Roof Apartment in Kiev With a Genuine Feel by Vitaliy Yurov

Designer Vitaliy Yurov sent us images of a stylish roof apartment he completed in Kiev, Ukraine. According to the description he sent us, the crib is located on the last floor of the multi-storey building. It consists of the following areas: kitchen, dining room, bedroom, bathroom and terrace. Natural material finishes such as stone, concrete, wood and glass ensure a

Extravagant Country Living: White Lodge Residence in England

Strikingly modern, the White Lodge residence developed by Dyer Grimes Architects… in Tandridge, England combines luxurious country living with modern functionality. Originally home to a 1960’s detached bungalow surrounded by tall trees, the site was reinterpreted as to host this imposing 480sqm home. From afar, you can observe the hardwood cladding and white render with an abundance of glass throughout.

Surprising Hammock-Chair Fusion by Benjamin Hubert: Cradle

By combining the functionality of a casual backless chair with the comfort provided by a hammock, British designer Benjamin Hubert came up with “Cradle”, a captivating seating unit (initially spotted by Freshome on beautiful life…). Its appearance is truly intriguing- here we have a furniture piece that is both elegant and practical, with a design emphasizing on texture and

Quality of Life Beyond the Ordinary: Inspiring Home in Kullavik, Sweden

Exuding a relaxing traditional feel and plenty of character, this home in Kullavik, Sweden (initially discovered by Freshome on Skeppsholmen…) is inspiring to say the least. The wall that runs around the house frames the garden and along with a few small walkways and a splendid oak creates a perfect outdoor environment. Aside from the main thatched roof building,

Spacious And Bright Contemporary Home in Seattle Designed For a Young Family

Bright and inspiring, the Aurea Residence, designed by Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture… in Magnolia, one of Seattle’s neighbourhoods, USA, spreads over 3,300 square meters. This contemporary house is divided in four different structures. Each of these structures offers zen relaxing views over the Japanese rock garden, perceived as an internal courtyard, a private centre that floods all the four

10 Hidden Dangers Lurking in your Home and How to Fix Them

We’d never think that our homes could potentially be hazardous – We do the best to ensure that our family and loved ones are safe and sound at all times,  but often the dangers are not visible and lurk where we cannot see them. Some of what you are about to read may be of  no surprise to you at

A Multisensory Experience: The Windowseat Lounge By Mike & Maaike

Comfortable, modern and stylish, the Windowseat Lounge, designed by Mike & Maaike for Haworth Collection… is a chair inspired by the need of getting a breath of fresh air. “The Windowseat is designed as a comfortable refuge from the hustle and bustle of lobbies, airports or open office environments. By taking architectural elements (walls and ceiling) and applying them to

Less Glitz, More Style: The Bratislava Riverpark Apartment by Beef Architecture

We all know that when we arrive at home, after a hectic day at the office, all we want is to disconnect from the urban jungle and deeply sink into a dreamy state of mind, in an environment that has the power to keep us away from stress. Usually, people forget about this “feature” when choosing their homes and they

Striking Public School Design in California Cladded With 650 Solar Panels

Energy efficiency is one of the main attributes of this imposing public school built on a challenging lot in Los Angeles County, USA. The masterminds at Brooks + Scarpa took after the similarly situated schools of Curtis and Davis… in New Orleans and created a place for learning that feels comfortable, while also setting an example for alternative energy use.

Glass House Overlooking The Peconic Bay: Clearhouse By Stuart Parr Design

With a stunning view over the Peconic Bay, the Clearhouse (with a very suggestive and inspired name) surprises you with its openness. The house, located nearby the lake, in Shelter Island, New York, USA,  is the work of Stuart Parr Design…. Forget the classic walls! This is an environment that exhales transparence, inviting the nature inside the house! The

Living Walls: How They Can Improve Your Home and Your Health

A living wall, or a green wall,  is a garden that grows vertically, as opposed to horizontally, which can exist inside or outside the home. Any well lit place inside your home, would make a suitable environment. Indoor herb gardens are growing in popularity and thrive well in sunny kitchens. Conversely any outside wall would do as well. Green, or

Elegant Meets Cozy in Contemporary 10 Room Swedish Villa

Taking advantage of some of the best sea views in Hällsvik, Sweden, this modern residence is a haven of relaxation. The project is built on three levels and has a total area of ​​approximately 560 m², making it suitable for accommodating a large family. The main floor exhibits a magnificent entrance hall with limestone floors, light walls and plenty of

A 1920′s Duplex in Montréal Completely Renewed: The Cambord Residence

After the clients decided that they wanted to transform their 1920′s duplex into a comfortable and bright living space, they contacted nature humaine… to deal with this project. The owners requested three bedrooms and an office space at the second storey. The house looked quite dull and there were plenty of things that needed an upgrade. To start with, the

Contemporary House Displaying a Neat Interior: The Summit House

Rectangular volumes, a simple design line and a glossy interior. A one-of-a-kind home. This is how would I describe The Summit House, a residential project designed by Habitat Studio & Workshop… in Edmonton, Canada. The house accommodates fine pieces of artwork, a wide relaxing terrace and a “recharge-your-batteries” type of back courtyard. The best thing about this house are definitely

Ingenious Power Plant Design Exhibiting a Green Undulating Profile in USA

Power plants are not exactly the most captivating buildings in the world. We are used to seeing concrete smoke- discharging giants which we usually characterize as contaminating. Centerbrook Architects and Planners… developed Hotchkiss Biomass Power Plant, a 16,500-square-foot structure that impresses due to its ingenious architecture and environmentally-friendly features.
The plant burns sustainably harvested wood-chips to heat 85 buildings that

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