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Lavinia

Lavinia has a Master’s degree in Cultural Management and is a University graduate in Tourism Economy. She also has a degree in photography and experience as a copywriter, developing targeted texts connected to various domains, including traveling (check out her travel blog) and design. Find more about Lavinia on our about us page.

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Untamed Geometry Showcased by Modern House Exterior in Melbourne

Nic Owen Architects are a team of young designers dedicated to creating a shift in modern architecture as we know it. If you have a look at Fitzroy North House …( an extension of a Victorian terrace on a very challenging site published on Freshome a while back) and then check out the photos below, you may just pick up

Sustainable 90 Sqm Residence in Mexico City: Casa Calero

The creative minds at DCPP arquitectos… completed the design and development of Casa Calero, a charming 90 square meter home in Mexico City. The main challenge of the project was to reuse the materials of an already existing construction on the site and envision a comfortable living space with limited resources. As a result of these premises, Casa Calero was

Powerful Holiday Statement: 7 Bedroom Villa Beyond in Phuket, Thailand

Overlooking the waters of the Andaman Sea and the green vistas of Bang Tao in Phuket, Thailand, Villa Beyond… combines an original escape with the comfort of modern living. According to the official description, the project is a mixture of luxury and elegance “neatly encapsulated in an architectural symphony of stone, wood, concrete and steel, all effortlessly blended and infused

A Story of Boats and Inspiring Modern Design: South Coast Residence in Australia

Designed for two people who often receive visits from grown children, grand children & elderly parents, South Coast Residence combines architecture ingenuity with function: “The clients have a love for boats, concrete and all things Japanese. Our aim was to create a safe harbor for living; to borrow and imbed the ocean-scape within the house views and to make a

Tribute to Peaceful Living: Elegant Coodo Modular Units

We instantly fell for these minimalist modular units envisioned by Kranj-based design studio Coodo! In short, a coodo is a frame with nicely rounded corners whose walls are made of glass with the heating, cooling, installation, and power systems concealed in the walls, floor and ceiling. The most appealing feature of the project (initially discovered on Adelto…) is

Nature-Inspired Furniture With Cleverly Integrated Storage Space: Pebble Table


Mikhail Belyaev‘s Pebble Table comes with an original semi-oval shape and a glossy white finish, making it a good match for contemporary interior design schemes, as well as for outdoor leisure spaces. The nature-inspired furniture piece consists of a glass surface continued below with a sleek storage section.
Combining practicability with modern elegance seems to be at the core

Secluded House Integrated in a Forest Reserve: The Ruben Dishdishyan Retreat


According to Russian architect Nicholas Lyzlov… who developed Ruben Dishdishyan Retreat, the owner wanted a crib that was “closed from the neighbors, but also completely open to nature. The rear facade of the house is entirely open – there are huge windows and all of the rooms can see the forest. The house is like a fairytale.” Brick and wood

Opulent Modern Getaway in Buenos Aires, Argentina: BLLTT House

BLLTT House was recently completed by Enrique Barberis… in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The massive residence consists of two levels wrapped in a modern rectangular shape and visually “continued” with a swimming pool. Geometry was taken further with triangular piercings adorning the lateral and back walls of the building. White, red and black were chosen for the exterior finishes, pleasantly contrasting

Discreet Charm and Clever Design Solutions: Beam&Block House


Based on the concept of “less is more”, mode:lina office… designed Beam&Block House, a modern 140 sqm house in Poznań, Poland displaying clever design solutions. Scandinavian style, clients’ favorite, is represented by materials like raw concrete and wood. White and dark grey shades with ubiquitous energetic yellow color add to the mix. Paintings, designer furniture and accessories take the center

Residential Project in Mexico Advocating Deconstructive Design: Casa Gòmez

The idea of distorting and fragmenting walls, roofs or interior volumes is the basis for the architecture current called “Deconstructivism”. Casa Gòmez developed by SO Studio in Cancun, Mexico is a residential project exhibiting the up-mentioned characteristics. The avant-garde building seems to be visually created by broken rhythms, randomly positioned walls and unexpected inclinations.
According to the architects, “the design

Most Expensive Home in the US: Copper Beech Farm, Connecticut

The photos below depict a charming looking building in Connecticut dating back to the 1890s, surrounded by a 50-acre property. But the unusual fact about this mansion is that it was currently listed for sale at a striking price tag of $190, officially making it the most expensive home in the US! According to Business Insider, …Copper Beech Farm has

Exotic Thailand Villa Unveiling Panoramic Views of the Phuket Foothills


With a privileged location oceanfront on the picturesque Cape Yamu on the east coast of Phuket, Villa Padma… unveils panoramic views towards the Phuket foothills. According to the official description, guests at Villa Padma will be welcomed by the display of colors from the lush greenery of the mangrove forest into a laid-back holiday retreat. The main building features four

Ultra-Modern Residence in Stockholm With Exceptional Design Features

In this post we would like to present a Swedish home displaying an ultra-modern architecture approach. The whitewashed residence (discovered by Freshome on Skeppsholmen…) is structured on two levels and features a big terrace with a molded sun-drenched infinity pool of 8×5 meters adorned with light blue glass mosaic. Another outdoor highlight is an immersed terrace, large enough for

Industrial Elements in a Perfect Design Composition: Hardiman Street Extension


The Hardiman Street extension developed by ODR architects… in Melbourne, Australia is the first stage of a larger project which will eventually see the original double-plot, single-title property developed into multiple typologies for inner suburban living. Heritage controls defined the existing layout to an extent. Existing bedrooms were retained as the front two rooms, followed by a new bathroom/laundry and

Remote Luxury Chalet Surrounded by Natural Delight: Lower Foxtail Residence

Combining a requirement for luxury with the latest ideas in modern decor, Reid Smith Architects & Len Cotsovolos ( Interior Architectural Designer )… completed Lower Foxtail Residence, a “sparkling residence of glass and clean lines tucked in among predominantly rustic cabins in the Yellowstone Club.” With a remote location and plenty of lush greenery surrounding the building, this Montana house

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