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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!

Original Architecture Hidden Amongst Trees and Rocks: Miller/Carr Residence


Secluded on a sloping 3 acre lot amidst a larger forest, the Miller/Carr Residence designed by LLB Architects… is sited amongst the trees and rocks that the client adventured through as a child. The two intersection bars have juxtaposing form and materiality, a complement to the personalities of the husband and wife clients. The constraint of the budget helped determine

Distinct Geometry and Enthralling Caribbean Views: 100 Pond Bay Estate


Generously offering fantastic views no matter what the standpoint, the 100 Pond Bay Estate… in Virgin Gorda, Caribbean, consists of six pavilions overlooking  the most spectacular beach in the British Virgin Islands. Two infinity salt-water pools define the exterior of this uncanny retreat, giving it a distinct geometric character. At one end of the property is the master suite pavilion,

Swinomish Indian Reserve Cabin Inspired By Backpacking Experiences


Cabins are the perfect little houses adapted to being surrounded by nature. I prefer them to vacation houses, especially since once in a while, a modern cabin is built in perfect harmony with the surroundings. Located near Deception Pass on the Swinomish Indian Reserve in Puget Sound, Washington, this modern cabin integrates a glass-enclosed living room visually connected to the

Original US Home Perfctly Embedded in Its Landscape: Coastlands Residence


Displaying an original modern architecture, the Coastlands residence was designed by architects Carver + Schicketan… and is located in Big Sur, California., USA. Its design makes the most of the privileged site: “A warm but neutral color palette was chosen to complement the natural building materials and juxtapose the brilliant blues of the ocean and sky and the vivid greens

Modern Vision for a Family Residence: Hinge House by LLB Architects


The one-acre parcel for the Hinge House was located within a planned subdivision with a requisite builder and had already been cleared for a McMansion-style house. Instead of following in the footsteps of all the other houses on the block, the client engaged LLB Architects… to design a modern vision that they could grow into with their young family. The

Indoor/Outdoor Connectivity Defining Modern Family Home


Using building materials like steel, glass and metal cladding, Australian studio TT Architecture… constructed a complex set of architectural details gathered under a simple name: Carey House. This modern family home was designed to include an extensive system of indoor-outdoor connectivity elements, admired by the owners and considered one of the best features of the house, as described by its

Diverse Modern Architecture Originally Adapted to a Steep Site


DLW House was designed by design studio Westphal & Kosciuk Architects… and is located in Florianópolis, Brazil. Perfectly adapted to its inclined terrain, the residence features overlapping volumes of contrasting colors, with an intriguing visual effect: “Situated on a steep terrain, the owners of the contemporary Brazilian house wanted to have a dwelling where the social and private zones were

Curvacious Tokyo Office Building Hiding A Second Wooden Skin


Located within the Sendagaya neighborhood of Tokyo’s Shibuya ward, this building displaying undulating lines captured in a volumetric architecture steals the spotlight. Spreading over 992 square meters on a 221 square meter corner lot, the Sunwell Muse Kitasando building belongs to a textile planning and trading company. Focusing on female apparel, this structure was designed by Takato Tamagami and Tsutomu …

Certified Way to Stand Out as an Architect: Cube-Inspired Coat by Ichiro Suzuki


We usually do not post fashion items on Freshome, but Mihai (the founder of Freshome ) really liked this intriguing geometry-inspired coat and wanted to present it as a way for architects to stand out in the design world. With cubes being highly fashionable these days, this unusual suit will probably appeal to all of you out there interested in

Accelerating Bends and Curves Defying the New Porsche Pavilion in Germany


With a dynamic and striking visual appearance, derived from the Porsche brand image, the new Porsche Pavilion was envisioned and developed by HENN Architects… in the Autostadt, a visitor attraction adjacent to the Volkswagen factory. in Wolfsburg, Germany. The unique looking building accommodating 400 square meters of space for exhibitions and presentations is believed to become an icon of the

Inspiring Home Design in Israel Blurring Indoor/Outdoor Boundaries


Designed by Levy:Chamizer Architects…, this highly modern residence in Israel displays generously-sized interiors and an outdoor area with plenty of leisure opportunities.With the help of large windows, each room is opened towards the impressive swimming pool, acting as the focal point of the property. Probably the most spectacular interior of the entire residence, the open space living and dining

Private and Social Areas Introduced by Modern Gallery: Casa do Chapéu de Sol


The creative team at ANDRADE | SCROBACK… completed the design for Casa do Chapéu de Sol, a private five bedroom residence located in Ubatuba, Brasil. Integrated in a lush green landscape, the residence communicates well with its environment, with the help of electronically controlled windows, which can retract, turning each room into a large balcony. Another interesting feature of this

Delightful Country Home Details Wrapped in Aluminum Clad: Dutchess House No.1


Enriched with charming rustic details, this unusual country residence entitled Dutchess House No.1 was designed by Grzywinski+Pons…  and is located in Millerton, New York. Its first noticeable original feature is the mate aluminum cladding, contrasting the wooden panels and yellow doors, visually making the building stand out. Answering the client’s request for a place that opens up to its  beautiful

Boxy Windows Adorning Cute Gabled Wooden Home in Italy


With a stripy exterior, pierced by box-shaped rectangular and square windows, this sweet dwelling spells “coziness”. Envisioned by  Austrian architects Casati…, the project entitled Casa Prè de Sura is perfectly integrated in its privileged environment, making the most of a dreamy Italian landscape. The windows frame views towards a small castle on a nearby hillside and bring plenty of

Tropical Gardens and Spectacular Design: Thousand Waves Holiday Villa in Hawaii


Welcome to a dramatic one-acre, 11,000 square foot estate immersed in the tropical setting of Maui, Hawaii and showcasing a design inspired by the Chinese pavilions and Indonesian decor. The massive Thousand Waves… holiday villa can accommodate up to sixteen people in its eight spectacular bedrooms, making it perfect for corporate getaways or large family gatherings. According to the official

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