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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!

Uniformly Lit Living Environment: The Light Walls House in Japan

The Light Walls House is a project developed by mA-style Architects… in the city of Toyokawa, Japan. What’s really interesting is that, despite not having windows, the house is uniformly lit, enhancing the feeling of peacefulness. The neat, rectangular-shaped home was designed to take advantage of the natural light, in a less common manner, but hey, we’re in Japan, the

Compact House Inspired by the Popular Tetris Game in Toronto

Tetris, the game, reminds me of my childhood. It’s always nice to bump into projects that are somehow related to that period of time. For those of you who don’t know (somehow I doubt it, but still), the game is all about arranging blocks and trying to find the most efficient way to reach your goal, that of saving space.

Modern Holiday Retreat in Hampshire, England: The Woodpeckers Project

Envisioned by Goss Visualisations, project Woodpeckers is a visualization for Strom Architects…, soon to be developed in New Forest, Hampshire, England. The residence will serve as a holiday retreat in a rural site with many building restrictions. The result of dealing with all architecture and function-related challenges is “a superstructure is a simple timber frame that will be

Extension Added to an 1950s Semi-Detached House in Dublin, Ireland

This 1950′s semi-detached house located in Silchester Park, Dublin, Ireland needed a small upgrade. The owners wanted to transform a little bit their home into a brighter and more breezy living space, so the team of architects responsible with the project, GKMP Architects…, came up with the following solution: a modern extension to the existing house. Parts of the

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean: Breathtaking Beach House by Aamodt Plumb Architects

An hour and a half away from Manhattan, there lies this spectacular dream home, called the Beach House. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the house is a place dedicated to relaxation, a sanctuary for the body, mind and soul. It relaxes, disconnects, protects and definitely inspires. Located on a narrow barrier island on the south shore of Long Island, the lovely

Dynamic Beach House Integrating Volumes in Its Structure by SPG Architects

Meet the amazing and dynamic Beach Walk House located on Fire Island, New York, a project designed by SPG Architects…. As you can see, the house’s structure consists of three volumes, each establishing a boundary between the interior areas. The team responsible with the project managed “to create a dynamic composition of three intersecting rectilinear forms, which is rotated

Futuristic Library Design Encouraging Social Interaction in Edmonton,Canada

The design collaboration between Hughes Condon Marler and Dub Architects… led to the development of Jasper Place Branch Library, a project recently completed in Edmonton, Canada. The aim of the new construction was to create “a sustainable design to fulfill present and future library needs and uses, to welcome all demographics and to accommodate future reorganizations of the collection and

Modern Summer Retreat in Wood and Glass: Haus Hainbach

Located directly at the border between Vienna and Lower Austria, Haus Hainbach was especially designed by MOOSMANN Architects… to serve as a summer retreat. The project features a distinct geometry and a simple layout, as the owners spend their winters in their inner-city penthouse, with no need for elaborate living spaces during their nature getaways. Wood and glass were used

Imposing Modern Residence Inspiring Openness: Casa Río Hondo

Casa Río Hondo is a fine example of contemporary architecture. The home was designed by a.a.a Almazán y Arquitectos Asociados… in México City, to meet the expectations of the owners, who wanted a house that connects. By connects, I mean a place that brings together people and spaces, a unitary and harmonious living environment, that makes the inhabitants feel more

Playing With Volumes: The Black and White Connaught Residence in Montreal

Connaught Residence, located in Notre Dame de Grâce, Montréal, was a dull, concrete house built in the ’50s that needed an substantial upgrade. The owners, a growing family, wanted a more spacious and contemporary home. They also mentioned that they would love to keep a certain harmony and the new design had to blend somehow with the old house’s original…

Bold Modern Architecture Details Adorning House N in Moscow

Speaking a clear and autonomous architectural language, House N completed by studio 4a Architekten… in Moscow is an original re-interpretation of the existing building initially constructed in the 1990s. The clients requested a bright and spacious residence that would accommodate a family of four, as well as numerous art objects in a living area of 350 square meters. An impressive

Modern Dream Home Built for Social Gatherings: AM Residence in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Drucker Arquitetura completed the design and development of AM House, an impressive 1000 square meter contemporary residence in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The residence was built for a single entrepreneur with a rich social life. The idea of entertainment seems to be well reflected by this multilevel building with access to a large outdoor area and an originally-shaped pool.
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Old Home Meets Contemporary Architecture: Bord-du-Lac House in Canada

Trying to mix two different styles is not an easy thing to do, especially if we’re talking about the classic exposure of old versus new. When it comes to complementing and highlighting an old house, using modern techniques and design elements, one has to understand that the process is quite complex and  …”thorny”. Some homes are simply too valuable in…

Warm Elegance Defining the Brand New Midvale Courtyard House in Wisconsin

Dealing with an old house is never an easy job. You have to understand the premises, the values, the connection between the owner and the house itself. And yes, you need to find that perfect combination of modern elements that works well with the house’s original design. Basically, you need to use your “magic wand” and create a fresh new

Stylish All-White Residential Project in Spain Defined by Concise Design Lines

Located near Palma de Mallorca’s city centre (Spain), Casa 212 is a fantastic rectangular-shaped house, a project designed by Alfonso Reina…. A clean all-white exterior impresses the viewer from the very beginning. The house looks like an exclusive resort, that takes advantage of the natural surroundings: a valley of pine and almond trees. The all-white residence is not a

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