April 23rd, 2014

Glass wrapped home in The Netherlands: H House

Glass wrapped home in The Netherlands: H House

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H House features a modern glass facade designed by Wiel Arets Architects, situated in a leafy area of suburban Maastricht, The Netherlands, just south of the city’s center. The homeowner’s are a dancer and an actor, who are also landscape architects, locating the 3,229 square foot (300 square meters) home within an existing formal garden that the owners had cultivated over the years. Composed of…

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Compact apartment in Stockholm displaying functional design

Compact apartment in Stockholm displaying functional design

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This charming and compact apartment spotted on Alvhemoffers a very space efficient and functional floor plan with plenty of natural light in Stockholm, Sweden. The flat is situated in a property that was built in 1935, with many beautiful functionalist attributes well preserved. Thirties and functionalism is known for its sparse and uncluttered style of architecture and the look and feel has…

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April 22nd, 2014

R House in Sèvres, France by Colboc Franzen & Associés

R House in Sèvres, France by Colboc Franzen & Associés

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House R is a family home for a couple with three kids which has been designed by Colboc Franzen & Associés, situated in Sèvres, a Parisian suburb in France. The family had acquired a plot of land, which was, at the time, occupied by an orchard and its gardener’s shed. The small construction along with the healthy trees were preserved in memory of the past. The program was discussed and analyzed.…

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Modern beach house in Manhattan Beach by Chris Barrett Design

Modern beach house in Manhattan Beach by Chris Barrett Design

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Fisher Street Residence is a modern beach house designed by Chris Barrett Design, exuding a casual sophistication, drawing influence from Frank Sinatra to the surf culture of Manhattan Beach, California. The open architecture seamlessly integrates the exterior elements with the vibrant color palette of the interior.

Named for its owner – interior designer and Southern California native Chris…

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April 21st, 2014

Natural materials integrated in modern property: Oban House

Natural materials integrated in modern property: Oban House

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Oban House is a modern property showcasing a natural and organic material pallet by building company AGUSHI in collaboration with Workroom Designin South Yarra, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. The client wanted a low maintenance home that not only has a natural and organic material pallet but also has a slightly industrial, yet warm feel. The residence accommodates two living zones, study,…

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Contemporary renovation with Sydney harbor views: K4 House

Contemporary renovation with Sydney harbor views: K4 House

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K4 House Vaucluse is a contemporary renovation of a family home with views to the harbor in Sydney, Australia, completed by Bruce Stafford Architects and interior designer Milenka Kolenda. The elevated family home had been given an extensive renovation, which involved working with a significant proportion of the existing fabric, resulting in the need for a carefully resolved internal layout.

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April 20th, 2014

Classic and modern country house in Rye, New York

Classic and modern country house in Rye, New York

Rye Country Home-S B Long Interiors-01-1 Kindesign

Classic and modern describes the interiors of this countryside family home designed by S. B. Long Interiors, situated in Rye, Westchester County, New York. A variety of colors, patterns and textures were used to add depth and interest to each space and finished it off with a mixture of contemporary painting and fine art photography. The light fixtures are fun and modern and compliment the…

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Pine Forest Cabin by Balance Associates Architects

Pine Forest Cabin by Balance Associates Architects

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Pine Forest Cabin cantilevers over a hillside offering unobstructed mountain views in Winthrop, Washington, designed by Balance Associates Architects. In order to meet the client’s budget goals, an efficient plan and cost effective selection of building materials reduced construction costs and led to the simple 850 square foot box design. The use of sheet materials both inside and out maximized…

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April 19th, 2014

Whitmore Road mixed-use project by Trevor Horne Architects

Whitmore Road mixed-use project by Trevor Horne Architects

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This recently completed mixed-use project is a five storey brick clad building marking the corner of Orsman Road and Whitmore Road, designed by Trevor Horne Architectsin London, England. The mixed-use scheme houses studios for artists and architects on the ground and first floors, with three floors of spacious residential apartments sitting above. It is a simple framed structure reflecting the…

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Contemporary family home in California: San Vicente House

Contemporary family home in California: San Vicente House

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San Vicente House was designed for a family with three small girls to respond to the busy street it is located on by McClean Design, situated in Ramona, San Diego County, California. The architects came up with a sequence of entry which uses several devices to separate the occupants from the noise beyond. The drive court is screened from the street by high gates and tall landscaped elements.…

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April 18th, 2014

55 Visually striking pond design ideas for your backyard

55 Visually striking pond design ideas for your backyard

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Summer is rapidly approaching and it’s time to start planning your backyard oasis with not just plants and flowers but considering the possibility of adding a pond design. If you enjoy spending your time outdoors during the warm summer months and you already have a garden, the incentive is there to make your garden more nature-like by adding a natural pond. We have gathered together a collection…

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55 Visually striking pond design ideas for your backyard

55 Visually striking pond design ideas for your backyard

Pond Design Ideas-01-1 Kindesign

Summer is rapidly approaching and it’s time to start planning your backyard oasis with not just plants and flowers but considering the possibility of adding a pond design. If you enjoy spending your time outdoors during the warm summer months and you already have a garden, the incentive is there to make your garden more nature-like by adding a natural pond. We have gathered together a collection…

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Watch Hill modern weekend retreat on Rhode Island

Watch Hill modern weekend retreat on Rhode Island

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Watch Hill House is a modern weekend retreat designed to frame its landscape by Lubrano Ciavarra Architects, nestled on a secluded plot of land in the coastal village of Watch Hill, Westerly, Rhode Island. When a lively family of five considered building this three storey weekend home to serve as a hub for their extensive network of family and friends, they selected a 3.5 acre site fronting a…

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April 17th, 2014

Breathtaking Solis Residence clinging cliffside on Hamilton Island

Breathtaking Solis Residence clinging cliffside on Hamilton Island

Solis Residence-Renato D'Ettorre Architects-01-1 Kindesign

Solis Residence is a breathtaking house set within its stunning natural surroundings on Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia, designed by Renato D’Ettorre Architects. The architect has carved into a steep edge of Hamilton Island, brilliantly sculpting three interlocking levels to frame extraordinary views of islands in the Whitsundays waters. The home is sculpted from concrete, stone, block…

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Victorian era cottage transformation in Sydney: Glebe House

Victorian era cottage transformation in Sydney: Glebe House

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Glebe House is a Victorian era cottage that has been given a complete overhaul by Nobbs Radford Architects, situated in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The architects felt that it was important from the outset that the new works drew from the original 2,691 square foot (250 square meters) house as a basis for investigation, concrete as a heavy material was selected over framed construction.…

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