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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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Daring Modern Addition to Century-Old Farmhouse in the Niagara Escarpment

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Mineral Springs Project by Toronto architecture firm superkül consisted of an intriguing modern addition to a century-old farmhouse. Clad in Corten steel and ipe wood, the extension was developed as extra living space to serve the needs of a family of four : “Built on 16 acres of land in the Niagara Escarpment, a working […]

Discreet Blend of Old and New Defining “House 3″ in Melbourne, Australia

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House 3 by Coy Yiontis Architects consists of a renovation and extension of an existing two-level home on a site in Melbourne, Australia. According to the project developers, the strategy was to “divide the house into two discreet buildings, old and new, separated by a large central courtyard and reconnected by a glazed link. The […]

Sizeable Yet Intimate Modern Residence in Australia: Boandyne House

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Boandyne House is a modern residential project recently completed by SVMSTUDIO in Toorak, Victoria, Australia. The 5,382 square-foot house located at the end of a cul-de-sac proved to be a challenge the architects successfully overcame: “With difficult overlooking constraints due to the position of the property on the slope we decided to create an intimate home […]

Inspiring Display of Natural Textures: Nairn Road Residence in Dorset, England

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Designed by David James Architects in Dorset, England, Nairn Road Residence displays a sober modern exterior appearance. The blend of stone, render, glass and aluminium making up the street facade creates visual contrasts with the iroko timber gate. According to the project developers, the residence “meets the client’s brief of creating a contemporary house using natural […]

Fresh Canadian Home Renovation Inviting Light Inside

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Springtime brings about not only seasonal changes, but opportunities for home renovation projects. Canada’s season changes are better enjoyed from a home that carries an old charm while flaunting spirited modern upgrades. Within a suburban Montreal neighborhood, this bright home was built by the owner’s father in the 1960s  and its heirloom features were respectfully dressed in […]

Cluster of Black Dwellings Grouped Around a Central Courtyard: House in Colbost

Envisioned by Glasgow-based firm Dualchas Architects, House in Colbust is a project located on Waternish, a peninsula on the island of Skye, Scotland. According to the architects, its design is “directly inspired by a black shed on the adjacent croft, simple in form and clearly rooted to its landscape. The form developed out of a […]

Cabin-Style Refuge Mirroring a Perfect Landscape: Saturna Island Retreat

Located on an oceanfront property in British Columbia, Canada, the Saturna Island Retreat is a a contemporary getaway providing comfort on many levels. The cabin-style residence discovered on Sotheby’s features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,300 square feet of living space. Inside and out, wood and glass combine to create an alluring retreat, one able […]

Peaceful Rock River House Neighboring a Forest Reserve in Illinois, USA

Rock River House in Rockton, Illinois, USA is a modern residence completed by Bruns Architecture in a scenic environment. The new building is located near the bend of a meandering river and next to a forest preserve. Views have been maximized so that the inhabitants could feel as close to nature as possible during their […]

Volumetric Architecture Shaping Sophisticated Home in Ukraine 

Buddy’s House was designed by Ukrainian architect Sergey Makhno to create a constant interaction between the indoors and outdoors. This was possible thanks to the owner’s openness to the architect’s ideas. Sergey imagined a back facade completely open to the surroundings, yet cleverly offering the right amount of privacy. Located in Horenychi, Ukraine, and spreading over 235 square […]

Family Friendly Holiday Home In Australia: Lorne Hill House

Simplicity reigns supreme here, in and around this contemporary holiday home in Australia. Fresh studio Will Harkness Architecture imagined a modern abode where family holidays would unravel naturally. Located in Lorne, a quiet seaside town, this holiday home in Australia spreads over 184 square meters and was named after its location: the Lorne Hill House. Its compact size and shape dressed in […]

Contemporary Residence In Switzerland Delivering Majestic Views: Villa Lugano

Designed by Angelo Pozzoli, Villa Lugano in Switzerland is integrated in a hillside landscape, overlooking the lake and the magnificent landscape beyond. The three-level home in reinforced concrete features an array of open spaces, optimizing the connection with the outdoors. Terraces, balconies, and footbridges keep the interiors permanently connected to the magic of Lake Lugano. […]

Intriguing Pavilion House in Portland Inspired by a Dining Table

Portland-based architect Ben Waechter and his creative team imagined this modern “glass house” that aspires to offer inhabitants maximum privacy. You might remember the architect’s design of the Oakley House, also in Portland, a home that would re-frame the owner’s idea of “possible”. The architects have experience with modern home design before. This time, the Pavilion House […]

Striking Visual Perspectives Unveiled by The Edge House in Kraków, Poland

While building the contemporary Edge House in Kraków, Poland, the developing team at Mobius Architecture managed to cleverly reinterpret the local law requiring a traditional shape: “The house owes its narration to a local anomaly: a slope plot with a view on the mountains surrounding Krakow is knifed through by an 8 meter lime rock. […]

Design Upgrade for Three-Level Waterfront Home Near Sydney Harbour

Close to the waterfront in Sydney, Australia, this three-level home is a contemporary remodel of an existing dwelling on the lot. When challenged to revive the decaying construction, Luigi Rosselli Architects opted for a daring project: “It is quite rare, in Woollahra Council’s municipality, to have a house waterfront residence so close to the water. […]

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