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Encapsulating Luxury and Functionality: Contemporary House Sar in Johannesburg

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Located within the leafy suburb of Athol, Johannesburg, the latest contemporary residence from Nico van der Meulen Architects was built to impress. House Sar is said to encapsulate “luxury, comfort and functionality in a minimalist architectural setting”. The clients approached Nico van der Meulen Architects with a modest single storey pitched roof house. Limited views […]

10 Signs That You Should Become An Interior Decorator

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If you hate your job, then you are among 70% of the populous. According to Gallup there are many more people unhappy with their career choice than those that are happy. That’s a staggering statistic! If you are part of the 70% that are miserable at work, you might want to consider a career change. […]

Elegance and Transparency Defining Mackay Terrace Residence in Brisbane, Australia

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Despite its contemporary look and feel, Mackay Terrace Residence in Brisbane, Australia is a response to the architectural character of its neighborhood. The team at Shaun Lockyer Architects developed a generously-sized home answering the modern living needs of the owners, while showing respect for the aesthetics of the streetscape: “The house explores an industrial approach along with ideas of […]

Kitchen Island With Built-in Sofa Upgrades Stylish Home

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Maximizing kitchen space while allowing creativity to take central stage is something we all strive for. When it comes to our very own “heart of the home”, we tend to care more if we actually spend time in the kitchen. A unique kitchen island concept with an inviting built-in sofa might get your creativity juices […]

Bold Display Home Unleashing the Power of Traditional Design

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The Rural Building Company designed and built a captivating family home in Darlington, Australia. A home built for the enjoyment of its inhabitants is exemplified in the panoramic Marri View Residence as gathering vistas from all angles. This beautiful display home in Australia opens the road to creating customized homes where you feel like a piece of the […]

How Your Window Rating Label Is Costing You Money

Let’s be honest, when in the market for new windows, odds are the bulk of your focus is on finding the perfect balance between aesthetics and price point. Many of us barely sneak a glance at the window rating label, if at all. In fact, it’s not uncommon to hardly acknowledge that such a label […]

Modern Gumno House in Croatia Displaying a Striking Angular Geometry

When challenged to rebuild an old “gumno” (traditional farming unit in Croatia used for threshing the grains), the creative team at Turato Architects came up with a spectacular result. Gumno House is an original contemporary residence boasting a total area of 930 square meters that currently serves the living needs of a married couple and their two […]

Old Duplex Converted Into Welcoming Family Home: De Gaspé House in Montreal

Located in the heart of the Villeray district, Montreal, the De Gaspé House project by la SHED Architecture consisted of the major renovation of an existing building that lost most of its original characteristics. The old duplex including a garage as well as a variety of annexes was transformed into a single family home for […]

Modern Cottage Rising on Old Heirloom Cottage Grounds

A family timber-frame cottage absorbs modern design and building techniques to become a fascinating dark retreat. Dressed in cross-laminated black spruce boards, this new construction was imagined as having the exact size of the former forest cottage and occupy the exact space. It was the inhabitant’s choice to keep this reminder of the old structure while […]

Striking MS House Ingeniously Adapted to a Sloping Site in Mishima, Japan

Uncommon building sites call for ingenious architecture solutions. The intricate MS House by  Yo Yamagata Architects is located in Mishima, Shizuoka, Japan, on a slope overlooking Mount Fuji. Its unusual character derives from the challenges imposed by the terrain, with only 30% of flat surface out of a total of  250 square meters available as living space. Moreover, […]

Private Terraces Establishing A Strong Indoor-Outdoor Dialogue: Casa SE in Mexico

Located in the western parts of Guadalajara, Mexico, Casa SE was especially envisioned by Elías Rizo Arquitectos for a family of four adults. According to the architects, the residence is structured on two levels, with the first floor encompassing the public areas of the house, and the second floor containing the dormitories and various terraces. The main […]

Luxurious Living Exhibited by Contemporary-Style Home in Bellevue, Washington

Embedded in the lush landscape of the Meydenbauer waterfront in Bellevue, Washington, USA, this contemporary-style home is the epitome luxurious living. Currently listed for sale at $4,388,000, the massive residence comes with four bedrooms and five bathrooms and a total surface of 6,500 square feet. Thoughtfully appointed updates and multiple entertaining spaces with incredible vistas make this a good […]

How Modern Highways Are Affecting Our Homes

As the population continues to grow, people have no intention of slowing down. Transportation is the ticket between point A and point B. In order to keep up with a growing number of people who are on the go in urban spaces, highways have to expand and change. When highways are added or reconstructed, the […]

Unique Fitzroy Park Home Embedded in Lush Surroundings

How would you feel to be met by a luxuriant jungle every time you come home? Across a narrow stone and metal bridge in North London, a modern family home rises to impose its elegant shape on the grounds of what used to be a late 1950’s house in Fitzroy Park, London, United Kingdom. Within the Highgate Conservation […]

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