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Bright Riverview Home Punctuated by Natural Panoramas 

  • Riverview House by Studio Dwell Architects (1)
  • Riverview House by Studio Dwell Architects (2)
  • Riverview House by Studio Dwell Architects (3)
  • Riverview House by Studio Dwell Architects (4)

A riverview home is perfect for those who imagine living in harmony with their surrounding environment. This particular Riverview House by Studio Dwell Architects is located in Wayne, Illinois, and its location allows owners to enjoy panoramic views of the sloping terrain down to the Fox River throughout the home. A site-responsive home like this one is […]

Raw Concrete Pendant Lamps Pouring Warmth and Elegance 

  • Concrete Light Fixtures by Stefan Gant (1)
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  • Concrete Light Fixtures by Stefan Gant (3)
  • Concrete Light Fixtures by Stefan Gant (4)

Modern homes equipped with the right lighting systems give off a cozy vibe, deepening the feeling of home. Bavarian designer Stefan Gant designs and creates modern concrete pendant lights adorned with shiny gild that adds character and strength. Rough concrete was combined with gold/silver/copper leaf to create a luxurious yet retained design. For example, the triangulate pendant […]

10 Design Lessons We Can Learn From Venetian Architecture

  • These intricate traceries are a common sight on many Venetian buildings from the Gothic period. Image Via: Architecture Styles
  • Venetian architecture's pointed arches are a hallmark of Moorish influence. Image Via: Lens Eye View Photography
  • The lessons learned from Venice's buildings can aid any designer. Image Via: Travel Reports
  • Multiple, large chimneys were key to minimizing the risk of a fire. Image Via: Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti

Venice is a dream destination for many. Between the one-of-a-kind canals, incredible historic and cultural offerings, and beautiful architecture, it’s no surprise that people will travel far and wide just to experience Venetian life for themselves. What most people don’t realize, though, is that it’s possible to apply some of the fundamental components of Venetian […]

Colorful and Dynamic Modular System for Instant Home Upgrading: Edera by Formabilio

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What if there was an easy way to creatively upgrade your home, without the hassle of handiwork? We’ve stumbled across Edera, a decorative modular system envisioned by Italian designer Loris De Grandi and produced by Formabilio. The project consists of rhomboid elements able to grow and evolve in the way that we like the most, starting […]

Imposing House and Studio Visually Competing With Its Scenic Views 

  • Butte Residence by Carney Logan Burke Architects (1)
  • Butte Residence by Carney Logan Burke Architects (2)
  • Butte Residence by Carney Logan Burke Architects (3)
  • Butte Residence by Carney Logan Burke Architects (4)

Looking out the window to see a massive mountain range unraveling its majesty is in itself a reason for happiness. Add a spacious, modern residence framing that view and you get a dream home. The Butte Residence by Carney Logan Burke Architects unveils an inspiring contemporary architecture within an almost wild, rural landscape. Located in Jackson, Wyoming, […]

Small Bungalow Converted Into Contemporary Family Home in Perth, Australia

Waverley Street House by Klopper & Davis Architects is a striking architecture conversion from a small bungalow into a contemporary family home in Perth, Australia. According to the developers, the overall design takes advantage of the project’s location “on a laneway to re-orient access and casual urban interaction towards this lane. This includes moving the […]

How To Decide If Homeownership Is Right For You

Most people know they’d like to own a home eventually. That aspiration is certainly admirable, but in our experience, it often leads to a whole other set of questions. Such as: How do you know when is the right time to become a homeowner? Conversely, how do you know if homeownership is right for you […]

Pin-Up-Inspired Furniture Collection Marrying Retro Style and Functionality

Reminiscent of Pin-Up clothes, the sideboard and bedside tables shaping the Unbutton Collection dive into the idea of unbuttoned beauty and seduction. Being inspired by a provocative retro style, these furniture items are perfectly suited for bedrooms that aspire to showcase a playful, yet elegant decor. Imagine these attractive furniture details adorning your bedroom, always reminding you of their […]

Intriguing Array of Textures Displayed by Graphite Penthouse in Kiev

Denis Rakaev sent us photos and information about Graphite Penthouse, a contemporary project in Kiev, Ukraine. According to the designer, the interior should be perceived unified and monolithic – this is the main idea of ​​the project. Going into any of the premises, whether dining or bathroom, a person must realize that he is in […]

Open-Layout Apartment in Warsaw Exhibiting Fresh Industrial Design Elements

Welcome to a modern open-layout apartment located in the Pole Mokotoskie Park neighborhood of Warsaw. The owners of this 150 square-meter crib wanted their home to reflect an independent way of thinking. They shared some photos of American lofts and remodeled European tenement house apartments with the design team at Soma Architekci. Since it wasn’t their […]

Why Drones Are The Future of Design Photography

The idea of drones makes people nervous and understandably so. In the past, talk of this pilot-free technology has been exclusively associated with air raids and stealth missions. These days, however, drones are being used for decidedly less militaristic tasks. Now is the time for drones to get a makeover. As they become increasingly available, on […]

What’s the Lifetime Earning Potential of Architecture Graduates? [Infographic]

We stumbled across an interesting and highly practical set of infographics developed by the Hamilton Project at The Brookings Institution. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the project allows users to get precious information regarding the annual median earnings from career start to retirement for 80 majors. Since not all college […]

Cliffside Ocean Residence Dramatically Adapted to an Irregular Terrain: Tula House

Tula house is an example of modern architecture blending in a harsh natural surroundings. This bold project was envisioned by Patkau Architects in British Columbia, Canada. Perched 44 feet above the Pacific Ocean on a remote island, it reflects the casual irregularity of the sites rock ledges, beach, and forest in both its geometric and spatial […]

Luxury Mountain Chalet Offering Striking Panoramic Views in Whistler, Canada

Lakecrest Residence is an imposing mountain chalet in Whistler, Canada perched atop a rocky cliff in a lakeside neighborhood of Whistler, Canada. As you probably guessed, this is one of those homes that takes in its vibrant natural landscape. The creative team at a|k|a Architecture + Design left nothing to chance: large glass windows, Brazilian […]

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