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New Zealand Holiday Retreat Exhibiting a Clear Geometry: The Rutherford House

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Challenged to develop a residence that would victoriously face the cold winters and hot summers in Taupo Tauranga, New Zealand, Dorrington Architects created the Rutherford House. The holiday refuge is made up of four visually distinct units: two black cedar-clad bedroom blocks, a concrete base and a white volume where the living area and kitchen are accommodated. Boasting […]

Sophisticated Corvi Concrete Wine Cooler to Store Your Favorite Vintage

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We presented a few wine storage cabinets on Freshome, but never an individual unit to store that prized bottle of vintage. The Corvi Concrete Wine Cooler from designer Fran Corvi of Argentina-based studio PPi3D comes with a sleek and highly original appearance. The project is entirely made of solid concrete, yet makes one think of precious jewelry: “Inspired […]

Refreshing Apartment Design Overlooking Sarah Roosevelt Park in New York, USA

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Buro Koray Duman Architects completed the renovation of a 750 square foot apartment with a bold and sculptural character, The architects converted the initial three-bedroom dark space  from the 1980 into a one-bedroom home with plenty of light and a flexible layout. Located on the corner of the 5th floor of a tenement building overlooking Sarah Roosevelt […]

Massive Staircase Design Incorporating a Floor-to-Ceiling Bookcase

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Staircase specialists Bisca were approached by a client who was renovating a rambling stone-built farmhouse deep in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Northern England. Integral to this conversion was the replacement of the staircase and the opening up of the ground floor. This area originally featured a timber structure that sat awkwardly in its […]

Wood and Metal Home Skin Embracing Cozy Family Nest  

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Presenting a challenging modern shape inspired by traditional architecture in the area, this modern wood and metal home in North Oakland, California, serves both as a cozy family nest and inspiration for the surrounding neighborhood. By reinterpreting the traditional pitched roof and hung windows, architects of Baran Studio embedded the contemporary structure in the neighborhood aesthetics. […]

3D Printed Bulb Shades Depicting Upside-Down Skyscrapers: The Stalaclights Collection

Do you guys remember our post on FLAMMABLE, the iconic wax skyscraper sculptures by artist Jing Jing Naihan Li? The Stalaclights collection by designer David Graas, also depicts skyscrapers, but the concept behind the project is a bit different. The 3D printed buildings in the photo gallery below are attached to a LED lighting bulb and seem to develop from it: […]

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 artists and craftsmen, Vina’s Tiny House embraces the community spirit in Ojai, California. Vina’s […]

How to Know if a Career in Architecture is Right for You

Your current career path may be a mistake, here’s why:  It takes time to know what you love, and even more time to know what you’re willing to love for the next 30 to 40 years. A career is a commitment—and we usually commit to the wrong thing, realizing when it seems too late to […]

Ienami Bonkei Planters Resembling Lovely Miniature Homes With Green Rooftops

These original Ienami Bonkei planters by Metaphys introduce us to a delightful miniature world. The inspiration behind the project has its roots in the Japanese art of “Bonkei”. A bonkei is defined as a three-dimensional depiction of a landscape in miniature, developed using mainly dry materials like rock, cement mixtures or sand. It may also contain miniature figures of people, […]

Nendo’s Sculptural Truffles Make for a Perfect Architect’s Gift: Chocolatexture Collection

Japanese design office Nendo has recently been declared Maison&Objet’s Designer of the Year. When invited to develop a lounge for guests at the furniture and design show, Nendo also envisioned nine pieces of “designer’s chocolates”, to allure visitors. The resulting Chocolatexture collection includes sculptural pieces of delicious truffles, each different in shape, taste and texture. Oki Sato, leader of the […]

Forest-Edge Child-Friendly Family Home in Denmark

Rising next to a forest’s edge, this child-friendly family home in Aarhus, Denmark, invites the green surroundings inside throguh a series of openings, skylights and mesmerizing floor-to-ceiling windows. Designed by C.F. Møller Architects, the home simply known as Villa R occupies a generous lot near a forest. Within this easily breathable environment, the family can relax and live modernly while enjoying […]

Hidden Illustrations Revealed Under UV Lighting by Canada’s Newest Passport Designs

For those interested in design and its infinite possibilities, have a look at these Canadian passports and their surprising security feature! Canada’s newest passport designs may look common at a first glance ( with the information and photo area, along with the typical numbered pages), but if you place one under UV lighting, everything changes. Security […]

Bright Two-Room Apartment in Sweden Exhibiting an Interesting Modern Layout

Making the most of its central location in the lovely city of Gothemburg, Sweden, this bright and spacious two-room apartment offers extensive surrounding views. Spotted on Alvhem, the crib is located in a turn of the century building and preserves some original elements, such as the impressive ceiling height and wooden floors, which were, of […]

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, “shifted off-axis from each another to accentuate the difference in program which lies within”. Terraces and sliding glass […]

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