designed-for-life:

Ski Resort Apartment by h2o Architects 

The h2o Architects “impossible mission” was to enlarge the living area of this apartment in Menuires, France, without touching the structure.  The “out of the box” type of thinking helped them perceive the apartment differently than some would on a regular basis. Here is what they had to say about this subject: “To maximise the rather tight and constricted space, we chose to inverse the way of seeing it. Rather than trying to fit the furniture into the apartment, we decided to fit the apartment into the furniture!”  They tried to capture the coziness of the spot and create a unique homey atmosphere. And I think they have succeeded in doing so.

designed-for-life:

Ski Resort Apartment by h2o Architects

The h2o Architects “impossible mission” was to enlarge the living area of this apartment in Menuires, France, without touching the structure. The “out of the box” type of thinking helped them perceive the apartment differently than some would on a regular basis. Here is what they had to say about this subject: “To maximise the rather tight and constricted space, we chose to inverse the way of seeing it. Rather than trying to fit the furniture into the apartment, we decided to fit the apartment into the furniture!” They tried to capture the coziness of the spot and create a unique homey atmosphere. And I think they have succeeded in doing so.

odditiesoflife:

Devil’s Bridge

Kromlauer Park is a gothic style, 200-acre country park in the municipality of Kromlau in the Görlitz Gablenzgasse district in Germany. An incredible attraction of the park is the Rakotzbrücke, more popularly known as Devil’s Bridge.

The impressive arch bridge was built around 1860. During its construction, other peculiar rock formations were built on the lake and in the park. Devil’s Bridge is no longer open to the public to ensure its preservation. A unique feature of the bridge is that its reflection on the water’s surface creates a flawless circle, regardless of which side is being viewed.

odditiesoflife:

Ten of the Best Storybook Cottage Homes Around the World

These 10 fairy tale inspired cottages with their hand-made details call to mind the tales of the Brothers Grimm and other fantasy stories. All of these cottages are real-life homes from around the world. From stunning cottage houses to mystical stone dwellings, these 10 storybook cottage homes provide inspiration and inspire the imagination.

  1. Hobbit House - Rotorua, New Zealand
  2. Winckler Cottage - Vancouver Island, Canada
  3. Akebono kodomo-no-mori Park, Japan
  4. Wooden Cottage - Białka Tatrzańska, Tatra Mountains, Poland
  5. Blaise Hamlet - Bristol, England
  6. Willa Kominiarski Wierch - Zakopane, Poland
  7. Forest House - Efteling, The Netherlands
  8. Cottage in the Hamlet of Marie Antoinette - Versailles, France
  9. Cob House - Somerset, United Kingdom
  10. The Spadena House - Beverly Hills, California, United States