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material_play - INFRA-RED HEATING by Annabelle Guldner

TECHNOLOGIES FOR LIVING ENVIRONMENTS

If renovation or new build this is a great alternative to conventional heating methods

INFRA-RED HEATING is a great method of heating. It provides a wonderfully comfortable warmth and can be integrated everywhere, where additional heat is needed. Infra-red heating creates a high indoor air quality and an energy efficient heating source due to healthy radiant heating. This technology directly heats bodies and objects, infra-red rays that meet bodies or objects are immediately converted into heat. That way air vortexes are avoided rendering the indoor air less dusty. The principle of infra-red heating also has a healing and positive effect on our bodies.

material_play - STONE TRANSFORMATIONS by Annabelle Guldner

material_play - STONE TRANSFORMATIONS
This company installs counter and wall coverings of back-lit stone. The light transformations give it such cool feel and can make the stone look completely different. In some instances you can't even see it's lit at all, it simply becomes a different color. Of course colored light will have a dramatic effect and the lighting is obvious, but white and yellow light create subtle nuances that have big effects in how you can totally change the appearance of a counter or wall without installing a new product! Exciting  stuff!

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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 TREASURES ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD by Annabelle Guldner

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we get inspiration from anywhere. this old truck on the side of the road not only features great colors but also displays different textures and and haptic qualities, sparking inpiration for upcycling, recycling and waste reduction. at the same time it leads you on to think about its history, use and how it came to sit wasting away on the side of a road.

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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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material_play HERE WE WANT IT BURNT! by Annabelle Guldner

Check out this cool material - charred wood. Ever thought about using burnt wood as a decorative material?

It can be used for interior wall coverings, exterior cladding or exterior pavers and decking! The process originated in Japan, where they burnt wood to preserve and antique it. It's called Shou-Sugi-Ban which translates to burnt cedar board. The look is really cool with a unique texture and rich, deep almost black color. There are different degrees of charring resulting in various textures, and colors. It's yet another way to give wood a unique character and try something different! Any type of wood can be used, original it was driftwood exposed to harsh climates, therefore you can achieve an expensive look with wood you would never think of using for a finished product!

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sources:

https://www.ghsproducts.com/shou-sugi-ban/

http://matchstickwoods.com/

material_play BANANA STYLE by Annabelle Guldner

VENEERS MADE FROM THE BANANA TREE TRUNK - A WOOD ALTERNATIVE  
This is a great sustainable material made from the banana tree trunk. It's a unique veneer developed by FIBandCO to advocate sustainability and ethical design. Made from the banana tree without the use of water or glue, these veneers are versatile and beautiful! They come in big sheets and can be used for many different applications! What a great alternative to wood, which reduces harvesting and as the banana tree is a grass, it's readily renewable! 
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dwell_well by Annabelle Guldner

DOWNSIZE YOUR FOOTPRINT

 

When you really think about it, what we need in terms of living environment is far less what we need and what we are building. More important is the functionality, flexibility and the custom overall design that responds to specific needs, habits and styles of living. With a good plan, you can achieve better living environments on a smaller footprint instead of enlarging the perimeters to include unnecessary space for rare occasions. This open the door for higher end finishes and details that make every day tasks easy and increase the quality of life. Check out this home/work hybrid we created for young professionals. It has everything you need without being excessive or wasteful. We love the flow and the adaptability this space offers. Have a look at other living concepts on our website!

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material_play by Annabelle Guldner

A TWIST ON RECLAIMED WOOD
check out the work of @tristantiteux he uses relcaimed wood in an exciting way. instead of only using pure wood species he encourages the incorporation of leftover plywood, osb, mdf and other engineered wood products that fill up our landfills and hurt our environment. the outcome are fun and innovative furniture pieces that represent a thoughtful and sustainable process to help our planet survive.

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