21st Century Architecture Apartment Living by Beth Browne

By Beth Browne

Publish yr note: First released in 2011

Whether triggered through an doubtful worldwide economic system, a reduce within the normal kin measurement or a turning out to be wish to tread extra flippantly at the land and proportion restricted assets, extra individuals are making a choice on condominium residing than ever ahead of. This pattern, mixed with a greater-than-ever diversity of building and completing fabrics, has ended in a plethora of interesting new residence builds and remodels world wide.

Today, either vendors and designers are making the most of the myriad inside layout and fabric innovations at their fingertips, making the dream condo extra possible than ever before.This stunningly photographed digest of up to date condo designs is jam-packed with principles for benefiting from any condominium format, from small, compact areas to multi-level houses. every one residence has been selected for its inventive use of area, artfully selected furniture and ambitious inside layout.

From glossy smooth strains to ornate classical detailing or futuristic 'pods', the variety of types featured implies that there's a layout to fit each aesthetic. Descriptive textual content outlining the client's short and architect's responses is observed by way of beneficial undertaking info, exact plans and drawings, delivering extra perception into what makes those designs great.For architects, inside designers or an individual looking to purchase, construct or rework an house within the twenty first century, this can be a useful and inspirational sourcebook bursting with functional rules.

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Ideal for hosting guests, this area transforms into an intimate functioning as a proscenium for Bell’s bimonthly salons. In the master bedroom the architect carved out a window to frame, in its entirety, the Flatiron Building, which is much admired by the client. PHOTOGRAPHY: Chuck Choi 35 1 4 5 3 2 36 10 7 12 9 13 8 11 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Dining Kitchen Living ‘Recital’ Hall Library/studio Office ‘Proscenium’ curtain 1 2 3 4 5 Guest room Study Guest bathroom Media room Dressing room 8 9 10 11 12 Coat room Powder room Balcony Elevator Stair to mezzanine and roof terrace 13 Stair to lower level Upper floor plan 5 1 11 2 4 9 3 6 7 10 8 12 0 Lower floor plan 8ft 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Master bedroom Hall Master bathroom Tub/shower Stair to upper level Washer/dryer Elevator 37 Beverley Street Condo 38 TORONTO, CANADA Reigo & Bauer Two units were joined together to create this unique 280-square-metre (3000-squarefoot) apartment in downtown Toronto.

Within the bamboo frame, a pair of suspended double-sided mirrors forms the backdrop for simple vessel sinks, altering the perception of the bathroom’s actual boundaries, while allowing views to the other side of the space. PHOTOGRAPHY: Doug Edmunds 43 4 44 5 6 3 9 7 7 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 2 8 1 0 8ft Kitchen Dining Living Winter garden Master suite Flexible space (bedroom/office/open to living) Bathroom Powder room Balcony 45 Bonanova 46 BA R C E LO N A , S PA I N marià castelló + josé antonio molina saiz, arquitectes The brief for this apartment located in a low-density part of the Bonanova quarter in Barcelona was to reorganise the existing functional program on the ground floor to suit the needs of a family with four children.

The grille patterns in the cabinet doors resemble abstracted f-holes, and the apartment’s two dominating wood finishes— reclaimed bubinga for the floors and reclaimed wenge for the millwork—approximate the aged maple, ebony and spruce of the musician’s beloved Stradivarius. The wenge window seating in the living room doubles as storage for the owner’s sheet-music collection, and in the kitchen serves as a banquette for the wenge-topped table designed by the architect. Connecting the living area and the dining area is a Sound attenuation: Sound separation for the lower floor was augmented with an 8-centimetre (3-inch) slab and triple-glazed windows on the street façade are noise dampening limestone and patinated steel fireplace.

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