Located in Mexico, Guadalajara, Casa S looks nothing like a Mexican “barrio” house. Imposing, clean lined and with a very contemporary look, the residence is the work of Lassala Elenes Arquitectos…. Stone and stucco blend wonderfully, creating a spectacular contrast in terms of materials. Terracotta red and almond white cover the facade revealing a young spirited house. The house
Since the advent of crowd funding, we are seeing an increasing number of entrepreneurs seeking to obtain funding for their projects by asking for the support of various investors who pledge money so that collectively they will provide the financial means needed to see it through. This is exactly what designer Nik Hiner and his business partner Richard Halsall decided
The exotic country of Thailand is a piece of paradise for those who are looking for a sweet escape, away from the routine. Ideal for relaxing the mind and refreshing the body, the Naka Phuket… resort, together with its beachfront properties, offer a unique holiday experience. The beautiful resort, settled in one of the most breathtaking tropical gardens, was designed
The architectural wonders are possible thanks to some “mad” individuals, brave enough to explore the limits of their imagination. Beyond limits, there are ingenious ideas, innovative and bright, expecting their time. And stand out, of course. When beautiful meets abstract, you’d better make room for sparkles. Most of us, dream of homes that look like those seen in magazines. With
Do you recall the White Pearl Chalet …we published on Freshome a few weeks ago? Here is another striking retreat in the French Alps with a design that will probably not leave you indifferent. Built by Philippe Capezzone, the chalet was especially developed to meet the travelers’ expectations when it comes to luxury and comfort. The project has a total
I spoke with Susan Serra, Certified Kitchen Designer and president of Susan Serra Associates about the current and future trends in kitchen design. Below I pose a multitude of questions regarding kitchen design and operations. In addition to what’s currently trending Serra shares with us tips and tricks of the trade. She advices us where it’s wise to spend and
In the idyllic region of Bohumilec village, Czech Republic, a fancy home with wood paneling got our attention. The work of Mimosa Architekti…, the House in Bohumilec project, defined in 2010, consists in a contemporary house, with rustic details. Inspired by the region’s natural landscape and by its simplicity, the house is an expressive countryside home, surrounded by lush
We received photos about an original lamp design from Ligneous Lighting…, inspired by trees that are damaged by beavers. We asked designer Robin Brown to share the story behind this project with us and here is what he replied:” I was born in New Forest, an area of southern England, a place where animals can go wherever they like.
The collaboration between Hofman Dujardin Architects and Fokkema&Partners led to the development of the Eneco… headquarters in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. According to the architects, Eneco’s new building is the perfect example of how clever and efficient office design can offer employees the possibility to work flexibly in a dynamic, open, sustainable and healthy environment. The 14-floor, 25,000m2 office has been
Exotic destinations have fascinated me since I was a child. I even dreamed of having my own private island, lost somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, away from the hectic lifestyle, away from chaos, pollution, rushed people and last but not least, from the hours that passed fast like the wind. Despite the fact that I didn’t get the island of
Swedish design is characterised by simple lines, neutral colours, textures, rugs and brightness. We have spotted another gorgeous attic apartment in the heart of Gothenburg, the second largest city in Sweden. The bohemian town, also known as the “gateway to northern Europe”, accommodates plenty of compact small-sized homes, showcasing gorgeous details and an uncomplicated contemporary look. Without trying too hard,
Glamuzina Paterson Architects… have completed a modern residence in Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand. Entitled S House, the building separates the site into two gardens, not taking into account the conventional diagram of the front and back yard. Perfectly integrated in a green setting, the project offers good views from every room. According to the architects, “S House differs from
We stumbled across these lovely and original lamp designs envisioned by architect Lauren Daley from San Francisco. Lauren skillfully built three homes in different architecture styles (Eco, Modern, and Bungalow) and attached them to lighting units: “I started House-Lamp to combine a couple of my greatest joys: making things with my own two hands, and architectural design“.
The project took
Marco Polo… has combined contemporary and traditional materials to create a chalet like no other. Situated in the heart of Val d’Isère, yet set back from the main road, the chalet gives you privacy plus easy access to the center of this high altitude resort. Bringing you 1000m² of Alpine chic, Marco Polo comfortably sleeps 12 adults and 2 children
It is commonly said that circles and spheres are related to accomplishment and perfection. The Pit House, a project developed by UID Architects…, in Japan, is one of the most amazing and bizarre living spaces we’ve ever seen. Embracing nature, the house reflects this human need to belong to a whole. The idea of unity, perfect symmetry and fullness