Month: September 2020

Night and Day Differences in Exteriors

Buildings might be mute, made up of inert materials in stable compositions, but perceptions of them can fluctuate greatly between when the sun is up and after it’s gone down. To accentuate that difference, this ideabook hastens homes with the same view photographed at dusk or nighttime and during the day.

During the day exterior materials make their presence known, walls are canvases for shadows, and glass reflects the environment. But at night materials fade into the background and walls frame the illuminated windows where the inside spills out. Obviously this ideabook begs considering lighting when undertaking a project, however, it’s also good to think of the home at all times of the day, as an item within the round passage of time.

At night the composition and makeup of the various windows on the home stand out: a small square window at the top left, full-height glass below, the massive opening which juts over the roof and includes integral horizontal louvers.

During the day the quantity that projects above the roof is quite a bit more notable. The stucco walls are also a great backdrop for slopes from trees in the backyard.

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The deep spaces of the house are apparent when viewed at dusk, even though it’s still bright enough to read the various exterior materials, particularly the wood slats and siding.

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That fishbowl effect disappears during the day when the trees and other environment are reflected in the massive glass windows. It is good here to point out that a number of the photos serve to underline the depth of the houses at night, such that window shades are nonexistent. Many homeowners residing with such expanses of glazing frequently install something to modulate light and views.

KUBE architecture

At dusk the inside spaces of the house literally shine, their yellowish paint standing out against the gray and white exterior walls.

KUBE architecture

In what looks to be a shooter taken not long before the previous photo, the difference is nevertheless apparent. Exterior surfaces are stronger, and the interiors are less discernible throughout the glass. Note how the reading of this yellow is aided by elements of the exterior (entrances) painted to match the interiors.

Sam Crawford Architects

Connection between outside and inside is important in this project, where a wall opens to connect a living area and wood patio. This connection is reinforced from the downlights in the roof overhang out, illuminating the patio.

Sam Crawford Architects

Together with the glass wall mounted, the view within the home occurs during the day as well, assisted by the clerestory window on the left.

David Hertz & Studio of Environmental Architecture

At night the massive roof overhang is a canvas for light spilling in the inside the glass box. A couple of downlights function a second-floor terrace over the dining room.

David Hertz & Studio of Environmental Architecture

During the day the roof shades the glass walls. Additionally, it gives a feeling of enclosure to the otherwise transparent glass box.

John Maniscalco Architecture

This is another instance where a deep roof overhang is a canvas to get mild. The glow in the inside enriches the wood surface which covers the bottom of the roofing.

John Maniscalco Architecture

That wood still has a prominence during the day, together with the cladding on the first floor, but the dark glass cuts views into the home.

Beard + Riser Architects

The glow of the house might be somewhat confusing at first. Translucent surfaces — corrugated panels, displays — give it a more distinctive appearance, a more gauzy appearance, than at the last pictures.

Beard + Riser Architects

Those same surfaces still exhibit what is going on behind them — especially framing — however they seem more opaque, as surfaces instead of veils.

Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

This thorougly modern home is wrapped in terraces fireplaces and upstairs at grade. Both these outdoor spaces are thoughtfully illuminated through downlights.

Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

During the day the warm glow of this downlights gives way to a predominantly gray and white palette. The green peripheral and grass hedges are the most powerful bit of color during the day.

David Matero Architecture

The various windows square, rectangular, L-shaped — glow in the night, bringing heat to the home surrounded by snow.

David Matero Architecture

During the day the subtle colors of the fiber cement panels are apparent as the interiors fade away from the glass.

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Have You Got a Signature Color? Here is Use and How to Find It

From Tiffany blue and Herm├Ęs orange to Chanel’s black and white, a long history of storied brands with touch colors exists. A touch color can create a new memorable, but marketing aside, there are plenty of compelling reasons to home in on your personal colour.

Here we will explore exactly what defines a signature shade, how to find yours and everything to do with it after you’ve got it.

Caitlin Wilson Design

What Is a Signature Color?

Personal. A touch shade at its heart is a color that is associated with you. Friends are reminded of you if they see “your” colour, and a home feels authentically you when it is dressed in. It happens unintentionally, but you might intentionally cultivate a touch color.

Alexander Johnson Photography

Consistent. Tiffany blue isn’t just any blue. It is instantly recognizable because it is always precisely the exact same blue-green shade. If you currently have a favorite colour, have a moment to think about exactly how to explain the colour you love — it is not only “pink” but “magenta” or “bubblegum.” Not only “blue” but the colour of the skies in a Maxfield Parrish painting.

Sroka Design, Inc..

Repeated (with care). There is something reassuring about knowing what your signature colour is. You are able to replicate the colour in your home or wardrobe, which means that some decorating choices become easier. One thing to keep in mind: You do not wish to allow your signature color become bogged down during overuse. Keep it particular; a bit here and there (or a big statement) should suffice.

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How to Find a Signature Color

Look back. Your signature shade may be something that resonates profoundly with youpersonally, therefore it is sensible to return back to your formative years. Which crayon did you hunt via the box to find? Which colors did you paint with at school? Have you got any positive memories associated with a specific colour?

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Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC

Look around. If you need further inspiration, maintain a little color notebook or ( even better) take snapshots of whatever catches your eye. You never know where you could spy a shade that calls your name: flowers in the backyard, a picture poster, a store display or your wardrobe.

How to Utilize Your Color

Collect inspiration. Have some interesting figuring out how to use it in your life. Start with creating a ideabook devoted to your colour and filling it with inspirational images. Or if you would like something more hands-on, utilize tear sheets from magazines to make an inspiration board.

Find your signature paint colour. Take an object in your signature shade to a hardware shop that does colour matching and find the paint color that matches your colour. Paint a whole wall if you feel motivated to, but pick up a sample pot to take home and devote to painting something small — a flea market chair or set of image frames. And do not forget to write the name of the paint colour for future reference!

Jennifer Ott Design

Seek out inspiring color mixes. Improve your colour by surrounding it with other colors that match it. The colour guides are a great resource.

Abbe Fenimore Studio Ten 25

Think up ways to utilize your colour. Have personalized items made, stock up on gift wrap, begin a collection of pottery, curate an art wall or routinely stock your home with flowers in your signature shade.

Inform us Can you have a signature shade? How do you use it all around your residence?

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