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Dissolving Boundaries: Residence Encircled by Trees in Austin, Texas

Miró Rivera Architects… completed the Tree House, a residential project designed with natural materials (timber siding and stone). The house sited in Austin, Texas, is encircled by trees and lush vegetation. The landscaped garden and the trees  have a strong positive impact on the lifestyle of the residents, encouraging a balanced living, closer to nature. The feeling of dissolving boundaries

Artful Display of Lines and Japanese Influences: Project 355 Mansfield in California

Project 355 Mansfield is a five-bedroom modern residence designed and completed by Amit Apel Design… in Los Angeles, California. The house invites residents to enjoy the benefits of a breezy, well-ventilated living space whilst exploring the contrasts and the artful display of lines. Featuring a magnificent open plan living room, a spacious master bedroom with its very own private balcony

Stylish Dark-Toned Interior in Istanbul Designed by Tanju Özelgin

Istanbul-based designer, Tanju Özelgin…, completed the interior of T House, a gorgeous multi-level residence sited in Bosphorus district. With objects of décor displayed in a museum-like manner, he imagined a stylish dark-toned living space, making use of local forms and materials. The neutral palette of colours, ranging from white/ beige to different hues of grey and sheer black create

Colourful and Light-Filled Apartment in Manhattan by Axis Mundi Design

Axis Mundi Design…, a multidisciplinary firm based in New York imagined the colourful and light-filled interior of this 675 sq. ft one-bedroom apartment, located in the Meatpacking District, Manhattan. Surprising the viewer with a rich décor, the team responsible with the project focused on outlining the outstanding features of the space. Starting from the zebrano plank flooring, the Egg

Wooden Chalet Outlining the Connection with Nature by Anik Pelokuin

This wooden chalet purposely sited in the middle of the woods was designed by Anik Pelokuin… for an active couple, passionate about the outdoors. Outlining the connection with nature, the compact and homely dwelling was built on a steep slope of land in Messines, Quebec for relaxation purposes. The owners come here especially during summer to find peace of mind

Reimagining the Interior of a Neat Minimalist Residence

The interior of this minimalist residence with a brightly colourful exterior was reimagined by NatureHumaine…. The intervention implied transforming a two storey duplex into a neat single unit home by adding an auxiliary 430 square feet space in the rear. Façade inspires playfulness (blending geometric green panels with yellow ones), yet it contrasts with the stark, clean-lined interior. A

Modern Two-Storey Home with Narrow Roof Lines by Elemental Design

Nested in Clyde Hill, Washington, Hemocoel Residence is a modern two-storey home with narrow roof lines designed by Elemental Design… in 2013. The project consists of three interconnected volumes, partially cladded in wood. Angular forms and shapes play a key role in defining the structure, especially at its upper part. I’d dare to say that the design is a little

Contemporary Refuge Overlooking Lake Taho: Martis Camp House

Located near Lake Tahoe, California, the Martis Camp House by Swaback Partners… impresses due to its elegant cottage-like architecture: “A home for the high Sierra’s that does not fall in line with the traditional regional architecture that mostly is a dark and heavy composition. Instead, the concept was to celebrate the light and airy feeling of snow and the effects

A Deeper Sense of Nature: Maza House by CHK Arquitectura

CHK Arquitectura… designed and completed Maza House, a residential project built for relaxation purposes. Nested near Lake of Valle de Bravo, Mexico, it was envisioned as an open space that allows residents to experience nature even when inside and offer a deeper sense of nature. The boundaries between the environments tend to disappear whilst the colours inside mirror the majestic

Fabulous Private Residence Encompassed by Vegetation in Los Angeles

The city of abundance and wellbeing, Los Angeles is best known for its unimaginable luxury mansions belonging to the affluent class. We’ve stumbled upon several residential projects among which West Knoll (West Hollywood), this fabulous private residence encompassed by lush greenery. A pure delight for the eye, the house was completed in 2013, by Amit Apel Design, Inc…. As

Charming Wooden Getaway in Jackson, Wyoming: Rabbit Brush Residence

Carney Logan Burke Architects… completed the design and development of a charming wooden getaway. The Rabbit Brush Residence is a two-story family home located within a serene natural landscape in Jackson, Wyoming. By employing wood, stone and glass, the architects delivered an inviting exterior, one that inspires peacefulness and balance. Glass terraces on the second level ensure an optimum

Reinterpretation of a Traditional Barn: Malbaie VIII Residence in France

Nested in the breathtaking region of Charlevoix, France, Malbaie VIII Residence is a reinterpretation of a traditional barn with a neat, uncluttered interior. The indulgent feeling of calmness reigns, spreading its charm over the neighbouring forests. The maze of greenery encompassing the house, the St. Lawrence River, the fresh sound of morning, the soothing rays of sunlight – all these…

House Gripping the Landscape in Japan by Shogo Aratani

Krampon, or the house gripping the landscape, nestled on a rocky emplacement in Hyogo, is the one of the most ingenious projects made by Japanese architect Shogo Aratani…. Clambering on the steepness of the scenery, this two storey venue is designed for an 11-meter change of level, front to back, is divided into a string of blocks staggering up

10 Hottest Fresh Architecture Trends in 2014

In this article we’ll bring to you ten heavy hitting architectural… trends and give reasons why they’ll continue to grow in strength in 2014.
1.  Passive Homes
One of the most prevalent trends in the architectural world today is the shift towards a reduction in the consumption of energy; a reduction in carbon emissions, a focus on green principles.  The

A Rocky Mountain Utopia: Valley of the Moon Ranch and Art Gallery

The Valley of the Moon Ranch is surrounded by forest lands at the end of a highly discreet road. With extensive frontage on Rock Creek, one of Montana’s most famous blue ribbon trout fisheries, and total seclusion a mere 40-minute drive to an international airport, this property is truly impressive.  In short, it is a Rocky Mountain utopia. The owner’s

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