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The Psychology of Achieving Balance In Interior Design

  • Reflective symmetry is believed to have the biggest positive effect on your senses. Image Via: René Dekker Design Limited
  • Build symmetry around your bathtub to add balance. Image Via: Passacantando Architects AIA
  • Asymmetrical elements can be as big as statement furniture or as small as table decorations. Image Via: Abramson Teiger Architects
  • Focus on giving each room at least one symmetrical element. Image Via: Just Perfect! Home Staging + More

Interior design is about so much more than sense of style. We’ve already talked about your design choices are influencing your subconscious, but that’s just scratching the surface. Even the way that you employ symmetry in your home has an impact on your psyche. Does it seem like a stretch to say that proper furniture […]

Contemporary Architecture Diluted in a Bucolic Landscape: ME House

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Otta Albernaz Arquitetura completed ME House, a 360 square-meter residence located Jambeiro, São Paulo, Brasil. The modern project is described as almost diluted in its landscape, with private and discreet facades gradually unveiling vibrant interiors. Several native trees on the property were preserved and originally integrated in the overall design. Built for a couple concerned […]

Elegant Office Unit With Secret Opening Mechanism: Storage Kit Shkatulka

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Storage kit Shkatulka is inspired from a Russian “secret box”, a special unit for jewellery and precious items with a trick opening mechanism. The unconventional office project was planned in a Russian hut where the designers at Dopludo had a chance to reinterpret historical heritage and recreate archetypal household items with a modern twist. Lesha […]

How Architects Design For An Aging Population

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The growth in the number of adults  65 years and older will double over the next 25 years. This statistic creates a demographic that is unprecedented in America’s history, as stated in The State of Aging and Health in America. What happens when 20% of the population is elderly? What are the consequences of this […]

Sculptural Chair Design Adding Cheerfulness to Modern Interior Schemes

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The mere sight of this sculptural chair design by Italian product manufacturer Binome inspires cheerfulness and a loose approach to sober modern-life aspects. We love the colorful swing-ring look, as well as its chubby, almost humorous character. The Acari chair proudly displays a  resin rubber base, fiberglass cloth cushions and oak-wood legs. Well rounded and smooth, […]

Extravagant Star Wars House With Control Room For A Jedi

Referencing the cult saga Star Wars, South Korean architectural bureau Moon Hoon Land designed and implemented Star Wars House, a futuristic building with a flashy character. Its name and design are driven from the the childhood dream of the owner- that of someday becoming an astronaut. The irregular-shaped dwelling is located in a calm suburb […]

Bungalow Makeover in Québec With Large Openings: Lausanne House Project

Lausanne House project is the architectural equivalent of bungalow renovation in Québec, Canada. Opting for a sober and elegant exterior, Hatem+D Architecture installed a cover of pale grey wood at the level of the main block and a mixture of fibrocement and black bricks. A second floor was added, which accommodates three large bedrooms. According to […]

Box-Shaped Japanese Home With Spectacular Views of Omura Bay: Y7-House

Displaying a highly minimalist architecture approach, Y7-House by Architect Show is located in a scenic landscape in Omura, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. The rectangular box-shaped residence takes advantage of a hillside position, ensuring extensive views over Omura Bay. Elevated on a concrete base, the structure is intended to have a minimum impact on the environment. This […]

Life Saving Technology Helps Workers Escape Burning Skyscrapers [Video]

Residents and workers in skyscrapers and other tall buildings are often trapped in case of a fire. The newly developed Evacuator offers a last resort, allowing them to slowly and safely descend on a steel cable outside of the building. Worldwide the device can save thousands of lives, from residents in tall buildings to mechanics […]

Striking Home Extension Creatively Enhancing a Pavilion-Type Residence in Belgium

House AND is the result of an inspiring home extension implemented by adn Architectures in Anderlues, Belgium. The residence is one of the many pavilion type homes widely produced in Belgium. According to the architects, the flip-side to the standardization of these houses is a reduction in quality, both in terms of both space and […]

How To Make Your Roof Last For Decades

  The knowledge that you get to come home to a roof over your head is one of the most rewarding parts of being a homeowner. The knowledge that you’ll eventually have to replace that roof, however, is often one of the most daunting. With roof replacement costs averaging nearly $34,500, according to the 2014 […]

Scandinavian One-Room Apartment Exuding Great Taste and Peaceful Living

Open the door to this lovely Scandinavian one-room apartment in the center of Gothenburg and you will soon realize there is something special about how it feels. Despite a relatively small surface of 50 square meters, this is a dream home for anyone in search of a quiet and elegant place to live. Because of […]

Handcrafted Walnut Para Hammock Inducing Relaxation and Daydreaming

From time to time, we like to integrate a relaxation-inducing post on Freshome, to help you remember to unwind. Designed by Chaffee Graham of 4th Period Woodshop, the Para Hammock is a highly welcoming, tension-relieving furniture piece. The unconventional swing is made using over 700 pieces of Walnut that are all connected in an integrated […]

Threshold Between the City and the Mountain Park: Syncline House in Colorado

Conceived as a threshold between the city and the mountain park, the massive Syncline House developed by Arch11 near Boulder, Colorado is a modern living retreat. The residence was especially envisioned for an entrepreneurial and professional rock climbing couple who simply wanted a place where they could leave the city behind. Throughout the planning process, […]

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