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!

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

Inspiring Modern Architecture Literally Framing its Environment: C1 House

With a design conceived by Dettling Architekten…, C1 House in Karlsruhe, Germany displays an interesting rectangular exterior appearance, outlined by an open terrace and generous swimming pool. Especially designed to open up to the neighboring valley and village, the family residence was envisioned by the architects as a giant picture frame, showcasing the lovely surrounding landscape. In order to

Defying the Lack of Space in Central Tokyo: BB Residence

It is always inspiring to see how architecture emerges still, in a city as crowded as Tokyo. Simply because tackling with the issue of space, the new projects showcase incredible details. An intriguing example of contemporary Japanese design, the irregularly shaped BB House by Yo Yamagata Architects… meets the challenging site requirements of a central Tokyo neighborhood. The architecture of

Not Your Average Police Station: Design Reflecting Integrity in Poland

Poland-based company Poznań Projekt collaborated with mode:lina architekci in renovating the entrance of Voivodeship Police Headquarters in Poznań. We do not know if integrity comes in shapes of white, gray and blue, but the  interiors of this unusual police station found on Dezeen… look particularly modern and clean. Here are some words from the architects: “The aim of this renovation

Google’s New London Offices Split Between London-Themed Spaces

Leading companies like Google can’t afford not getting noticed. The company’s new London headquarters occupies the Central St. Giles Building in the city’s Covent Garden area. Welcoming employees with a true London feel displaying Union Jack-covered walls, this themed fresh concept spreading over 160,000 square feet offers London-inspired design alongside beautiful city panoramas. Imagined by PENSON Group… as a fairytale

Black Timber Box Offering Mesmerizing Views: Storm Cottage Residence

Fearon Hay Architects… envisioned and implemented Storm Cottage house, a residential project nestled on the east coast of Great Barrier Island in New Zealand, located just steps away from the sea.  All the materials used to build the black timber box are in tune with the landscape: “The dark exterior palette is completed with a layer of perforated metal screens.

Replacing a Burned Down House Surrounded By Experimental Vegetation: GK House

Located in the historic district of North Carolina’s Chapel Hill town, the GK House sits on a 1.5 acre site sloping from east to west. Accessible via an easement through an adjoining property, this imposing structure gathers wood, stone and glass in a contemporary display of architecture. Originally part of the Coker Estate, where amateur botanist Dr Coker composed a

Hypnotizing Curving Lines and Intensive Use of Organic Materials: Chenequa Residence

Robert Harvey Oshatz Architect… designed the Chenequa Residence, a family home showcasing an original and very dynamic design. The building as a whole can not be entirely understood while analyzing it from a single standpoint; its diversity exposes fun features throughout. According to the architects, the project requires two stages of implementation: “The extant building constitutes the first phase of

Crisscrossing Steel Bars Enriching Modern Residence Design

Located in Midrand, South Africa, and inspired by burglar bars proposed by the owner, this residence boasts a sculptural display of design elements criscrossing the facade. Werner van der Meulen of Nico van der Meulen Architects… was the architect who took on the construction of this magnificent residence named the Ber House. Designing the house to showcase a contemporary look

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