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Eccentric Architecture: Space Shuttle Replica Built on Top of Chinese Roof

This space shuttle replica added on top of a roof in Guangdong province, China is taking off in the news worldwide. According to Chinanews.com…, the unconventional “extension” belongs to Huang Yuzhan, a 60 year-old farmer who decided his house should have some bursting personality. While the idea of a private nonfunctional spaceship may appeal to an adventure-enthusiast, we must

60′s Bungalow Completely Transformed Into Modern House in Bruges

Built on a rectangular plot in the outskirts of Bruges, Belgium, this modern house by CUBYC architects… features large canopies which protect the building from overheating. According to the architects, HS Residence replaces a 60′s bungalow: “The existing building was demolished because it did no longer meet the current comfort and energy requirements. The location of the former building dictated

1960s Beach Home Turned into Spectacular Modern A-Frame Residence

This striking looking A-Frame Residence is the result of an architecture conversion delivered by New York City-based studio Bromley Caldari Architects…. The designers completely renovated the interiors of a 1960s beach home on Fire Island, turning it into a sleek hideout. With a spiral staircase splitting down the middle, four dark and cramped bedrooms, a leaky roof, and a

Modern Interplay of Indoor and Outdoor Living Spaces: S House in Lima


S House by Domenack Arquitectos… can be described as a modern interplay of indoor and outdoor living spaces. Located in Lima, Peru, this contemporary 500 square meter retreat is structured on three levels, each more spectacular than the next. According to the project developers, the residence is the result of dealing with three important variables: “satisfying the functional needs of

Break-Out and Dining Space in Manchester With Industrial Influences


The Hub is a break-out and dining space developed by Opus 4 (a design and build interior fit-out company in Manchester, England) for NSG Environmental…. NSG- a nuclear waste management specialist – wanted a social ‘Hub,’ an engaging, inspiring space where employees could dine, relax, socialize and hold informal inter-department meetings. The original area was a mezzanine floor used

Inspiring 15 Sqm Modular Artist’s Studio Ranking High in Functionality


How do you imagine the perfect workspace? Israeli architect Ranaan Stern… designed and implemented a modular artist’s studio in Tel Aviv exhibiting clever storage solutions. The original looking apartment features 2 desks, 36 drawers, modular storage compartments and pegboard display walls. And if at some point the owners feel tired, they can just bring down the folding bed and come

Sustainable Four-Level Home in Brazil Exhibiting a Bold Modern Architecture


Located in Sousas, one of four districts from the city of Campinas-Sao Paulo, this four-level home by defies the provincial air with its bold modern architecture. According to the architects, the overall design was guided by the optimization of natural resources, such as sun lighting and ventilation. The house plan tends to an L shape, enabling greater

Carrara Marble and Tuscan Craftsmanship: Original Design Collection by ZPSTUDIO

ZPSTUDIO… sent us photos of their latest work, a series of objects evolved from a research on traditional and avant-garde techniques and manufactured in collaboration with Tuscan craftsmen.
Clochette table lamp is a copper lampshade that clings on a white Carrara Marble pedestal, with a pink marble sphere as a handle to direct the beam of light. The unique design

Complex Residence Encouraging Family Interaction: Casa 31_4 Room House

A fruitful collaboration between Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects and led to the development of Casa 31_4 Room House, a complex residential project. According to the description provided by the architects, all spaces contain elements of the past, often manifested as objects of intrigue: the sloping floor, the barge scrolls on the front fence, the roof tiles, the

Constantly Satisfying a Cat’s Curiosity: CATable by Ruan Hao

The charming CATable was created by Ruan Hao from LYCS…, an architecture firm based in Hangzhou and Hong Kong. Especially designed for cats to explore and sleep in, the project follows a worldwide trend: that of sharing your home with pets. The table features crannies and passageways, where your furry cat friend can happily roam stealthily.
According to the

Striking Chicago Loft Artistically Displaying the Owner’s Guitar Collection

This striking Chicago loft is located in a famous building that once housed the National Biscuit Company in the West Loop neighborhood, now known as “Nabisco” . The impressive multi-unit crib is located on the upper floor and is packed full with charming industrial elements. A large array of materials and textures reduce the scale of the place and give

Charming Small Home on Wheels Priced $33,000 [Video]

It is encouraging to see more and more creative small home designs, full proof that future home owners can dream despite financial borders. Andrew and Gabriella Morrison recently completed the hOMe project…, an impressive house on wheels. The unconventional crib has a total surface of 221 square feet (that is about 20,5 square meters), yet includes everything the inhabitants

Glass Box in the Sky: French Riviera’s CView Modern Villa

Located in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, the French Riviera, CView Villa… is an impressive multi-level modern residence symbolically dubbed the glass box in the sky. Welcoming and inviting, the high sophisticated property will make you feel like you are hovering above the sea. The view of the shimmering blue waters floods in through walls of glass.

How Can Design Describe the Personality of the Owner


There are hundreds if not thousands of parameters shaping our design, parameters that from the first glance can describe the personality of the owner inhabiting the design line.  Our existence gravitates around an unique inner factor. Our relationships and our unique qualities, perspective, interpretation and dreams are influence by thousands, millions of parameters and yet all are subdued to that

Sturdy Coat Hook With a Distinctive Industrial Look: Battleship


Battleship is a sturdy coat hook with a distinctive industrial appearance. Developed by English designer David Cathro of aCathroDESIGN…, this modern and sleek functional piece is made from laser cut steel with a high quality semi-gloss powder coated finish. According to the designer, the aim of the project is to impart a modern industrial feel to the room, while

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