White creates the sensation of openness and liberation. Thus it should be used in open spaces like open-kitchens and living rooms and even in the bedroom if you like a more serene clam atmosphere. In contrast the black, a grave, strong non color implies a more intimate, serious state of mind and it is suitable for the privacy of you bedroom or study. Nonetheless don’t feel obliged to not use it in the kitchen where combined with a steel furniture can turn it into an industrial designed room. Add touches of crystal and gold and choose rich textures and materials like silk and velvet, leather and transform your living room into a luxurious decadent space perfect for romantic evening or dinner parties. Just keep in mind to find that balance and to have fun with the design itself.

Read next : 23 Creative&Inspiring Cool Traditional Black And White Bathrooms Designs

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Black and white decor- vintage bathroom

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Simple interior design with black accents

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Modern interior design with simple black and white elements

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Minimalist black and white kitchen decor

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Rich black color scheme

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Scandinavian interior decor

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Black and white sitting nook

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Black and white living room

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Patterned bedroom in black and white

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Minimalist interior design

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Small industrial black and white kitchen

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Luxurious black and white kitchen

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Modern living room decor

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Simple yet elegant open ktichen

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Retro inspired living room with black and white and yellow pillows as accents

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Chalk black wall

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Black shiny leather living room furniture

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