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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

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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

  • Devote 2:3 of the space to the main function and the remaining 1:3 to a secondary use. Image Via: Furman + Keil Architects
  • Read on to find out why you should use the ratio in your interiors. Image Via: S&K Interiors
  • Divide your space into primary and secondary functions to keep it looking balanced. Image Via: Pickell Architecture
  • Add a runner to help balance a narrow space. Image Via: Evens Architects

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, […]

Secluded Home Overlooking River Views Beyond a Glass Wall Fireplace

There is no doubt when it comes to Specht Harpman‘s architectural talent and hard work. Homes like this light-filled Upper West Side apartment or the New Canaan Residence developed by Specht Harpman in Connecticut stay with us thanks to their elegance, simplicity and charm. Now it’s time for the Weston Residence to shine bright and refresh our inspiration […]

Contemporary Sofa Design Gathered in Curvy Collection

We see rounded design lines all around, in organic forms and man-made designs. They tell the story of continuity and inspire designers to use their elegance to create objects we surround ourselves. Desforma furniture comes to meet the needs and desires of those looking for sleek furniture design to decorate their homes with. The designers […]

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