Designed by Prototype Design Lab, “The Aldo House” is an impressive residence located in Southern Ontario, Canada. The house is punctured by an atrium that runs the full-length of the house, topped with an equally long skylight. The rest of the building is developed around this central axis, continuing the game of harmonic volumes. Next to this architectonic path appears the most public area with the living room, dining room and kitchen, which opens directly onto a large, expansive back patio. The sculptural staircase leads to the second floor, which is again divided by the naturally-lit atrium. On one side are three identical children’s bedrooms, and on the other side a master suite complete with sitting area and library that overlooks the back yard and space below. A living moss wall and a bamboo garden is visually pulled into the inner spaces through a wooden deck, thus blurring the indoor-outdoor boundaries.
Located in Queensland, Australia, Planchonella House is a beautiful house with playful concrete lines, designed by architect Jesse Bennett and his wife, interior designer Anne-Marie Campagnolo. Making most of its tropical rainforest environment, you can really separate the outside enviroment with inside interiors of the house. The wings created on each side of the edge float into the surrounding rainforest and become part of the tree canopy. The whole design is wrapped around the courtyard, which is an oasis that provides sun, light, ventilation, happiness, activity, visual stimulation, and entertainment. It also provides connection to the surrounding rainforest, connection from one part of the house to another, and acts as the focal node to the promenade experience of moving through the house. Moreover, the wide usage of glass making the house fully blended with its surroundings. Indoor plants can be seen everywhere inside the various rooms. Even the featured wall in bedroom are reminds you of the nature. The whole place is full of a sense of freedom and freshness.
Casa Brutale, is a home concept created by OPA which will be set flush against a cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea. Its sleek, modern design conceals nearly the entire unit within rock besides a surface swimming pool and a set of steps, which means relatively little impact to the surrounding environment.
No matter you live in apartment or house, you need a place to do your laundry. Unless you use public laundry, make your laundry area functional, efficient and organized is always a challenge. A well designed and properly equipped laundry room can make life more simple espcially when you need to do your laundry quite often. Here we have rounded up 48 Inspiring Laundry Room Design Ideas for your reference, such as storage for supplies; folding, sorting, pullout drying racks, and ironing surfaces; and racks and rods for drying delicate and hanging garments pulled from the dryer. No matter you have a large room to spare or only a closet space, hope these examples will help to wash away your worries to build an efficient and organized laundry room.