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I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I’m Officially Serving Them With Everything

Now this is a Pinterest trend I can get behind.<p>We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid …

Recipes

A Japanese-Inspired Flat in Singapore Embraces Flexible Spaces

A couple integrate clever space-saving techniques learned from Japanese micro homes via a flat renovation in Singapore.<p>In the high-density HDB public housing precinct of Sengkang, Lee Liting and Chow Khoon Toong of nitton architects have transformed a humble three-bedroom apartment into a stunning …

Living Rooms

O-office Architects reinterprets traditional Chinese courtyard house in concrete and steel

This contemporary reinterpretation of a vernacular courtyard house in the Chinese city of Guangzhou features a sequence of living areas and bedrooms …

Dining Rooms

A Modern Family Home Takes The Place Of A Beautiful But Old House

Every home has its own special story and history and in some cases that story starts early on and has several distinct chapters. Some homes are older …

Swimming Pools

The Unexpected, Yet Totally Natural, Way to Repel Mosquitoes

I live in a one bedroom "garden" apartment, which means that I get to have my own front door, porch, and small strip of flower bed. The only downside?<p>…

Plants

10 Modern Homes That Seamlessly Blend Indoor and Outdoors Spaces

Located in San Mateo, California, the Glass Wall House is Eichler-inspired design by Klopf Architecture, as it replaced an original Eichler that …

Architecture

High Horse Ranch

Comprised of a main house and two guest cottages, the High Horse Ranch is a serene getaway in the mountains of Northern California. A winding, gravel …

Architecture

All The Cool Characteristics Of Modern Kitchen Cabinets

The modern kitchen is more than just a space designed for the preparation of cooking of food, its role being a central one. With this change in …

Kitchens

Stunning California Mountaintop Getaway Built with Prefab Modules

Looking at this stunning mountaintop retreat, it’s very hard to believe that it is a prefab home. Yet, it is specifically the prefab nature of this …

Prefab Homes

Small House Plans Under 1000 sq ft Reveal Their Secrets

One of the cool things about living in a house as opposed to an apartment is the fact that the floor plan is more flexible and you can basically …

Architecture

Amazing Prefab Cabins From Around The World

How many times did you feel like you wanted to just get away from everything and everyone and to spend some time in a small cabin in the middle of …

Prefab Homes

35 Sleek Versions Of Useful Everyday Products On Amazon That Minimalists Will Love

The older I get, the more I find myself subscribing to the idea that less is more. I enjoy carrying a smaller purse and I avoid clutter in my …

The G’Day House Is Designed to Feel Like a Modern Beach House

While the G’Day House is located in West Vancouver, Canada, Mcleod Bovell Modern Houses designed it to look like a modern beach house for a relocated …

Architecture

This Eichler Home in California Mixes Scandinavian Vibes With Midcentury Charm

In the heart of Silicon Valley, a 2,121-square-foot Eichler home oozes with midcentury charm and sophistication after a thoughtful renovation.<p>When Klopf Architecture and Jesse Ososki Art were asked to remodel a four-bedroom, two-bath atrium-style Eichler in the heart of Silicon Valley, their goal …

Interior Design

This Eco-Friendly Shipping Container Is the Ultimate Nomadic Dwelling

Transforming ubiquitous corrugated boxes into sleek pop-up homes, shops, and shelters, Cocoon Modules is redefining what a container can be.<p>Thanks to the help of Athens–based Cocoon Modules and the Greek mattress brand Coco-Mat, shipping containers are not only becoming a symbol of modernity and …

Dining Rooms

The most exceptional new homes in North America, according to architects

These buildings won the prestigious recognition for exceptional designs that emphasize sustainability and are well integrated into surrounding environments. The jury — which consisted of five longtime architects — gave the awards to homes in four categories: one- and two-family custom residences; …

Gallery: AIA honors North America's best new homes

Established to honor the best in housing design, AIA's Housing Awards is now in its 18th year. There are a total of 11 projects highlighted this …

There's a $30 million glass mansion in Silicon Valley, located 15 minutes from Facebook's HQ — take a look inside

In the mega-affluent suburb of Atherton, CA — about 15 minutes southwest from Facebook's Silicon Valley headquarters — sits a brand-new glass mansion for sale.<p>The house at 96 Ridge View Drive has large glass windows that cover a good portion of its 16,000 square feet of space. It's currently on the …

Rustic House / Urban Agency

“The best preventive remedy to ageing is architecture”.<p>How to design and build a project that will take few decades to complete “on time” for its …

Startup enlists famous architects to design affordable(ish) urban prefabs

We’ll take one of each<p>For many people, owning a house is an unattainable goal, let alone owning a house designed by a famous architect. But a new company out of London called Cube Haus is looking to bring designer homes to the masses with affordable(ish), modular designs.<p>The Guardian reports that …

Studio 6420 / Robert M. Gurney Architect

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This small structure, sited in the rear yard of a residential property in northwest Washington, DC is …

Minimalist Barn Conversion

This gorgeous barn conversion is up for grabs! Located in Osterlen, Sweden, this contemporary four-bedroom home is the stuff of dreams. The 4,200 …

Sonoma Wine Country House

Situated on a hilltop overlooking 40 wooded acres, the Sonoma Wine Country House takes advantage of its northern California location with seamless …

Want Big, Cheap Prints? Try Printing Your Photos on Fabric

You've used your inkjet to print edge-to-edge A4s and A3s, then wanted to upsize, so you went to an online printer for a canvas or a poster. They get …

Incredible concrete-and-glass home with undulating walls is up for sale

Planchonella House is located in the rainforests of Queensland, Australia<p>An incredible modern house that earns the distinction of “undulating” is up for sale in Australia. Designed by husband-and-wife duo Jesse Bennett and Anne-Marie Campagnolo and completed in 2015, Planchonella House rises among …

32 Patio Ideas: Outdoor Seating Ideas for Backyards & Rooftops

Get your outdoor space ready for summer. Discover patio ideas that will turn your backyard, terrace, or rooftop into your own oasis<p>Warm weather calls for outdoor entertaining of all kinds, from midsummer night cocktail parties to low-key weekday dinners. In these instances, outdoor seating can make …

Bunker-like concrete house comes with a twist

Sturdy and stylish<p>For the ultra-rich and the ultra-prepared, there’s no shortage of fancy bunkers you can build and buy to protect yourself against the apocalypse. Bunker-chic, you might call it, is a real trend.<p>The Fuzzy House in Thailand has all the aesthetic trappings of bunker-chic, but also …

Y House

Austin, Texas<p>Originally built as a ranch-style house in 1962, the remodeled Y House is sensitively designed to weave into the fabric of the Sherwood Oaks neighborhood in South Austin while simultaneously providing a fresh and modern way of living. Conceived by the architect-clients as an investment …

House Plans Under 100 Square Meters: 30 Useful Examples

The challenge of designing a house with a tight budget and space constraints, together with the essential duty of responding correctly to the …