Architecture Design Ideas, Pictures and Inspiration


In the architecture category you can see : modern houses with a ”wow”-effect, exterior and interior inspiration, landscaping ideas, astonishing buildings from all around the globe and focus on sustainability-these are just a few of the highlights in this category. Learn how to maximize the potential of each room in your home by simply viewing incredible works of world-renowned designers and architects, gathered into a single place. Expect only the best in color composition, use of materials and human ingenuity!

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Smart Home Outside Dutch Village Controlled via Smartphone

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Designed to be both intimate and panoramic, both sustainable and automated, the fascinating W.I.N.D. House in the Netherlands adds modern functions and aesthetics to its rural location and lust in our hearts. Just outside a Dutch village, this 582 square meter smart home sports flexible spaces that provide a customizable floor-plan while staying in permanent contact with the outdoors. With an […]

Narrow Dwelling in Toronto Converted Into Bright Family Refuge: The Contrast House

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Situated on a corner lot in a dense neighborhood in Toronto, Canada, the Contrast House by Dubbeldam Architecture + Design is a modern rehabilitation of a 120-year old dwelling. According to the architects, the primary design challenge was to “increase natural light in the space, accomplished through both physical and perceptual means. The long, narrow […]

Contemporary Hillside Sardinera House Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in Spain

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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 employed facing different directions, compressing and expanding the views and generating several images. […]

Curving Lines and Exquisite Views Defining Ventura House in Dorset, United Kingdom

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Ventura House is a modern family residence in Dorset, United Kingdom, developed by David James Architects & Associates in collaboration with Husen Developments. Located on a site with various height levels, the project was optimally adapted to its vantage position: “The site in question faces southwest on a steep slope with views towards Poole harbour […]

Compatible Old & New Design Shaping 1930s House Transformation

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We’ve seen our fair share of amazing house transformation. This next home was designed to catch your eye like a red dot in a sea of black dots. What used to be a 1930s house in Toronto, Canada, was refreshed by Johnson Chou as his design studio embraced the original building in the new redesign. Known as 142 […]

Modern Home in Australia Encouraging Family Interaction: Miami Hill Residence

Miami Hill Residence is a modern family home envisioned and implemented by BDA Architecture on a sloping site at Brakes Crescent, on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. This new construction is a bold addition to the hillside landscape, according to the architects: “The building is a composition of simple frames, planes of glass and […]

Historic Tower in Amsterdam’s Iconic Dam Square Converted Into Artist’s Residence

Dutch interior architecture firm i29 designed the interior of a historic department store tower in Amsterdam’s iconic Dam Square. The unconventional interior will serve as an artist’s residence and is part of a larger program entitled “Room on the Roof”. Musicians, artists, designers and other creative professionals will be invited to take up residence and […]

Concrete Holiday Retreat Partially Supported by a Sand Dune: Casa MR in Argentina

Casa MR by Luciano Kruk Studio is located in a vegetated and sandy plot on the Costa Esmeralda, outside the city of Buenos Aires in Argentina. The imposing holiday retreat is clad in wood and concrete and features two intersecting blocks: “Seeking to not change in the least the original topography, we decided to split […]

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-cladding and finishing the existing cottage, demolition of the ageing extension, and construction of a new two storey wing at the rear.” […]

Original Wedge Shaped Block Overlooking the Pacific: Queenscliff House in Sydney

The Queenscliff House in Sydney, Australia draws attention due to its vantage location on the edge of a cliff 100 meters above the ocean. Utz Sanby Architects envisioned a modern residence like a wedge shaped block between two close neighboring buildings. The thermally-efficient project features structural walls, high-level glazing and a special roof form which […]

Sustainable Northern Rivers Beach House in Australia Displaying a Surprising Form

Refresh * Architecture completed Northern Rivers Beach House, a modern residence located in South Golden Beach, Australia. According to the architects, this project is part of a dual-occupancy development. Built in a flood-prone area, the house reconceptualizes these restrictions into a contemporary design that features subtropical living for a temperate climate. The building showcases a […]

Cantilevered LP House in Brazil Displaying a Minimalist Design Throughout

It has been a while since we’ve presented a modern cantilevered residence on Freshome. The minimalist LP House was envisioned and implemented by Metro Arquitetos Associados and is located in São Paulo, Brazil. Made up of two main volumes, the concrete and steel villa exhibits a functional layout: “The ground floor embraces the architectonical program […]

Peaceful Refuge Optimally Connected to the Outdoors: Hog Pen Creek Residence in Texas

With an envied location on the tree-covered confluence of Hog Pen Creek and Lake Austin, USA, the Hog Pen Creek Residence by Lake|Flato Arhitects is a Texas dream home. The owners of this site wanted a peaceful refuge with a great connection to the outdoors, that would accommodate them during their off-season training for ironman […]

Contemporary 8A House in Mexico Unveiling Private Gardens and Patios

8A House was recently completed by Dionne Arquitectos in Puebla, a vibrant city in Mexico. The south facade of the project may lead one to think this is a modern home design based on a symmetric approach. But as you move forward, you will discover a complex geometry, one that facilitates an optimum connection to […]

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