10 Exterior Design Lessons That Everyone Should Know

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

There are some basic exterior design lessons that everyone should know about. Designing the exterior of a home can be a complicated process of color choices, materials, balancing shape and lines— it is not a job for novice designers. Do you ever wonder what makes a home exterior visually appealing? It is more than likely that those jaw-dropping homes have followed some key design principles. A home exterior should be properly balanced.

From Indoors to Outdoors: Examining the use of Ceramic Tile Outside of the Home

Tile of Spain USA

Exterior living spaces like terraces, balconies, patios, pool areas and more, are just as important in the world of design as interior spaces. Ceramic tiles allow us to bring the beauty of interior design and personal style to outdoor spaces.

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Warmer Weather Brings New Ceramic Tile Trends

Tile of Spain USA

The arrival of summer and warm weather calls for a change in design trends both in and out of the home. Tiles in different shades, sizes and arrangements that enhance freshness and light, and are easily adaptable for all interiors and exterior environments.

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Exploring the Typology of Ceramic Tile

Tile of Spain USA

Stoneware tiles are single-fired and thick in size, making them a durable and long-lasting solution for interior and exterior floors. The surfaces and edges are even, well-polished and embellished with decorative designs.

Ceramics, the Material of Choice for Residential Environments

Tile of Spain USA

Ceramic tile has earned notoriety as the top building and surface material when it comes to commercial design, but did you know it has also gained prominence as the material of choice for residential design? Design Exterior Design interior design Residential Design Tile of Spain

Designing a Home with Ceramic Tile

Tile of Spain USA

Designing a home with ceramic tile has never been more exciting! With the advancements made in tile production, ceramics have changed the way developers approach exterior design. For these environments, large-format ceramic flooring becomes an ideal option to establish a relationship between interior and exterior living areas. Designing with Nature. The post Designing a Home with Ceramic Tile first appeared on Tile of Spain USA.

Innovation in Ceramic Architecture: The TR HOUSE BARCELONA

Tile of Spain USA

The TR House Barcelona project by PMMT is a single-family home that takes on a unique approach to architectural design. While the design is sleek and modern, the home effortlessly blends with the lush landscape that surrounds it.

Dream Pools

Tile of Spain USA

Spanish tile manufacturers offer extensive catalogs of stunning tiles that allow for infinite design possibilities when planning the installation and design of a swimming pool. Design Exterior Design Pool Tile Spanish Tile Swimming pool

Week of November 2nd, 2020 – Outdoor Entertainment Spaces

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. As we inch closer to cold weather and dig out our winter wardrobe, let’s take some time to once more appreciate some inspiring outdoor entertainment spaces and get inspired this winter for an exterior addition to enjoy this spring!

Kuala Lumpur Kintsugi

Diary of a Tile Addict

After previously covering their Crystal Houses and the magnificent M Cube , an experimental exterior in Kuala Lumpur is next to catch Tile Addict’s eye. In a collaboration with Technical University Delft and Tensoforma, the design utilised Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC) which was cut to shape and filled with resign. The architects at MVRDV have a way with façades that brings so much excitement, variety and innovation to the world.

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Kuala Lumpar Kintsugi

Diary of a Tile Addict

After previously covering their Crystal Houses and the magnificent M Cube , an experimental exterior in Kuala Lumpar is next to catch Tile Addict’s eye. In a collaboration with Technical University Delft and Tensoforma, the design utilised Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC) which was cut to shape and filled with resign. The architects at MVRDV have a way with façades that brings so much excitement, variety and innovation to the world.

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15 Stylish Pool Ideas That Make a Statement

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Here are the key factors: Concrete: The most inexpensive option, concrete can be colored or stamped to give you more design options. Ideas exterior design pool pool ideasThe decision to put a pool in is undoubtedly a big one. No doubt you and your family had been toying with a few pool ideas for some time before finally deciding to take the leap. However, now that you’ve all reached a consensus, it may seem like your decision-making process has only just begun.

How We Updated our Home’s Exterior Design with Mid-America Vinyl Shutters

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The exterior design of our 1987 brick home has always looked very dated. How We Updated our Home’s Exterior Design with Mid-America Vinyl Shutters. They look gorgeous and come in many shutter colors and styles to match the architectural style of your exterior design. Our Exterior Design Instantly Enhanced with Vinyl Shutters. Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by Mid-America Shutters. All opinions are strictly my own.

Norwegian Climbing Gym Looks Like An Actual Mountain

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Instead of using rocks and snow, however, the design covers the building with a pixelated copy of the mountains made in tiles. Architecture Climbing Gym exterior design geometric architecture Triangular WindowThe Norwegian Mountaineering Center by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter juts up into the sky from the Romsdal Fjord in Åndalsnes, Norway. Its massive, angular tower mimics snow-capped mountains in the distance.

August Is National Curb Appeal Month! Here Are 4 Small Changes That Will Leave Your Yard Feeling Fresh

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

It’s the perfect time to give your home’s exterior a refresh. Follow that with a coat or two of exterior paint in the color of your choice. Try out some new exterior hardware. Image: Terracotta Design Build Replace your hardware If you’re not up for the workload that comes along with painting your front door, you can still make it shine by replacing your hardware. Treat yourself to some new exterior lighting.

16 Outdoor Deck Ideas for Better Backyard Entertaining

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

When it’s time to start planning your home’s exterior design, outdoor deck ideas are some of the first things to consider. Since the outdoor deck plays such a key role for your exterior, it’s very important to give your design ample thought before diving in. Building a deck of that caliber will undoubtedly add lots of architectural interest to your space while also giving you more control over the final design.

3D Look Book

Garden State Tile Blog

From raised chevrons to beautiful botanicals, 3D tiles lend a creative edge to both interior and exterior designs. Add stand-out style that you can see and feel with dimensional tile collections from Garden State Tile. The post 3D Look Book appeared first on Garden State Tile. Look Books

Tile of Spain Manufacturers Present Top Micro-Trends that will Shape Architectural and Interior Design in 2021

Tile of Spain USA

This year, Spanish tile manufacturers worked harder than ever to craft new ranges of ceramics to meet the needs of the rapidly evolving landscape of interior and exterior design. With the preference for more demure designs, shading becomes vitally important. Dynamic Design.

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Modern Applications for Ceramic Tile

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Ceramic tiles offer an exciting and infinite number of design possibilities for decorating interiors and exteriors. Read on to explore design with these avant-garde applications: Ceramic Rugs. With modern tile design, it’s possible to be much more fluid with material placement.

Playlist of the Week – Warm Up

Architectural Ceramics

This week we pulled together some exterior design ideas , and though it’s starting to get chilly there’s still a chance to get in some time outdoors. Week of November 2, 2020. Strike up the fire pit, bundle up and think warm thoughts along to our Warm Up playlist! Listen on Spotify. Outdoor Playlist of the Week playlist playlist of the week

Toyota Unveils Architectural Renderings of Future North American Headquarters

The A to Z of Building

Toyota Motor North America today unveiled architectural renderings of its future North American headquarters, providing new details of the site layout and exterior design of its environmentally

Why Tile: The Safe, Stylish, and Sustainable Choice

Garden State Tile Blog

Whether it’s being installed in the shower or on the pool deck, your Design Sales Consultant can recommend safe options for peace of mind. It brings style, texture, color and dimension to both interior and exterior designs resulting in virtually limitless opportunities for self-expression.

Clever Ways to Hide an Ugly HVAC Unit

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Find ways to blend your air conditioner into your home’s exterior design. While we like to think design first, your HVAC system needs to be clear of leaves and debris and placed far enough away from any obstructions that could compromise airflow and efficiency. Flexible and versatile, you can arrange them in multiple ways to fit your home’s exterior. The design doesn’t have to be traditional lattice.

Top 10 Uses for Cement Tiles in Restaurants

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The designs and colors create a beautiful and durable surface that is more aesthetically appealing than basic cement or drywall, and more durable and eco-friendly than wood or laminate flooring. Transform boring walls into beautiful artwork with a design that’s all your own! Pick a design. Exterior design is just as important as interior design, and cement tiles are perfect for outdoor eating and waiting areas. Inspire your design.

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Modern Kitchen Is Focal Point of Wood and Glass Home in Switzerland

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Located in Termen, Switzerland, it was designed by Zeiter + Berchtold and built by Matthias Werlen Architektur. The home’s design started with the modern kitchen. “The concept, exterior design, floor plans and internal layout were placed in the hands of the architect, while Berchtold himself took on the entire interior design of the building.” Known as the Minergie House , this family home evokes delicate minimalism.

Modern Kitchen Is Focal Point of Wood and Glass Home in Switzerland

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Located in Termen, Switzerland, it was designed by Zeiter + Berchtold and built by Matthias Werlen Architektur. The home’s design started with the modern kitchen. “The concept, exterior design, floor plans and internal layout were placed in the hands of the architect, while Berchtold himself took on the entire interior design of the building.” Known as the Minergie House , this family home evokes delicate minimalism.

Top Home Building Trends in 2020

Kitchen and Residential Design

Many interior designers are now infusing recyclable materials in their home design plans. Designs are also becoming more stylish in unique ways. Creative fixture designs are making a comeback, and people are thinking of new ways to upgrade doors and windows.

The Benefits of New Roofing :: GAF Roofing’s Website Makes It Easy Like a Click of the Heels

Building Moxie

The Roofing Shingle Design & Style Guide adds an entirely new dimension to gaf.com. The Design & Style Guide also houses tips from Style Expert HGTV ’s Carter Oosterhouse and Color Expert Genevieve Gorder. ” Gorder picks it up, “I think the roof is often an overlooked element in the exterior design planning of a home.” Their unique diamond shape and stylish color palette are designed to complement virtually any exterior color scheme.

Fire Pits and Outdoor Fireplaces to Keep You Warm and Toasty in the Fall

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Image: Power Concrete Construction & Design Center According to Katie Flaxman, director and co-founder of Studio 31 Landscape Architecture and Garden Design , “Fire pits can be invaluable during the cooler months because they not only provide a source of heat but can also offer a core social and entertaining space.” Image: SHED Architecture & Design Sunken pits are also popular. “A Just because the temperatures are cooler doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy being outdoors.

Chalet-Style Residence in California Withstands Harsh Weather

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Mork Ulnes Architects completed the design of a contemporary 3,300-square-foot chalet-style residence located in Norden, California. “The design is driven both by the extreme environmental conditions found at a 6,800-foot elevation and a California sensibility of generous indoor-outdoor living,” the architects explained. An abundance of wood embellishes the interiors and adds personality to the overall exterior design as well.

Minimalist, Natural Beach House

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Rising out of the Westlandse Zoom dunes like a rock on the beach, this minimalist family home embraces natural inspiration in more than just design. Global Architects designed this beach house in the South of Holland. The natural inspiration doesn’t end at the exterior design. This light sand colored house resembles a rock rising from the surrounding beach grass. Each side of the house is asymmetrical, giving it more of an organic appearance.

St. Simons Island, GA

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It is pretty nasty outside here in Minneapolis, about 40 degrees and raining. I am thinking of our new store that is almost done in Atlanta.wishing I was in the beautiful state of Georgia!! Here are some photos of a stellar home located just 5 hours southeast of Atlanta on the coast in St.

The Benefits of New Roofing :: GAF Roofing’s Website Makes It Easy Like a Click of the Heels

Building Moxie

The Roofing Shingle Design & Style Guide adds an entirely new dimension to gaf.com. The Design & Style Guide also houses tips from Style Expert HGTV ’s Carter Oosterhouse and Color Expert Genevieve Gorder. ” Gorder picks it up, “I think the roof is often an overlooked element in the exterior design planning of a home.” Their unique diamond shape and stylish color palette are designed to complement virtually any exterior color scheme.

Gorgeous Ideas for Fall Porch Decorating

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

You can expand your fall color scheme to include colors that look best with your home’s exterior. The right accents really complete the look of your new porch design. If you’re still struggling to design a color scheme, the colors of fall chrysanthemums can help. You can also repeat your stencil design on outdoor wall art or even a stenciled outdoor rug. Autumn is the perfect season for fall porch decorating.

Old Police Station Converted Into Industrial-Style Brewery in Argentina

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Guillermo Cacciavillani.Bar Makers completed the development of Captain Central Brewery (CCC) , an original bar design in the bohemian neighborhood of Güemes in Córdoba, Argentina. Merging cement, iron and glass, the building has a fascinating exterior design, which attracts passers-by like a magnet.

Living House in Lima Mimics Human Forms

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The house was designed by Chetecortes Architects for a family of frequent travelers. While the interior is impressive, The Living House derives its name from the exterior design. Located in Lima, Peru, The Living House portrays energy and fluidity. The house’s layout supports this energy of movement, with sweeping open spaces and long pathways, allowing energy to flow freely throughout.

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Portuguese Home Delivering a Soothing Beachside Ambiance: SilverWoodHouse

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Diagonal slats of timber define the exterior design of the residence and contrast the white walls. Architect Ernesto Pereira envisioned SilverWoodHouse , an original contemporary timber-clad residence located in Portugal. Pereira was in the process of building his beach-side architecture office, when the owners of this project contacted him and asked him to redo their own dwelling near Mindelo, a coastal area 14 miles north of Porto.

Cantilevered “Treehouse Residence” Neighbored by Orchards and Vineyards

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Raw concrete, steel and stucco are the materials employed for visually defining the exterior design. Neighbored by fruit orchards and vineyards, The Treehouse Residence by Forestgreen Creations is a modern home in Pelham, Ontario, Canada. The cantilevered volume supported by a V-shaped structure allows most of the living space to be elevated above ground. An optimum connection to the outdoors was achieved through large expanses of glass in every room.

The Benefits of New Roofing :: GAF Roofing’s Website Makes It Easy Like a Click of the Heels

Building Moxie

The Roofing Shingle Design & Style Guide adds an entirely new dimension to gaf.com. The Design & Style Guide also houses tips from Style Expert HGTV ’s Carter Oosterhouse and Color Expert Genevieve Gorder. ” Gorder picks it up, “I think the roof is often an overlooked element in the exterior design planning of a home.” Their unique diamond shape and stylish color palette are designed to complement virtually any exterior color scheme.

The 20 Most Visually Enticing Stone Facades Ever Presented on Freshome

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Charming and mysterious at the same time, stone facades continue to be a widespread exterior design choice at a time when new construction materials are being developed at a fast pace. Aside from providing that lovely texture that can enliven the overall design composition of a facade, natural stone offers a level of durability not found in many other building materials. Click the link under each photo for more information about each design.

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Contemporary House Built to Integrate With Natural Landscape in India

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Architecture BRIO completed the design of Riparian House , a contemporary residence located in Maharashtra, India. ” A complex exterior design was chosen in order to adapt the building to weather changes throughout the seasons.

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10 Things You Need To Know Before Hiring An Architect

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

When you hire an architect you are hiring someone with home design expertise. Whether your construction or design aspirations are small or large scale—getting to the middle of a project and realizing you’re lost or out of resources can be an overwhelming feeling. Image Source: Mcclean Design. When you hire an architect you are hiring someone with home design expertise. Image Source: Turan Designs. Architects spend years training and studying their craft.

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Penny Tile Makes a Comeback

The Perfect Bath

They are a familiar form from ’30s-era baths, when little black daisy designs were installed in a bed of white. After making a design choice, the key to a great installation with Penny Tile is the right grout color. the front spokes design (although they were constructed from turned aluminum stock) were copied from the 1930 AA truck. Lap 54 No problem making up my mind with the exterior,people here making things However.