Architecture

Overlooking the Jungle in Costa Rica

Overlooking the Jungle in Costa Rica

With views above the canopy, the Floating House by Architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe is a dream holiday retreat in the jungle of Costa Rica. According to the architects, the unconventional building is made up of three pods, connected by bridges and wa.. Read More →

Incorporating Dome Ceilings in Your Home’s Design

Incorporating Dome Ceilings in Your Home’s Design

A dome ceiling adds beauty and architectural interest, while making the room look larger and more spacious.  Whether it is a recessed ceiling dome, a surface mount ceiling dome, or a combination of the two, this is one design element that becomes th.. Read More →

Two-Bedroom Residence Showcasing an Asymmetrical Geometry: East Van House

Two-Bedroom Residence Showcasing an Asymmetrical Geometry: East Van House

East Van House is a contemporary home envisioned by Splyce Design and located in Vancouver, Canada. The two-bedroom residence displays “a dominant asymmetrical geometry to comply with the prescriptive zoning requirements for the area, while a.. Read More →

Nature-Inspired Home in Norway Accessible Only by Boat

Nature-Inspired Home in Norway Accessible Only by Boat

Anchored to a rocky landscape in Larvik, Norway, this glass-walled home was especially designed as a weekend retreat for an interior architect, an artist and their two children. Designed by the architects at Lund Hagem, the site, accessible only by.. Read More →

Remarkable Vacation Home in Japan Built on Stilts

Remarkable Vacation Home in Japan Built on Stilts

This original Japanese holiday retreat is located at the base of Mount Bandai in Fukushima, Japan. Dubbed “One Year Project,” the residence was designed by studio Life Style Koubou with sustainability in mind. The main material used i.. Read More →

Exemplary H-Shaped Contemporary Family Home in Canada

Exemplary H-Shaped Contemporary Family Home in Canada

Architect Randy Bens imagined a home comprising natural elements that make it not only visually appealing, but also cozy and seamlessly connected to the outdoors. Located in West Vancouver, Canada, this modern family house was designed to display .. Read More →

“Passage of Landscape” Residence in Japan Honoring Interconnected Spaces

“Passage of Landscape” Residence in Japan Honoring Interconnected Spaces

Passage of Landscape in Toyota, Japan is a private home designed by Achitect ihrmk near a terraced paddy field. The clients wanted a home that would allow them to wake up to the peaceful sounds of nature. Functionally, the brief required plenty of .. 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 →

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 →

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 →

Exquisite Arizona Desert Mountain Retreat With Comforting Views

Exquisite Arizona Desert Mountain Retreat With Comforting Views

The breathtaking panoramic views from this Desert Mountain property in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA inspired the owners and architect Tor Barstad to take full advantage of indoor-outdoor living. A rustic mix of stone and organic materials seamlessly b.. Read More →

Unconventional Work Sanctuary: Modern “Backyard Cottage” in Oslo

Unconventional Work Sanctuary: Modern “Backyard Cottage” in Oslo

Especially designed for a writer in Oslo, Noway, this backyard cottage is an unconventional modern work sanctuary. Jarmund/Vigsnæs Arkitekter built an annex to the clients’ residence, with extensive views of the surrounding landscape, a suit.. Read More →

Confined Argentinian Home Arranged Around a Small Courtyard Illuminating Modern Spaces

Confined Argentinian Home Arranged Around a Small Courtyard Illuminating Modern Spaces

Within the confinement of a small plot, a modern home offering an open layout for enjoying both the inside and outdoors might seem close to impossible. But then again, architects have a way to visualize the given space in its completed stage and w.. 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 →

Living House in Lima Mimics Human Forms

Living House in Lima Mimics Human Forms

Located in Lima, Peru, The Living House portrays energy and fluidity. The house was designed by Chetecortes Architects for a family of frequent travelers. The house’s layout supports this energy of movement, with sweeping open spaces and lon.. Read More →

Cube-Shaped House in Chile Takes In Dramatic Sea Views

Cube-Shaped House in Chile Takes In Dramatic Sea Views

House D by PANORAMA + WMR Architects is defined by minimalist architecture and a dramatic location on top of a cliff, 215 feet above the sea. The project in the coastal village of Matanzas, Chile was especially envisioned as a holiday retreat fo.. Read More →

Idyllic Tree House Conforms to Meditative Landscape in India

Idyllic Tree House Conforms to Meditative Landscape in India

This lovely tree house in Tala, India, perches on the top of a hilltop property, surrounded by a forest and meandering river. The team at Architecture BRIO developed a wooden bridge that wraps around the house, allowing nature inside and around .. Read More →

A Stunning Skylight in Minimalist Canadian Remodel

A Stunning Skylight in Minimalist Canadian Remodel

EM Architecture recently completed the renovation and design of Maison Mentana. The building was constructed in the 1900’s as a four-plex, then later converted into a duplex before becoming a single-family home last year. The extent of the r.. 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 →

Contemporary Home Woven into Historic Architecture in Berlin

Contemporary Home Woven into Historic Architecture in Berlin

Asdfg Architekten’s Miller’s House project inlays a contemporary design within historic architecture in Berlin’s hip Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood.  The 170-year-old structure needed major updates.  The result, however, is a unique home firm.. Read More →

Unique Fitzroy Park Home Embedded in Lush Surroundings

Unique Fitzroy Park Home Embedded in Lush Surroundings

How would you feel to be met by a luxuriant jungle every time you come home? Across a narrow stone and metal bridge in North London, a modern family home rises to impose its elegant shape on the grounds of what used to be a late 1950’s house i.. Read More →

Modern Home in Australia Encouraging Family Interaction: Miami Hill Residence

Modern Home in Australia Encouraging Family Interaction: Miami Hill Residence

Miami Hill Residence is a modern family home envisioned and implemented by BDA Architecture on a sloping site at Brakes Crescent, on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. This new construction is a bold addition to the hillside landscape, accord.. Read More →

Australian Home’s Contemporary Interiors, Outdoor Spaces Defy Art Deco Facade

Australian Home’s Contemporary Interiors, Outdoor Spaces Defy Art Deco Facade

In this renovation of an Art Deco home in the Melbourne suburb of Caulfield, Christopher Megowan Architects reordered the interiors of the house to create a new backbone. The Kumquat Tree House was so named for its view of the fruit tree in the.. Read More →

Harmonious Home With Captivating Laguna Beach Vistas

Harmonious Home With Captivating Laguna Beach Vistas

Another stunning project from the architects of DJ Avicii’s home in Hollywood Hills – talented studio McClean Design – makes us wonder how they find the resources to construct such vivid residential spaces. Spreading over 3,500 .. Read More →

What’s the Lifetime Earning Potential of Architecture Graduates? [Infographic]

What’s the Lifetime Earning Potential of Architecture Graduates? [Infographic]

We stumbled across an interesting and highly practical set of infographics developed by the Hamilton Project at The Brookings Institution. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the project allows users to get preciou.. Read More →

Complex Montana Glass Home Embedded in a Dreamlike Natural Landscape

Complex Montana Glass Home Embedded in a Dreamlike Natural Landscape

The Montana Glass Home, painstakingly rendered by Cutler Anderson Architects, is a great example of modern construction. Glass walls, tapered columns and a floor plan that flows as gracefully as the river in front, make it hard to distinguish indoo.. 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 →

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 →

Inspired by the Concept of an Umbrella: Botucatu House in Brazil

Inspired by the Concept of an Umbrella: Botucatu House in Brazil

Completed by FGMF Arquitetos, Botucatu House by FGMF Arquitetos was especially designed for a young couple in Botucatu, Brazil. Inspired by the concept of an umbrella, the architectures positioned the roof so that it protects the entire house from .. Read More →

Contemporary Forest Home Anchored by Four Stone Walls

Contemporary Forest Home Anchored by Four Stone Walls

Imagine yourself enjoying the soft summer air turning into a brisk breeze as you lounge outside by the pool. El Bosque House (the House in the Forest) by Ramon Esteve Estudio is a contemporary forest home where you can truly feel safe and comforta.. Read More →

Playful Coffee Shop Draws Parents in Poland

Playful Coffee Shop Draws Parents in Poland

Bringing a great concept to reality, the interior designers at 28 Form have created a coffee shop for parents with children. The unconventional gathering space in Wroclaw, Poland, displays a playful design scheme throughout. As you enter, you are.. Read More →

Hauntingly Beautiful Estate Near Santa Barbara Reviving a Sense Of Awe

Hauntingly Beautiful Estate Near Santa Barbara Reviving a Sense Of Awe

This impressive Santa Barbara luxury home occupies a four acre piece of land in a gated community between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez mountains south of Los Angeles. Located in the vicinity of Santa Barbara, the home in the Cima del Mun.. Read More →

Open Spaces, Large Windows Create Serendipity in Oregon

Open Spaces, Large Windows Create Serendipity in Oregon

Designed and built by Jordan Iverson Signature Homes, the Serendipity house, a striking family residence in Eugene, Ore., features a double-height great room bathed in natural light. The focal point of this space, which serves several functions,.. Read More →

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