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Archives: 2013 May

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Team Israel’s Net Zero Energy Building at Solar Decathlon China 2013 [Video]


Freshome founder Micle Mihai-Cristian recently visited Israel thanks to Kinetis ( Kinetis is a nonprofit educational organization established to promote, at home and abroad, the recognition of Israel as a vibrant and inspirational source of creativity and innovation). It was there that the connection with Architect Joseph Cory of Geotectura… was established. This is how we found out about the

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How to Transform your Porch or Patio from Ordinary to Extraordinary


Patios, porches, decks, terraces and verandas are lovely things. Too often we just toss out a few chairs, and perhaps a table and call it a day. These beautiful spaces are often neglected and not utilized to their fullest potential. When the weather starts to get warmer, we absolutely should take advantage and turn this outdoor space into an additional,

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Enchanting Water Mill in Corwen, North Wales Adorned With Rustic Elements


Surrounded by cascading waterfalls, the Berwyn Mill, located in Corwen, North Wales is one of those stunning and breathtaking idyllic homes that make you wish you lived in different times, when the world was way simpler and the people understood more despite knowing less. We’ve spotted the restored 19th Century water mill, that made us imagine a “healthier” and less

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Refinement & Relaxation: Upholstered MIVIDA Chairs by Angelo Tomaiuolo



Designed by Angelo Tomaiuolo and produced by Tonin Casa…, the MIVIDA chair collection is a display of elegance and comfortable minimalism. Each angle reveals a different visual experience, hinting on the special attention that was given to the smallest of details. Ideal companions for a stylish wooden dining table, the chairs come in several different colors, adding a bit

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Elevated Above Mesmerising Views in Seattle: Ballard Cut Residence


Prentiss Architects… completed the design and development of Ballard Cut, a modern residence with a daring architecture, situated on an uneven terrain in Seattle, USA. The project consists of two stacked rectangular volumes, the second of which is partially rotated from the axis of the linear first floor. This building approached lead to sheltering a covered entry, a stair enclosure

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Ultra-Modern Apartment & Private Art Gallery Overlooking Central Park


Robert Couturier… has completed the design of an intricate modern apartment overlooking Central Park in New York. The opulent crib has a total surface of 450 square meters and hosts an impressive contemporary art collection. The most “fabulous” interior within the penthouse is an open plan living room with floor to ceiling windows. It is here that the overwhelming skylight

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Family Home in California Inspiring Balance and Comfort Throughout


This private mansion developed by the team at CCS Architecture …for a family with three children in Palo Alto, California, USA seems to be the embodiment of casual living. Modern and authentic at the same time, the 540 square meter crib inspires warmth and comfort due to a clever use of materials. Green spaces are a major asset of the

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Modern Composition in Black&White : Room 407 Project in Tokyo


Located in the financial district of Tokyo, this apartment is a home renovation envisioned for a couple with a busy lifestyle. According to the architects at studio PANDA…, the owners requested a place with many storage solutions, openness and transparency. The brief also involved the existence of an open plan living and dining space space, master bedroom, study and

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Rectangular Box Optimized for Contemporary Living: SL House in Tel Aviv, Israel


SL House is a modern-minimalist suburb residence built on a plot of 475 square meters in Tel Aviv, Israel. Its shape resembles that of a rectangular box, transparent on its front and back and opaque on the sides. Gray plaster was chosen for the exterior finish, subtly contrasting the surface of the swimming pool it neighbors, as well as the

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Refined Materials and Subtle Opulence Displayed by Penthouse in Cape Town


Enjoy a virtual tour of this highly sophisticated penthouse overlooking Table Mountain as well as Table Bay in South Africa! The original project captured in the photos below is the result of a design collaboration between Keith Interior Design & M2K Architecture… and occupies the last two floors of the One&One Hotel in Cape Town. Four bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms,

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