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

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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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April 16th, 2014

Modern Green Renovation in Vancouver by Marken Projects

Modern Green Renovation in Vancouver by Marken Projects

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Modern Green Renovation has been carried out by the design team of Marken Projectswho turned a 50’s bungalow in Vancouver, British Columbia into a durable, modern and energy efficient home. They added a half storey maximizing the allowable living area (FSR) with the focus on improving the overall energy efficiency, using environmental friendly materials and ensuring a healthy indoor environment…

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Sydney terrace house opens to nature: Bondi House

Sydney terrace house opens to nature: Bondi House

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Bondi House is a row house designed by Fearns Studioin Sydney, Australia’s Bondi Beach neighborhood showcasing how light and framed views define a space. The client requested the need for more privacy and lack of natural light filtering into the narrow Victorian terrace house. The resolution for both issues was to confine most sources of natural light to the ceilings. The 2,800 square foot house…

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April 15th, 2014

Contemporary Seaview House overlooking Wellington Harbour

Contemporary Seaview House overlooking Wellington Harbour

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Seaview House is a contemporary three story dwelling that has been designed by Parsonson Architects, sited over the botanical gardens out to Wellington Harbour in Wellington, New Zealand. A neighboring house sits much higher to the north with another lower to the south. The site loses sun directly to the north, but receives both generous morning and afternoon sun and being set down from the road…

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April 14th, 2014

Bayshore Drive Residence in Newport Beach by Brandon Architects

Bayshore Drive Residence in Newport Beach by Brandon Architects

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Bayshore Drive Residence is a gorgeous custom home designed by Brandon Architects, in conjunction with Patterson Custom Homes, located in the exclusive Bay Shores coastal community in Newport Beach, California. This two story residence is comprised of 3,200 square feet with five bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms, situated on a typical rectangular lot. Views of the harbor are available from…

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Contemporary house with industrial features in Australia

Contemporary house with industrial features in Australia

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Smee Schoff House is a contemporary single family home with industrial features designed by Sam Crawford Architectsin Petersham, New South Wales, Australia. The project is a great example of how dedicated and engaged clients together with a challenging set of site constraints make for a rich and unique design outcome. Having considered several alternate and distinct design solutions it is now…

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April 13th, 2014

Chameleon Villa with spectacular sea views in Mallorca

Chameleon Villa with spectacular sea views in Mallorca

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Chameleon villa offers unique architecture and design in the exclusive area of Son Vida, Spain with breathtaking views to the sea, the city and the harbor of Palma. Spotted on Sotheby’s, the Chameleon house is comprised of 26,867 square feet (2,496 square meters) of living space with 10 bedrooms and nine bathrooms. The villa attracts through its exceptional light effects, which accomplish a true…

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Modern ski cabin in Washington State: The Ranchero

Modern ski cabin in Washington State: The Ranchero

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The Ranchero is a modern ski cabin designed by CAST Architecturenestled at the edge of a subalpine meadow in the small community of Mazama in Washington State’s the upper Methow Valley. The Ranchero is a base camp for a family of four, offering year round outdoor adventure and a social hub for gatherings of friends and family. The architects responded with a simple, rugged design that is…

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April 12th, 2014

Modern pad in West Vancouver with dramatic cantilevers

Modern pad in West Vancouver with dramatic cantilevers

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Russet Residence is a modern project with dramatic cantilevers designed by Splyce Designin West Vancouver, British Columbia on a steep site with mature cedar and douglas fir to the west and an ocean view to the south. The 4,600 square foot, five bedroom, five bathroom house responds to these conditions by nestling itself into the hill while also projecting out over it to maximize views and…

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