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Ferienhaus Islen

Mellau, Vorarlberg, Austria<p>This holiday house in Islen, in the Austrian municipality of Mellau, is composed of eight prefabricated, modular boxes that arrived on-site fully furnished—even the curtains were installed. The only element that was completed on site was the sloping roof, which was …

6 Materials That Age Beautifully

Often as architects we neglect how the buildings we design will develop once we hand them over to the elements. We spend so much time understanding …

7 Wallpaper Designs That Will Instantly Revamp Your Space

When it comes to decor, there are very few products that can alter the mood and ambience of a space as dramatically as wallpaper.<p>Not only can the prints and patterns instantly dress up a room, but they can also be used to help hide stains, smudges, and even blemishes far better than a coat of …

Interior Design

14 Bedrooms to Fall In Love With on Valentine's Day

Ah, love—one of life's most treasured gifts. Whether we're talking about erotic or plantonic love, Valentine's Day is the day to go all out with your …

Abandoned Furniture Gets A Bright Future

The British-Nigerian designer Yinka Ilori gives new life to old furniture<p>Yinka Ilori can’t turn away a stray. “I see a chair by the road and hear it shouting, ‘Pick me up! There’s more in me!’ ” jokes the British-Nigerian designer, who began upcycling discarded seats while studying at London …

Ikea and Tom Dixon Collaboration Yields the Delaktig, an "Open Source Furniture" System

Given the popularity of Ikea-hacking, it was inevitable that Ikea would court those who like to modify their furniture. Thus the company has …

Note Design Studio redesigns historic mid-century restaurant in Helsinki

Stockholm-based Note Design Studio has renovated a 1950s restaurant in Helsinki, combining soft pink tones with a teak-lined scheme that honours the …

SUSURU / Prevalent

Situated in a prominent building from 1906, SUSURU Ramen and Gyoza bar enlivens the façade and street it rests on. Working closely with the City …

Urbanization

7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Balcony

A balcony is a wonderful architectural feature that connects the indoors with the outdoors, presents homeowners with elevated views of their surroundings, and helps introduce fresh air and natural light into a home.<p>Sometimes however, balconies get forgotten and end up not being used as often as …

See How This Compact Home in Vietnam Makes the Most of 194 Square Feet

Along a cul-de-sac in the densely populated Vietnamese capital of Ho Chi Minh City, a 194-square-foot plot slotted tightly between two other buildings becomes the site for a family's bright and lofty home.<p>Created by KHUÔN Studio in collaboration with architect Phan Khac Tung, this compact home …