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Modern Residence in Hungary Oriented Towards a Garden Pond

After presenting the Lake Side Duplex House by Tóth Project Architecture Office…, another modern residence from the studio caught our attention. The Garden Pond building can be found in a quiet, suburban residential park of Mosonmagyaróvár, in north-western Hungary. It is a one-family house for four persons. The layout and the functional connections got a special attention from the

Natural Shades of Sea, Sand and Stone: Contemporary Home in Monaco


NG Studio completed the design and development of a contemporary home in Monaco. The entire interior demonstrates the idea of ​​relaxing in a space where everything is subordinated to the natural shades of the sea, sand and stone. Unlike the ostentatious luxury displayed in their eclectic apartment… in St. Petersburg, the team chose a more minimalist approach when it came

Harmonious Modern Home in Taiwan Especially Designed for Two Newlyweds


Located in the Taiwanese-American martial foreign-style houses community, this harmonious modern home was originally part of an individual building which had been constructed with old-fashion decorating. However, the life of two newlyweds was about to start here, so a new modern approach was necessary. Z-AXIS DESIGN… chose the special iron blue to be the leading role of the space. The

A Reading Retreat Like No Other: Garden Library by Mjölk architekti

Wouldn’t it be nice is the urge to read a good book came with a complimentary garden library? Check out this beautiful reading retreat envisioned and implemented by Mjölk architekti… in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. With a budget of €4500, the architects built an intriguing dwelling of wood and plywood, using the bookcase as a supporting

Timber Architecture: 10 Benefits of Wood Based Designs

In this article we’ll emblaze the kindling of our creative imaginations by exploring and detailing the benefits of wood based designs. This article isn’t going to exclusively revolve upon wooden houses, but use of wood within designs and construction also. Wood is a wondrous material; hopefully you’ll agree upon conclusion of this article.
1. Exceptional Insulator & Energy Saver
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Cantilevered Two Hulls House Overlooking the Sea in Nova Scotia, Canada

Two Hulls is one of the many fascinating detached houses, floating above the sandy beach, designed by  MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects… in Nova Scotia, Canada. Cantilevered on concrete foundations, it allows the water to flow freely underneath the structure, without harming the house in any way. The perfect place to construct a seaside refuge home, the isolated plot of land, guarded

Modern Home Aiming at Converting Traditionalists by David Small Design

Described as a “modern home that attracts and even converts traditionalists“, David’s house by David Small Design… sits on a heavily wooded lot, surrounded by traditional homes, in a suburban Toronto neighborhood. The residence is said to illustrate that modern homes can be cozy, inviting and respectful to a community’s established character. Through the use of natural materials, familiar massing

Slovakian Apartment Jazzed Up With LED Lighting by Rudolf Lesňák

An old devastating Slovakian apartment in Bratislava was the perfect challenge for architect Rudolf Lesňák…, who managed to transform it into a luxurious and comfortable home. Having a total surface of 51 square meter, it was necessary not to fill the interiors with useless day-to-day objects. All the furniture was thus “made-to measure”, while the open plan living and

Industrial Design Elements Softened by an Appealing Mix of Textures: Loft 002 in Canada

Located in Toronto’s trendy King West area, Canada, Loft 002 by Toronto-based studio Rad Design Inc… is packed full with exciting items which design enthusiasts will probably recognize. The modern apartment is as original as it gets, with its concrete ceilings and exposed pipes, Its industrial design elements are cleverly complemented by a rich palette of materials and textures, for

Behold, iPhone Enthusiasts: iSpot Table Lamp and Charging Dock by Umbra Design

We featured quite a few interesting iPhone charging docks on Freshome- check out the aSHELF… by KREAFUNK for example, which combines the functionality and design of a shelf with a built in dock for iPhones and iPods! Today we would like to share another ingenious approach with you. Entitled iSpot Table Lamp, the gadget depicted in the photos below acts

Polyhedral Monoclinic House Adapted to the Urban Setting by Atelier Tekuto

This surprising project, Polyhedral Monoclinic House, located in a peaceful neighborhood of Tokyo was designed by Atelier Tekuto…. It accommodates a three-level home for the client and several studio apartments for rent. I have to admit it, the building that just popped up on the streets of this congested city is quite startling! With an angled roof plane and

Make the Most of Your Bathroom With This Practical Layout Guide! [Infographic]


You may remember the kitchen layout guide infographic we published on Freshome a while back. In today’s post we would like to present a bathroom layout guide, as featured on Glass Tile Store…. This will come handy to anyone who is currently in the process of developing a new home. It is a known fact that bathrooms come in

Clever Redesign of a Taipei Apartment: Pad 67 by Dillon Chen

Occupying 2,200 square feet of an apartment building in Taipei, Taiwan, Pad 67 is a contemporary crib adapted for a modern urban lifestyle. Under the attentive supervision of Dillon Chen of D|C Interior Design…, this former five small bedroom apartment was transformed into a spacious two bedroom (and a guest room) home. Within an open floor plan, the living

House Incorporating Distinctive Blue Zinc Cladding by Altius Architecture

Ontario, Canada is the place where Thorncrest House is nested, incorporating distinctive cladding. The rectangular-shaped single storey residence was designed by Altius Architecture, for a family of six. Being one of their latest inspiring homes…, it features contemporary elements and a coated in blue zinc cladding exterior, standing out from the general street landscape. Glass panels replace the

Chic Apartment Emphasising Bursts of Lights and Darks by Natalia Akimov


The Russian artist designer, Natalia Akimov completed the interior of this compact chic apartment. It emphasises a bold contrast between dark tones of colour and light. Unpretentious and simplistic, the living environment doesn’t require too much special attention. Despite being a modest place, it is neatly decorated. The designer explains that each accessory, pattern or decoration aims to add a

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