20 year old female Interior Design student from Australia.
"People think that design is styling. Design is not style. It's not about giving shape to the shell and not giving a damn about the guts. Good design is a renaissance attitude that combines technology, cognitive science, human need, and beauty to produce something that the world didn't know it was missing."
The Stunning Home in Lombardy had its roots in the 16th century. It is a modern home with contemporary yet stylish décor and furniture was designed by some of the best Italian designers. At a glance, the house is spacious and the modernity oozes out of every corner. Large framed windows allow the natural landscape become part of the interiors as it created a paint-like effect to the external views.
Re-Format has completed the conversion of former hop kilns into twelve contemporary, spacious modern apartments, in Sotherington Lane, Hampshire. The modern conversion enjoys the spectacular countryside setting near Selborne in Hampshire and benefits from innovative interior design and layout that respects the particular vernacular of the historic building to create distinct contemporary homes.
Suppose Design Office - House in Takaya, Hiroshima 2011. In one of their latest completed homes, Suppose blurs the line between interior and exterior not with direct exposure to the elements, but rather by bringing the outside in. A long soil pathway with concrete stepping stones meanders through the home, connecting the front entry to the backyard. Unfinished plywood panels surround this central area, emphasizing the natural state of the materials. Living spaces are scattered throughout the volume in boxes that sit slightly higher then the soil, and feature operable walls that either close or open towards the internal yard. It will be interesting to see if plants/grass grow in over time (though it looks mostly sandy), creating an interior strip of nature around which all of the daily activities of the house occur.