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Kartasan House

Designed by Atelier Vens Vanbelle, this unique house in Ghent, Belgium, uses a 12 meter high oak tree trunk as a central structural column for its pentagonal plan. The owners, a musician and a painter, acquired this old building consisting of two floors and an attic, plus a courtyard separated from the street by a wall. The inner structure of the house was in a poor condition and the rooms were too small, so it was decided to keep only the facade and build a complete new structure in the house. Using a oak tree trunk as the backbone of the home, the architects built a series of mezzanine floors that revolve around the trunk to form a pentagonal plane. The open rooms connect to form a spiral staircase that rises through the house, room by room. The architects designed the layout so that the higher the room, the more intimate the function. The ground floor is used as a studio for art and music, the living areas are tucked into the upper levels, and the bedroom and bathroom are located at the top in the attic.



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LAPTOP DOCK STUDIO | Image

LAPTOP DOCK STUDIO

The LD S (Laptop Dock Studio) was thought for musicians so they can compose, write but also listen to their creations. The elegant multimedia desk features 2 powerful midrange speakers, 2 dome tweeters, 1 bass speaker, and 2 wideband speakers, all built in the beautiful walnut structure. Simply place your computer on its leather surface and enjoy high definition music. There is also a type B USB port, two stereo line inputs (a mini jack, and RCA), and a Bluetooth 4....
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GIANT FLOOR LAMP | BY ANGLEPOISE | Image

GIANT FLOOR LAMP | BY ANGLEPOISE

The Giant1227 Floor Lamp was originally designed by George Carwardine back in 1934, initially only four were made, one was auctioned and bought by film Director Tim Burton and used in the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Now, an updated rendition of the Giant 1227 is being sold by Anglepoise and is available in several colors....
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GRAND PIC CHALET

This minimalist cabin is located deep in the woods in Quebec, Canada, and was designed by Montreal-based practice Appareil Architecture. Designed to blend in with the surroundings the cabin was painted in black, accompanied with the white pine of the deck and the light gray of the gravel drive, matching the nearby aspens and the brownish-grey of the pines. In contrast to the black exterior, the interior spaces are bright and spacious with a restrained palette of ply...
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