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Apartment in Spain with Small Space Design Ideas

Apartment in Spain with Small Space Design Ideas

The Apartment in Alfinach renovation by rh Studio is the perfect answer to its young couple owners’ complaints that small space living was no longer working.  It makes the most of all 753-square feet in a modern, minimalist design. You enter the.. Read More →

Renovated French Farmhouse Gets Modern Facelift

Renovated French Farmhouse Gets Modern Facelift

This 2012 renovated french farmhouse by Loïc Picquet Architecte blends an old farm structure with modern design ideas in Alsace, France. Both the exterior and interior of this historic building were updated, and many aspects preserved to reflec.. Read More →

Bungalow Makeover in Québec With Large Openings: Lausanne House Project

Bungalow Makeover in Québec With Large Openings: Lausanne House Project

Lausanne House project is the architectural equivalent of bungalow renovation in Québec, Canada. Opting for a sober and elegant exterior, Hatem+D Architecture installed a cover of pale grey wood at the level of the main block and a mixture of fib.. Read More →

Malibu Beachfront Residence Mimicking the Clean Lines of an Ocean Liner

Malibu Beachfront Residence Mimicking the Clean Lines of an Ocean Liner

Mimicking the clean lines of an ocean liner floating at sea, this Malibu beachfront residence comes with generous 270° views of the neighboring Pacific. Expansive use of glass and plenty of terraces turn this home into an open gallery where the m.. 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 →

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 →

Creative Wood Platform Inspires Childish Exploration in Massachusetts

Creative Wood Platform Inspires Childish Exploration in Massachusetts

Five Fields Play Structure is a landscape architecture project in Lexington, Massachusetts, that aims to bring the community together through play. Developed by Matter Design in collaboration with FR|SCH, the wooden structure is said to challeng.. 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 →

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 →

Designer Hunts Parisian Markets to Fill This Eclectic Duplex

Designer Hunts Parisian Markets to Fill This Eclectic Duplex

Alexandra Magne brought her characteristic mix of styles, materials, and finds from Parisian markets to Duplex Republique, a 1,200-square-foot apartment within an old building in Paris’s 10th district.  The end result is a harmonious mix of indu.. 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 →

Transparency Hidden Behind a Sober Facade: Casa Jacarandas

Transparency Hidden Behind a Sober Facade: Casa Jacarandas

Located in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico, this contemporary family home photographed by Mito Covarubias hides its true open nature from prying eyes. Part of Hernandez Silva Arquitectos‘ portfolio and known as Casa Jacarandas, the imposing structur.. Read More →

New Toronto Garden House Decluttering Owner’s Life

New Toronto Garden House Decluttering Owner’s Life

Architectural firm LGA Architectural Partners imagined this cleverly named Garden House as vertically stacked living spaces so that the garden space extends under large floor-to-ceiling windows and doors open at garden level. The owner of this be.. Read More →

Heritage on Display at Ancestry Headquarters

Heritage on Display at Ancestry Headquarters

Heritage is the focus behind the design at the new headquarters for Ancestry. Designed by Rapt Studio, the interiors feature comfortable lounging areas and high-tech meeting spaces, as well as communal eating tables. Since the purpose behind this.. Read More →

Small Tilted Kiosks in Canada Inspire a Sense of Movement

Small Tilted Kiosks in Canada Inspire a Sense of Movement

Atelier Urban Face completed the design and development of the “Mount-Royal Kiosks” project. These three oddly shaped buildings are meant to spice up urban family escapes in Mount Royal Park, Montreal, Canada. “The new kiosks tak.. Read More →

’80s Bungalow Converted into Family Beach House in Sydney

’80s Bungalow Converted into Family Beach House in Sydney

This waterfront villa in Palm Beach, Sydney, Australia, was recently transformed from an ’80s bungalow into an inviting family retreat. Alexander & Co Architects aimed for better circulation inside the building, corridors with a view a.. Read More →

Threshold Between the City and the Mountain Park: Syncline House in Colorado

Threshold Between the City and the Mountain Park: Syncline House in Colorado

Conceived as a threshold between the city and the mountain park, the massive Syncline House developed by Arch11 near Boulder, Colorado is a modern living retreat. The residence was especially envisioned for an entrepreneurial and professional rock .. Read More →

Modern Holiday House Overlooking The Galician Countryside

Located near the small town of Vilapol, in the Lugo region of Spain, the modern holiday house curiously shaped and displaying a dynamic floor plan was designed by Padilla Nicás Arquitectos. Spreading over 225 square meters on a triangular .. Read More →

Tuscan Style Home in Oklahoma Exhibits Classic Artifacts

Tuscan Style Home in Oklahoma Exhibits Classic Artifacts

Designer Brent Gibson collaborated with Christopher Lee & Company Fine Homes in developing this Tuscan-style home in Nichols Hills, Oklahoma, USA. With imported materials from Italy, Mexico, and Spain, the residence was custom built to complim.. Read More →

Wood and Glass Home in Australia Displays ‘Coastal Modernity’

Wood and Glass Home in Australia Displays ‘Coastal Modernity’

This modern wood and glass home, designed by InForm, is located on the Mornington Peninsula near Melbourne, Australia. Dubbed Blairgowrie 2, the house has four bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen, a lounge, dining space and a two-car garage. The des.. Read More →

Writers Theater Creates a Modern Cultural Hub Outside Chicago

Writers Theater Creates a Modern Cultural Hub Outside Chicago

The Writers Theater in Glencoe, Illinois—completed by Studio Gang—offers its community a modern cultural hub with innovative performance spaces.  The space features two venues, a main stage and a black box theater.  Within each, the design st.. Read More →

Contemporary Homes in Valle de Bravo Have Us Dreaming of Mexico

Contemporary Homes in Valle de Bravo Have Us Dreaming of Mexico

Five Houses, by Weber Arquitectos, combines the feeling of being surrounded by lush vegetation with accessibility to modern amenities. These contemporary homes are located between the center of Valle de Bravo and a local golf club.  It is also an .. Read More →

Luxurious Three-Level Home Exhibiting a Complex Modern Architecture: Amwaj Villa

Luxurious Three-Level Home Exhibiting a Complex Modern Architecture: Amwaj Villa

When reaching out to Moriq Architecture, the owners of this site in Bahrain requested a modern home, with a powerful indoor-outdoor connection. Amwaj Villa is an imposing family residence with a complex geometry and a structure that adapts to the c.. Read More →

Contemporary Family-Friendly Living Solution in Slovakia

Contemporary Family-Friendly Living Solution in Slovakia

A modern family house resting in a quiet residential area is many people’s dream. Slovakia is today’s virtual design destination. Located in the village of Kyncelova near Banská Bystrica on a 11,500 square feet lot, this modern family house kn.. 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 →

Fascinating Eichler Home Remodel in Burlingame, California

Fascinating Eichler Home Remodel in Burlingame, California

The owners of this charming family abode in Burlingame, California, USA had long dreamed of an Eichler home remodel they would live in forever. Their vision was clean, contemporary, and open. Klopf Architecture would design and reconfigure the open.. Read More →

Plywood Accent Wall Opens Up This Small Apartment in Ukraine

Plywood Accent Wall Opens Up This Small Apartment in Ukraine

Designed by Eugene Meshcheruk, this small, bright apartment was transformed for a young family in Zaporojye, Ukraine. The first step in the redesign of the 904-square-foot home was to remove the non-load bearing walls from the existing structure .. Read More →

Suburban London Home: Traditional with a Contemporary Twist

Suburban London Home: Traditional with a Contemporary Twist

The goal for this suburban London home, designed by Baufritz UK and dubbed Imagine, was to create a welcoming family dwelling that offers an eco-friendly and contemporary alternative to conventional homes in the UK. “At a first glance, th.. Read More →

Edwardian Extension Gets a Bold Look

Edwardian Extension Gets a Bold Look

Poly Studio completed this home extension on an Edwardian weatherboard house in Melbourne, Australia. Located in the suburb of Balaclava, the house inhabits a corner lot, giving it multiple front angles and first impressions from the street. The .. Read More →

Butterfly Wings Inspire Art Studio Design in Connecticut

Butterfly Wings Inspire Art Studio Design in Connecticut

Valerie Schweitzer Architects completed the design of a tiny sanctuary for creativity and reflection in Westport, Connecticut. Inspired in part by the closing of a butterfly’s wings, this 350 square foot (32.5 square meter) art studio and priva.. Read More →

Modern and Highly Functional Urban Oasis: House Between the Trees in Bratislava

Modern and Highly Functional Urban Oasis: House Between the Trees in Bratislava

With a great location in a peaceful green setting, yet close to Bratislava’s city center, the House Between the Trees by Slovakian studio Architekti Šebo Lichý is a modern urban oasis. Inspired by the Tugendhat Villa, the residence is buil.. 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 →

Interesting Home Extension in London Featuring Brick Walls and Sliding Glass Doors

Interesting Home Extension in London Featuring Brick Walls and Sliding Glass Doors

Commissioned to provide a new kitchen and living room for a couple whose children had recently moved out, London studio Tigg Coll Architects implemented an original home extension. This addition connects the main building with the garden and featu.. Read More →

Striking Clifton 2A Residence in Cape Town Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

Striking Clifton 2A Residence in Cape Town Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

Clifton 2A Residence is an impressive contemporary project recently completed by studio SAOTA in Clifton, an affluent suburb of Cape Town in South Africa. Built on a spectacular, yet challenging site, the massive home comes with 270° views of.. Read More →

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