Living in modern cities makes people to look something more cozy than just concrete and glass. Looking at cold tall buildings designers imagine that are books. This idea came to the minds of Kansas City Library, and now they have made their Parking Garage as a giant bookshelf.
The Community Bookshelf is a striking feature of Kansas City’s downtown. It runs along the south wall of the Central Library’s parking garage on 10th Street between Wyandotte Street and Baltimore Avenue. The book spines, which measure approximately 25 feet by 9 feet, are made of signboard mylar. The shelf showcases 22 titles reflecting a wide variety of reading interests as suggested by Kansas City readers and then selected by The Kansas City Public Library Board of Trustees.
Italian luxury kitchen maker Pedini introduced a new line of kitchen cabinets that had an interesting characteristic – a system that doesn’t include handles. The DUNE series is defined by asymmetrically curved base units echoing flowing forms found in nature.
A unique contemporary kitchen cabinets design program without handles, DUNE is defined by asymmetrically curved base units echoing flowing forms found in nature. Opening is achieved by a groove on the edge of the extra thick 23 mm front panel (base units) or by a vertical aluminum profile (tall units). Drawers in the curved units allow Pedini to offer this remarkable kitchen design without compromising the environment, ergonomics or functionality. Read the rest of this entry »
Closet House located in Matosinhos, Portugal, has a lot of intelligent ideas implemented. Apartment area is only 44m2, but the idea of using movable wall makes it much larger! Wall between living room and bedroom is actually a big closed that can be moved to save space. You do not need much space in your bedroom when you’re not there, so move your closet-wall!
Everything is automated, so you need to click the right button and you have your home transformed. Everything can fit small space — dining table, mini bar, home cinema, etc.
Watch this video to see more smart tricks that saves living space.
Inipi B. The great pleasure of sauna floor space. Super compact modern stylish sauna was presented by Duravit. Usually, sauna requires a lot of space, so it is placed in basement or as separate building. Now, thanks to Duravit’s collaboration with design studio EOOS, you can put it anywhere and enjoy both relaxing moments and perfect design! The one person compact version measures only 120cm X 120cm, while the two person compact version measures 240cm X 120 cm. You can even move it to another place as it can be easily disassembled. The idea was born from Inipi sauna “sweat huts” Native North American Lakota, where the fire that warmed stones sprinkled with herbs. Inipi B takes the symbol of the stone in its unity of command, with which you can adjust at will the temperature of the sauna, the timer for the oven and a digital hourglass.
I like this idea of pool hidden under the floor. You can have both hall and small pool that appears when center floor panel lowers after you click secret button! You can have a real big pool for adult sports or small nice feature for some cool children party!
Hydrofloors develop vertically movable floors, which enable the client to exploit the surface area of a swimming pool by converting the associated terrace or indoor pool room for other uses e.g. recreation, social events, for dining and dancing.
The system is near invisible, flexible, rapidly adaptable and safe, being in compliance with relevant national safety standards. The concept is that the floor height of the pool may be elevated to set at any pre-selected water depth such as wading depth for children or a depth suited to those with special needs. This makes the pool itself diverse and multifunctional.