Architecture

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 →

Sustainable Northern Rivers Beach House in Australia Displaying a Surprising Form

Sustainable Northern Rivers Beach House in Australia Displaying a Surprising Form

Refresh * Architecture completed Northern Rivers Beach House, a modern residence located in South Golden Beach, Australia. According to the architects, this project is part of a dual-occupancy development. Built in a flood-prone area, the house rec.. Read More →

Skylights, Whitewashed Flooring Enlighten German Country House

Skylights, Whitewashed Flooring Enlighten German Country House

Taking on a country house renovation is a job for creative, solution-oriented teams. This old house in Visbek, Germany, was renovated by Reichel Architects with the help of family-owned Danish company Dinesen. Renovating the house meant bringi.. Read More →

Traditional Mountain Home in France Adds Modern Extension

Traditional Mountain Home in France Adds Modern Extension

The renovated Chalet SOLEYÂ, a traditional mountain home in Les Houches, France, by Chevallier Architectes is situated on a natural promontory and surrounded by rock faces. The main challenge with this modern extension for the architects was .. Read More →

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 →

Distinctive Architecture Geometry Unfolding Towards Spectacular Views: Groveland House

Distinctive Architecture Geometry Unfolding Towards Spectacular Views: Groveland House

Located in Vancouver, Canada, the Groveland House by Mcleod Bovell is a three level residence opening up to spectacular views. According to the architects, “a wide footprint and generous building area allows the central living portions of the.. Read More →

Modern Home in North of Montana For Electric Car Owners

Modern Home in North of Montana For Electric Car Owners

Entering this modern home in North of Montana is like accessing a world of private bliss. Imagine pulling up the driveway and getting out of the car walking up the two stairs to the door and stepping inside a home with an open floor plan that wra.. Read More →

Heritage Cottage in Australia Transformed into Versatile Family Home

Heritage Cottage in Australia Transformed into Versatile Family Home

Those Architects converted a late 19th century heritage cottage into a flexible, contemporary home. The four-bedroom residence located in Armidale, Australia, added a generously-sized social zone and a secondary living room. The goal of this proj.. Read More →

L.A. Bridge Project Elevates Contemporary Design

L.A. Bridge Project Elevates Contemporary Design

Los Angeles broke ground this month on an ambitious bridge project, designed by Michael Maltzan of Michael Maltzan Architecture. The 3,500-foot bridge, made of up of 10 pairs of arches that will light up at night, is replacing the iconic Sixth St.. Read More →

Jovial Office Building Design in Texas Complete With Two-Story Adult Slide

Jovial Office Building Design in Texas Complete With Two-Story Adult Slide

Resignation Media recently completed an impressive 14,000 square-foot office building in Austin, Texas complete with bars, beer chutes, community lounges and functional work spaces. Marrying the jovial brand with a practical environment, the space .. Read More →

Striking Visual Perspectives Unveiled by The Edge House in Kraków, Poland

Striking Visual Perspectives Unveiled by The Edge House in Kraków, Poland

While building the contemporary Edge House in Kraków, Poland, the developing team at Mobius Architecture managed to cleverly reinterpret the local law requiring a traditional shape: “The house owes its narration to a local anomaly: a slope p.. Read More →

Berlin Heritage Building Becomes A Home

Berlin Heritage Building Becomes A Home

asdfg Architekten converted the oldest heritage building of Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin, Germany, into an original home for a family with three children. The challenge was immense, as the authorities requested the main facade to be reconstructed e.. Read More →

Surprising Bridge House in Thailand Accommodating a Two-Generation Family

Surprising Bridge House in Thailand Accommodating a Two-Generation Family

Junsekino Architect And Design completed the development of Bridge House, a contemporary family home in Bangkok, Thailand. This unconventional residence was the perfect solution for a two-generation family to live collectively, but still enjoy thei.. Read More →

Small Weekend Retreat in New York State Mirroring the Berkshire Hills

Small Weekend Retreat in New York State Mirroring the Berkshire Hills

The owner of this small weekend retreat overlooking the Berkshire Hills in Rensselaer County, New York wanted a holiday house for relaxation. In master-minding the project, architect David Jay Weiner was inspired by a cultural symbol: “In the.. 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 →

Coffee Shop Reflects Iconic Tokyo Building

Coffee Shop Reflects Iconic Tokyo Building

For the new Connel Coffee shop in Tokyo’s Minato ward, the designers at Nendo kept the walls and ceiling intact and revamped only the floor and furniture. The space invites customers to relax and connect. Located on the second floor of the.. Read More →

Former Industrial Warehouse Converted Into Versatile Living Space

Former Industrial Warehouse Converted Into Versatile Living Space

Andrew Simpson Architects completed the redesign of this 19th century industrial warehouse conversion in North Fitzroy, Australia. According to the architects, the building was once a jam factory, a carbonated water factory, and then an advertis.. Read More →

Rigorous Geometry Contrasting A Peaceful Natural Landscape: 4 Springs Lane Residence in Virginia

Rigorous Geometry Contrasting A Peaceful Natural Landscape: 4 Springs Lane Residence in Virginia

4 Springs Lane residence in Rappahannock County, Virginia, USA is the result of extensive site investigation, including erecting scaffolding at various locations. The final house placement has been chosen by the team at Robert M. Gurney Architect u.. Read More →

Blending Traditional New England Architecture with Modern Design: Skyfall Residence

Blending Traditional New England Architecture with Modern Design: Skyfall Residence

Balzer + Tuck Architecture from Saratoga Springs, New York designed the SkyFall Residence on six acres of this upstate New York horse country property to celebrate the slowing rolling hills, views of the Adirondack Mountains and sunsets. Their task.. Read More →

Unique Rooftop Infinity Pool Floating Above Unspoiled Greek Island Scenery 

Unique Rooftop Infinity Pool Floating Above Unspoiled Greek Island Scenery 

Floating above a treasured entrance, a unique  rooftop infinity pool embellishes beautiful Tinos Island in Greece’s Cyclades archipelago. The largest of its kind, Tinos Island has recently become a focal point for architectural inspir.. Read More →

Simple Geometric House with Two Profiles: House T in Salzburg, Austria

Simple Geometric House with Two Profiles: House T in Salzburg, Austria

Nested on a triangular site, House T is a modern home with two different profiles, fully designed and developed by Haro Architects near Salzburg, Austria. The residence, presented as a simple rectangular-shaped construction, with only one terrace.. Read More →

Unusual House Design Imagined For Architect’s Mother

Unusual House Design Imagined For Architect’s Mother

The House in House project by Marc Koehler Architects displays an unusual house design imagined as an investment at first. There is a moment when a structure becomes a home: That time when you fall in love with the looks, the textures, the way the.. Read More →

Modern Villa Design in Sweden Balancing Social Fun and Privacy

Impressive interior design lines each space in this Sweden villa, inspiring us to choose the best color palette for a bright, relaxed atmosphere. Large open spaces guide daily routines on an intuitive path, helping you create habits that boost energy.. Read More →

Family Home in Toronto Focuses on Energy Efficiency

Family Home in Toronto Focuses on Energy Efficiency

Located in Toronto, Ontario Canada, The Counterpoint House designed by Paul Raff Studio Architects in 2014 was built to cater to the needs of an active family of four though interconnected living spaces and a nod to the natural outdoor environ.. Read More →

Contemporary “P House” in South Korea Embedded in a Seductively Landscaped Site

Contemporary “P House” in South Korea Embedded in a Seductively Landscaped Site

The P House by EAST4 Architecture is constructed within a tenth of a large site, while the remaining areas are fully landscaped. South Korea’s distinct four seasons can be experienced by the various plant species placed within the landscape t.. Read More →

Cantilevered Home Overlooks the Lake in Quebec

Cantilevered Home Overlooks the Lake in Quebec

Surrounded by woodlands, water, and an overall peaceful setting in Val-des-Monts, Quebec, Canada, this holiday retreat was built on a cliff edge to make the most of the surrounding views. According to Christopher Simmonds Architect, the residence &.. Read More →

Interior Is Anything But Rustic in This Barn-Like Home in Slovakia

Interior Is Anything But Rustic in This Barn-Like Home in Slovakia

Martin Boles Architect completed the design of DomT House, built for a family with two small children in Stará Ľubovňa, Slovakia. The 1,500-square-foot home is on the lot where one of the clients’ parents grew up. The house’s pitc.. Read More →

What is a Barndominium? Could It Be Your Next Home?

What is a Barndominium? Could It Be Your Next Home?

Choosing the right paint color for every room of your barndominium is easy when you’ve already created the perfect color palette. Image courtesy of PPG – Modern Farmhouse Palette. You may be new to the barndominium style, but this pretty a.. Read More →

Nature Meets Tradition in This Seaside Taiwanese Home

Nature Meets Tradition in This Seaside Taiwanese Home

Located on the eastern coastline of Taiwan and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, A’tolan House by Create + Think Design Studio seamlessly integrates organic elements with contemporary design in this innovative seaside home. The essence of the des.. Read More →

Unusual Zinc-Cladded Leaning House Disrupts Hillside Landscape 

Unusual Zinc-Cladded Leaning House Disrupts Hillside Landscape 

An unusual house rises in South Korea, occupying 127 square meters in a rural landscape.  Architects Dongwoo Yim and Rafael Luna of PRAUD imagined this strikingly modern home overlooking the Chungpyong Lake as leaning to shape an open floor-p.. Read More →

Glass Partitions Jazz Up Refurbished Bilbao Apartment

Glass Partitions Jazz Up Refurbished Bilbao Apartment

PAUZARQ arquitectos refurbished an old apartment located in the famous Plaza del Museo, in Bilbao, Spain. The result is an unconventional home with industrial design influences that meets the contemporary living needs of the owners. “This apa.. Read More →

Exquisite Design for Utility Company Headquarters: Nuon Offices in Amsterdam

Exquisite Design for Utility Company Headquarters: Nuon Offices in Amsterdam

How would you personally imagine the working premises of a large utility company? HEYLIGERS Design+Projects have completed the interior design for Nuon, a power company based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The new six-level headquarters is function.. Read More →

Shipping to your Door Soon: Alexa-Enabled Amazon Prefab Homes

Shipping to your Door Soon: Alexa-Enabled Amazon Prefab Homes

Amazon is doubling down on the smart home space. They’ve set up the Alexa Fund to provide up to “$200 million in venture capital funding to fuel voice technology innovation.” And almost $7 million of this fund is going to Plant Pre.. Read More →

California Residence Nestled Between Massive Oak Trees

California Residence Nestled Between Massive Oak Trees

Dougal Murray completed the design of Mulholland Hills Home, a contemporary California residence located in Beverly Hills. The project restores a run-down 1930’s home hidden between massive oak trees above the Studio City valley. In order to i.. Read More →

Poolside Retreat Revives Outdoor Space in Spanish Home

Poolside Retreat Revives Outdoor Space in Spanish Home

MESURA’s Sant Mori Pérgola poolside retreat creates a new space for a family to enjoy sunny days at their summer home in Sant Mori, Spain.  Despite their regular use the pool, the adjacent patio was uncomfortable and unused. The design used the.. Read More →

Upgraded House in Saint-Tropez Embracing a Rich Natural Landscape

Upgraded House in Saint-Tropez Embracing a Rich Natural Landscape

By adding wooden panels and steel railings to an existing house in Saint-Tropez, France, Vincent Coste reinvented its character. According to the designer, L2 house is the result of a reflection on the envelope and how to develop outdoor spaces tha.. Read More →

Explore the Enchanting Aman Canal Grande Hotel in Venice

Explore the Enchanting Aman Canal Grande Hotel in Venice

When in Venice, you might want to stay at or admire the fabulous Aman Canal Grande Hotel. Italy’s romantic city on water houses some spectacular buildings, so you never know what might surprise you behind the next corner. Occupying one of U.. 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 →

Egg-Shaped Sauna Mirrors Arctic Landscape in Sweden

Egg-Shaped Sauna Mirrors Arctic Landscape in Sweden

Artist duo Bigert & Bergström completed the design of an egg-shaped sauna in Kiruna, Sweden’s northernmost town. The sculptural installation offers plenty of room for warmth, reflection and rest. “Solar Egg draws inspiration from Kir.. Read More →

Expansive Rotterdam Market Hall Shaped Like A Giant Horse Shoe by MVRDV

Expansive Rotterdam Market Hall Shaped Like A Giant Horse Shoe by MVRDV

From nine o’clock in the morning, until eight o’clock in the evening, the inhabitants of Rotterdam will have a chance to evaluate fresh food and other goodies inside a new massive arch-shaped venue. The Rotterdam Market Hall was describ.. Read More →

A Sculptural, Simple Prefab Home in Sweden

A Sculptural, Simple Prefab Home in Sweden

Think low-cost homes are boring and lacking inspiration? Think again! The Happy Cheap prototype for inexpensive prefab homes proves that affordable home design can look attractive and use space wisely. Not only that, but they can be integrated beau.. Read More →

Tbilisi Residence in Georgia Showcasing Powerful Character and Style

Tbilisi Residence in Georgia Showcasing Powerful Character and Style

Defined by contemporary elegance, Allexandra Fedorova‘s interior design choices are inspiring and fascinating to observe. In the case of this massive Tbilisi Residence in Georgia, each room comes with its own powerful character. As you ente.. Read More →

Relax Like a Celebrity in this Zuma Beach Getaway

Relax Like a Celebrity in this Zuma Beach Getaway

This three-bedroom European villa in Malibu’s coveted Zuma Beach does not have the gilded look you would expect from a celebrity home, although it was owned by Victoria Secret model Tatjana Patitz.  Its more subtle refinery is in a million t.. Read More →

User-Friendly for Wheelchairs and Sneakers Alike: Magnolia Mid-Mod House in Seattle

User-Friendly for Wheelchairs and Sneakers Alike: Magnolia Mid-Mod House in Seattle

We were impressed by the openness and elegance of this lovely home designed by Carol Sundstrom of Röm Architecture Studio and architect Karen Braitmayer, Working together to transform Karen’s own home for her family resulted in an outstanding r.. Read More →

Mountain Home in Massachusetts Inspired by Fibonacci Spiral

Mountain Home in Massachusetts Inspired by Fibonacci Spiral

Tsao & McKown Architects recently completed Berkshire Mountain House, a modern residence located in Alford, Massachusetts. The exterior of the residence is inspired by traditional farm houses in the region with a blended array of textures an.. Read More →