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Archives: 2015 December

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Modern Family Home in Denmark Brings the Forest Inside

Backing to a forest in Aarhus, Denmark, this modern family home designed by architectural firm C.F. Møller opens up to the views. Villa R consists of two rectangular-shaped floors encompassing a total of 3,230 square feet. Dark patinated zinc cladding was used for the exterior walls, while the north- and south-facing facades have floor-to-ceiling windows. The landscaping was planned by Kragh & Berglund. “Inspired […]

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Steel Facade Gives Way to Glass in Modern Toronto Home

TACT Architecture and Design shared photos and information about Heathdale Residence, a 3,200-square-foot family home in Toronto, Ontario. Located on the edge of Cedarvale Park, the house displays very different facades front and back. The project developers chose weathered steel to face the street; on the other side, floor-to-ceiling windows open up to the ravine. “The dichotomy of the design responds […]

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Top International Design Week Events of 2016

There are certain times during the year when home-design trendsetters convene to display (or buy) the latest products and styles. Known collectively as international design week, these events host visitors from around the world who are interested in the very latest items. International design week events are usually exclusive “to the trade.” Attendees are likely […]

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Paris Apartment Combines Rustic Charm, Modern Style

Located in Le Marais, a historic district in Paris, this charming attic apartment was reimagined to combine its original character with fresh, contemporary style. The balance of rustic and modern was accomplished by incorporating raw materials and a neutral color palette. Architect Margaux Beja centered Apartment Saint Paul around the unfinished beams that span the apartment. She created contrast by […]

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To Use This Table, You Sit On – Not In – the Kitchen

Bach Architects completed the redesign of a 753-square-foot apartment in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Spain. The project is located in a traditional early-20th-century building, and offers a surprising suspended table; more on that later. “The apartment originally had two rooms facing the façade, while the rest of the rooms were lit and ventilated via a wide inner […]

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Wooden Volume Creatively Defines Layout in Toronto Home

DUBBELDAM Architecture recently completed a residential project for a young couple in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The historic property originally included two separate structures, the main building and a coach house of 4,334 and 1,640 square feet, respectively. The coach house had long been used as a rental property, but the new owners sought to convert it […]

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Cedar Warms Contemporary Quebec Home Inside and Out

Located in a dense forest in the village of North Hatley in Quebec, Canada, Bourgeois/Lechasseur Architects have designed a modern take on the architecture of homes in the area as well as the wooded landscape of the property. The exterior of the KL House is inspired by East Coast homes by the ocean, shingled in […]

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Creative Wall Art Ideas to Breathe New Life Into Your Home

Looking for new ways to freshen up your space? These wall art ideas offer the biggest impact in a room. When designing a home’s interiors, many people focus on furniture, accessories and rugs. But the walls are often the largest piece of real estate in a room. Give your place personality by getting creative with […]

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Creative Built-In Storage Maximizes Small Apartment

This apartment, located in a new complex in Taipei, Taiwan, was designed by Archlin Studio for a couple and their 3-year-old daughter. The owners’ request was to keep most of the existing fittings, including the bathrooms, kitchen, ceiling and floor finishes, and to create a modern living space with maximum concealed storage capacity. The design studio built a series […]

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Sustainable Contemporary Home Supplies Itself With Energy

Alain Carle Architect completed the design and development of La Héronnière, a sustainable contemporary home in Wentworth, Ontario, Canada. The project is cleverly adapted to a steep slope, and living spaces are located partially below ground. All family bedrooms are located on the second level, with large windows framing the views. “The owners of the house, a young family […]

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