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How Your Window Rating Label Is Costing You Money

  • French doors and larger windows are inherently more susceptible to air leaks so be sure to check their seals often. Image Via: Dewson Construction Company
  • The right windows add essential pops of personality to any home. Image Via: Donald A. Gardner Architects
  • Whenever possible, let tons of natural light in through your windows. Image Via: LDa Architecture & Interiors
  • Insulate your windows to help keep heat inside during winter. Image Via: Whitten Architects

Let’s be honest, when in the market for new windows, odds are the bulk of your focus is on finding the perfect balance between aesthetics and price point. Many of us barely sneak a glance at the window rating label, if at all. In fact, it’s not uncommon to hardly acknowledge that such a label […]

Modern Gumno House in Croatia Displaying a Striking Angular Geometry

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When challenged to rebuild an old “gumno” (traditional farming unit in Croatia used for threshing the grains), the creative team at Turato Architects came up with a spectacular result. Gumno House is an original contemporary residence boasting a total area of 930 square meters that currently serves the living needs of a married couple and their two […]

Old Duplex Converted Into Welcoming Family Home: De Gaspé House in Montreal

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Located in the heart of the Villeray district, Montreal, the De Gaspé House project by la SHED Architecture consisted of the major renovation of an existing building that lost most of its original characteristics. The old duplex including a garage as well as a variety of annexes was transformed into a single family home for […]

Modern Cottage Rising on Old Heirloom Cottage Grounds

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A family timber-frame cottage absorbs modern design and building techniques to become a fascinating dark retreat. Dressed in cross-laminated black spruce boards, this new construction was imagined as having the exact size of the former forest cottage and occupy the exact space. It was the inhabitant’s choice to keep this reminder of the old structure while […]

Striking MS House Ingeniously Adapted to a Sloping Site in Mishima, Japan

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Uncommon building sites call for ingenious architecture solutions. The intricate MS House by  Yo Yamagata Architects is located in Mishima, Shizuoka, Japan, on a slope overlooking Mount Fuji. Its unusual character derives from the challenges imposed by the terrain, with only 30% of flat surface out of a total of  250 square meters available as living space. Moreover, […]

Private Terraces Establishing A Strong Indoor-Outdoor Dialogue: Casa SE in Mexico

Located in the western parts of Guadalajara, Mexico, Casa SE was especially envisioned by Elías Rizo Arquitectos for a family of four adults. According to the architects, the residence is structured on two levels, with the first floor encompassing the public areas of the house, and the second floor containing the dormitories and various terraces. The main […]

Luxurious Living Exhibited by Contemporary-Style Home in Bellevue, Washington

Embedded in the lush landscape of the Meydenbauer waterfront in Bellevue, Washington, USA, this contemporary-style home is the epitome luxurious living. Currently listed for sale at $4,388,000, the massive residence comes with four bedrooms and five bathrooms and a total surface of 6,500 square feet. Thoughtfully appointed updates and multiple entertaining spaces with incredible vistas make this a good […]

How Modern Highways Are Affecting Our Homes

As the population continues to grow, people have no intention of slowing down. Transportation is the ticket between point A and point B. In order to keep up with a growing number of people who are on the go in urban spaces, highways have to expand and change. When highways are added or reconstructed, the […]

Unique Fitzroy Park Home Embedded in Lush Surroundings

How would you feel to be met by a luxuriant jungle every time you come home? Across a narrow stone and metal bridge in North London, a modern family home rises to impose its elegant shape on the grounds of what used to be a late 1950’s house in Fitzroy Park, London, United Kingdom. Within the Highgate Conservation […]

Medieval LEGO Houses Inspired by The Lord Of The Rings and Other Fantasy Worlds

The famous epic fantasy film series “Lord of the Rings” influenced various projects in the design and architecture industry. A while back, we put together a post with these bewitching hobbit homes inspired by the movie. Today, we would like to share an intriguing artist’s portfolio with you, also evoking the charm and lack of […]

Great Space Optimization in Lovely House on Wheels: The Wedge Cabin

With the cost of living becoming more and more overwhelming, houses on wheels seem an affordable and clever alternative. Wheelhaus is ‘tiny house’ company from Jackson Hole, Wyoming that offers several different beautiful styles of cabins on wheels. These projects are designed and built with an emphasis on space management and durability offering ceiling heights soaring […]

Imposing Prospector Residence Unveiling Surprisingly Warm Interiors in Idaho

Completed by Marmol Radziner  in Sun Valley, Idaho, Prospector Residence is located on a privileged terrain with expansive mountain views: “Set within the hillside, the stepped three-story home maximizes the available land and connects the interiors to the landscape. Derived from the surrounding environment, the color palette and material selection includes stone veneer, red cedar siding, […]

How To Photograph Your Home Like A Professional

There are several different reasons a person may have for wanting to take a fantastic, magazine-worthy photograph of their home. A recent remodel or renovation has possibly left you breathlessly impressed with your own creative skill and now it’s time to share the final result with the virtual world. Perhaps,  you’re reaching out to an […]

Modern Villa Kerckebosch Taking In A Forested Landscape in the Netherlands

Villa Kerckebosch is a recently built family residence developed by Engel Architecten in the forested landscape surrounding Zeist, a small town in the center of the Netherlands. The soft and natural shades of the brickwood are said to evoke the forest with its natural shades of brown and grey, while the sandy colors of the bottom pay […]

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