Loving this house in Los Altos, California, designed by Kallosturin.
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The appearance of the interior of the control room at Hong Kong international airport, by Hong Kong studio Design Systems, is no accident or mere aesthetic flight of fancy.
The special functions of the centre require extremely high technical performance and specification for lightings and sound insulation, hence the scheme, christened Functional Aesthetic, is rooted in function first, eventually making it it become architectural features of the space.
Not quite a tent, or a caravan or a motor home, Opera, so called because of it’s resemblance to Sydney Opera House, is a mobile holiday home that allows you to stay in the most beautiful places, but with the luxury of a wine cabinet, warm-air heating, espresso bar and an enclosed teak veranda.
Designed by Belgian architect Axel Enthoven, this nomadic, contemporary living tent, handmade and fitted out with materials including hardwood, stainless steel and leather, offers the quality of a luxury yacht combined with the outdoor feeling of camping under canvas.
Trigger Point mouldings by haptic design consultants, Touchy Feely, are rounded fibrous plaster forms that can be integrated into a wall surface. As suggestive protrusions, the mouldings encourage heightened, physical interactions between bodies and architectural surfaces, and suggest that buildings can perform, or intimate towards the necessary work of massage therapists.
Heating elements inserted into the backs of the plaster protrusions warm the forms to body temperature and assist in muscle tension relief. As warmed wall areas, the protrusions create a gentle threshold between body and building.
Plastic Moon, by Japanese architects Norisada Maeda Atelier, is a house wrapped in three bands of circular white tiles, accommodating the owner’s dental practice on the ground floor with a separate door forming the entrance to the home, which includes a lofty swimming pool.