Architecture

KidSpace Stuff blog posts about architecture that inspires us, buildings that have special meaning, or buildings we just love!

Jan 272014
 
Book Lovers Unique "Library" Staircases

I love a beautiful staircase. Jaw-dropping staircases that gracefully wind out of sight stop me in my tracks. I have to examine and admire before ascending then do so with a big smile on my face. But these three staircases? With my love of books, I would be stopping every step to check out the […]

Apr 022013
 
Kids' Bedrooms: Modernizing Old Rooms

Carved wooden balustrades, embossed metal window latches, odd shaped windows, and interior brick walls…..just a few distinctive examples of craftsmanship found in old buildings. That’s the fun part of old homes. The not so fun part is lack of modern conveniences—closets, HVAC, and finished walls—we take for granted. So, if you have an older home, […]

Dec 102012
 
Amazing Gingerbread House Architectural Creation {Falling Water}

Holidays have a way of combining wonderful treats with amazing design. I came across an amazing gingerbread house creation (too good to eat but delicious looking for sugar addicts) that replicates an architectural wonder…..Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous classic, Falling Water. Having attempted one or two gingerbread houses, I was so over the top impressed with […]

Nov 152012
 
And the Toy Hall of Fame Inductees Are......

If you haven’t had a chance to see who won here’s the 2012 Toy Hall of Fame inductees are…… Dominoes…..and   Star Wars Action Figures!   Yippee!! Who doesn’t love a good game of dominoes and anything Star Wars?! Two of our family’s fav’s (and I think both are still in the crates of toys […]

Jan 202012
 
Totally Amazing Paper Architecture

Sometimes reading through the blogs I subscribe to, I come across something that blows my mind. Today was one of those times. Just found a post on Freshome about this totally amazing paper architecture art and just had to share it. All I can say is WOW! Take a look and see what I mean. […]

Nov 182011
 
Model Home Tour: Teen Beach Theme Bedroom

A beach theme is a versatile design, delightful for any age boy or girl. This model home bedroom would be a perfect guest room at grandma’s house. Touches of architectural detail and a bold accent wall create a dramatic focal point. Color scheme carried through into the adjoining bathroom and den. I added a few […]

Nov 172011
 
Model Home Tour: Sports Theme Bedroom

Another model home tour room to show you. This sports themed boy’s bedroom leans heavier toward baseball (my favorite) but also includes a few other sports accessories. Any young athlete would fit right in to this bedroom, enjoying all sports, while deciding which one he likes best. This boy’s room is in the same model […]

Nov 162011
 
Model Home Tour: Girl's Beach Theme Bedroom

Twice a year, I take a break from my daily routine to see builder’s models….Parade of Homes (city wide) in the spring and Tour of Homes (local) in the fall, with 41 models on this tour. Seeing what other designers have created and checking out new furniture, fabrics, and finishes is great fun, especially seeing […]

Oct 212011
 
Even Barbie Likes Classic Furniture

The “Dream Home” of Barbie’s early days was made of cardboard. It was pretty modern in 1962. She has come a long way in the last 50 years. Freshome posted this a few days ago. Take a look at the modern, eco-friendly Barbie home, complete with Panton Chair (1967) and Arc Floor Lamp (both modern […]

Aug 292011
 
There was Cork and Hardwood Underneath

While in college, I lived in an old house that had been subdivided into six apartments. Cornerstone on the house read “Est. 1893” so I knew it was old. For a design student, the house was an historical treasure with beautiful hardwood floors, leaded stained glass windows, and carved wood fireplace mantels. One day while […]