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John Hejduk’s Study On Architectural Form and Function


Eccentricity is this structure’s main characteristic – a Corbusian – inspired study on the relationship between interior and exterior spaces – named Wall House 2 and located in Groningen, the Netherlands. After 28 years since the original design was completed and one year after the death of its architect – John Hejduk… – the Wall House 2 displays the struggle

Welcoming Two-In-One Guest House In Camps Bay


We just received photos of a beautiful guest Villa in Camps Bay, Cape Town. Sent by Margot, one of our inspired readers, the photos of this residential structure show us how a home can benefit from not only great architecture and interior design, but also a stunning location that only adds charm to the framing windows. Rising tall above the

Stunning Costa Brava Property Overlooking The Mediterranean


With a location that pampers successful attempts to create luxurious residential structures, this stunning Costa Brava property proudly displays a chic arrangement of spaces. Rising from atop Spain’s Wild Coast cliffs, the 15,586 square foot property is nestled between rocks in a private residential area. A sculptural spiral staircase connects the levels of the house and offers an alternative to

Redefining Spaces With Astounding Anamorphic Illusions


Space composition as seen from a single vantage point can offer surprising points of view. These Anamorphic Illusions by Swiss artist Felice Varini… capture a mind-opening spectacle of geometry applied to three dimensional spaces. Based on a complex study of perspective, all the Anamorphic Illusions were created by the artist as part of a series of spaces. A simple change

Color and Textures Defining the Modern Saratoga Creek House in California


Saratoga Creek House was developed by Berkeley-based studio WA Design… and is located in Saratoga, California, USA. Built for a technology company executive and his wife, the residence is integrated within a peaceful natural setting, defined by old oaks with dense canopies, and a meandering seasonal creek. The project is made up of a series of small structures, connected by

Concrete Buenos Aires House by Vanguarda Architects


Glass, wood and concrete were used to give the residence an interesting depth – wood is used as an accent and glass helps illuminate the interior with bright natural light. Dressed in a concrete play of volumes, this Buenos Aires property was designed by Vanguarda Architects…. The wooden entrance door seems to be part of the architecture and welcomes

Pure White Highgate Apartment Split Into Half-Levels


TG Studio…, with architecture and design offices in London, were the ones who envisioned this serene and contemporary white space. Clearly influenced by the owner’s Norwegian upbringing, this classy Highgate Apartment in a mid terraced house near Hampstead Heath displays a sculptured interior design, carefully placed to incorporate views of Parliament Hill. Evoking memories of the owner’s mountainous and

Dark Mountain House Mirroring the Surroundings


This dark-cladded mountain house, designed by Miurashin Architect + Associates…, is camouflaged between trees on a sloping terrain in Karuizawa, Japan. A pavilion reached via a metal bridge welcomes family and guests to the warm and contemporary interiors, dressed in wood via a top floor pavilion. Living and entertaining spaces are sheltered by the middle floor, while the lower

Canadian Muskoka Boathouse and Seasonal Residence


It’s time to share some boat house inspiration! For those of you looking to build a boat house, this rural boat house with seasonal residence can be the inspiration you were looking for. Located in Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, Canada, the construction that borrows the name of its location is a renovation of an existing boathouse with a 600 square foot

Overlooking Paddy Fields in Bali: Kayu Aga House


Located in Canggu, Bali, a small community where anyone can enjoy the tranquil Balinese village life, the Kayu Aga House was designed by Indonesian architect Yoka Sara…. Pastoral surroundings make the location of this exceptional home better connect to the basic life, but gives the inhabitants the comfort of living in a contemporary residence. Designed for Italian businessman Alberto

Contemporary Design Employing Natural Materials: Lake Travis Residence


Lake Travis Residence was designed by Hsu Office of Architecture… and is an imposing modern home located near Austin, Texas. According to the architects, “this two story custom residence utilizes a bisecting plan to offer flexible open space and respond to the grade of the site. Natural materials such as wood siding, stacked ledge stone and stucco are used to

Exquisite Top Floor Apartment Featuring Stylish Details


Some apartments were designed to inject a feeling of modern lifestyle combined with the luxury of living in a bright, open space. This Top Floor Apartment in one of London’s central districts – Kensington – occupies 1,285 square feet. Two cozy yet stylish bedrooms, one with a master suite, the other with a separate shower room, designed to use the

Stunning Ocean Guest House Wrapped in Fiber Cement Panels


With offices in Bridgehampton, Stelle Architects… were the team challenged to design the Ocean Guest House project – a contemporary residence in Bridgehampton, New York. The house located on the street side of an ocean side property was originally built in the 1970′s and was renovated and added on in the 1980′s. Challenging the architects to create a stunning contemporary

Imposing Modern Home in Brazil: Casa Acapulco


Casa Acapulco was designed by architects Flavio Castro Arquitectos  …and is a 3,660 square-foot two-story home is located in Guarujá, Brazil. The house is composed of six squares grouped in pairs. Within this compositional rule, two subtractions were made at opposite ends to form two venues: the garage and playground. The left part of the house provides a continuous living

Croatian Residential Project With A Stylish Appeal


Situated at the junction of two streets in Zagreb, Croatia, the elegant house with a smooth white facade that goes by the name Jelenovac Residence displays a strong connection to the surrounding landscape. The architects who worked on designing this house – DVA Arhitekta… – describe their view on the project: “The house is positioned in a way that enables

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