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How World Population Affects the Architecture of Transit

Miles of traffic jams and car horns honking as frustrated drivers slowly creep along the highway to their hurried destination—this is what most city dwellers face on a daily basis.  These daily stresses of city living can actually lead to mental disorders such as depression and anxiety disorders. Studies have shown that city life can […]

Why Japanese Interior Design is Popular

Japanese interior design is being mimicked world-wide, for good reason. Japanese tradition is steeped in many qualities that are worthy of mimicry— such as a deep-rooted love and respect of nature, or a fondness towards minimalist interiors that highlight the artisan-appeal of individual pieces. Our busy world, whose cultures seem to mesh more readily thanks […]

How Architects Take Advantage of The Golden Ratio

When you really think about it, one of the coolest facets of architecture is the ability to have buildings be so different – so varied in terms of size, shape, and style – and yet so similar at their core. No matter who designs the building, it is constructed from a blueprint. No matter what […]

How Architects Minimize Urban Stress

Experts are saying that we need to ready ourselves for a more urbanized, and therefore, a more depressed world. It seems that architects not only have to design homes that are modern, functional and green, but they now need to worry about the world’s mental health, as well. So how does urban living reflect upon […]

Why Green Architecture Is The Perfect Investment for Your Home

We all want to help the environment – or at least we know we should – but when it comes to actually implementing sustainable practices, the task often seems too daunting. Green architecture, in particular, has been given the unfortunate reputation of being too difficult and costly to implement in your own home. However, this […]

Why You’ll Fall In Love With The Green Architecture Trend

A few decades ago, the concept of sustainable architecture was reserved for a small niche market. No one outside of the most diehard nature-fanatics would have given it a second thought, much less sought out ways to make their own homes more eco friendly. Today, however, it seems exactly the opposite. Companies are chomping at […]

Two Stacked Perpendicular Volumes Defining Modern LK House in Austria

A play of two volumes stacked one on top of the other was the design proposal forwarded by Dietrich Untertrifaller Architects for LK House in the town of Hard, Austria. The “boxes” are partially wrapped in concrete, a rough material contrasting the extensive glazing and wooden shading panels. A feeling of lightness is unleashed throughout […]

Old Workers Cottage in Australia Transformed Into Modern Family Home

Hamersley Road Residence is the result of converting an early 1900′s Australian workers cottage into a contemporary and practical family home. Despite being untouched for over 90 years, the existing building was rescued and rejuvenated by the creative team at Studio 53. The most striking element regarding this house design is a yellow ‘box’-shaped volume, […]

University’s Jesuit Community Center Overhauls Ecological Architecture

 The Jesuit faith is based on a passionate commitment to simplicity, spirituality and intellectualism. With those principles in mind, the architects at Gray Organschi Architecture took extra care when constructing the Jesuit Community Center at Fairfield University. Nestled on a quaint hillside, and captured in photographs Robert Benson Photography, the space offers staff and students […]

Mallorca Villa Boasts Views You’ll have to See To Believe

 On it’s own, the idea of a villa in the Mediterranean sounds opulent. But, when you consider Port Andratx, which is a premier tourist destination in Mallorca, Spain, things get even better. Mallorca Villa, captured in these photos by Marco Richter, is the epitome of easy, luxury living. While the stylish, modern interior is noteworthy […]

The G12 House Brings Modern Architecture to Idyllic Überlingen

Nestled in the hilly shores of Lake Constance, Überlingen Germany is a booming tourist destination. The city’s villages are filled with medieval structures and still hold market days that harken of times past. It’s the perfect spot for visitors searching for a peaceful escape, but it is not entirely in the past. The G12 house, […]

A Wonderful Retreat in Austria by Hohensinn Architektur

Hosensinn Architektur designed House M, a wonderful retreat in the picturesque region of Bad Aussee, in Austria. The inspiring fresh landscape and the imposing mountains guarding from afar compliment the neat appearance of this dwelling. An interesting blend of rustic and contemporary, the house connects the inhabitants with the outdoors, at all levels. Openness, tranquility […]

An Oasis of Relaxation: NS Residence In Sao Paulo, Brazil

The NS House conceived by Galeazzo Design Agency and located in Sao Paulo, Brazil combines Scandinavian, French and Italian design with vintage furniture. Accommodating a collection of several art pieces, the project is an appealing social hub that grabs your attention instantly. There are many spacious passages and sectors integrated harmoniously into the house such […]

Vertical Expansion to Historic 1917 Limestone Home on Park Avenue

Perianth Interior Design’s Hilary Unger, the architectural firm of Zaskorski & Notaro, Contractor John P. Maloney and Millworker Michael O’Boy recently collaborated to create an addition to an opulent yet family-oriented townhouse on the Upper East Side. This historic 1917 limestone home on Park Avenue in New York City underwent a vertical expansion, as the […]

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