interior material

material_play - CRADLE TO CRADLE by Annabelle Guldner

material_play - POTATOES AS INTERIOR MATERIAL

CHIP(s) BOARD, a fairly new company has come up with a way to make MDF board redundant. They developed a way to use food waste and create a building material that can be a substitute to wood. Potato peels are are the main component, together with binders derived from waste so they are biodegradable without toxins, resins or formaldehyde. This product can be used as fertilizer when it's time to be discarded. The cradle to cradle principle is at the core of their philosophy. This is definitely an exciting product and I'm looking forward to come samples to feel this material first-hand. 

Image source: https://www.chipsboard.com/

Check them out here and find out more about their process

https://www.chipsboard.com/

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design_play - CONCEPTUAL WALK-THROUGH by Annabelle Guldner

Hotel Lobby Design Concept

The Satellite Hotel gets an interior make-over

The view from the entrance as you enter the lobby

The view from the entrance as you enter the lobby

designATplay presents a interior design concept for the lobby of the Satellite Hotel!

Our presentation to the Satellite hotel was a success and we are so excited to see where it leads! Have a look at our walk through and get a feel for the space and the elements in it.

The concept for this design is based on the iconic shape of the building itself as well as its distinctive multi-directional character. Throughout the space the geometric shapes apparent in the architectural design are integrated and reflected in the layout of the space, built-ins, finishes and interior material selections. The

intention is a classic interior that reflects the time period yet sets a contemporary tone. The dissolved facade on the exterior is mimicked on the inside to create a strong connection to its structure. The relocated reception offers sight lines in all directions with a point of sale for the proposed integrated kiosk. Way-finding and circulation patterns are achieved through a layout that lends itself to an immediate understanding of the space by clearly defined focal areas and elements as orientation points.

A strong emphasis on the number 3 which plays a significant role in the building’s use and architecture informed the design which resulted in a comfortable interior that offers a welcoming and multi-functional space for employees, visitors, and inhabitants; an interior as unique as its architecture.

material_play - FASCINATING METAL CREATIONS by Annabelle Guldner

material_play - suprising metal
Manuela Geugelin who lives and works in my hometown Freiburg, Germany, is the recipient of the 3rd place material award RAUMPROBE in the category design. What is it? She works metal in the most unexpected ways... Through propellant  and wrought technology thin metal sheets are formed and worked into unique surfaces, reminiscent of cliffs, tree bark, fissures or veins. It implicates movements and iridescence through the metallic shimmering surfaces. Manuela uses the technique of scorching to create a unique patina and at the same time protecting the metal from corrosion. The resulting hand-made and one-of reliefs come to life in the interior design of walls, sculptural applications, furniture and built-ins. Because every metal panel will be different they make a strong statement within any space. The play of light across the entire surface caused by the wrinkles, cavities and bulges renders them ever-changing and special. Next to brass, the artist also uses copper and silver metal sheets to create these fascinating 3-dimensional objects. 
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Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.

material_play - LIVE GREEN, LIVE BETTER by Annabelle Guldner

We absolutely love the idea of these vertical living walls. They add life and green features to the home while also contributing to a better indoor air quality. Think about incorporating them on large two story walls, as accents or even on ceilings. Many different companies offer these systems and combinations are endless. Check out the process and the many benefits you get from it!

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sources:

https://www.dezeen.com/2018/03/23/naturehumaine-enlivens-mid-century-montreal-house-courcelette-residence-plant-covered-wall/

https://freshome.com/living-wall-vertical-gardens/

Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.



material_play - INTERIORS OF SALT by Annabelle Guldner

material_play - THERE'S MORE TO SALT THAN MEETS THE FOOD... Ever thought about using Salt as a building product or decorative surface? Well, here it is and it couldn't be more fascinating!

The beautiful red tones derived from backlit red salt bricks result in a serene, relaxing and cozy atmosphere. The abundance of red salt, its sustainable properties, its transparence and overall aesthetic qualities make it an unique and fascinating building material. There are other minerals with the same transparent properties but they are too rare to be used as a building resource, or their crystals are too small to manufacture into a brick form. However, to achieve the optimal light transparency red salt needs to maintain a high degree of purity, at least 97%. Red salt that exhibits that kind of purity can be found between the Indus and Himalaya and is called Indussalt. 
I can think of a million applications for this exciting and fascinating material that we are all so used to.... just in a different way!

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Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.

furniture_play - A DESK AS UNIQUE AS ITS OWNER by Annabelle Guldner

furniture_play - A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO A BUILT-IN DESK
This desk was built for a young college student who needed a place to study, game, and work. The space lend itself to a long desk that gives him the surface for his gaming computer without being in the way, while offering a lot of knee space. The desk is uniquely shaped, with a futuristic touch and maximizing the space available. The shelves above mimic the desk form and seem to vanish into the wall, giving this desk its unique appearance. This desk was designed and built by designATplay, and we love how the functionality paired with such a distinct and interesting design.

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Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.

bath_play - BE BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL by Annabelle Guldner

bath_play BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL
Throw the rule book out! And just because something has been done THAT way forever doesn't mean it's THE way to go. There are no rules when you design a bathroom within a home. There are guidelines and advise but for a great design you need to be open-minded, brave, and jump out of your comfort zone! Extraordinary design never comes from ordinary ideas. 
My 8 drivers for the design process are:
1. budget
2. functionality
3. innovation
4. aesthetics
5. sustainability
6. durability
7. practicality
8. maintenance
Sometimes we don't hit them all, but we prioritize the factors according to each project. Design decisions have to follow a set of guidelines in order to be successful. But they don't exist to dictate, they help to critically assess and inform our decisions based on the best anticipated outcome for any given project. Here are some examples of innovative concepts that disregard the tradition and social norms as we know them and accept them today. 
The sink by Jee-O exposed the piping in elegant stainless steel and double as a towel holder.

We love the simplicity practicality you get from this beautiful double granite sink by LivingRoc. 
The mirror curtain effect created a subtle reference to water and softens the space while extending it visually making it feel much bigger than it actually is.
The floating vanity in the last picture (Source: Home Adore) creates an open and spacious feel. These vanities are especially successful in smaller spaces. They work both in traditional designs as well as contemporary ones. 
There are so many more ideas, trends, and inspiration and it can be overwhelming. All I'm saying it's worth looking into it, get a designer to help you to prioritize and blow you away with a design you didn't expect and a bathroom you love.

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Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.

material_play SEAWEED CREATIONS by Annabelle Guldner

This wondrous material is seaweed. Julia Lohmann, a German born designer has been researching and exploring this underestimated material for years. She uses it for design installations and product design like lampshades. Have a look at the sensational lighting it disperses and all the different application that are possible. Seaweed is fast-growing and its function is to clean the ocean, but Julia has been fascinated by it and seen the beauty in it if used as a material or for interior design applications. It's sustainable and eco-friendly and apparently a joy to work with, especially with results like these.  See more info @ https://www.julialohmann.co.uk/https://inhabitat.com/sensational-seaweed-julia-lohmann-creates-beautiful-lamps-out-of-laser-cut-kelp/ https://www.maharam.com/stories/rawsthorn_department-of-seaweed


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