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Raphaelle

Raphaelle Guran is a blogger, full time writer and a Digital Marketing specialist. She is fascinated with Advertising and the Creative Industries, paying a special interest in Creativity of all kinds. She doesn't believe in neither limits nor limitations and the constantly growing thirst of new fields of inspiration brought her to Freshome.

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Mirroring the Contrasts of Old and New: Mews 04 Project in London

When I think of London, I think of this extravagant city that stands out through a distinct urban vibe, architecture, diversity, people and last, but not least, contrasts. London is an inspiration and a delight for the soul. On one hand, you’ve got a city filled with history and on the other, a modern and rushed metropolis. Mirroring the contrasts

Soothing Residential Project Overlooking the Mediterranean

Carlos Gilardi… designed the Mediterranean Pearl (La Perla Del Mediterráneo), an ambitious residential project located nearby the sea. As the name already suggests it, the house overlooks the Mediterranean Sea (Bay of Altea, to be more specific) and it opens toward the natural setting. A soothing ambience and the feeling of wellbeing encompasses the house. Wide terraces, wide glass panels,

A New Bathroom Philosophy: Must Collection by Altamarea Bathroom Boutique

Using precious materials such as Brown Onyx, Paonazzetto, Fior di Pesco Carnico, along with stone and wood, Altamarea Bathroom Boutique… created a unique collection of bathroom furniture and accessories that will absolutely blow your mind! Must is a fairly stunning selection of contrasting objects of décor that can transform a regular bathroom into a fancy vintage-like boudoir or an elegant

Fabulous Private Residence Encompassed by Vegetation in Los Angeles

The city of abundance and wellbeing, Los Angeles is best known for its unimaginable luxury mansions belonging to the affluent class. We’ve stumbled upon several residential projects among which West Knoll (West Hollywood), this fabulous private residence encompassed by lush greenery. A pure delight for the eye, the house was completed in 2013, by Amit Apel Design, Inc…. As

Reinterpretation of a Traditional Barn: Malbaie VIII Residence in France

Nested in the breathtaking region of Charlevoix, France, Malbaie VIII Residence is a reinterpretation of a traditional barn with a neat, uncluttered interior. The indulgent feeling of calmness reigns, spreading its charm over the neighbouring forests. The maze of greenery encompassing the house, the St. Lawrence River, the fresh sound of morning, the soothing rays of sunlight – all these…

A Temple of Relaxation and Light in the Woods: Black White Residence

Black White Residence is an award-winning renovation project completed by the very well known Virginia-based architect, David Jameson… in Bethesda, US. Exploring the idea of space and outlining the connection with nature, the new house presents itself as a temple of relaxation and light. Definitely not just a simple shack “lost” in the middle of the woods, but a contemporary

Contemporary Country House Inspiring Freedom and Serenity in Brazil

This contemporary country house designed by Ana Cristina Faria in collaboration with Maria Flavia Melo… exhales freedom and heightens the sense of serenity. Envisioned as a wonderful rustic retreat, it connects the inhabitants with the outdoors, inviting them to enjoy the exotic and luxuriant surroundings. Located near Sao Sebastiao das Aguas Claras, Minas Gerais, Brazil, the dwelling boasts a spacious

House Gripping the Landscape in Japan by Shogo Aratani

Krampon, or the house gripping the landscape, nestled on a rocky emplacement in Hyogo, is the one of the most ingenious projects made by Japanese architect Shogo Aratani…. Clambering on the steepness of the scenery, this two storey venue is designed for an 11-meter change of level, front to back, is divided into a string of blocks staggering up

Luxurious Apartment in Tel Aviv Close to the Sea by Daniel Hasson

Daniel Hasson… designed this luxurious apartment in Tel Aviv, very close to the sea. Interior inspires calmness and sophistication. Envisioned as a continuous and unitary living space, the living/ social area opens to the sea. Walls have been replaced with floor-to-ceiling glass panels, allowing inhabitants to explore visually the infinite expanse of water. Decoration implied choosing a fine selection of

Luxury Mansion in Singapore With an Appealing Monochromatic Interior

Aemer Architects… designed the 13 Cove Grove, a private luxury mansion, located in Singapore. Its connection with the waterfront is on all levels: from structure (curving like a boomerang to facilitate views), to the transparent interior and the timber deck extending from the house into the pier. Opening toward the lap pool, it offers a relaxing view and a calming

Hobby Influences Interior: Project for Music Lovers in Venezuela

Grand Europa Apartment is a wonderful project designed by Farid Chacón and Claudia Urdaneta of NMD|NOMADAS… for a family who lives and “breathes” through music. Very modern and hip, the residence located in Maracaibo, Venezuela, spreads over 300 square feet and displays a functional interior, specially designed to provide acoustic comfort. The two architects assigned with the project have paid

Exotic Wooden House Exhaling Life and Energy in Costa Rica

Recently we’ve stumbled upon Flotanta House, a project designed by Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture…, in an exotic and exciting location, Puntarenas Canton, Costa Rica. The house elevated above the ground, on a series of piloti, gives the illusion of floating above the hillside. We were absolutely amazed by the powerful influence of nature on the house’s design: box-like pavilions

Compact Waterfront Residence with a Highly Reinforced Structure

Located on the northern end of Camano Island, the Tsunami House is a compact waterfront residence with a highly reinforced structure. Carefully designed by Designs Northwest Architects… to withstanding tsunamis and powerful wave actions, the house features on the ground floor flexible multi use spaces instead of regular rooms. Naturally, the neatly designed living spaces wouldn’t help much in the

Architectural Minimalism and Geometric Layouts: Seth Navarrete House

Located in Zapopan, Mexico, Seth Navarrete House is a brilliant example of architectural minimalism. Designed by Agraz Arquitectos…, the residence distinguishes itself by its unique geometric layout. Home of a young couple, it was completed with a short budget and on a 200 square meter terrain. From the outside, the inhabitable space might look a little bit tight, but

Contemporary Basalt-Brick House Sustainably Built in South Korea

There are two things that make Scale-ing House, a project defined by JOHO Architecture… in South Korea, interesting and habitable: great views and light. Located in Pangyo, one of the popular residential areas and overlooking the Cheonggyesan mountains, this contemporary basalt-brick construction was designed with sustainability in mind. The project based on the natural convection current showcases an interesting orientation

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