Architecture

When Strict Regulations Are a Blessing in Disguise: Komai Residence

When Strict Regulations Are a Blessing in Disguise: Komai Residence

Before this spectacularly triangular home rose on a corner property in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, USA, the cramped lot offered dog owners a place to walk their pets. Robert M. Gurney Architect was asked to imagine a fabulous .. Read More →

Elegant Home In Upscale Denver Area Encouraging Leisure

Elegant Home In Upscale Denver Area Encouraging Leisure

Showcasing an elegant home design, this impressive 5 bedroom and 5 bathroom home in Denver, Colorado, presents a version of reality we are mostly unaware of. The stylish home design seen present throughout the mansion’s 4,215 square feet u.. Read More →

Nature Playing a Key Role in Design: Casa Veintiuno in Mexico

Nature Playing a Key Role in Design: Casa Veintiuno in Mexico

Guadalajara-based studio, Hernandez Silva Architects designed Casa Veintiuno, a 531 sq. meters residence, within the metropolitan area of the city. The venue feels open and transparent, with a large void at the centre to remind of an old Spanish-li.. Read More →

Aging Gracefully: Timeless Design for a Classic Home

Aging Gracefully: Timeless Design for a Classic Home

Trends may come and go, but taste is forever. When designing your own home, it’s tempting to take an “everything but the kitchen sink” attitude. There are so many exciting features and fun trends to inspire your build! But before ge.. Read More →

Gleaming Bookshelf House in Paris Stores Creativity

Gleaming Bookshelf House in Paris Stores Creativity

This three-level home located in Paris, France, was recently renovated by Andrea Mosca Creative Studio. Named “Bookshelf House“, the project is defined by extensive woodwork. The inhabitants can interact with a variety of shelving unit.. Read More →

This Covered Porch is Perfect for Enjoying Sunny Days

This Covered Porch is Perfect for Enjoying Sunny Days

At the back of House at Lake Biel by Markus Schietsch Architekten, a covered porch provides the perfect place for enjoying sunny days.  The large space “wraps like the deck of a ship in the sea of grasses.”  It opens up to a beautiful.. Read More →

Tucked Away from Wind and Waves in Nova Scotia

Tucked Away from Wind and Waves in Nova Scotia

Nova Tayona Architects completed Lockeport Beach House on a site along Nova Scotia’s South Shore that features one kilometer of forested sandbar with tamarack and spruce trees covered in Old Man’s Beard lichen. This worked perfectly with their .. Read More →

Creative Housing Block in One of Amsterdam’s New Residential Neighborhoods

Creative Housing Block in One of Amsterdam’s New Residential Neighborhoods

Creative housing blocks sculpt Amsterdam’s modern residential face, sparking up new ideas of how homes look and feel like. An undulating roof shapes this creative housing block in Amsterdam’s inspiring Funenpark residential neighborhoo.. Read More →

Bold Intervention on a Provoking Steep Site: Waiatarua House in New Zealand

Bold Intervention on a Provoking Steep Site: Waiatarua House in New Zealand

Waiatarua House in Auckland, New Zealand was developed by Hamish Monk Architecture on a provoking steep site. One of the design challenges was to insert a bold intervention into a sensitive bush reserve whilst still maintaining a sense of modesty. .. Read More →

Enchanting Newly Built Edwardian-Style Home in California, USA [Video]

Enchanting Newly Built Edwardian-Style Home in California, USA [Video]

Lindsay Chambers commissioned Palo Alto based architect Andrew Young of Yound and Borlik Architects to design a turn of the 20th century Queen Anne Victorian.  She wanted the new residence to have a dialogue with the 1906 Edwardian Victorian situa.. Read More →

Victorian in Australia Seamlessly Transitions to Modern Extension

Victorian in Australia Seamlessly Transitions to Modern Extension

From the back of this house in suburban Melbourne, Australia, you’d never guess it was a Victorian. Robson Rak Architects upgraded the Malvern home and added a new living space off the courtyard. The clients requested that the new spa.. Read More →

Timeless Residence Inspired by Its Indigenous Surroundings: Sprecher Home by SAOTA

Timeless Residence Inspired by Its Indigenous Surroundings: Sprecher Home by SAOTA

SAOTA (Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects) recently unveiled information on Sprecher Home, a timeless residence located in Cape Town, South Africa. The owner’s brief was to design a house inspired by its indigenous surroundings, which is pa.. Read More →

Lively, Colorful Studios Celebrate Caribbean Paradise

Lively, Colorful Studios Celebrate Caribbean Paradise

Studio Architects completed the design of T House, a 2,820-square-foot home in Tulum, Mexico, composed of three separate studios. From an aerial view, the studios — named Earth, Wind and Fire — form the letter “T.” “The clie.. Read More →

Breathtaking Perspectives: 367 House Overlooking Cordoba, Argentina

Breathtaking Perspectives: 367 House Overlooking Cordoba, Argentina

Located in the city of Mendiolaza and overlooking Cordoba in Argentina, 367 House by architect Mateo Ponce de León offers breathtaking perspectives. The L-shaped residence (photographed by Gonzalo Viramonte) is composed of two juxtaposed prisms: &.. Read More →

Sawmill House in Australia Incorporates 270 Reclaimed Concrete Blocks

Sawmill House in Australia Incorporates 270 Reclaimed Concrete Blocks

Designed and developed by Melbourne-based company ARCHIER, The Sawmill House is anchored in its landscape through the use of 270 1-ton reclaimed concrete volumes. “The use of the reclaimed concrete blocks is an experiment in harnessing the th.. Read More →

Family Estate in California Pushing Privacy to Its Limits

Family Estate in California Pushing Privacy to Its Limits

Nestled between oak trees, pine, cedar, birch and walnut trees, on a flag lot in Atherton, California, this contemporary residence offers privacy and an aesthetically pleasing environment for family life. The new family estate is protected by 20.. Read More →

Simple Geometry Unveiling Spectacular Interiors: Limantos Residence in São Paulo

Simple Geometry Unveiling Spectacular Interiors: Limantos Residence in São Paulo

Limantos Residence by Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados is located on a very steep plot within a rich natural landscape in São Paulo, Brazil. Its simple building geometry evokes the rationalist architecture of Mies van der Rohe. Openness is o.. Read More →

Noteworthy Panoramic Home Encouraging a Bachelor’s Interests

Noteworthy Panoramic Home Encouraging a Bachelor’s Interests

Owned by a father with grown children, the fascinatingly contemporary Chautauqua Residence was designed by Studio William Hefner. Collecting rare books is one of the owner’s biggest satisfactions, so the house was envisioned to shelter a hom.. Read More →

Light and Space Issues Solved with this Innovative Glass Atrium

Light and Space Issues Solved with this Innovative Glass Atrium

Steffen Welsch Architects took Parkville Connect House in Melbourne, Australia as an opportunity to think creatively about a common problem.  Their glass atrium offers a unique approach to bringing light and living space into older homes, which of.. Read More →

Small 1950’s Building Hiding a Jewel Conversion Within: Le 205 by Atelier Moderno

Small 1950’s Building Hiding a Jewel Conversion Within: Le 205 by Atelier Moderno

A designer, his two sons, and their tireless terrier Winston share a small 1950’s building that stands rather unnoticed among its neighbors in the Mile-Ex district in Montreal, Canada. The robust walls of this former workshop, however, hide a jew.. Read More →

Surprising Urban Garden Exhibited by Contemporary Home in Bratislava

Surprising Urban Garden Exhibited by Contemporary Home in Bratislava

 Šebo Lichy Architects completed the design and development of a challenging contemporary home located on a steep terrain in Bratislava, Slovakia. The project is situated in a dense neighborhood, offering extensive city views and a lovely green s.. Read More →

Updated Kitchen in New York Apartment Exhibits Sleek, Practical Design

Updated Kitchen in New York Apartment Exhibits Sleek, Practical Design

This updated kitchen is in a luxury building on Manhattan’s Upper East side, just steps from Central Park. Before its transformation, the apartment had a classic narrow galley kitchen; the cramped space was beige with dark stone counters a.. Read More →

Modular Room Extensions Elevate This Contemporary Cabin in Norway

Modular Room Extensions Elevate This Contemporary Cabin in Norway

Rever & Drage Architects completed the design of Cabin Straumsnes, a 1453-square-foot home located in Straumsnes, Tingvoll, Norway. The owners’ brief requested the conversion of a dilapidated 1950s building into a contemporary cabin .. Read More →

Coastal Cabin Under the Northern Lights

Coastal Cabin Under the Northern Lights

Located along the coast of Norway, Asante Architecture & Design created this custom home to blend into its surroundings. The client, a chef, wanted a home that could be completely at peace with the natural surroundings, while providing a retr.. Read More →

Sustainable Tiny Home Offers Big Style, Low Environmental Impact

Sustainable Tiny Home Offers Big Style, Low Environmental Impact

The terms “self-sufficiency” and “off the grid” usually call to mind concrete fallout shelters or underground bunkers, but the efficient interior of this tiny home would not be out of place in a New York penthouse or San Francisco studio. .. Read More →

Panoramic Dream Home in Lichtenstein Gathering Thrilling Views

Panoramic Dream Home in Lichtenstein Gathering Thrilling Views

The impressive Schaan Residence by k_m architektur sits on a sloping site overlooking the Rhine Valley in Central Europe’s microstate Lichtenstein. “Wohnhaus Schaan” stretches over the hilly landscape, gathering mountains and sk.. Read More →

Modern Luxury Farmhouse with Emphasis on Entertaining: House in Blair Atholl

Modern Luxury Farmhouse with Emphasis on Entertaining: House in Blair Atholl

House in Blair Atholl by Nico van der Meulen Architects is a luxury farmhouse located between Pretoria and Johannesburg, South Africa, in a secluded golf estate. Free from high boundary walls and electric fencing, the expansiveness of this double-s.. Read More →

Brick Termitary House Shaped by the Extreme Climate of Da Nang, Vietnam

Brick Termitary House Shaped by the Extreme Climate of Da Nang, Vietnam

Built in an extreme climate in Da Nang, Vietnam, the Termitary House by Tropical Space exhibits an intriguing architecture. Brick was used extensively in the overall design, inspired by the termites’ special ability to build their nests in this r.. Read More →

California Eichler House Remodel Features Wide-Open Spaces

California Eichler House Remodel Features Wide-Open Spaces

This remodel of a 1970s Joseph Eichler house in Palo Alto, Calif., completed by San Francisco-based Yamamar Design, displays a modern personality sprinkled with personal touches. “The project took focus as a result of the collaboration be.. Read More →

New Colossal Mixed-Use Performance Space in The Netherlands: Theatre Spijkenisse [Video]

New Colossal Mixed-Use Performance Space in The Netherlands: Theatre Spijkenisse [Video]

The close collaboration between UNStudio architects and Arup led to the development of the New Theatre Spijkenisse, a contemporary building design in Spijkenisse, The Netherlands. The mixed-use performance space is defined as “a remarkable bu.. Read More →

Textured Walls Complement Rustic Style in Italy

Textured Walls Complement Rustic Style in Italy

Carnet Casa’s rustic home design in Crema, Italy has elegant touches from floor to ceiling, including a series of beautifully textured walls with a nod to old world charm.  The rough walls in the living and kitchen spaces have the same warm, sli.. Read More →

Wood Tube Wraps the Living Room of This Family Home in California

Wood Tube Wraps the Living Room of This Family Home in California

Terry and Terry Architecture completed the Skyline House, a family home located on top of the Eastbay mountain range in California, USA. An impressive remodel of a former firestorm house, the project frames views of the city of Oakland and the.. Read More →

Eclectic Redesign Project Mixing Vintage and Modern Details in New Rochelle, New York

Eclectic Redesign Project Mixing Vintage and Modern Details in New Rochelle, New York

In a quaint colonial building on a wooded street in New Rochelle, New York, just an hour outside of NYC is the location of interior designer Danielle Colding’s new eclectic project. The client wanted the house completely redone to feature her ecl.. Read More →

Laid-Back Lisbon Apartment Opens Up to Let In Light

Laid-Back Lisbon Apartment Opens Up to Let In Light

Margarida Matias of Arkstudio completed the redesign of an apartment in Lisbon, Portugal. The updated home has a better layout and shows off a charming mix of rustic and contemporary details. “Many old houses in Lisbon have inside rooms .. Read More →

A Book Lover’s Dream Home in Madrid

A Book Lover’s Dream Home in Madrid

Studio Egue Y Seta transformed this 1950s dwelling in Madrid, Spain into a modern book lover’s dream. The residence consists of three rectangular-shaped floors topped by a gable roof and a small garden surrounds the entire house. Inside,.. Read More →

Modern House Spins and Tilts as Part of Performance Architecture Project

Modern House Spins and Tilts as Part of Performance Architecture Project

This unusual rotating house was designed and implemented by architect-artist duo Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley as part of a ‘performance architecture’ project. The residence was recently on display at the OMI International Arts Cente.. Read More →

Summer Dreaming: Tour Shakira’s Miami Beach Estate for Sale

Summer Dreaming: Tour Shakira’s Miami Beach Estate for Sale

Shakira, famous for her songs “Hips Don’t Lie” and “Chantaje,” is selling her six-bedroom Miami Beach home for $11.648 million. Touches of her Middle Eastern heritage, like a hookah lounge, add bohemian chic to the mini.. Read More →

New Multi-Family Home Repurposing Collective Family Experiences

New Multi-Family Home Repurposing Collective Family Experiences

Raising a family in a home for 25 years induces the feeling of belonging and a relaxed state of mind. That’s why it was hard for the owners of this new multi-family home to tear down their bungalow where years have been transposed into memor.. Read More →

Defining a House Style: What Is a Mediterranean Home?

Defining a House Style: What Is a Mediterranean Home?

If you’re a fan of luxurious living, there’s no better architectural style for you than Mediterranean. These homes remind viewers of seaside villas and time spent on vacation. That said, have you ever wondered what exactly it is that make.. Read More →

Small Bungalow Converted Into Contemporary Family Home in Perth, Australia

Small Bungalow Converted Into Contemporary Family Home in Perth, Australia

Waverley Street House by Klopper & Davis Architects is a striking architecture conversion from a small bungalow into a contemporary family home in Perth, Australia. According to the developers, the overall design takes advantage of the project&.. Read More →

Croatia’s Earthy, Modern Olive House

Croatia’s Earthy, Modern Olive House

Studio LOG-URBIS completed the design and development of the Olive House, an imposing modern construction located on Pag Island in Croatia. According to the architects, the concept of the project highlights “the features of the location, su.. Read More →

Dreamy Lakeside Modern Chalet in Quebec’s Forested Landscape 

Dreamy Lakeside Modern Chalet in Quebec’s Forested Landscape 

Can you imagine yourself living in a modern chalet in Quebec? If you answered yes, this exemplary modern cottage located near Lake Champlain, in Quebec, Canada. Placed just a few feet away from the American border at the height of the Phillipsbur.. Read More →

Contemporary Home Woven into Historic Architecture in Berlin

Contemporary Home Woven into Historic Architecture in Berlin

Asdfg Architekten’s Miller’s House project inlays a contemporary design within historic architecture in Berlin’s hip Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood.  The 170-year-old structure needed major updates.  The result, however, is a unique home firm.. Read More →

53 Ways to Storing Your Books with Racks

53 Ways to Storing Your Books with Racks

There are many wonderful tips for storing books. Floating bookshelves are a fantastic option in little spaces. It is possible to use a single shelf to showcase a little choice of books, or creatively arrange a number of shelves for extra storage. .. Read More →

Tudor-Style Home in Seattle Gets a Bold Modern Rear Facade

Tudor-Style Home in Seattle Gets a Bold Modern Rear Facade

This Tudor-style home in Seattle, Washington, USA initially built in the 1930s has been upgraded with a modern rear facade. The project team at Workshop AD explained: “Given the clients goals for cleanly detailed spaces oriented to the northe.. Read More →

Sophisticated Residence Design Blurring the Lines Between Indoor and Outdoor 

Sophisticated Residence Design Blurring the Lines Between Indoor and Outdoor 

Located on a North-South oriented corner site in Brighton, Australia, this sophisticated residence was imagined for a mid-size family looking for an urban dwelling to enjoy daily. Exuding a rich modern feel via a multitude of indoor and outdoor liv.. Read More →

Modern Home Designed with Outdoor Views in Mind

Modern Home Designed with Outdoor Views in Mind

Cymon Allfrey Architects completed the design and development of Mt. Pleasant Home, a modern home with extensive outdoor views in Christchurch, New Zealand. The 3,230 square-foot (300 square-meter) villa cascades down a hill allowing most interi.. Read More →

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