Modern Triangular Home

Rikke Jespersen and Kim Thomsen asked architect Jrn Johansen to create a modern home that did not resemble any others in the area. Johansen conceptualized five plans before coming up with this triangular shaped house that the couple were happy with.

“People come and photograph our house at all hours of the day, and of course, it’s great that others like the house which we ourselves have helped create,” says Thomas.

Located in Skanderborg, Denmark, the triangular house is built with spruce wood, which protects against fungus. Inside, there are three separate areas: the kid’s zone, equipped with a playroom, a kitchen-dining room with a fireplace, and the parents bedroom.

The absolute hardest thing to accomplish was to meet the couple’s desire for two covered terraces – one to get sun in the morning, the other in the afternoon. The trick was to make triangular notches in both the east and west facade.

What’s the best thing about living in a triangular home? “Now we can stand in our kitchen (aka command center) and keep an eye on our small children, whether they are on either side of the house,” says Jespersen.

via [Bobedre]

January 18, 2017

31 Artists Who Transform Ordinary Paper Into Astonishing Works of Art

Paper is one of the great artistic chameleons. This easily accessible material that’s used in crafting incredible, gallery-worthy works of art is the same that contains crude sketchbook doodles never meant to see the light of day. It’s this fascinating dichotomy that entices creatives to experiment and use paper art as the centerpiece of their work. Depending on technique, paper can look wildly different.

Read Article

January 17, 2017

Romantic Man Builds a Vintage-Inspired Mechanical Toy for His Girlfriend

Long distance relationships are tough, but there’s one upside—you can make a really elaborate gift for your significant other without the risk that they’ll find out. Redditor gsxr93 used this to his advantage when crafting the perfect birthday present for his girlfriend. “Every summer we spend tons of time hiking and enjoying the outdoors together,” he wrote in an Imgur post. Using this as visual inspiration, he created an automata, or mechanical toy.

Read Article

Get Our Weekly Newsletter