Archives - 2018
By Magaly • May 14, 2018
This elegant house, done in a contemporary style, covers an area of 700 square meters and was designed by the architectural firm MY Group Architecture. The project was completed in 2017. It is located in Dar Essalam, a new luxury suburb in Rabat, Morocco.
The design was focused on creating an open area full of light with a very clear separation between the private and public areas, as well as employing a very modern architectural style. The villa consists of three levels where the architects’ main goal was to create a wide and functional space.
The ground floor contains the reception area, as well as a kitchen, a guest room, and an integrated bathroom. There is a smart mix between a modern and traditional Moroccan style in the living room, which stands alongside a glass wall leading to the swimming pool. This allows natural light to seep into the room, flooding the entire space.
On the second floor we find two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a parental suite. The underground level contains a wet kitchen, a bar, and a multi-purpose area which opens on a courtyard. The villa is surrounded by a beautiful garden of typical vegetation, with tall palm trees that shelter the place and the entrance, giving shade and providing privacy for the swimming pool area.
Mid-century is one trend that seems to never be going away. The main reason being mid-century homes are fabulous not only are they cozy on the inside, but they have an undeniable elegance to them on the outside. Here are a few mid-century homes that will make you want to move immediately.
Simple Mid-Century Home
This stunning mid-century home is the perfect combination of privacy yet modern beauty. The home itself sits on less than 1000 feet, but its private location makes up for the small space. Located on a hill in Montgomery County, in Maryland, United States the home is filled with large windows that give that modern appeal that is well known and loved. There is also the mid-century simplicity that brings the entire home together.
Camel Mid-Century LEED
Located in Camel California this home has a hidden undeniable charm. The home was constructed with privacy in mind, its modern yet flows well with the decorative aspect of the space. Filled with large windows that provide each room with the right amount of natural lighting, allowing the outside to come right in.
Mid-Century Modern View House Remodel
Designed to bring the outside in this mid-century, remodeled home is one of a kind. This home was originally built in the 1960s with an industrial feel to it. However, the home is now remodeled large glass walls that have a mid-century flair with a modern twist. It consists of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms while sitting on 2,000 square feet.
Designed by Palmer & Krisel AIA this beautiful mid-century contemporary home is located in Rancho Mirage, California. The beauty of this home lies in its architectural layout. The home is laid out in a modern format with glass windows and walls that act as its main attraction. However, once you walk in the home the classic mid-century appeal comes into full fruition. Additionally, the home’s backyard space is breathtaking with a simple pool that brings a vacation home vibe that is difficult to duplicate.
Venice Island Mid Century
Constructed as a private residence this home is the picture- perfect example of a mid-century home that has the aesthetics of a traditional home yet gives hints of modern throughout. The layout of the home is quite contemporary, yet the numerous use of wood brings a rustic touch that feels very “homie,” creating the perfect balance.
Mid-Century Modern Home by Nest Architectural Design
Located on an open field on the south side of Denver this home is one of a kind. The home, seamlessly blends traditional mid-century outdoor aesthetics with a modern twist on the inside. The idea is to bring out the beauty of the home while still using two unique formats.
Mid-Century Modern Residence by AB design studio
Originally created in the 1950s, this home was later redesigned by AB design studio in 2006 with a beautiful blend of mid-century perfectly paired with rustic farmhouse. Furthermore, the interior of the home is filled with different colored and textured wood. In order to bring the rustic appeal while the outside has a bit of a more mid-century aesthetics. However, if you love a good bathroom this home has one of the very best.
Beautiful Mid-Century Home in Pasadena
This beautiful residence takes the beauty of the outside world and perfectly brings in inside to create a mesh of accents that make the home unique. Located on 4,994 square feet the home is made up of multiple different bedrooms with an unbelievable pool. The backyard area of this home is the selling point for us. It has a calming-like effect that is charming and chic yet very mid-century couture.
La Cañada Mid-Century by Jamie Bush & Co.
Designed by the architecture firm Jamie Bush & Co. This stunning home is located in Los Angeles, California, surrounded by the beauty of foothills of Sierra Madre. Its beauty comes from the fact that it was built with minimal material. Therefore it creates a simple outline allowing the scenic appeal of the outdoors to shine right inside. Therefore, the residence was created using only stone, wood, and steel.
Remodeled Mid-Century House in Mercer Island
Sitting directly on Mercer Island, this one level home brings a cabin-like feel that is still modern and chic. The idea keeps the space fresh and put together while still being a classic mid-century home. Featuring multiple different colors and wooden hues the home pairs the classic elements with glass that provide a glimpse into the beauty of what can be expected outside.
Which of these homes is your personal favorite? Please share in the comments below.
By Magaly • May 11, 2018
This monochrome apartment, which covers an area of only 50 square meters, was designed by Aida Šniraitė, owner of the interior designer firm “Authentic Interior.” It is located in Vilnius, Lithuania. Vilnius is the capital and most populated city of Lithuania, located in the homonymous province. The city lies to the southeast of the country, about 30 km from the border with Belarus.
The apartment was designed for a single woman with strong tastes for industrial and urban US design, but with quite a limited budget. It has very unusual color combinations for what is the more traditional Lithuanian style, with black doors and plinths, original concrete ceilings or black furniture. Inspired by industrial and urban US living, concrete, bricks, metal have been used throughout. The apartment is divided into a living area of 30 square meters, a big shower of 6 square meters, and a bedroom of 14 square meters.
Due to its small size, some intelligent solutions have been used that have made it possible to maximize the tiny spaces. Large mirrors have been installed in the closets, so that the light is reflected, creating a more luminous atmosphere and, at the same time, giving us a visual sense of spaciousness.
By Magaly • May 10, 2018
Nowadays it has become a trend to go to the gym or partake in activities offered in centers dedicated to the physical exercises. Every day more people care about their health and exercise is one of the ways to keep healthy while at the same time taking care of the physical aspect of the body.
It is not only young people who come to this type of place, but older people have also started to worry about keeping up their body activity by carrying out continuous and constant exercise, which leads many of them to enroll in all kinds of gyms.
This one in particular offers spinning, or fixed bike exercise, which has been shown to be one of the most complete exercises, since a great number of muscles are activated at the same time.
This is a perfect example of a more than adequate space for such activities, as well as a place that provides clients with a workout in a suitable and comfortable atmosphere that they can enjoy.
This exercise center was recently opened and is located at 24 Rue Chauchat, in Paris, France. It covers an area of 260 square meters and was designed by the architectural firm DAS-studio, under architects Felix de Montesquiou, Alexandre Goinard, and François Cattoni.
And now for something completely different. This funerary garden is located approximately 20 minutes away from the port and city of Veracruz, in Mexico, just on the coast of the Gulf. The resulting space is, appropriately, serene and peaceful, providing visitors with a comforting atmosphere in which to grieve. It covers an area of 3 hectares, which is approximately 7.5 acres, and is done in a minimalist and stark style, dotted by trees and with large expanses of green grass.
The buildings and structures that populate the space are done in a gray tone, a neutral color that also adds a touch of tranquility, allowing the only color in the ensemble to be the green of the grass and tree leaves. One can only imagine, as unfortunately these images don’t show it, how it must look in the spring, with colorful flowers and birds dotting the green trees, a stark contrast to the sobriety of the park which also serves to further illustrate the cycle of life, the understanding of which is a pivotal part in the grieving process.
An ecumenical chapel will also be included in the park, in addition to family chapels surrounding the lake, which will allow a more private place for visitors to mourn their loved ones.
By Magaly • May 8, 2018
This project is located within sight of the beach, in a typical but beautiful urban part of the Belgian coast. This seaside residence offers areas with marvelous views to the landscapes surrounding it, as well as the awe-inspiring ocean that laps at its feet.
It was designed by the architectural firm CUBYC Architects in 2015. It covers a ground surface area of 525 squared meters.
The modern black and white structure contains an elegant interior within, also done in a modern style. We’ll find a gorgeous kitchen, brought to life with a minimalist style, as soon as we walk in. The glass walls allow natural light to illuminate the interior throughout the day, all the while allowing us to take in the beautiful vistas while the corresponding tasks are carried out. All the social areas (kitchen, dining, and living room) are located on the last floor.
The bedrooms are on the ground floor, creating intimate spaces that safeguard the privacy of its inhabitants. The neutral colors used in the décor help create a coherent and consistent style between the various areas. On the roof, a terrace has been built. From there, the fresh air is sure to accompany us as we take in the sights.
The main objective of this project was to create an elegant and welcoming space, presenting a personal style of western/oriental fusion, combining characteristics of the interiors of southern Italy and the countries of Southeast Asia. The design adapts to the personality of the owner, a woman of good taste, a lover of traveling and coffee.
The project, which consists of 172 square meters, was entrusted to the architecture firm FAR OFFICE, headed by architects Giovanni Ferrara, Victor Cao, Xin Hong and Si Song, in the year 2017 in the city of Changsha Shi, Hunan Sheng, China .
The original design is narrow and mostly developed in length, with a considerable lack of natural lighting in the lower area. This was a challenge when it came to organizing the space properly. Because of this, they decided to locate a living room in the lower part of the plot, in the darkest area. To give light to the dark space, many hanging lamps were placed, which fall from a square bamboo ceiling as the centerpiec. As a result, the weakest point was changed. This entices visitors to sit down and find a comfortable place in an area that would otherwise be vacant.
By Magaly • May 4, 2018
This hotel is located in the Spanish city of Barcelona, a magical city, of a unique charm and full of history. Staying at Room Mate Gerard Hotel, you’ll be right in the heart of colorful Barcelona, next to the famous Plaça Catalunya and within walking distance from landmark-studded El Born and the Gothic Quarter. Its façade, with moldings that add elegance and distinction to it, of the type that characterized old constructions and that is long lasting, is simply spectacular. Every detail in it speaks of its history – its balconies, its doors… everything is mesmerizing.
Envisioned by interior designer Jaime Beriestain, the rooms blend classical warmth with urban sophistication, featuring private desks, minibars, Bluetooth speakers, and dark sophisticated bathrooms. Its interior has been transformed. In it we see a modern design with vibrant colors that makes us forget, for a moment, just how old the building truly is. Beautiful furnished terraces have been conditioned for the enjoyment of their clients, some to sunbathe during hot days and others to simply enjoy a breakfast or a drink in good company.
The comfortable and cozy rooms invite us to rest after a long day of walking around the city.
By Magaly • May 3, 2018
This cabin undoubtedly has an interior that is marked by the rustic quality of the materials used – mostly wood in its rawest state, brick, and stone, a combination that always gives us as a result a warm and cozy atmosphere, as it almost automatically grants spaces a feeling of home and comfort.
It is located in Limone PIemonte, in Italy, and was designed by Luca Soave of the firm Interior Design JCC. The ceiling, which is built in waves that form arches, is completely made out of brick, giving the space a marked sense of character without making it too dark.
For me, and I am sure that for many other people, a rustic atmosphere is welcoming, as it brings a feeling of belonging to the place, and feeling like we can relax completely in them. Nevertheless, in its furniture we see a touch of a very current style. In the dining room, the chairs keep a modern touch that perfectly fits with the table of thick wood and creates a cozy space.
The kitchen, made completely out of wood, was equipped with modern appliances to provide all the imaginable comforts.
Stairs made of thick wood that form a single piece from beginning to end seem to float in the air. We find the same in the bedrooms, where contemporary beds with modern lamps in platinum metal illuminate the spaces without subtracting for a second the charm that the rustic details give them.
By Magaly • May 3, 2018
This contemporary home – Villa Lavāsān – was designed by DASH Office, an architectural firm based in Tehran, Iran, by a team comprised by Reza Eslami, Amirhosein Rostami, and Mojtaba Mirhoseini. The home is located in Lavāsān, an affluent town in Shemiranat County, Tehran Province, Iran. It was completed in 2016 and covers a total ground area of 480 square meters.
The home space is distributed across several levels, with terraces in the back overlooking the backyard and the inviting pool. At the far end of the backyard sits a round hot tub, perfect for romantic evenings or intimate gatherings with a glass of champagne and select company to share it with.
The interior is luxurious and classy, with polished surfaces and sophisticated design. A granite dining room table sits beside the elegant kitchen, equipped with stainless steel appliances and illuminated by modern light fixtures. An additional dining room table sits farther out, closer to the glass walls and the enjoyment the views to the outside of the home can bring.
Whether you are looking to change up the décor of your current living room space or need some new motivation to upgrade your home to a new residence with a grander view. Here are a few elegant living rooms with views of the city that will make you want to move.
The most impressive aspect of this home is the beautiful 360degree view of the city from the living room space. The spacious loft is furnished strategically to allow the beauty of the city to speak for itself. Furthermore, the entire home is embossed with glass walls that bring the beauty of the great outdoors directly in.
Located in the city of Melbourne, Australia the Coppin Penthouse designed by JAM Architects. The narrow yet elegance of the home was created to provide the perfect view of the city. Additionally, the living room is decorated in a circular format. This allows the homeowners and guests the luxury of enjoying the city during any time of day.
Stylish Apartment in New York
New York City has always been considered one of the best cities not only to live in, but one of the best cities to enjoy at night. For this reason and many others this stylish apartment in the heart of New York City has one of the best views. Constructed by the renowned architectural firm Zaha Hadid Architects the classic apartments were designed in a format that allows the outdoor space to be the main focus of the entire home not just the living room.
Austin City View Residence by Dick Clark Architecture
A beautiful contemporary home with a minimalist appeal is the perfect way to describe this residence. Located in the gorgeous city of Austin the home itself has one of the best views in town. Surrounded by large trees and sprinkle of buildings the city can be seen perfectly from the living room space. Furthermore, the minimalist feature of the interior gives the outdoor a grandiose appeal.
The Towers at Lotte New York Palace
The Towers at Lotte New York Palace is a well-known as loved hotel in New York City due to its impeccable beauty and elegance. However, one of the best aspects the hotel has is its gorgeous view of the city. The hotel is constructed of 176 bedrooms all featuring the view of the St Patrick’s Cathedral and the spectacular skyline view from the living room space.
Steel and Glass Costa Rican home by Cañas Arquitectos
Located in the beautiful tropical country of Costa Rica, this home exudes beauty. Sitting directly on top of a hill providing the utmost view of the city of San Jose. For home offers the view from the living room and multiple different rooms in the home. Featuring thick steel walls perfectly paired with glass windows the home is contemporary yet traditional.
Contemporary Residence with Ocean views and City Lights in Los Angeles
Constructed in 2008 this 6 bedroom home sits on 2 acres of land perfectly showcasing the view of the ocean and the city all from different areas of the residence. Furthermore, the home brings forth the beauty of having two different scenarios from one location. Nevertheless, the large glass walls work perfectly in conjunction of making the home make a powerful statement all on its own.
Modern Décor Designed by Margeza Design Studio
The modern residence brings beauty in an unconventional, almost unrealistic way. The beautiful project was created by the architectural firm Margeza Design Studio. A popular firm known for thinking outside of the box. Nevertheless, the home offers an exceptional view of the city while having a modern appeal on the inside of the residence.
Sophisticated Riverside Villa Located in Kyoto
Even though it is a riverside residence the home offers great views of the city from the modernly decorated living room space. Furthermore, the home itself brings forth simplistic lines with beautiful neutral hues that work together to create that grudge aspect the home has from the inside out.
Modern and Cozy Loft designed by Marmol Radziner in Los Angeles, California
Modern is the perfect way of explaining this loft. The crisp view of the city gives it an even grander appeal that simply makes sense to the area. Furthermore, there is something very rustic yet contemporary that comes with having the exterior come together with the interior.
Which of these views from the living room is your current favorite? Please let us know in the comments below.
By Magaly • May 1, 2018
Although the exterior of the home is simple and austere, the interior is completely different, and our first impression is that of a vast and open space. From there, the patio is followed by a complete room with two floors. The ceiling that continues to rise from the entrance is interrupted once in the part of the patio, and descends slowly from the top.
In a rectangular site with a long, perfectly adaptable depth in urban areas, the building, at first glance, looks only like a one-storey warehouse from the side of the road. In reality, however, it is a perfectly planned house.
The entrance door was designed on one side, where a roof and a wall were also fixed, which allows ingeniously to maintain a perfect balance between privacy and storage space.
This work was carried out by the architectural firm CAPD in the city of Tokushima, on the island of Shikoku, in Japan, and is the end result of a collaboration between the architects Kazuo Monnai, Hirokazu Ohara, Dai Tsunenobu, and Kazuya Masui. It was completed in 2017.
It covers an area of 137 square meters, which are distributed in an elongated manner, so the internal spaces have been designed following this direction.
By Magaly • Apr 30, 2018
The Little Big House is located on the eastern slope of Mount Wellington in Australia, 450 meters above sea level, within a wooded landscape. During the cold months of winter, this is delicately covered in a beautiful show of glistening snow.
It was designed in 2010 by the architectural firm Room11 Architects with the help of its professionals Megan Baynes and Thomas Bailey and has an area of 160 square meters.
It was constructed to be in the shape of a box. A clean volume with two exceptions; a service core and an air lock input. The walls, floors and ceilings in the main space are treated uniformly, in white, to create a simple light interior. The entrance, kitchen and bathroom spaces are designed in small sizes and finished in black, in contrast to the larger white volume.
The house is designed to be intensely private. Given the cool climate, the house has two essential strategies: keeping warm and finding light.
The Little Big House is lined with vertical unfinished woods that continue the traditions of local construction in southern Tasmania.
Each piece of wood is handmade to guarantee longevity.
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A couple of fashion designers felt a powerful attraction for this construction and, thinking that they could enjoy a pleasant life-style in this place, decided to build their new nest here, so to speak! It was love at first sight, from the different recreational options offered by the area, to the pleasant spaces where they knew they could enjoy a pleasant walk with their cute dog.
The architecture firm Cho and Partners, led by its team of excellent professionals Hyeonjin Cho, Haewook Jeong and Kyuhwan Kim, were in charge of carrying out this significant project in 2017. It is located in Yeonnam-dong, South Korea and has an area of 277 square meters.
The couple, whose children have all moved out to start their own lives away from the nest, wanted to have a set-up where the living room and the bedroom were united instead of making them each separate spaces. Their goal was to make the entire house feel closer to itself, eliminating any unnecessary barriers that could stand between them. To carry out this unique idea, an equally unique space was made taking one space and creating two rooms by placing one of them (the bedroom) above the other (the living room).
This house of open spaces and full of light is located in the city of Thành phố Nha Trang, Vietnam and has an area of 445 square meters. It was designed in 2016 by the architecture firm MW arch studio under the direction of the architecture professionals Le Minh Quang and Nguyen Ai Thy.
It is a project of individual house and is close to a noisy environment, a densely populated area with many polluted emissions of motor vehicles with very large volumes, very typical in the urban zone of the city of Vietnam.
This area usually lacks natural light, so they use a lot of artificial lighting to counteract the lack of light.
However, this house is designed in such a way that it makes use of wind and natural light, so it does not need artificial lighting during the day, as well as air conditioning. At night, it is lit using LED bulbs, which are ecological. It also takes advantage of clean wastewater and recycled rainwater to irrigate green plants. Therefore, the house greatly minimizes its waste for the environment.
In the living spaces, the openings with lots of natural light between the floors, the wind and the green trees are organized smoothly extending inside the house. Together with the sliding glass door system, the space is tightly connected, but still can provide privacy total when necessary.
This project, designed by the architectural firm of Lorena Troncoso Valencia, is located in the area of Pinto, Chile, an area recognized by tourism in extreme high mountain sports such as sky. It was carried out in 2016 and has an area of 105 square meters.
The area has a lush vegetation of native trees overlooking the Andes; in the center, there is a small ravine with a depth of 15 meters, on which the project is located. The cabin is posed in an asymmetrical triangular shape in its upper part, inspired by the iconic shape of the mountain that can be seen behind. You can also observe from its terrace the landscape of the ravine in its maximum splendor.
The project is conceived as a large space with two levels, communicated with each other by a double height and a bedroom area on the first level. In the central space, we find the kitchen and living room that is connected spatially with the second level bedroom and at the same time this is connected through a bridge with a desk area. All these spaces are projected towards the main terrace that looks at the ravine.
The window of the main façade is retracted diagonally to generate shade during the period of greatest sunlight.
The glazed walls welcome the abundant foliage of the trees inside the hut, fusing the exterior and interior.
By Magaly • Apr 24, 2018
This project is marked from start to end by the personality of the owners, who, with their rebellious, restless and nonconformist character, made the design of this house add personal experiences and dreams. The responsible for carrying out such a precious project was the Mano de Santo architecture studio in 2014. A project that has 400 square meters and is located in the beautiful city of Valencia in Spain.
Its development supposed a challenge and a stimulus at the same time, since the plot presents a very steep slope and an orientation and spectacular views towards the sea and the city of Valencia. The house is located at the highest point of the plot and consists of two volumes, one embedded in the ground and the other placed on top of this slightly separated and light appearance using in this case materials and prefabricated dry execution systems and light (prefabricated concrete).
The most private bedrooms and rooms are arranged in the upper volume from where you can enjoy the comfortable privacy of the wonderful views over the city.
The design, layout and systems of facilities used in the house, result in an energy efficient building.