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Smart Shelter in Spain Evoking A Breathable Lifestyle

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When time spent with family and friends becomes a priority, you also take into account the place you would like that to happen. This is where the smart refuge comes in. El Refugio Inteligente was imagined by NOEM as a functional space easily and automatically controlled from the owner’s mobile device. The blessed owners having been dreaming to […]

Writer’s Cave-Like Retreat Surrounded by Raw Nature in Brazil

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With a total surface of only 31 square meters, this solitary writer’s retreat in Itaipava, Petrópolis, Brazil displays a cave-inspired design. According to the creative team at Architectare, the symbolism of the cave is very broad and diverse: “It suggests shelter, self-knowledge, return to basics, reflection, pregnancy, growth, freedom through thought and many other meanings […]

Home Extension Heaven: Outfitting Your Home For Leisurely Living

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Australian studio MCK Architects were asked to transform a modest bungalow into a dreamy home where the garden would naturally flow inside. The result is magnificent, breaking our mental boxes enough to see this home extension bud and flower under the Australian sun. “On first visiting the site we were met with a modest bungalow perched on a […]

Perfectly Balancing Rural and Urban Lifestyles: House JA in Portugal

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Located on the north-center of Portugal, House JA by Filipe Pina and Maria Ines Costa was envisioned to combine a rural and urban lifestyle. The lot is surrounded by different types of constructions, consequence of the informal settlements, characteristics of most Portuguese city neighborhoods. The existent stone ruins, vestige of a traditional house and the […]

Top 5 Tested DIY Home Security Systems

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You love Freshome for bringing you modern architecture and inspiring homes, but have you ever thought of how to secure those wonderful dwellings? As we all sit safe and sound in our homes, we feel guarded and protected from the rest of the big, bad world—but are we really as safe as we think? Despite […]

Modern Family Home Tastefully Decorated With Natural Light

Rising in a new neighborhood in Cassà de la Selva, Girona, Spain, this modern family home is known as “Casa en Cassà”. From outside, its bold architectural language hints towards the carefully manicured interiors. Architects Ricard Galiana and Yago Oliva imagined an impressive space, where light creates geometric games at different times of day and sunshine accompanied meals, time […]

Residence in Norway Embedding Innovative Sustainable Features: ZEB Pilot House

Completed by Snøhetta, in collaboration with ZEB (The Research Center on Zero Emission Buildings) and Optimera, ZEB Pilot House is a innovative architecture project embedding a variety of sustainable solutions. The building in Larvik, Norway has everything a single family house needs, yet it is intended as a show-home for various groundbreaking energy-efficient systems. But […]

How To Identify Toxins In Your Home

The idea of identifying toxins in your home can be scary. Especially with all the media hype that seems to occur around so-called “toxic materials” that may cause cancer our other illnesses. It only makes sense that you would want to keep your family safe and healthy. Luckily, there are a few things you can do […]

Impressive Loft Design in Sofia Adapted to a Bohemian Character

This impressive loft designed by Sofia Petrova of Sof Arch Art is located on the 12th floor in the building “Red Apple” in Sofia and has a total surface 96 square meters. This is a building distinguished by its design typical of Soho in New York (old factories turned into studios and homes of artists […]

Elegant Villa Tastefully Integrating a Fusion of Styles: “Modern Palace” in Warsaw

Located in the vibrant capital of Warsaw, this contemporary home entitled “Modern Palace” by Mood Works inspires elegance throughout. According to the designers, the idea was to integrate traditional furniture within a modern setting, that would complement the classic architecture of the house: “Natural elements, finest materials and interior colors, organic shapes and textures represent […]

Delightful Family Home in New Zealand Celebrating Healthy Living: M House

Did you ever think of the alphabet as inspiration for creative home designs? Make Architecture Studio completed the development of the charming M House, a single family residence in Auckland, New Zealand: “Small, but with delight, this project looks at how a modest alteration and addition can make a positive contribution to the way a […]

First Carbon-Positive Prefab House Produces More Energy Than It Consumes

Characterized by Australian modular building expert ArchiBlox as the world’s first carbon-positive prefab living unit, the Archi+Carbon Positive House is designed to be self-sustainable. According to the project developers, the new project “provides the option for a more environmentally-conscious design, through both reducing embodied energy that accompanies new-home construction and maintaining positive-energy production.” The photos below depict […]

Eclectic Redesign Project Mixing Vintage and Modern Details in New Rochelle, New York

In a quaint colonial building on a wooded street in New Rochelle, New York, just an hour outside of NYC is the location of interior designer Danielle Colding’s new eclectic project. The client wanted the house completely redone to feature her eclectic art collection, which also served as inspiration for much of the redesign. With […]

Amber Gardens Luxury Green Homes Reveal Bioclimatic Design

What is the first thing you feel when entering a luxury green home? When it comes to merging function, versatility, aesthetics and acoustics, a luxury green home has the upper hand over traditional residential buildings. “True luxury is green” – promises Amber Gardens. Since the world has come a long way when it comes to green architecture, residential communities in […]

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