TAG: Reclaimed wood

Smarter Power Designs

Smarter Power Designs

Gadgets and gear are all encompassing; smothering the retail market with each new upgrade, add-on or novel needed feature. These 2 designs are creative spins on their existing versions, but also promise to still be future relevant. A smart charging station is determined to take over the mass array of chargers. DODOcase and Stikwood created a docking station called the Charging Nest that is supposed to cover the present and the future with its all-encompassing charging features. It has an old fashioned look that gives it character, but it is a fully modern, adjustable charging dock. Made from reclaimed wood, it can charge devices… read more

I Am Not Afraid Of Color Said The Beach House

I Am Not Afraid Of Color Said The Beach House

Getting to have a stay in a beach house is probably an ideal way to spend some hours. The following are a few relaxing and refreshing looks into waterfront living. From Fábio Galeazzo of G’zzo Galeazzo Design, this bright and unexpected residence is located shore side in Brazil. This reconstructed beach house received an update, both on the exterior and interior. First, it got a lift from inserting bamboo beams to provide necessary structural support that was lacking in the original. The roof was modernized with thermal tiles which adds to the energy efficiency of the already economy minded build…. read more

Reclaimed Wood Retreat

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The Dezanove House is a gorgeous holiday villa located in Spain in the estuary of Arousa. Designed by Iñaki Leite, this sustainably built house is constructed from reclaimed wood that was obtained from a local fishing business. It is built for energy efficiency, containing optimal insulation and a sophisticated ventilation system. The building is composed of different wings, and the middle portion of the home protrudes into 2 separate units. In order to accentuate the zones the architect varied how the materials were used in each part. The left portion serves as the common area and is formed with simple concrete… read more

Shhh, These Designs Are A Secret

Shhh, These Designs Are A Secret

There are many facets to the field of design, and project ideals are just as numerous. For a bit of fun, the following covert designs take handcrafted to the next level. For a do it yourself project, this secret bookcase room shown on Hack n’ Mod can be installed for around $150 U.S. or less and reportedly can be done in a weekend. Using a lightweight bookcase, basic hardware and door hinges this can be done to disguise a secret entryway to a hidden room. This rotating door design uses a central axis and is perfect for smaller spaces. From… read more

Family Centered Farmhouse Conversion

Family Centered Farmhouse Conversion

Structures that are still in workable condition can be converted into new spaces, saving money and resources. Converted buildings make for interesting projects, as they often offer an enamored quality that adds to the feel of the space. Oppenheim Architecture + Design offers up a sample of a resourceful transformation, a converted farmhouse in Switzerland which now also comprises a warm family home. The Kirchplatz Residence is a warm and family centered renovation. The architectural team initially took on the endeavor as part of a reuse project  by local officials to restore the historic building. The 16th century old structure received… read more

Towering Treehouse Designs

Towering Treehouse Designs

Horace Burgess had a divine idea to build a massive treehouse home in Crossville, Tennessee. This enormous creation stands at least 100 feet tall. Burgess made the structure completely from reclaimed wood and other reused materials. It has 10 levels and some consider it the unofficial largest treehouse in the world. An 80 foot tall white oak tree is a main support beam, and Burgess, a minister who also has experience as a landscape architect has also repurposed other items like license plates and leftover roofing supplies to assemble it. The building started in 1993, and the architect stated that he has… read more

Recycled Interior Pieces Save Money And Resources

Recycled Interior Pieces Save Money And Resources

Designing interior spaces can quickly rack up a bill. Integrating a style into a room doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive, though it does take a good eye and some skill to recreate high end looks on a low end budget. Many professionals as well as do it yourselfers are turning to recycled and repurposed materials to cut down on expenses and environmental waste. The interior of this 1950’s era sunroom was redone with mostly recycled and renovated objects from garage sales, flea markets and Habitat for Humanity’s Re-Store. Midcentury Living Room This sitting area integrates vintage and repurposed items…. read more