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Marco Ortalli's Concrete Spectacular: Casa RBS

The geometric nature of the building was determined by the awkward, triangular shape of the plot upon which it was built. In order to maximize usable …

Architecture

A Vietnamese Abode Draws In Light With a Glass Atrium

Traditional and modern elements merge to striking effect in this renovated home north of Hanoi.<p>Named for the tapering roof structure that funnels sunlight into a small garden atrium, Hopper House in the Quảng An region of Vietnam pays homage to the architectural traditions of the northern part of …

Architecture

Surprising Seclusion / HYLA Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> With both the front and rear facing busy roads and the side an old house, this house looks inwards. A …

Architecture

Playful Platforms Revamp This Japanese Lake House Into a Fun, Five-Story Retreat

On the shore of Japan's Lake Nojiri, interrelated levels are cleverly used to create a multi-story home.<p>Designed by Tokyo–based SUGAWARA DAISUKE Architects, the lakeside cottage known as Nojiri-ko Nature Platform reexamines the spatial relationships between nature, building, objects, and …

Architecture

AIA Announces Winners of 2018 Housing Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the winners of their 18th annual Housing Awards, which recognize the best in housing design for …

Architecture

Residences With The Most Extravagant Car Parking Spaces Ever

More often than not the garage or parking space is merely an add-on, a feature that comes with the house. Sometimes, however, this feature is given …

Architecture

Dutch architects build beautiful barn out of oak trees headed for the scrapheap

The old oak trees had come to be in such poor condition that they needed to be cleared, and selling them off to a paper factory was the obvious …

Selling

Chelsea Flower Show 2018 – the garden trends to follow this summer

We went along to the press day, and have hand-picked the freshest garden trends for the seasons ahead<p>Please don’t hate us. But while others headed to …

Gardening

This Top-Rated Villa Is Every Pool Lover's Dream

When something is named after beauty, you tend to expect a knock-your-socks-off first impression, and Villa Ziba—the Persian word for …

SAOTA helms a contemporary residence on the Sydney Harbour shore

Sydney’s vast natural harbour has been carved out by SAOTA to make room for a sophisticated family home flanked by the pristine beach on one side, …

Architecture

Frank Lloyd Wright Trail Kicks Off National Tourism Week

<b>CHICAGO (CBS) —</b> The iconic buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright will be celebrated during a special event highlighting regional and national tourism.<p>The …

Horadada House / Seinfield Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This housing project responds to a nuclear family that is expanding as the children grow and begin to be …

Double Bay

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia<p>A youthful yet sophisticated contemporary family dwelling on the Sydney Harbour shore<p>Set in a north-facing cove in Sydney’s vast natural harbour, the site borders a recreational park and a public pier which juts out into the bay. This element forms one axis for the …

Experimental Ranch | Marmol Radziner

The Experimental Ranch House, designed by Cliff May as his personal residence, is situated in the Sullivan Canyon area of Los Angeles. The house was …

Chesapeake House / KUBE architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This new house is located in NW Washington DC on a steeply-sloped and forested site. The project is a …

Sawmill House by Olson Kundig wins COTE award for "design and sustainability"

<b>I get the design part, but is it really sustainable?</b><p>We have always admired the tough, gutsy work of Olson Kundig; when we gave them our first Best of …

Chickadee / Surround Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located in West Boulder, tucked into the base of the foothills, the site was among a handful of …

Architecture – Houses, Interior Design & Apartments

WAYA Modular Water Building Raises Atlantis<p>You might be familiar with the old investment advice that the only thing they’re not making more of is …

10 Ideas to Steal from Midcentury Modern Gardens

Midcentury modern garden design evolved alongside the breathless optimism of America’s suburbs. In those postwar decades, the prospects of having …

A London Home With a Nightclub–Inspired Kitchen Is Listed For $2M

Thanks to a recent remodel, this four-bedroom property asking $2,000,000 is filled with natural light and beautiful bespoke elements.<p>A 1940s terraced home on a leafy London street was recently renovated by architecture and interior design firm Hamilton King into a vibrant and contemporary space for …

Modern Backyard Office Projects That Make You Want To Work From Home

Working from home has both pros and cons. On one hand, you get to stay close to everything home-related which in some cases includes the kids and …

Architecture

The 50 Best Decorating Tips of All Time

Sorting socks, reading <i>Infinite Jest</i>, decorating our homes: Some things, simply put, are never finished. In the hopes of helping you decorate savvily …

Home Decorating

Gallery of Dual House / Axelrod Architects + Pitsou Kedem Architects - 3

Image 3 of 20 from gallery of Dual House / Axelrod Architects + Pitsou Kedem Architects. Photograph by Amit Geron

This houseboat doesn’t look like a houseboat at all

It’s located in a floating community in Amsterdam<p>Houseboats will never not be intriguing, but this one by Amsterdam-based architect Julius Taminiau is special in that it doesn’t look like a houseboat at all. Designed for himself and his family, the box-like home features clean, minimalist interiors …

The Art of Living Small

Two designers show how to live large in a little space.<p>Small is beautiful. These fourteen gorgeous images from The Art of Living Small are a lesson …

House on the Stone

Sited on a rocky lot in Mexico City, the House on the Stone borrows from the landscape with its solid facade. The home is comprised of a series of …

Architecture

Cathedral Ceiling Highlights – What They Are And How To Make The Most Of Them

Whenever describing a ceiling that’s not flat one term stands out among all others, that of cathedral ceiling. To understand what this term refers …

Architecture

22 Modern Living Room Design Ideas

If you could only choose one room in your home to put your heart and soul into designing, the living room would top the list. It’s that treasured …

schoolhouse / eklund_terbeek

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> eklund_terbeek designs a spacious apartment in a former school. Rotterdam based firm eklund_terbeek …

Architecture

Melt

Melt is a minimalist house located in Osaka, Japan, designed by SAI Architecture Design Office. The site is situated on a slightly elevated lot …