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Punchy Color Accents Uplift Contemporary Penthouse in Bulgaria

Two separate apartments were combined to create a contemporary penthouse in Sofia, Bulgaria. KNOF design adorned the resulting 3,600 sq ft space with floor-to-ceiling windows, opening up to panoramic views of the city and neighboring mountains. Show More Summary

10 Modern Micro-Apartments for Living Large in Big Cities

The micro-apartment. It’s real estate’s newest buzzword. At this point, we all know about the revolutionary “tiny house movement”. Now, city dwellers are getting a taste of the tiny lifestyle in some impressive modern apartments. These...Show More Summary

“Flexhouse” in Switzerland Resembles a Futuristic Vessel

Located next to railway lines, curving access roads and a lake, this modern residence in Meilen, Switzerland, takes inspiration from the terrain. Evolution Design opted for a modern building with an original shape, that would add a new landmark to the site. Show More Summary

“Nook Residence” in Canada Blends with the Winter Landscape

The Nook Residence by MU Architecture is located in a quiet area of the Eastern Townships in Quebec, Canada. Turning its back to the street, it offers a virtually blind facade that encourages discovery and piques curiosity. Strategically located windows and a large opening in the white mass give a hint at the beautiful scenery below. Show More Summary

Industrial Loft in Amsterdam Gets Contemporary Upgrade

This industrial loft in Amsterdam has recently been refurbished by Houtwerk BV – a member of the HIMACS® Quality Club – in collaboration with Witteveen Architects. The newly upgraded Canal House is characterized by space, movement and luminosity resulting from the whiteness of its walls with large windows. Show More Summary

Surprising Geometry Exhibited by Contemporary Holiday Retreat in Spain

La Casa de los Vientos was imagined as a contemporary holiday retreat for a four person family, three generations included. “The new project is approached as an answer to the place and the expectations of the users in terms of leisure, comfort and economical adjustment,” the architects at José Luis Muñoz Studio said. Show More Summary

Mirroring Brownstones: A Contemporary Reinterpretation in South London Neighborhood

Knox Bhavan Architects designed London Brownstones, a project conceived from a pair of sandstone residences to reflect the early 20th-century houses lining this south London neighborhood. The pair of homes mirror each other to tie the project together with designs and proportions that embody the popular stucco detailing of the time period. Show More Summary

Victorian Terrace House in London Gets Fresh Redesign

Scenario Architecture creatively redesigned a Victorian terrace house located in London, United Kingdom. The residence, named Canfield Gardens, was planned according to the living needs of a small family. After studying the clients’Show More Summary

5 Fresh Fence Ideas for a Summer-Ready Yard

Everyone’s heard of the “white picket fence”, but the reality is that that is only one of the possibilities open to those looking to add a little more privacy to their properties. In fact, with all the options available, you may be wondering how best to bring your outdoor design to life. Show More Summary

Traditional Apartment in Mexico Converted Into Functional Artist’s Studio

Arqmov Workshop took on the challenge of converting this older apartment in Polanco, Mexico City, to an artist studio for a graphic designer with a powerful personality. Old service areas were transformed into new bathrooms, a breakfast nook and storage space, while a roofed conservatory, an extra bedroom and an open kitchen complete the design. Show More Summary

Beer Lovers Will Swoon Over This Industrial Bar Design in Montréal

Envisioned by Humà design + architecture, Das Bier in an industrial-style bar in Montréal, Canada. The project, based on the German “bierhall” concept, is a merging between the European passion for great beers and the Rosemont neighborhood lifestyle. Show More Summary

Versatile Taiwanese Family Home Balances Child and Adult Spaces

This family in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan wanted to achieve the perfect balance between parenting and romantic life — HAO Design took on the challenge to turn their plan into reality. The couple requested a large kitchen with plenty of space for cooking together, while watching over their two daughters. Show More Summary

Plywood Accent Wall Opens Up This Small Apartment in Ukraine

Designed by Eugene Meshcheruk, this small, bright apartment was transformed for a young family in Zaporojye, Ukraine. The first step in the redesign of the 904-square-foot home was to remove the non-load bearing walls from the existing structure and open up the living areas as much as possible. Show More Summary

Contemporary Apartment in Brazil Pops With Bold Italian Tile Accent Wall

Diego Revollo Arquitetura completed the redesign of a contemporary apartment in Alto da Lapa, Sa?o Paulo, Brazil. The 1330 square-foot transitional-style home was adapted to the needs of a lawyer and his life partner. Defined by a marriage of classic and modern details, Apartment 360° unveils surprises at every step. Show More Summary

Modern Family Retreat in Canada Features Extensive Glazing

The Rosenberry Residence located on a large wooded lot near Sutton in the Eastern Townships region, Canada, is conceived as a bi-generational family retreat. The owners, a finance professional now based in Asia and his parents still living in Montreal, come here to relax during summer and winter. Show More Summary

4 Warm Metal Fixture Ideas to Brighten Up Your Bathroom

We all know that design trends come and go, but the next big thing is warm metal fixtures in bathrooms. Gone are the days of cold chrome and stainless steel. These days, it’s about creating inviting spaces with the likes of copper, bronze, brass and gold. Show More Summary

Historic Watchtowers in Hungary Offer Atmospheric Views

Hikers along the blue National Tourist Route will now have a new vantage point from which to stop and see the view. Old abandoned concrete watchtowers located in the heart of the 1,100-kilometer hiking route have been converted into interesting rest stops. Show More Summary

Modern Ranch in California Promotes Sustainable Farming

Hupomone Ranch is an original homestead located in the Chileno Valley, just three miles west of downtown Petaluma in California, USA. The ranch had been empty for over 30 years and the owners, a young family with three children, wanted...Show More Summary

Modular Room Extensions Elevate This Contemporary Cabin in Norway

Rever & Drage Architects completed the design of Cabin Straumsnes, a 1453-square-foot home located in Straumsnes, Tingvoll, Norway. The owners’ brief requested the conversion of a dilapidated 1950s building into a contemporary cabin that would open up to its surroundings. Show More Summary

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 ofShow More Summary

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