Wednesday, 16 July 2014

A Small Retreat House Built in the Forest on a Giant Boulder

Czech architecture agency Uhlik Architekti, (which includes architects Petr Uhlik, Jan Sorm) presented an innovative concept of leaning home.  As the pictures states; the house is actually called Forest Retreat, which is constructed in a diagonal formation with the upper section resting upon a giant boulder. The agency established this beautiful idea for their clients who requested a hideaway that could help as a quiet escape from the urban pandemonium of his life in Prague. We selected an area between Central and South Bohemia where the customer comes from and where he has loved going to since his childhood. He took us to a spot in the midst of fields, woods, and meadows, full of strange boulders, to a remote and somewhat forgotten place.

Although it is not spacious house but it construct the home, measures 10x20 feet, the architects used wood and fallen trees found along the owner's land in the forest, along the skills of local craftsmen. The main flat room proffers space for one person to stand and look out at the landscape through the large, floor-to-ceiling glass entryway. Large steps lead up towards a 2nd window that proposes a second view of the forest. However; interestingly each step functions as a resting place as well as storage and, moreover, one of the benches can be turned over to create a double bed. General, the multifunctional house is a straightforward space where the owner can relish a quiet escape from city living.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Fabulous Table Layers Wood and Glass to Shape Dramatic Ocean Depths

We’re sure you would like to bring some nautical wonder into your house with the Abyss Table, indeed a spectacular coffee table that mimics the depths of the ocean with stacked layers of wood and glass. The table is made by popular London-based furniture design company Duffy London; the limited-edition quantity makes a geological cross-section as fascinating as the sea, completing the table as a three-dimensional representation of a geological map. With the significant price of £5,800 (approximately $10,000), the Abyss Table is as much a work of art as a functional piece of furniture.
The Founder Christopher Duffy says, I was looking into sheets of thick glass at my glass manufacturer’s factory, and I noticed that how the material darkened as they added more layers the similar way the sea does as it deepens. I got an idea to use this effect to replicate a real piece of the earth’s sea bed. Similar to a mythical power had lifted an accurate rectangle straight from the earth’s crust to use as his personal ornament." The Christopher Duffy is famous for creating inventive and idiosyncratic products that combine art and function. The perfect examples is of their creative furniture designs comprise a Little Red Riding Hood-inspired table with axe legs, a coffee table supported by floating balloons, and a playful swing table with hanging chairs. Source: Mymodernmet

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Greg Klassen Graceful Wood Tables Embedded with Glass Rivers

Greg Klassen is a furniture maker in the Pacific Northwest who catches motivation in its landscape and translates that into his work. His beautiful River Collection is a series of intricately designed and handcrafted tables that feature embedded bluish-green glass “rivers” running throughout each piece. The lovely jagged edges of the wood and their clear grains offer the perfect “shore” to mimic bodies of water.
Each of Klassen’s tables showcases stunning details within the wood; we grasp knots, swirling grains, and other imperfections that make his tedious work truly one-of-a-kind. It’s complemented by the specially-cut glass that attaches two separate pieces of wood or fills in its natural holes. Greg Klassen used trees that were sustainably harvested from the banks of the Noonsack River, so with every new table he made; discarded trees have a natural new life through his functional art.