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Columns Can Be An Opportunity To Create Seating And A Space For Plants

March 24, 2021 Erin 0

Architecture firm mecanismo has completed the Akelarre Boutique Hotel and Spa in Donosti, Spain, and included in the design of the spa, are planters that incorporate structural columns. The columns have been wrapped in wood slats, softening the look of them, and helping them become a part of the overall planter design. The planters, which […]

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Gabions Hide The Plain Concrete Columns In This Office

June 8, 2020 Erin 0

Columns, whether they’re in the workplace or at home, are often left as raw concrete or simply painted, but in this office interior in Brazil, architect Bibiana Menegaz decided to transform them into gabions. By installing a black metal cage lined with a smaller metal mesh around the columns, the designers were able to fill […]

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Design Idea – Wrap Interior Columns With Vertical Wood Slats

March 28, 2019 Erin 0

Photography by Andrés Otero   When architect Flaviano Capriotti was designing the renovation of the historic Faloria Mountain Spa Resort in Cortina, Italy, he decided to make the columns in the restaurant a design accent. Instead of leaving the columns as they were, he wrapped them in wood slats. The vertical lines contribute to the […]