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House near Havířov / Kamil Mrva Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The investor approached several architectonic studios with a clearly defined task: a house for a …

9 of the Most Spectacular Hotel Residences on the Planet Photos

Photo: Hermano Romanca / Courtesy of Aman<p>The appeal of a hotel residence is singular—turn-key luxury managed by the most trusted names in hospitality. It’s no wonder then that top hotel brands continue to include homes in their ambitious projects, and that the global jet-set keeps on buying. A …

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That House

"That House" is an award wining project by Australia´s Austin Maynard Architects. Located in a neighborhood in Melbourne, the unique house is formed …

Young Architect Guide: 5 Techniques to Improve Your Sketching

Bob Borson is creator of the famous Life of an Architect blog, a Texas-based architect at Malone Maxwell Borson Architects and an indispensable guide to professional practice. We are pleased to present a selection of his posts on Architizer, each one providing amazing insight into the complex …

Tropical Modernism: 12 Incredible Homes That Blend Nature and Architecture

Whether designed to embrace or enclose, every building exists within unique cultural and environmental conditions. Specifically designed to address a range of natural elements, tropical architecture focuses on issues of ventilation, integration and climate. Made to reorganize and contrast with …

Sleeked-up island cool at Park Hyatt St Kitts

Things are progressing in St Kitts at Christophe Harbour<i>(</i><i>www.christopheharbour.com</i><i>)</i>, the megayacht-marina development spearheaded by former Kiawah …

Bathroom Trends at IDS 2017 – Feature Tubs and Compact Fixtures

Fabulous free-standing bathtubs and compact fixtures for small spaces were among the stand-out bathroom trends on display at IDS 2017 in Toronto. …

A Lovely, Low-Maintenance Alternative to Tile Backsplashes

Tile backsplashes, of course, are lovely, but if you don't fancy cleaning all those grout lines, or you're just looking for something a little more …

How to Modernize Your Outdated Kitchen

Whether your kitchen is a true fixer-upper from decades ago or your once-trendy laminate countertop and linoleum flooring fell out of style fast, it …

Architizer

Stunning Coffee Tables Designed to Look Like Ethereal Rivers

Every living room needs the right coffee table. It’s pretty much an essential to make your design work, so you really need to choose the perfect one. …

8 Kitchen Design Trends to Look Out for in 2017

2017 is promising to be an exciting year. From automation to new lighting solutions to an ever-increasing focus on functionality, check out what's in store for kitchen designs.<p>2017 is just around the corner. As you decorate your Christmas tree and make a mental note of all the things you want to …

25 Brilliant Subscription Boxes For Everyone on Your List

Selecting the perfect present can be tough—so why not leave it to the pros? Each of these 25 subscription boxes—for everyone from the wine lover to …

16 Materials Every Architect Needs to Know (And Where to Learn About Them)

A building’s materiality is what our bodies make direct contact with; the cold metal handle, the warm wooden wall, and the hard glass window would …

Airy modern prefab cabin was built for $80,000

And assembled in 10 days<p>DublDom, a series of affordable prefab homes from Moscow firm Bio Architects, has unveiled its latest project. Clocking in at 1,184 square feet, this single-level woodland residence represents a larger home in the DublDom line up, which currently offers models ranging from …

Prefab Homes

7 ways of saving money when building a new home

Starting a new build project can be a daunting time, especially in terms of budget, but don't let fear stop you from designing and erecting your …

Oversized roof shields this Modernist-inspired home from downpours

Lovely<p>Located an hour out from Auckland, New Zealand, this new-build by Melbourne-based studio MRTN is a nod to early modernism in the country, a reference perhaps immediately grasped in the flat, low-slung roof and warm wooden materials. Aptly named “House Under Eaves,” the house has an …

DIY Dining Room Open Shelving

Over year ago I wrote a post about how I wanted to add a big wall of shelving to our dining room. And for over a year, I’ve been patiently waiting …

Prefab Glass House lets you bring home the spirit of Philip Johnson’s masterpiece

Philip Johnson’s iconic Glass House has been reimagined as a prefabricated home—a modern abode you can customize and install almost anywhere you …

8 Colours That will bring a Fresh Change your Home

Several studies show that the colors on the walls and house decoration influence and impact on our mood. A color can increase positive energy, …

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How to Make a Mirror That Tells You the Weather

Build a cool mirror that tells the time and the weather while you look at your reflection.<p>Normal mirrors are pretty great, but we live in the future now and so everything needs to be Wi-Fi-compatible. If you've got a boring normal mirror, it's time to turn it into a cool smart mirror that can tell …

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What Designers Buy At Ikea

Furniture designers from Design Within Reach, Lunar, Dror, and more tell us what they buy when they go to Ikea.<p>Through its sheer ubiquity, Ikea furniture is often categorized as a design staple, not a design luxury. In fact, if you’re anything like most people, you probably think Ikea furniture is …

Why Adult Bunk Beds Are a Design Do

Studio Lifestyle transforms a basic bedroom into a fun guest room with one seriously unexpected detail<p>When the client decided to remodel her guest bedroom, West Hollywood design firm Studio Lifestyle removed the existing king bed and installed adult-size bunk beds instead. The owner—a well-known …

Interior Design

Sunflare's new ultra-thin solar "wallpaper" can stick to any surface

Imagine being able to tape thin, affordable solar cells anywhere: the top of a trailer, the side of a building, or the roof of your car. Sunflare‘s …

Arbitration, cultivating culture and the other stuff of night mayors

WHEN Amsterdam’s mayor heads home at the end of his working day, Mirik Milan, the city’s Nachtburgemeester, clocks in. As night mayor, Mr Milan …

This massive farm grows 15% of Australia's tomatoes without soil, fresh water or fossil fuels

Did you know there is a way to grow tons of fresh fruits and vegetables with saltwater and solar energy? The good people at SunDrop Farms are doing …

See How This All-Natural Paint Is Made

Belgian artisan Eddy Dankers, a longtime collaborator with designer Axel Vervoordt, introduces his chemical-free paints and plaster finishes to the States<p>Belgian designer Axel Vervoordt is known for conjuring minimalist interiors with a romantic sense of memory, spaces where wood and stone battered …

Living Rooms

Why Your Grout Choice Is Just As Important As Your Floor Tile

Both will have a big impact on the aesthetic of your bath or kitchen<p>After some serious contemplation, you’ve finally picked out the tile you want for your bath or kitchen—but what about the grout? The paste that fills the spaces between each tile hardly seems like the most significant design …

Why Employees Who Fit Your Culture Might Not Fit Your Goals

To change the status quo we may need to change the culture<p>I read a lof of articles about the importance of cultural fit, and how new employees or strategic partners need to have a good cultural fit with our organizations.<p>However, while this is important, I also think it all depends on what it is we …