Minimalism is a key element in the design of this urban home where bright and bold colors seem almost non-existent. There is a monochromatic white backdrop and it feels like a beautiful empty canvas where life and the specific interest of the homeowner take center stage.
Book reading as a habit is dying down and with the whole e-reader and tablet revolution; many of us have not picked up an actual book in quite a while. Kansas City Public Library though seems to have come up with a unique way to draw in more readers.
California has been a leader in green energy usage across the US and the Santa Monica Civic Center Parking Garage is another of its clean energy innovations. This beautiful and colorful parking garage is one of the first on the planet to be LEED-certified.
Covering an entire city block and housing 791 cars the Car Park One is more like a park and less like a garage. A creative mesh that covers the building allows for plenty of natural air and ventilation while hiding the cars visually from the world outside.
But more often than not garages are not spaces shy of natural light and by replacing the old garage door with translucent glass panels or sliding glass doors you can improve ventilation further. Start small before you commit more extensively to transform the garage into a stylish home office.
The options are diverse and largely depend on your own home and its overall floor plan. Everything from a forgotten attic and basement to the corner in the bedroom can be turned into a smart workspace.