Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Modern Interior

Today's interior design more than ever, uses elements from different cultures and eras. Mixing leads to a blurring of boundaries between traditional styles. Even more difficult is to separate them from modern style and to determine its most characteristic features. This is what we will discuss in this article. Feature of modern style are clean lines and smooth, reflective surfaces without complicated details. This does not mean that the atmosphere in the home must be stiff and cold. Many fresh items and interesting design gives comfort and vitality of the interior. If you want your home to be decorated in contemporary style, you should pay attention to several key elements:

  • Colors - Modern design is dominated by neutral colors. The walls are preferred in earth-pastel hues and pure white. One or two accents in the room, however, must be alive and in vibrant colors. This may be decorative objects, sofa in the grass-green or even one wall of the room painted in a bold color line. The emphasis, however, must be measured, because the basic idea of contemporary style to create a feeling of simplicity.
  • Metal elements - Pure shine of the metal replaces the traditional decorative elements in modern decor. Most modern furniture metal parts are made of steel, nickel or chrome. Inox full reign in the kitchen and replaced all previously used materials and colors.
  • Fabrics - Silk and tulle are combined in perfect harmony with the smooth lines of metallic elements. Linen and wool are also preferred because of the natural atmosphere they create. Interesting accent in interior are wallpapers from textiles that add depth and texture to the room.
  • Wood  - The most characteristic for tree in contemporary design is its extreme colors, too bright or too dark shades. Combine bravely wooden objects and furniture in different styles, but try to be supported in a single color. This will create a stylish atmosphere of home.
  • Lightening  - Lighting is an important element of modern design because it highlights certain accents in the room. Instead of the traditional shade are preferred lights embedded in walls, floors and cabinets. They are usually made of metal elements and complement the shine of other flat surfaces in the interior.

London 2012 Basketball Arena

This is the Basketball Arena build in London for 2012 Olympic Games. The building is massive and in the same time with remarkable design that will be remembered. This building will probably become one of the landmarks of London. One genus idea of the designers and construction companies is that the whole building is movable and portable.  It will be dismantled after the games are finished and would be build elsewhere where it is needed. This is the largest portable venue for any game ever builds. The basketball arena has 12000 seats. Near the Arena there will be BMX arena and Velodrome. With this designers tried to use with maximum efficient the available space.

 The construction begins in 2009 and was finished in June 2011. The steel frame of the building is more than 1000 tones.  The arena will host grouping matches (men’s and women’s) and woman’s quarter-finals also. There will be hosted also and Handball, Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Rugby matches. The London Basketball Arena is located in the north of the Olympics Park.

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