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Archives: 2016 May

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Contemporary House Built to Integrate With Natural Landscape in India

Architecture BRIO completed the design of Riparian House, a contemporary residence located in Maharashtra, India. The dwelling is placed near the foothills of the famous Ghats riverfront steps and overlooks River Ganges. “The top of a vegetated roof merges with the top of the hillock, hiding the house from the approach on the east side,” the architects explain. “Inside the residence one […]

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Pyramid Cottage House Reflects the Icelandic Landscape

Located in the middle of Iceland’s famed Golden Circle Route, about an hour and a half ride from Reykjavik, the Pyramid Cottage House is an unconventional holiday retreat. The project consists of two pyramid-shaped volumes connected by a single-level entrance hall. According to the owners’ description, the property was built to reflect the Icelandic landscape […]

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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 for a couple and their son. The 1,033-square-feet house has a cube-shaped exterior, with large window piercings that […]

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5 Modern and Chic Ideas for Your Home Office

Everyone has a different set of needs for their workspace, so many design ideas are by no means one-size-fits-all. However, that doesn’t mean that creating the perfect office space is impossible, far from it. So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed by the idea of creating a space that will allow you to work from home, look no […]

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18th-Century Spanish House Features New Floating Staircase

Located in the historic city of Santiago de Compostela, the interior of this 18th-century Spanish townhouse was transformed by local architect firm, Arrokabe Arquitectos to create a modern and contemporary style complete with a wave-shaped ceiling and floating staircase. The architects left the building’s street-facing exterior intact, but completely renovated the interior with new timber framed doors and […]

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Old Dutch Classroom Transformed into Creative Family Home

An old school building in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, was recently converted into a series of private homes. This particular apartment, designed by Standard Studio, addresses the contemporary needs of a family of five. “The teacher’s lounge was remodeled into the bedrooms and the classroom into the living space,” the designers explained. One of the main goals […]

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Twin Homes in Canada Frame Tranquil Sea Views

This family holiday home consists of two sister constructions oriented towards the scenic views of the Baie-des-Chaleurs in Canada. The project, named “Les Jumelles”, is an architectural insertion in the context of Caraquet, a historical Acadian Village. “The sister houses, common to Acadian architecture, stand parallel to each other and are only connected by a glazed passage that […]

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Home Renovation in Texas Unveils Bold and Playful Interiors

Dillon Kyle Architects completed the renovation of Bolsover Residence, an eclectic home located in Houston, Texas. To achieve a better layout, a portion of the initial first level was removed and replaced with a “buffer” structure that connects the kitchen and den to the the backyard. “The main idea behind the renovation was to open up the existing […]

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Swedish Home Features Infinity Pool and Chinese-Style Tower

Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter accepted the challenge of building a modern hillside dwelling on a six-hectare plot owned by a family in Stockholm, Sweden. The owners requested a home that visually communicates to the other two main constructions on the property: a Chinese-style tower, built by restaurateur Sten Hellberg in 1917, and a 1960s single-level addition. “The […]

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NASA Orbit Pavilion Brings the Sounds of Space to Earth

With help from architects and the design team at STUDIOKCA, NASA is bringing the sounds of space to the public with the NASA Orbit Pavilion. Based on the concept of hearing the ocean inside a conch shell, visitors to the pavilion can hear the sounds of satellites orbiting through outer space. The shell shaped pavilion is mobile to allow visitors […]

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