8 Light-Filled Rooms We Love

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January 27, 2014
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  A Vancouver architect maxes out a commercial lot to create a multiunit prefab tower that takes smart urban planning as seriously as good design. The living-dining area of their own residence is lined with doors and windows from Phoenix Glass for Columbia Aluminum Products. Photo by Kamil Bialous.  Photo by Kamil Bialous.   This originally appeared in A Modern Multiunit Prefab Prototype in Vancouver .

    A Vancouver architect maxes out a commercial lot to create a multiunit prefab tower that takes smart urban planning as seriously as good design. The living-dining area of their own residence is lined with doors and windows from Phoenix Glass for Columbia Aluminum Products. Photo by Kamil Bialous.

    Photo by Kamil Bialous.
    This originally appeared in A Modern Multiunit Prefab Prototype in Vancouver .
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  A Brooklyn architect shows what a little elbow grease, a healthy dose of naïveté, and a decade can accomplish. In the living room Daphne the dog keeps company with a Case Study Day Bed from Modernica, a LCM chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, and a painting by the Brooklyn artist Joyce Kim. Photo by Dustin Aksland.  Photo by Dustin Aksland.   This originally appeared in New Prospects.

    A Brooklyn architect shows what a little elbow grease, a healthy dose of naïveté, and a decade can accomplish. In the living room Daphne the dog keeps company with a Case Study Day Bed from Modernica, a LCM chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, and a painting by the Brooklyn artist Joyce Kim. Photo by Dustin Aksland.

    Photo by Dustin Aksland.
    This originally appeared in New Prospects.
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  An easy-to-build modular system is the perfect solution for a family in Bend, Oregon. The architects wrapped the glazing around the corner of the living room to bring the landscape inside. The open-web trusses run continuously from indoors to out. A fleet of Modernica furnishings complement a Prototype Boomerang chair by Richard Neutra, a custom Moufelt industrial felt rug, and Circa50 butterfly chairs.  Courtesy of Nic Lehoux .  This originally appeared in An Economical Modular Prefab in Oregon .

    An easy-to-build modular system is the perfect solution for a family in Bend, Oregon. The architects wrapped the glazing around the corner of the living room to bring the landscape inside. The open-web trusses run continuously from indoors to out. A fleet of Modernica furnishings complement a Prototype Boomerang chair by Richard Neutra, a custom Moufelt industrial felt rug, and Circa50 butterfly chairs.

    Courtesy of Nic Lehoux .
    This originally appeared in An Economical Modular Prefab in Oregon .
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  Once ashamed of his lackluster Chicago abode, architect Brad Lynch tore it down and started over with a family home that’s part retreat and part public stage. In the living room, a pair of Frog chairs by Piero Lissoni for Living Divani join custom leather furnishings. The family can finally display all their books and artworks, including the large-scale piece, Topophilia-Imbuing in Monet, 2005, by Keiko Hara. Photo by Matthew Williams.  Photo by Matthew Williams.   This originally appeared in A Brick-Clad Modern Family Home in Chicago .

    Once ashamed of his lackluster Chicago abode, architect Brad Lynch tore it down and started over with a family home that’s part retreat and part public stage. In the living room, a pair of Frog chairs by Piero Lissoni for Living Divani join custom leather furnishings. The family can finally display all their books and artworks, including the large-scale piece, Topophilia-Imbuing in Monet, 2005, by Keiko Hara. Photo by Matthew Williams.

    Photo by Matthew Williams.
    This originally appeared in A Brick-Clad Modern Family Home in Chicago .
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  Teaming up with architect Craig Steely, an industrial designer and a mechanical engineer find just the right design for a striking home on a San Francisco hill. The master bedroom is defined on the north side by a series of indoor louvers, which allow the couple to frame and manage their views. Photo by Ian Allen.  Photo by Ian Allen.   This originally appeared in Striking Slatted Wood and Glass Home in San Francisco.

    Teaming up with architect Craig Steely, an industrial designer and a mechanical engineer find just the right design for a striking home on a San Francisco hill. The master bedroom is defined on the north side by a series of indoor louvers, which allow the couple to frame and manage their views. Photo by Ian Allen.

    Photo by Ian Allen.
    This originally appeared in Striking Slatted Wood and Glass Home in San Francisco.
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  Six stories high, crowned with a pool, and with a direct lineage back to the Bauhaus, a new town house in Tel Aviv manages to both embrace and provide refuge from the teeming Israeli city. The family eats at Table B by Konstantin Grcic for BD Barcelona. The Plastic side chairs are by Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra. Photo by Amit Geron.  Photo by Amit Geron.   This originally appeared in Modern High-Rise Town House in Tel Aviv.

    Six stories high, crowned with a pool, and with a direct lineage back to the Bauhaus, a new town house in Tel Aviv manages to both embrace and provide refuge from the teeming Israeli city. The family eats at Table B by Konstantin Grcic for BD Barcelona. The Plastic side chairs are by Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra. Photo by Amit Geron.

    Photo by Amit Geron.
    This originally appeared in Modern High-Rise Town House in Tel Aviv.
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  A far cry from the whitewashed buildings of Mykonos, this vacation home on the Aegean island of Skiathos will make any modern design fan go Greek. The living room, sports a trio of Shell chairs by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son. Photo by Andrea Wyner.  Photo by Andrea Wyner.   This originally appeared in An Idyllic Vacation Home in Greece.

    A far cry from the whitewashed buildings of Mykonos, this vacation home on the Aegean island of Skiathos will make any modern design fan go Greek. The living room, sports a trio of Shell chairs by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son. Photo by Andrea Wyner.

    Photo by Andrea Wyner.
    This originally appeared in An Idyllic Vacation Home in Greece.
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  At the base of Echo Mountain in Phoenix, a geometric home by Wendell Burnette opens up to the surrounding desert landscape. For the seating area, the couple selected a Charles sofa by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia in addition to CH07 Shell chairs by Hans Wegner, a PK61 coffee table by Poul Kjærholm, and a Nesta rug from Design Within Reach. The dining table, an original design by Burnette, is surrounded by stools that belonged to a previous owner. Photo by Dean Kaufman.  Photo by Dean Kaufman.   This originally appeared in How to Design with Red.

    At the base of Echo Mountain in Phoenix, a geometric home by Wendell Burnette opens up to the surrounding desert landscape. For the seating area, the couple selected a Charles sofa by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia in addition to CH07 Shell chairs by Hans Wegner, a PK61 coffee table by Poul Kjærholm, and a Nesta rug from Design Within Reach. The dining table, an original design by Burnette, is surrounded by stools that belonged to a previous owner. Photo by Dean Kaufman.

    Photo by Dean Kaufman.
    This originally appeared in How to Design with Red.
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