Posts Tagged ‘design’

Oct
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Project Update – Before & After

Project Update – Before & After

Some friends that I hadn’t been in touch with for 20 some years searched me out to help them remodel a home they just purchased. I love it! Besides the fun of reconnecting, they were looking to transform a basic stock house into a modern styled home.

We kept the same shape and bones of the home but with some simple yet bold moves of new siding, colors and a screened porch, the transformation has begun! On the interior, we relocated the entry and kitchen as the stock home had been placed with the ‘front’ actually to the back of the property. Industrial materials work in harmony with cherry and maple wood accents.

We are wrapping up the construction drawings and they have already tackled the new roof and some of the siding – just in time for winter!

Sovil-Exterior
Sovil-Interior

Aug
0

8 One-minute Design Projects

Common items used in unique ways – fun!

Jun
0

Container Home

Cool design using shipping containers but what I really like is the animation by Amin Alwi. The context shown enhances the design experience. Relaxing and mesmerizing to watch. Presentation is important!

Container Home 2013 from Amin Alwi on Vimeo.

Jan
0

Custom Sliding Door -Part One

We are having fun with designing and building a custom sliding door for our Clients at the Bald Eagle Lake Residence. (Check out previous posts to see the progress on the home) This door consists of a steel frame that will be sandwiched by different colored pieces of glass. Should be cool when it is completed!

Custom Sliding Door Part 1 from michael huber architects on Vimeo.

Dec
0

Cool Mailbox!

We get to create some fun things! A Client asked us to design a mailbox to go along with the home we designed for them. This video shows a bit of that process. Take a look!

Nov
0

The Fundamentals of Design

Here is a video describing the Fundamentals of Design, primarily focusing on branding. It is a great little synopsis of what we as architects think about but on a more grand and complex scale.
Source: Erica Gorochow

Jul
0

A Place for Everything

A Place for Everything

Berlin Architect Sigurd Larsen built a box to store all of his small treasures. Each drawer, door and compartment represents spaces in one’s personal environment. Check out the video below for the philosophy and construction of ‘The Shrine’.

Sigurd Larsen // The Shrine from Dario Natale on Vimeo.

May
0

City in the Sky

Here is a cool video animating a vision of future linked skyscrapers and is described as follows:
“The project started in London with a few companies and artists invited to create a vision for the future mega developed city. The overall “Megatropolis” project didn’t make it to its final stage but the concept grew into this architectural utopia and animation. “City in the sky” is a concept about a tranquil oasis above the mega developed and polluted city where one can escape from the everyday buzz, smog and dirt. The concept is inspired by the Lotus flower which is known for its ability to emerge above the murky waters pure and clean.”

Source: Skycity

Apr
1

Podcast #34 -Landscaping

Podcast #34 -Landscaping

Today we speak with Chris Matson from Environmental Landscape Management, Inc. A few questions discussed include:

-What is your approach and philosophy to landscape design?
-Walk me through the process of working on a landscape project.
-Are you seeing trends to a more ‘natural’ landscape vs traditional or formal?
-How do you integrate the design/plant selections with the site and architecture?

Feel free to contact Chris at 715-386-7100
or email him at chris@elmonline.com

Please subscribe to these podcasts also via iTunes. Search for the titleĀ ‘Design & Other Fun Stuff’.

Mar
0

Twin Cities Remodel -The End?

We wanted to post a quick update on this project and show a few of the ‘test’ concepts. This initial effort was to incorporate the entire Client wishlist and see how this small home could be transformed. The tough part, which we all knew, was getting feedback and reality checks from contractors, banks and realtors. The problem with this project is not the house, it’s the site. A third of the property would need to be excavated and hauled out of a city setting just for a new garage. That is a big chunk of any budget.

The other challenge is that this project was looked at as a development opportunity and could the neighborhood actually support this financial investment? Now comes the tough part for the Client – evaluating all of the feedback, adjusting priorities and deciding which way to go… Stay tuned!

Mar
0

Kinetic Furniture

Kinetic Furniture

This sculptural double-sided bench transforms as you ‘take a load off’. This was digitally designed to maximize 19 sheets of plywood with minimal waste. It looks like it would be comfortable…unless someone jumps on the other side!
See the original post here from the Contemporist

Feb
0

DIY Design – Coat Rack

DIY Design – Coat Rack

You always need some place to hang coats, hats, back packs, etc. in your entryway. Everything I saw had a traditional look or used the typical hooks and was frankly, uninspiring. Here is one I made using some scrap birch and walnut with some brass/steel rod. It was very simple to put together and has a clean, modern look. Click on the images to enlarge.