materials

material_play - COLOR AND TEXTURE STUDY3 by Annabelle Guldner

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material_play - COLOR AND TEXTURE STUDY

We are trying out some more themes for the mountain-modern custom home that is in the framing stage now! We will see where it will take us! Interior selection are following!

I have 2 new home designs starting up and I’m so excited, because they are unique and challenging! Stay tuned for some preliminary 3d views and volume studies!

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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material_play - IN A NUTSHELL! by Annabelle Guldner

material_play - IN A NUTSHELL...
Have a look at this cool alternative to rubber flooring! It's a poly-urethane but instead of rubber granulates this company uses organic byproducts like nutshells, stonefruit pits, or tree bark and creates unique and sustainable flooring solutions. Here are some of the examples for different look and certain textures. The application and seamless and exact producing beautiful vast areas of unique and special flooring appearances.

The company is Uniquefloor and the product is called Giomoflex Natura.

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https://uniquefloor.ch/gummigranulat-system/giomoflexnaturo

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.


AT_play - LUXURY COLORADO LIVING by Annabelle Guldner

AT_play - A UNIQUE COLORADO HOME

We are almost ready for construction documents on this upscale Colorado home we are working on. With curved walls and arched roof shapes this house extends the living spaces seamlessly to the exterior offering multiple outdoor living and dining areas for any time of the year. The sweeping views of the entire mountain range through the expansive floor to ceiling windows are the main feature of this home. A view from every major area and an all open concept for the entertainment and cooking areas make will you feel like you are out in the open.

Excited for this to get started!


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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.



dwell_well - STORAGE INNOVATIONS by Annabelle Guldner

dwell_well - KITCHEN INNOVATIONS

Spice storage is the number 1 issue for clients when it comes to kitchen designs. And there is not a good way to store them yet. We have come up with some concepts for convenient placement, access and sizing. The problem is they take up valuable storage space in drawers and wall cabinets when in fact where we need them is somewhere else entirely. Check out hidden storage concept that offers great ease of access, sufficient space, and endless possibilities when it comes to aesthetics (in this case a blackboard). The solution is a underused and overlooked potential space available in any kitchen; the idea are niches with shelves that sit recessed in the stud cavity of the backsplash (like a medicine cabinet). A sliding panel slides effortlessly in front of the nook without taking any counter space or diminishing any functions. These nooks can be located anywhere in the backsplash depeneding on the clients preference and most efficient location. In this example the spices are in the perfect spot next to the stove and won't collect dust and grease sitting in the open. We love this idea and the resulting design

#architecture #interiordesign  #creativeprocess #architecturaldesign#homedesign #livewell #home#livingconcept #kitchendesign #cabinetry#customhome #customhomedesign#designprocess #design#homeiswheretheheartis #creativity#custom #renovation #kitchendesign#functionality #userfriendliness#intuitivedesign #simplicity #efficiency#efficientdesign #spaceplanning#customkitchen #designbuild

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.

material_play - A GREAT IDEA FOR THE CIGARETTE BUTT PROBLEM by Annabelle Guldner

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material_play - A GREAT IDEA FOR CIGARETTE BUTTS
What a cool way to counter waste and turn it into something useful! In this case cigarette butts are integrated into clay bricks, reducing the energy it takes to make them! At the same time the acoustic qualities are improved and they are lighter in weight than ordinary bricks! This technique will help to reduce pollution and improve the overall litter problem. How awesome is that?! Source:

https://inhabitat.com/recycled-cigarette-butt-bricks-slash-energy-consumption-by-58/

https://www.archdaily.com/789249/rmit-researchers-develop-a-lighter-better-brick-made-with-cigarette-butts?ad_medium=gallery

#materiality #interiordesign #design #serenity #homedesign #naturalmaterials #nature#indoorairquality #sustainable #natural #ecofriendly #wellbeing #designwell #material #moss#recycle #brick #acoustics #innovative #modern #fresh #atmosphere #sustainability#sustainableliving #architecture

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.