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Untamed Geometry Showcased by Modern House Exterior in Melbourne

Nic Owen Architects are a team of young designers dedicated to creating a shift in modern architecture as we know it. If you have a look at Fitzroy North House …( an extension of a Victorian terrace on a very challenging site published on Freshome a while back) and then check out the photos below, you may just pick up

Sustainable 90 Sqm Residence in Mexico City: Casa Calero

The creative minds at DCPP arquitectos… completed the design and development of Casa Calero, a charming 90 square meter home in Mexico City. The main challenge of the project was to reuse the materials of an already existing construction on the site and envision a comfortable living space with limited resources. As a result of these premises, Casa Calero was

10 Awesome Ways to Take Advantage of Smart Home Technology

In our ever-changing hi-technology world it seems like everyone is turning to “smart” technology. From the phone and tablet you carry in your pocket to controlling your home’s heating and air conditioning while away on vacation on a tropical beach, smart technology is everywhere. If you have been trying to figure out what smart home technology is and how you…

Powerful Holiday Statement: 7 Bedroom Villa Beyond in Phuket, Thailand

Overlooking the waters of the Andaman Sea and the green vistas of Bang Tao in Phuket, Thailand, Villa Beyond… combines an original escape with the comfort of modern living. According to the official description, the project is a mixture of luxury and elegance “neatly encapsulated in an architectural symphony of stone, wood, concrete and steel, all effortlessly blended and infused

A Story of Boats and Inspiring Modern Design: South Coast Residence in Australia

Designed for two people who often receive visits from grown children, grand children & elderly parents, South Coast Residence combines architecture ingenuity with function: “The clients have a love for boats, concrete and all things Japanese. Our aim was to create a safe harbor for living; to borrow and imbed the ocean-scape within the house views and to make a

Tribute to Peaceful Living: Elegant Coodo Modular Units

We instantly fell for these minimalist modular units envisioned by Kranj-based design studio Coodo! In short, a coodo is a frame with nicely rounded corners whose walls are made of glass with the heating, cooling, installation, and power systems concealed in the walls, floor and ceiling. The most appealing feature of the project (initially discovered on Adelto…) is

Nature-Inspired Furniture With Cleverly Integrated Storage Space: Pebble Table


Mikhail Belyaev‘s Pebble Table comes with an original semi-oval shape and a glossy white finish, making it a good match for contemporary interior design schemes, as well as for outdoor leisure spaces. The nature-inspired furniture piece consists of a glass surface continued below with a sleek storage section.
Combining practicability with modern elegance seems to be at the core

Secluded House Integrated in a Forest Reserve: The Ruben Dishdishyan Retreat


According to Russian architect Nicholas Lyzlov… who developed Ruben Dishdishyan Retreat, the owner wanted a crib that was “closed from the neighbors, but also completely open to nature. The rear facade of the house is entirely open – there are huge windows and all of the rooms can see the forest. The house is like a fairytale.” Brick and wood

Gorgeous Summer House With Beach View in Chile

Rabanua House was envisioned as a summer vacation house, where times of rest can wonderfully be combined with other type of activities. Spacious and breezy, the house features several volumes and cut outs that favour stunning views over the ocean, on one of the sides. The project was designed by DX Arquitectos… in Coquimbo Region, Chile, spreading on 280 square

Contemporary House in Austria Exhaling Transparence With Staggering View Over the Mountains

Located nearby the Walgau and Rätikon mountains in Austria, this contemporary house designed by Aicher Ziviltechniker GmbH… is a place where serenity reigns. Away from the city rush, this splash of modern architecture nestled in the idyllic site of Vorarlberg exudes tranquility, emphasising the values of a relaxed lifestyle. It is said that the people living in gracious harmony with

Opulent Modern Getaway in Buenos Aires, Argentina: BLLTT House

BLLTT House was recently completed by Enrique Barberis… in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The massive residence consists of two levels wrapped in a modern rectangular shape and visually “continued” with a swimming pool. Geometry was taken further with triangular piercings adorning the lateral and back walls of the building. White, red and black were chosen for the exterior finishes, pleasantly contrasting

How to Work With an Architect When Designing your Home

You have decided to start designing your own home, or you would like to make some renovations on your current home. One of the first things you need to decide is what you want done and how can hiring an architect help your dreams become reality. While you may think hiring an architect isn’t necessary, there are several factors to…

Historical Fragments Meet Modern Design: The Country Zash Boutique Hotel in Sicily

There are places where time stops for a while, allowing you to breathe and enjoy the little things in life. Those places that seem blessed and privileged, where people are blissful and relaxed, where the sun is your friend and the serene evenings spread a sweet and light scent of summer, those are the places where you absolutely forget about

What Makes a Building Green ?


At Freshome we’ve talked a great deal about about green homes and buildings. And while we know that you understand that “green” means environmentally friendly – we wanted to help you better understand what it really means for a building to be green. In the paragraphs below we break down for you what a building must have to be “green.”

Compact Two-Story House Keeping The Noise Away in Tokyo, Japan

Compact living can be a wonderful experience due to the fact that the interior of such a dwelling is always cozy and functional. The House in Mishuku II is an interesting residential project, one of those compact Japanese homes, designed by Nobuo Araki… in Tokyo. As you explore the boundaries of an airy space, despite its unusual exterior (the facade

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