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A Matter of Contrasts: Modern Private House in Ahlen, Germany

Completed by Leicht in Ahlen, Germany, this private two-storey modern private house displays a distinctive interior, highlighting the clear contrast of black and white, in order to achieve an interesting effect. This combination is widely spread in nature, being well defined and tangible. It appears structured, clean and last, but not least, balanced. In this particular case, the team responsible

The $2.5 Million Tastefully Decorated Swedish Loft Exuding Coziness


With an impressive interior, this Swedish loft located in the attic of an old house dating from the beginning of the 20th century (Kungsholmen, Stockholm) is now for sale…. You can purchase it for a staggering price of $2.5 million. Exuding coziness, the apartment is the perfect choice for those in search of a home in one of Europe’s

Passive Houses: 13 Reasons Why the Future Will Be Dominated by this New Pioneering Trend

What’s a passive house anyway?
If you don’t know what a ‘Passive House’ is you’re in good company, most people haven’t. Passive Houses are essentially buildings which use very little energy for heating and cooling, whilst also providing a high level of comfort. If I were to describe Passive Houses in a few words it would be ‘Exceptionally energy efficient,…

Contemporary Three-Level Home Showcasing Creative Design Features in Denver

Displaying an original contemporary architecture, the 33rd Avenue house is an elongated residence located in Denver’s LoHi neighborhood, in Colorado, USA. Meridian 105 Architecture… had to come up with a creative plan for minimizing the effects of heavy traffic in the area and the salvaging idea was to raise the entire first floor of the project to nearly six inches

The Origins of Ombre and How to Use it in the Home

The word Ombre is derived from the French word ombrer which means to shade. Ombrer, translated from the Italian ombrare and umbra, literally means ” to shade or shadow.” Its current definition, “having colors that shade into each other – used especially of fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark.” Merriam Webster Dictionary. As we talk

Bespoke Glass Splashbacks Opening Up the Design Possibilities in the Kitchen


Interested in adding a focal point to your cooking area? These Glass Splashbacks… may not rank high in practicability in the kitchen, but they are  highly modern and aesthetically intriguing. The most appealing thing about these designs is that you can choose any color or shape possible and have any image you choose printed directly onto the glass, to really

Warm and Comfortable Loft Apartment in Milano for Leisure and Work

Located in a former soap factory, in the centre of Milan, this warm and comfortable loft is destined for both, business and leisure. The project was designed by Frederic Gooris… (industrial designer) in collaboration with Werner Silvestri (architect). Its striking simplicity and the uncluttered atmosphere highlight the idea of (indoor) freedom. Undoubtably, this is the type of dwelling that makes

The $32 Million Luxurious Penthouse in Soho with Panoramic Views

Located on 383 West Broadway, in Soho, this exquisite (and pricy) $32 million luxurious penthouse combines harmonically exclusive designer’s furniture with cozy design elements. Completed by Piero Manara… in collaboration with Debla Manara-Berger of Casamanara, the apartment offers some of the most amazing views of the city’s skyline. And what a city it is! A gracious wood-paneled entry leads you

Bellevue Hill Penthouse in Australia Offering Striking Views of the Sydney Harbor

Approached by a bachelor who had just acquired a penthouse occupying the entire top floor of a 1940′s building, Rolf Ockert Design… were faced with a challenge of delivering a serious design makeover. With striking views of the Sydney Harbor, the new crib had to take advantage of its privileged location. A former existing wall of the terrace was hence

Zen-Inspired Residence in Singapore Encompassed by Luxuriant Vegetation

Located in the exotic country of Singapore, the 21 Jervois Hill zen-inspired residence, a project completed by AR43 Architects…, was designed as a retreat for the body, mind and soul. The luxuriant vegetation encompassing the house had a strong influence in its current architectural structure. The client asked for a relaxing living space, a haven that embraces nature and

Moscow Apartment with a Luxury Cruise Ship Feel: Stonehenge Loft


Overlooking the Khimki Reservoir in Moscow, this generously-sized apartment resembles a luxury cruise ship abode . Entitled Stonehenge, the project was sketched out by Russian studio Archduet… and exhibits a highly modern and elegant design. A particularity of this Russian apartment is that exterior walls are virtually missing, being replaced by continuous glazing. Free space is also allowed to erase

Three-Level Compact Loft in Paris Boasting a Bohemian Interior

A cozy three-level compact loft in the centre of Paris is always a good idea! Undoubtably, the libertine arty souls will appreciate even more the comfort and the warmth of this compact dwelling, for it was previously “a temple” dedicated to creativity. In other words, an artist’s workshop has been transformed into a very coquette small apartment without discharging the

Compact Bachelor Haven in Moscow Defined by the Mix of Modern with Retro

The work of, the architect and CEO, Maxim Tikhonov from m2project Design Bureau… attracted our attention with a compact bachelor haven. A modern studio project in the largest city of Europe, Moscow. Modern time needs have been gallantly mixed in with 1960s style to result into a strong personality haven for any bachelor seeking comfort. From the very beginning, the

Atypical Family Home: Navigable Houseboat in Amsterdam by BBVH Architects

Have a look at this incredible navigable houseboat transformed by BBVH Architects Rotterdam… into a contemporary living space! The story of the project goes something like this: Artist Laura and restaurant owner John needed a bigger houseboat because of family expansion. Their eye fell on a 40 meters long Belgian Spitz Barge which had just retired from its long life

Comfortable, Relaxing And Visually Impressive: The Albizia House By Metropole Architects

The Albizia House by Metropole Architects… is a family home in the providence of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, entwining simplicity and sophistication in a harmoniously way. All the rooms of the house face a beautiful and relaxing panoramic vista, including a dense forest. The natural materials such as the off-shutter concrete, decking, timber screens and stone blend with the bold architecture

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