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Archives: Cara Anderson

Cara Anderson

PARAS Cafe Offers Study Space with Minimalist Style

The design team at Swimming Pool Studio gave PARAS café a thoroughly minimalist style with clean lines and bright colors.  Floor-to-ceiling windows run along the length of its exterior wall.  This lets PARAS pop in bold white letters above the transparent entry. Sculptural white metal trapezoids hang above the modern coffee bar.  These work as […]

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Moscow Bistro Styled in Soviet-Era Modernism

Form’s Tehnikum Bistro brings together furniture and art reminiscent of Soviet-era modernism. Even including name, which means technical school, connects the space back to a different era when it served as a store for drafting equipment. As you enter the restaurant, your attention is drawn to a large mural by Dmitry Asuka.  Its grand scale […]

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Contemporary Toronto Home Embraces Zinc

Canadian architecture firm +tongtong completed Zinc House, which blends contemporary style and the traditional home construction of Toronto’s East End. On the exterior, for example, the design team layered zinc panels on a traditional brick base.  They also used large windows to break up the traditional look and bring natural light into the home. Zinc continues […]

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Modern Home Addition Extends out in Two Open Rooms

The two spaces added to the back of this 1930s home in Phoenix seem to mirror one another on the outside.  This modern home addition by Chen + Suchart, called the Escobar Renovation, includes large open spaces, which are lacking in the original historic home. On the left, the design team created a room that […]

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Taiwanese Apartment with Sleek, Modern Touches

Polished black tiles fill the entryway to C Residence by Z-AXIS DESIGN, setting the tone for this modern Taiwanese apartment.  Stylish furnishings and updated features run throughout. The large main room has floor to ceiling windows that make the open space feel bright and airy. The few modern furnishings selected use neutrals and soft colors […]

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Contemporary Farmhouse in Suffolk

Norm Architects completed Reydon Grove Farm, a contemporary farmhouse at the edge of a working farm in Suffolk, United Kingdom.  The single story has a long, thin layout to match the size of the pre-existing barn and dairies on the site. This layout works to emphasize the natural landscape outside.  In particular, its mere one story […]

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Apartment Renovation Brings Contemporary Style to Medieval Barcelona

Anke and John Summerhill of Minotti London renovated an upscale apartment in Barrio Gotico, at the heart of medieval Barcelona.  The area is known for dark, narrow streets and historic architecture.  In contrast, the couple opened up this fourth floor space, giving it a contemporary look with lots of natural daylight. Light wooden floors and […]

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Poolside Retreat Revives Outdoor Space in Spanish Home

MESURA’s Sant Mori Pérgola poolside retreat creates a new space for a family to enjoy sunny days at their summer home in Sant Mori, Spain.  Despite their regular use the pool, the adjacent patio was uncomfortable and unused. The design used the common facade of a neighbor’s plain wall as its base.  The other three […]

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Bright Home in Repurposed Industrial Harbor Quarter in the Netherlands

The historic buildings within Deventer’s repurposed industrial harbor have been given new meaning as a social and cultural meeting place.  Among the renovated warehouses and other redefined spaces, Studio MAKS constructed Deventer House, a bright, boxy home for a young couple. With minimal space, the architect constructed a modern home that makes optimal use of […]

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Ornate Home in Italy Contrasts Modern Pieces with Palatial Rooms

Diff.Studio’s design for this ornate home in Italy layers contemporary style over a classic, rococo backdrop.  The end product is an exquisite blend of pieces that reflect the passage of time. The old architecture of the living room featured beautiful vaulted ceilings and windows that give the room a bright, airy feel.  The suspended lights […]

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