21st Century Architecture Apartment Living by Beth Browne

By Beth Browne

Publish yr note: First released in 2011

Whether triggered via an doubtful worldwide financial system, a lessen within the normal kinfolk measurement or a growing to be wish to tread extra flippantly at the land and proportion restricted assets, extra everyone is determining house residing than ever prior to. This pattern, mixed with a greater-than-ever diversity of development and completing fabrics, has resulted in a plethora of interesting new condominium builds and remodels world wide.

Today, either vendors and designers are taking advantage of the myriad inside layout and fabric techniques at their fingertips, making the dream condominium extra possible than ever before.This stunningly photographed digest of latest condo designs is choked with rules for benefiting from any residence format, from small, compact areas to multi-level houses. each one condo has been selected for its inventive use of house, artfully selected furniture and bold inside layout.

From glossy glossy strains to ornate classical detailing or futuristic 'pods', the range of types featured signifies that there's a layout to fit each aesthetic. Descriptive textual content outlining the client's short and architect's responses is followed via worthwhile venture info, distinct plans and drawings, offering additional perception into what makes those designs great.For architects, inside designers or someone trying to purchase, construct or rework an house within the twenty first century, this is often a useful and inspirational sourcebook bursting with useful principles.

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Doug Edmunds 43 4 44 5 6 3 9 7 7 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 2 8 1 0 8ft Kitchen Dining Living Winter garden Master suite Flexible space (bedroom/office/open to living) Bathroom Powder room Balcony 45 Bonanova 46 BA R C E LO N A , S PA I N marià castelló + josé antonio molina saiz, arquitectes The brief for this apartment located in a low-density part of the Bonanova quarter in Barcelona was to reorganise the existing functional program on the ground floor to suit the needs of a family with four children.

This material was also used to clad the living area ceiling and hallway walls and to conceal the fireplace. Wide American oak floorboards and monolithic limestone slabs in the bathrooms give the interior a light and airy feel reminiscent of a beachside cottage. Credits: Kevin Ng, Brian Meyerson, Sebastian Kaintoch, Amanda Ienco External glazing was inclined outwards to continue the angular design theme and Floor area: 215 square metres / 2300 square feet to minimise glass reflection inside. Sheer curtains are employed to contrast with the Program: Conversion of vacant roof space into a beachside penthouse apartment machined-metal surfaces and to add a dynamic element to the space.

The project also included the fit out of the lift lobby. The lower level of each apartment accommodates an entry, secretarial space, waiting area, toilet, tea making facilities, the main office and an associated meeting area. The upper level is connected by a secret stair and accommodates a kitchen, dining area, living space, bathroom and single bedroom. 5 feet Rooms: Lower level: entry, secretarial space, waiting area, toilet and tea making facilities; upper level (connected by a secret stair): kitchen, dining, bathroom, living and bedroom Ventilation: Operable external louvre system Sound attenuation: Acoustic flooring Green features: Sun blinds, recycled hardwood flooring for the residential level and intelligent lighting systems for a few days a week, as well as the functions of a serviced apartment.

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