Desert Palisades Guardhouse by Studio AR+D Architects

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/desert-palisades-guardhouse-by-studio-ard-architects/desert-palisades-guardhouse-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/10/Desert-Palisades-Guardhouse-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Desert Palisades Guardhouse by Studio AR+D Architects" /></a>
                                To round out the much anticipated residential development, Desert Palisades, <a href="http://www.studio-ard.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Studio AR+D Architects</a> were tasked with designing their 915 square foot <a href="http://www.studio-ard.com/projects/desert-palisades-guardhouse/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">guardhouse</a> on the hills overlooking Palm Springs. The natural setting, along with the future homes being built there, were the inspiration for the design – modern, yet industrial to fit in with the rugged landscape. That led to a selection of materials that would not only be timeless, but that would last in the harsh, desert environment.
The design team chose to cantilever the roof out over the driveways and a massive boulder that rests below it. The roof and boulder don’t touch but the design looks as if it was built to accommodate the natural stone. The exaggerated roof line, which spans 34 feet, tests the limits as to what engineering is capable of, almost making you feel as if the modest building might tip over. Steel and
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Villa N1: An All-Wood Summer House in Sweden Designed by Lindvall A & D

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/villa-n1-an-all-wood-summer-house-in-sweden-designed-by-lindvall-a-d/villa-n1-lindvall-a-d-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/10/Villa-N1-Lindvall-A-D-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Villa N1: An All-Wood Summer House in Sweden Designed by Lindvall A &#038; D" /></a>
                                Built as a family summer house on the west coast of Sweden, <a href="http://www.jonaslindvall.com/villa-n1-1/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Villa N1</a> was designed by Jonas Lindvall, of <a href="http://www.jonaslindvall.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Lindvall A &amp; D</a>, to mimic the wooden barns clad in horizontal planks that are prevalent in the region. The single-story, all-wood house spans 190 square meters (approx. 2045 square feet) and is composed of five pavilion-like structures joined together in a row.
At one end, you’ll find the master bedroom and at the other end is the children’s bedrooms, with the common areas residing in the center volumes. The pavilions each feature a pitched roof, which leans towards traditional, but the simplicity of the overall design feels very modern. Not just the walls are made of wood – the roof is too. The facade planks are made of oak that’s left untreated so that it ages naturally over time. The master bedroom and playroom are set at a
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A Black House in Kent Inspired by Local Historic and Modern Buildings

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/a-black-house-in-kent-inspired-by-local-historic-and-modern-buildings/black-house-ar-design-studio-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/08/Black-House-AR-Design-Studio-1-810x543.jpg" alt="A Black House in Kent Inspired by Local Historic and Modern Buildings" /></a>
                                Located in Kent, the <a href="http://ardesignstudio.co.uk/portfolio/black-house" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Black House</a> is a new project completed by Winchester-based <a href="http://ardesignstudio.co.uk/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">AR Design Studio</a>, with inspiration leaning towards both historic and modern buildings in the area. After visiting architectural sites in Kent, the design plan came together, including the cantilevered form, which was inspired by the Sissinghurst Castle Garden. The garden&#8217;s layout, which is broken into a series of separate moments that remain disguised due to the hedges and brick walls, can only be seen in full from the writing room of the central tower in the castle.
The rectangular form was broken up into blocks that were separated to create a central courtyard, while also ensuring that each one focused on a particular aspect of the garden. An additional block was added to the top for views, along with a cantilevered roof that helps join the modules together. The exterior is clad in vertical black timber,
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A Black House in Kent Inspired by Local Historic and Modern Buildings

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/a-black-house-in-kent-inspired-by-local-historic-and-modern-buildings/black-house-ar-design-studio-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/08/Black-House-AR-Design-Studio-1-810x543.jpg" alt="A Black House in Kent Inspired by Local Historic and Modern Buildings" /></a>
                                Located in Kent, the <a href="http://ardesignstudio.co.uk/portfolio/black-house" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Black House</a> is a new project completed by Winchester-based <a href="http://ardesignstudio.co.uk/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">AR Design Studio</a>, with inspiration leaning towards both historic and modern buildings in the area. After visiting architectural sites in Kent, the design plan came together, including the cantilevered form, which was inspired by the Sissinghurst Castle Garden. The garden&#8217;s layout, which is broken into a series of separate moments that remain disguised due to the hedges and brick walls, can only be seen in full from the writing room of the central tower in the castle.
The rectangular form was broken up into blocks that were separated to create a central courtyard, while also ensuring that each one focused on a particular aspect of the garden. An additional block was added to the top for views, along with a cantilevered roof that helps join the modules together. The exterior is clad in vertical black timber,
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A Black House in Kent Inspired by Local Historic and Modern Buildings

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/a-black-house-in-kent-inspired-by-local-historic-and-modern-buildings/black-house-ar-design-studio-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/08/Black-House-AR-Design-Studio-1-810x543.jpg" alt="A Black House in Kent Inspired by Local Historic and Modern Buildings" /></a>
                                Located in Kent, the <a href="http://ardesignstudio.co.uk/portfolio/black-house" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Black House</a> is a new project completed by Winchester-based <a href="http://ardesignstudio.co.uk/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">AR Design Studio</a>, with inspiration leaning towards both historic and modern buildings in the area. After visiting architectural sites in Kent, the design plan came together, including the cantilevered form, which was inspired by the Sissinghurst Castle Garden. The garden&#8217;s layout, which is broken into a series of separate moments that remain disguised due to the hedges and brick walls, can only be seen in full from the writing room of the central tower in the castle.
The rectangular form was broken up into blocks that were separated to create a central courtyard, while also ensuring that each one focused on a particular aspect of the garden. An additional block was added to the top for views, along with a cantilevered roof that helps join the modules together. The exterior is clad in vertical black timber,
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Online Design Store Hem Opens Stockholm Showroom

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                                Online furniture retailer <a href="https://www.hem.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hem</a> has opened its first showroom in the heart of the Swedish capital.
Located on the ground floor of a brass-clad art museum, the glass box is surrounded by the green space of Vasaparken and showcases the brand’s latest collections, which include collaborations with designers such as Philippe Malouin, Max Lamb and Luca Nichetto. Originally established as One Nordic in 2012, Hem is one of the online pioneers in the furniture and home accessories market. “There is all this beauty [in the design industry] that normal consumers and the rest of the world never takes part in,” Hem founder Petrus Palmer told Design Milk. “It doesn’t really trickle down into the rest of the community, and they are left with few options, and low quality options. I wanted to do something that was both beautiful and accessible, so I started what was to become Hem.” Petrus
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