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Social Housing Solution in Degana, Spain

Architects Nacho Ruiz and Jose Antonio Ruiz Allén Esquiroz from Zon-e Arquitectos… have been commissioned to come up with a social housing solution in the small mining town of Degana in Spain, and by the looks of it, they’ve done a sterling job. In a city where nothing new has been constructed for more than 25 years, the new building

Minimalist House H in Tokyo by Sou Fujimoto Architects

It’s a fact that space has become a high priced commodity but when you say Tokyo, it’s even worse. A very good example is the latest project by Sou Fujimoto Architects…, the House H. Meant as a way to perfectly balance volumes, spaces and light, the house follows on the Japanese minimalism with white walls and open spaces that

Leonid Afremov Paintings, Wild on Colors

You don’t have to be paintings fan, but when looking at the work of Belorussian painter Leonid Afremov…, there’s not much that can be done, it gets you. Doing only with a palette knife and oil paint, Afremov loves to create colorful scenes that reproduce the bustling city aroma. Some would say it’s the oversized polychomatism in his work

Cable Drawings by Maisie Maud Broadhead

When you’re decorating on a budget, sometimes it’s a  do-it-yourself project that gets most of your attention and your guests eyes. To prove that and if you have too much wire left from your television, designer Maisie Maud Broadhead… has come up with a simple series of installations created with wire flex and cable fixings that mimic a fireplace frame.

A Chair that Seems to Defy Everything We Knew About Gravity

One piece of furniture trickery standing upright on only two legs, this pair of Shadow Chairs by British designer Chris Duffy… seems to defy everything we knew about gravity. It looks like the lack of back legs is being substituted by the apparent black shadow that is part of the chair’s metal frame and functions as its base. A creative

Minimalist Loft with White Finished Walls in Como, Italy

The creative folks from JM Architecture… have been commissioned to redecorate an apartment in Como, Italy — and by the looks of it, they’ve done a sterling job. The biggest concern was to keep the original shape and the shell intact, yet bring a minimalist flavor to the whole invading living space. On top of bringing new functionality to the

Modular Eco House in Malaysia by Broadway Malyan

Imagine a house that you assemble close to the seaside in summer and in the mountains when the winter comes. Wouldn’t that be cool? Well somewhere along those lines, one of the largest property developers in Malaysia, Sime Darby Property, has commissioned Broadway Malyan… to come up with the plans for South East Asia’s first carbon zero residence. Prefabricated

Rock Blending Summer House in Vestfold, Norway

It’s hard to imagine that you can build a house on a terrain surrounded by rocks, but the designers from Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL… have done it on the coast of Vestfold in the southern part of Norway. Meant as a vacation house, the building replaced an older construction but adjusted to the site’s particularities in terms of

Wood Furnished Butler Residence in Portland, Oregon

Sometimes it’s the shape of the building that gives its charm, but other times it’s the furnishings you apply that get the eyes. Just take a look at the Butler Residence in Portland, Oregon, and you’ll know what I’m talking about. In charge with the whole project, the creative designers from PATH Architecture… have managed to cover the house with

Contemporary Wall House in Seattle by Adams Mohler Ghillino

What do you do if one day you see that the home you’re living in, no longer suits your family’s needs? Most people would probably sell and buy something bigger. But not if you’re architect Adams Mohler Ghillino… and if it’s the 810 SF, single-story house in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood. Previously a single-story environment, Ghillino has decided to expand

Create the Illusion of More Space with Transparency

For those who had enough with their living room setup and look for a more contemporary feel, designer Philippe Starck came up with these Kartell Victoria Ghost Chairs that promise to offer both comfort and versatility, . Designed with a rounded backrest and keeping on the classic robustness, the new Ghost chairs are made from polycarbonate that makes them scratch…

Zaha Hadid Designs the Jesolo Magica Retail and Business Center

The internationally renowned Zaha Hadid… studio is at it again, this time in Italy in the small town of Jesolo where the creative designers came up with a futuristic project for a retail and business center. Dubbed the Jesolo Magica, the structure is meant both as a eye catcher for anyone visiting but also as a major gateway into town.

Black Kitchen Cabinets are Stylish

If you thought that painting cabinets is an overwhelming job, then deciding to paint them black tends to make the task a lot more challenging. However, for some people black is a favorite color and probably just about the only shade that won’t frighten others. So take a moment to check out Emily’s kitchen. Prior to the change, Emily didn’t…

Murphy Beds for Smaller Living Spaces

It’s a fact that smaller living areas like apartment and flats usually have hardly any furniture choices on hand, hence why a large bed in the bedroom, might be a problem. But worry no more, as we just laid our eyes on a Murphy Beds collection that will solve all your space crunch problems. Custom made to fit your loft…

Swedish Inspiration – White Apartment in Goteborg

The Swedes never cease to amaze us with their extensive use of white and their fine details that have been refined to perfection for their home interiors. Large windows that allow lots of light, contemporary furniture and everything sitting in the right place, these are all things that define the minimalist theme of any Swedish apartment that has made here…

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