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10 Things You Should Know About Becoming An Interior Designer

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Are you always receiving compliments on your interior design taste? Do you love decorating rooms and arranging furniture? If you answered yes to these questions, then maybe a career in interior design is right for you. Before making a life-altering career choice, there are some things you should know about the design world. There are […]

Modern Forest House Flaunting Signature Upper Floor Sky Garden

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Demonstrating high quality on a modest budget, this contemporary forest home by Garret Cord Werner introduces us to one family’s dream. Private and inviting, opening towards the forest in the back, this oasis of happiness was built with relaxation in mind. The upper floor, where the private spaces were built, is flooded with light and seamlessly connected […]

Innovative 3D Printed Concrete Able to Withstand Earthquakes: The Quake Column

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3D printing is quickly creating new trends in building technology. California-based architecture firm Emerging Objects recently presented the Quake Column, an innovative pillar of 3D printed concrete able to withstand earthquakes. The design is inspired by an ancient masonry technique: “The interlocking stone of Incan structures creates an absence of resonant frequencies and stress concentration points. […]

Colombo, an Irreverent Egg-Shaped Table Produced With Artisanal Know-How

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Colombo is the most recent furniture project presented to us via e-mail by company WEWOOD–Portuguese Joinery. The unconventional egg-inspired table in solid oak was designed with elegance and irreverence, and produced with artisanal know-how. Colombo is a piece which combines an innovative look with traditional techniques of joinery. Its legs were constructed using wood-turning, a […]

Modern Kiev Apartment Designed for a Flourishing Young Family

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Ukrainian studio Ivan Yurima Architects designed an inspiring modern apartment in Kiev, where a family can bond together in comfort and elegance. Spreading over 200 square meters, the apartment in central Kiev’s Pechersk historical neighborhood was imagined for a young family who have a modern take on their lifestyle. Based on principles of minimalist functions and an aesthetically pleasant environment, […]

Tribute to Oblique Lines in Modern Home Architecture: House W

Have a look at this original family dwelling recently reinvented by Studio Prototype and located in the Dutch town of Duiven. The project (entitled House W) is a renovation and redesign of a charming turn-of-the-century house: “The new volume formulates a contemporary answer to the existing home. The volumes are slightly shifted from each other, creating a […]

Why You Should Use The Golden Ratio In Your Decor

We’ve all heard of the golden ratio. Most likely, it’s filed away with all the rest of your memories from your college art class or you read about in passing when perusing an article in the newspaper a couple of weeks ago. But, did you know that the golden ratio also plays a role in […]

Army Barracks Exceptionally Converted into Family Apartment in Germany: Loft ESN

Loft ESN by Ippolito Fleitz Group embodies an exceptional transformation of an army barracks into a spacious living space in Palmscher Park, Esslingen, Germany. An open and spacious living area with differentiated functional zones and tantalizing visual perspectives was created across 400 square meters. Now when a visitor enters the loft, a wide space opens […]

Contemporary Single-Floor Home Parading a Refreshing Transparency 

Making a powerful first impression, this contemporary single-floor home in Phoenix, Arizona, helps the owners stay connected to the outdoors at all times.  An infill house in Phoenix’s historic Pierson Place neighborhood, it received its name from the fact that this lot was the last vacant one in the neighborhood and architects of The Ranch Mine saw it […]

14 Inspiring Custom-Built Modern Cat Houses Revealed at LA Fundraising Event

All cat lovers out there will be pleased to see sculptural, artistic modern cat houses that not only provide their furry little pets with shelter and climbing fun, but also decorate modern interiors. And when you add a social dimension, you get the best of both worlds. These 14 intricate modern cat houses were especially built by […]

What is a LEED Certified Home?

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a certification program for green building. There are numerous levels and ratings within this certification program that recognize best-in-class building strategies for homes, offices, new construction, schools, hospitals, retail and much more. LEED is designed to be flexible and far-reaching, opening the doors to ALL development […]

Your Luffa Sponge Paved the Way to Modern 3D Acoustic Tiles

What do you get when you mix a natural material used in a new way with a conscious choice of saving the eco-system? You get that distinctive feeling of being part of the solution, instead of the problem. Brazilian born designer Mauricio Affonso of LuffaLab found a way to create acoustic tiles from the tropical vine plant […]

Expansive Rotterdam Market Hall Shaped Like A Giant Horse Shoe by MVRDV

From nine o’clock in the morning, until eight o’clock in the evening, the inhabitants of Rotterdam will have a chance to evaluate fresh food and other goodies inside a new massive arch-shaped venue. The Rotterdam Market Hall was described by the architects at MVRDV as “a sustainable combination of food, leisure, living and parking, fully […]

Ingenious Modern Makeover Reviving Malay Urban Heritage

With elegance and grace, a modern makeover can bring back the focus on living rather than preserving. And not just any kind of living. Owners of this remarkably renovated Peranakan shophouse in Singapore can pride themselves on enjoying an updated version of a home that served both as a residence and for commercial purposes. Known as the 17BR-House, […]

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