Incredible House designed using Shipping Containers.

Used to transport goods around the world shipping containers are often seen as ugly unwieldy metal boxes. However, London-based designer James Whitaker has quite a different view.

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Titled The Joshua Tree Residence, construction of the home is due to start next year in California on a large 90 acre plot.

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Made from joined shipping containers the 200 square metre house will include three en-suite bedrooms, kitchen and living room.

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Upon completion The Joshua Tree Residence will offer its occupants beautiful stunning views across the contrasting landscape, along with unique window placement allowing for star filled night time viewing.

The residence will be solar powered from panels located on the garage roof.

For further information and image credits visit: http://www.whitakerstudio.co.uk

 

Have you got a passion for design?  Would you like to study interior design, become part of an exciting industry, and learn how to channel your creativity, turning your ideas, and designs into form?  Whether you’d like to learn for fun, or are looking for a change of career, Rhodec International has online courses that will suit you. 

Please click here for further information about our Professional Interior Design Diploma Course.

Take a breather in the “Comfort Zone” Inspirations 2017 Maison & Objet Paris

How would you create physical calm in your home?  So that when you stepped into your space regardless of its size and structure, the constant demands and uncertainty of the world were washed away.

This inspired “Comfort Zone” from Maison & Objet  recently.

They suggest curves instead of straight lines, chairs made with tactile fluffy toys and tranquil colours to ease tension.

Do you think it’s possible to achieve a feeling of safety in a space using interior design and decoration?  If you think you are creative, have a passion for design and want to make a difference with a meaningful career, study our fully comprehensive Professional Interior Design Diploma Course and get the education you need to begin your career in interior design.

Rhodec International est. 1960, specialise in providing high quality, online interior design courses.

 

IDS Interior Design Show, Vancouver

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Set to run between September 28th until the 1st of October 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. Canada’s Interior Design show brings together the newest and most innovative of international and Canadian design.

 

IDS Vancouver is the Pacific platform for all things design. We are honoured to welcome individual designers, artists, makers and design-centric brands who have come together in Vancouver to showcase their current works, concepts and products. In addition to experiencing installations and features, there will also be opportunities to hear from some of the design world’s most notable and talented personalities and connect with a long list of world-class designers that either call Vancouver home, or call on Vancouver for inspiration.

The Pacific Northwest has experienced a major design boom that has been especially embraced in Vancouver, where the design community has become vast and mighty. Now in its thirteenth year, IDS Vancouver has had the utmost privilege of seeing it grow, supporting its members and championing it the world over. Please join us in September as we celebrate the creative and collaborative energy of the West Coast.

Images from IDS 2016

 

 

Image credits: http://vancouver.interiordesignshow.com/

 

Have you got a passion for design?  Would you like to study interior design, become part of an exciting industry, and learn how to channel your creativity, turning your ideas, and designs into form?  Whether you’d like to learn for fun, or are looking for a change of career, Rhodec International has online courses that will suit you. 

Now with the opportunity to study the CAD Training Online (CTO) 100% online certified course in Revit Architecture for Interior Designers as an option that you can study instead of, or as well as, our Drafting Unit, thus bypassing traditional Drafting.  Please click here for further information about our Professional Interior Design Diploma Course.

Spiraling Treetop Observation Tower

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Designed by the Danish architecture studio EFFEKT is the impressive observation tower rising well beyond the surrounding forest’s trees. Visitors are able to enjoy unprecedented views of Gisselfeld Klosters, a privately-owned preservation located about an hour south of Copenhagen.

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At an impressive height of 1,969 feet the walkway is accessible to everyone, there are no steps, just a gently sloping ramp. Visitors are able to enjoy the scenery from all levels.

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The architects explain the one of the major objectives themselves “how can we protect a preserved forest and make it accessible at the same time?” “The tower is set gently and respectfully in the forest, disturbing the existing surroundings as little as possible, while creating a new unique opportunity to take a walk above the tree tops and experience the stunning nature from a new perspective.”

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EFFEKT state, “A 600 meters long tree top walkway around the forest, will be connected to the tower as a continuous experience. Both tower and walkway function as a seamless continuous ramp that will make the forest accessible for all, despite physical condition.”

The Treetop Experience is just a concept for now, but it’s well on its way to becoming a physical structure. In January, EFFEKT revealed that they had been granted building permission and that they would release further details on the project as soon as they could.

Image credits: http://www.effekt.dk/work/#/camp

 

 

Have you got a passion for design?  Would you like to study interior design, become part of an exciting industry, and learn how to channel your creativity, turning your ideas, and designs into form?  Whether you’d like to learn for fun, or are looking for a change of career, Rhodec International has online courses that will suit you. 

Now with the opportunity to study the CAD Training Online (CTO) 100% online certified course in Revit Architecture for Interior Designers as an option that you can study instead of, or as well as, our Drafting Unit, thus bypassing traditional Drafting.  Please click here for further information about our Professional Interior Design Diploma Course.

 

Future Kitchen

The Kitchen is often the hub of a house, how much could its design change in the years to come?

Shown at the recent NY design Week event Caesarstone and Pratt Institute have teamed up to give us a look at the self-sustaining kitchen of the future

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The Future Kitchen challenges technology and nature to work in unison. The concept is an experiment by Industrial Design students to create a self-sustaining space that operates through aquaponics, hydroponics, 3D printing, water filtration, indoor farming, composting and food storage.

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Image credits: http://www.caesarstoneus.com and inhabitat.com

 

Have you got a passion for design?  Would you like to study interior design, become part of an exciting industry, and learn how to channel your creativity, turning your ideas, and designs into form?  Whether you’d like to learn for fun, or are looking for a change of career, Rhodec International has online courses that will suit you. 

Now with the opportunity to study the CAD Training Online (CTO) 100% online certified course in Revit Architecture for Interior Designers as an option that you can study instead of, or as well as, our Drafting Unit, thus bypassing traditional Drafting.  Please click here for further information about our Professional Interior Design Diploma Course.

Summer House

The summer holidays are almost here.  Are you jetting off to your summer house?

If not, we hope this will inspire you.  Villa Ypsilon, Finikounda Greece.

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Picture Credits to Dezeen and Lassa

Designed by the international architecture practice Lassa, the Ypsilon (or upsilon, used to refer to the Latin letter Y) shaped building appears to have seeped out of the ground with a green landscaped roof offering three distinct courtyards.  It is aligned to offer sea views toward Schitza, with further views to Sapienza, and the mountains to the east.  The structure nestles in the surrounding olive tree groves.

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Picture credits to Dezeen and Lassa

The 180 sq m interior was built-in seven months, using locally sourced concrete, terrazzo, and marble.

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Picture credits to Dezeen and Lassa

Lassa has two studios in Brussels and London.  Their Brussels studio allows them to test and pre-fabricate their ideas in real scale.  See their other project work here.

Have you got a passion for design?  Would you like to study interior design, become part of an exciting industry, and learn how to channel your creativity, turning your ideas, and designs into form?  Whether you’d like to learn for fun, or are looking for a change of career, Rhodec International has online courses that will suit you. 

Now with the opportunity to study the CAD Training Online (CTO) 100% online certified course in Revit Architecture for Interior Designers as an option that you can study instead of, or as well as, our Drafting Unit, thus bypassing traditional Drafting.  Please click here for further information about our Professional Interior Design Diploma Course.

 

Rhodec International now with Revit CAD

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Here at Rhodec International we are proud to announce a major change to our Professional Diploma Course. We have listened to your wishes and believe we now have the best options to suit everyone.

We now offer the opportunity to study a 100% online course in Revit Architecture for Interior Designers as an option that you can study instead of, or as well as, our Drafting Unit, thus bypassing traditional Drafting completely if you wish.

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Rhodec have partnered with renowned US-based online specialists CAD Training Online (CTO) for a number of years, and we continue to offer you the opportunity to study their tailored, tutor-led Revit Architecture for Interior Designers course entirely from your own computer, just as you are able to study our own 100% online courses – but now with this major new benefit.

CAD Training Online - Revit for Interior Designers - Residential 3.jpgWe’ve been able to secure an extremely advantageous price for our students: just US$995 against the usual price of US$1395. This represents nearly 30% off the full, stand-alone course price, and surely represents the best value anywhere in the world for such a course of study. You will receive all the necessary software, 32 hours of real-time tutor-led training via the web, and 15 detailed instructional videos.

For full information on the new CAD option please visit our newly updated page.

See what former Rhodec/CTO Revit graduate Shani Olexa thought of her CAD Training Online’s Revit Course.

 

 

Have you got a passion for design?  Would you love to learn all about interior design, and channel your creativity?   Whether you’d like to learn for fun, or are looking for a change of career, Rhodec International have online courses that would suit you.  From our Free “Sampler” Interior Decorator, and Interior Decorator courses, to our three year Professional Interior Design Diploma Course.  Visit us http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org.

San Francisco Design Week

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San Francisco Design Week returns to Pier 27 this year from the 14th-22nd June, celebrating its 10th anniversary with the theme, “Question Everything”.

This year, Design Week, produced by the American Institute of Graphic Arts/San Francisco (AIGA/SF), will again celebrate and promote San Francisco as America’s most influential design centre, creating a platform for inspirational design initiatives. Over 200 events across the San Francisco Bay Area will be offered from Silicon Valley to San Francisco, promoting ideas from more than 60 partners, representing the heart of San Francisco’s design community.

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Have you got a passion for design?  Would you love to learn all about interior design, and channel your creativity?   Whether you’d like to learn for fun, or are looking for a change of career, Rhodec International have online courses that would suit you.  From our Free “Sampler” Interior Decorator, and Interior Decorator courses, to our three year Professional Interior Design Diploma Course.  Visit us http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org.

Candlelight by LED?

Love the atmosphere created by a real flame indoors without the associated dangers?  Well take a look at Mori London’s pair of handmade glass lamps.

Created by Mori London designer and founder Moritz Waldemeyer, the two pieces are titled ‘Midnight Oil’ and ‘Eternal Flame’

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Made with a small matrix of low temperature LEDs, which have been programmed to flicker and dance like a real candle. The technology is relatively simple and has the wonderful effect of fooling the eye into believing there’s a real flame inside.

Video and Image credits: http://mori.london

Moritz Waldemeyer, has a history of experimenting with the concept of lighting through technology, at the Versace Fall 2017 runway show he used liquid ink displays whilst back in  2004 for Swarovski and Ron Arad he created the  interactive chandelier  at the Milan Design Week.

Have you got a passion for design?  Would you love to learn all about interior design, and channel your creativity?   Whether you’d like to learn for fun, or are looking for a change of career, Rhodec International have online courses that would suit you.  From our Free “Sampler” Interior Decorator, and Interior Decorator courses, to our three year Professional Interior Design Diploma Course.  Visit us http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org.