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How To Make Your Home Totally Zen in 10 Steps

As these erratic and stressful times make it increasingly difficult to find tranquility and relaxation in our lives, one of the few options left is to create a peace haven in the comfort of our own home. This is the reason why zen principles applied in interior design have increased in popularity and become a trend of modern days. But…

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Central Patio Envisioned As a Mystic Relaxation Place in Chile

If you love the taste of summer and the long walks on the beach, this is a house for you. For the inner you, that is. Located on the shores of South Pacific Ocean (unfolding a Mediterranean windy climate), the Rock House (the latest residential project signed UN Arquitectura…) is a place that enhances the spirit of freedom and

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Simple Life With a Touch of Eco-Friendly Sophistication, Croatia

Probably one of the most interesting and nature oriented houses, the House 04… project, located in the sunny region of Osijek, Croatia, tries to establish a special relationship between man and nature, using the liveable space as a tool. The modern-edgy home, designed by Helena Alfirevic Arbutina showcases the duality of the human existence and the constant need of finding

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10 Bewitching Hobbit Houses Seemengly Inspired by Tolkien’s Fantasy Novels

With so many of you in love with The Hobbit Movie and with the characters depicted by J.R.R. Tolkien, we decided to put together a special post. And because design and architecture is our thing, we made a list with some of the most striking architecture projects that resemble or are derived from the famous fantasy novels. Enjoy!

#1.Sustainable Woodland…

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Bright, Youthful Home Embracing the Rocky Surroundings

Estela Netto Architecture & Design… developed a dazzling home project, targeting young couples  in search of a refined house that mixes harmonically the edges of good design with nature’s greatness. Casa Aguas Claras is the name of this outstanding project sheltered in a luxurious area from Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The house aims to embrace the rocky surroundings and

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Victorian Villa Added an Origami-Like Extension: Lens House in London

Alison Brooks Architects… completed the redesign and extension for a residence located in Islington, London, UK. Spread a total surface of 400 square meters (main building plus extension), Lens House displays an intriguing exterior. Its Origami-like extension consists of two irregular volumes, each having a well-defined functionality: “The first volume wraps around the brick walls at the side and rear

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Striking Four-Level Terrace House in Singapore by KNQ Associates

The interior design for this 4-level house in Singapore envisioned by designer Stanley Tham from KNQ Associate…s mixes contemporary design elements with glamorous accents, including reflective materials and luxe furnishings, to create a vibrant atmosphere. Having an insight into the family’s preferences (and becoming friends in the process) enlivens the interior scheme and adds the much needed ‘human spirit’

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Intelligent Shading System Unfurled On Abu Dhabi’s Al Bahar Towers

Abu Dhabi’s new inspiring architectural design might lead to even further research into the world of transforming interior and exterior environments with ingenious creativity. Al Bahar Towers housing the Abu Dhabi Investment Council Headquarters are now part of Aedas Architects…‘ portfolio, rising tall to shape a new era in modern office building design. Inspired by a traditional Islamic lattice

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Extravagance and Luxury Casually Displayed by Salt Lake City Home

We received photos and information about a Salt Lake City modern home showcasing quite a few remarkable contemporary features. Inside and out, the residence inspires opulence and extravagant living. Here is an excerpt from the description provided by Cityhome Collective…: “A veritable gallery of modernism, from the largest panoramic, residential windows installed in any Utah home, to the Italian

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Mid-century Estate Converted Into an Architecturally Diverse Modern “Crib”


Roger Ferris + Partners …restored and partially redesigned a mid-century estate located in New Canaan, Connecticut, USA. The new additions include a swimming pool, a garage and a modern art gallery. According to the architects, “the concrete volumes of the pool house and garage were minimized by inserting them into the hillside. All new exterior and restoration materials were reviewed

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