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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Modern Inspiring House Integrating Colourful Lights in Timisoara, Romania

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Glass and Timber Addition to a 1950′s Hampshire House by AR Design Studio

The Medic’s House is a modern extension to a 1950′s three bedroom house in Hampshire, United Kingdom, envisioned by Andy Ramus and Laurent Metrich of AR Design Studio. The residence is inhabited by two Winchester based Doctors, who needed extra living space with the arrival of their new baby daughter. AR Design Studio’s solution was […]

Ancestral Contemporary Architecture: 3D-Like Volumes Defining a House in Peru

Longhi Architects designed this spectacular house with a futuristic look in La Planicie, Lima (Peru). The clients, when asked what exactly are they hoping for, replied that they wanted a home “for ever”, a place so nice and comfortable that would make them spend the rest of their lives there. Such a nice thought! Along with clients, […]

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