Architecture

A Sled Hill Roof Transforms this Swedish Home into a Wintry Playground

A Sled Hill Roof Transforms this Swedish Home into a Wintry Playground

Pulkabacken is the perfect home for entertaining with features like a party deck and sled hill roof.  Street Monkey Architects customized a prefabricated module to create these unique elements, building the home into a hillside.  This allows it t.. Read More →

Modern Japanese Residence Pierced by a Tree: TY House by Yo Yamagata

Modern Japanese Residence Pierced by a Tree: TY House by Yo Yamagata

TY House is a modern Japanese residence designed by Yo Yamagata Architects in collaboration with AND associates. The two-story dwelling located in Tokyo, Japan pays tribute to nature in an unconventional matter. A single tree preserved on the site .. Read More →

Modern Addition Breathes New Life Into Terrace House in Australia

Modern Addition Breathes New Life Into Terrace House in Australia

The creative team at Carr Design Group gave this Edwardian terrace house in Melbourne, Australia, a modern two-story extension. The Cube House project was designed for a young couple and their two children. “The couple purchased the si.. Read More →

A Natural Safari Retreat in Botswana

A Natural Safari Retreat in Botswana

Architects Michaelis Boyd and Nick Plewman teamed up to design Sandibe Okavango, an ecologically friendly safari lodge located in Botswana. Built in the Okavango Delta, the lodge neighbors an active game reserve, giving guests plentiful oppor.. Read More →

Spectacular House Renovation in China Blends with the Seascape

Spectacular House Renovation in China Blends with the Seascape

Beijing-based Evolution Design took on the challenge of rehabilitating two decrepit buildings located in a scenic village in Zhoushan, China. The houses, which had been unoccupied for 70 years, are oriented toward the sea and offer panoramic view.. Read More →

Horse Barn in Phoenix Becomes Contemporary Glass Residence

Horse Barn in Phoenix Becomes Contemporary Glass Residence

US-based studio The Construction Zone converted a former horse barn in Phoenix, Arizona, into a contemporary home. The upgraded residence features floor-to-ceiling glass walls with black steel framing for a powerful visual contrast. Outdoor spac.. Read More →

Redesigned Eichler Home in California Features Pops of Color

Redesigned Eichler Home in California Features Pops of Color

Located in Sunnyvale, California, this mid-century Eichler home was recently redesigned by Klopf Architecture. The owners entrusted the architect to expand and update the original family residence, while still keeping it “classic”. Some of .. Read More →

Boavista’s Public and Private Lives

Boavista’s Public and Private Lives

Pablo Pita Arquitectos developed Boavista, a single family house renovation, in 2016. The house is named after the street it resides on, which is one of the busiest streets in Porto. Nearing ruins when the project began, the house was built in t.. Read More →

Updated Kitchen in New York Apartment Exhibits Sleek, Practical Design

Updated Kitchen in New York Apartment Exhibits Sleek, Practical Design

This updated kitchen is in a luxury building on Manhattan’s Upper East side, just steps from Central Park. Before its transformation, the apartment had a classic narrow galley kitchen; the cramped space was beige with dark stone counters a.. Read More →

An Ice Cream Parlor with a View of the Past

An Ice Cream Parlor with a View of the Past

Located in the town of Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, this project by Michael Samoriz modernizes an important part of history by incorporating it into everyday life. This historic fortress has been converted into a shopping and entertainment galleria, .. Read More →

Modern Family Home With Canadian River Panoramas

Modern Family Home With Canadian River Panoramas

Defined by simplicity and a powerful connection to its green surroundings, the Dunrobin Shore modern family home was envisioned by Christopher Simmonds Architect as being a personal oasis near a crowded urban fabric. A unique custom home design.. Read More →

Sawmill House in Australia Incorporates 270 Reclaimed Concrete Blocks

Sawmill House in Australia Incorporates 270 Reclaimed Concrete Blocks

Designed and developed by Melbourne-based company ARCHIER, The Sawmill House is anchored in its landscape through the use of 270 1-ton reclaimed concrete volumes. “The use of the reclaimed concrete blocks is an experiment in harnessing the th.. Read More →

High Tech Meets High Style in This Unique Home in Germany

High Tech Meets High Style in This Unique Home in Germany

“Life in a high-tech format” was the concept behind this unique home in Germany, built by an engineer in the fields where he once played as a child. Convinced by architect Harald Eppler of Eppler + Bühler, the owner opted for a tim.. Read More →

Modern Family Home Adapted to a Tropical Environment in Vietnam

Modern Family Home Adapted to a Tropical Environment in Vietnam

MM++ Architects sent us photos and information about a modern family home they completed in a suburb of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam  (we also featured this elegant abode developed by the same team a while back). The residence has a total of four levels a.. Read More →

Balcony Garden in Hanoi Proves Every Home Can Have Outdoor Space

Balcony Garden in Hanoi Proves Every Home Can Have Outdoor Space

Located in a small and narrow alley in Hanoi, Vietnam, the QT House by Landmak Architecture is a smaller version of the typical tube house. It’s sandwiched between two adjoining dwellings like many of the homes in Vietnam’s fast-gr.. Read More →

Elongated Princeton House Envisioned Around a Central Garden

Elongated Princeton House Envisioned Around a Central Garden

LEVENBETTS completed the design and development of The Princeton House, a modern residence located on a thin plot of land 10 minutes away from Princeton University, New Jersey, United States. According to the architects, “the site is punctuat.. Read More →

Beer Lovers Will Swoon Over This Industrial Bar Design in Montréal

Beer Lovers Will Swoon Over This Industrial Bar Design in Montréal

Envisioned by Humà design + architecture, Das Bier in an industrial-style bar in Montréal, Canada. The project, based on the German “bierhall” concept, is a merging between the European passion for great beers and the Rosemont n.. Read More →

Family Retreat in California Shaping a Relaxed Lifestyle

Family Retreat in California Shaping a Relaxed Lifestyle

When you already have a dream home, the life you imagined living is within your grasp. Imagine extending that feeling even more by building a modern family retreat including a new guest house, pool, and shade structure on the same property where t.. Read More →

Wood, Windows Star in Modern Seattle Home With Lake Views

Wood, Windows Star in Modern Seattle Home With Lake Views

Leschi Dearborn House is a contemporary home design recently completed by JW Architects in Seattle, Wash. Northwest native cedar envelops the 3,127-square-foot residence, reducing its scale and adding a calming visual effect. Massive windows allow .. Read More →

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

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

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, .. Read More →

Surprising Design Details in Luxury Miami Beach Home

Surprising Design Details in Luxury Miami Beach Home

The elegance of a dream home can be seen in each detail. You can spot good design a mile away. This time, you should be a mile away from Miami Beach, Florida, the place where this stunning property rises tall to inspire. Designed and built by Lui.. Read More →

This Stunning Frank Lloyd Wright Home is for Sale

This Stunning Frank Lloyd Wright Home is for Sale

This Frank Lloyd Wright home is in the news after lots of controversy. Decades after Lloyd Wright built the home for his son, the Arizona home was scheduled for demolition. In 2012, Wright’s apprenticeship program, the School of Architecture a.. Read More →

6 Ways to Get in on the Spiral Staircase Trend

6 Ways to Get in on the Spiral Staircase Trend

If you’re looking for a literal unique twist on a space, you’ll want to look into a spiral staircase. Thanks, in part, to universal design and more basic, open floorplans, you just don’t see a lot of spiral staircases worked into homes these da.. Read More →

Family Home Extension in Edinburgh Features Glass Walls

Family Home Extension in Edinburgh Features Glass Walls

This small semi-detached single-level house in Edinburgh, Scotland was recently renovated by David Blaikie Architects. The 731-square-foot home did not provide enough space, so the focus of the expansion was to increase the size of the living room .. Read More →

Bangkok Warehouse Goes Green for Terrarium-Inspired Restaurant

Bangkok Warehouse Goes Green for Terrarium-Inspired Restaurant

Thai design agency Hypothesis was the mastermind behind Vivarium, a Thai-Japanese fusion restaurant in Bangkok. Aiming to inject life and energy into a former warehouse, the design team came up with the concept of a terrarium for the unconventi.. Read More →

Ingenious Modern Makeover Reviving Malay Urban Heritage

Ingenious Modern Makeover Reviving Malay Urban Heritage

With elegance and grace, a modern makeover can bring back the focus on living rather than preserving. And not just any kind of living. Owners of this remarkably renovated Peranakan shophouse in Singapore can pride themselves on enjoying an updated.. Read More →

Sculptural Living Staircase as Centerpiece for London’s Ampersand Building

Sculptural Living Staircase as Centerpiece for London’s Ampersand Building

One of the most recognized office locations in London, the Ampersand Building, reunites exciting design elements. The Living Staircase by Paul Cocksedge  is the new centerpiece of the building, an original unit providing much more than functionali.. Read More →

Check out Oprah’s New Orcas Island Getaway

Check out Oprah’s New Orcas Island Getaway

Variety has done some super sleuthing to discover that Oprah Winfrey just spent $8.275 million on a private estate on Orcas Island, Washington. Orcas Island is between Seattle and Vancouver in the San Juan Islands archipelago. Oprah’s new comp.. Read More →

Old Laundry Room Ingeniously Converted Into Small Home by Azevedo Design

Old Laundry Room Ingeniously Converted Into Small Home by Azevedo Design

Designer Christi Azevedo of Azevedo Design converted an old laundry boiler room in California, USA into a charming guest apartment. The project was achieved by adding height to the original brick volume, which makes the exterior appearance stand ou.. Read More →

18th-Century Barn Remodel in England

18th-Century Barn Remodel in England

London architecture and interior design firm Liddicoat & Goldhill converted a cluster of derelict buildings in Kent, England, into a vacation getaway loaded with character. “The design inverts the typical barn-conversion type, creating.. Read More →

Idyllic Tree House Conforms to Meditative Landscape in India

Idyllic Tree House Conforms to Meditative Landscape in India

This lovely tree house in Tala, India, perches on the top of a hilltop property, surrounded by a forest and meandering river. The team at Architecture BRIO developed a wooden bridge that wraps around the house, allowing nature inside and around .. Read More →

Two Penthouses Merged into Expansive Home: The Chicago Hi-Rise Project

Two Penthouses Merged into Expansive Home: The Chicago Hi-Rise Project

This expansive Chicago home envisioned by Dresner Design and boasting an area of 5000 square feet (464 square meters) is in fact a luxurious merger of two penthouses. Developed for a couple of European musicians, the Chicago Hi-Rise project is nest.. Read More →

Gambier Island House Dramatically Integrated In A Rocky Landscape

Gambier Island House Dramatically Integrated In A Rocky Landscape

Developed by Mcfarlane Biggar Architects + Designers, Gambier Island House is an impressive modern residence dramatically integrated in a rocky landscape on Gambier Island, near Vancouver, Canada. The project was especially envisioned as a weekend .. Read More →

Intriguing Three Garden Home in Belgium Revealing a Serene Life Balance

Intriguing Three Garden Home in Belgium Revealing a Serene Life Balance

Positioned right on the edge of a residential area in De Pinte, Belgium, this intriguing home neighbors an enchanting small forest gathering all the benefits and pouring them inside. Villa Moerkensheide showcases a symmetric spatial configur.. Read More →

A Modern, Stone Retreat in Bulgaria

A Modern, Stone Retreat in Bulgaria

Located in Targovishte, Bulgaria, Slight Slope Long House is a modern residence envisioned by I/O Architects as a massive horizontal volume. According to the project developers, the topography of the site resembles a cave of an antic theater: R.. Read More →

Refurbished Victorian Home in San Francisco Hides Modern Details

Refurbished Victorian Home in San Francisco Hides Modern Details

Jensen Architects refurbished a beautiful Victorian home in Alamo Square in San Francisco, USA. From the street, the original 1889 facade was faithfully restored; the rear facade displays a modern composition of sliding aluminum screens and glass... Read More →

Half Subterranean Stone Villa in Italy Overlooks the Ligurian Sea

Half Subterranean Stone Villa in Italy Overlooks the Ligurian Sea

Vila N by Giordano Hadamik Architects is a family residence in Liguria, Italy, embedded in the hills overlooking the Gulf of Imperia. The project is composed of two half subterranean volumes: to the left of the main entrance there is an open p.. Read More →

Steel-Framed Café Becomes Hanging Garden in Vietnam

Steel-Framed Café Becomes Hanging Garden in Vietnam

Studio Le House recently completed An’garden Café, an original spot for daily gatherings located in Hà Đông, Hà Nội, Vietnam. This steel-framed café has a total surface area of 8,072.9 square feet (750 square meters) and features a pl.. Read More →

Traditional House in Spain Incorporates a Contemporary Layout

Traditional House in Spain Incorporates a Contemporary Layout

The creative team behind Dom Arquitectura completed this House in la Cerdanya. An inspiring traditional house in Spain, it blends classic elements with contemporary living. The residence neighbors a beautiful natural park and takes advantage of t.. 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 →

House Redesign Abundant in Soft Walnut Hues: “Two-Levels” Project in Ukraine

House Redesign Abundant in Soft Walnut Hues: “Two-Levels” Project in Ukraine

Sergey Gotvyansky from NOTT Design Studio completed the “Two-Levels” project, a redesign of a family residence in  Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. The result is an elegant home with a color spectrum based “on the balance of rough surfac.. 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 →

New Zealand Holiday Retreat Exhibiting a Clear Geometry: The Rutherford House

New Zealand Holiday Retreat Exhibiting a Clear Geometry: The Rutherford House

Challenged to develop a residence that would victoriously face the cold winters and hot summers in Taupo Tauranga, New Zealand, Dorrington Architects created the Rutherford House. The holiday refuge is made up of four visually distinct units: tw.. Read More →

Nature Playing a Key Role in Design: Casa Veintiuno in Mexico

Nature Playing a Key Role in Design: Casa Veintiuno in Mexico

Guadalajara-based studio, Hernandez Silva Architects designed Casa Veintiuno, a 531 sq. meters residence, within the metropolitan area of the city. The venue feels open and transparent, with a large void at the centre to remind of an old Spanish-li.. Read More →

Split-Level Hong Kong House Centered Around a Red Ferrari

Split-Level Hong Kong House Centered Around a Red Ferrari

Fact: most Ferrari owners are crazy about their vehicle, but few dare to place it on display inside their home. When the owner of this residence in Sai Kung, Hong Kong, came up with the idea to transform his car into a precious indoor decorating el.. Read More →

Renovated Budapest Apartment Borrows From Scandinavian Design

Renovated Budapest Apartment Borrows From Scandinavian Design

Renovated apartments hold a unique detail that new ones lack: the original story reimagined over the years. Andras Hunfalvi, industrial designer and owner of Hungarian design studio Flying Objects, sent us the story of his renovated Budapest apa.. Read More →

Custom Loft Maximizes Space in Tiny San Francisco Condo

Custom Loft Maximizes Space in Tiny San Francisco Condo

As San Francisco real estate demands increase and available space decreases, designers at ICOSA, in collaboration with Peter Suen, created the Domino Loft. The dynamic, multifunctional volume was built in a condominium in the city’s Fina.. Read More →