Raph Serrano

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How Real-Time Rendering Can Revolutionize Design - Again

In the 1990s, the field of architectural design was transformed by the widespread adoption of computers and CAD programs. This revolution affected …

These 8 Prefabs in Seattle Make Us Want to Move to the Emerald City

There's a reason why prefabs are becoming ever so popular in the booming northwestern corner of Seattle, Washington.<p>Although Seattle has long been acclaimed for being surrounded by water, mountains, and evergreen forests, more recently, it's become a hotbed for modern design and high-quality …

Architecture

Buro Ole Scheeren Unveils Skyscraper Complex in Ho Chi Minh City Featuring Public "Sky Forest"

Büro Ole Scheeren has revealed the design of a landmark new development for Ho Chi Minh City that will feature three skyscrapers rising from a …

Skyscrapers

Amin's House / A1Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Connecting the view of surrounding environment which includes far away mountains, lake, trees and all …

7x7 House / IZ Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> 7x7 House was inspired and created from the idea of a tropical space as it is located in Danang, a …

Scott Allen Reimagines a Washington Home as a Contemporary Retreat

The architect took the waterfront Washington residence and transformed it into a light-filled oasis<p><i>This article originally appeared in the October 2008 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>In the sometimes kaleidoscopic process of executing a residential addition, there comes that moment of truth: Would …

12 Dynamic Buildings in South Korea Pushing the Brick Envelope

Bricks are as old as the hills. An enduring element of architectural construction, brick has been a material of choice as far back as 7000BC. Through …

Architecture

The breeze blows straight through this stunning tropical home in Singapore

House 24 makes the most of a challenging plot by opening up to its idyllic surroundings in Singapore. Park + Associates Pte Ltd designed the …

Architecture

A Young Architect's Chance Encounter With Living Legend I.M. Pei

Imagine having a world famous architect be the first inhabitant of your debut solo architecture project - and not just any architect, but <i></i><i>I.M. Pei</i>, …

10 of the Best Architectural Homes You Can Actually Stay In

It’s easy to spend hours gazing at images of architectural dream homes, thinking “what if…?” But what if you could actually stay in one? We’ve picked out 10 of the best architect-designed homes around the world that are available as vacation home rentals.<p><b>Casa Solo Pezo, Aragon, Spain</b><p>Designed by …

Architecture

Monochrome and wood never looked so good as it does in this home!

We didn't want to try and pick and choose our favorite pictures of this home, so we have decided to take a new tack and include them ALL! You'll see …

This TV Just Solved an Age-Old Interior Design Problem

Yves Béhar and Samsung are teaming up on a television that's a legitimate work of art.<p>When it comes to interior design, TVs are a bit of a conundrum. Furniture and wall art create a specific aesthetic, but then suddenly you throw a rectangle of black plastic and glass into the space and the design …

Wall Art

10 Modern Vacation Homes in Mexico That Guarantee an Epic Escape

Any excuse is a good excuse for a vacation getaway to Mexico.<p>While some of these stunning contemporary retreats are privately owned—some of them can also be rented for a memorable—and architecturally rich—holiday in the sun.<p>Lakeside Retreat in Valle de Bravo<p>Casa Meztitla<p>It would almost be possible …

Architecture

16 Boxy Modern Pools For This Summer

Take a splash in this inspiring collection of modern pools. We picked pool designs that feel like an extension of the home.

Architecture

Arne Jacobsen designed this minimalist townhouse outside Copenhagen

It’s part of the 1936-built Bellevue Theater complex<p>Danish designer Arne Jacobsen is perhaps best known for his curving Egg and Swan chairs, but he saw himself first and foremost as an architect. One of his most important projects includes the Bellevue Teatret (theater) and an accompanying …

Paço de Vitorino Hotel / PROD arquitectura & design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Paço de Vitorino is a manor house located in the north of Portugal that has been in the same family …

Archaeology

Before & After: A Cramped Living Room Opens Up

Cate's living room was closed off, outdated and the victim of some curious decisions made by previous owners. She set out to make the most of what …

Living Rooms

Relaxing and Private: Glazed Rear Extension Breathes Life into this British Home

When it comes to revamping old houses with a heritage façade and giving them a contemporary new makeover, it is often the rear extension that comes …

Architecture

robert a. m. stern plans 70 vestry for new york city

<b>70 vestry is a residential building currently under development in new york’s tribeca neighborhood.</b> designed by architect <b>robert a. m. stern</b>, the …

Architecture

Latvian Museum of Art / Processoffice and Andrius Skiezgelas Architecture

<b>Three Aspects of the Reconstruction Strategy for the Building of the Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga</b><p>Considering the unique architecture of the …

Austin Shipping Container House

Drawn up by award-winning designer Patrice Nichole Rios, this Austin Shipping Container House mixes industrial and high-end materials with ease. The …

17 Garden Design Trends for 2017

Gardens matter. Are you looking for a way to make a difference this year? Support local wildlife. Buy well-made tools. Plant your supper.<p>Here are 17 …

Hexagons for a Reason: The Innovative Engineering Behind BIG's Honeycomb

BIG are known for unconventional buildings that often raise the question “how were they able to do that?” Such is the case for BIG’s Honeycomb, a …

Engineering

Minimalist timber cabin puts a modern twist on Austria’s rural vernacular

When clients approached LP Architektur to commission a rural retreat, the architects responded with a cozy cabin that puts a modern spin on Austria’s …

Architecture

Two Courtyards House / Muñoz Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> We received a commission from a married couple to design a house to be built on a small plot (with an …

Architecture

Eco-Friendly Design: 10 Homes with Gorgeous Green Roofs and Terraces

The idea of a <b>green roof</b> seems revolutionary to most of us. A covering of greenery on the roof is not something you come across often, and anytime we …

Green Roofs

Top 15 Tiny House Design Ideas and their Costs - Green Living Ideas - RemodelingImage.com - Remodeling Ideas, Costs, Tips, and Advice

<b>Sustainable Home Living Ideas for Minimalism and Comfort Explained in a fun way, plus beautiful examples of Tiny Homes!</b><p>When I found out about the …

House Design

Landscape Architect Visit: A Majestic Sycamore in a Santa Monica Garden

Imagine climbing a steep flight of stairs from the street. At the top you find a giant sycamore tree, menacingly close to a forlorn building. Imagine …

Rammed earth walls form the core of this modern Australian home

Innovative, eco-friendly materials and contemporary design form the basis for Willow Grove, a modern home in the Australian farming community of the …

Design