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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!

Elegant All-White Home Surrounded by Green Space in Parede, Portugal

Humberto Conde… has recently completed the Parede 11 project, a modern residence located in the countryside, in Portugal. The exquisite home, which seems a little bit “cramped” by other traditional dwellings surrounding it, was smartly built to enhance the feeling of space. Before building it, there were the following notes, worth paying attention to: “The new building should promote a

Comfortable Home Modernly Decorated Welcomes the Nature Inside by Oscar Gonzalez Moix

Located on a plot of land in Molina, one of the upscale districts that comprise the city of Lima (Peru), Casa Cachalotes is an interesting residential project characterised by openness, transparency and joyfulness. The two-storey house, completed by Oscar Gonzalez Moix… in 2010, is surrounded by an area studded with lush vegetation. A maze of greenery surrounds the house and

Modern and Bright House with Amazing View Over the Columbia River, Washington

This exquisite dwelling, located  on the Columbia River in Washington, is the home of a young family that has an appreciation for modern architecture. The River House, for this is the name of the project, was designed by McClellan Architects… as a weekend retreat, a place where the family gathers and spends quality time together, away from the city. With

Lavish Home Design With a Little Extra: 604 Acacia House in California


Inside and out, the 604 Acacia House designed by Brandon Architects… in Corona Dl Mar, California, USA, inspires a lavish way of living. The street facade is surprisingly open, with plenty of windows and just a picturesque wooden fence marking the property border. The two-level building displays a variety of eye-catching symmetries, in both architectural elements and materials employed. Its

Small, Yet Extremely Creative Home Extension in France by Loïc Picquet Architecte

French architectural firm Loïc Picquet Architecte… completed work on the restoration and decoration of an old house in the city of St. Louis, in the Alsace region of eastern France. In the back of the house the architects envisioned a small outbuilding, called Extension C. This unusual “protuberance” became a continuation of the kitchen; it is here that the dining

Modern Inspiring House Integrating Colourful Lights in Timisoara, Romania

We received this wonderful set of photos from Andreescu & Gaivoronschi…, an architecture studio based in Timisoara, Romania. One of the prestigious referent points in the Romanian contemporary architectural landscape, the studio completed a series of significant projects in the last decade and has been nominated for several prizes. The studio’s latest (residential) project, known as “The House with

Irregularly-Shaped Tower Marking the Georgia-Turkey Border: Sarpi Checkpoint


In your next Georgia trip, pay attention to the curving lines of this unconventional checkpoint marking the border with Turkey, on the shores of the Black Sea! The Ministry of Finance of Georgia commissioned J. Mayer H. Architects… to create the Sarpi Border Checkpoint, a modern tower used as a viewing platform. The amoeba-shaped structure provides a series

Filter Between Busy Street and Quiet Garden: Ecole Normale House in Bordeaux

Modern architecture has adapted to crowded cityscapes in a variety of manners. On Freshome, we see more and more private homes that act like filters or “buffer zones” between the street and commonly surprising courtyards. This is also the case with Ecole Normale House, a contemporary residence envisioned by FABRE/deMARIEN Architects… in Bordeaux, France. The 210 square feet home is

Respect for Traditional Architecture: Inspiring House Rehabilitation in Spain

Barcelona-based Dom Arquitectura recently completed a stunning renovation project in Noutigos, A Coruña, Spain. According to the development team, the aim was to act respecting the current volumes of the old house, located close to the river. Maintaining the stone facade and replacing the original windows, the architects… envisioned two new small and strategic openings in the south wall for

Irregular White Residential “Box”: Modern Villa Bilthoven in the Netherlands


In stark contrast to the surrounding traditional architecture from the 19th and 20th century, this villa in Bilthoven, the Netherlands showcases a highly modern design. The project was recently completed by Clijsters Architectuur Studio… and showcases an irregular shape, with distinct geometric protuberances adding up to the main white volume. With an inspiring placement in the center of the property,

Modern Rectangular-Shaped House Boasting an Elegantly-Joyful Interior

Seen first on Architectism…, One27 Grovedale is a residential project completed by the architect Mick Rule in the city of Perth, Australia. The house, modern and bright, impresses the viewer with its neat and clean exterior. A fine example of bold and modern architecture (combining successfully elements from the middle of the last century with the latest design trends),

Exquisitely Shaped by a Dramatic Landscape: Fall House in Big Sur, California

Set in a rough, yet spectacular landscape, with a neighboring 250-foot drop to the Pacific Ocean, Fall House by Fougeron Architecture… is a one-of-a-kind vacation retreat: “The long, thin volume of the house conforms to the natural contours of the land and the geometries of the bluff, deforming its shape and structure in response. In this way, the complex structural

Complex Urban Living Space in São Paulo: Planalto House by Flavio Castro

Two large perpendiculars volumes make up the Planalto House, an imposing modern residential project designed by architect Flavio Castro… in São Paulo, Brazil. The street facade reveals the garage and a slightly cantilevered second floor continued with a terrace to the left. But as you move around the building, its complexity grows exponentially. Planalto house was envisioned as an urban

Partially Cut Into the Hillside: House by the Lake in Bregenz, Austria

Integrated in a picturesque Austrian landscape, above a lovely looking church at the foot of the Pfänder mountainside in Bregenz, this residence by Marte.Marte Architekten… inspires modern elegance. The retreat has identical facades on all sides, except for the west side of the house facing the lake. Concrete and glass were the materials employed for the finishing touch, the white

Modern Architecture With Vivid Red Coating: Casa das Artes in Portugal

The Casa das Artes (House of the Arts) in Miranda do Corvo, Portugal, expresses the meeting between two identities, rural and urban, in a landscape marked by the Lousã Mountains. Designed by Lisbon-based Future Architecture Thinking… (FAT), the building features a contemporary and volumetrically expressive language. The sloping roofs establish a dialogue with the geometry of the mountain landscape, in

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