Architecture

Simbio Kitchen & Bar in Bucharest Emerges In Charming Old Building

Simbio Kitchen & Bar in Bucharest Emerges In Charming Old Building

Rehabilitating one of Bucharest’s charmingly old buildings is no picnic at the park. Reviving what was once a stunning architectural masterpiece and modernizing it to fit a modern kitchen and bar was brilliantly executed by Romanian studio S.. Read More →

Angular Roof Design Shaping a Stylish Family Home

Angular Roof Design Shaping a Stylish Family Home

A beautiful family home with angular roof design rises in Australia’s Canberra hills. With “different activities within the house uniquely expressed on the exterior“, the angular roof home known as the Narrabundah House conveys t.. Read More →

Finnish Lakehouse Keeps Things Simple

Finnish Lakehouse Keeps Things Simple

MNy Arkitekter built House Åkerudden by a lake in the rural community of Tenala.  The result emphasizes “authenticity, simplicity, locality and sustainability,” which dezeen magazine quotes the firm listing as its goals. At a distance, the h.. Read More →

Japanese Dwelling is Part Home, Part Art Gallery

Japanese Dwelling is Part Home, Part Art Gallery

Tokyo-based firm APOLLO Architects completed the design for a mixed-use living and art gallery building in Obu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Named Gaze, the 893-square-foot project consists of three stacked floors. The first floor is created with r.. Read More →

17th-Century Parisian Stables Transformed into Small Studio

17th-Century Parisian Stables Transformed into Small Studio

Local design studio Anne Rolland Architecte took on the ambitious task of converting a 17th-century horse stable into a small studio apartment in Paris, France. The former stables were associated with a townhouse in Paris dating back to the 160.. Read More →

Visual Tricks Enhancing Original Yogurt Bar Design in Israel

Visual Tricks Enhancing Original Yogurt Bar Design in Israel

In a dark small space in Ashdod, Israel (previously an AC store with plaster niches), Keren Rozner in collaboration with Dana Shaked have designed a white magical yogurt bar. The first step in the conversion process was to remove all niches and wa.. Read More →

Sustainable L-Shaped Retreat in The Netherlands: The Dockboot Holiday Home

Sustainable L-Shaped Retreat in The Netherlands: The Dockboot Holiday Home

De Zwarte Hond completed Dockboot Holiday Home, a surprisingly spacious residence located on the island of Schiermonnikoog in The Netherlands. Larch wood in various sizes was employed for the facade, resulting in a dwelling that integrates well wit.. Read More →

Transparent Residence Beautifully Surrounded by Gardens: Woollahra House in Sydney

Transparent Residence Beautifully Surrounded by Gardens: Woollahra House in Sydney

The Woollahra House by Tzannes Associates is located in a compact urban site in Sydney, Australia. Surrounded by gardens on all sides, the residence is a creative merger of open and enclosed spaces, always in close connection to the landscape: R.. Read More →

Modern Fusion of Lighting Design and Architecture: Villa Noord-Brabant

Modern Fusion of Lighting Design and Architecture: Villa Noord-Brabant

DPL Europe sent us photos and information regarding Villa Noord-Brabant, a modern residential project representing the ultimate fusion of lighting design and architecture, two disciplines which when in perfect harmony, complement and strengthen eac.. Read More →

The G12 House Brings Modern Architecture to Idyllic Überlingen

The G12 House Brings Modern Architecture to Idyllic Überlingen

Nestled in the hilly shores of Lake Constance, Überlingen Germany is a booming tourist destination. The city’s villages are filled with medieval structures and still hold market days that harken of times past. It’s the perfect spot for visitor.. Read More →

A Stunning Skylight in Minimalist Canadian Remodel

A Stunning Skylight in Minimalist Canadian Remodel

EM Architecture recently completed the renovation and design of Maison Mentana. The building was constructed in the 1900’s as a four-plex, then later converted into a duplex before becoming a single-family home last year. The extent of the r.. Read More →

Modern Japanese Hut Seamlessly Blends With Nature

Modern Japanese Hut Seamlessly Blends With Nature

Tokyo-based Naoi Architecture & Design Office created the Hut in Tsujido to seamlessly integrate this family residence with its natural surroundings. “The clients hoped to incorporate the feel of nature in their daily lives, whethe.. 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 →

Mar de Luz Modern Mansion in Peru Showcasing Luxurious Transparency

Mar de Luz Modern Mansion in Peru Showcasing Luxurious Transparency

Not even strong winds can withstand the power of good architecture and this is proven by the contemporary Mar de Luz Mansion rising near the National Park of Paracas in Peru. Designed by architectural studio Oscar Gonzalez Moix, this home provi.. Read More →

Contemporary Home Within a Natural Reserve in Chile

Contemporary Home Within a Natural Reserve in Chile

Casa El Maqui is a vacation home designed by GITC Architecture in Quebrada el Maqui, Valparaíso, Chile. The 2,723-square-foot contemporary home is integrated within a protected natural reserve. The client wanted a seasonal house with a gard.. Read More →

Style and Functionality Shape Cross Stitch Wood Extension Inspired by an Inheritance 

Style and Functionality Shape Cross Stitch Wood Extension Inspired by an Inheritance 

Adding a wood extension to your crowded existing home might turn it into something out of a dream. Imagine your dream home – I bet you saw its front facade with your mind’s eye. But did you ever think that your home’s backside com.. Read More →

Modern Canadian Residence Infusing its Neighborhood with Elegance 

Modern Canadian Residence Infusing its Neighborhood with Elegance 

Alterations and additions can bring new life to many old buildings and upgrade the neighborhood’s appeal at the same time. Having won a 2014 design excellence award from the Ontario Association of Architects, this three-storey high modern h.. Read More →

High-End Soho Residence Flaunting Pristine Open Spaces

High-End Soho Residence Flaunting Pristine Open Spaces

Spacious and boasting a neutral color palette that oozes simplicity and elegance, this memorable Soho residence was designed by Bulson Management and architect David Hotson. A pure white sofa thrones in the double-height living space that visual.. Read More →

Creative Wood Platform Inspires Childish Exploration in Massachusetts

Creative Wood Platform Inspires Childish Exploration in Massachusetts

Five Fields Play Structure is a landscape architecture project in Lexington, Massachusetts, that aims to bring the community together through play. Developed by Matter Design in collaboration with FR|SCH, the wooden structure is said to challeng.. Read More →

Hideaway in Costa Rica with Unbelievable Views

Hideaway in Costa Rica with Unbelievable Views

Casa Magayon by SARCO Architects is a luxury hideaway perched on an isolated hillside in the jungles of Costa Rica overlooking Papagayo Bay.  Every aspect of the design blends indoor and outdoor spaces to make the most of this incredible location... Read More →

Lisbon Restaurant Features Eclectic Cuisine, Design

Lisbon Restaurant Features Eclectic Cuisine, Design

Coffee Grill is a restaurant in Lisbon, Portugal. Envisioned by Yaroslav Galant, the new project combines vibrant design with eclectic haute cuisine and a lively ambiance. The restaurant, in a historic building in the city center, encompasses two.. Read More →

Old Workers Cottage in Australia Transformed Into Modern Family Home

Old Workers Cottage in Australia Transformed Into Modern Family Home

Hamersley Road Residence is the result of converting an early 1900?s Australian workers cottage into a contemporary and practical family home. Despite being untouched for over 90 years, the existing building was rescued and rejuvenated by the creat.. Read More →

Contemporary Forest Retreat Faces Both Sunrise and Sunset

Contemporary Forest Retreat Faces Both Sunrise and Sunset

The Lantern Ridge House sits atop a small wooded hill in Kerhonkson, New York. From its hilltop seat, it’s windowed walls face both sunrise and sunset. The creative team at Studio MM was challenged to design a contemporary forest retreat.. Read More →

Garden House in Mexico Welcomes Nature and Contemplation

Garden House in Mexico Welcomes Nature and Contemplation

ASP Arquitectura completed a spectacular rehabilitation of an apartment on the lower level of a building in Mexico City. The design aimed to create a seamless connection with the surrounding landscape. According to the architects, three indoor-out.. Read More →

Modern Cottage Rising on Old Heirloom Cottage Grounds

Modern Cottage Rising on Old Heirloom Cottage Grounds

A family timber-frame cottage absorbs modern design and building techniques to become a fascinating dark retreat. Dressed in cross-laminated black spruce boards, this new construction was imagined as having the exact size of the former forest cott.. Read More →

Original Modern Personality Displayed by Casa ST56 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Original Modern Personality Displayed by Casa ST56 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Located in a neighborhood in the South Zone, a province in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Casa ST56 by Epstein Arquitectos is the embodiment of its owners’ contemporary living dream. Two visually distinct volumes are merged into one, creating an ex.. Read More →

Steeply Arched Copper-Clad Chapel Design in Finland

Steeply Arched Copper-Clad Chapel Design in Finland

Under an arched framework, this astonishing chapel design in Finland finds new ways of expressing old, powerful feelings like faith. Designed by Helsinki-based Sanaksenaho Architects, the steeply arching chapel design surprises with a curious .. Read More →

Writers Theater Creates a Modern Cultural Hub Outside Chicago

Writers Theater Creates a Modern Cultural Hub Outside Chicago

The Writers Theater in Glencoe, Illinois—completed by Studio Gang—offers its community a modern cultural hub with innovative performance spaces.  The space features two venues, a main stage and a black box theater.  Within each, the design st.. Read More →

7 Reasons Why You Need to Enter to Win the HGTV Smart Home 2018

7 Reasons Why You Need to Enter to Win the HGTV Smart Home 2018

The latest HGTV Smart Home 2018 giveaway is here! This two-story, Southern-style home is located in a private resort community called Palmetto Bluff in the coastal low country of South Carolina. The home is 2,850 square feet, with three bedrooms and .. Read More →

Modern Extension Reshaping a Confusing Home Layout in Winchester, UK

Modern Extension Reshaping a Confusing Home Layout in Winchester, UK

Located in the outskirts of Winchester, United Kingdom, Kilham House was once a common looking building with a confusing layout. AR Design Studio came up with the idea for a modern extension that gives the crib (now entitled “The Runners Hou.. Read More →

What Classifies A House Style: What Makes A Bungalow Home?

What Classifies A House Style: What Makes A Bungalow Home?

If you’ve been paying attention to architectural trends lately, you know that bungalows are back in a big way. With that in mind, we thought it was the perfect addition to our What Classifies A House Style series. Keep reading to learn what mak.. Read More →

Family Retreat in California Shaping a Relaxed Lifestyle

Family Retreat in California Shaping a Relaxed Lifestyle

When you already have a dream home, the life you imagined living is within your grasp. Imagine extending that feeling even more by building a modern family retreat including a new guest house, pool, and shade structure on the same property where t.. Read More →

Mountain Modern Architecture: 7 Ways to Define the Trend

Mountain Modern Architecture: 7 Ways to Define the Trend

Once upon a time, building a home in the mountains meant something along the lines of bear rugs and deer heads. Sure, it was fine for a weekend getaway, but rustic homes didn’t always feel livable. The knickknacks and kitschy design can easily .. Read More →

Renovation Revitalizes a Historic Landmark in Maine

Renovation Revitalizes a Historic Landmark in Maine

This 130-year old local landmark in Portland, Maine’s historic district was in extremely poor condition when Present Architecture began their renovation.  To preserve the history of 660 Congress Street, the architecture firm endeavored to resto.. Read More →

Two Stacked Perpendicular Volumes Defining Modern LK House in Austria

Two Stacked Perpendicular Volumes Defining Modern LK House in Austria

A play of two volumes stacked one on top of the other was the design proposal forwarded by Dietrich Untertrifaller Architects for LK House in the town of Hard, Austria. The “boxes” are partially wrapped in concrete, a rough material con.. Read More →

Take a Tour of the Season 3 Queer Eye Loft and Shop the Look

Take a Tour of the Season 3 Queer Eye Loft and Shop the Look

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  Season 3 of Queer Eye is out now and we’re taking you on a tour of the Fab Five’s fabulous Kansas Ci.. Read More →

Two-Bedroom Residence Showcasing an Asymmetrical Geometry: East Van House

Two-Bedroom Residence Showcasing an Asymmetrical Geometry: East Van House

East Van House is a contemporary home envisioned by Splyce Design and located in Vancouver, Canada. The two-bedroom residence displays “a dominant asymmetrical geometry to comply with the prescriptive zoning requirements for the area, while a.. Read More →

Refined, Functional and Open Family Home Design Nestled Between Trees

Refined, Functional and Open Family Home Design Nestled Between Trees

After moving around for work, living in eight houses over the past ten years, a family with two small children finally decided to settle down. Choosing Mandeville Canyon, a small community in Los Angeles’ Brentwood neighborhood, the family.. Read More →

Modern Ranch in California Promotes Sustainable Farming

Modern Ranch in California Promotes Sustainable Farming

Hupomone Ranch is an original homestead located in the Chileno Valley, just three miles west of downtown Petaluma in California, USA. The ranch had been empty for over 30 years and the owners, a young family with three children, wanted to build a.. Read More →

Timeless Villas on Spain’s Costa Blanca Absorbing Unrestrained Panoramas

Timeless Villas on Spain’s Costa Blanca Absorbing Unrestrained Panoramas

Born out of the collaboration between Altea Hills Estate Company, architectural offices Carlos Gilardi, Pepe Cabrera and design studio Erik Kuster, these stunning villas boasting panoramic views over the Mediterranean Sea make you wish you were t.. Read More →

Contemporary Ranch Style Residence Inspiring a State of Well-Being

Contemporary Ranch Style Residence Inspiring a State of Well-Being

There are quite a few design tricks out there that can transform a house into a home. This ranch style residence by Stephen Moser Architect achieves the ultimate goal with elegance. Believe it or not, this Mamaroneck dwelling on the western edge of.. Read More →

Sleek Glass and Wood House Extension With Matching Swimming Pool

Sleek Glass and Wood House Extension With Matching Swimming Pool

This modern glass and wood house extension in Salzburg, Austria, was intended to increase the square footage of a single family house and bring natural light inside. An old house in Salzburg became the perfect playing ground for a game of light a.. Read More →

Striking Clifton 2A Residence in Cape Town Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

Striking Clifton 2A Residence in Cape Town Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

Clifton 2A Residence is an impressive contemporary project recently completed by studio SAOTA in Clifton, an affluent suburb of Cape Town in South Africa. Built on a spectacular, yet challenging site, the massive home comes with 270° views of.. Read More →

Colorful Home in Australia is Part Modern, Part Rustic

Colorful Home in Australia is Part Modern, Part Rustic

Part modern, part rustic, this colorful home in Melbourne, Australia is our dose of inspiration for the day. Envisioned by Austin Maynard Architects, Alfred House is an addition and reconfiguration of an existing two-story building, with two bed.. Read More →

Shabby Hunting Cabin Turned Into Impressive L-Shaped Contemporary Residence

Shabby Hunting Cabin Turned Into Impressive L-Shaped Contemporary Residence

Shands Studio Architects converted a shabby hunting cabin and summer guest house in San Anselmo, CA, USA into an impressive contemporary residence. The main purpose of the planning stage was to connect the project to its rich landscape. In the buil.. Read More →

Cozy Summer House Merges Scandinavian and Belarusian Design

Cozy Summer House Merges Scandinavian and Belarusian Design

Minsk-based Zrobym Architects completed the design of a summer house in the village of Raubichi, Belarus. The 731 square-foot wooden cabin was envisioned as a cozy retreat for the client’s mother. “Trying to execute all the wishes of .. Read More →

Sustainable Clover Villa in India Set Within a Golf Field

Sustainable Clover Villa in India Set Within a Golf Field

Designed by Mistry Architects, Clover Villa is contemporary home set within a golf course development on the outskirts of Bangalore, India. The aim of the architects was to maximize views to the vast surrounding greenery and provide a comfortable l.. Read More →

Exemplary H-Shaped Contemporary Family Home in Canada

Exemplary H-Shaped Contemporary Family Home in Canada

Architect Randy Bens imagined a home comprising natural elements that make it not only visually appealing, but also cozy and seamlessly connected to the outdoors. Located in West Vancouver, Canada, this modern family house was designed to display .. Read More →

5 Modern Ways to Use Wood Paneling

5 Modern Ways to Use Wood Paneling

Wood paneling was all the rage in the mid-20th century, before falling out of favor for decades. If you wanted an updated home, the first thing to go was the wood paneling on the walls. Bright, sleek colors were used to replace what was seen as date.. Read More →

Surprising Modern Deronda Residence Located Just Below the Hollywood Sign

Surprising Modern Deronda Residence Located Just Below the Hollywood Sign

Deronda Residence is an imposing family home located near the apex of Beachwood Canyon, in the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, California. According to the architects at Space International, the project is originally composed of two main volumes, .. Read More →

What’s the Lifetime Earning Potential of Architecture Graduates? [Infographic]

What’s the Lifetime Earning Potential of Architecture Graduates? [Infographic]

We stumbled across an interesting and highly practical set of infographics developed by the Hamilton Project at The Brookings Institution. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the project allows users to get preciou.. Read More →

This Teenager’s Room is the Stuff of Celebrity Homes

This Teenager’s Room is the Stuff of Celebrity Homes

The teenager that lives in this South African home has an entertainment room that would make Tony Hawk proud.  Inhouse Brand Architects outfitted the space with a concrete skate bowl, inspired by a skate park in London, according to Visi Magazine... Read More →

Mirroring Brownstones: A Contemporary Reinterpretation in South London Neighborhood

Mirroring Brownstones: A Contemporary Reinterpretation in South London Neighborhood

Knox Bhavan Architects designed London Brownstones, a project conceived from a pair of sandstone residences to reflect the early 20th-century houses lining this south London neighborhood. The pair of homes mirror each other to tie the project toge.. Read More →

Old Farmstead in the UK Becomes Sustainable Family Home

Old Farmstead in the UK Becomes Sustainable Family Home

Van Ellen + Sheryn Architects transformed and extended an 18th century farmstead in Dartmoor National Park, UK, into a sustainable family home, well-adapted to the surrounding wooded landscape. A series of incoherent 1950s extensions were demolis.. Read More →

Sensational Gunning Point Villa With Triple-Height Glazed Living Room

Sensational Gunning Point Villa With Triple-Height Glazed Living Room

This contemporary home in Falmouth, MA, United States takes full advantage of its privileged coastline location. The sensational Gunning Point villa with extensive glazing accommodates three bedrooms and is currently listed for sale at $3,475,000. .. Read More →

Historic Spanish Bar’s Return to Former Glory

Historic Spanish Bar’s Return to Former Glory

The Bar Virgen Del Carmen in Santa Pola, Spain, dates all the way back to 1860. What started as a repair to the filtration system quickly turned into a full building rehabilitation by Estudio Arn Arquitectos. When work began it was discovered that.. Read More →

Cozy Modern Villa near Stockholm Gathering Lake Views

Cozy Modern Villa near Stockholm Gathering Lake Views

Located in Saltsjö-Boo, just 10 km away from downtown Stockholm in Sweden, this modern villa seen on Skeppsholmen seems to have been designed for a family who loves to be comfortable and in close connection to the outdoors. Form meets function in .. Read More →

Helical Staircase Makes an Eccentric Centerpiece in this LA Family Home

Helical Staircase Makes an Eccentric Centerpiece in this LA Family Home

Belzberg Architects organized Tree Top Residence around a stunning helical staircase.  The design is not just a simple helix, however.  The architect explains that its eccentric design “goes from skinny to fat, narrow to wide” in Interior Des.. Read More →

No Logs Wasted in This Sustainable Renovation of a 1970s California Log Home

No Logs Wasted in This Sustainable Renovation of a 1970s California Log Home

Located on a steep site in Cloverdale, California, this vineyard residence by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects replaces a 1970s kit log home on the site. The client’s brief requested a sustainable house with minimal impact on the surrou.. Read More →

Inciting Symmetry: Weekend House Comprising Box-Shaped Volumes

Inciting Symmetry: Weekend House Comprising Box-Shaped Volumes

Tsai Residence is a peculiar weekend house designed by HHF Architects in collaboration with Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei, in Ancram, New York. Home of two art collectors, the venue reflects their taste for simple abstractionism. House is defined by fo.. Read More →

Outstanding Texas Home Merging Visual Warmth with Psychical Comfort

Outstanding Texas Home Merging Visual Warmth with Psychical Comfort

Walton Architecture has an impressive portfolio consisting of mesmerizing chalet-like dwellings located within rich natural landscapes. Today we would like to present Austin Cabin, a project situated in the Martis Camp development in California, U.. Read More →

 Asymmetric House in Canada Flaunts Surprising Design Solutions for Modern Living

 Asymmetric House in Canada Flaunts Surprising Design Solutions for Modern Living

Beautifully integrated into the neighborhood while still managing to turn heads, this contemporary asymmetric house seems guarded by two trees at the entrance. Cladded in cedar, the home showcasing a sloped roof shelters the daily live of a single.. Read More →

Small Weekend Retreat in New York State Mirroring the Berkshire Hills

Small Weekend Retreat in New York State Mirroring the Berkshire Hills

The owner of this small weekend retreat overlooking the Berkshire Hills in Rensselaer County, New York wanted a holiday house for relaxation. In master-minding the project, architect David Jay Weiner was inspired by a cultural symbol: “In the.. Read More →

Perforated House Adapting Its Modern Look to Art Nouveau Design Features

Perforated House Adapting Its Modern Look to Art Nouveau Design Features

Result of a fruitful collaboration between Piotr Kluj and Pawe? Litwinowicz , the original looking Perforated House draws much attention upon itself in the city of Poznan, Poland. A contemporary approach led to a completely simplified shape, as th.. Read More →

Small Cedar Home Reigns Over Farm-Field Landscape

Small Cedar Home Reigns Over Farm-Field Landscape

Salmela Architect recently completed the design of a charming contemporary home located in Door County, Wisconsin. The 1,093 square-foot crib reigns over a farm-field landscape and takes in the peacefulness of the surroundings. The small cedar h.. Read More →

Loft Conversion in Amsterdam Groups Small Houses Inside a House

Loft Conversion in Amsterdam Groups Small Houses Inside a House

Located in an old harbor canteen on Amsterdam’s artificial island KNSM, this interesting House Like Village is a loft conversion designed by Marc Koehler Architects. It is an exemplary home for those who love re-imagined spaces. An eye-catc.. Read More →

Warren Cottage Renovation Offers Victorian Revival

Warren Cottage Renovation Offers Victorian Revival

This restoration by McGarry-Moon Architects revives a century and a half old Victorian home into an inspiring contemporary residence. The renovation of this hung tiles cottage included an extension, transforming the gatehouse into new living quart.. Read More →

Optimum Flow of Spaces Exhibited by Mid-Century Modern Home in California

Optimum Flow of Spaces Exhibited by Mid-Century Modern Home in California

Klopf Architecture, Outer Space Landscape Architects, and Flegels Construction updated a classical 1950s original mid-century modern home designed by the late Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice Ellis Jacobs. Klopf Architecture pushed the original desig.. Read More →

Inspiring River-View Home as Prelude to a Happy Family Life

Inspiring River-View Home as Prelude to a Happy Family Life

Imagine raising a family in a home like this River House – a place where family and friends get together to enjoy amazing water views from the open space living area on the first floor. Designed by Gerald Smith, this single family residence.. Read More →

Bookshelves Throughout Define the Fascinating Library House in Portland

Bookshelves Throughout Define the Fascinating Library House in Portland

Jessica Helgerson completed the development of the Library House, an inspirational private refuge in Oregon, USA. This project was a complete remodel plus an addition to a small structure which was originally the public library in the Sellwood neig.. Read More →

Encapsulating Luxury and Functionality: Contemporary House Sar in Johannesburg

Encapsulating Luxury and Functionality: Contemporary House Sar in Johannesburg

Located within the leafy suburb of Athol, Johannesburg, the latest contemporary residence from Nico van der Meulen Architects was built to impress. House Sar is said to encapsulate “luxury, comfort and functionality in a minimalist architectu.. Read More →

Stylish Georgian House in London Faces Fresh Makeover

Stylish Georgian House in London Faces Fresh Makeover

Architects from Cullinan Studio re-designed a House in Hampstead, London, that opens towards the patio via floor-to-ceiling windows. Working with a poorly planned Grade II listed Georgian house, the creative studio had to find a contemporary way.. Read More →

Aluminum Louvers Add Light, Style to Toronto Home

Aluminum Louvers Add Light, Style to Toronto Home

Paul Raff Studio designed this 4,349-square-foot home for a family of four in Toronto, Ontario, who recently immigrated from Europe. Built on a narrow lot in a residential neighborhood, the home’s unique facade is made up of flamed basalt and l.. Read More →

Hillside Home Remodel Overlooking the Ocean in Lima, Peru

Hillside Home Remodel Overlooking the Ocean in Lima, Peru

With a privileged location overlooking the ocean and bay of Ancón, a district north of Lima, Peru, this Hillside Home by Architect Adriá Noboa offers unique living perks. The aim of the owners was to rebuild their grandparents’ house (initi.. Read More →

Balancing Comfort and Formality: Modern Matatena Offices in Mexico

Balancing Comfort and Formality: Modern Matatena Offices in Mexico

When developing the design plans for Matatena Headquarters (a creative drawing association based in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico), Desnivel Architects aimed at creating an environment that was not office-like, yet not too formal either. In order to exte.. 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 →

Bright, Creekside Home in Maryland Built for Its Views

Bright, Creekside Home in Maryland Built for Its Views

Situated on the edge of Solitude Creek, in St. Michaels, Maryland, this modern residence by architect Robert M. Gurney makes the most of its privileged location. The project replaces an existing Dutch Colonial Style house, built in 1989, that .. Read More →

Floating Island in Belgium Drives People to the Waterside

Floating Island in Belgium Drives People to the Waterside

OBBA Architects collaborated with Studio DERTIEN 12 for the design of The Floating Island, an urban installation in the charming town of Bruges, Belgium. By building a twisting pavilion on one of the city canals, the architects tried to blur the li.. Read More →

Tribute to Style and Environmental Responsibility: Vina’s Tiny House in California

Tribute to Style and Environmental Responsibility: Vina’s Tiny House in California

With a desire to live lightly and simply, Vina Lustado set out to design and build a tiny house for herself. Vina completed a 140 square foot off-the-grid house that has set a standard for style and environmental responsibility. By enlisting local.. Read More →

‘Charlie’s Angels’ Actress Lucy Liu Is Selling Her Los Angeles Zen Craftsman House

‘Charlie’s Angels’ Actress Lucy Liu Is Selling Her Los Angeles Zen Craftsman House

You know her from the “Charlie’s Angels” movies and the TV show “Elementary.” Actress Lucy Liu has listed her Craftsman home in Fryman Canyon, Studio City, California. She’s owned it for 16 years: a lifetime in L.. Read More →

Green Residence in Singapore Grows Grass on Every Level

Green Residence in Singapore Grows Grass on Every Level

Located in a lushly planted residential area of Singapore and surrounded by mature trees, this green modern residence aims to capture the spirit of its surroundings. The House at Trevose Place was completed by A D Lab. “This ambition to e.. Read More →

Exquisite South Carolina House Evoking A Traditional Coastal Style

Exquisite South Carolina House Evoking A Traditional Coastal Style

The architects behind the Southern Living Idea House at Palmetto Bluff drew their inspiration for the home’s design from Palmetto Bluff’s low country surroundings. The home, designed by Pursley Dixon Architects as a haven for guests to enterta.. Read More →

Minimalist Home in Japan Blurs Interior, Exterior

Minimalist Home in Japan Blurs Interior, Exterior

Utsunomiya House in Tochigi, Japan, was envisioned by Suppose Design Office. When planning the house, the architects played with the concept of a gabled roof that separates the interior and outdoor spaces. However, there is a catch: An ambiguous .. Read More →

Contemporary Hillside Sardinera House Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in Spain

Contemporary Hillside Sardinera House Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in Spain

Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, between El Portixol and Cala Blanca, the Sardinera House by Ramon Esteve Estudio lays on the top of a hillside, flanked by a headland entering the sea on a bay of turquoise waters. A set of concrete walls were em.. Read More →

Split-Level Hong Kong House Centered Around a Red Ferrari

Split-Level Hong Kong House Centered Around a Red Ferrari

Fact: most Ferrari owners are crazy about their vehicle, but few dare to place it on display inside their home. When the owner of this residence in Sai Kung, Hong Kong, came up with the idea to transform his car into a precious indoor decorating el.. Read More →

Snow Country Retreat Overlooking Whistler Valley in Canada: Hadaway House

Snow Country Retreat Overlooking Whistler Valley in Canada: Hadaway House

Patkau Architects completed the development of Hadaway House, a charming snow country house overlooking Whistler valley in southwest British Columbia, Canada. The project developers explain how the unconventional shape of the retreat derives from t.. Read More →

Unique UK University Drawing Studio Celebrates Light

Unique UK University Drawing Studio Celebrates Light

The new drawing studio at Arts University Bournemouth in Dorset, United Kingdom comes with a futuristic silhouette. Designed by renowned architect Sir Peter Cook and his office CRAB, the building celebrates “the fundamental nature of drawing.. Read More →

Visually Appealing Lake Shore Weekend Home Engaging Breezy Surroundings

Visually Appealing Lake Shore Weekend Home Engaging Breezy Surroundings

A lake shore weekend home provides a powerful dose of “spectacular” and since we need that once in a while, we yearn weekend retreats where everything is naturally dynamic. Finding new ways to express love for the future while maint.. Read More →

Living Luxury at the “Resort in House”

Living Luxury at the “Resort in House”

Designed by ALPES Green Design & Build and built in 2016, this state of the art luxury townhouse is like having your very own resort at home. Located in Đà Nẵng, Vietnam, a city with a sunny and hot climate, preserving energy and cool a.. Read More →

Surprisingly Narrow Home Provoking Creative Solutions

Surprisingly Narrow Home Provoking Creative Solutions

This narrow home in Edmonton, Canada, measures only 17 feet wide from one side to the other of its eye-catching facade. Making the best of the compact 25? x 140’ infill lot, the studio who imagined the inspiring modern home – Thirdston.. Read More →

4 Chic Ways to Use Rustic Brickwork

4 Chic Ways to Use Rustic Brickwork

Brickwork is a common texture that’s used in a variety of trends. It’s useful for imparting a classic or bucolic vibe into a space. As a result, you most typically see it in rustic or country styles. But rustic brickwork has become a larger p.. Read More →

Old Laundry Room Ingeniously Converted Into Small Home by Azevedo Design

Old Laundry Room Ingeniously Converted Into Small Home by Azevedo Design

Designer Christi Azevedo of Azevedo Design converted an old laundry boiler room in California, USA into a charming guest apartment. The project was achieved by adding height to the original brick volume, which makes the exterior appearance stand ou.. Read More →

Elegant Villa Tastefully Integrating a Fusion of Styles: “Modern Palace” in Warsaw

Elegant Villa Tastefully Integrating a Fusion of Styles: “Modern Palace” in Warsaw

Located in the vibrant capital of Warsaw, this contemporary home entitled “Modern Palace” by Mood Works inspires elegance throughout. According to the designers, the idea was to integrate traditional furniture within a modern setting, t.. Read More →

Cantilevered “Treehouse Residence” Neighbored by Orchards and Vineyards

Cantilevered “Treehouse Residence” Neighbored by Orchards and Vineyards

Neighbored by fruit orchards and vineyards, The Treehouse Residence by Forestgreen Creations is a modern home in Pelham, Ontario, Canada. Raw concrete, steel and stucco are the materials employed for visually defining the exterior design. The canti.. Read More →

International Center’s Design Infuses Utility with Symbolism

International Center’s Design Infuses Utility with Symbolism

  Dakar’s International Conference Center, designed by Turkish architectural group Tabanlioglu Architects, is a beautiful homage to the country’s culture and landscape. Located in Senegal’s capitol city, the utility of this .. Read More →

Unconventional Artist’s Studio in Vietnam Allows Nature Inside

Unconventional Artist’s Studio in Vietnam Allows Nature Inside

The Terra Cotta Studio, located next to Thu Bon river in Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam, has a particular architectural structure. Noted for being the working space of renowned artist Le Duc Ha (who creates beautiful sculptures and pottery), .. Read More →

Simple Geometric House with Two Profiles: House T in Salzburg, Austria

Simple Geometric House with Two Profiles: House T in Salzburg, Austria

Nested on a triangular site, House T is a modern home with two different profiles, fully designed and developed by Haro Architects near Salzburg, Austria. The residence, presented as a simple rectangular-shaped construction, with only one terrace.. Read More →

Anchored in a Harsh Terrain in the Rocky Mountains: The River House

Anchored in a Harsh Terrain in the Rocky Mountains: The River House

Located above a meandering river and surrounded by an overall scenic landscape, the River House by Suyama Peterson Deguchi was envisioned as a serene getaway embracing natural elements: “When approached from the street, the house is very unde.. Read More →

Steel Facade Gives Way to Glass in Modern Toronto Home

Steel Facade Gives Way to Glass in Modern Toronto Home

TACT Architecture and Design shared photos and information about Heathdale Residence, a 3,200-square-foot family home in Toronto, Ontario. Located on the edge of Cedarvale Park, the house displays very different facades front and back. The pro.. Read More →

Spacious Home in Peru Inducing Gratitude and Admiration

Spacious Home in Peru Inducing Gratitude and Admiration

Occupying a fabulous 7500 square meter lot just 46 kilometers from Lima, Peru, this property rests at the edge of an Eucalyptus forest, with desert mountains and a vision as background. Architect Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos designed a home that act.. Read More →

Catalyst For a Rejuvenating Escape: Headland Villa 2 in Koh Samui, Thailand

Catalyst For a Rejuvenating Escape: Headland Villa 2 in Koh Samui, Thailand

Located in Koh Samui, Thailand, The Headland Villa 2 spans across two levels, overlooking the Five Islands and Ang Thong National Marine Park. Tropical plants surround this luxurious retreat, with a poolside’s banyan tree reigning over the lo.. Read More →

Modern Ibiza Home Mixes Contemporary, Organic

Modern Ibiza Home Mixes Contemporary, Organic

A recent collaboration between architecture firm SAOTA and interior design firm ARRCC resulted in Roca Llisa Residence, a modern project in Ibiza, Spain. According to the architects, the three-level house sits on hilly terrain with views of th.. Read More →

Transitional Home Showcases Innovative Materials, Methods

Transitional Home Showcases Innovative Materials, Methods

This contemporary residence in Kansas City, Mo., was built by Hufft Projects to showcase the studio’s work and test prototypes. Covering 3,000 square feet, the Showhouse features an array of innovative materials and finishes inside and .. Read More →

Contemporary House in El Salvador Sets the Bar High

Contemporary House in El Salvador Sets the Bar High

A sloping lot is often a challenge, but sometimes a path to inspiring solutions. Adapted to the sloping terrain underneath, the home known as the Mi3 House was designed by Cincopatasalgato for a young family in El Salvador. The contemporary ho.. Read More →

6 Ideas for Creating a Contemporary Landscape

6 Ideas for Creating a Contemporary Landscape

If you ever want to confuse yourself, take a look at all of the varying definitions of what constitutes contemporary design. Interior Designer Leah Rourke at relish interiors gives one of the best definitions: “Contemporary design refers to what is.. Read More →

Asymmetrical Pitched Roof Defining Minimalist Family Home near Munich

Asymmetrical Pitched Roof Defining Minimalist Family Home near Munich

Displaying a minimalist design character, this family home on the outskirts of Munich, Germany is a contemporary approach to the dwellings one can find in the neighborhood: ” The building follows line of the houses in the street and thus cont.. Read More →

Add This Austrian Vineyard to Your List of Dream Homes

Add This Austrian Vineyard to Your List of Dream Homes

House T is nestled in the rolling hills of southern Austria, overlooking a beautiful vineyard.  Although architect Ulrike Tinnacher built a new structure, the design kept the beautiful, vaulted wine cellar of the old vintner’s house that stood o.. Read More →

20 of the Coolest Outdoor Fireplaces

20 of the Coolest Outdoor Fireplaces

A fireplace usually conjures up images of sitting on the hearth indoors, sipping a warm drink. However, thanks to modern ingenuity, outdoor fireplaces are just as popular as their indoor counterparts. Now on those cooler nights, you don’t have .. Read More →

White Volumes and Water Features Defining The River House Near Oxford, England

White Volumes and Water Features Defining The River House Near Oxford, England

Faced with a long thin plot which adjoins the River Thames at its far end, the architects at Selencky Parsons created a contemporary residence with plenty of water features. The River House showcases a simple geometry, a modern silhouette easily.. Read More →

Contemporary Urban Refuge: the Skygarden House in Toronto

Contemporary Urban Refuge: the Skygarden House in Toronto

Image courtesy of Dubbeldam Architecture + Design. Dubbeldam Architecture + Design completed the development of the Skygarden House, a contemporary residence located in midtown Toronto, Canada. The three-level home hides between the trees on the si.. Read More →

Lovely Roof Garden Adorns Contemporary Home in Vietnam

Lovely Roof Garden Adorns Contemporary Home in Vietnam

The collaboration between  Vo Trong Nghia Architects & ICADA led to the design of “House in Nha Trang“, which displays a striking green roof. The project in Vietnam’s Khanh Hoa Province is surrounded by a rich natural land.. Read More →

Holiday Inspiring Palm-Tree Hideout in Vietnam: Oceanique Villas

Holiday Inspiring Palm-Tree Hideout in Vietnam: Oceanique Villas

Located in Mui Ne, a seaside holiday destination in Vietnam’s south east coast, Oceanique Villas by MM++ Architects is a daring residential project. According to the developers, the construction is composed of three units, two three-bedrooms vill.. 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 →

Small Japanese Home Exhibiting an Intriguing Wooden Facade: Checkered House

Small Japanese Home Exhibiting an Intriguing Wooden Facade: Checkered House

Checkered House by Takeshi Shikauchi Architect Office is an urban residence made almost entirely out of wood, a material less and less used for building houses in Japan; “I thought about designing a wooden house in the city considering disast.. Read More →

Compact Leisure Home Pays Tribute to Brazilian Modernist Architecture

Compact Leisure Home Pays Tribute to Brazilian Modernist Architecture

This stunning leisure home has an unusual story. It was built as a second home for a couple who lives in an apartment in São Paulo, but did not want to spend hours on end in the car to get away from the bustling city during weekends. With a small.. Read More →

Wood and Glass Boxes Define Contemporary Retreat in Norway

Wood and Glass Boxes Define Contemporary Retreat in Norway

Architecture Studio Snorre Stinessen completed the design of Malangen Retreat, a cluster of accommodation units located in Tromsø, Norway. The cabins are located on a ridge rising from the fjord below and neighbor a lush forest. The clients wan.. Read More →

Unique Home Parading an Inverted Floor Plan for Informal Socialization

Unique Home Parading an Inverted Floor Plan for Informal Socialization

Hiding its modernity in plain sight, this exquisite residence in Singapore unveils a spacious, minimalist and inviting interior design. Imagined by ONG and ONG design studio, the home at 31 Blair Road Residence was designed in such  a way that .. Read More →

Modern Getaway in Peru Made for Entertaining

Modern Getaway in Peru Made for Entertaining

Inspired by Maison Dom-ino, an open floor plan design by famed architect Le Corbusier, Jorge Marsino Prado envisioned Asia House, a modern getaway with a twist. The 3,260-square-foot home is located in the Asia District south of Lima, Peru. &#.. Read More →

Tax Agency in Stockholm Converted into Elegant Restaurant by Richard Lindvall

Tax Agency in Stockholm Converted into Elegant Restaurant by Richard Lindvall

A former tax agency in Stockholm, Sweden was recently converted by Richard Lindvall into an impressive venue that accommodates conference zones, a cafe, a bistro and more. The architects entirely re-purposed the building, transforming it from a maz.. Read More →

Harmonious Blend of Traditional and Modern Design: Kent Rd House in Australia

Harmonious Blend of Traditional and Modern Design: Kent Rd House in Australia

Kent Rd House by architect Terry McQuillan of bureau^proberts is an intriguing renovation of a  60’s traditional cottage in Brisbane, Australia.: “Originally constructed in 1906 and extended in the 1960’s, the renovation included re-clad.. Read More →

Modern Home Design in Chicago Showcasing Elegance and Warmth

Modern Home Design in Chicago Showcasing Elegance and Warmth

When Homepolish Designer Gabriel Fontes de Faria moved into this new construction townhouse in the city of Chicago, he had a blank canvas to create the perfect space for himself and his husband. Modernism was something Gabriel was taught to love fr.. Read More →

Modern Tigertail Residence Parading a Spectacular Diagonal Cantilevered Roof

Modern Tigertail Residence Parading a Spectacular Diagonal Cantilevered Roof

Literally stepping out-of-the-box, Patrick Tighe Architecture completed the design of Tigertail Residence, a modern private home in Brentwood, California, USA. The unconventional shape of the project is both a creative twist and a result of co.. Read More →

Wood and Glass Home in Australia Displays ‘Coastal Modernity’

Wood and Glass Home in Australia Displays ‘Coastal Modernity’

This modern wood and glass home, designed by InForm, is located on the Mornington Peninsula near Melbourne, Australia. Dubbed Blairgowrie 2, the house has four bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen, a lounge, dining space and a two-car garage. The des.. Read More →

Peerless Family Beach House Adapted to Australian Weather

Peerless Family Beach House Adapted to Australian Weather

The proud owners of this family beach house in Melbourne, Australia, can indulge in relaxation and socialization in their beautiful modern home that seems to be sliding down a slope. When you come home from work, you want to enter a place of rel.. Read More →

Creative Design Solutions Implemented in Modern House on a Slope

Creative Design Solutions Implemented in Modern House on a Slope

Seen by its designers – Ellivo Architects – as “an exploration of flexibility, space, and materials“, this private Australian home provides a deep feeling of intimacy. Built in Paddington, Australia, the minimalist house .. Read More →

Holiday Home with Stunning Lake View in Chile

Holiday Home with Stunning Lake View in Chile

The architect Cristian Hrdalo completed the renovation of this countryside holiday home in 2008. The clients had a large family, with 8 children and 12 grandchildren, and wished to renovate the central lodge, Maiten. Smaller cabins surround the l.. Read More →

Surprising Bridge House in Thailand Accommodating a Two-Generation Family

Surprising Bridge House in Thailand Accommodating a Two-Generation Family

Junsekino Architect And Design completed the development of Bridge House, a contemporary family home in Bangkok, Thailand. This unconventional residence was the perfect solution for a two-generation family to live collectively, but still enjoy thei.. Read More →

This 10-Foot-Wide New Orleans Concept Home Aims to Fix Gentrification

This 10-Foot-Wide New Orleans Concept Home Aims to Fix Gentrification

Like many rapidly gentrifying urban areas, New Orleans is facing a crisis: In a city where lots of people want to live, where do you find space for single-family starter homes? Fortunately, with crisis comes opportunity. Hundreds of unclaimed and.. Read More →

Nautical Theme Originally Displayed by Waterfront House in Singapore

Nautical Theme Originally Displayed by Waterfront House in Singapore

Have a look at this waterfront house designed by Greg Shand Architects in Singapore! With a sinuous wave envelope and wide overhangs, Nautical Lines Residence stands out against a backdrop of modern residential units. While one side of the hous.. Read More →

Fresh Scandinavian Attic Apartment With Two Sunny Terraces

Fresh Scandinavian Attic Apartment With Two Sunny Terraces

Comprising three bedrooms and two lovely sunny terraces, this modern attic apartment offers exceptional views of Stockholm and memorable sunsets. The 188 square-meter home-discovered by Freshome on Skeppsholmen– is characterized by abundant n.. Read More →

High Tech Meets High Style in This Unique Home in Germany

High Tech Meets High Style in This Unique Home in Germany

“Life in a high-tech format” was the concept behind this unique home in Germany, built by an engineer in the fields where he once played as a child. Convinced by architect Harald Eppler of Eppler + Bühler, the owner opted for a tim.. Read More →

Wrecked Building In Thailand Converted into Surprising Family Home[Before and After Photos]

Wrecked Building In Thailand Converted into Surprising Family Home[Before and After Photos]

This surprising building transformation in Bangkok, Thailand comes from IDIN Architects, who managed to re-purpose an old, wrecked commercial building. The project was carried out for a large family of four brothers and sisters, keeping in mind th.. Read More →

Modern Salt and Pepper House in D.C. Sprinkled with Color

Modern Salt and Pepper House in D.C. Sprinkled with Color

KUBE Architecture recently completed the design of Salt and Pepper House, a lively family residence in Washington, D.C.. In the planning stage, the architects stumbled across some interesting details, which led to the original development of their.. Read More →

Studio Apartments Terraced on the Madeira Island Coast

Studio Apartments Terraced on the Madeira Island Coast

Mayer and Selders created two conjoined studio apartments in rural Jardim do Mar, on the southwest Madeira Island coast.  This gorgeous island in the Atlantic is part of Portugal. The architects made the most of this idyllic location with large wi.. Read More →

Amber Gardens Luxury Green Homes Reveal Bioclimatic Design

Amber Gardens Luxury Green Homes Reveal Bioclimatic Design

What is the first thing you feel when entering a luxury green home? When it comes to merging function, versatility, aesthetics and acoustics, a luxury green home has the upper hand over traditional residential buildings. “True luxury is gre.. Read More →

Contemporary “P House” in South Korea Embedded in a Seductively Landscaped Site

Contemporary “P House” in South Korea Embedded in a Seductively Landscaped Site

The P House by EAST4 Architecture is constructed within a tenth of a large site, while the remaining areas are fully landscaped. South Korea’s distinct four seasons can be experienced by the various plant species placed within the landscape t.. Read More →

Interactive Exterior Slats Transform a Slovenian Kindergarten Classroom

Interactive Exterior Slats Transform a Slovenian Kindergarten Classroom

In 2010, Jure Kotnik Architecture modified a 1980s kindergarten classroom in Ljublijana, Slovenia to add a colorful and interactive facade. The project transformed three of the exterior walls of the building with brightly painted wood slats (all.. Read More →

Greek Island House Frames Beautiful Sea Views

Greek Island House Frames Beautiful Sea Views

Located between the olive groves on the Greek island of Kos, the Notre Ntam’ Home by Z-Level seeks to create a connection with the local surroundings. Its design is said to be inspired not by the traditional residential architecture on Lesvos, .. Read More →

The Essence of Modern Living above LA: Luxury Mansion in Hollywood

The Essence of Modern Living above LA: Luxury Mansion in Hollywood

Overlooking unique panoramas from its blessed and carefully chosen location on a picturesque hillside in Hollywood, California, this luxurious mansion is a one-of-a-kind modern home. Bearing the name of the street it rises on, the Oriole Way lux.. Read More →