Eclectically Modern Downtown Loft by BAM Design Lab

Eclectically Modern Downtown Loft is a project completed by BAM Design Lab in 2014.
The sleek and stylish home is located in Los AngelesCaliforniaUSA.

Eclectically Modern Downtown Loft by BAM Design Lab:
“We approached this project by streamlining and modernizing this downtown LA industrial loft. Storage and privacy are two very key elements in loft living. The double sided floor to ceiling bookshelves with sliding doors were designed so that the bedroom could be closed off if they wanted privacy. Most of the time these doors remain open and you don’t feel like we took anything away from the open loft feel. We also added floor to ceiling closet system to the left of the bed to give you ample storage while still looking beautiful in the space.

Both the kitchen and bathrooms were completed renovated. The kitchen is from the Italian Manufacturer Doimo Cucine and is a mixture of Matte Lacquer with an open pore painted oak on the top cabinets. The countertops are Silestone and all appliances are from Miele. The Master Bathroom vanity is also from Doimo and is a heat treated oak which gives it that rich dark color. The mirror was custom design by us and fabricated by Fort in downtown Los Angeles. The metal frame was designed around the linear LED light and really brightens and opens up the small bathroom. All tile was from Porcelanosa.
The guest bathroom vanity was custom designed and fabricated locally. The countertop is the Calcutta from Pental Quartz. Both the mirror and the hardware on the vanity were custom designed by Bam and fabricated by a local fabricator.
Tha dark oak floors really make the space feel rich and sophisticated. The neutral furniture layers over the floors to create a space that is both soothing and serene. The art adds tons of character to the space and is part of the owner’s collection.”
Photos courtesy of BAM Design Lab

Wonderful Harbour Front-Row Seat by Luigi Rosselli Architects

Harbour Front-Row Seat is a residential project completed by Luigi Rosselli Architects in 2014.
The home is located in SydneyAustralia.

Harbour Front-Row Seat by Luigi Rosselli Architects:
“It is quite rare, in Woollahra Council’s municipality, to have a waterfront residence so close to the water. One gets the feeling of being in Sydney Harbour when looking out of the over-sized wafer-thin framed windows.

Luigi Rosselli Architects won a limited architectural competition to develop the site by proposing to revive the existing three storey house while the competitors opted for a clean slate solution. Adaptive reuse is the best way to keep a carbon footprint small and the strategy was rewarded in this waterfront property by maintaining the foreshore building line just a few steps from the water. A new house would have to be set further back.
Though built on the edge of beach this is not a beach house. The cultured art lovers and sophisticated art collectors who commissioned this project required a very urbane and elegant residence, with an environment ideal to display their collection. Expansive Wall spaces, nooks for sculptures and specialised art lighting were necessary.
The entry courtyard was originally a cramped driveway with three garages as main features, the solution was to relocate the garages and have a Will Dangar designed courtyard with sculptural plants and textural architectural details. The result restored a sense of dignified arrival where people, not cars, are welcome.”

Photos by: Justin Alexander

MM House by Studio ro+ca

MM House is a residential project completed in 2014 by Studio ro+ca.
The home is located in Rio de JaneiroBrazil.

MM House by Studio ro+ca:
“The apartment of this young man at the 30s, it is located in the heart of Ipanema, a rich neighborhood in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro.
The starting point and the main idea for the development of the project was create a space, where the owner could invite your friends and give a lot of parties, in a space of 120 square meters (1,292 square feet).

From the beginning, we wanted to give a contemporary, modern and urban air in this house. A young New Yorker style, “high low”. All, is about concrete! It is prevalent throughout the project, being present on the walls, floor and ceiling. We left the structural “French hand” (diagonally structure), which divides the kitchen área. This well strengthens the overall concept.
A large concrete bench is part of the living room composition. Sometimes it can be used like this, and others, such as sideboard for objects and pictures.
Toward the gray, we have two strengths colors point: a pink sofa and an yellow door, that give access to the service area.
Another interesting point, is the access to the guest room, which is made by a black metal rolling door , as shopping streets. This can be easily winded up, integrating the spaces.
Regarding natural coatings, we use some raw materials such as “Stone Wood” (Brazilian and inexpensive type) on the walls that divide the living room área, the suite and bathrooms.
The large kitchen stand we used a black Brazilian stone, “San Gabriel”, with polished finish.
In the toilet, the sink was modeled in concrete and the part inside was covered in San Gabriel gross stone. Also in the lavatory, with the displacement of the wall during the work, we let a copper pipe, an originalone of the building, apparent.
In the master bathroom, the stand and the sink were shaped in a white marble “nanoglass”, a chemical compound made by dust marble.
In the master suite, a large closet with 3 mirrored doors was placed facing the bed. In the central door, have a built-in TV that slides along the sliding door. The headboard in dark blue linen, goes throughout the room.
The whole apartment is controlled and automated by a system via Ipad.”
Photos courtesy of Studio ro+ca