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Contemporary Addition to Heritage Cottage in Australia

Tziallas Omeara Architecture Studio recently added a contemporary extension to heritage-listed Bowral cottage in Bundaroo, Australia. The addition accommodates a large kitchen, a new living and dining room, a place for guests to sleep over, as well as a sunken media room. Show More Summary

Bookworms will Adore this Cabin in Upstate New York

Studio Padron’s clients asked for a standalone library and guest house in the woods behind their vacation home in upstate New York.  They got the Hemmelig Room, an idyllic space for bookworms to curl up and read undisturbed. The name means ‘secret room’ in Norwegian, which is wonderfully fitting for this hidden space. Show More Summary

How to Throw a Sophisticated Last-Minute Halloween Party

A Halloween party isn’t just for kids. In fact, after all of the stressing over costumes and trick-or-treat planning, and before the inevitable weeklong sugar rush that follows October 31st, adults need a night to celebrate the spooky season for themselves. Show More Summary

What’s Making Your House Look Messy

Everyone wants to have a cleaner, less cluttered home. But most people also understand what a massive task deep cleaning and decluttering can actually be. When you feel as though you have little spare time to begin with, it’s hard to pencil in ironing your sheets and alphabetizing your cookbooks. Show More Summary

This Covered Porch is Perfect for Enjoying Sunny Days

At the back of House at Lake Biel by Markus Schietsch Architekten, a covered porch provides the perfect place for enjoying sunny days.  The large space “wraps like the deck of a ship in the sea of grasses.”  It opens up to a beautiful, lush meadow, situated near a lake in western Switzerland. Show More Summary

Green Roof Shows Off Sustainable Living by the Australian Coast

The clients for this sustainably constructed project in Australia worked closely with ArchiBlox to ensure that Avalon House had minimal impact on the land.  A green roof, filled with bushes and vines. This feature is at once beautiful...Show More Summary

Modern Farmhouse Tips Its Hat to Silo Style

Wendell Burnette Architects took inspiration from grain silos in their design of this modern farmhouse in Wisconsin.  At a distance, Field House’s galvanized zinc sides and two-story rectangular mass look like a purely functional building nestled in fields of corn. Show More Summary

V-Shaped Residence in Coastal Québec

This house, whose name refers to the brightest star in the Aquila constellation, is located in Cap-à-l’Aigle, in the region of Charlevoix, QC, Canada. Altaïr means “The Flying Eagle.” What makes the house stand out is its “V” shape and long facades that are suspended over nature. Show More Summary

Flexible Tiny Apartment on Two Levels in Bordeaux

This small apartment on two levels is located in a stone building in the heart of the historical center of Bordeaux, France. “The challenge of this rehabilitation was to design a small space in which all the functions of a larger apartment would be present,” the architects at L’atelier miel. Show More Summary

Belgian Beach House with a Fresh Take on Casual Decor

The team at Just’In Home Design filled House in Knokke with a modern and casual decor.  The innovative design uses pieces with rounded edges, including a set of three wooden circle-top tables in the living room.  On each side, the design...Show More Summary

Traditional French Cottage A Stone’s Throw Away from Paris

This traditional cottage is located on a large green plot of land in the idyllic suburb of Haut-de-Seine, a stone’s throw away from Paris. This architectural project included the redevelopment and modernization of a traditional stone house. Show More Summary

Modern Family Retreat Built for All Four Seasons in Methow Valley

Olson Kundig designed Studhorse in northern Washington State for adventurous family that wanted a place to enjoy each of the four seasons.  The Methow Valey is has hot summers and snowy winters, and the design practice needed creative ways to embrace both. Show More Summary

New Apple London Headquarters in 1930s Power Station

Apple has announced the location for their first centralized headquarters based in London. Apple will be the largest corporate resident of the Battersea Power Station, a former industrial building built alongside the Thames. The new office, spanning six floors and 46,000 square meters, will have room for 1,400 staff. Show More Summary

Renovation Revitalizes a Historic Landmark in Maine

This 130-year old local landmark in Portland, Maine’s historic district was in extremely poor condition when Present Architecture began their renovation.  To preserve the history of 660 Congress Street, the architecture firm endeavored to restore its original façade in addition to designing a brand new interior. Show More Summary

9 Home Office Ideas for Your Most Productive Space Yet

With remote jobs, freelance careers, and employer flexibility, more and more people are opting out of the nine to five in a cubicle. Instead, they’re staying home. Cutting out workplace distraction, crowded offices, and most importantly,...Show More Summary

Finnish Lakehouse Keeps Things Simple

MNy Arkitekter built House A?kerudden by a lake in the rural community of Tenala.  The result emphasizes “authenticity, simplicity, locality and sustainability,” which dezeen magazine quotes the firm listing as its goals. At a distance,...Show More Summary

How to Become A Morning Person

It’s a pivotal moment, and it happens every day. Your alarm, whether radio, iPhone, or analog, plays the tone that will begin your day. You have a choice to make: will you snooze it, or use it? When you’re waking up early, it is unbelievably easy to talk yourself into hitting that button. After all, […] The post How to Become A Morning Person appeared first on

Creative Stool Design Pays Tribute to Shukhov’s Tower in Moscow

Shukhov stool by designer duo Anna Strupinskaya & Alexey Ivashkevich is a tribute to famous Russian architect Vladimir Shukhov’s tower in Russia. Built in Moscow in the early 1920s, the Shukhov tower is a special structure consisting of a series of hyperboloid sections stacked on top of one another to approximate an overall conical shape. Show More Summary

Norwegian Climbing Gym Looks Like An Actual Mountain

The Norwegian Mountaineering Center by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter juts up into the sky from the Romsdal Fjord in Åndalsnes, Norway.  Its massive, angular tower mimics snow-capped mountains in the distance.  Instead of using rocks and snow, however, the design covers the building with a pixelated copy of the mountains made in tiles. Show More Summary

Studio Apartments Terraced on the Madeira Island Coast

Mayer and Selders created two conjoined studio apartments in rural Jardim do Mar, on the southwest Madeira Island coast.  This gorgeous island in the Atlantic is part of Portugal. The architects made the most of this idyllic location...Show More Summary

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