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Creative Staircase Designs

 

1. Under-stairs

“Coat storage is often an eyesore, but not with this under stairs unit. The well-engineered sliding cupboard can use hooks or clothes rails according to preference.” (Designed by Deriba Furniture)

2. Sensualscaping Stairs

“The stair is a continuation and intensification of the simple graphic skirting board lines that trace their way through the house. As they turn the corner into the stair void, they expand like a genie released from a lamp, curling and separating and bifurcating from the wall to form the delicate edge of the stair treads, lifting into the air to rise as the veil of the balustrade.” (Designed by Atmos Studio)

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Staircase designed for a private residence in Stockholm, Sweden in 2006 by Gabriella Gustafson & Mattias Ståhlbom. (Designed by TAF arkitektkontor)

4. Flat F.M

These floating stairs link the living room to the private space reserved for the owner under the rooftops. (Designed by ecole)

5. Tree Stairs

Beautiful metal tree serves as a handrail. (Designed by Architetture del Ferro)

6. Spiral Staircase Slide

A super fun spiral staircase design with a slide for kids.(Designer: unknown)

7. The Rainbow House Stairs

“The Rainbow House is a magical oasis on a busy road filled with people and noise. When you step through its front door, you enter a parallel universe of fun, colour, movement and sensuality, leaving the ordinary world far behind.” (Designed by Ab Rogers)

8. Emmental Stairs

“The Emmental stairs was designed for a young creative family with an equisite design taste and an eye for details and their two children. They were just starting the refurbishment of their apartment and wanted interior stairs that would harmonize with the historic ambiance of the apartment and their aesthetic requirements, but also add an extra touch to their living space.” (Designed by Biljana Jovanović)

9. Blood Vessel Stairs

“The home may be a machine for living, but it’s also an mechanical extension of the body.” (Designed by DMVA Architecten)

10. Steel Stair Mesh at Villa La Roche

“French architecture firm archiplein designed Villa La Roche in Rochebaudin with a centerpiece staircase wrapped in an irregular steel mesh.” [1] (Designed by archiplein)

11. M Lofts

“The alternate tread stair was designed to be a perfect union of functionality, structure and form.  With regard to functionality, the stair is comfortable, safe to climb, and spatially efficient; the open sides of the stair provide ample and well-placed grip locations.” (Designed by nC2architecture)

12. New York University Stairs

“The complete interior renovation of the 1890 corner building at 5 Washington Place for the consolidation of the New York University Department of Philosophy organizes the new spaces around light and phenomenal properties of materials. A new stair shaft below a new skylight joins the 6-level building vertically with a shifting porosity of light and shadow that change seasonally. Prismatic film was installed on the south-facing stairwell windows which occasionally break the sunlight into a prismatic rainbow.” (Designed by Steven Holl Architects)

13.  Bookcase Staircase

“Limited by space, we melded the idea of a staircase with our client’s desire for a library to form a ‘library staircase’ in which English oak stair treads and shelves are both completely lined with books.” (Designed by  Levitate Architects)

14. Ribbon Staircase

“The concept of a delicate rippling ribbon was chosen in view of the exposed position of the staircase in the main living area of the house. The staircase is constructed from 10mm thick sheet metal. Pairs of adjoining steps connected with an oblique external side joist form a bracket anchored in the wall. Each of the brackets is constructed as a rigid frame. The higher steps bear mainly drawing forces, while pressure is transmitted through the lower steps.” (Designed by HSH Architects)

15. Godzilla Stairs

“The ambiguous spatial limits, along with the light streaming in through the hidden windows, lends the place a feeling of endlessness.” (Designed by Chae-Pereira Architects)

16. Stairs Made From Skateboard Decks

“This is a set of steps I made for our skateboard school. The aluminium beam is a solid billet of aluminium and the decks were custom made with concave only on one edge. You should see the look on our students faces when they make the treck to the basement.” (link)

17. Staircase in Northampton

Sculptural staircase with glass and timber details. (Designed by Philip Watts)

18. Loft F27

“The concept “Black or White“ is the underlying idea of a radical new design for an urban apartment in the north of Graz. Modern architecture has transformed a two-storey apartment built in the 1990s into a multi-functional loft serving as home and office. Whereas the owners see the apartment as the perfect fusion of functional and extravagant design, some visitors tend to regard it as too austere.” [2] (Designed by Schlosser und Partner)

19. Staircase Slide Combo

At the request of his children, London architect Alex Michaelis installed a slide next to the staircase in their new eco-friendly dream home.” [3] (Designed by Alex Michaelis)

20. Spiral Staircase

“From above and below, the wood grain provides a contrasting and changing set of fine-grain textures set against the regular rhythms of the overall stair design.” [4] (Designed by Patrick Jouin)

 

Reflection: Those pictures shows the creative stairs which were design by the famous Designers. They designed the stairs beautiful and functionality, for example the picture above the books of stairs, that is the functionality to provide places to put the books and also  provide a specially styles of house.

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Modern Kitchen Design

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When it comes to kitchen furniture, the most interesting thing is the way all the elements come together to shape a place for cooking with love.  Italian designer

Simone Michelic created a modern version of a fabulous, high-end kitchen furniture that “follows the “Living and Cooking” Euromobil philosophy.” Designed for The Euromobli Group, the kitchen collection was named the IT-IS kitchen. It encompasses a fluid design that gives life to each element – from the drawers to the curved edges: “State-of-the-art technologies and finely crafted details: tall units with central coplanar sliding doors and a curved tables with differentiated thickness provide excellent design. New drawers and deep drawers are in cord lacquer or stainless steel. Their fronts have oblique top edges, patented by Euromobil, for an easy grip. Extractable doors are equipped with a raised back for unparalleled sturdiness.” Created as a response to modern kitchen needs, the IT-IS kitchen brings the cooking space into the spot light and fabricates a new trend in furniture design. Its versatility is best showed in a large space, allowing the kitchen collection to showcase its functional aesthetics.

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Reflection: I think the KITCHEN is the hardest designed place, because a good kitchen have provide good functionality and cleanly. A lot of Kitchens has good functionality, but  it ugly; and some kitchens are beautiful, however you meet a lot of problems as you use it in your real life. Those Kitchens are beautiful, also it is functionality. Those Kitchens provide a lot of storage places
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small bedrooms ideals for makes bedrooms looks bigger

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If you are looking for inspiration on how to decorate a small bedroom, prepare to be overwhelmed with fantastic ideas. After publishing these contemporary bedroom design ideas  guaranteed to “rock your world”, these charming Swedish modern bedrooms and these holiday-inspiring ocean-view bedrooms, it is time to have a look at practical solutions for small homes. For today we gathered 40 photos of small bedroom interiors, each of them displaying a clever layout.

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So take your time and go through each and every photo from the list below, analyzing details and slowly configuring your dream bedroom. Keep in mind that light colors are a lot more efficient than dark hues in enhancing the feeling of space. As appealing as it might seem, a super-large bed will take up a lot of space, so a good plan is to reduce the size of the bed and fill the void with practical furniture accessories. And bring in as many mirrors as you can! These being said, we invite you to feast on the display of colors and textures below! Enjoy making your bedroom as cozy and as functional as possible and when you can spare some time, drop by and tell us how your project is doing!

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Reflection: Evey design project, i want to save more space for my house design. And i did not really know what is the small room real like. Those small bed room, gave me ideas how to make my small bedroom looks not crowd and comfortable. And the colours also important to small bedroom, the colours can make the view bigger or smaller. And those bedrooms are warm and make people relax, that are the real bedroom provided.

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5 Smart Home Technologies that can Save You Money

 

Swapping out old home appliances and replacing them with new “smart” technologies and systems can be a good move by opening up the door to saving a substantial amount of money on utilities. Each household will be different and will require a unique look into the needs and uses of these potential technologies. Not every solution listed here will benefit every household equally. For example, small homes which don’t use very much electricity might not benefit from installing solar panels like a large home. The future looks bright for energy conservation and smart gadgets are entering the market for consumers at an ever increasing rate.

1-Renewables

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Solar energy. Solar panels convert the energy from the sun into electricity which is used in the home. Homes located in geographical areas with more sunlight will benefit more from these energy solutions. The direction of the roof also plays an important role in using energy from the sun. You’ll also want to consider the size of your home, how much energy you want to replace with renewables, and manufacture/government rebates and tax incentives for using solar panels.

In general, if your home uses lots of electricity you will begin to save money with solar energy very quickly. Many solar companies also now provide a power purchase agreement (PPA) in which you essentially lease the solar equipment from them and agree to pay for the energy your system produces. The energy is a fixed rate, the installation and maintenance costs the homeowner almost nothing, and the rates are much lower than traditional utilities. By combining solar renewable energy and home automation systems this becomes a smart alternative to getting electricity from the power company.

In general, by going with the solar panel solution, you can count on saving about 30% off your energy bill. If you decide to purchase the solar panels out right, plan on spending $2000-$10,000 depending on the size of your home.

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Wind energy. Purchasing and using home wind turbines to create electricity is another possibility in the quest to save money. The most effective wind turbines are not small. Many of them reach heights up to 20 or 30 feet in the air to produce the needed energy from the wind. If a tall wind turbine is going to be a problem as an eyesore this might not be a good solution. The good news is that even though they are tall there is not a problem with wind noise so they won’t be disturbing yourself or the neighbors by the noise they create.

Take a look at The Wind spire, priced around $5,000 and with a annual energy production of 2000 kWh, to get an idea of whats out there. For a less pricey version of harnessing wind energy, look at Air Breeze, a small traditional looking wind prop capable of producing 200 watts daily. That’s about the amount of power to run a computer or TV. Priced at around $500 it might take you a while to make up the difference in energy saving. The wind generated renewable energy market doesn’t have roots as deep as solar yet, but the market is emerging and worth keeping your eye on. According to the US Energy Information Administration the average residential energy use is 11,496 kWh. If you had half a dozen Wind spires in your yard you might be able to go completely powered by wind, but that’s probably not realistic or economical.

2-Smart thermostats

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Investing a few hundred dollars on a thermostat which can teach itself the best way to manage temperature control in the home is a very worthy investment. There is a thermostat on the market which is getting a lot of recognition for its functionality and smart benefits to users, it is called Nest. This little device will run your home temperature settings all by itself and can help save money on energy bills. It learns when you wake up and will adjust the temperature to a comfortable setting before your feet hit the floor in the morning.

It will also learn when you go to work, come home from work, and can even sense your presence in the home and will adjust the temperature accordingly. Nest has built-in motion detectors to adjust temperatures to the perfect setting regardless if you are home or away. If you’re not satisfied with how the thermostat is being automated you can control it with your smartphone from anywhere. All these little adjustments will definitely save you money. 50% of the average homeowner’s electric bill goes to heating and cooling. Nest will also adjust itself automatically depending on the weather because it plugs into your WiFi and checks forecasts.

According to the manufacturer, households could cut 30% off their average energy bill simply by plugging this little device in. So in essence, you get a thermostat which learns how to ultimately control your environment without your input, can save you up to 30% on your heating/cooling costs, and only cost about 10% more than a standard hi-tech thermostat on the market today.

3-Light occupancy sensors

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Installing light occupancy sensors to turn off or on the lights has the potential to save money. As any parent knows, no matter how many times you remind your children to turn off lights they never seem to remember. The general estimation of how much money is wasted every year on lights which get left on ranges in hundreds of dollars. If a 100 W lightbulb is left on for 10 hours it uses 1000 W of electricity, or 1 kWh. A quick look at your electric bill will reveal how much you spend per kilowatt hour.

If the average is $.20, then that 100 W lightbulb left on for 10 hours would cost you…$.20. Then multiply this number by the amount of lights you leave on throughout the day and you will start to get an idea about how much energy you waste. Again, probably hundreds of dollars per year. A solution to that wasted energy is motion activated lighting sensors. A really easy way to implement this is by simply purchasing a motion sensor plug which fits in the old outlet.

Then plug the light into the new sensor, attach multiple lights to it, and you’re done. Highly trafficked rooms will probably not benefit much from this technology, but low to medium trafficked rooms, which often have lights forgotten in the on position will be the best bet. Simple motion sensors like this cost anywhere from $10-$20. There is another solution to controlling forgotten lights. Home automation systems can connect all lights to a computer program on your phone. You can simply monitor which lights are on and turn them off as needed.

4-Smart grid ready appliances

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There is a strong sense in both private enterprise and government circles that the smart grid will be slowly implemented across much of the nation and the world over the next decade. The smart grid uses information to communicate the personal habits of electricity consumers back to the energy companies. In essence if your household uses lots of electricity during peak times you’ll be charged a higher rate. In response appliances are being rolled out which have the capability of communicating with the smart grid.

Not only will you be able to communicate with your refrigerator via your phone, your refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, and washing machine/dryer will all be able to communicate with the smart grid. Your appliances will automatically know optimal times to perform their functions. These times will be at the off-peak hours allowing you to save money by not incurring the higher rate. Manufactures of such appliances have already introduced energy-saving features into their products which help mitigate energy costs, but these new smart appliances will take this a step further by knowing when to operate without you even worrying about those peak rate issues.

According to the Department of Energy the tax incentives and credits, plus the ability to lower energy costs, will help make these appliances purchase worthy just a few years into the purchase. The good news is that these smart grid ready appliances are finally on the market, and are not that much more highly priced than normal high-end appliances.

5-Water wasting

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We all know that wasting water by taking extra long showers is bad for our utility bills and bad for the environment. There is also lots of wasted electricity heating up all that water for those showers, and don’t forget about wasted energy from old water heaters and non-insulated pipes. Because of this there might be a tendency for homeowners to consider upgrading their old-school water heater to a new tankless water heater in an attempt to save money on utility bills.

That is not a bad idea, but there might be some more practical solutions you can try first, because a tankless water heater is not inexpensive. Before you decide to go tankless you should contact an expert to look at your specific needs. The reality of the situation is that it really depends on the home, water use, and price for gas in the area. Even if water heaters are upgraded it is still possible to waste money by excess water usage if you don’t change bad showering habits. Sometimes the simplest devices can truly benefit us by simply reminding us to turn the water off. For only $10 you can purchase a simple product on the market called WATER PEBBLE. It’s a small device you place at your feet in the shower. As you start the shower you’ll see a green flashing light. As you continue the light will go from green to yellow, and finally blink red indicating that your shower time is over.

Make no mistake about it, this device is smart. It tracks the amount of time you spend in the shower during the first use, and each consecutive use it shortens that time by seven seconds. When it becomes too short you simply hit the reset button. According to the manufacturer this device could end up saving you more than $300 per year on wasted water and energy. This might save you more than 12,000 gallons of water per year. Not a bad solution to save money with a simple $10 device.

 

Reflection: In the Technology class, we just learn how to draw design and what is a design need; however in this blog, i  know the little technology products can help us to save money and not waste resource. Do the little things from our live, that can save a lot of resources and make our environment better.

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Amazing Modern Bungalow

Breathtaking Fish House is situated in Singapore. This exotic residence designed by Guz Architects provides harmony with the environment and magnificent views of the ocean. Some information from architects: “Our main endeavour was to create a residence with seamless integration of the surrounding nature and therefore water had to play a key role in achieving that”. Connection with nature and surrounding landscape is emphasized in various details of interior and exterior. The Fish House is full of open spaces which encourage natural ventilation. Curved roof symbolizes the sea waves and offers green zone for outdoor leisure. Media-room with a u-shaped acrylic window allows diffusing natural light in and also reinforces idea of connection. This is amazing modern house, that shows a creative and architectural design.

Modern Bungalow by Guz Architects

Modern Bungalow by Guz Architects

Modern Bungalow by Guz Architects

Modern Bungalow by Guz Architects

Modern Bungalow by Guz Architects

Modern Bungalow by Guz Architects

Modern Bungalow by Guz Architects

Modern Bungalow by Guz Architects

Modern Bungalow by Guz Architects

Modern Bungalow by Guz Architects

Modern Bungalow by Guz Architects

Modern Bungalow by Guz Architects

Modern Bungalow by Guz Architects

Modern Bungalow by Guz Architects

Modern Bungalow by Guz Architects

Modern Bungalow by Guz Architects

Modern Bungalow by Guz Architects

Modern Bungalow by Guz Architects

Reflection:  I like this Bungalow, because the whole bungalow were tiling with wood and ceramic tile, that can make people feel warm and relax. My favourite part is the pool, the pool around the bungalow, that make me feel i am living in ocean. The only thing i dislike of this bungalow is the bedroom, we can see the picture, the walls of the bedroom are glass, that make me insecure and uncomfortable; and the bathtub so close to the bed and nothing to separate, that would make the whole bedroom too moist.