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Sophistication Defining Recently Renovated Stone House in Switzerland

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Undergoing a renovation – and a historic one nonetheless – is a task best left to creative professionals, who can envision a new life for an old building that still has so many to offer. This renovated stone house in a historic village in Switzerland is not only a dream come true for its owners, but an […]

Small Weekend Retreat in New York State Mirroring the Berkshire Hills

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The owner of this small weekend retreat overlooking the Berkshire Hills in Rensselaer County, New York wanted a holiday house for relaxation. In master-minding the project, architect David Jay Weiner was inspired by a cultural symbol: “In the spirit of a Japanese kimono, the house is conceived as a single sweeping volumetric sheet enclosure that […]

House Redesign Abundant in Soft Walnut Hues: “Two-Levels” Project in Ukraine

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Sergey Gotvyansky from NOTT Design Studio completed the “Two-Levels” project, a redesign of a family residence in  Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. The result is an elegant home with a color spectrum based “on the balance of rough surfaces of concrete-like plaster and warm textures of American walnut, plus white background and black embedding details”. The new layout […]

Contemporary Residence With an Unexpected Tough Silhouette in Ingarö, Sweden

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Located on the island of Ingarö, Sweden, this contemporary residence designed by Gabriel Minguez is a surprising silhouette in an unspoiled natural landscape. The residence is inspired by Japanese design and features a fastidious garden providing a good transition to the archipelago-specific vegetation surrounding the property. While the water-facing facade is open due to extensive […]

Two-Bedroom Residence Showcasing an Asymmetrical Geometry: East Van House

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East Van House is a contemporary home envisioned by Splyce Design and located in Vancouver, Canada. The two-bedroom residence displays “a dominant asymmetrical geometry to comply with the prescriptive zoning requirements for the area, while also providing space for the tall, main stair volume that rises 26 feet from floor to the peak of the […]

Malibu Beachfront Residence Mimicking the Clean Lines of an Ocean Liner

Mimicking the clean lines of an ocean liner floating at sea, this Malibu beachfront residence comes with generous 270° views of the neighboring Pacific. Expansive use of glass and plenty of terraces turn this home into an open gallery where the main elements on display are the sun, sand and waves. The street facade comes […]

Inviting Central Gothenburg Apartment Sprinkled With Industrial Elements

This central Gothenburg apartment sprinkled with industrial elements features two rooms and an open layout encouraging socializing. Described as a perfect spot for feeling the pulse of the city while enjoying harmonious Swedish living, this crib- located in a beautiful turn of the century building- comes with lovely rooftop views. Discovered on Alvhem, the 67 […]

Striking Modern Addition Bringing Light and LA Views Inside

Renovating a ranch house in Los Angeles and making it appear contemporary and elegant was what architect Martin Fenlon did for his latest project. We wouldn’t be presenting this modern addition if it wasn’t something special about it. Photos taken by Eric Staudenmaier show how large, open spaces resulted from this inspired choice of adding a modern volume to the […]

Contemporary Family Home Integrating a Vintage Car Train: Platform House in Japan

Platform House is a creative residential project completed by Japanese architect Takanobu Kishimoto in Takasago City. According to the project developers, this car train in the images below has been on the site for years. Despite the initial plans to remove it completely, the architects decided to integrate it in the overall design of the […]

10 Top Kitchen Trends for 2015

In the year 2015, the kitchen is not being built for just cooking. Rather, it is becoming a multi-purpose room that simultaneously allows restaurant-worthy meals to be made while also acting as the hub of all conversation, dining, social gatherings and festivities. We already know that kitchens seem to have a magic power of pulling […]

Refined Interpretation of a Traditional Cottage: Panorama House in Canada

Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement completed Panorama House, a refined interpretation of the traditional cottage, complete with pitched metal roof and dark-stained Eastern cedar shingles. Located at the edge of a forest, in Sainte-Adèle, Canada, the residence consists of a rectangular volume pierced by many windows and livened up by an orange front door. Its interiors are warm […]

Practical One-Level Residence With a Spacious Cross-Section: The Skylight House

Challenged to design a spacious residence for a family of six in Sydney, Australia, Andrew Burges Architects developed Skylight House, a compact and functional one-level retreat: “Our brief for this residential alterations and additions project was to rework a badly planned existing dwelling, and previous alterations project, to create a house with improved natural light […]

Sumptuous, Yet Intimate Design Scheme Exhibited by M Restaurant in London

The first thing that strikes you when you walk into M Restaurant on Threadneedle Walk is how big the space is, yet how intimate it feels! This brand new 12,000 square foot London eatery, was a collaboration between a veteran restaurateur and his interior designer, Rene Dekker. Martin Williams’ vision was to create an establishment […]

Challenging Australian Home Design Polished to Perfection

Bowler Residence was designed by Tim Stewart Architects to comply with strict building regulations while offering a platform for panoramic city views in Paddington, Queensland. This modern Australian home was imagined as a terraced space for living with direct connection to the sunny outdoors. Architects describe it as “this new residence in Paddington, Queensland involved the integration […]

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