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12 Contemporary Wood Walls You’ll Actually Love

While the 1960s saw the design of some fantastic modern structures clad in vertical wood slats, things quickly degenerated by the ’70s, when …

Architecture

Articles about 5 smart modern homes japan on Dwell.com - Dwell

To complement our July/August issue's Smart Home product package, we've programmed a series of panels that cover the latest...<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>Interior designer Wendy Raizin shares her top tips for raising your home’s intelligence …

Keep in touch with your investment

A trusted, well-established letting agent and a little understanding of property tax rules are essential for successful lets from afar.<p><b>Sign up to join the Property Club today</b><p>Most experts recommend that you invest in property within 30-60 minutes of where you live. This allows you to keep your eye …

Investing

An agent is the expat’s best friend

With some expats interested in UK property investment from abroad, Zoe Dare Hall finds out how best to make investments work from afar.<p>For buy-to-let investors, the issue of whether lettings agents are worth their fees is a topic likely to spark heated debate. Many try negotiating down the fees; …

Housing

Eco living: how to reduce your water bills

Take these three simple steps to save tens of thousands of litres of water every year and reduce your bills.<p>While sharp gas and electricity bill rises have dominated the headlines this year, the cool, wet spring gave our third utility – water – a quiet ride for a while. However, the recent dry …

Water

Design notebook: the best copper pendant lights

David Nicholls spots the latest homes and interiors trends. This week: higgledy-piggledy drawers and copper pendant lights.<p><b>Outward bound (main picture, top)</b><p>If its new homeware range is anything to go by, it would seem that Marks & Spencer is encouraging a greater sense of adventure in the bedroom. …

Marks & Spencer

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European Travel

'Forgotten families' priced out of three quarters of England's property market, warns Shelter, as it calls for 600,000 new shared ownership homes

Families on low or middle incomes have been priced out of a three-bedroom home in more than three-quarters of England's property market thanks to …

Modern Residence Opening Up to Fantastic Views in Germany: House P

Situated on a small mountain ridge in Waldenburg, Germany, House P by Philipp Architekten is a 313 square meter residence showcasing a highly …

Everything You Need to Know to Start Your Own Interior Design Firm

<b>Interior Design</b> is – there’s certain glamour to it all. And, for those who have a natural aptitude towards the arts and design this may indeed be a …

White Contemporary Villa Integrating an Office in the Netherlands

Meet the exquisite all-white <b>Bemmel Residence</b>, located in Bemmel, the Netherlands. Built on two levels, the lovely rectangular home is an oasis of …

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Breezy Ambience Defining The Manor by the River Private Residence

Remy Meijers decorated the interior of this house, called <b>Manor by the River</b>. An interior is more than just a collection of fine furniture. It has to …

Villa Malvazinky by Martin Sladky of de.fakto

Villa Malvazinky is a residence in Prague designed by Czech architect Martin Sladky of de.fakto. From a distance, the house appears to be two …

Architecture

Cutting Edge Holiday Experience: Mandalay Beach Villas in Ko Samui, Thailand

The philosophy of Mandalay Beach Villas in Ko Samui, Thailand is crisp, clear and simple. Against a backdrop of unerring modern style and …

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Charming Minimalist Apartment in Poland by halo. architecture

Welcome to a minimalist apartment located in a central urban neighborhood of Poznan, Poland, on the third floor of a 5-storey 1920s building. …

The Forest House by EMA

EMA, Espacio Multicultural Arquitectura, designed the Forest House located in Mazamitla, Mexico.<p>Description<p>The house is located in the mountains of …

House Extension in Dublin by GKMP Architects

Terracotta tiles resembling brickwork cover parts of this house extension in Dublin by Irish practice GKMP Architects (+ slideshow).<p>GKMP Architects …

Wind Vault House by Wallflower Architecture + Design features a raised reinforced concrete tube to allow for a perfect breeze. Discover more: http://www.archello.com/en/project/wind-vault-house Follow here: http://www.archello.com/en/project/wind-vault-house?a=follow

Blairgowrie House by Wolveridge Architects

Small windows scattered across the facade of this house extension outside Melbourne by Australian practice Wolveridge Architects limit the amount of …

San Lorenzo North by de Blacam and Meagher Architects extends to the outside with a minimal portico. Discover more: http://www.archello.com/en/project/san-lorenzo-north Follow here: http://www.archello.com/en/project/san-lorenzo-north?a=follow

AV Houses by Corsi Hirano Arquitetos

Two blocks face each other across the forecourt of this symmetrical housing development in São Paulo by local firm Corsi Hirano Arquitetos (+ …

The Permanent Holiday Home With a View Over the Ocean: the Bronte House in Sydney

With a strategic location, on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, the <b>Bronte House</b> is a lovely gorgeous dream home that gives you that particular warm …

G House by Pitsou Kedem Architects "Appearing to effortlessly float above the ground": http://www.archello.com/en/project/g-house-5 Follow here: http://www.archello.com/en/project/g-house-5?a=follow

Cube House / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Suzana Glogowski

An urban house resting like a monolith over the garden; a single cubic volume housing every function and opening and closing to the outside. Each …