Architecture

Healthy Living and Seclusion Provided by Martis-Dunsmuir House in California

Healthy Living and Seclusion Provided by Martis-Dunsmuir House in California

Providing a warm environment to enjoy the natural beauty of Martis Camp near Lake Tahoe, California, Martis-Dunsmuir House is a rustic-contemporary getaway designed by sagemodern. The residence displays a complex exterior, with large expanses of gl.. Read More →

Timeless Residence Inspired by Its Indigenous Surroundings: Sprecher Home by SAOTA

Timeless Residence Inspired by Its Indigenous Surroundings: Sprecher Home by SAOTA

SAOTA (Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects) recently unveiled information on Sprecher Home, a timeless residence located in Cape Town, South Africa. The owner’s brief was to design a house inspired by its indigenous surroundings, which is pa.. Read More →

Cluster of Black Dwellings Grouped Around a Central Courtyard: House in Colbost

Cluster of Black Dwellings Grouped Around a Central Courtyard: House in Colbost

Envisioned by Glasgow-based firm Dualchas Architects, House in Colbust is a project located on Waternish, a peninsula on the island of Skye, Scotland. According to the architects, its design is “directly inspired by a black shed on the adjace.. Read More →

Rustic Summer Home Conversion in Spain

Rustic Summer Home Conversion in Spain

Houses should evolve along with their owners: That was the philosophy behind the remodel of this traditional house in the rustic village of Sant Mori in Spain. Tasked with renovating this historical home with a backdrop of forests and fields, desig.. Read More →

Defining a House Style: Monterey Home

Defining a House Style: Monterey Home

We’ve talked a lot in this series about how architecture is often influenced by the styles that came before it. Nowhere is that truer than with the Monterey, or Monterey Colonial, home. This type of architecture combines French, Spanish and Eng.. Read More →

Barn Converted into Minimalist Holiday House in Ayent, Switzerland

Barn Converted into Minimalist Holiday House in Ayent, Switzerland

This minimalist holiday house completed in 2013 by Savioz Fabrizzi Architecte in Ayent, Switzerland has an interesting history behind. Back in 1882, its location in the middle of the fields made it perfect for housing during the pasture season. In .. Read More →

Elegance and Transparency Defining Mackay Terrace Residence in Brisbane, Australia

Elegance and Transparency Defining Mackay Terrace Residence in Brisbane, Australia

Despite its contemporary look and feel, Mackay Terrace Residence in Brisbane, Australia is a response to the architectural character of its neighborhood. The team at Shaun Lockyer Architects developed a generously-sized home answering the moder.. Read More →

Wooden Brick House Matches Tradition with Innovation

Wooden Brick House Matches Tradition with Innovation

Built by Jaro Krobot, this project was an exciting exploration in material innovation. By using new building technology to recreate a traditional home, the atmosphere of the surrounding area was preserved. This house in Lučatín, a small villag.. Read More →

Design Initiative Aims to Improve Dutch Red-Light District’s Image

Design Initiative Aims to Improve Dutch Red-Light District’s Image

This unconventional building was designed by Bas Termeer in collaboration with Diederendirrix Architects. The project is part of a larger initiative that aims to improve the image of Woensel-West, a neighborhood in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.. Read More →

Thoughtfully Detailed Three-Storey Residence in Seaside, Florida

Thoughtfully Detailed Three-Storey Residence in Seaside, Florida

This three-storey residence located in Seaside, Florida was conceived by NYC architect Alexander Gorlin to be his personal haven. Similar to Corbusier’s rebellions, Gorlin’s iconic gesture is an ongoing comment about the emptiness of blindly mi.. Read More →

Relax Like a Celebrity in this Zuma Beach Getaway

Relax Like a Celebrity in this Zuma Beach Getaway

This three-bedroom European villa in Malibu’s coveted Zuma Beach does not have the gilded look you would expect from a celebrity home, although it was owned by Victoria Secret model Tatjana Patitz.  Its more subtle refinery is in a million t.. Read More →

Extensive Renovation Reveals a Mid-Century Jewel in Seattle

Extensive Renovation Reveals a Mid-Century Jewel in Seattle

Located in Seattle, Wash., Broadmoor Residence was recently upgraded and extended by the creative team at David Coleman Architecture. Opening toward an inner garden, the L-shaped mid-century home was brought back to life by an extensive transfo.. Read More →

You Wouldn’t Expect to Find This in Remote Canada

You Wouldn’t Expect to Find This in Remote Canada

When we think of a sauna, the first image that probably comes to mind is a rectangular, wooden room with high and low bench seating. However, Canadian architecture firm Partisans has created something entirely different than the dark and boxy norm... Read More →

Encapsulating Luxury and Functionality: Contemporary House Sar in Johannesburg

Encapsulating Luxury and Functionality: Contemporary House Sar in Johannesburg

Located within the leafy suburb of Athol, Johannesburg, the latest contemporary residence from Nico van der Meulen Architects was built to impress. House Sar is said to encapsulate “luxury, comfort and functionality in a minimalist architectu.. Read More →

Noteworthy Panoramic Home Encouraging a Bachelor’s Interests

Noteworthy Panoramic Home Encouraging a Bachelor’s Interests

Owned by a father with grown children, the fascinatingly contemporary Chautauqua Residence was designed by Studio William Hefner. Collecting rare books is one of the owner’s biggest satisfactions, so the house was envisioned to shelter a hom.. Read More →

Simplicity Reigns in 100% Renewable Energy Home: Great Gulf Active House 

A new home is often mistaken for a place to eat, sleep and relax. But it’s more than that, ever since we started understanding sustainability. Take the Great Gulf Active House by Superkül inc as example: a home that “sets a new preced.. Read More →

Vacation Home Spotlights Swedish Sauna Ritual

Vacation Home Spotlights Swedish Sauna Ritual

Wingårdhs Architects converted an old farm in southern Sweden into a vacation home for a family from nearby Malmo. The original farm buildings — cow shed, stables, hay loft and barn — were transformed into bedrooms, a kitchen and a gym. A f.. Read More →

Fabulous “Living  Room in the Forest” Home Desired For Over 50 Years

Fabulous “Living  Room in the Forest” Home Desired For Over 50 Years

There is a home on Orcas Island in the Washington State that was a dream for its owner for over 50 years. Built by Gary Gladwish Architecture, the Eagle Ridge residence surprising a modern lifestyle within a natural landscape was dreamed of, imag.. Read More →

White Box Home Contains a Tropical Enclave in Sunny Australia

White Box Home Contains a Tropical Enclave in Sunny Australia

Tim Ditchfield Architects’ White Box project houses a small piece of paradise in Noosaville, Australia.  The street-facing front of the home includes a walled courtyard that gives the space privacy from coming and going traffic. The back wall, .. Read More →

What Classifies A House Style: What Makes A Craftsman Home?

What Classifies A House Style: What Makes A Craftsman Home?

It’s time to take an in-depth look at what classifies a Craftsman home. Image: Creative Architects If you’ve ever watched an episode of House Hunters, you know that Craftsman homes have an appeal that many people find irresistible. Whe.. Read More →

Swedish Home Features Infinity Pool and Chinese-Style Tower

Swedish Home Features Infinity Pool and Chinese-Style Tower

Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter accepted the challenge of building a modern hillside dwelling on a six-hectare plot owned by a family in Stockholm, Sweden. The owners requested a home that visually communicates to the other two main constructions o.. Read More →

SPA Theme as Inspiration for the Energetic Google Offices in Budapest

SPA Theme as Inspiration for the Energetic Google Offices in Budapest

After featuring colorful Google headquarters from Zurich, Amsterdam and Tel Aviv, we are constantly on the lookout for the company’s new office design approaches. Graphasel Design Studio have completed the Google Offices in Budapest, which ar.. Read More →

Sophisticated Residence Design Blurring the Lines Between Indoor and Outdoor 

Sophisticated Residence Design Blurring the Lines Between Indoor and Outdoor 

Located on a North-South oriented corner site in Brighton, Australia, this sophisticated residence was imagined for a mid-size family looking for an urban dwelling to enjoy daily. Exuding a rich modern feel via a multitude of indoor and outdoor liv.. Read More →

Contemporary Urban Refuge: the Skygarden House in Toronto

Contemporary Urban Refuge: the Skygarden House in Toronto

Image courtesy of Dubbeldam Architecture + Design. Dubbeldam Architecture + Design completed the development of the Skygarden House, a contemporary residence located in midtown Toronto, Canada. The three-level home hides between the trees on the si.. Read More →

Historic Farm Converted Into Welcoming Contemporary Retreat in La Cerdanya, Spain

Historic Farm Converted Into Welcoming Contemporary Retreat in La Cerdanya, Spain

Dom Arquitectura completed an impressive historic farm rehabilitation in the eastern Pyrenees, at the border between France and Spain. The small village of La Cerdanya is surrounded by fields and meadows where agriculture and farming are the main.. Read More →

What is a Barndominium? Could It Be Your Next Home?

What is a Barndominium? Could It Be Your Next Home?

Choosing the right paint color for every room of your barndominium is easy when you’ve already created the perfect color palette. Image courtesy of PPG – Modern Farmhouse Palette. You may be new to the barndominium style, but this pretty a.. Read More →

Beach Club Restaurant Design Inspired by Origami

Beach Club Restaurant Design Inspired by Origami

Inspired by the Japanese art of origami, the Boos Beach Club Restaurant in Bridel, Luxembourg grabs attention instantly. Through the use of wood and glass, Metaform Architects integrated the new structure into its natural environment. The dyna.. Read More →

Renovated London Penthouse Exudes “New York Loft” Feel

Renovated London Penthouse Exudes “New York Loft” Feel

Set in an old exchange building in Shoreditch, London, the latest Callender Howorth project involved the complete renovation of a spacious penthouse apartment. The owner’s brief requested a home that would feel like a New York loft; and so .. Read More →

Egg-Shaped Sauna Mirrors Arctic Landscape in Sweden

Egg-Shaped Sauna Mirrors Arctic Landscape in Sweden

Artist duo Bigert & Bergström completed the design of an egg-shaped sauna in Kiruna, Sweden’s northernmost town. The sculptural installation offers plenty of room for warmth, reflection and rest. “Solar Egg draws inspiration from Kir.. Read More →

Original Eichler House in California Gets an Inspiring Upgrade: Appleberry Drive Residence

Original Eichler House in California Gets an Inspiring Upgrade: Appleberry Drive Residence

Appleberry Drive Residence in Marinwood, California is an original Eichler house, recently upgraded by Building Lab. Despite its powerful character, the building lacked a real connection to the outdoors: “As can be said of most eichlers, thi.. Read More →

Playful Architecture in Poland Intelligently Expanding Towards the Sky

Playful Architecture in Poland Intelligently Expanding Towards the Sky

What does a gardener’s home look like? Well, there’s an example in Krakow, Poland, that can shift your perspective on how much living space a person needs. Compact homes don’t necessarily mean boring homes. In the hands of crea.. Read More →

Tbilisi Residence in Georgia Showcasing Powerful Character and Style

Tbilisi Residence in Georgia Showcasing Powerful Character and Style

Defined by contemporary elegance, Allexandra Fedorova‘s interior design choices are inspiring and fascinating to observe. In the case of this massive Tbilisi Residence in Georgia, each room comes with its own powerful character. As you ente.. Read More →

Modern “Blanche Chalet” in Canada With Sweeping River Views

Modern “Blanche Chalet” in Canada With Sweeping River Views

The Blanche Chalet, whose name evokes the spirit of the vernacular houses of the region, is situated in La Malbaie’s area of the “Terrasses Cap à l’Aigle”, Canada. ACDF Architecture opted for a simple geometry and natural material.. Read More →

Exhibiting a Car Park Enclosed with Vertical Louvers: Desi Residence in Cyprus

Exhibiting a Car Park Enclosed with Vertical Louvers: Desi Residence in Cyprus

Varda Studio completed the design and development of Desi Residence, a three-level house with quite a few original features. Located in Tala, Cyprus, the project stands on a hill with a steep drop down towards the street: “Aside from the chal.. Read More →

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

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

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 th.. Read More →

Perfectly Harmonizing Work and Play: Lakefront Basecamp Residence

Perfectly Harmonizing Work and Play: Lakefront Basecamp Residence

Basecamp Residence by Johnston Architects is an impressive lakefront house in Ronald, Washington, United States. According to the architects, the concept behind the project refers to pausing at a base camp before ascending a mountain: “This r.. Read More →

Imposing House and Studio Visually Competing With Its Scenic Views 

Imposing House and Studio Visually Competing With Its Scenic Views 

Looking out the window to see a massive mountain range unraveling its majesty is in itself a reason for happiness. Add a spacious, modern residence framing that view and you get a dream home. The Butte Residence by Carney Logan Burke Architects un.. Read More →

Italianate-Style Row House in Brooklyn Gets an Elegant Upgrade

Italianate-Style Row House in Brooklyn Gets an Elegant Upgrade

This row house, developed by Lang Architecture in Brooklyn, N.Y., is the result of an architectural makeover. Originally a three-family residence, the home in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood now accommodates the contemporary living needs of a s.. Read More →

Unconventional Work Sanctuary: Modern “Backyard Cottage” in Oslo

Unconventional Work Sanctuary: Modern “Backyard Cottage” in Oslo

Especially designed for a writer in Oslo, Noway, this backyard cottage is an unconventional modern work sanctuary. Jarmund/Vigsnæs Arkitekter built an annex to the clients’ residence, with extensive views of the surrounding landscape, a suit.. Read More →

Exquisite South Carolina House Evoking A Traditional Coastal Style

Exquisite South Carolina House Evoking A Traditional Coastal Style

The architects behind the Southern Living Idea House at Palmetto Bluff drew their inspiration for the home’s design from Palmetto Bluff’s low country surroundings. The home, designed by Pursley Dixon Architects as a haven for guests to enterta.. Read More →

Peerless Family Beach House Adapted to Australian Weather

Peerless Family Beach House Adapted to Australian Weather

The proud owners of this family beach house in Melbourne, Australia, can indulge in relaxation and socialization in their beautiful modern home that seems to be sliding down a slope. When you come home from work, you want to enter a place of rel.. Read More →

How to Choose a Floor Plan: 8 Questions to Ask Before You Pick

How to Choose a Floor Plan: 8 Questions to Ask Before You Pick

Just searching for a floor plan online will yield thousands of results. And here’s the thing: There’s probably more than just one plan that would work for you and your family. So how can you narrow down the results and find the right one?.. Read More →

Cave-Like Villa in Greece Hides Sculptured Living Spaces

Cave-Like Villa in Greece Hides Sculptured Living Spaces

Welcome to the remote Greek island of Santorini, where blue domes and white dwellings embedded in stone celebrate Cycladic architecture. This summer house designed by Kapsimalis Architects is located in Oia, a place known for its “cute̶.. Read More →

Dramatic Glazed Living Area Upgrading Traditional “Andover Road House” in England

Dramatic Glazed Living Area Upgrading Traditional “Andover Road House” in England

Recently given a fresh look by OB Architecture, Andover Road House is a private residence located in Winchester, Hampshire, England. The renovation process resulted in a dramatic new glazed living, kitchen and dining space, opening up to a perfec.. Read More →

Modern Design Enhanced by Elements of Surprise: Bayfield Residence

Modern Design Enhanced by Elements of Surprise: Bayfield Residence

A modern architecture approach, good proportions, spacious rooms and elements of surprise define the Bayfield Residence, a project recently presented by Webb & Brown-Neaves and located in Perth, Australia. Structured on two levels, the crib b.. Read More →

Grind Your Coffee by Pedaling at Montreal’s Pista Café

Grind Your Coffee by Pedaling at Montreal’s Pista Café

This fresh coffee house in Montreal, Canada revolves around the “Pista Café tricycle”, a bike concept that relies solely on legs and pedals to provide freshly ground coffee beans. The tricycle combines human power, technology and the.. Read More →

Challenging Australian Home Design Polished to Perfection

Challenging Australian Home Design Polished to Perfection

Bowler Residence was designed by Tim Stewart Architects to comply with strict building regulations while offering a platform for panoramic city views in Paddington, Queensland. This modern Australian home was imagined as a terraced space for livin.. Read More →

Harbour House In Antwerp Looks to the Future

Harbour House In Antwerp Looks to the Future

Zaha Hadid Architects was the mastermind behind this renovation and addition to the Port House of Antwerp, Belgium. This dramatic addition to the Antwerp skyline took almost a decade to plan and build. The geometric glass and steel structure, whi.. Read More →

Milan’s Bosco Verticale, Officially The Most Innovative Highrise in the World

Milan’s Bosco Verticale, Officially The Most Innovative Highrise in the World

Deemed as the “most beautiful and innovative highrise in the world”, Bosco Verticale by Boeri Studio is known for bringing 800 trees and 14 thousand plants to the beautiful city of Milan. We featured a post on this green residential project.. Read More →

Blending Traditional New England Architecture with Modern Design: Skyfall Residence

Blending Traditional New England Architecture with Modern Design: Skyfall Residence

Balzer + Tuck Architecture from Saratoga Springs, New York designed the SkyFall Residence on six acres of this upstate New York horse country property to celebrate the slowing rolling hills, views of the Adirondack Mountains and sunsets. Their task.. Read More →

Modern Hawaiian House Infused With Cultural Heritage

Modern Hawaiian House Infused With Cultural Heritage

Designed by Kari Demond of Austin-based KLM Interiors, this modern Hawaiian house we’re about to dive into was imagined as cradling an inspiring lifestyle. Expansive ocean views create a direct connection to the coastal landscape, reflecte.. Read More →

Bold Linear Shapes Form this Canadian Ski-In Lodge

Bold Linear Shapes Form this Canadian Ski-In Lodge

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson completed this modern ski-in / ski-out lodge called Kicking Horse Residence for its location in British Columbia.  The owners wanted a weekend property capable of housing plenty of guests.  With that in mind, the design in.. Read More →

Chalet Panorama in Quebec Overlooks Rocky Landscape

Chalet Panorama in Quebec Overlooks Rocky Landscape

Architecture Casa designed Chalet Panorama, a modern retreat located in Saint-Siméon, Quebec, Canada. The building is integrated into the rocky terrain, with the foundation supported by two concrete blades. This way, water flows freely underne.. Read More →

Ingeniously Planned Two-Family Residence in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan

Ingeniously Planned Two-Family Residence in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan

This family residence planned and implemented by I.R.A. is composed of a one-story house accommodating an elder family and a two-story house for a younger family. In between, the architects built a Japanese style room with a terrace. The roofs of b.. Read More →

Remote Mountain View House Overlooking the Austrian Alps

Remote Mountain View House Overlooking the Austrian Alps

Designed and implemented by Slovenian firm SoNo arhitekti, the Mountain View House is a private residence overlooking the Austrian Alps. Located close to the famous skiing region of Kitzbuehel, the hillside retreat was meant to follow the lines of .. Read More →

Contemporary Pavilion Adjoins Historic Farm in The Netherlands

Contemporary Pavilion Adjoins Historic Farm in The Netherlands

This property in The Netherlands is home to Château St. Gerlach, a historic gem that currently runs as a five-star hotel. The complex, which includes the original estate farmhouse, convent and grain lofts, is located in a hilly countryside landsc.. Read More →

Cultural Space Atop Industrial Complex in Hong Kong: WING

Cultural Space Atop Industrial Complex in Hong Kong: WING

Completed in Hong Kong by Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design, this project captured our undivided attention. WING is a 2,540-square-foot venue created to celebrate the next up-and-coming cultural hub on the island, the Chai Wan ne.. Read More →

Luxury Pre-Fabricated Concept House Rising in Australia

Luxury Pre-Fabricated Concept House Rising in Australia

Living in a modern dream home might seem like something reserved for a handful of lucky people. There’s always somewhere else you’d like added to you home, maybe it will look like something out of a magazine. Architects and designers kn.. Read More →

18th-Century Spanish House Features New Floating Staircase

18th-Century Spanish House Features New Floating Staircase

Located in the historic city of Santiago de Compostela, the interior of this 18th-century Spanish townhouse was transformed by local architect firm, Arrokabe Arquitectos to create a modern and contemporary style complete with a wave-shaped ceili.. Read More →

Bright Riverview Home Punctuated by Natural Panoramas 

Bright Riverview Home Punctuated by Natural Panoramas 

A riverview home is perfect for those who imagine living in harmony with their surrounding environment. This particular Riverview House by Studio Dwell Architects is located in Wayne, Illinois, and its location allows owners to enjoy panoramic vie.. Read More →

Swedish Apartment Opens Up to Bay Views in Gothenburg

Swedish Apartment Opens Up to Bay Views in Gothenburg

Welcome to a spacious, three-room apartment overlooking the city of Gothenburg, Sweden! This special abode is located on the top floor of a building that offers panoramic river views. Take the elevator to the top floor and step inside. The social c.. Read More →

Beach Family Escape in Peru Exuding Harmony and Creativity: The Panda House

Beach Family Escape in Peru Exuding Harmony and Creativity: The Panda House

The Panda House by DA-LAB Arquitectos is an upgrade and remodel of a twenty-old-year old dwelling that lacked many basic spaces for a family beach house. Located in Playa Blanca de Asia, distrito de Cañete, Peru, the house opens up to its surround.. Read More →

Contemporary Home Within a Natural Reserve in Chile

Contemporary Home Within a Natural Reserve in Chile

Casa El Maqui is a vacation home designed by GITC Architecture in Quebrada el Maqui, Valparaíso, Chile. The 2,723-square-foot contemporary home is integrated within a protected natural reserve. The client wanted a seasonal house with a gard.. Read More →