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Palm Fronds Meets Palm Springs in Modern Vietnamese Home

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In southern Vietnam, where temperatures often hover above 90 degrees, climate control isn't a luxury, it's an essential …


A northwest retreat built by Bill Gates' and Paul Allen's architect is on the market for $2.75 million

A home designed by Hal Moldstad, the late noted architect who designed homes for Bill Gates and Paul Allen, is on sale for $2.75 million, Curbed reports.

The 4,764-square-foot home is located on Bainbridge Island in Washington State.

Although we don't know who owns this home, the vaulted ceilings and …

Bill Gates

The house made of WATER: Liquid-filled walls keeps a building cool - and warms it in winter

Architect Matyas Gutai from Kecskemet in Hungary has designed the Allwater panel that can be fitted together to form the structure of a house and …

Natural Resources

Zonic Vision Office

With the attempt to reveal the agenda of the building through its skin, Stu/D/O Architects treated the Zonic Vision Office incommensurate to its intelligible names, Zonic and Vision; by transforming this Sound System and GPS provider company to become tangible. In term of Zonic, it gave a clarified …


Unapologetically Plastic, Part I: Polycarbonate Panels Offer Affordable Ambiance in These 7 Abodes

A staple in modern greenhouses, polycarbonate panels have made their way into residential architecture in recent years, where the same light-diffusing effect that makes them perfect for plant nurseries has a number of pretty cool corollaries. These tough thermoplastics make for great daylighting. …


Two Modern Japanese Homes Come Together Forming a Beautiful Archway

At first glance, this building might look like a single structure, but it’s actually two separate residences. Architect Akio Nakasa designed them as halves of one whole. The buildings, despite being different in size and height, complement each other thanks to a central arch that lines up but …


Norm Architects creates minimal bathroom furniture for Ex.t

Milan 2015: Danish studio Norm Architects has created a collection of bathroom furnishings and accessories, including a matching wash basin and …

Interior Design

This week on Dezeen

This week we reported on Jacques Herzog's attack on the Milan Expo, Tadao Ando's first project in New York and a Swedish woodland home (pictured). …


Fitzrovia House / West Architecture

Architects: West Architecture
Location: London, UK
Year: 2015
Photographs: Peter Cook

Structural Engineer: Lyons O’Neill
Quantity Surveyor: Franklin Project


A House Surrounded By Gardens

VGZ Architecture have designed a home in Mexico City that is surrounded by gardens, where every space has natural light and fresh air during the …


Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Architect Sure!" Pinterest Board | News | Archinect

In case you haven't checked out Archinect's Pinterest boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on …


Cascina Merlata Residential Development / Mario Cucinella Architects

Architects: Mario Cucinella Architects
Location: Milan, Italy
Design Team: Mario Cucinella, David Hirsch, Marco Dell’Agli, Luca Stramigioli, Giuliana


Palette Profile - Concrete, Black Steel, And Wood

Hey contemporist friends! Let’s take a moment to scrutinize the palette choices of some designers.

Pitsou Kedem Architects gave this house a palette …


Vancouver Island Regional Library / Low Hammond Rowe Architects

Architects: Low Hammond Rowe Architects
Location: Nanaimo, BC, Canada
Contractor: Century Group Constructors
Area: 28950.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Sama Jim


Sergey Makhno Designs A Home For A Family In Ukraine

Sergey Makhno has completed “Buddy’s House,” a home located in Horenychi, Ukraine. continue reading


House Near Moscow By Alexander Zhidkov

Architect Alexander Zhidkov sent us photos of a home he designed in the suburbs of Moscow, Russia.

Architect: Alexander Zhidkov
Construction Engineer: …


This Concrete Bathroom Countertop Is Hot On Pinterest Today

People are enjoying this photo of a concrete bathroom countertop on Pinterest today.

Follow contemporist on Pinterest here – …


Xiang Jing + Qu Guangci Sculpture Studio / aterlier100s+1

Architects: aterlier100s+1
Location: Songzhuangzhen, Tongzhou, Beijing, China
Architects In Charge: Peng Lele, Zeng Renzhen, Yang Guang, Ling Lin
Area: …


Imbue Design A Residence With Guesthouse And Studio In The Desert

Imbue Design was asked by their clients to design a mini campus, with three separate buildings, on a remote piece of land in the desert in Capitol …


Geology Museum / LeeMundwiler Architects

Architects: LeeMundwiler Architects
Location: 大鹏半岛, Longgang, Shenzhen, China
Consultants: BLY Landscape Architecture Planning & Design Institute; Huayi


Velenje Car Park / ENOTA

Architects: ENOTA
Location: 3320 Velenje, Slovenia
Design Team: Dean Lah, Milan Tomac, Tjaž Bauer, Andrej Oblak, Polona Ruparčič, Nuša Završnik Šilec,


An Apartment For A Young Brazilian Couple

Semerene Interior Architecture have designed an apartment for a young couple in Brasilia, Brazil. continue reading