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Scandinavian Duplex Harmonizing Coziness and Elegance in Gothenburg

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Harmonizing coziness and interior design simplicity, this Scandinavian duplex discovered by Freshome on Alvhem is our idea of an inspiring home. The place features a total living surface of 104 square meters and consists of three lively rooms plus kitchen. Located in a charming old building in the Kungshöjd area, Gothenburg, the apartment comes with […]

Original Design Celebrating Permeability and Exploration: Aireys House in Australia

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Located on the Aireys Inlet, Victoria, Australia, the Aireys House by Byrne Architects has a privileged location high on a cliff, overlooking the ocean. The water, sand and gravel tracks were all elements that inspired the design approach: “Central to the concept are ideas of fluidity and exploration. Our aim was to emulate the fluid […]

Private Penthouse in Kazakhstan Celebrating Multisensory Living

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Berlin-based studio COORDINATION has completed a new private penthouse in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Located on the 30+ floor in the highest and most prominent building of the city, the Esentai Tower, this apartment is aimed to be a place for sensory and intellectual stimulation as well as a refuge for relaxation. The brief was to create […]

Bungalow-Style Home Added a Playful Extension to Encourage Family Interaction

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How can you enhance the overall design of a family home in order to encourage socializing? MAKE Architecture created a playful extension for a St Kilda Californian-Style Bungalow in Melbourne, Australia. Imagined more like a favorite café than a common private house, the new project offers welcoming spaces for informal gatherings and entertainment. A decorative […]

Snow Country Retreat Overlooking Whistler Valley in Canada: Hadaway House

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Patkau Architects completed the development of Hadaway House, a charming snow country house overlooking Whistler valley in southwest British Columbia, Canada. The project developers explain how the unconventional shape of the retreat derives from the intersection of two main aspects: “The first is the allowable building footprint and height. The second is the need to […]

Chrysalis Childcare Centre Developed Around Mature Trees in Auckland, New Zealand

Collingridge and Smith Architects completed the design and development of Chrysalis Childcare Centre, a modern project in Auckland, New Zealand. The 800 square-meter site which hosts the project is located in a commercial area. Yet common building was restricted due to the presence of two mature protected trees: “For most developers the trees have been […]

Bright Orange Staircase as Focal Point for Casa Blanca Residence in Peru

A massive white block excavated to make room for living spaces is seemingly the concept for Casa Blanca Residence in Lima, Peru. Envisioned and implemented by Architect Martin Dulanto Sangalli, the modern home offers an optimized indoor-outdoor connection and plenty of opportunities for socializing and leisure. The “chief actor” of the interior design scheme (also […]

Daring Modern Addition to Century-Old Farmhouse in the Niagara Escarpment

Mineral Springs Project by Toronto architecture firm superkül consisted of an intriguing modern addition to a century-old farmhouse. Clad in Corten steel and ipe wood, the extension was developed as extra living space to serve the needs of a family of four : “Built on 16 acres of land in the Niagara Escarpment, a working […]

Discreet Blend of Old and New Defining “House 3″ in Melbourne, Australia

House 3 by Coy Yiontis Architects consists of a renovation and extension of an existing two-level home on a site in Melbourne, Australia. According to the project developers, the strategy was to “divide the house into two discreet buildings, old and new, separated by a large central courtyard and reconnected by a glazed link. The […]

10 Things Every Architecture Student Needs to Know Now

Do buildings speak to you?  Not literally, of course, but are you always admiring the curves, shape and body of architecture, imagining what the designer was trying to convey through its shape? If so, perhaps the study of architecture is something for you to pursue. But wait— there is a lot more to studying architecture […]

Sizeable Yet Intimate Modern Residence in Australia: Boandyne House

Boandyne House is a modern residential project recently completed by SVMSTUDIO in Toorak, Victoria, Australia. The 5,382 square-foot house located at the end of a cul-de-sac proved to be a challenge the architects successfully overcame: “With difficult overlooking constraints due to the position of the property on the slope we decided to create an intimate home […]

Ingenious Folding Table Inspired by a Caterpillar’s Track: Wooden Cloth [Video]

Swedish carpentry student Nathalie Dackelid designed Wooden Cloth, a flexible table that can do wonders in tight spaces. Seemingly inspired from a caterpillar’s track, this project can be enlarged little by little, unlike other tables with fixed extensions. The unconventional table is made of locally grown ash, with a transparent Osmo oli finish: “The end […]

10 Things I Wish My Realtor Would Have Told Me

Ah, home ownership—the dream we all chase. Owning your own home is freeing, but it certainly catapults you quickly into the adult world of bills, brokers, and banking. There are so many things to know before buying a home, and even if you have owned and sold homes in the past, there may be things […]

Inspiring Display of Natural Textures: Nairn Road Residence in Dorset, England

Designed by David James Architects in Dorset, England, Nairn Road Residence displays a sober modern exterior appearance. The blend of stone, render, glass and aluminium making up the street facade creates visual contrasts with the iroko timber gate. According to the project developers, the residence “meets the client’s brief of creating a contemporary house using natural […]

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