Architecture

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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Gabled Roof-Shaped Hair Salon in Japan by Ryo Matsui Architects Inc

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The Ryo Matsui Architects Inc team, known for its creative approach towards design completed the Gabled Roof-Shaped Hair Salon Hairdo beauty salon in a residential area of Chiba (Japan), right next to the train station. Enclosed by a large gabled roof and supported by a lightweight steel frame, the place designed to be functional, boasts a transparent frontage and a simple interior. […]

Detached House with Scenic Views of the Fjords in Norway

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Schjelderup Trondahl Architects AS completed last year in the tranquil city of Holmestrand, Norway the detached House Off/ Ramberg project, a single family house with a neat rustic appearance. The dwelling is located on the edge of a cliff and it overlooks the city and the fjords. It’s the perfect place to enjoy all the benefits of a […]

Intriguing Design Roller Coaster: The Shifted House in Russia

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Admit it!- having your place turned upside-town (after a memorable party, let’s say) is not something you are unfamiliar with at times. But this particular house was intentionally built this way, which currently makes it a tourist attraction at the VVTs the All-Russia Exhibition Center in Moscow. Discovered by Freshome on My Modern Met and […]

Record-Breaking 53 Skyscrapers Built in Asia in 2013

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Interested in knowing how the construction of skyscrapers has evolved over time? Discovered by Freshome on Archdaily, these charts below unveil the number of 200+ buildings constructed in each year from 1920 to 2013, as well as the projected number of mega-structures in the following two years (a growing trend can be perceived). Moreover, the […]

Old Elegance Meets Modern Approach: One House, Two Faces in San Francisco

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Janus House is a residential project, where old elegance meets modern, completed in 2012 by Kennerly Architecture & Planning in San Francisco. The house has two façades, a classic and formal one, Victorian, to the north and a less stiff and contemporary appearance, to the south. One of those homes that cannot pass unnoticed, Janus House responds […]

Train Depot in Rural Connecticut Transformed into Welcoming Modern Home

A tiny local train depot in rural Connecticut, USA was completely reinvented by the creative team at Gray Organschi Architecture. The resulting Depot House is an original looking welcoming modern home. We found out the studio saved and reinforced the existing 19th century foundation, cutting the costs of the new building. Two wooden volumes-reminiscent of […]

Visual Connection Between New and Old: Fitzroy House by Techne Architects

Fitzroy House, completed in 2011 by Techne Architects is a spectacular harmonious dream home integrating artworks and other personal items with sentimental value into a design that exudes boldness and character. The owners, a young family from Fitzroy, Australia, were looking to refresh some aspects of their life, so they started with remodelling and enhancing their house. Placed at […]

Majestic Semi-Rural Retreat Responding to the Environment in Brisbane, Australia

Northeastern Australian coastline, near Brisbane, benefiting from the watchful eye of the Tinbeerwah mountain we stumble upon the majestic semi-rural retreat of Sunshine Coast – The Tinbeerwah Residence. Carefully planned and the attention to detail dedicated to its design, give a simplicity of essence and differentiates the dwelling, from many others, highlighting primarily the quality of […]

Family Beach House With a Striking Silhouette in California: Rockledge Residence

The collaboration between Horst Architects and Aria Design led to the development of Rockledge Residence, an imposing family beach house perched atop a spectacular ridge in Laguna Beach, California. The owner’s brief requested a relaxed beach home for both the family and guests, as well as an optimized indoor-outdoor connection. Accepting this challenge, the project […]

Cubic Shapes and Modern Comfort Near Cracow, Poland: XV House

Located in a peaceful region near the old town of Cracow, Poland, the XV House was especially developed by studio RS+ Robert Skitek to take advantage of its hillside location and views: “The building stands on the highest point of the street; distinguished by its cubic form and smooth white elevations, it is the dominant […]

Mirroring the Solitude of a Fresh Mountain Setting: Chalet Camelot

Italy-based con3studio completed the design of a spectacular chalet located in a picturesque mountain setting, not far from the border between Italy and France. The dwelling seems to emerge from the snow with the geometric toughness of a natural rock. An inspiring alternation of wood and glass (main materials employed in the building process), Chalet […]

Weekend Retreat Respectful Towards Nature by AS/D Asociacion de Diseno

Alta House is a project completed by AS/D Asociacion de Diseno in México, the ideal weekend retreat. Perfectly set in a green lush scenery of trees, the venue, envisioned as a weekend retreat, overlooks the valley and the distant mountains. This is the place where time stands still and the air is so fresh that it instantly recharges […]

Small House in Ukraine Displaying a Fascinating Blend of Materials and Textures

This charming contemporary small house was especially designed by Kvartal Studio Group for a young family in Odessa, Ukraine. Displaying warmth throughout, the relatively compact (200 sq.meters/2150 sq.feet) residence combines different styles, color tones, materials and textures. Every sector has it’s own atmosphere and tone, integrating various modern architecture trends in its composition. An interesting looking […]

Mountain Ridge Hosting Dramatic Modern Architecture: House in Yatsugatake

After spending many years searching for the ideal site to build his home, the owner came across this heavenly sloping mountain ridge at the foot of the Yatsugatake Mountains in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Next up, he commissioned Kidosaki Architects Studio to deliver a dramatic modern architecture project. House in Yatsugatake is partially extended off the ground, with […]

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