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Nature-Inspired Home in Norway Accessible Only by Boat

Anchored to a rocky landscape in Larvik, Norway, this glass-walled home was especially designed as a weekend retreat for an interior architect, an artist and their two children. Designed by the architects at Lund Hagem, the site, accessible...Show More Summary

Unique UK University Drawing Studio Celebrates Light

The new drawing studio at Arts University Bournemouth in Dorset, United Kingdom comes with a futuristic silhouette. Designed by renowned architect Sir Peter Cook and his office CRAB, the building celebrates “the fundamental nature of drawing and the way in which it stimulates thought”. Show More Summary

Weekend Retreat in Australia Welcomes Climbers and Artists

Imagined as a weekend retreat in the Sydney Blue Mountains, Australia, Little Hartley House by Urban Possible addresses the living needs of two avid climbers — a professor and an art gallery owner. The single level, three-bedroom house features an artists’ studio, plenty of entertaining space and a sauna for after a day of climbing. Show More Summary

Japanese Dwelling is Part Home, Part Art Gallery

Tokyo-based firm APOLLO Architects completed the design for a mixed-use living and art gallery building in Obu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Named Gaze, the 893-square-foot project consists of three stacked floors. The first floor is created...Show More Summary

Pivoting Doors Welcome Nature Inside This Family Retreat in Mexico

Envisioned as a family retreat for a couple’s retirement, Casa Meztitla makes the most of the rocky landscape at the foot of Tepozteco mountain in Mexico. Studio EDAA used volcanic rock and cement blocks to partially camouflage the building walls. Show More Summary

How to Take Stripes Off the Fashion Runways and Into Your Home

The latest fashion runway collections from designers in Europe and the U.S. were awash with stripes — from large, bold stripes to dainty pinstripes to everything in between. Home design collections are never far behind the runway trends,...Show More Summary

Contemporary Penthouse in Kiev Exhibits Original Arch Roofing

Ukraine-based Alex Obraztsov completed the design of a contemporary penthouse in Kiev’s city center. The concept behind the High Lounge project— “Life is wisely thrifty: all new things are made of old ones”— is inspired by a poem belonging to Russian writer Konstantin Forfanov. Show More Summary

Office Space in Amsterdam Converted Into Industrial-Style Family Home

Design studio TANK transformed a conventional office space in Amsterdam, Netherlands, into a complete family home. Salvaging most of the materials found on site, the designers creatively incorporated them in the livings spaces throughout the apartment. Show More Summary

Modern Rotterdam Penthouse Transformed Into At-Home Spa With Rooftop Deck

Personal Architecture transformed a traditional, early twentieth-century Rotterdam penthouse into a contemporary apartment —complete with a wellness spa and rooftop deck for entertaining. The main living space and two of the bedrooms are located on the second level of the building. Show More Summary

Traditional Victorian Terrace Apartment in London Gets a Modern Makeover

The modern redesign of this private Victorian Terrace residence in London by Daniele Petteno Architecture Workshop marries elements of the historic building — windows, ceiling cornices, doors and architraves — with the clean lines and simple shapes of contemporary design. Show More Summary

Unique Home Looks Like a Dragon Emerging From Cliffside

GilBartolome Architects created this contemporary residence on an extremely challenging plot in Granada, Spain overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The aptly named, House on the Cliff, is literally built into the hillside with a 42-degree incline. Show More Summary

Industrial Apartment in Zurich Gets a Fresh, Contemporary Update

Architect Daniele Claudio Taddei took on the challenge of “bringing into this century” a 1980’s industrial apartment located in Zurich. With various changes implemented throughout, the industrial-style residence now unveils a fresh, contemporary look. Show More Summary

10 Ways to Add Color Into Your Bathroom Design

Neutral shades are a popular pick for bathrooms, but that shouldn’t mean that adding color is totally off limits. In such a small space, color might seem risky — but it’s just the opposite. On a small scale it’s easy to go bold without...Show More Summary

Contemporary Add-On Transforms This Dutch 50s Farmhouse

Located in a village in Aalten, Netherlands, this 50s farmhouse’s renovation is a contemporary blend of the traditional and the modern. Bureau Fraai updated the interiors in the main living area, and created an add-on living space that incorporates the old barn next to the house. Show More Summary

Nature Meets Tradition in This Seaside Taiwanese Home

Located on the eastern coastline of Taiwan and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, A’tolan House by Create + Think Design Studio seamlessly integrates organic elements with contemporary design in this innovative seaside home. The essenceShow More Summary

Canadian Cottage Exudes “Modern Scandinavian Barn”

This contemporary cottage-like dwelling was developed by CARGO Architecture for a young, dynamic couple in their thirties. The project, named Villa Boreale, sits on steep terrain and is surrounded by the wooded valleys and mountains of Charlevoix, Canada. Show More Summary

Simple Romanian Garage Transformed Into a Cozy Lounge Space

London-based designer Manuel Teicu recently sent us these photos of a project he recently completed in Brasov, Romania. The owners of the home wanted a warm and cozy lounge space with an eclectic vibe that would suit their young family well. Show More Summary

This Living Roof Literally Rises From the Lawn

This modern project with a living roof from OYO Architects is an attention grabber. Surrounded by more traditional dwellings in its neighborhood in Ghent, Belgium, the House Pibo seems to be just now rising out of the grass. “OYO was...Show More Summary

7 Ways to Make Your Yard More Private

Privacy. The most coveted item on all backyard wish lists. Because no matter how fabulous your balcony or how inviting your chimenea, all of the summertime magic comes to a screeching halt when you feel like you’re on display. TheseShow More Summary

Half Subterranean Stone Villa in Italy Overlooks the Ligurian Sea

Vila N by Giordano Hadamik Architects is a family residence in Liguria, Italy, embedded in the hills overlooking the Gulf of Imperia. The project is composed of two half subterranean volumes: to the left of the main entrance there is...Show More Summary

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