Working with existing buildings and imposed building norms often forces architects to come up with unique homes that seem far more exciting than the mundane. Part of a beautiful neighborhood in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, the Administrative House is one such residence where the past and the present are carefully intertwined without overstepping local construction limitations. The stylish modern house was designed by DOG for a couple who are as enthusiastic about their bikes as they are about a relaxing and minimal interior. Apart from building regulations and the need for an open ambiance, another defining feature of the home is its old retaining wall. Read More
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The initial plan of Eugene and Irene, the hosts of this studio apartment, was to find a flat in the heart of St. Petersburg with a quiet backyard for themselves, but over time they started to rent it out. The apartment is located in a historical three-storey building, right opposite the Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design – a building with gorgeous architecture and history. Read More
Contemporary lofts with an industrial flavor definitely draw their inspiration from the various neighborhoods of New York City and its revitalized industrial buildings. The Wall Street Loft renovated by Lauren Rubin Architecture epitomizes this modern industrial revival with delightful use of contrasting textures and styles. The smart loft captivates with a blend of exposed brick wall sections, warm wooden surfaces, contemporary finishes that offer polished refinement and beautiful lighting that relies on natural ventilation. All these individual elements are seamlessly combined giving the interior modernity, elegance and an identity of its own. Read More
Designer wall coverings play an important part in giving your home a completely new and fresh look. Nowadays, wall coverings have a wide variety of designs and patterns that can suit the mood and taste of everyone.
If you were to buy a vinyl wallpaper 30 years ago for your kitchen, bathroom or office area, you would have only found thick and uglish designs. In recent years, vinyl wall coverings are uber attractive, and especially if you take a look at the Glamora products, you won’t have to choose between practicality and good looks. Read More
When we talk about maximizing space and making use of the available vertical room to the fullest, it does not mean you have to sacrifice aesthetics. With a hint of innovation one can easily come up with custom solutions that effortlessly blend form and functionality. Part of an old mansion, this kids’ bedroom designed by Van Staeyen Interior Architects moves away from the mundane thanks to the bespoke double beds and loft play area inside. An attic room, the light-filled bedroom with sloped ceiling still has enough space for this unique creation that seems as creative as it is fun! Read More
Even as kids all of us love to collect things and there comes a time in our lives when what started out as a fun pastime turns into a serious hobby. In case of some, collecting their favorite item becomes an obsession of sorts and can engulf their entire lives. But for the less passionate who use collections to create lovely displays, it is all about aesthetics, trends and ways in which one can add to the visual appeal of their home. The items we collect might change over time, but it is undoubtedly their presence as a curated group that makes the biggest visual impact. Read More
The Porada wall units collection is comprised of 4 original product designs suitable for any type of living room, storage space or office interior.
The four designs that are part of the collection are the Domino, the Domino Expo, Ubiqua and the walk in closets My Suite. Read More
Think of home design and it is form followed by functionality that comes to mind instantly. For some reason, this has become the norm globally. Very rarely do people venture beyond these two parameters and seriously ponder over acoustics. Beyond the fabulous home theater or the spacious home studio, acoustics take a backseat to visual design almost everywhere else. But the House in Pedralbes takes an entirely different approach as its exterior, overall form and unique, curved wooden façade is shaped by a need to keep away urban noise. Designed by BC Estudio Architects, this modern residence in Barcelona sits on a lot that is close to a road with high traffic. Read More
This warm weather makes us want to stay more time outdoors, and it provides a great opportunity to working on your home’s outdoor. DIY retaining walls are pretty suitable for a yard, a garden, as they can change the whole dynamic of your space. A garden or yard retaining wall might be a necessary feature […]
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