Focusing On Views With A Modern Addition To An Old Farmhouse

Located north of Toronta, Canada, this recently revised residence underwent an extensive renovation and received additional spaces that concentrate surrounding views and complement the existing architecture. PLANT Architects… used the 85 square meter addition to reorient the house towards views of nearby hills and pond below, reformulating this turn of the century farmhouse’s floor plan. Known as the Creemore Farm,

Contemporary Home With Dramatic Views of the San Francisco Skyline

Located in a dense neighborhood in San Francisco, this modern home designed by studio SB Architects… takes advantage of a unique area in Bernal Heights, where privacy is not just a beautiful dream. The architects explain: “The goal for this project was to seize the unique zoning opportunity to build a new home on this desirable, but never-developed, corner site

Cool Cycling Pavilion in Hainan, China: Bicycle Club by NL Architects

The need for a place dedicated to bicycle enthusiasts was answered with an inspirational project in Hainan, China. Bicycle Club was designed by NL Architects… and is an impressive cycling pavilion, meant to bring people together and encourage one of the greatest sports. Here is more on the project’s structure from the architects: “A rooftop cycling arena is supported by

Old and New Building Sections Combined in an Original Sydney Residence

Tusculum Residence is the result of a contemporary renovation and addition to an early 20th-century terrace house in Sydney, Australia. The project was envisioned by Smart Design Studio… and combines a classic style with a modern approach. According to the architects, an important element of the renovation project is a “grand and gracefully spiralling stair that forms the pivotal junction

Red Walls and Glistening Fins Defining a Modern Home in Australia

The creative team at WoodWoodWard Architecture… completed the design for Finn House, a modern residence settled amid the trees and coastal scrub on the Silverleaves Foreshore, in Victoria, Australia. The architecture of the project stands out due to the use of red glazed brick walls, functionally separating the areas of the residence. Here is more information from the official description

Synthetic Grass-Covered Volumes Adorned With Unusual Details

This unusual detached home applying the principles of an Escher painting in architecture displays a volumetric facade covered in a soft synthetic grass, pierced by weirdly placed staircases and large windows adorned with other windows. Yes, it is a lot to take in, but focusing on each detail at a time gives us a complete view of this green residence

Hard To Ignore Glass Floor In High-End Mexican Penthouse

Constructing a positive, comfortable home with intriguing details that keeps inhabitants content and guests mesmerized is a real challenge. The result must be flattering and compose a certain atmosphere. Guadalajara-based studio Hernandez Silva Arquitectos… managed to do that with the PPDG Penthouse, a residential space located on the 15th floor of a 70′s Mexican colonial building in Guadalajara. Striking modern

Undulating Modern Lecture Hall in Germany Built on a Limited Budget

When commissioned to build a new lecture hall for the Technical University Munich, Germany, architects Deubzer König & Rimmel Architekten… came up with a creative and visually appealing solution. This undulating modern building is a result of a 9-month planning and building period, on a budget estimated at just 60% of regular building costs. According to the architects, “the almost

Artistic Focal Point Connecting The Living And The Attic

The M2 House is a residential project better described visually because of its massive dark focal point in the middle of the living space – a dark wooden staircase connecting the apartment to an attic space. This impressive project underwent by Italian Studio Associato Bettinelli …solidifies a permanent residence. A space composed of a bright living space designed to hide

Two Duplex Homes Merged in a Single Modern Project: Dupli Dos Residence

The Dutch company JUMA Architects in collaboration with Minimum Arquitectura… combined two duplex homes in a single contemporary residence, resulting in Dupli Dos Residence. The two existing external staircases were demolished and replaced by an internal staircase. The steel canopies and wooden sun terraces provide the visual fusion of the two original living entities. Hypnotic ocean views and tasteful modern

House V in Costa Brava Displaying a Practical Layout

House V in Costa Brava was recently completed by Barcelona-based studio Magma Arquitectura… and was especially developed to meet the living requirements of a large family. According to the architects, “the project is configured as a large stone base, on which stands a large horizontal platform. The permeable cut of the staircase subdivides the platform into two independent bodies. Part

Inviting Home in Australia Cleverly Combining Traditional and Modern Features

Christopher Polly Architect… designed the Elliott Ripper House, an inviting residence happily combining modern features with warm, rustic touches. Located in Rozelle, Sydney, Australia, this 161 square meter home displays a charming weatherboard cladding profile, large glass doors and pivoting windows allowing various degrees of openness: “The project simply and directly extrapolates existing formal qualities in plan and section, with

30 Under Stair Shelves and Storage Space Ideas

Stair shelves and unconventional storage spaces around your stairs are clever ways to declutter you home. In this post we will present 30 solutions that could serve as inspiration when it comes to making your crib a bit more… functional. Whether you live in a traditional or modern house, there are plenty of elegant ways below that can help you…

Private and Public Residential Spaces Bonded With Nature

Rising two stories in the air, the Mary Lake Residence in the Village of Port Sydney, Huntsville, Ontario welcomes owners with a body made out of two separate volumes connected by a glazed entrance on the first floor and almost transparent second floor staircase and corridor uniting the upstairs spaces. Surrounded by tall white pines, this creation of Toronto-based studio

Wood And Concrete Hillside Maruyama House In Japan

Overlooking the city of Sapporo, Japan, this simple residential construction gathers views from all directions and draws them inside, through massive floor-to-ceiling windows. Surrounding vegetation and the house’s hillside location ensures the dwellers privacy is protected and they can become “victims” of a comfortable lifestyle. Designed by Japanese studio Atelier Sano…, the residence bearing the name Maruyama House displays

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