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Reinterpretation of a Traditional Barn: Malbaie VIII Residence in Canada

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Nested in the breathtaking region of Charlevoix, Canada, Malbaie VIII Residence is a reinterpretation of a traditional barn with a neat, uncluttered interior. The indulgent feeling of calmness reigns, spreading its charm over the neighbouring forests. The maze of greenery encompassing the house, the St. Lawrence River, the fresh sound of morning, the soothing rays of sunlight – all these elements […]

Elegant Shelving Unit With Surprising Functionality by TRIpike [Video]

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Slovenia-based architecture students Tadej Podakar and Luka Fabjan of TRIpike studio envisioned an elegant shelving unit combining simplicity, usability and quality. REMLshelf is flexible wall hanger with plenty of storage space for various small objects. The production process is described as follows: wooden beam, from Slovenian larch trees, is cut into 80cm long basic forms. […]

A Temple of Relaxation and Light in the Woods: Black White Residence

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Black White Residence is an award-winning renovation project completed by the very well known Virginia-based architect, David Jameson in Bethesda, US. Exploring the idea of space and outlining the connection with nature, the new house presents itself as a temple of relaxation and light. Definitely not just a simple shack “lost” in the middle of […]

Contemporary Country House Inspiring Freedom and Serenity in Brazil

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This contemporary country house designed by Ana Cristina Faria in collaboration with Maria Flavia Melo exhales freedom and heightens the sense of serenity. Envisioned as a wonderful rustic retreat, it connects the inhabitants with the outdoors, inviting them to enjoy the exotic and luxuriant surroundings. Located near Sao Sebastiao das Aguas Claras, Minas Gerais, Brazil, […]

House Gripping the Landscape in Japan by Shogo Aratani

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Krampon, or the house gripping the landscape, nestled on a rocky emplacement in Hyogo, is the one of the most ingenious projects made by Japanese architect Shogo Aratani. Clambering on the steepness of the scenery, this two storey venue is designed for an 11-meter change of level, front to back, is divided into a string […]

Luxurious Apartment in Tel Aviv Close to the Sea by Daniel Hasson

Daniel Hasson designed this luxurious apartment in Tel Aviv, very close to the sea. Interior inspires calmness and sophistication. Envisioned as a continuous and unitary living space, the living/ social area opens to the sea. Walls have been replaced with floor-to-ceiling glass panels, allowing inhabitants to explore visually the infinite expanse of water. Decoration implied […]

10 Hottest Fresh Architecture Trends in 2014

In this article we’ll bring to you ten heavy hitting architectural trends and give reasons why they’ll continue to grow in strength in 2014. 1.  Passive Homes One of the most prevalent trends in the architectural world today is the shift towards a reduction in the consumption of energy; a reduction in carbon emissions, a […]

Mirror Fence Reflecting the Ever-Changing Landscape by Alyson Shotz

Artist Alyson Shotz envisioned a creative mirror fence in Socrates Sculpture Park (Long Island City, USA. The installation is barely noticeable during summer and winter and sparkles some great visual effects in autumn and spring, when the color diversity is at its peak. The unconventional project measures 138 feet x 36 x 4 inches (42.06 […]

Luxury Mansion in Singapore With an Appealing Monochromatic Interior

Aemer Architects designed the 13 Cove Grove, a private luxury mansion, located in Singapore. Its connection with the waterfront is on all levels: from structure (curving like a boomerang to facilitate views), to the transparent interior and the timber deck extending from the house into the pier. Opening toward the lap pool, it offers a […]

Hobby Influences Interior: Project for Music Lovers in Venezuela

Grand Europa Apartment is a wonderful project designed by Farid Chacón and Claudia Urdaneta of NMD|NOMADAS for a family who lives and “breathes” through music. Very modern and hip, the residence located in Maracaibo, Venezuela, spreads over 300 square feet and displays a functional interior, specially designed to provide acoustic comfort. The two architects assigned […]

Exotic Wooden House Exhaling Life and Energy in Costa Rica

Recently we’ve stumbled upon Flotanta House, a project designed by Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture, in an exotic and exciting location, Puntarenas Canton, Costa Rica. The house elevated above the ground, on a series of piloti, gives the illusion of floating above the hillside. We were absolutely amazed by the powerful influence of nature on the […]

Norway Landscape Wound Commemorating Utoya Mass Shooting

Finalizing the Norway’s July 22 memorial site competition, Director of KORO/Public Art Norway Svein Bjørkås decided that Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg would build three July 22 Memorial sites in Norway. In order to commemorate the attacks in Oslo and Utoya (a small island outside of the capital), the artist presented a proposal to cut a gap into […]

Charming Small Cottage Near Moscow With a Surface of 18 Sqm

Russian architect Andrey Bugaev from ArtEcoloy sent us photos of a small cottage he designed near Moscow, Russia. The 18 square meter dwelling is located on a hill and serves as a refuge for two adults and two children. People come to “The Ship” for the weekend in winter and the house stays empty for […]

An Unusually Dark Spin on Suburban Culture: Landed by Ian Strange

Australian visual artist Ian Strange refreshes our perspective on suburban culture. From graffiti to explosions, from building a replica of his childhood home to exploring a larger suburban perspective, Ian Strange (formerly known as street artist Kid Zoom) pushes the boundaries of self-expression with each idea. Lustik opened our eyes to his latest work – […]

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