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Down with Tech!

The digital natives are getting restless<p>Happy Cyber Security Awareness Month, everybody.<p>You do know that the month formerly known to FM DJs as “Rocktober” has transmuted into a time when we’re supposed to think about “cyber threats,” right? Yes, this Hacktober, change your passwords frequently and …

5 Penthouses From 5 Different Parts Of The World

• 1 |<br>• Designer: Alexander Simakov<p>The first penthouse in this post is from the Ukraine. The modern two story space is steeped in cozy decadence. …

Fresh Canadian Home Renovation Inviting Light Inside

Springtime brings about not only seasonal changes, but opportunities for home renovation projects. Canada’s season changes are better enjoyed from a …

Dark Modern Home in Toronto Illuminated From the Inside

MODERNest and Kyra Clarkson Architect have designed a home showcasing a dark wood facade beautifully contrasting neighboring homes. Windows shape an …

Amazing Translucent Concrete Opens a New World of Design Ideas

• 1 |<br>• Designer: Albert Abutov<br>• Photographer: Jam Ersozlu<p>The first project is a restoration of a hotel. By using FIBROTRANS concrete, designer Albert …

A Full Time Home that Feels Like a Vacation

• 1 |<p>From any angle, the exterior with its stacked levels and warm wood is modern without any of the minimalist foreboding that can imply. A second …

A Warm Stone Exterior Houses an Intimate Residence and Private Art Gallery

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>The home is open, airy, and bright but actually has considerable more division than many other contemporary or ultramodern homes. The rooms are …

Modern Family Home Tastefully Decorated With Natural Light

Rising in a new neighborhood in Cassà de la Selva, Girona, Spain, this modern family home is known as “Casa en Cassà”. From outside, its bold …

Modern Home Built Between Canopies in Austin, Texas: Canyon Edge Residence

Developed by <b>Tom Hurt Architecture</b>, <b>Canyon Edge Residence</b> dominates a narrow and steep wooded site off Cuernavaca, in Austin, Texas, USA: “A quiet …

Passive Black&White Residence Optimizing Light and Space: Third House From The Sun

<b>Third House From The Sun</b> by <b>Le 2 Workshop Studio</b> is the third home of the current owners and is located in Lodz, Poland. Both of the clients’ previous …

Cantilevered “Treehouse Residence” Neighbored by Orchards and Vineyards

Neighbored by fruit orchards and vineyards, <b>The Treehouse Residence</b> by <b>Forestgreen Creations</b> is a modern home in Pelham, Ontario, Canada. Raw concrete, …

A Dramatic Glass Home Overlooking the L.A. Basin

• 1 |<p>The entrance to the home takes guests over a modern answer to a medieval moat. A sleek brushed metal bridge gives a view straight through the …

Beautiful Bedrooms Perfect for Lounging All Day

• 1 |<br>• Designer: he.D Creative Group<p>The tones in this bedroom are warm and welcoming, making it easy to fall asleep fast but perhaps not as easy to leave …

A 2 Bedroom Flat in Kiev with Sleek Contemporary Features [Includes Floor Plan]

• 1 |<p>A top floor house, the pitched ceiling creates its own design challenges but also adds immediate interest to the main living area. By bisecting …

Modern Home Exteriors with Stunning Outdoor Spaces

• 1 |<p>The first home is a country villa near the Russian port city of Taganrog. The low profile house is building into the side of a gently sloping …

Outdoor Spaces

Garden Home Sparkling Under a Curved Roof and Natural Light

A garden home, private and beautifully withdrawn from public eyes rises in Seattle, Washington. Designed by Balance Associates Architects, this …

Farming Kindergarten Uplifting Vietnam’s Hope for the Future

Spreading over 3800 square meters, the Farming Kindergarten by Vo Trong Nghia Architects is an astounding architectural project trying to give back …

Perfect Venue for Friend Gatherings: Original Tepoztlan Lounge in Mexico

When planning your next friend gathering, wouldn’t it be nice if the meeting “venue” came with fresh air and a swimming pool? <b>Cadaval & Solà-Morales</b> …

Modern Footballer’s Apartment in Ukraine Inspiring an Adventurous Lifestyle

How can you create a place that fits not only the personality of the owner, but also his profession? This highly modern <b>footballer’s apartment</b> was …

Six Beautiful Bedrooms with Soft and Welcoming Design Elements

• 1 |<br>• Designer: Mário Nogueira<p>The first bedroom in this post, from designer Mário Nogueira, is actually a small studio apartment in a downstairs, …

Luxury Mountain Retreat is Not Your Average Log Cabin

• 1 |<p>In warmer weather, the outdoor entertaining spaces in this home are unmatched. On the sprawling back deck, simple but modern outdoor furniture …

Homes that Use a Concrete Finish to Achieve Beautiful Results

• 1 |<br>• Designer: Anton Medvedev<p>The first home featured is a penthouse designed by a sculptor. Interior designer Anton Medvedev took full advantage of the …

Light-Infused Panoramic Family Home in Golden Beach Florida

Opening towards the waterfront of Florida’s Golden Beach, this fantastic contemporary home at <b>96 Golden Beach Drive</b> is part of SDH Studio‘s portfolio. …

Encapsulating Luxury and Functionality: Contemporary House Sar in Johannesburg

Located within the leafy suburb of Athol, Johannesburg, the latest contemporary residence from Nico van der Meulen Architects was built to impress.</b> …

Unique Fitzroy Park Home Embedded in Lush Surroundings

How would you feel to be met by a luxuriant jungle every time you come home? Across a narrow stone and metal bridge in North London, a modern family …

Modern Villa Kerckebosch Taking In A Forested Landscape in the Netherlands

<b>Villa Kerckebosch</b> is a recently built family residence developed by <b>Engel Architecten</b> in the forested landscape surrounding Zeist, a small town in the …

Playful Mix of Textures As Backdrop for Modern Living: 150 Hudson Residence

<b>150 Hudson Residence</b> by Lucid Studio is a “moody and modern” family home located in Denver, Colorado, USA. As you approach the residence from the …

Invisible Doors Turn a Modern Home into an Artistic Feat of Design

• 1 |<p>The designers have said that their goal was to create a space that was interesting even in the absence of decoration. In order to accomplish this, …

How to Create Your Own Japanese-Style Bathroom

Updating your home, whether it’s a little touch-up or full remodel, can be an exciting experience that makes your home more enjoyable to live in. Not …