A built-in bench works well with a dining room that fits comfortably next to the stairs in a 1,700-square-foot Minnesota home.
Clean lines and natural wood details are abound in this dining room in a high-tech Toronto home surrounded by nature.
The dining room of this renovated London home opens up to the backyard. The area features a sliding, glazed curtain wall system framed in black aluminum, a timber framed seating nook, polished concrete flooring, and a custom dining table designed by McLauchlan.
20th-century designer Russell Wright designed his dining room and living area to open directly to an outdoor terrace as well. A massive tree trunk, seen center right, helps support the roof.
Layer by layer, a crumbling 18th-century flat in the middle of Barcelona finds new life at the hands of architect Benedetta Tagliabue. In the dining room, which opens to the backyard terrace, original tilework on the floors and walls complement decidedly modern counterparts—an original 1938 Butterfly chair by Antonio Bonet, Juan Kurchan, and Jorge Ferrari Hardoy, and a 1983 TMC floor lamp by Spanish designer Miguel Milá.
Taller Estilo Arquitectura designed a house around a 100-year-old tree by mixing indoor and outdoor spaces. Handcrafted green cement tile floors are used in the kitchen and in many of the living spaces in the home. The dining room enjoys practical proximity to the kitchen, and direct access to the outdoors. Unanimously, the team of architects’ favorite part of the home is “where the kitchen, dining room, and patio are all together—where the interior and exterior are in conjunction.” Reclaimed midcentury office chairs from IGSA and polished aluminum and glass walls complete the space.
Neighborliness can seem like a thing of the past in many suburbs today, a trend that architects Andrew Maynard and Mark Austin were hoping to counter when they approached the renovation and extension of a weatherboard home outside Melbourne for a couple and their twins. The dining room serves as the hub for all activity. Original Series 7 chairs by Arne Jacobsen complement a table Maynard designed and dubbed the “Zero Waste Table,” since it utilizes every inch of a large wood sheet. To the right, a sliding door opens to the garden.
An American architect in Paris experiments with Corbusian perceptions of interior and exterior space. Using new steel framing, a clear glass floor above a living-dining area was added to bring daylight to both levels and “to pull the view of the courtyard and the sky deeper into the apartment,” architect Michael Herrman said.
A San Francisco home in the Theatre Lofts building, built in 1926 as a movie palace, was given a sophisticated upgrade by LOCZIdesign. The dining room features vintage Eames shell chairs with new walnut legs, an Ovaata Dining Table by Element Living, and a Gala 7220 chandelier by Rich Brilliant Willing.
A midcentury home in Portland uses an assortment of dining chairs, including vintage iterations on the Eames shell chair by Charles and Ray Eames and Stokke's Tripp Trapp chair, are clustered around a table lit by a pendant lamp by Coco Flip Design Studio.