vibrant blue interior peeks through dense facade in san fransisco ‘hidden house’ by OPA

Adelicia Caree

in san fransisco, california, architecture firm OPA has hidden a vibrant blue interior behind the wooden cladding of its latest modern residence. impacted by powerful neighborhood groups that restricted its envelope and appearance, the house wears a timber mask to hide the creative freedom that sets within and generates an unusual living environment for the open-minded occupants. 


all images by joe fletcher

 

 

the facade by OPA achieves a blankness by abstracting the ubiquitous san francisco bay window and covering the entire front face with a dense cedar screen. the dark cedar boards twist at the bay window, thus allowing passers-by

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Interiors with Vaulted Ceilings: 21 Non-Obvious Designs

Adelicia Caree

Interiors with Vaulted Ceilings: 21 Non-Obvious Designs

High Park Residence / Batay-Csorba Architects. Photo: © Doublespace PhotographyMunicipal Archive / Aulets Arquitectes. Photo: © José HeviaWildernesse Restaurant / Morris+Company. Photo: © Jack HobhousePENTHOUSE / P-M-A-A. Photo: © José Hevia+ 22

The simplest definition of a vaulted ceiling is a self-supporting arched structure to cover a space. This technique was used extensively during the Roman Empire and the Middle Ages but fell into disuse with the advance of other building solutions that became more practical. However, many contemporary projects still build these elements or highlight the original structures in renovations because of their powerful impact on the building design.

Vaults are already very powerful architectural

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Giant screens, spartan interiors: Electric vehicles go high tech

Adelicia Caree

Electric vehicles are transforming how Americans “refuel.” There are changes happening inside the cabin, too. No more start/stop buttons. Radio dials now programmed into massive tablets that are mounted to the center dash. Simple functions like heated seats and climate control operated via an oversized screen.

Automakers are making EVs incredibly austere and geared toward motorists who are accustomed to doing just about everything on their mobile phones.

“A lot of it is playing ‘follow the leader,'” explained Ed Kim, vice president at AutoPacific. “Tesla’s Model S established the idea that a premium EV has a giant screen. There can

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The petite series from interior design shop Francfranc will help you work more comfortably

Adelicia Caree

Spring is a time of change. Many people feel rejuvenated as April marks the beginning of spring. As such, it’s only natural to redesign your room and workspace to reflect the new season and—as many young people in Japan experience—perhaps a new job or school term.

The interior shop “Francfranc” sells stationery and other desktop items to help consumers have a comfortable and organized workspace. Their new spring product line may be the perfect way to buckle down and begin work during the new fiscal year in Japan.

Petite series

Photo: PR Times

This series includes several items featured in

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Coshocton man survives car crash to start interior painting business

Adelicia Caree
  • Nathan Gibson started Gibson Interior Painting in early March, offering painting and minor related work to interior rooms.
  • He started the business following a September car crash that prevented him from returning to his job.
  • Gibson said the Coshocton community has been helpful, contributing to a GoFundMe account and proving other aid.
  • Gibson is a 2008 Coshocton High School graduate originally from Canton with two kids and one on the way.

COSHOCTON – A car wreck forever changed the life of Nathan Gibson, but he believes he might be in a better place now and he truly understands how well

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timber box brings light inside the black-stained interior of atelier luke’s kyoto terrace house

Adelicia Caree

atelier luke has renovated and extended a narrow, post-war row house located in the quiet northern suburbs of kyoto city, japan. the 1950s construction has been stripped back to its essential form, revealing a dark-stained timber interior that serves as a void within which the new home is formed. a timber box inserted at the back of the space brings light and warmth inside, while sliding doors and screens reveal a tiny private garden at the rear of the property.all images by yohei sasakura

 

 

in ‘terrace house near demachiyanagi’, atelier luke has transformed a typical post-war japanese row house into

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