House in Cape Town by Grobler Architects Source : Homeadore

Grobler Architects completely redesigned a 1970′s cottage situated in the Gardens area of Cape Town, South Africa. Description by Grobler Architects Renovations to the cottage included conversion into a home office with guest suite. Period features and finishes were reinstated with new external timber doors, sash windows and shutters as well as new services, joinery [...]

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Casa Chateau Blanco Source : Homeadore

Luxurious single family residence situated in Costa Rica currently in offer by ABC Real Estate Costa Rica. http://collector.designrulz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Casa-Chateau-Blanco.jpg

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Farr Residence by Studio 80 Interior Design Source : Homeadore

Mountain contemporary residence with warm, inviting and elegant appeal by Studio 80 Interior Design. Visit Studio 80 Interior Design http://collector.designrulz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Farr-Residence-by-Studio-80-Interior-Design.jpg

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Adding Life to the Living Room Source : Home-Designing

The living room is a place where most of us relax as we are entertained by our TVs, and where we entertain others, so it’s an area where we like our surroundings to be both comfortable and stylish. This collection of lounge designs, that feature sofas from Molteni & C, walks through modern living designs [...]

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Lo Curro House by Peñafiel Arquitectos Source : Homedsgn

Chilean architectural firm Peñafiel Arquitectos has created the Lo Curro House. Completed in 2009, this 8,826 square foot contemporary home stands out with its curved walls and large terrace. It is located in Santiago, Chile. Lo Curro House by Peñafiel Arquitectos: “The location of the house is a terrace in Lo Curro bajo, facing the [...]

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A Wurster Revival by Butler Armsden Architects Source : Homedsgn

A Wurster Revival is a renovation project completed by Butler Armsden Architects, and it is located in Pacific Heights, San Francisco, California. The home was originally built in 1939, though its interior is now a marvel of contemporary design, brimming with works of art that serve to add unique character. A Wurster Revival by Butler [...]

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Residence Zoetermeer by Maxim Winkelaar Architects Source : Homedsgn

Amsterdam-based Maxim Winkelaar Architects created Residence Zoetermeer, a home in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands. Completed in 2013, the project covers an area of 5,630 square feet. Residence Zoetermeer by Maxim Winkelaar Architects: “The original house, built in 1999 has undergone a complete transformation. The original house consisted of vertical rectangular volumes with three floors. Attached to [...]

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Ballard Aperture House by First Lamp Architecture Source : Homedsgn

Seattle-based architectural firm First Lamp Architecture has created the Ballard Aperture House. Completed in 2013, this contemporary house in Seattle, Washington, USA, consists of two separate homes which were designed using principles of optics in order to create pleasant urban living environments. Ballard Aperture House by First Lamp Architecture: “Modern urban homes are a push [...]

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Asia Residential Resort by Piet Boon Architecture Source : Homedsgn

Asia Residential Resort is a project completed by Piet Boon Architecture. It is located in South Korea. Asia Residential Resort by Piet Boon Architecture: “Oak Valley is a high-end, ecologically-sustainable golf and ski resort with private residences situated around a museum designed by leading Japanese architect Tadao Ando. For this project, Piet Boon® was commissioned [...]

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Beautiful Rugs That Enhance Lifestyle and Uplift Spirits Source : Decoist

Between hardwood flooring and cozy carpet selections, there is a multitude of flooring options to choose from when figuring out what best suits your interior decor. Unfortunately, all of them require you to make a (somewhat) permanent decision, a decision that will be laced with extra costs and unnecessary energy. However, there is a solution [...]

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Chalet Pearl Ski Lodge Promises A Breathtaking Holiday In The French Alps Source : Decoist

Surrounded by the majestic French Alps that mesmerize you with their snow-clad peaks and located in the heart of the renowned Courchevel ski slopes, the Chalet Pearl ski lodge is a luxurious haven that promises a picture-perfect holiday! Clad in rough, carved wood on the outside, the warm and inviting chalet presents a beautiful contrast [...]

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Calm Wallpapers That Create a Soothing Atmosphere Source : Decoist

Don’t you love how wallpaper has gone from outdated to ultra desirable?! An array of fabulous wallpaper patterns awaits design enthusiasts, thanks to the current wallpaper revival. On the other hand, it’s because of these refreshed, updated patterns that the revival occurred in the first place. It’s also interesting how people once referred to rooms [...]

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The Ultimate Private Island Retreat in the Maldives: Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island Source : DesignRulz

Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island is a stunning getaway resort in the Maldives. The interior is stylish and sophisticated, with large windows and openings constantly inviting its guests to venture out of doors.  Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island is the ultimate private island retreat in the Maldives, attracting the most discerning guests from across the [...]

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Beautiful Contemporary Home: The Left-Over-Space House by Cox Rayner Architects Source : DesignRulz

Australian architectural firm Cox Rayner Architects has created the Left-Over-Space House. Completed in 2012, this contemporary home in Paddington, Australia, shows how a small narrow lot can be used effectively to create a comfortable living space. In the three metre wide frontage to the old cottage is a new study designed through its portals and [...]

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Pinakates Traditional House, Pelion, Greece Source : BoutiqueHomes

Originally built in the 18th century Pinakates Pelion is a reflection of the region’s castellated homes begun in the 17th century and was influenced by similar Turkish constructions of the period. Sturdy and built to last, this bi-level archontiko(stone mansion) has been carefully restored without sacrificing it’s history and original craftsmanship. Exposed stone and vaulted [...]

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House in Chora, Serifos, Greece Source : BoutiqueHomes

Immersed in history and situated in the beautifully sun bleached town of Serifos, this simple two story cottage has perfected and updated a small space that takes advantage of every available area beautifully and imaginatively. The original masonry has been whitewashed and refreshed with gleaming wood floors and accents and simple provincial furnishings. This cottage [...]

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Sekka Kan, Hokkaido, Japan Source : BoutiqueHomes

At SEKKA KAN you’re immediately aware of the interplay of the powerful yet serene design aesthetic, an unusual sense of scale, space and light and the infinite presence of nature.    Designed and built by Niseko style icon Sekka, this complex is a triumph of architecture and cutting edge design with panoramic views overlooking the [...]

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Igualada N1 / Jaime Prous + Damián Ribas Source : ArchDaily

Architects: Jaime Prous + Damián Ribas Location: Igualada, Barcelona, Spain Collaborators: Clara G. Manich, Agustí Vidal, Dani Higueras, Leo Bautista, Jordi Serra Project Area: 400 sqm Project Year: 2013 Photographs: Eugeni Pons, Aleix Bagué From the architect. Architecturally, the project is articulated by three cubes, these cubes are arranged in such a way that they generate courtyards [...]

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Which Architects Are Most Admired By Other Architects? Source : ArchDaily

As part of their annual research for the World Architecture Top 100, Building Design (BD) has compiled a list of which architects are most admired by their colleagues from across the globe. Last year’s results were somewhat predictable, with Foster + Partners leading and Renzo Piano’s Building Workshop and Herzog + de Meuron close behind. According to BD, [...]

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CL House / ADI Arquitectura Source : ArchDaily

Architects: ADI Arquitectura Location: Cervera del Maestre, Castellón, Spain Project Architects: Carlos Escura, Carlos Martín Technical Architect: Benjamín Caballer Project Area: 127 sqm Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Courtesy of ADI Arquitectura From the architect. The project consists of rehabilitating a dilapidated house for an occasional home in a Maestrazgo village. Given its location in a [...]

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2013 AR+D Awards for Emerging Architecture Announced Source : ArchDaily

The winners of the 2013 AR+D Awards for Emerging Architecture have been announced! The awards, presented by The Architectural Review and now in its 15th year, have seen “projects from locales as diverse as Bloomsbury and the Himalayas.” This year over 350 entries were discussed by four esteemed judges, including Sir Peter Cook, and have led to four [...]

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Mariam House / Antonio Altarriba Source : ArchDaily

Architects: Antonio Altarriba Location: Bétera, Valencia, Spain Project Area: 510 sqm Project Year: 2013 Photographs: Diego Opazo Technical Architect: Antonio Mansilla Arrazola Collaborators: David López, María Salinas, David Capintero From the architect. The house arises as a response to the site where it is located, with the south area within the plot and the north [...]

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Foster and Heatherwick Collaborate to Design Shanghai Finance Center Source : ArchDaily

Foster + Partners has joined forces with Heatherwick Studio to design the new Bund Finance Centre (BFC) in the heart of historic Shanghai. The mixed-use, waterfront destination will serve as the “end point” to the city’s most famous street, as well as a prime connection between the old town, the Bund, and the new financial [...]

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RedBull Station Sao Paulo / Triptyque Source : ArchDaily

Architects: Triptyque Location: São Paulo, Brasil Partners: Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Olivier Rafaëlli e Guillaume Sibaud Team: Pedro de Mattos Ferraz, Collaborators: Thiago Bicas, Ricardo Innecco, Luísa Vicentini, Sofia Saleme, Priscila Fialho, Murillo Fantinati, Natallia Shiroma, Nely Silveira  Year: 2013 Photographs: Pedro Kok, Courtesy of Triptyque General Coordinator: Luiz Trindade Project Manager: Paulo Adolfo Martins [...]

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Why It’s Time to Give Up on Prefab Source : ArchDaily

This article by Chris Knapp originally appeared on Australian Design Review as “The End Of Prefabrication”. Knapp calls for the end of prefabrication as a driver for design, pointing out its century-long failure to live up to its promise, as well as newer technology’s ability to “mass produce difference”. Prefabrication – there is not another [...]

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M&M Residence / Bonina Arquitetura Source : ArchDaily

Architects: Bonina Arquitetura Location: São Paulo, Brazil Project Team: Mauricio Takahashi (Author), Denise Hino, Rosa Fumie Satomi, Ana Paula Nemoto Project Area: 318 sqm Project Year: 2013 Photographs: Tony Chen Hvac: Air Confort Construction Management: Bonina Arquitetura Structures: Benedicts Engenharia Mechanical And Electrical: Grifa Esfera Engenharia Interiors And Lighting: Bonina Arquitetura Landscape: Erica Nagashima Paisagismo [...]

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Puente House / Diez + Muller Arquitectos Source : ArchDaily

Architects: Diez + Muller Arquitectos Location: Quito Canton, Ecuador Project Area: 1,200 sqm Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Sebastián Crespo From the architect. In Cumbayá Valley, in an area of 1200 m2, we are commissioned the design of a house for a family of 4. One of the client’s requirements was to keep an existing building [...]

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Bustamante House / PAR Arquitectos Source : ArchDaily

Architects: PAR Arquitectos Location: Cachagua, Zapallar, Valparaíso Region, Chile Project Architects: Pablo Lopez, Alvaro Cortés, Rafael Grez Project Area: 1,510 sqm Project Year: 2013 Photographs: Diego Elgueta Construction: PAR Arquitectos Structures: Ingevsa, José Manuel Morales Landscape: María José Rojas From the architect. The commission was to develop a house under the standards of the real [...]

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Trattner Scharfetter Residence / LP Architektur Source : ArchDaily

Architects: LP Architektur Location: Radstadt, Austria Area: 174 sqm Year: 2010 Photographs: wortmeyer photography From the architect. The site on the edge of the town Radstadt is located directly next to the flood plain of the Enns River. The architect employed the prescribed landfill regulations to a height of approximately one-and-a-half meters for the installation of [...]

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Kedainiai Arena / 4PLIUS architects Source : ArchDaily

Architects: 4PLIUS architects Location: Kėdainiai, Lithuania Proyect Leader Architecture: Donaldas Trainauskas Architect In Charge: Darius Baliukevicius, Skirmantas Varnauskas, Sigita Tauraite Area: 5,500 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Leonas Garbačauskas Constructor: Audrius Ražaitis From the architect. Kėdainiai arena is a distinctive element of Kėdainiai sports complex designed to revitalize a north part of Kėdainiai city. Together with [...]

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House On The Beach / BAK Architects Source : ArchDaily

Architects: BAK Architects Location: Villa Gesell, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina Design And Project Management: María Victoria Besonias, Guillermo de Almeida, Luciano Kruk. Collaborators: Alejandro Pomies Area: 950 sqm Year: 2009 Photographs: Guillerme Morelli From the architect. The Place: The land of 20mx47m where we have to intervene is placed a few meters away of the dune [...]

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Viviendas Sostenibles En Puerto Real / Hombre de Piedra + Estudio Glorieta Arquitectos Source : ArchDaily

Architects: Hombre de Piedra, Estudio Glorieta Arquitectos Location: Calle Ubrique, 11510 Puerto Real, Cádiz, Spain Architect In Charge: Juan Manuel Rojas Fernández, Laura Domínguez Hernández, Ernesto Martínez Rodríguez, Juan Manuel Gil Fernández, Felipe Martínez García Structure: TZ Ingeniería Installations: José Manuel Anelo Area: 2918.0 sqm Year: 2009 Photographs: Jesús Granada From the architect. Regarding to [...]

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Seaside House / Ultra Architects Source : ArchDaily

Architects: Ultra Architects Location: Poland Architect In Charge: Marcin Kościuch, Tomasz Osięgłowski Collaborators: Łukasz Piszczałka, Marta Perlik-Napierała Area: 470 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Jeremi Buczkowski From the architect. The very first task was to choose a structural material which would work in heavy natural conditions on a plot where the building had to stand. For [...]

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Mercat Encants / b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos Source : ArchDaily

Architects: b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos Location: Gran Via-Pl de les Glòries, Barcelona, Spain Design Team: Fermín Vázquez, Francesc de Fuentes, Cristina Algas, Sonia Cruz, Guillermo Weiskal, Albert Freixes, Gemma Ojea, Javier Artieda, Angel Gaspar, Oriol Roig, Juan Pablo Porta, Leonardo Novelo Jorge Mascaray, Francisco Marques, Helia Pires, Elies Porta, Tosca Salinas, Myriam Gonzalez, Nastascha Gergoff, [...]

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Rural Infill by Meditch Murphey Architects Source : Homeadore

Meditch Murphey Architects recently finished this beautiful retreat situated in Maryland, United States. Description by Meditch Murphey Architects Faced with a tight budget, however, we chose not to tear down the two existing cedar clad structures but rather insert between them a glass and stucco-clad jewel box to see if we could bring these old [...]

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Residence in Daisen by Keisuke Kawaguchi + K2-Design Source : Homeadore

Designed just recently by Keisuke Kawaguchi + K2-Design this unusual guest house is located in the forest of Daisen piedmont, Yonago City, Japan. Description by Keisuke Kawaguchi + K2-Design This is a guest house located in the forest of Daisen piedmont, Yonago City, Tottori Prefecture. The house site is situated in the midst of abundant [...]

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Ceska Street Attic by At26 Source : Homeadore

At26 recently finished this contemporary attic apartment situated close to downtown Bratislava, Slovakia. Description by At26 One roof near by Bratislava’s center with two free and devastated spaces in attic of building from 1920′s. Two young families with kids. 3 years of hard work. Here is one of the results. Smaller apartment with 92,0 sqm [...]

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Casa Cor 2013 by Gisele Taranto Architecture Source : Homeadore

Situated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this contemporary residence was designed in 2013 by Gisele Taranto Architecture. Visit Gisele Taranto Architecture http://collector.designrulz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Casa-Cor-2013-by-Gisele-Taranto-Architecture1.jpg

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Casa Alta by AS/D Asociacion de Diseno Source : Homeadore

Modern weekend residence designed in 2012 by AS/D Asociacion de Diseno situated in Estado de Mexico, Mexico. Description by AS/D Asociacion de Diseno Located on a steep slope within a 1,500 square meter plot with magnificent views to the valley, the main structure of this weekend house consists of a 6 m by 6m module [...]

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West Vancouver Residence by Claudia Leccacorvi Source : Homeadore

Interior designer Claudia Leccacorvi recently completed this contemporary residence situated in Burkehill, West Vancouver, Canada. Visit Claudia Leccacorvi http://collector.designrulz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/West-Vancouver-Residence-by-Claudia-Leccacorvi.jpg

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Holiday House Vindö by Max Holst Arkitektkontor Source : Homeadore

Wooden holiday retreat designed by Max Holst Arkitektkontor located on Vindö, an island in the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden. Description by Max Holst Arkitektkontor The site is located on Vindö, an island in the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden. Upon first glance the site appears a fairly typical archipelago plot with granite outcrops, pine trees and blueberry bushes [...]

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Striking Home Visualizations by Pavel Vetrov Source : Home-Designing

If your home is crying out for a unique blend of sophistication with a dash of fun flavour, then these four apartments, visualized by Pavel Vetrov, just might give you the right hint. With tasteful lounge décor, dashing dining spaces and lavish bathroom ideas this feature is buzzing with inspiration for unique home style. Lets [...]

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A Grand Lakeside Home with Rustic Charm Source : Home-Designing

The huge pool is almost a secondary lake, but with built-in hot tub alongside spouting water fountains the bright body of water brings a much more luxurious tempo. Mature palm trees frame the entrance to the pool and the rear entrance to the home. From the private pool, swimmers can pause to look out over [...]

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East Bay House by MacCracken Architects Source : Homedsgn

Located in Livermore, California, East Bay House was designed by MacCracken Architects. The home was completed in 2010, and covers an area of 4,100 square feet. East Bay House by MacCracken Architects: “This project is essentially a new residence built on the foundation of an existing U shaped California ranch style home. The building layout, [...]

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Apartment São Paulo by Carlos Motta Source : Homedsgn

Apartment São Paulo was designed by Carlos Motta, and it is located in São Paulo, Brazil. The residence’s unifying element is wood, as it is prevalent in every space, giving the interior a touch of warmth and sophistication. Photos courtesy of Carlos Motta More… http://collector.designrulz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Apartment-São-Paulo-by-Carlos-Motta.jpg

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