Clean concrete and warm wood cladding make for an unusual yet beautiful façade on this Vancouver home. More than just architectural artistry, the building’;s huge floor-to-ceiling windows let in all-day sunlight to keep the modern space from feeling cold.
Origami is a form of art with Japanese roots that calls to action every artist in each of us. By simply folding a few sheets of paper with caution you can create magnificent tools that will fuel your creativity beyond limits. Further on you will be witness to a detailed guide on how to create a colorful rainbow DIY crane curtain that can transform your interior in an unspeakable manner.
Whether you plan to give your office studio a really unique asset, use it to decor your childs room or simply have a family DIY project for the living room, we invite you to consider this unique magnificent design idea. Imagine how colorful, transient and ephemeral can become the kitchen-dining room, hall -living room, hall-office transition wall if it would be to be boosted by such a creation.
We are going to start by explaining a detailed image in 19 steps that describes the process meant to aid you in creating the multitude of cranes needed for the project.
Simply start with a standard sheet of paper from which you cut a square. Next, fold the square in half on diagonal.
Fold in half from right to left diagonally again.
Now just spread the pocket out from the inside and fold to make a small square.
Your paper should look similar to this now. Turn it over and proceed to step 5.
Fold Point B onto Point A, while at the same time folding the paper crease inward so that point C is touching point D.
Step 6 is really the tricky part. Fold the left and right corners toward the center line along the red valley line and next fold the top corner along the blue valley line.
Please not that the fold from step 6 has been realized only to create a certain creases. Your paper should look like this now.
Next, open the pocket by pulling the bottom corner up and fold inward along the crease. Some creases might become inverted.
The figure should now look like this. Be careful to score the edges and corners clearly, this will aid you. Now turn the paper over and repeat Step 6, 7 and 8.
Fold in the lower flaps made in step 9 . Now you have the base already. You are already at the half of the road and the rest is an extremely easy downhill. Proceed!
Make sure that you have the right side up and valley fold on the dotted lines by using the top layer only.
After step 11 the figure should look like this. Now just turn over.
Just repeat step 11 here. Do not give up,a piece of your curtain is almost done.
Simply reverse fold at the dotted line to form the head now.
Slightly and carefully open the side up and bring the head part up as shown .
Bring up at this point and press down. Do the same to form the tail on the other side.
Reverse fold at dotted lines to form the beak. You can customize the length of the beak.
Bend the winds down into the desired position. You can bow in from the bottom.
Congratulations! You have learned how to make an origami crane successfully. You are a doer and we are proud to have you as a reader! It has been an extraordinary process. Now all you have to do is to repeat over and over, you will eventually learn to do it without the guide.
Choose the color/s that you want to be included in your DIY Crane Curtain, purchase the colored paper, think about the density of cranes used and about how much you will have to work for it. It is not easy, you should have at least 80-100 of these to create a graphic diy crane curtain, some might settle for less. Create an origami day at work and ask everyone to relieve their stress into a dozen of these creations, same tactic can be applied in the family meeting as well, it is a great bonding opportunity .
Take note that even if we have chosen highly colorful ensembles/curtains for this short guide, pastellate colors, black and white, shades of gray or simply and brilliantly recycled magazine, papers, envelopes and so on can make a great job. The last 3 paper sources would also come free in most cases so they are worth considering.
It all depends on your design line, the desired end result effect and design taste in general. You should not dodge this amazing project just because you do not like the color, keep an open mind and get creative, there are no excuses for not being extraordinary.
Below we will attach 2 more step by step images that can help you create paper cranes in a different manner .
Below a 4th explanatory image has been showcased. Please note that the crane in the guide below is far easier to realize but a little less graphic so make sure you know what you are getting into. You don’t want to create 100 cranes of this kind and be disappointed by the result.
To help and encourage you even further on creating your origami master piece we have showcased below a video that helped us create our own little cranes. We invite to watch and follow the thorough explanation provided.
We invite you to leave your valuable feedback in the comment section below and send us an email with your DIY crane curtain project or simply a few origami cranes that you’ve created. We would be delighted to showcase your ar2rk here.
Modern villas Finestre are 2 stunning modern vacation homes, designed to stay closely connected with an amazing surrounding nature and offer exotic zen-like atmosphere. Take a look!
Location of modern villas
Villas Finestre, are 2 gorgeous modern villas designed by CC Arquitectos in Ixtapa, a beach resort in the municipality of Zihuatanejo de Azueta, in the Mexican state of Guerrero. Both villas are simply stunning while location is definitely one of the best and most beautiful I have ever seen.
Speaking of location, exotic Mexican paradise-like environment was the main source of inspiration for this modern design. Focus was on topography, natural environment and the solar orientation. While surrounded with amazing green jungle, placed only a few meters above the beach, views are oriented towards the bay, offering dreamy mornings and evenings.
Design of modern villas
Both modern villas have large terraces with swimming pools, overlooking the beach. Just like the surrounding, terraces offer exotic plants in order to create zen-like atmosphere. Great thing was done with sliding glass wall which residents can easily remove to get more open space during hot summer days.
Interior design is, of course, all white, contemporary and very elegant. Modern white furniture gives luxury touch to already stunning villas. Bedrooms are small in comparison to the rest of the house, but far from less amazing. Ocean views are definitely the best thing around. Windows in every room have sliding aluminum lattices, with an objective of decreasing sunlight, which again saves energy and increases the privacy.
What do you think about those villas? Would you like to stay there for a few days to relax? Feel free to check out this stunning dream home above the beach in Rio de Janeiro, it’;s perfect!
Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto has created an installation in Paris’; Jardins des Tuileries composed of suspended metal cubes and plants, for the FIAC art fair.
Photograph by Marc Domage, also main image
Commissioned by Parisian art gallery Philippe Gravier, the Many Small Cubes installation features stacked boxes – some filled with plants and small trees – that are connected either just on one corner or one edge.
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Together they create a structure with seemingly random cantilevers and openings on a tree-lined avenue in the Tuileries park.
Photograph copyright Dezeen
A void in the centre represents the “living area”, with formal entrances at either side and lots of other access points if “one doesn’;t mind lowering their head,” said a statement from Fujimoto.
The structure is intended to represent a “nomadic house” and serve partly as an architectural intervention and partly as a sculpture.
Photograph copyright Dezeen
“The floating masses of Many Small Cubes create a new experience of space, a rhythm of flickering shadows and lights, as being under the trees,” said Fujimoto.
“The architecture forms one unified element whose balance and stability are carefully designed: the position of each cube and each tree participates to the overall stability, yet reaching a random-like feeling, bringing the whole architecture closer to nature.”
Photograph copyright Dezeen
Supported on a steel frame, the cubes are made from sheets of anodised aluminium that have been individually hand cut to fit into place.
Lower level plan
A small tower built from scaffolding nearby contains a projector from which images are shone onto the surfaces of the cubes on one side of the structure.
Designed by lighting artist Patrick Rimoux, these range from abstract colour patterns to numbers in a digital-style typeface and moving clouds.
Upper level plan
The installation is part of a series of pieces the gallery is commissioning from artists and architects, which it described as architectural “jewels” or “follies”.
“These Maisons d’;edition are nomadic structures, removable and durable, that can be inscribed in both the artistic and environmental landscape,” said Philippe Gravier.
The installation is Fujimoto’;s first work in Paris, where he will also be giving a lecture tomorrow as part of the FIAC art fair events programme. It follows on from the architect’;s popular design for the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London last year.
“He may place himself in the legacy of Japanese culture, yet he bring a new visions to architecture, especially by developing a unique formal vocabulary: 1 nothing + 1 nothing = something” said Philippe Gravier.
Many Small Cubes is one of a number of satellite installations and events taking place for the FIAC art fair. It officially opens later this week and will remain on display until the end of November.
The Y Duplex Penthouse is spread out over 160 square meters (1722 square feet) in one of Tel Aviv’s neighborhoods where all of the multi-story buildings look the same, mostly uninspired. Pitsou Kedem Architects were hired to bring life to the roof top apartment through the use of modern elements and raw materials, like exposed concrete, iron stairs and furniture, terrazzo floors, and bare wood.
The new staircase creates a sense of separation within the interior, while tying in materials, like steel and wood, that you’ll see throughout the space.
The staircase also allows for light to filter down as they installed glass skylights in the upper floor’s roof.
The elongated shelf underneath the stairs is made from the same materials, tying the 2 elements together.
Light also floods the main floor thanks to the top of the stairs being open with just a simple railing.
Vertical wooden slats help divide the spaces while allowing light to pass through. They also help with privacy.
I love how you can see down through to the kitchen below.
Besides the 160 square meters of interior space, there is also 40 square meters (430 square feet) of outdoor space on the balcony.
There is almost no distinction between the interior and exterior space due to the use of a thin glass panel system.
Pitsou Kedem Architects Design Team: Pitsou Kedem, Ran M. Broides. Photography: Amit Geron Styling for photographs: Eti Buskila
Circle is a private residence designed by Ganna Design.
It is located in Taoyuan, Taiwan.
Circle by Ganna Design:
“Background of the Residents The host is a …in finance industry and the hostess is a retired teacher. They have daughters who are officers now. This family has lived in a 3-floor townhouse. However, considering the long commute between Taoyuan and Taipei, the parents decided to buy a house in Taipei for their daughters. Except for the convenience, the parent can visit their 2 daughters in the weekends.
Original House Situation There are 4 rooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 living room and 1 kitchen in the original layout. The kitchen and the bathroom are all complete construction. Hence, the position of bathrooms and the kitchen are remain unchanged, and also without design.
Clients’ Attitude toward Life The first house own by this thrifty couple is located in Taoyuan, which has larger acreage and with traditional decoration. Restaurant, cupboard are randomly covered with simple tiles, rooms with simple cabinets; material adoption and space do not relate to each other. So do color choice and decoration. Except for enough storage spaces, the house owners didn’t have any idea about the house in the discussion. Therefore, the designers try to design in a way of simplicity and elegance in order to harmony with the owners’ personalities.
Design Concept of this project The designer introduces the bench into the house. The bench elongates from the door to elevated area. Black object is shoes cabinet. The slope guides visitors into the living room. The designers tear down the wall of one room, and exchange the place of living area and study room (elevated platform now). Therefore, the users can make the best of use the view and natural illumination, have a coffee or chat together in the elevated area.
Next to the elevated area is the living room. The designers use marble wall to partition living room and dining area. Marble itself can present the beauty of purify even without any process.。Furthermore, except for the space for DVD player, there is no other decorations on this main wall in avoid distracting the users from watching television. The width of the TV wall is would not block the view and natural illumination from outside.
The second main wall is the glass cabinet. The function of storage and display is required, so the designers need to figure out a way to combine them together. Then, an idea comes up with the designers’ mind that different glasses can satisfy this requirement. Frosted glass can remove clutter visual feeling, and clear glass is inductive to display collection. On the other hand, sapphire pendent light and round dining table were chose in order to soften the stiffer visual effect brought by rectangular glass cabinet. Also, round table is easy to move, increasing the flexibility of mobility.
Regarding to the lighting, instead of using embedded light, the designer uses wall fitting light to make the aisle looks like a lateral in art gallery. The residents in the house can, hence, live in simple but elegant environment.
Concept of Interior Spatial Arrangement The designers started from the study room, which was the first room close to the living room. At first, the house owner hoped to maintain this room and make it is as a guest simultaneously. However, the designers found that size of this room could accommodate only one people. Needless to say this room would keep other rooms from enjoying the view and sunlight. That’s pity. Therefore, the designers discussed with the house owners and tried to figure out a way to combine living room, study room and restaurant together. Besides, to make the traffic line circle, to make the family living around together are also the targets of this project. In a word, “ Circle” is the main concept.
7. Arrangement of Traffic Line and Space In order to improve the living habit of “Guesthouse” for modern people, designers especially focus on the design of public areas such as dining room and the living rooms. The main target is to make 2 daughters spend more time with their family rather than stay in their bedroom all day long. Therefore, the designer tore down the original room which near by the living room, and make it as a dining area. Living room is adjacent to elevated area, so users with different needs can still carry out their work or do leisure activities together. In addition, traffic line centers on the motif of this project- living together. Rectangular-shape traffic line will neither block the sunlight nor block the outlook outside. Also, it can make people in the house move easily and talk closely.
Main material used 1. Marble (Ariston) 2. Iron pieces 3. Special glass、backed painting glass 4. Veneer 5. Spray paint with special colors
Design Style Positioning This is a mix style project. In order to cater the house owners ’preference for simplicity, the designers try to eliminate unnecessary decoration, and single was chosen in furniture. Nevertheless, color blocks and the furniture themselves can make the different between different areas. Besides, the coherence and the contrast of colors also naturally present the sense of design.
Natural Lighting and Overall Lighting Design Natural illumination: Introduce sunlight from L-shape windows. Indoor illumination: Focuses on the pendant light, wall fitting light and several embedded light.
Color Configuration Design and Adoption of Soft Decorative Assembly Grass green was the base of this project. Grass green makes the space look natural at ease. Sapphire pendant light is set up as a visual point. Then, the door of the cabinet and the ceiling are baby blue, thus making a clear partition between different areas. Besides, black is adopted in the cabinet in order to stabilize visual feeling of color adoption in the whole project.
Adoptions to Reduce the Expense Special glass cabinet can save the expense of paint and wooden door, and attend to the visual effect simultaneously.”
Photos by: Siew Shien Sam/MWphotoinc
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