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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

10 Hottest Fresh Architecture Trends in 2014

In this article we’ll bring to you ten heavy hitting architectural… trends and give reasons why they’ll continue to grow in strength in 2014.
1.  Passive Homes
One of the most prevalent trends in the architectural world today is the shift towards a reduction in the consumption of energy; a reduction in carbon emissions, a focus on green principles.  The

Mirror Fence Reflecting the Ever-Changing Landscape by Alyson Shotz

Commissioned and challenged to design a space divider in Socrates Sculpture Park (Long Island City, USA), artist Alyson Shotz… came up with a creative mirror fence. The installation is barely noticeable during summer and winter and sparkles some great visual effects in autumn and spring, when the color diversity is at its peak. The unconventional project measures 138 feet x

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

Norway Landscape Wound Commemorating Utoya Mass Shooting

Finalizing the Norway’s July 22 memorial site competition, Director of KORO/Public Art Norway Svein Bjørkås decided that Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg… would build three July 22 Memorial sites in Norway. In order to commemorate the attacks in Oslo and Utoya (a small island outside of the capital), the artist presented a proposal to cut a gap into the Sørbråten

Charming Small Cottage Near Moscow With a Surface of 18 Sqm

Russian architect Andrey Bugaev from ArtEcoloy… sent us photos of a small cottage he designed near Moscow, Russia. The 18 square meter dwelling is located on a hill and serves as a refuge for two adults and two children. People come to “The Ship” for the weekend in winter and the house stays empty for the rest of the week.

An Unusually Dark Spin on Suburban Culture: Landed by Ian Strange

Australian visual artist Ian Strange refreshes our perspective on suburban culture. From graffiti to explosions, from building a replica of his childhood home to exploring a larger suburban perspective, Ian Strange (formerly known as street artist Kid Zoom) pushes the boundaries of self-expression with each idea. Lustik… opened our eyes to his latest work – the dark half-buried suburban house

Broken Furniture: Functionality Kills the Fun by Lennart Van Uffelen

Functionality Kills the Fun by Lennart Van Uffelen …is a series of broken furniture that go by one principle: Functionality is overrated! Products become more interesting when they perform their task partly or even poorly. Most of the time the image or the emotional value that the object generates is what makes it so fascinating. In cases where the functionality

Playful Cabinets: NODO Furniture Family by Andrea Brugnera


Andrea Brugnera… sent us photos and information about a a series of playful cabinets entitled NODO:  When I designed this family of cabinets, I wanted a set of container furniture for all the room of house, with three fundamental design features: the first is the customization, not only aesthetic but also functional; the second is that they were lifted from

Minimalist Swedish Two-Level Apartment Exhibiting an Alluring Design

Designed and implemented by ConceptHome…, this minimalist Swedish two-level apartment features plenty of captivating features. The idea of simple luxury is gradually released as you go around from room to room. With its high ceilings and massive windows framing a charming neighboring landscape, the living area is the most imposing. A fireplace made from natural stone separates the living

Self-Sustainable Underwater Living: Sub-Biosphere 2 by Phil Pauley [Video]

London designer Phil Pauley… came up with a futuristic concept for self-sustainable underwater living. Entitled Sub-Biosphere 2, his incredible underwater city is a viable structure “designed for aquanauts, tourism and oceanographic life sciences and long-term human, plant and animal habitation“. The project consists of eight living biomes (communities of flora and fauna) that span a site width of 340m (1105

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