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Ben Herzog
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Park Slope Brownstone
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Importance of Public SpacesPublic spaces allow neighbors to socialize and connect, whether they're playing with their dogs at a beach, watching children's soccer games at a field or playing chess at tables in the park. "You share your streets, your parks, your sidewalks with your neighbors," says Brendan Crain
Project for Public Spaces. "You're bumping up against each other and interacting. That builds community." A lack of usable public space limits opportunities to meet other people in the community. But if that's the case in your neighborhood, the good news is that there's a simple solution: defining or building
building public spaces based on your neighborhood's needs.
“Townhome style” — huntbeez
Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects
10 Reviews
Library portal to master suite
Ideabooks1,111
Questions0
area from public to private space
As a transition from public to private space, the powder room is between the bookshelves and master suite
Built-in shelves surround the entryway to the master suite, serving as a transition zone from public to private spaces, Nelson says. A powder room is tucked to the right, and double doors lead to the bedroom.
from public to private space. Half doors to master.
zone from public to private spaces, Nelson says. A powder room is tucked to the right, and double doors lead to the bedroom.
zone from public to private spaces, Nelson says. A powder room is tucked to the right, and double doors lead to the bedroom.
“love bookshelf in doorway” — Kelly Jackson
Rainy Sunny
Ideabooks289
Questions0
from the public realm. But if Mount Fuji Architects simply placed the courtyard on the south, it would have opened it and the interior spaces to the street. So they cut diagonally across the site, leaving the area at the front of the house for a parking space, and opening up the house to the middle of
from the public realm. But if Mount Fuji Architects simply placed the courtyard on the south, it would have opened it and the interior spaces to the street. So they cut diagonally across the site, leaving the area at the front of the house for a parking space, and opening up the house to the middle
from the public realm. But if Mount Fuji Architects simply placed the courtyard on the south, it would have opened it and the interior spaces to the street. So they cut diagonally across the site, leaving the area at the front of the house for a parking space, and opening up the house to the middle of the
“design and construction and layout not generic up and down stair” — charlene774
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The Thicket
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divides the public areas from the private areas, also known as active and calm zones. The side facing the front door is an art wall; the side facing the bedrooms holds hundreds of books — which, Pirzio-Biroli points out creates depth. "When you have to look at the end of a skinny wall, it's bad architecture
dividing public areas from private areas
divides the public areas from the private areas, also known as active and calm zones. The side facing the front door is an art wall; the side facing the bedrooms holds hundreds of books — which, Pirzio-Biroli points out creates depth. "When you have to look at the end of a skinny wall, it's bad architecture
“bookshelf” — renovat0
House + House Architects
28 Reviews
Sleepy Hollow Residence
Ideabooks2,928
Questions5
slope; public areas upstairs, bedrooms downstairs
Homes built along a slope, such as this one, can yield something quite unique. For example, whereas a typical home has public spaces (living room, kitchen, family room etc.) on the first floor with
have the public areas at the top level, because that's where the entry is. With the bedroom areas at a lower level, the home is "upside down."
home has public spaces (living room, kitchen, family room etc.) on the first floor with private rooms above, a home built along a slope might have the public areas at the top level, because that's where the entry is. With the bedroom areas at a lower level, the home is "upside down."
“multiple long windows” — jennagrifo
RUFproject
3 Reviews
Gulf Islands Residence
Ideabooks683
Questions2
in the public spaces and a different wood in the bedrooms.
in the public spaces and a different wood in the bedrooms. In this view we're glancing into the dining room and pantry beyond through the opening at left; straight ahead is, of course, the kitchen. Note the two steps that rise from the stone floor to the wood floor (white oak, like the walls) of the
in the public spaces and a different wood in the bedrooms.In this view we're glancing into the dining room and pantry beyond through the opening at left; straight ahead is, of course, the kitchen. Note the two steps that rise from the stone floor to the wood floor (white oak, like the walls) of the kitchen
“Piso” — fbr1234
Tommy Chambers Interiors, Inc.
Mediterranean Classic
Ideabooks1,623
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different publications. A photographer’s connections can mean your project has a better chance of being published than with a blind submission. Architectural photographers who work regularly with shelter (home design) magazines also know what kind of look those publications like to see and will shoot in
“Picture frame” — swallman
Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects
10 Reviews
Skagit Valley Farmstead
Ideabooks5,139
Questions4
this public-entry courtyard that guides guests indoors via a formal axial plan that connects the parking court to the house. Once inside, guests enter the more public and formal areas of the house.The strict, straight lines become less formal and turn curvy as they move farther out from the house and
“Do-dacki on roof” — jbdaws
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