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Modern Peribere Residence Framing Views of the Downtown Miami Skyline

Located on a privileged site on Biscayne Bay, South Florida, Peribere Residence by Max Strang Architecture commands views of the downtown Miami skyline and Port Miami. The 6,000 square house in concrete and glass is raised above the existing grade to “better accommodate the occasional hurricane storm surge and also to confront longer-term sea level […]

10 Things Interior Decorators Don’t Want You To Know

The inspiration strikes—you simply cannot live for one more second with that old, sagging sofa or those tattered, sun-faded drapes or the paint-chipped kitchen cabinets—it’s time to redecorate! The potential that comes with a home redecoration project can be exciting, but also difficult when it comes to logistics. While some homeowners have inspired ideas when […]

Original Brick Extension for Mid-century Home in Stoke Newington, London

Lipton Plant Architects developed an original brick extension for a mid-century home in Stoke Newington, London. Clonbrock Road is a two-level semi-detached house initially built in 1957. The addition stands out due to its pale-brick finish and cantilevered volume. Spacious and modern looking on the inside, it accommodates a living area across the ground floor, […]

New Building Skillfully Integrated Into a Historical Ensemble in Hamburg, Germany

Köhler Architekten skilfully integrated a new building within he historic district of Ottensen, in Hamburg, Germany. The classical façade structures of workmen’s and bourgeois houses in the district were reinterpreted and the new resulting surface was covered with the modern HI-MACS® material, designed to inspire a contemporary look. Architect Florian Köhler says that passers-by often […]

Vintage-Edwardian Building Tastefully Upgraded Into Modern Home

Known as a popular tourist destination, Toronto’s Beaches neighborhood exhibits an almost artistic streetscape, due to its Victorian and Edwardian architectural legacy. A couple with a taste for contemporary architecture bought a dilapidated vintage-Edwardian, 1,250-sqf Beaches home and decided to make it livable. The residence was initially built in 1930 and required a lot of cosmetic […]

Small 1950’s Building Hiding a Jewel Conversion Within: Le 205 by Atelier Moderno

A designer, his two sons, and their tireless terrier Winston share a small 1950’s building that stands rather unnoticed among its neighbors in the Mile-Ex district in Montreal, Canada. The robust walls of this former workshop, however, hide a jewel conversion within. If the recomposed facade is surprisingly private, its large windows and full-height steel […]

Enchanting Newly Built Edwardian-Style Home in California, USA [Video]

Lindsay Chambers commissioned Palo Alto based architect Andrew Young of Yound and Borlik Architects to design a turn of the 20th century Queen Anne Victorian.  She wanted the new residence to have a dialogue with the 1906 Edwardian Victorian situated nextdoor to the property, as well as to create an ideal historic-feeling home where the […]

Luxurious Modern Interior Scheme Uncovered by The Appealathon House in Australia

Appealathon House in Perth, Western Australia is a compact modern residence developed by Australian home builder Grandwood by Zorzi. The architectural language of the project is defined by simple lines, order and proportion. A minimalist exterior palette in gray and white is extended indoors, where things seem to really come to life: “The ground floor […]

Live/Work Conversion Loft in San Francisco With Vaulted Concrete Ceilings

Concrete is not usually associated with a warm and welcoming home. In today’s post, we will try to demonstrate that with proper inspiration and decorating skills, beautiful things can occur. This particular live/work conversion loft in SOMA, San Francisco comes with approximately 17-foot-high vaulted concrete ceilings, yet its design can not be described as sober […]

Spacious Family Home Inspired By the Birth of Their First Child

The family’s first child entered the world as the construction of his future home was well underway. Spreading over three levels, this modern family home known as the V House sums up 354 square meters organized around a central staircase. This important design element was imagined as pivoting the whole floor plan. Agraz Arquitectos imagined […]

Creative Design Solutions Implemented in Modern House on a Slope

Seen by its designers – Ellivo Architects – as “an exploration of flexibility, space, and materials“, this private Australian home provides a deep feeling of intimacy. Built in Paddington, Australia, the minimalist house on a slope takes the name of its location. The Paddington Residence maximizes natural light, breezes and views without jeopardizing the family’s privacy. Interior designer Tanya Zealey of Ellivo Architects […]

Best Architecture Photographer Announced at the World Architecture Festival 2014

This year’s Best Architecture Photographer won recognition with a fantastic photo of Zaha Hadid‘s Heydar Aliyev Centre staircase in the center of Baku, Azerbaijan. The dynamic duo of Hufton + Crow was named “Architectural Photographer of the Year 2014″ by Arcaid Images following a competition and announced in Singapore at the World Architecture Festival 2014. Twenty photographs competed in the 2014 Arcaid […]

Modern Forest House Flaunting Signature Upper Floor Sky Garden

Demonstrating high quality on a modest budget, this contemporary forest home by Garret Cord Werner introduces us to one family’s dream. Private and inviting, opening towards the forest in the back, this oasis of happiness was built with relaxation in mind. The upper floor, where the private spaces were built, is flooded with light and seamlessly connected […]

Army Barracks Exceptionally Converted into Family Apartment in Germany: Loft ESN

Loft ESN by Ippolito Fleitz Group embodies an exceptional transformation of an army barracks into a spacious living space in Palmscher Park, Esslingen, Germany. An open and spacious living area with differentiated functional zones and tantalizing visual perspectives was created across 400 square meters. Now when a visitor enters the loft, a wide space opens […]

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