Archive for March, 2009

Colour

29Mar09

Modern architecture is known for clean lines and white boxes. However, west coast design of the 40’s and 50’s added colour to the mix to make the expanses of glass and steel to feel softer. A recently completed restoration project in Elbow Park took its cue from that era and let the cabinetry come alive […]


Making changes to the way a home flows and works can make a big difference.  Often adding square footage doesn’t necessarily make for better living situations.  These photos show how a house was reworked with in the framework to take advantage of existing attributes.


Plywood

17Mar09

Baltic birch plywood is a versatile material. The Eames’s used it to re shape the furniture industry. Rectangle used it to build a powder room sink (with a healthy dose of epoxy)


Library

16Mar09

Even though it is possible to download an electronic version of the latest best seller, there is still romance in owning a hardcover.  


Slush

12Mar09

When the snow starts to melt a place for messy shoes is a must. A little fore thought provided the clever opening in the hardwood to keep this mat in its place.


Granite

10Mar09

There is a lot of choice for kitchen work surfaces these days.  Granite is not a new product, but with expanded choices in stone and CNC technology this natural product could be a relevant option for your progressive home.


Coffee Table

07Mar09

At the recent Calgary Home Show this solid Walnut/Red Oak coffee table was a big hit. rectangle’s furniture studio has been producing custom pieces for years and will now build a small run of this popular little table. Get in touch if you would like one, they are selling for $800. 18”W 36”L 16”H


Subterranean

04Mar09

We are working on a rather progressive bungalow in Altador that will see us moving all the sleeping quarters into the lower level. This will allow for the entire main floor to be dedicated to living space.  For years it’s been the trend to develop the less desirable basement into “family rooms”, but rarely does […]


Working with the Nixon family, a rendering was generated to show the potential of their home. Within a few months their project was underway and taking shape.  Spring cannot get here soon enough.


Home Show

01Mar09

We want to thank every one that came by to say Hello at the home show this weekend! Now it’s time to get back to work.