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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

Australian Residence Engaging with the Backyard by Anderson Architecture

This Australian residence is an existing federation house in Mosman, Australia, that became a delighting living environment after the renovation. The team responsible with the project, Anderson Architecture in collaboration with the interior design studio,  MacKenzie Design Studio…, managed to put together their creative ideas, in order to create a functional eco-friendly home for a family with strong values

A Fine Blend of Traditional and Modern: Stealth Cabin by Superkül Inc Architect

Superkül Inc Architect… designed the Stealth Cabin, a private wooden retreat encompassed by lush green vegetation in Ontario, Canada. The wooden cottage represents an escape into the wilderness, a place where the owners can enjoy a fine moment of tranquility without missing the comfort of their city home. A fine blend of traditional and modern, the peaceful haven is both,

Square-Shaped Impressive Prefab Villa in Lyon, France by Tectoniques Architects

Villa B, a square-shaped prefab modular house in Lyon, France was completed last year by Tectoniques Architects…. The impressive timber-on-concrete villa covers an area of 2,195 square feet. A perforated larch cladding exterior surprises the viewer with its simplicity. Strongly connected with the outdoors through sliding glass panels, the interior feels very open and roomy. Basically, you have this

Former Wine Cellar Converted Into a More Appealing Winery

Lower Austria, Wagram region to be more precise, is the setting where a joint effort from the architecture office of Wolfgang Wimmer, Christoph March and Marek Gut of Austrian design studio March Gut… began a one-year renovation project of a former wine cellar. Benefiting from the existence of two façades, the converted and augmented building, now has four distinct levels

Ufogel Holiday House Floats Above the Meadows in Lienz, Austria

If you plan to visit Austria anytime soon, we’d suggest you to stay at the Ufogel holiday house (near Lienz). We’ve discovered it on Homedit …and we thought to share it with you too. One of those intriguing, a little bit bizarre projects, Ufogel  (designed by architect Peter Jungmann) is an irregular-shaped geometric house built on stilts, floating above a

Reinterpretation of Tolkien’s Fantastic Hobbit Home: Chris Guise’s Bonsai Artwork

Tolkien’s fantastic hobbit home started from his stories, filled with magic, epic acts of heroism, wizards, elves and other mystical characters that always represented an inexhaustible source of inspiration for artists of all kinds. From writers to painters, designers and even architects who ended up building Hobbit-like houses exploring and feeding their imagination, the phenomenon of belonging to a movement

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