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Cabin-Style Refuge Mirroring a Perfect Landscape: Saturna Island Retreat

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Located on an oceanfront property in British Columbia, Canada, the Saturna Island Retreat is a a contemporary getaway providing comfort on many levels. The cabin-style residence discovered on Sotheby’s features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,300 square feet of living space. Inside and out, wood and glass combine to create an alluring retreat, one able […]

Peaceful Rock River House Neighboring a Forest Reserve in Illinois, USA

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Rock River House in Rockton, Illinois, USA is a modern residence completed by Bruns Architecture in a scenic environment. The new building is located near the bend of a meandering river and next to a forest preserve. Views have been maximized so that the inhabitants could feel as close to nature as possible during their […]

Volumetric Architecture Shaping Sophisticated Home in Ukraine 

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Buddy’s House was designed by Ukrainian architect Sergey Makhno to create a constant interaction between the indoors and outdoors. This was possible thanks to the owner’s openness to the architect’s ideas. Sergey imagined a back facade completely open to the surroundings, yet cleverly offering the right amount of privacy. Located in Horenychi, Ukraine, and spreading over 235 square […]

Family Friendly Holiday Home In Australia: Lorne Hill House

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Simplicity reigns supreme here, in and around this contemporary holiday home in Australia. Fresh studio Will Harkness Architecture imagined a modern abode where family holidays would unravel naturally. Located in Lorne, a quiet seaside town, this holiday home in Australia spreads over 184 square meters and was named after its location: the Lorne Hill House. Its compact size and shape dressed in […]

10 Classic Misconceptions of Architects

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When you think of an architect, what is the first thing that comes to mind? We bet it is one of these top ten classic misconceptions that we have compiled below. While every profession contains certain stereotypes (and some may be valid), architects tend to be right up there with engineers when it comes to […]

Small Couple’s Apartment in Paris With an Inspiring Layout by Richard Guilbault

This 30 square-meter flat transformed by architect Richard Guilbault was initially divided into four very dark rooms difficult to fit out. The ambition of this full update in Paris (occupied by a young couple) was to to create a dynamical and bright living room, to optimize the use of the private rooms and to maximize […]

Contemporary Residence In Switzerland Delivering Majestic Views: Villa Lugano

Designed by Angelo Pozzoli, Villa Lugano in Switzerland is integrated in a hillside landscape, overlooking the lake and the magnificent landscape beyond. The three-level home in reinforced concrete features an array of open spaces, optimizing the connection with the outdoors. Terraces, balconies, and footbridges keep the interiors permanently connected to the magic of Lake Lugano. […]

Intriguing Pavilion House in Portland Inspired by a Dining Table

Portland-based architect Ben Waechter and his creative team imagined this modern “glass house” that aspires to offer inhabitants maximum privacy. You might remember the architect’s design of the Oakley House, also in Portland, a home that would re-frame the owner’s idea of “possible”. The architects have experience with modern home design before. This time, the Pavilion House […]

Elegant “Shift Table” Keeps Your Gadgets Charging in Their Own Hidden Place

The SHIFT Table by Spell merges everyday living and working for the entrepreneurial nomad. It addresses people that quickly and easily want to switch between work and personal life all the while staying conveniently ‘connected’. The design of the table oozes authentic modernism using subtle lines to create an array of hidden functions. Despite the […]

Striking Visual Perspectives Unveiled by The Edge House in Kraków, Poland

While building the contemporary Edge House in Kraków, Poland, the developing team at Mobius Architecture managed to cleverly reinterpret the local law requiring a traditional shape: “The house owes its narration to a local anomaly: a slope plot with a view on the mountains surrounding Krakow is knifed through by an 8 meter lime rock. […]

The Future of Interior Design, Insights from Jennifer Visosky

Perfectly imperfect— These two little words summarize the vast design philosophies of Interior Designer and Owner of Grace Home Design, Jennifer Visosky. Although, Visosky’s designs are anything but imperfect. She contains this cool, laid-back approach to design, creating rooms that are natural, stripped back and speak to who the owner is. In Visosky’s own words […]

Interactive Wall Design at Suppakids Sneaker Boutique in Stuttgart 

Kids shoes store design can be something quite inspiring. Including playfulness in its modern interiors, the Suppakids Sneaker Boutique in Stuttgart invite children to interact with the shoe display. Welcoming, bright and visually appealing, the store displays a combination of wood, light and geometry. Designed by Rippmann Oesterle Knauss (ROK), the modern sneaker store looks warm and inviting. All […]

Design Upgrade for Three-Level Waterfront Home Near Sydney Harbour

Close to the waterfront in Sydney, Australia, this three-level home is a contemporary remodel of an existing dwelling on the lot. When challenged to revive the decaying construction, Luigi Rosselli Architects opted for a daring project: “It is quite rare, in Woollahra Council’s municipality, to have a house waterfront residence so close to the water. […]

How Modern Transit and Highways Affect Property Values

BEEP! BEEP! Do you hear that everyday? Whether you are hurrying along your daily commute, or whether you live adjacent to a busy highway— the stress and noise of modern transit seem unavoidable. While new highways are great for commuters, they are not so great for those whose homes are impacted by traffic and noise […]

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