Tag Archives: Interior renovations
Assembling the pieces and putting it all together
We spent the past few months helping the guys at P3 Entertainment with some of the more mundane aspects of our project. Things such as figuring out the budget and schedule for our project are in some way just as critical as having a nice design. Once the lease for the new space was finalized and the construction documentation process officially started, things starts to move quite a bit faster! During the earlier design phase, we tend to keep things a bit open ended but once the drawing starts we’ll need to start making decisions and sticking to them!
The cherry on your icing and the hot pepper on your tamale, for your space!
We had talked about the idea of using a “design totem” to inspire and strengthen a theme in a prior post. Often time we find that light fixtures makes for great candidates since they naturally draws your attention to them, plus their object like quality and repeated nature further reinforce the idea behind your theme.
Which also means that finding the right light fixtures can make or break a design!
Some time Flat White is just not going to do!
This nice airy apartment came us from the interior design blog Freshome, it is nicely furnished with some interesting artworks and furnishings but after looking through all the photos something bothered us. There are a lot of awesome details on the interior of this apartment but they sort of just fade into the background because of the flat white paint. We couldn’t help wondering if there are some ways where contrasting color could be used to increase the sense of depth and pop.
The Dream Closet Project returns, and it’s time for some changes here!
After a long hiatus from the Dream Closet project we have a whole lot of ideas ready to go and are anxious to get rolling. We also have a new contributor who’s ready to jump on board to help us with some ideas so keep an eye out for our future posts. To get the show rolling, we decided to talk about one of our greatest frustration with most of the closets we see; lights! Or the lack there of.
Fixing what ain’t broken
Finding the perfect layout often time requires a constant re-evaluation of the various requirements. We made significant progress during our previous layout session and we now have decent idea of what works well and what every one’s preferences are. This week we will concentrate on the question of cost, instead of creating options reflecting the various approaches towards finding an optimal layout base on functional requirements. We created two options, the first reflecting our base layout, and the second showing the various options that we felt might have an cost impact on the project.
Finding inspiration in the most unlikely places, since …
We spent the past two weeks experimenting and refining our layout, although there are one and two areas where that process continues. This week we will focus on finding a theme that will define the character of our space design.
Or the long and winding path to building your dream home!
So you have been talking and dreaming of this for years, after searching high and low through the New York real estate jungle and dealing with the tangle of loan requirements, regulations and bid wars, you manage to buy your dream home. You even manage to pull off a cute renovation project, perhaps a bit more costly and more troublesome then you would like, but you loved the results. You settle in happily and few years down the road.. well, there just a few things that needs some fine tuning. Only a few, really!
Ask an Architect for 5cents at the Brooklyn Flea! plus our question of the day: Adding a green roof!
Got a question? We got answers!
As long as you got a nickel, we promise to make it worthwhile! We ran our Ask an Architect booth at the Brooklyn Flea this past weekend and had another fun day. The weather turn out surprisingly warm and we again manage to resist the temptation of all the cool tchotchke from the various booths in the market (admittedly with some difficulties).
The not quite sexy task of finding the right layouts.
We spend most of last week completing our space function outline as well as creating and reviewing the first iteration of our layout options. Now that we have a decent idea of the various functional requirements we are ready to dig a little deeper and provide a bit more definition on the various options.
Small is not just for home,
Space constrain is always an issue for just about any urban based environment, regardless of the type or nature of the project we are designing for. So we are always on the lookout for unconventional and flexible ways to maximize the function of any space. We looked at several examples of projects designed with moving partitions and shelving. Such as Gary Chang’s transformer apartment: link. But surprisingly we find a lot less examples of similar thinking for the design of the work environment.