Architecture

English Farm Cottage Gets Inspiring Modern Addition

English Farm Cottage Gets Inspiring Modern Addition

Adam Knibb Architects completed the design of The Beckett House, a private residence located in Crawley, England. The project is a remodel and extension of a charming farm cottage — to take an old farmhouse and bring it to life for the current.. Read More →

Original Themed Park Hotel Belfiore Celebrating 10 Italian Icons

Original Themed Park Hotel Belfiore Celebrating 10 Italian Icons

Park Hotel Belfiore has recently opened the new themed suites dedicated to ten historical Italian icons. The Ten characters were identified by architects Alberto Apostoli after trying on several fronts the true popularity and recognizability of the.. Read More →

Seaside Retreat in Norway Displaying a Charming Wooden Exterior

Seaside Retreat in Norway Displaying a Charming Wooden Exterior

Overlooking Holmestrand and the fjords, this seaside retreat in suburban Oslo comes with a charming appeal. Designed by Schjelderup Trondahl Architects, and photographed by Jonas Adolfsen, the single-family residence in the photos below is dramatic.. Read More →

Sleek Glass and Wood House Extension With Matching Swimming Pool

Sleek Glass and Wood House Extension With Matching Swimming Pool

This modern glass and wood house extension in Salzburg, Austria, was intended to increase the square footage of a single family house and bring natural light inside. An old house in Salzburg became the perfect playing ground for a game of light a.. Read More →

Inviting Colorado Chalet Anchored in Nature: Eberl Residence

Inviting Colorado Chalet Anchored in Nature: Eberl Residence

Envisioned by Barrett Studio Architects, this luxurious retreat harkens to traditional Colorado construction and materials such as stone and timber while offering a contemporary living experience – open, flowing, and full of light. As a larger st.. Read More →

Unexpectedly Playful and Open Modern Home in Belgium 

Unexpectedly Playful and Open Modern Home in Belgium 

Spreading over 302 square meters and hidden behind a casual-looking facade, this amazingly modern home in Belgium, was re-organized and enlarged to support the necessities of modern life. Having been rebuilt several times, this home initially desi.. Read More →

Fashionistas, Brace Yourself! Chanel Opened a Private Women’s Club in NYC

Fashionistas, Brace Yourself! Chanel Opened a Private Women’s Club in NYC

Coco Chanel, famous for her black-and-white signature fashion and accessories, may be long gone but she would love the latest venture in her name: the Coco Club. The private, invitation-only club is the first for the brand and opened in the Soho neig.. Read More →

Holiday Vibes Inspired by the Charming Lo Stazzo Country House in Sardinia

Holiday Vibes Inspired by the Charming Lo Stazzo Country House in Sardinia

Perfect looking and holiday-inspiring, Lo Stazzo Country House in Sardinia, Italy is one of those properties that beckons to be discovered up-close and personal. The five-bedroom countryside villa is situated just a few minutes from Porto Cervo, .. Read More →

Mid-Century Modern Remodel in California Opens to the Outdoors

Mid-Century Modern Remodel in California Opens to the Outdoors

Located in Lafayette, Calif., this residence by Klopf Architecture is an update of a 3,363-square-foot mid-century modern house. Aside from the framing and the ceiling boards, all of the materials in the residence were replaced, yet the architec.. Read More →

Modern Interpretation of a Hunting Lodge: Tennessee Farmhouse

Modern Interpretation of a Hunting Lodge: Tennessee Farmhouse

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, United States, Tennessee Farmhouse by Meyer Davis Studio was designed as a modern interpretation of a hunting lodge. After doing several research studies on iconic modernist residences, the architects decided on a m.. Read More →

Defining a House Style: Monterey Home

Defining a House Style: Monterey Home

We’ve talked a lot in this series about how architecture is often influenced by the styles that came before it. Nowhere is that truer than with the Monterey, or Monterey Colonial, home. This type of architecture combines French, Spanish and Eng.. Read More →

Dynamic, Yet Harmonious Lifestyle Inspired by Casa MM in Tapalpa, Mexico

Dynamic, Yet Harmonious Lifestyle Inspired by Casa MM in Tapalpa, Mexico

Elías Rizo Arquitectos confronted with an unusual challenge when planning Casa MM located in Tapalpa, Mexico. This creative project is composed of two residences, serving the different living needs of two brothers, who didn’t mind their dwe.. Read More →

Renovation Revitalizes a Historic Landmark in Maine

Renovation Revitalizes a Historic Landmark in Maine

This 130-year old local landmark in Portland, Maine’s historic district was in extremely poor condition when Present Architecture began their renovation.  To preserve the history of 660 Congress Street, the architecture firm endeavored to resto.. Read More →

Dream Beach House in San Salvador Unveils Rustic Details

Dream Beach House in San Salvador Unveils Rustic Details

This lovely beach house in the Republic of El Salvador was recently completed by architecture and design studio Cincopatasalgato. The project, named Casa Azul, was especially envisioned for a serene family of four.  After traveling for quite a .. Read More →

Imposing House and Studio Visually Competing With Its Scenic Views 

Imposing House and Studio Visually Competing With Its Scenic Views 

Looking out the window to see a massive mountain range unraveling its majesty is in itself a reason for happiness. Add a spacious, modern residence framing that view and you get a dream home. The Butte Residence by Carney Logan Burke Architects un.. Read More →

Contemporary Residence With an Unexpected Tough Silhouette in Ingarö, Sweden

Contemporary Residence With an Unexpected Tough Silhouette in Ingarö, Sweden

Located on the island of Ingarö, Sweden, this contemporary residence designed by Gabriel Minguez is a surprising silhouette in an unspoiled natural landscape. The residence is inspired by Japanese design and features a fastidious garden providing .. Read More →

Timeless Copper Corner Residence Blending Traditional Detailing with Modern Simplicity

Timeless Copper Corner Residence Blending Traditional Detailing with Modern Simplicity

On a heavily wooded corner lot in an established neighborhood of Mississauga, Ontario, sits Copper Corner Residence, a timeless home envisioned by David Small Designs. Dark painted wood emphasizes the bold roof-lines, while light-colored stone adds.. Read More →

Open Spaces, Large Windows Create Serendipity in Oregon

Open Spaces, Large Windows Create Serendipity in Oregon

Designed and built by Jordan Iverson Signature Homes, the Serendipity house, a striking family residence in Eugene, Ore., features a double-height great room bathed in natural light. The focal point of this space, which serves several functions,.. Read More →

Crazy-Colorful Modern House in Guatemala Hosting an Art Gallery: Casa Chinkara

Crazy-Colorful Modern House in Guatemala Hosting an Art Gallery: Casa Chinkara

Colorful and inviting, Casa Chinkara is a modern architecture project envisioned by SOLISCOLOMER and located in a lush forest environment near Guatemala City, Guatemala. The building is associated by the architects with “a rock embedded in th.. Read More →

Family Living Inside Suspended Cantilevered Volume: Fly Out House in Japan

Family Living Inside Suspended Cantilevered Volume: Fly Out House in Japan

Architect Tatsuyuki Takagi envisioned Fly Out House, a m odernresidence in the shape of a cantilevered volume in Toyohashi, Japan. The project was especially built for a small family and suspended above the ground in order to provide an optimum lev.. Read More →

Shipping to your Door Soon: Alexa-Enabled Amazon Prefab Homes

Shipping to your Door Soon: Alexa-Enabled Amazon Prefab Homes

Amazon is doubling down on the smart home space. They’ve set up the Alexa Fund to provide up to “$200 million in venture capital funding to fuel voice technology innovation.” And almost $7 million of this fund is going to Plant Pre.. Read More →

Fit for Royalty: Distinct Luxury Interior Design in London

Fit for Royalty: Distinct Luxury Interior Design in London

Luxury interior design is the defining trait of this bewildering residence located in London, England. Portraying a posh atmosphere, the stylish details making up this home’s floor-plan were all gathered under an imposing name: “The Br.. Read More →

Spanish Casa Juncal Opening Towards Hypnotizing Mediterranean Views

Spanish Casa Juncal Opening Towards Hypnotizing Mediterranean Views

Built on a plot of land on the Begur massif in one of the most sublime settings of Costa Brava, Spain, Casa Juncal by Pepe Gascon Arquitectura displays an intriguing modern architecture and offers spectacular views. According to the architects, the.. Read More →

Renovated French Farmhouse Gets Modern Facelift

Renovated French Farmhouse Gets Modern Facelift

This 2012 renovated french farmhouse by Loïc Picquet Architecte blends an old farm structure with modern design ideas in Alsace, France. Both the exterior and interior of this historic building were updated, and many aspects preserved to reflec.. Read More →

Contemporary Retreat on Washington’s Orcas Island

Contemporary Retreat on Washington’s Orcas Island

The creative team at Heliotrope Architects designed Lone Madrone Retreat, a charming home on Washington state’s Orcas Island. Nestled within the lush vegetation of the San Juan Islands National Monument, the project is a modern-day oasis for .. Read More →

Madrid Villa Offers Luxurious Escape From City Life

Madrid Villa Offers Luxurious Escape From City Life

Modern Homes Worldwide sent us information about this a modern residence on the market in Madrid’s Aravaca district. “Drama, glamour and modern design work in unison to deliver a vibrant space that is equally suited to entertaining a.. Read More →

Harbour House In Antwerp Looks to the Future

Harbour House In Antwerp Looks to the Future

Zaha Hadid Architects was the mastermind behind this renovation and addition to the Port House of Antwerp, Belgium. This dramatic addition to the Antwerp skyline took almost a decade to plan and build. The geometric glass and steel structure, whi.. Read More →

Two-Level Courtyard and Garden Dream Home in Mexico City

Spreading over 650 square meters, this imposing dream home rises in Mexico City, promises this bustling urban community a modern take on possible lifestyles. Known as Casa Sierra Leona, the home in the colonia Lomas de Chapultepec, just outside M.. Read More →

Creative Multi-Generational Family Home in Virginia: The Bridge House

Creative Multi-Generational Family Home in Virginia: The Bridge House

Bridge House by Höweler + Yoon Architecture is an original looking residence in McLean, Virginia, United States. The multi-generational house is located between a forest area and a suburban neighborhood, offering the inhabitants a feel of both l.. Read More →

Small Wooden House in Bavaria Is Big On Style

Small Wooden House in Bavaria Is Big On Style

This small wooden house in Bavaria, Germany, was recently completed by Arnhard & Eck. The architects’ goal was to build a retreat embedded in nature, away from the daily grind of the city. “The intention of our work was to sh.. Read More →

Entry Tower and Sweeping Views Over San Francisco Bay Defining The Belvedere Residence

Entry Tower and Sweeping Views Over San Francisco Bay Defining The Belvedere Residence

Overlooking San Francisco Bay, the Belvedere Residence designed by Polsky Perlstein Architects aims at capturing light and surrounding vistas: “The site has South and West views over the San Francisco Bay toward Sausalito and the Golden Gate .. Read More →

Luxury Penthouse in Dublin with Bespoke Details

Luxury Penthouse in Dublin with Bespoke Details

Michael Ó Mara Interior Design worked with architects John O’Neil and Associates to completely remove the original penthouse that sat atop this four-story apartment building in Dublin.  The light-filled, luxury penthouse that they then created .. Read More →

Threshold Between the City and the Mountain Park: Syncline House in Colorado

Threshold Between the City and the Mountain Park: Syncline House in Colorado

Conceived as a threshold between the city and the mountain park, the massive Syncline House developed by Arch11 near Boulder, Colorado is a modern living retreat. The residence was especially envisioned for an entrepreneurial and professional rock .. Read More →

Modern Extension Reshaping a Confusing Home Layout in Winchester, UK

Modern Extension Reshaping a Confusing Home Layout in Winchester, UK

Located in the outskirts of Winchester, United Kingdom, Kilham House was once a common looking building with a confusing layout. AR Design Studio came up with the idea for a modern extension that gives the crib (now entitled “The Runners Hou.. Read More →

Step Inside this Luxurious Notting Hill Home

Step Inside this Luxurious Notting Hill Home

Located in the posh Notting Hill neighborhood in London, the concept of this recently renovated single family home is a nod to a modern mews house. Designed by Guy Stansfeld Architects, this 3,500 square foot home was recently refinished by Maddux .. Read More →

Remote Nature Retreat in Argentina Proves Tough Can Be Beautiful

Remote Nature Retreat in Argentina Proves Tough Can Be Beautiful

Pampa House is a modern residence embedded in a rocky landscape in Pocho, Córdoba, Argentina. The project was designed by owner Mariana Palacios as a private nature retreat. “The main idea is that visitors can see a black point in the hor.. Read More →

High-End Soho Residence Flaunting Pristine Open Spaces

High-End Soho Residence Flaunting Pristine Open Spaces

Spacious and boasting a neutral color palette that oozes simplicity and elegance, this memorable Soho residence was designed by Bulson Management and architect David Hotson. A pure white sofa thrones in the double-height living space that visual.. Read More →

Wine Wall Adds Geometry to This New York Restaurant

Wine Wall Adds Geometry to This New York Restaurant

This Italian-French restaurant renovation was recently completed by Arqmov Workshop. The 2260-square-foot venue sits inside a neoclassical building on East 64th Street in New York.. It’s home to Ristorante Altesi, a lunch and dinner spot wit.. Read More →

Refurbished Victorian Home in San Francisco Hides Modern Details

Refurbished Victorian Home in San Francisco Hides Modern Details

Jensen Architects refurbished a beautiful Victorian home in Alamo Square in San Francisco, USA. From the street, the original 1889 facade was faithfully restored; the rear facade displays a modern composition of sliding aluminum screens and glass... Read More →

Minimalist Family Villa in Portugal With Plenty of Space for Entertaining: ML House

Minimalist Family Villa in Portugal With Plenty of Space for Entertaining: ML House

JPS Atelier completed the design and development of ML House, a villa especially built for a young couple and their two children. Located in Caxias, Portugal, the residence displays a modern white facade with black-framed protruding windows on the .. Read More →

Contemporary Holiday Villa in Koh Samui Offering Spectacular Coastal Views of Thailand

Contemporary Holiday Villa in Koh Samui Offering Spectacular Coastal Views of Thailand

With a dramatic cliffside location overlooking Koh Samui’s port town of Nathon, Lime Samui Villa 4 offers guests spectacular coastal views of Thailand. The interiors of the property frame the striking limestone peaks of the National Marine Pa.. Read More →

Greek Apartment Proves it’s Hip to be Square

Greek Apartment Proves it’s Hip to be Square

This Greek apartment by Normless Architecture Studio and Workspace borrows trends from Scandinavian design in its low-key modernism.  For instance, black geometric patterns pop up in a collection of hip furniture and artwork throughout the 500-squ.. Read More →

Rustic Renovation Celebrates Minimalism in Canada

Rustic Renovation Celebrates Minimalism in Canada

Scott & Scott Architects completed North Vancouver House, a rustic renovation of a 1950s post-and-beam house in Canada. The project is the result of a collaboration between the architect and the client, two history professors, and their sha.. Read More →

Subtly Twisting Geometry Inserted in Raw Nature: Discovery Centre in Canada

Subtly Twisting Geometry Inserted in Raw Nature: Discovery Centre in Canada

Located in the Mont-Tremblant National Park in Québec, Canada, the Discovery Centre envisioned by Smith Vigeant Architects offers a stunning view of Lake Monroe and its surrounding hills and mountains. The building consists of three distinct secti.. Read More →

Take a Look Inside Ben Affleck’s Plantation House Full of Southern Charm Before It Sells

Take a Look Inside Ben Affleck’s Plantation House Full of Southern Charm Before It Sells

Ben Affleck is selling his gorgeous southern antebellum Greek-revival Georgia plantation for $8.9 million through Engel & Volkers. It’s nicknamed “The Big House” and here’s why: It’s situated on 87 acres on Hampton .. Read More →

An imposing Example of Modern Brazilian Architecture: Planalto House

An imposing Example of Modern Brazilian Architecture: Planalto House

Planalto House was conceived by São Paulo based office Flavio Castro as an urban residence for a couple with two children and is an example of contemporary Brazilian architecture. The way of appropriation of the 800 square meters available for the.. Read More →

Historic Convent Transformed Into Spectacular City Hall in Quebec, Canada

Historic Convent Transformed Into Spectacular City Hall in Quebec, Canada

The redesign of this historic convent (initially built in 1881) as the city hall and municipal offices re-establishes its presence at the center of community life. The project- repurposed by Affleck de la Riva Architects in Quebec, Canada- creates.. Read More →

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