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Arkles Bay Residence / Creative Arch

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This home in Whangaparaoa is nestled amongst the branches of protected Pohutukawa, looking through …

Listed Building

Danish-inspired holiday cabin is a dreamy Pacific Northwest hideout

Seattle-based design practice Prentiss + Balance + Wickline Architects is no stranger to creating charming cabins that embrace nature in the Pacific …

Outdoors

Architect’s tiny studio doubles as a hangout for his daughter

Part work studio, part sleepover dreamland<p>Many kids get free reign of the basement for sleepovers. If you happen to be the daughter of an architect, though, your hangout spots could end up looking a little different.<p>James Cutler of Cutler Anderson Architects built this 80-square-foot cabin as a …

Architecture

A 1960s Canadian Ski House Is Rebuilt Into a Gorgeous Abode

In the mountain town of Saint-Sauveur in Quebec, an outdated ski house gets modernized into a simple and elegant family home.<p>When the owner of this 3,500-square-foot residence reached out to Jane Hope for ideas on how to update the home's tired-looking facade, it didn't take her but one look at the …

Architecture

An Old Belgian Fortress Breathes New Life as a Charming B&B

With barracks dating back to 1785, this former fort has been carefully renovated and extended to now house a family, as well as their small business.<p>When a client acquired Fortress Hazegras in Belgium, many of the enclosed structures were at the brink of crumbling. Yet thanks to the strategic …

Architecture

A Melbourne Home Gains a Marvelous Modular Addition

In a leafy Victorian suburb, a prefab extension offers a superb solution to a family’s need for extra space.<p>When a family in Melbourne outgrew their home, they decided to stay put and seek a modular extension rather than move out.<p>With the help of local design practice Modscape, the family gained a …

Architecture

Stunning Under-the-Radar Hikes in Europe

Travel<p>Explore Europe's natural landscapes through these lesser known hikes.<p>Global tourism is on the rise. There was a six percent increase in worldwide travelers in 2017, and nearly 52 percent of Americans plan to visit Europe in the next two years, according the World Tourism Organization. While …

Hiking

Prefab modern lake house is powered by the sun

Simple but stylish<p>Sometimes less really is more—particularly when you’re contending with some stunning natural surroundings. This simple prefabricated home in Vallée de Joux, Switzerland, overlooks the gently rolling hills of Lac de Joux. Ralph Germann Architects designed the home, called “House …

Prefab Homes

A Steel Mesh Curtain Wraps Around This Renovated Australian Home

Taking a cue from Japanese architecture, Hiro-En House in Melbourne features a deep veranda shaded by a stainless-steel mesh curtain.<p>The owners of Hiro-En House, a family of five, approached Australian studio Matt Gibson Architecture + Design to remodel their Victorian-era villa set within a garden …

Architecture

This Renovated Esherick Perfectly Frames the San Francisco Bay

Located in the city's iconic Sea Cliff neighborhood, a historic abode is treated to a stunning renovation.<p>When San Francisco architecture firm Edmonds + Lee was hired by San Francisco-based bakery entrepreneurs to remodel their home, the couple had a fuzzy idea of what they wanted for their …

San Francisco

This Elegant Californian Prefab Minimizes Site Disturbance

Thanks to its modular construction, a modern retreat treads lightly on the pristine landscape.<p>When Clive McCarthy and his wife, Tricia Bell, were on the hunt for an escape from San Francisco, they found the perfect spot for their second home three hours north of the Bay Area on a 64-acre site in …

Architecture

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Peaceful, Maintenance-Free House in Amagansett, New York

MB Architecture completed the design of <b>House in the Lanes</b>, a 7,300 square foot contemporary residence with an inspiring layout in Amagansett, NY. The …

Vacation Home Spotlights Swedish Sauna Ritual

<b>Wingårdhs Architects</b> converted an old farm in southern Sweden into a vacation home for a family from nearby Malmo. The original farm buildings — cow …

The Angle Razor’s Magnetic Design Is Precisely Sharp

England’s claim as the progenitors of the art of shaving carries weight when looking back at the history of razors, for it was back in 1700’s …

Product Design

The “Designed For Adventure” Outdoor Gear Guide

Attribute it to the long hours required behind a computer monitor: many within the design industry harbor a strong affinity for getting away to the …

Outdoors Gear

Villa Öjersjö: A Contemporary Black Wooden House by Bornstein Lyckefors arkitekter

Overlooking lake Stora Kåsjön, Villa Öjersjö is a modern residence just east of Gothenburg designed by Bornstein Lyckefors Arkitekter. The architects …

This Crash Bandicoot Switch holder will stare into your soul

They say cameras take your soul, but I have a feeling those folks never laid eyes on this statue.<p>From manufacturer Exquisite Gaming comes this …

A Spanish Architect Transforms a Medieval Townhouse Into a Stunning Rental

In the medieval city of Girona, Catalonia, a Spanish architect saves a 16th-century townhouse by converting it into a five-bedroom rental.<p>When Barcelona–based architect Anna Noguera stumbled upon the historic building, she was instantly intrigued by its rich heritage and ancient beauty. Determined …

Living Rooms

A Striking Courtyard Awaits Behind These Bluestone Walls

Hidden behind a stunning home, this courtyard encourages relaxed, indoor/outdoor living.<p>After teaming up with boutique developer LifeSpaces Group, Melbourne–based Auhaus Architecture has recently unveiled the Courtyard House, a four-bedroom home located in Barwon Heads, Victoria. The clean-lined, …

Everything You Need to Know About Keeping Your Renovation on Budget

Keeping a renovation on budget is a top priority for a lot of homeowners, but many find it much easier said than done. Renovations are variable by …

House in Oporto, Serralves / João Vieira de Campos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The project presents a single-family home divided in two separate volumes - main house and external …

Architecture

Barn at Critter Creek / Furman + Keil Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The bones that compose the multi-purpose barn at Critter Creek had a previous life as the owners’ home. …

Greenville

Moment lenses — the DSLR killer?

I travel with a Canon DSLR and two primes, a 35mm f1.4 and an 85mm f1.2 (endearingly nicknamed, “the fat kid”). Switching lenses is cumbersome and not ideal in certain environments, like a Saigon street market, densely crowded with vendors, tourists and thieves.<p>After lugging this camera kit through …

Mobile Photography

The IndieBeat: Tick Tock is a fairy tale puzzler that takes two to solve

Tick Tock is a surreal mystery game where time is of the essence. Its 2D hand-drawn world borrows from 1930s Denmark, but with a magic realist twist. Two players must work together to solve puzzles and unravel a story about two sisters, Amalie and Lærke, who have somehow learned how to manipulate …

Take a Retreat to This Scandinavian Modern A-Frame Cabin In The Middle of the Woods

Since opening the Lokal Hotel in Philadelphia, Chad and Courtney Ludeman decided to provide a different kind of hospitality experience for Lokal …

Dining Rooms

The Grand Tour of Switzerland

Travel<p>This road trip encompasses several top attractions and myriad new ways to absorb all the local flavors.<p>Though relatively small in size—roughly equal to New Hampshire and Vermont combined—Switzerland packs a big punch. It’s home to a dozen UNESCO sites, a topographic diversity that includes …

European Travel

Kast Launches Collection of Patterned Concrete Basins Called Kast Canvas

British brand Kast Concrete Basins has unveiled a new series of patterned sink basins called Kast Canvas. The collection includes three designs that …

Furniture

Window on the Lake Cottage in Saint-Élie-de-Caxton by YH2

Right on the shores of Lac Plaisant in the village of Saint-Élie-de-Caxton, the Window on the Lake house rests on the same land as an old family …

13 Epic Alpine Retreats We're Swooning Over

These contemporary, snowbound chalets make us want to throw another log on the fire and snuggle up for the night.<p>Despite the frigid temperatures and harsh winds found in the Alps, there's no shortage of spectacular winter vacation homes that we would brave the cold for. Here, we round up alpine …