Architecture

Tile design uses optical illusion to slow people down

The floor entices visitors to look twice at the showroom of tile company Casa Ceramica<p>There’s just something fascinating about optical illusions in architecture, whether they’re eye-popping murals, clever cut-outs, or paste-on coverings. The British tile company Casa Ceramica, created their own in …

Optical Illusions

'Norman said the president wants a pyramid': how starchitects built Astana

Architects have a thing for strong men, and the big global practices – from Norman Foster to Santiago Calatrava – have piled in in a bid to help Kazakhstan’s dictator, Nursultan Nazarbayev, build himself a trophy city<p>If you could see through the forest of selfie-sticks, the view from the top of the …

Cities

Résidence de l'Anse

The project consisted in the expansion of a 1970’s residence designed first by Gauthier Guité Roy Architects. Nested in a cliff that borders the St. Lawrence River, this construction certainly represented a pioneering achievement at the time. For PARKA, the challenge was to conceive a project that …

Interior Design

World’s most expensive home for sale wants $413M in the South of France

The 18,000-square-foot French mansion once belonged to Belgium’s King Leopold II<p>If you marveled at the most expensive homes in America and China, you’re in for a treat. France’s 187-year-old mansion Villa Les Cèdres has just hit the market for a cool $413 million, making it the priciest home on …

Real Estate

Hyper-Insulated Family Home on Farmland Built to Withstand Earthquakes

Large temperature difference between day and night, a region that is vulnerable to frequent earthquakes and its isolated presence on a large piece of …

Interior Design

RSA Residence

Set on a quiet corner, the site is perfectly located in city center yet away from the madness. The client wanted the house to have maximum views towards the well maintained community park across the street. Natural light and ventilation to be the hallmark of the design. The material palette for the …

Edgy black slats conceal a surprisingly light-filled interior in this Brisbane home

Brisbane-based Bureau Proberts designed a beautiful home whose wonderfully bright interior is completely concealed by its edgy black exterior. The …

Design

Camouflage House

Concealed by its densely wooded plot, the Camouflage House is a livable greenhouse. The structure is comprised of glass and steel. This translucent …

Shopping

Take a look inside New York's architecture and design gems

<b>(CNN) —</b> The city that never sleeps is also an ever-changing one, and for its 15th anniversary, Open House New York , which finished Sunday, gave us a glimpse into architectural gems that have been repurposed and transformed over the years.<p>Many of the 200 participating buildings are typically closed …

Historic Old Town cottage with ultra-modern interior wants $2M

The home’s traditional 1870’s exterior provides no hints to the upgrades inside<p>While the 19th century Chicago workers cottage was perhaps the city’s most ubiquitous type of single family housing from the 1830’s through the 1890’s, there’s nothing typical about the inside of this updated Old Town …

Houses

House for Trees: The amazing homes in Vietnam where plants grow through the floor

As more and more citizens more from rural areas move to Vietnam’s cities, the country is set to become a middle-income nation by 2025. As such, its …

Ho Chi Minh City

J-Rod Apparently Eyeing Units In This Midtown Skyscraper

If the real estate gossip is to be believed, abbreviated power couple J-Rod is closing in on their new pad. The superstar actress and singer and …

Apparently

Harmonious Wooden Residence

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Design

The meticulous makeovers behind NYC’s historic buildings

Renovating New York’s historic buildings is no cakewalk. Wires can resemble balls of spaghetti, mechanicals are cranky, interiors are mazes, …

Real Estate

Chicago’s plan to attract Amazon to the old Micheal Reese Hospital site breaks cover

The mixed-use plan is the fourth such development to break cover since Amazon began its HQ2 search<p>With Amazon’s October 19th deadline fast approaching, Chicago developers have officially taken the wraps off yet another site looking to lure the tech company’s coveted HQ2 second corporate …

Chicago

The Cliffhanger House

Situated on the steep south facing slopes of North Vancouver’s Indian Arm, the Cliffhanger Residence is a boldly modern home with a surprisingly tiny footprint. The Cliffhanger Residence realizes the architect’s belief that a key component of any ecologically minded project is extreme efficiency in …

Michigan Park’s seemingly simple, but totally modern rectangular home lowers price to $1.05M

It first landed on the market this past May for $1,125,000<p>For those in search of a home that will wow with a waterfall and a gourmet kitchen, this renovated single-family home in Michigan Park has lowered its price. When it first landed on the market in May 2017, it asked $1,125,000. Now, it’s up …

Real Estate

Award Winning Architecture Designs From The A’ Design Award & Competition

A’ Design Award & Competition is the Worlds’ leading design accolade reaching design enthusiasts in over 180 countries in 40 languages: A’ Design …

Architectural Photography

Kiyoto Ota's wooden houses punish their occupants

Japanese-Mexican sculptor Kiyoto Ota has built three wooden houses designed to make their inhabitants feel vulnerable rather than safe, including one …

Design

The origins of this modern Barcelona penthouse is shrouded in mystery

Following renovations, the penthouse boasts an abundance of natural light.<p><b>'Devil's House' in the heart of Barcelona is a befitting property as we</b> …

Real Estate

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Glencoe ‘Summer Cottage’ lists for $1M

The landmarked 1913 home was the temporary residence of Wright’s attorney Sherman Booth<p>For the first time in recent memory, Frank Lloyd Wright’s so-called ‘Summer Cottage’ in suburban Glencoe, Illinois, is available for purchase. The structure was built in 1913 as a temporary home for Wright’s …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Scandinavian Style in a Seaside Tel Aviv Apartment

Not far from the Mediterranean Sea, tucked away on a small street in Tel Aviv, is a newly renovated apartment that has all the comforts and style of …

Interior Design

Historic Queen Village home from 1750 asks $585K

It used to be part of the Shippen Way Inn<p>Want to own a piece of history? One of the oldest homes in Queen Village has come to the market after spending years as a bed and breakfast and most recently a private residence.<p>The home dates back to 1750 and sits along Bainbridge Street nestled among a few …

Houses

Alberto Morell Sixto’s ‘Tulia House’

The Tulia House is a residential property designed by architect and architecture professor Alberto Morell Sixto, situated with breathtaking coastal …

Indian Ocean

Why is Victorian architecture associated with all things scary?

From The Addams Family to Psycho, the movies have perpetuated this association<p>Why do most people conjure up images of old, dilapidated Victorian homes when thinking about haunted houses?<p>The movies have certainly perpetuated this association, from <i>Casper</i> to <i>The Addams Family</i> to <i>Psycho</i>, to name a few …

Netflix

Beacon Hill condo off a private courtyard drops for $2.1M

First time for sale in 20-plus years<p>The bones of the 2,138-square-foot, six-room Unit 36 1/2 at 36 Joy Court in Beacon Hill date from 1850.<p>What’s more, the spread is off a private courtyard—one of 12 units in an association dating from 1980 that includes ones like this that feel more single-family …

Boston

Résidence Léger

The project consisted of replacing the current out-dated residence with a more contemporary construction that would benefit from the breathtaking view of the St. Lawrence River. In addition, considering the remarkable arboricultural beauty of the district, we had to pay special attention to the …

Design

Morris Adjmi's ‘intimate’ Downtown Brooklyn condo launches sales from $955K

The first of its 48 units hit the market<p>Sales have officially launched at 211 Schermerhorn, one of the few non-monoliths going up amid the many new towers of Downtown Brooklyn. The Morris Adjmi Architects-designed condo—constructed on “an intimate scale of fourteen stories”—offers 48 apartments, …

Real Estate

Martin Fenlon merges architectural styles for house in Los Angeles

The 1920s bungalows and 1950s modernist buildings found across Los Angeles influenced locally based Martin Fenlon Architecture when designing this …

Design

How an Alien Landscape Became Mexico City’s Modernist Mecca

Photo by Allegra Ben-Amotz<p>Casa Prieto Lopez<p>Mid-century architect Luis Barragán fused nature with tradition to create a neighborhood that felt both …

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