Architecture

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 →

Contemporary Residence In Switzerland Delivering Majestic Views: Villa Lugano

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 c.. 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 →

Brass, Marble Details Define Contemporary Home in Italy

Brass, Marble Details Define Contemporary Home in Italy

Ukrainian designers Irina Dzhemesyuk and Vitaly Yurov sent us these photos, along with some information on this contemporary home on the island of Sardinia, Italy. As you enter this refuge, you are greeted by panoramic windows blurring the indoor-o.. Read More →

‘Spaghetti Lamps’ Spice Up Italian Trattoria in Ukraine

‘Spaghetti Lamps’ Spice Up Italian Trattoria in Ukraine

This dynamic restaurant, inspired by a classic Italian trattoria, opened recently in a shopping center in Lviv, Ukraine. Completed by YOD Design Studio, Tartufo Trattoria invites guests to relax and enjoy a taste of authentic Italian fare. ̶.. Read More →

Ravishing Collection of Living Spaces Exemplifying An Eclectic Residence Design

Ravishing Collection of Living Spaces Exemplifying An Eclectic Residence Design

Custom home building and remodeling company Refined imagined a home where natural light meets modern design lines in a successful effort to offer its inhabitants the best customized design. Seen as an elegant background for daily life, the collec.. Read More →

Maximizing Vertical Space and Light on a Narrow Lot

Maximizing Vertical Space and Light on a Narrow Lot

Platinum House is a residence in Tokyo, Japan designed by Atelier Spinoza. The narrow shape of the lot meant they needed to design up, but the interior doesn’t just showcase that main goal: maximizing vertical space. The architects were a.. 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 →

Private Heaven on Water Next to Busy Cycling Route: ParkArk in Utrecht

Private Heaven on Water Next to Busy Cycling Route: ParkArk in Utrecht

The Netherlands has always been an inspiration for living on water. This time, Utrecht’s  Kanaalweg joined in the architectural effort of inspire people to live where they most feel comfortable. In the case of Hieke and Sietze, their home .. Read More →

Which Architectural Style Is Right for You?

Which Architectural Style Is Right for You?

Planning to build a home may leave you equal parts excited and overwhelmed. Building means making hundreds of choices on the way to your move-in date. The first, of course, is the type of home you’ll build. Architectural style is almost as uniq.. Read More →

Historic Tower in Amsterdam’s Iconic Dam Square Converted Into Artist’s Residence

Historic Tower in Amsterdam’s Iconic Dam Square Converted Into Artist’s Residence

Dutch interior architecture firm i29 designed the interior of a historic department store tower in Amsterdam’s iconic Dam Square. The unconventional interior will serve as an artist’s residence and is part of a larger program entitled ̶.. Read More →

Modern Forest House Near Moscow Illuminating Surroundings

Modern Forest House Near Moscow Illuminating Surroundings

Spreading over an area of 275 square meters, this House near Moscow was imagined by M2 Architectural Group. Take a second to imagine a modern Russian residence. Because you are about to see how this modern forest house near Moscow beautify its .. 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 →

Inside the Mind of an Architect: What It Takes to Be the Best

Inside the Mind of an Architect: What It Takes to Be the Best

Is it possible to translate the brilliant thoughts of an architect into words? Image Source: CRD Adirondacks Ah, architects. No one can know how these creative, sometimes-eccentric minds envision their next great design, but there are some basic .. Read More →

RMJ Residence in Brazil Originally Interacting with Natural Elements

RMJ Residence in Brazil Originally Interacting with Natural Elements

Designed by Felipe Bueno & Alexandre Bueno in Uberlândia, Brazil, RMJ Residence is a contemporary family home boasting a living surface of 550 square meters. The project showcases an array of open and enclosed areas and offers the inhabitants .. Read More →

Discover the Revamped Cocktail and Underground Bar in Vienna

Discover the Revamped Cocktail and Underground Bar in Vienna

Architecture firm Büro KLK completed the design of the Krypt Bar, an underground social gathering spot in Austria. During the renovation on an ancient heritage building from the late 18th century on Vienna’s traditional Berggasse Street, a br.. Read More →

Contemporary Retreat on Washington’s Orcas Island

Contemporary Retreat on Washington’s Orcas Island

The creative team at Heliotrope Architects designed Lone Madrone Retreat, a charming home on Washington state’s Orcas Island. Nestled within the lush vegetation of the San Juan Islands National Monument, the project is a modern-day oasis for .. Read More →

Typical 90’s Bungalow Converted into Modern Family Home: Maison Terrebonne

Typical 90’s Bungalow Converted into Modern Family Home: Maison Terrebonne

Born from an extreme transformation of a typical 90’s bungalow, the “Maison Terrebonne” by SHED architecture is located on a vast wooded plot of land. Although certainly contemporary, the new residence is built on the same foundations.. Read More →

Japanese Dwelling is Part Home, Part Art Gallery

Japanese Dwelling is Part Home, Part Art Gallery

Tokyo-based firm APOLLO Architects completed the design for a mixed-use living and art gallery building in Obu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Named Gaze, the 893-square-foot project consists of three stacked floors. The first floor is created with r.. Read More →

Garage Doors Aren’t Just for Garages Anymore

Garage Doors Aren’t Just for Garages Anymore

Both garages and garage doors have come a long way. Homeowners are deciding to turn their boring garages into showstoppers. And as garages become more stylish, it’s natural that garage doors would also evolve. But who knew that they would become s.. Read More →

Volumetric Architecture Shaping Sophisticated Home in Ukraine 

Volumetric Architecture Shaping Sophisticated Home in Ukraine 

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 fa.. 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 →

Rustic Refuge in Chile Reuses Remains of Old Barn

Rustic Refuge in Chile Reuses Remains of Old Barn

Located on a natural plateau in the middle of the forest, the rustic Barn House by Estudio Valdés Arquitectos is an example of sustainable architecture. This welcoming summer refuge in Lago Ranco, in the Los Ríos region of Chile, is 2,067 squ.. Read More →

Distinguished Pair of Homes with Contemporary Appeal Collecting UK Coastline Panoramas

Distinguished Pair of Homes with Contemporary Appeal Collecting UK Coastline Panoramas

What you are about to see in detail is an outstanding pair of homes in the city of Poole, England, United Kingdom. We’ve seen a fair share of modern English homes shining and this duo makes its clear mark on the charming Shore Road. Imagin.. Read More →

Modernist Glamour Showcased by Imposing Brody House in Los Angeles, California

Modernist Glamour Showcased by Imposing Brody House in Los Angeles, California

Located in Holmby Hills, an exclusive neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, the Brody House is a 11,511 square foot residence displaying contemporary luxury throughout. The massive house was designed in 1949 by famous architect Archibald Quincy.. Read More →

Contemporary Addition to Small Fishermen’s Village: The Cube House

Contemporary Addition to Small Fishermen’s Village: The Cube House

Designed by architect Irene Escobar Doren , the Cube House in O’Higgins Region, Chile is a contemporary addition to a small village of fishermen. The first step in building the residence was to “raise the house on piles, condensing the stru.. Read More →

Upgraded 1950s Ranch Takes in Sweeping Creek Vistas

Upgraded 1950s Ranch Takes in Sweeping Creek Vistas

New York based BFDO Architects completed Deep Point Road House, a renovation and extension of a 1950s ranch located in Montross, Virginia, USA. According to the architects, the updated house needed to take advantage of its beautiful surroundings, d.. Read More →

An Old Barn Renovation in the Italian Countryside

An Old Barn Renovation in the Italian Countryside

Mantua-based studio ARCHIPLAN completed the renovation of an old barn in Bomporto, Italy. The building had been partially damaged by an earthquake and was in dire need of a contemporary update.  Surrounded by abandoned farm buildings and the c.. Read More →

Taylor Swift Is a Secret House Flipper. Check Out Her Mid-Century Modern Listing

Taylor Swift Is a Secret House Flipper. Check Out Her Mid-Century Modern Listing

Taylor Swift may be vocal about her love life in her music, but she keeps things quiet when it comes to house flipping. She’s been buying and selling Beverly Hills homes since 2011. According to the Los Angeles Times, she sold that house off-.. Read More →

The Light-Filled Casa Zauia

The Light-Filled Casa Zauia

With a hillside location offering panoramic views of Algarve, Portugal, Casa Zauia by Mario Martins Atelier seems especially built for contemplation. The overall design of the residence was partially dictated by the building restrictions in the are.. 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 →

The Essence of Modern Living above LA: Luxury Mansion in Hollywood

The Essence of Modern Living above LA: Luxury Mansion in Hollywood

Overlooking unique panoramas from its blessed and carefully chosen location on a picturesque hillside in Hollywood, California, this luxurious mansion is a one-of-a-kind modern home. Bearing the name of the street it rises on, the Oriole Way lux.. Read More →

How Architects Minimize Urban Stress

How Architects Minimize Urban Stress

Is urban stress real? If it is, how can architects minimize its effects with their designs? Image Source: Grossman Photo Experts are saying that we need to ready ourselves for a more urbanized, and therefore, a more depressed world. It seems that a.. 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 →

Contemporary Holiday Villa in Koh Samui Offering Spectacular Coastal Views of Thailand

Contemporary Holiday Villa in Koh Samui Offering Spectacular Coastal Views of Thailand

With a dramatic cliffside location overlooking Koh Samui’s port town of Nathon, Lime Samui Villa 4 offers guests spectacular coastal views of Thailand. The interiors of the property frame the striking limestone peaks of the National Marine Pa.. Read More →

Hillside Home in Japan Reveals Playful Interiors

Hillside Home in Japan Reveals Playful Interiors

The Skyward House was envisioned by AC-AA Architects, a Japanese studio known to merge vernacular elements with modern functionality. A surreal green landscape surrounds the 4,402-square-foot (409-square-meter) hillside home. “The house need.. Read More →

Modern Patio House in Brazil Is a Study in Contrasts

Modern Patio House in Brazil Is a Study in Contrasts

Architect Leo Romano completed the design of Patio House in Goiania, Brazil. From the street, the daily lives of the residents are concealed by two stacked volumes: a yellow one underneath and a white cantilevered rectangular box on top. The U-s.. Read More →

Creativity and Warmth Displayed by Vila Mariana Residence in São Paulo, Brazil

Creativity and Warmth Displayed by Vila Mariana Residence in São Paulo, Brazil

Vila Mariana Residence by Cristiane Bergesch is an inspiring renovation project delivered in São Paulo, Brazil. The 34 square-meter home with two levels was completely redesigned to serve the modern living needs of a young couple. Improving the v.. Read More →

Live in Harmony with a Tree

Live in Harmony with a Tree

Vietnam is experiencing more rapid urbanization than ever,  quickly turning from a tropical jungle to a fast-paced cityscape. In Ho Chi Minh City, where this project is located, only .25% of the entire urban area is devoted to green space. Lack of.. Read More →

Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Lake House Design Boasting Unique Rounded Spaces

Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Lake House Design Boasting Unique Rounded Spaces

Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s never built design for the Ralph Jester House, this stunning residence was transformed into a dream home by Mary Anne Smiley Interiors. Spreading over 11,040 square feet, the undulating architecture of thi.. Read More →

Delightful Rustic Feel Exuded by California Beach Home

Delightful Rustic Feel Exuded by California Beach Home

Anders Lasater Architects transformed a decrepit beach dwelling in Laguna Beach, California, into a welcoming contemporary residence. The two-level house comes with an impressive open-plan social area, an outdoor swimming pool and a terrace. ̶.. Read More →

Family Cottage in the UK Gets Barebones Plywood Addition

Family Cottage in the UK Gets Barebones Plywood Addition

This family home in Windsor, UK, was recently renovated and extended by London studio TDO. The architects took inspiration from the LA Case Study homes and added the plywood addition, but wanted to retain some elements of the old 19th century dwel.. Read More →

New Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibit Gives You a Free Look Inside His Designs

New Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibit Gives You a Free Look Inside His Designs

SC Johnson announced the opening of a new Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit of his architecture and furniture. Organized with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation in Scottsdale, Arizona, it covers most of Wisconsin’s “Frank Lloyd Wright Trail&.. Read More →

Modern House Spins and Tilts as Part of Performance Architecture Project

Modern House Spins and Tilts as Part of Performance Architecture Project

This unusual rotating house was designed and implemented by architect-artist duo Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley as part of a ‘performance architecture’ project. The residence was recently on display at the OMI International Arts Cente.. Read More →

Add This Austrian Vineyard to Your List of Dream Homes

Add This Austrian Vineyard to Your List of Dream Homes

House T is nestled in the rolling hills of southern Austria, overlooking a beautiful vineyard.  Although architect Ulrike Tinnacher built a new structure, the design kept the beautiful, vaulted wine cellar of the old vintner’s house that stood o.. Read More →

Modern Gumno House in Croatia Displaying a Striking Angular Geometry

Modern Gumno House in Croatia Displaying a Striking Angular Geometry

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.. Read More →

Colorful Hotel in Ukraine Salutes Dynamic City Life

Colorful Hotel in Ukraine Salutes Dynamic City Life

Polish design studio EC-5 Architects, specializing in hospitality architecture and interiors, designed Ibis Styles Lviv Center, a colorful hotel in the city of Lviv, Ukraine. The new hotel adds a fresh look to the city, commonly associated with .. Read More →

Pond House at Ten Oaks Farm Anchored in Picturesque Surroundings

Pond House at Ten Oaks Farm Anchored in Picturesque Surroundings

American Holly & Smith Architects are the ones who designed this remote retreat known as the Pond House at Ten Oaks Farm. Rising on the waterline in Hammond, Louisiana, this 1,250 square foot pond house overlooks relaxing waterviews. What m.. Read More →

Reviving Cultural Spaces Through Design: Stedelijk Museum Schiedam Transformation

Reviving Cultural Spaces Through Design: Stedelijk Museum Schiedam Transformation

Stedelijk Museum Schiedam is a municipal museum for modern art and owns a fine collection of works by artists such as Karel Appel, Lucebert, Constant and Corneille.  MVRDV recently transformed this impressive museum in The Netherlands into an appe.. Read More →

Seasonal Beach Residence Centered on Family

Seasonal Beach Residence Centered on Family

S House by Romo Arquitectos was especially envisioned as a seasonal family beach house and is located within the Club Las Palmas, south of Lima, Peru. The solution provided by the architects is highly functional, offering much space without comprom.. Read More →

Modern Kitchen Is Focal Point of Wood and Glass Home in Switzerland

Modern Kitchen Is Focal Point of Wood and Glass Home in Switzerland

Known as the Minergie House, this family home evokes delicate minimalism. Located in Termen, Switzerland, it was designed by Zeiter + Berchtold and built by Matthias Werlen Architektur. The owner, one of the architects, wanted a home of wood a.. Read More →