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Old Elegance Meets Modern Approach: One House, Two Faces in San Francisco

Janus House is a residential project, where old elegance meets modern, completed in 2012 by Kennerly Architecture & Planning… in San Francisco. The house has two façades, a classic and formal one, Victorian, to the north and a less stiff and contemporary appearance, to the south. One of those homes that cannot pass unnoticed, Janus House responds to the neighbourhood’s

Train Depot in Rural Connecticut Transformed into Welcoming Modern Home

A tiny local train depot in rural Connecticut, USA was completely reinvented by the creative team at Gray Organschi Architecture…. The resulting Depot House is an original looking welcoming modern home. We found out the studio saved and reinforced the existing 19th century foundation, cutting the costs of the new building. Two wooden volumes-reminiscent of neighboring barns- create space

Visual Connection Between New and Old: Fitzroy House by Techne Architects

Fitzroy House, completed in 2011 by Techne Architects… is a spectacular harmonious dream home integrating artworks and other personal items with sentimental value into a design that exudes boldness and character. The owners, a young family from Fitzroy, Australia, were looking to refresh some aspects of their life, so they started with remodelling and enhancing their house. Placed at the

Majestic Semi-Rural Retreat Responding to the Environment in Brisbane, Australia

Northeastern Australian coastline, near Brisbane, benefiting from the watchful eye of the Tinbeerwah mountain we stumble upon the majestic semi-rural retreat of Sunshine Coast – The Tinbeerwah Residence…. Carefully planned and the attention to detail dedicated to its design, give a simplicity of essence and differentiates the dwelling, from many others, highlighting primarily the quality of materials invested that,

Stir Kinetic Desk Guarantees You Will Become More Fit and Healthy [Video]


A sedentary lifestyle is unfortunately one of the major issues the modern world is facing. Coping with “sitting”, as a negative way to spend eight hours or more at the office, desk producers have come up with a revolutionary way of working, encouraging people to stand up. Even though there has been a burst of interest in standing desks lately,

Charming Modern Apartment Designed for Two Book Lovers in Barcelona

A skin made of wood that transversely crosses the housing is Susanna Cots‘ “leitmotiv” for this charming modern apartment for two book lovers in Barcelona. According to the designer, the main artery that unites the whole space is a wooden lacquered sheet that crosses the rooms and wraps them up like a warm and protective skin. Wood crosses the apartment

Family Beach House With a Striking Silhouette in California: Rockledge Residence

The collaboration between Horst Architects and Aria Design… led to the development of Rockledge Residence, an imposing family beach house perched atop a spectacular ridge in Laguna Beach, California. The owner’s brief requested a relaxed beach home for both the family and guests, as well as an optimized indoor-outdoor connection. Accepting this challenge, the project developers envisioned a main residence

Cubic Shapes and Modern Comfort Near Cracow, Poland: XV House

Located in a peaceful region near the old town of Cracow, Poland, the XV House was especially developed by studio RS+ Robert Skitek… to take advantage of its hillside location and views: “The building stands on the highest point of the street; distinguished by its cubic form and smooth white elevations, it is the dominant culmination of the surrounding architecture.

Soft and Organic Design: Textural Concrete Tiles with Flowery Motifs


Textural concrete tiles can be adapted to various creative design concepts. Looking for a new way to innovate your house? Why not try the soft organic forms with flowery motifs that embellish the walls of your home, a simple concept developed by KAZA… and a series of selected design artists from all over the world? A concrete tile reinforced with

Mirroring the Solitude of a Fresh Mountain Setting: Chalet Camelot

Italy-based con3studio… completed the design of a spectacular chalet located in a picturesque mountain setting, not far from the border between Italy and France. The dwelling seems to emerge from the snow with the geometric toughness of a natural rock. An inspiring alternation of wood and glass (main materials employed in the building process), Chalet Camelot showcases a deliberately opaque

Weekend Retreat Respectful Towards Nature by AS/D Asociacion de Diseno

Alta House is a project completed by AS/D Asociacion de Diseno… in México, the ideal weekend retreat. Perfectly set in a green lush scenery of trees, the venue, envisioned as a weekend retreat, overlooks the valley and the distant mountains. This is the place where time stands still and the air is so fresh that it instantly recharges you with

Extravagant Taste, Discreet Luxury : Shape of Art Deco Interior in St. Petersburg

This private apartment tastefully decorated by NG-studio Sanremo… in the Russian capital of art and culture, St. Petersburg, unveils a living space worthy of a king with an Art Deco Interior. Using a restrained palette of colours, from royal blue to gold and flawless white, the designers aimed to create a premium class interior, allowing their clients to immerse in

Small House in Ukraine Displaying a Fascinating Blend of Materials and Textures

This charming contemporary small house was especially designed by Kvartal Studio Group for a young family in Odessa, Ukraine. Displaying warmth throughout, the relatively compact (200 sq.meters/2150 sq.feet) residence combines different styles, color tones, materials and textures. Every sector has it’s own atmosphere and tone, integrating various modern architecture trends in its composition.
An interesting looking wooden staircase, partially camouflaged,

New York Loft Originally Accommodating Complex Living Functions

Located in a historic downtown building, this New York loft has a challenging long and narrow shape. The clients had a complex set of requirements. According to architect Adi Gershoni…, both husband and wife work from home, they frequently entertain large groups, and they often have overnight guests. In addition to the kitchen, dining room, living room and master

Mountain Ridge Hosting Dramatic Modern Architecture: House in Yatsugatake

After spending many years searching for the ideal site to build his home, the owner came across this heavenly sloping mountain ridge at the foot of the Yatsugatake Mountains in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Next up, he commissioned Kidosaki Architects Studio… to deliver a dramatic modern architecture project. House in Yatsugatake is partially extended off the ground, with a mega structures

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