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Gordon Weima Designs a House Addition in Ottawa

By • Feb 16, 2017

House Addition in Ottawa by Gordon Weima (5)

Finding decent sized housing in the middle of a city can be difficult and expensive because many full sized housing options within the city limits are quite small but quite highly priced. Every once in a while, however, a designer comes across a lot where an old home can be transformed into something more contemporary. Have you ever seen, however, modern city homes that are so in line with stereotypical city living that they end up looking and feeling quite cold? Well, the designers of House Addition found a way to create a house with the perfect level of city contemporary in a decently sized, comfortable home!

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Simona Garufi Remodels an Apartment in the Salamanca District of Madrid, Spain

By • Feb 16, 2017

Apartment in Madrid by Simona Garufi (2)

Sometimes, in the world of architecture and home decor, it’s nice to keep things minimal and simple. Even if that’s your primary concept for a home, however, you can still make sure every room has at least one piece that pops in order to give your space some personality. One of the best examples of this we’ve seen so far is the succinctly named Apartment.

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Perkins+Will Design a Unique Contemporary Apartment in São Paulo, Brazil

By • Feb 15, 2017

Perkins+Will created in this apartment a sophisticated, and at the same time comfortable, space, fulfilling in this way the wishes of the residents-to-be. This apartment located in São Paulo, Brazil was remodeled in 2015, with wood as its principal element, giving it sobriety and elegance.

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Comfort_Architecten Design a Private Residence in Riscone, Italy

By • Feb 15, 2017

Casa M by Comfort_Architecten (8)

Many homes that incorporate a slightly rustic aesthetic tend to be very grand and feature statement pieces. You might enjoy the emphasis on whining wood finishes and the natural setting of the home but actually prefer a structure and decor scheme that manages to be somehow more understated in its rustic resplendence. Some designers seek to achieve that by sticking to natural textiles and materials in the building and decor, but also adoption a sort of minimalist chic shape and detail, skipping the pomp and circumstance in favour of simplicity. That’s exactly what the creators of Casa M sought to do!

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Barnes Coy Architects and SARCO Architects Jointly Design a Private Residence in Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica

By • Feb 15, 2017

Cielomar Residence by Barnes Coy & SARCO (2)

When you picture your “dream house”, does your mind automatically drift off to somewhere warm and surrounded by water so that you’re always ready for a sunny swim? That’s certainly the kind of house we would build ourselves if given the chance! These features alone already make up for a beautiful, enjoyable home, but some designers take it a step further by including several novelty features. Cielomar Residence is the perfect example and probably the house of our dreams!

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Marte.Marte Architects Design a Concrete House in Austria

By • Feb 14, 2017

Concrete House by Marte.Marte Architects (23)

Have you ever thought about what a house made entirely from concrete might look like, or perhaps about what kind of decor scheme might suit something as unique as a concrete house? Personally, we’d never actually seen a house made of concrete and when we imagined such a thing, we pictured it being cold, dark, and not necessarily pleasant for making a home in. The moment we saw pictures of Concrete House, however, we completely changed our tune and saw the beauty in such an unconventional idea!

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Baosol Arquitectos Design a Private Cabin in the Colorado Rocky Mountains

By • Feb 14, 2017

MARTaK Passive House is a cabin created by Baosol Arquitectos in 2016, covering an area of 130 square feet. As it is located in the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 6,800 feet, during the harsh Colorado winters we can find it bathed in a thick layer of white snow – a spectacular sight.

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A Wooden House on a Verdant Slope

By • Feb 14, 2017

Built on a sloped landscape, this wonderful home of wooden walls and ample gardens was designed by the architectural firm arches and is located in Vilnius, Lithuania. The home is surrounded by terraces and its walls are made of glass, which allows us to have a broad view of the grand gardens that envelop it, whether one is inside or outside.

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Piergiorgio Corradin Designs an Airy Home with Ocean Views in Viareggio, Italy

By • Feb 13, 2017

Viareggio by Piergiorgio Corradin (5)

Interior decor is clearly a priority and an important feature in every home, but in some climates the design and layout of the patio and outdoor space can be just as important. If you firmly believe that you’ll spend the majority of the year lounging outside on the balcony or sprawling patio, then you might as well make it just about as comfortable as the family room, only with more durable furniture to withstand the weather! Many houses take the patio space heavily into consideration, but few manage to strike a perfect balance between style indoors and style outdoors in equal ways. Viareggio, however, is a perfect example of how to achieve both!

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Studio 30 Architects Refurbish and Extend a Standard Georgian Terraced House in London, England

By • Feb 13, 2017

The Study House by Studio 30 Architects (7)

Do you come from a family of avid learners and scholars who are always looking for creative spaces to learn new things and grow their imaginations? Going out of your way to set yourself up somewhere new while you’re studying can be fun and productive, but sometimes you just need to hunker down at home and really get things done. Imagine, then, how awesome it must be to own a home that’s actually designed for things like studying, creation, and great productivity? The Study House is a perfect example of what we mean!

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