November 13th, 2013 by weblog

Futuristic styled houses are rare. Most of us want a house that fits in the neighborhood. Of course we have to make it a little bit better than other people but we usually go for the safe choice: Victotian, contemporary and so on.

A house that is completely different and innovative is just for the bold and braves (with money let’s face it).I’m glad that there’s some people that can go mad with home designs. A house that can make an impact in the landscape always makes me smile.

We don’t know much about the future, but we all believe that green energy and computers will have a great impact in our homes.  Some say that our lives will be powered by the sun and wind and everything in our places will be maintained by computers!! What do you think about that?

Some designs that Home Design Ideas will show you are real. Others are just in paper…yet!

House of Birds

This is a real house design by Portuguese architect Bernardo Rodrigues. This beautiful home is located in S. Michael ‘s island, in Azores.

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The Komb house

This is a real project thought by Karim Rahid that has an Eco friendly design. The Komb house has panel heated water, energy efficient appliances, reuse of pluvial water and low energy LED lighting  Its materials, such as wood, metal, glass and solar panels can be reused. The inside of the house is divided into areas: play, eat, sleep and cleanse.

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Tornado proof home

Architect Ted Givens, in collaboration with 10 Designs, sketched a house that’s able (in paper) to resist a tornado. How can it do that? I have to quote to explain: “ Hydraulic levers pull the Kevlar-coated house into the ground when high-velocity winds pass by. The high-tech structure’s roof then locks so water and wind can’t enter.” This is the simplest resume of the thing. If this project comes to reality it could save many many people.

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H3 House

Located in Athens, Greece, this amazing looking house was designed by firm  314 Architecture Studio. It look was inspired in yachts and in water itself. This house collects geothermal energy.

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California  Roll House

This is a concept house designed by Christopher Daniel. It’s thought specially for the desert. This prefabricated house can shape itself according to determined settings. It«s carbon shell reflects the heat from the sun.

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Constructed or not, these houses have one thing in common: combine technology with the environment. These designs get the most out of materials and try to make them Eco friendly.

We don’t know almost nothing about the years to come, but if these ideas spread the world, our future generations will have more quality of life.

 

Sources: Home Design Lover, Forbes

Images: The Apricity,HNSTRCT, Architecture List, Design Boom, Homedsgn

 

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November 12th, 2013 by weblog

Sadly for the most of us, we don’t live in an enormous castle – we have a small space in which we have to fit everything in the world. If you live in an apartment or just in a small (but cozy) house, this article is for you.

Home Design Ideas found some tips that you can use to turn your small space into a functional, fresher and more beautiful room.

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Let’s start with the beginning, of course.

1 – Look at your room – The first step is to realize what’s wrong in it. If you can’t see the floor or even a little bit of the wall… it’s time to get rid of all that “junk”. Try to move some furniture from one room to another. If your house is too cluttered, well… It’s time to sell some things.

Whether it’s in the kitchen, living room or bedroom, decide which objects you want to keep. If you start clearing everything that you don’t use or just don’t like anymore, you’ll end up with a more open and fresher place.

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2 – Maximize space – If you’re buying new furniture, do all the measuring before you go shopping. Planning is vital. Avoid getting curved furniture as it usually takes up more space and diminishes your walking area.

One thing that you should do is to buy multi purposed furniture. Getting an armoire that can store your clothes and handle a TV set is the perfect thing. And why not use a desk as a dining table?

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A piece of furniture that has more functions will make your room feel more spacious.

Remember: sometimes less is more.

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3- Use light yet vibrant colors – A room with a dark tone will look heavier and fuller. Your ceiling and walls must be painted in softer tones. Leave the dark for the accessories. A nice contrast will give your place a more vibrant mood. A kid’s room is perfect to play with colors.

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4- Storage is key. You have a lot of things but you don’t have the space? Well.. think outside the box. Some places in our houses can be used to keep things. If you have some empty room beneath the stairs, why not remodeled it to have some shelves?

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Under the bed isn’t a space just for monsters, as your kids might think. Use it to keep some objects that you don’t use quite often.

You can even buy some decorative baskets that can be used to style your home and as storage.

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5 – The bedroom – The most important thing in a bedroom is… yes, you guessed it… the bed. Scale your room by the size of it. Having a huge bed might feel comfortable when you’re sleeping, but not having much walking space is absolutely dreadful. Believe me.

If you downsize the bed and scale the objects to its size, you’ll end up with a cozier bedroom.

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Having a small house isn’t so bad when you decorate it in the right way. It’s vital to decide what you want to do with a certain room. Then just have fun styling it. If you have these tips in mind you’ll have a fresher, vibrant, open and super cozy room.

 

Sources: HGTV, House BeautifulFreshome

Images: AvanesovaHome Design Info, Office Home Design

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