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By Beth Browne

ISBN-10: 1864705361

ISBN-13: 9781864705362

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2011

Whether triggered by way of an doubtful worldwide economic system, a reduce within the standard relations measurement or a starting to be wish to tread extra frivolously at the land and percentage restricted assets, extra everyone is determining condo residing than ever prior to. This pattern, mixed with a greater-than-ever diversity of building and completing fabrics, has ended in a plethora of intriguing new condominium builds and remodels all over the world.

Today, either vendors and designers are profiting from the myriad inside layout and fabric techniques at their fingertips, making the dream house extra possible than ever before.This stunningly photographed digest of up to date house designs is jam-packed with principles for taking advantage of any condo structure, from small, compact areas to multi-level houses. every one house has been selected for its artistic use of house, artfully selected furniture and ambitious inside layout.

From modern sleek strains to ornate classical detailing or futuristic 'pods', the variety of kinds 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 through important venture info, particular plans and drawings, delivering additional perception into what makes those designs great.For architects, inside designers or somebody trying to purchase, construct or transform an condo within the twenty first century, this can be a useful and inspirational sourcebook bursting with functional rules.

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Perpendicular to the brick wall in the living room, which extends into the master suite, a concrete wall was painted brown, giving it the appearance of patterned and textured wallpaper. Dark-stained millwork and steel are exposed at ceiling level throughout the loft, carrying the existing theme along. Woodwork also features strongly in the master suite. 7 metres / 15 feet, 4 inches (at the living room and master bedroom) Rooms: Two bedrooms (master suite and mezzanine bedroom), two bathrooms, living, kitchen, dining, office, roof deck Ventilation: High-efficiency furnace and roof-mounted condenser for air conditioning, exposed ductwork in the loft and ceiling fans assist in distribution and recirculation of the air Sound attenuation: Floors and wall-cavities are insulated and the air-handling unit is placed on the roof Green features: Renovation and reuse of a vacant existing building, low-flow plumbing fixtures and energy-star appliances, highefficiency water heater and furnace, salvaged pine flooring from a local source and passive cooling achievable by opening the windows and sliding doors at the main level and rooftop patio door library ladder, the woodwork complements the hardwood flooring.

Within the bamboo frame, a pair of suspended double-sided mirrors forms the backdrop for simple vessel sinks, altering the perception of the bathroom’s actual boundaries, while allowing views to the other side of the space. 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.

A new ‘ceilingscape’ helps to seamlessly knit together the former units, along with the new wide-plank, black-oiled ash floors and 45 metres (150 feet) of continuous white sheers that float from hidden coves in the ceiling. The crisp contrast of the white walls and black floors acts to illuminate the interiors, with help from the glass partitions and strategic use of mirrors. At the heart of the plan are the living room, dining room and kitchen. They are flanked at Credits: JH Reynolds Contracting and O’Sullivan Millwork one end by the master suite and at the other by a freestanding volume with a glass wall Floor area: 280 square metres / 3000 square feet that draws light into the den and the home office.

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