Mironova Artyomova Bedroom, 2017-11-29 13:44:13. These slats also form triangular patters, but are complemented by strategically placed lights and LED lights. Meanwhile, this wall‘s white vertical slats are used to contrast the dark horizontal stripes of the photograph creating an intriguing effect.
Rose Denisova Outdoor, 2017-11-25 12:08:48. One architectural feature that we believe should definitely catch on quickly with homeowners across the globe is the gorgeous green roof! Living roofs might not be practical in every region of the globe, but wherever possible and whenever used, they make a big difference to the structure that they adorn. And we are not talking about ecological impact alone; green roofs also add to the aesthetics of a structure and this dashing modern pool house in Westlake Hills, Texas is another perfect case in the point. Designed by Murray Legge Architecture, this lovely pool house sits next to an expansive outdoor hangout, swimming pool, spa and green landscape.
Frida Bobrova Outdoor, 2017-11-25 12:08:46. Offering a majestic vista, Aurland Lookout is an architectural marvel. Located in Aurland, Norway—a country crammed with spectacular fjords, lush forests and great mountains—the lookout was designed by Bergen-based Saunders Architecture (a practice established by Canadian architect Todd Saunders in 1998). Completed in 2006, Aurland Lookout is referred to by the architect as ‘a walkway into the void’ and a ‘piece of architectural theater.’ The lookout measures thirty metres in length, and a 1.2-metre-high glass balustrade protects visitors from a sheer, vertical drop. Beyond this transparent barrier, the view of the fjord and mountains is breathtaking.
Lilith Yevseyeva Outdoor, 2017-11-25 12:08:48. Sitting next to an infinity edge pool, the spacious pool house contains an informal dining space along with a full-fledged kitchen and other private spaces. The dining area flows into the terraced garden and pool deck outside thanks the use of large, sliding glass doors that seamlessly connect the interior with the outdoors. As far as the green roof itself, architects had to request the city for special permissions as existing construction and water drainage norms simply did not permit for the lovely addition. A curved wooden roof also plays into the overall schematic and cleverly hides the project’s equipment and additional support even as it allows natural light to flood indoors. Additional rainwater simply drains away from the green roof and flows to a natural creek nearby while a large fireplace provides a warm and striking focal point as the sun sets and dark Texas nights take over.
Lilith Yevseyeva Outdoor, 2017-11-25 12:08:45. Summer might be officially over, but it does not really mean you have to spend all your time indoors. Whether you plan the next few months on the patio, within in the confines of the sunroom or still wish to enjoy the colors of fall as you spend the slightly cold evenings in the garden, lighting becomes an increasingly essential aspect of that ‘perfect outdoor hangout’. And with the versatile and mobile Balad outdoor lamp from Fermob, you have a bright and energy-savvy companion that serves you well in a variety of outdoor settings and does so without the hassles of endless lines of wiring.
Lada Isayeva Outdoor, 2017-11-25 12:08:46. This observation tower rises above the river Mur at the Austrian border with Slovenia. Completed in 2009, it was designed by Munich-based architectural practice terrain for the city of Gosdorf in Austria. Made of steel and aluminium, the tower is intentionally incongruous in its Styria forest setting. Visitors to the tower enjoy revolving views of nature, as they ascend and descend its double spiral stairs. At its peak, a platform rests twenty-seven metres above the ground, offering views across the treetops of the wonderful riparian forest. It would appear that Norway is a country with many vantage points. Utsikten—or ‘the view’—was designed by Oslo-based Code Arkitektur. The rather quirky triangular viewing platform perches at the top of Gaular mountain on Norway’s western coast. With its raised corners, Utsikten affords three different viewpoints.
Frida Bobrova Outdoor, 2017-11-25 12:08:47. This viewing platform by Austrian architect Zamp Kelp, was created for the EXPO 2000 in Hanover, Germany. Curiously sited on the border of an old quarry, the platform juxtaposes a statuesque staircase made using quarry stone with a spectacular cantilevered glass and steel platform. Architectural studio Cooke Fawcett designed a 3.5-metre-wide and thirty-two-metre-long raised platform, that spans the width of a multistorey car park in Peckham, south-east London. Sited on the car park’s rooftop deck, the elevated steel and hardwood timber promenade was completed this year. Called the Peckham Observatory, it offers views across the London skyline as well as the capital’s much overlooked southern neighbourhoods.
Greta Uvarova Outdoor, 2017-11-25 12:08:47. Planters can help you fill in gaps as you put the finishing touches on your modern landscaping. Need to add height to a section of your yard? Try a tall planter. Looking to create some privacy in a seating area? Create a screen with a row of planters filled with abundant greenery. The possibilities are endless. While summer isn’t always the best time to put new plants in the ground, it’s a great time to gather inspiration for your modern landscape. Have fun observing, making big changes if you can, or adding little clusters of greenery by incorporating planters. Happy gardening.
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