Transformation of a Barge into a Home by BBVH Architects Rotterdam Source : Homedsgn

This quirky project was completed in 2013 by BBVH Architects Rotterdam. It consists of transforming what was once a Belgian barge into a cozy boathouse now located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Transformation of a barge into a home by BBVH Architects Rotterdam: “Artist Laura and restaurant owner John needed a bigger houseboat because of family [...]

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Casa Rubalcaba by Carlos de Riaño Lozano Source : Homedsgn

Casa Rubalcaba is a rehabilitation project carried out by Carlos de Riaño Lozano, and it is located in Rubalcaba, Cantabria, Spain. The home is surrounded by postcard-style rolling hills, and the exterior reflects its rustic origins by the use of rough rock to create its facade. Casa Rubalcaba by Carlos de Riaño Lozano: “This plot [...]

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Casa Cor 2013 by Gisele Taranto Architecture Source : Homedsgn

This project was completed by Gisele Taranto Architecture as part of the Casa Cor Rio competition of 2013. The space is chic and trendy, with plenty of art and decorative accessories to add character and personality. Photos courtesy of Gisele Taranto Architecture More… http://collector.designrulz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Casa-Cor-2013-by-Gisele-Taranto-Architecture.jpg

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Jln Angin Laut by Hyla Architects Source : Homedsgn

Hyla Architects designed this home, Jln Angin Laut, in 2012. It is located in Singapore, Singapore, and its interior is sleek and bright. Jln Angin Laut by Hyla Architects: “Presenting a sleek façade to its neighbours. The finely detailed screens of No. 19 Jln Angin Laut conceal a house nestled gently into a garden. Its [...]

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Afeka House by Axelrod Architects and Pitsou Kedem Architect Source : Homedsgn

Afeka House is a joint project completed by Axelrod Architects and Pitsou Kedem Architect. The home is located in Tel Aviv, Israel, and makes use of white walls, spacious rooms, and plenty of windows and skylights to create an airy atmosphere. Photos by: Amit Geron More… http://collector.designrulz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Afeka-House-by-Axelrod-Architects-and-Pitsou-Kedem-Architect.jpg

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Casa Siete by Hernandez Silva Arquitectos Source : Homedsgn

Casa Siete was designed by Hernandez Silva Arquitectos and is located in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. The home has an elegant interior and makes predominant use of wood surfaces. Photos by: Carlos Díaz Corona More… http://collector.designrulz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Casa-Siete-by-Hernandez-Silva-Arquitectos.jpg

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Maylands Additions by Jonathan Lake Architects Source : Homedsgn

Australian architectural firm Jonathan Lake Architects has designed the Maylands Additions. Completed in 2010, this old heritage-listed house in Maylands, Australia, was carefully remodeled and extended. Maylands Additions by Jonathan Lake Architects: “The project is a highly crafted response to the clients requests for a house that respects the strength and delicacy of the existing. [...]

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House Covered In Wood Delivers Privacy In Style Source : Decoist

Designed with innovative brilliance by Meridian 105 Architecture, the 33rd Avenue House is all about creating a lovely, tranquil retreat amidst busy urban chaos. Draped in a cloak of warm wooden tones, the residence was specifically created to keep away the constant noise of city traffic that surrounds the place. Presenting an interior that is [...]

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How To Tile A Bathroom Floor Yourself [The Easy Way] Source : Decoist

Installing floor tile in the bathroom is a task that is often left to the experts. But tiling the floor of a small bathroom is a task that you can accomplish yourself with a little bit of work and the right planning. A project involving the retiling of the bathroom is definitely not for those [...]

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Vacation Homes In The Swiss Alps Showcase The Beauty Of Solid Timber Source : Decoist

Located in the picture-perfect little town of Leis that dates back to the early 1300 and is surrounded by the majesty of the beautiful Swiss Alps, the twin vacation retreats by Peter Zumthor resonate uncompromised lavishness. Covered in rich wooden hues, both the interiors and the exterior of the Oberhus and Unterhus cabins offer a [...]

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Unique Window Designs To Shine in More Brilliance Source : Decoist

From sleek and modern to cozy and romantic, there are so many beautiful window possibilities to choose from. When picking the right style to fit your home renovation needs, consider the overall atmosphere you desire. Different windows let in different kinds of light. A floor-to-ceiling window pane will let in more light than a sliver [...]

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More DIY Advent Calendars To Make With The Kids Source : Decoist

Anyone else noticing how advent calendars have experienced a true revival in the last few years?! When I was a kid, we bought our advent calendar at the store and opened the little paper doors one day at a time to reveal tiny treats each morning before school. But in today’s DIY culture, making the [...]

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Festive DIY Table Runners Source : Decoist

Well DIY enthusiasts, it’s official, the holiday season has begun! With Thanksgiving behind us and Hanukkah underway, this festive time of the year is the only thing on many décor lovers’ minds. Whether it involves sprucing up the front door with a winter wreath or dressing the mantle with boughs of holly, your home offers [...]

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Dazzling Christmas Trees For Every Merry Occasion Source : Decoist

That brilliantly lit, beautifully decorated Christmas tree in the living room is a symbol of  happiness and love during the holidays. We put so much effort into securing the perfect Douglas Fir for the annual extravaganza. Picking out the tree is a bonding moment for every family–a centuries-old tradition that sets the tone for your [...]

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How to Organize a Closet Source : Decoist

It’s a running joke that every impeccably designed home has at least one closet door that remains closed at all costs! Do you have a closet that’s overflowing with clothing, boxes or other items you wish to contain behind closed doors? I sure do! But my hope is that today’s post will inspire you (and [...]

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Chevron Pattern Craze: How to Pull It Off at Home Source : Decoist

The chevron pattern, or “zig-zag” look for those of you who don’t gobble up home décor magazines as much as we do, has taken the design world by storm as of late. This chaotic, high energy little print – reminiscent of Charlie Brown’s signature sweater – is a fun way to breathe life into an [...]

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Upcycling Recycled Bicycles For Edgy Interior Street Art Source : Decoist

Tired of entertaining your eyes with a blank wall, screen or canvas? Ready for some change? The lines and dialogue changed, the relationships came and went, the hair was curled, the hair was straight, the issues were good and bad, but one thing that never changed on comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s 90’s NBC self-titled sitcom was [...]

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20 Felt Christmas Ornaments for a Festive Tree Source : Decoist

Decorating the tree in the next few days? With Thanksgiving now behind us, our thoughts inevitably turn to holiday decor. The centerpiece: your Christmas tree! That’s why today we present 20 felt Christmas ornaments that are sure to give your tree a warm, fuzzy look. In fact, felt decor is valued for the handmade vibe [...]

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70 Home Gym Design Ideas Source : Decoist

It is getting close to that time of the year again when fitness centers across the world see a surge in their membership. According to popular surveys, both getting fit and losing weight are on top of the New Year’s resolution list of most folks. Yet all we end up doing is paying for a [...]

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Sleek Kitchen Design With Wooden Inlays by Gabriele Centazzo Source : Decoist

Combining the age-old art of wooden inlays with modern Italian craftsmanship, the SineTempore Inlay kitchen exudes inviting warmth and inimitable style. The exquisite kitchen for Valcucine showcases its continued commitment to “recovery of handcraft workmanship” in a world that is dominated by mass-produced furnishings that lack a distinct identity. Designer Gabriele Centazzo creates a whole new [...]

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Sustainable Floating House Concept Delivers Magic on Water Source : Decoist

Floating House designed by Singapore-based architect Dymitr Malcew provides a tranquil retreat that reconnects you with the goodness of nature. Conceptualized and created for French firm H2ORIZON, this beautiful structure is all about gliding your way to a blissful holiday that allows you to escape the hustle and bustle of a busy urban lifestyle. Housed securely [...]

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Architectural Beauty Blends With The Nature in Brazil Source : Decoist

The ideal house is no longer just four cinderblock walls covered with a water-repellent roof; instead, it has become a living establishment that blends itself into nature, becoming a part of a grander scale of beauty. Studio Arthur Casas recently completed a modern residential complex that boasts forward-thinking designs and peaceful arrangements. Elegantly positioned in São [...]

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DIY Advent Calendars For A Fun Countdown To Christmas Source : Decoist

With Thanksgiving behind us and Hanukkah underway, the holiday season has officially started! It’s never too early to start thinking about changing up your décor to reflect the season. If your family celebrates Christmas it’s time to plan your Yuletide cheer. One tradition many hold dear is the opening of the advent calendar. If you’ve [...]

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Hallway Decorating Ideas That Sparkle With Modern Style Source : Decoist

Why is the hallway always the last place we think of decorating? OK, sometimes the laundry room ranks below it, but overall, we often view the hallway as an area of the home we travel through on our way to the places where we really want to spend time. And we decorate it accordingly–or not [...]

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One of the Most Important Houses of the 20th Century: Rogers House Source : DesignRulz

Designed by the architects Richard and Su Rogers in 1968, this is one of the most important and celebrated houses of the 20th century. It has been described by Richard Rogers – who went on to design projects including the Pompidou Centre in Paris, Lloyds of London and Heathrow’s Terminal 5 – as “the most [...]

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Make Natural Light Part of Your Living Room Source : DesignRulz

The house is set behind electric gates, and has a private front courtyard with off-street parking. Measuring approximately 6,000 sq ft internally, it is set around a spectacular 40ft double-volume reception room with a pair of huge retractable glass rooflights and a glazed sliding door leading to a garden. Running alongside is a dramatic custom-made [...]

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Amazing Flat in London with Green Views Over a Peaceful Park Source : DesignRulz

Rowley Way is located near the amenities of London’s famous Abbey Road, with a further range of shops, cafés and restaurants on St John’s Wood High Street and West End Lane. The open spaces of Primrose Hill and Regent’s Park are also within walking distance. The Underground is available at nearby Swiss Cottage (Jubilee Line), [...]

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Modern Summer House with Beautiful Landscaped Garden Source : DesignRulz

This large house (approaching 3,500 sq ft) with a good-sized garden was designed by the London-based architect Khalid Memhood to offer light, open spaces with excellent outlooks and outstanding energy efficiency. The build was meticulously project-managed and detailed by the current owner who ensured everything was finished to an exceptional standard. The house has 5 [...]

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The Winter House by John Winter Source : DesignRulz

Winter House is a warm home located on Swains Lane, in London, England. Its windows are floor-to-ceiling, allowing an abundant flow of natural light daily. It is currently for sale for around $4.5 million. The property is fully detached, and has a wonderful location on the fringes of Highgate Cemetery, surrounded by trees. Internal accommodation [...]

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The Black Magic House by T2.a Architects Source : DesignRulz

DEsigned by T2.a Architects, the structural framework of the House comprises prefabricated, laminated and glued timber panels. From the outside it is a little bit rough and unplaned but from the inside it is smooth, soft and warm. There was no question about using this as a construction material for the House by the edge [...]

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Citriodora House by Seeley Architects Source : DesignRulz

Australian studio Seeley Architects has designed the Citriodora House project. This two-story contemporary house is located in Anglesea, a town in Victoria, Australia. Rising upward into the kitchen – living area, one’s eye is taken by the breathtaking views along the coastal cliffs and Southern ocean. Separated from the living zone by a protected courtyard [...]

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The Best Interior Design Ideas for your Conservatory Source : DesignRulz

A conservatory is a fantastic edition to any home, and as soon as you have the exterior design you’ve dreamed of, you may be wondering where to start when it comes to the interior design. With any High Specification conservatory, you will want to ensure your innovative design is reflected on the inside. We’ve compiled [...]

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Encinos II by a.a.a Almazán y Arquitectos Asociados Source : DesignRulz

Encinos II is located in Cumbres de Santa fe, Cuajimalpa Morelos, México City, México and was designed by a.a.a Almazán y Arquitectos Asociados. The interior is warm and vibrant, with colorful accessories that serve to add life and energy. Thank you for reading Encinos II by a.a.a Almazán y Arquitectos Asociados ! You can find [...]

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Private Home in Cyprus by Vardastudio Architects and Designers Source : DesignRulz

Andri & Yiorgos Residence is a private home designed by Vardastudio Architects and Designers. It is located in Chloraka, Cyprus, and was completed in 2013. Formally the house is composed as two volumes on two levels, externally distinguished by materials, whilst coming together internally through a concise interior design that integrates the living spaces. The [...]

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Bay House by Leroy Street Studio Source : DesignRulz

New York City-based architectural practice Leroy Street Studio has completed the Bay House project. Completed in 2009, this 5,570 square foot contemporary home is situated in a flood plain on the barrier island off of Long Island, New York, USA. The site, on a barrier island, sits in a long line of properties that have [...]

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Flordia Atlantic University‘s College of Computer Science and Engineering Building Source : DesignRulz

Leo A Daly architects has recently completed Flordia Atlantic University‘s College of Computer Science and Engineering Building. The new building holds the numerous different labs of the Computer Science and Engineering Programs within a building that leads the way for Florida’s academic buildings in technology and sustainability. The design of the building takes advantage of [...]

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Browne Street House byShaun Lockyer Architects Source : DesignRulz

Designed by Shaun Lockyer Architects, the Browne Street House is a reinterpretation of the Queenslander cottage. It reinvigorates the plan to offer alternatives to how spaces are used. The interplay and juxtaposition of the new and old is through material expression and form, and the cantilevered cottage is a deliberate subversion of the Queenslander paradigm [...]

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Modern Residence by Maxim Winkelaar Architects, The Netherlands Source : DesignRulz

Designed 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 the volume was slanted covering of combined glass and copper cladding. This lead to unacceptable leakage and an unacceptable climate right from the original completion. The [...]

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Modernized Country House : CL House by BAM! arquitectura Source : DesignRulz

Designed by BAM! arquitectura, the project arises from the premise of the client to expand and modernize an existing country house, thus allowing him to invite over all of his family and friends. The starting point was to reinterpret architecture in rural areas, generating a proposal of simple lines and intricate details. The new project [...]

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Great Example of Clean Lines and Clear Space: House E by Agraz Arquitectos Source : DesignRulz

Agraz Arquitectos designed the House E in Puerta de Hierro, Mexico. This work expresses a constant desire to find new elements to help understand and shape a new architecture that is able to collect simple categorical spatial conditions in figures are drawn as clean lines and clear space. At the last house the house was [...]

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Chanric Inn, Napa Valley, California Source : BoutiqueHomes

What appears to be an unpretentious and beautifully restored early California Victorian home belies the imaginative and modernist revision within. Nestled in the heart of California wine country in the postcard perfect town of Calistoga, The Chanric Inn is a labor of love with meticulous attention paid to every detail.   Each of the seven [...]

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Subterranean Concrete Orgy / Toki Drobnjakovic and Per Sundberg Source : ArchDaily

The Subterranean Concrete Orgy by Toki Drobnjakovic and Per Sundberg (Per & Toki) is a reinvention of the “infamous” Blue Star building in Stockholm. The designers, looking for a new studio and office space for Studioverket, have collaborated with concrete producer Butong to realize a space of “homogenous diversity” by using a new type of concrete sealed air bubble casting. By incorporating [...]

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Amstelveen College / DMV architects Source : ArchDaily

Architects: DMV architects Location: Amstelveen, The Netherlands Architect In Charge: DMV Architects Design Team: Martin Slegers Area: 13200.0 sqm Year: 2012 Photographs: Courtesy of DMV architects Constructions: Palte BV Valkenburga/d Geul Contractors: Van Wijnen construction Mechanical /Electrical Consultant: WHR installation consultants Client: Municipality Amstelveen Contact: Robert Thoolen, tel: +31 (0)20-540 43 49 / +31 (0)6-510 [...]

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Natural Resources Defence Council Office / Studio Gang Architects Source : ArchDaily

Architects: Studio Gang Architects Location: 20 North Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606, USA Year: 2013 Photographs: Steve Hall | Hedrich Blessing From the architect. Studio Gang Architects announces the completion of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s new Midwest Office, a project that raises the bar for sustainable spaces in Chicago and across the nation. [...]

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Museo Soumaya / FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise Source : ArchDaily

Architects: FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise Location: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 303, Ampliación Granada, Miguel Hidalgo, 11529 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico Architect In Charge: Fernando Romero, Mauricio Ceballos Area: 17000.0 sqm Year: 2011 Photographs: Rafael Gamo, Adam Weisman, Raul Soria From the architect. FR-EE’s design for the 17,000 m2/180,000 ft2 Soumaya Museum pays tribute [...]

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