MA House possesses an impressive structure, consisting primarily of stone and glass walls and concrete ceilings. It was built by Cadaval & Solà-Morales in Tepoztlán, Mexico, an area surrounded by mountains and covered by dense vegetation. Its prime location which allows it to enjoy excellent temperatures throughout the entire year.
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!
By Jessica • Feb 16, 2017
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.
By Magaly • Feb 15, 2017
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!
By Magaly • Feb 14, 2017
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!
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.
By Magaly • Feb 13, 2017
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!
Lane Williams Architects Design a Private Residence in Vuecrest, a neighborhood of Bellevue, Washington
By Magaly • Feb 10, 2017
Have you always dreamed of owning a modern home, but your definition of “modern” is a little bit homier than some? We’ve all seen homes before that were so contemporarily styled as to look cold and uninviting, but not every modern home is built this way! Some people believe modern styles to be a little more than pristine shades of white and clean lines. Some are instead more casual despite staying true to many details, like the signature geometric furnishings. This expansive home, gorgeously named Belleview Modern, is the perfect example of the classic contemporary concept that we mean!
Arjen Reas Architects and Martijn van Voorden Architecture Work Together in This Unique Home in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
By Magaly • Feb 10, 2017
Out of the Box is a unique space; a quick glance and we’ll find that it’s rustic, while at the same time remaining airy and spacious. Its outside has the strong character given to it by its straight lines and the stark contrast between light and dark surfaces. It’s a 2016 home measuring 160 m² located in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands.
If you like the countryside and dream of the famous landscapes we see in pictures from Italy, with its tiny towns and charming corners, so full of history, you’re going to love this.
With its old, brick walls and glass windows, it is a beautiful house surrounded by breathtaking vistas. Gorgeous gardens grow at nature’s will, and there is a recreational area in which the protagonist is a large pool, its still surface a perfect reflection of its serene surroundings. What better place to take in nature and all its harmony on a sunny afternoon?