Contemporary Home in Mexico Features Glass Walls and Steel Bridges

The contemporary home, La Casa en el Bosque, in Mexico City, Mexico, is composed of two volumes connected by steel bridges and glass flooring and walls. One of the structures houses the living areas, while the other holds the laundry and service wing. “The project was built with a mixed system of concrete and metal structure with […]

Family Home in Toronto Focuses on Energy Efficiency

Located in Toronto, Ontario Canada, The Counterpoint House designed by Paul Raff Studio Architects in 2014 was built to cater to the needs of an active family of four though interconnected living spaces and a nod to the natural outdoor environment.  The 3,837-square-foot, energy-efficient home features open-concept living spaces, which organically flow from room to room. Natural light is highlighted with […]

The Butterfly Pavilion Emulates Rainforest in the Arab Emirates

Designed by German studio 3deluxe the ornamental Butterfly Pavillon located on Noor Island in the Arab Emirate Sharjah is the first in a series of attractions being built as a part of a roughly six acre transmedia landscape park.  The whimsical structure consists of a free-form, 3D roof made of 4,000 gold aluminum leaves covering a glass biosphere park. The […]

Parisian Attic Apartment Blends Rustic With Contemporary

Named Habiter sous les toits — which literally translates as “living under the roof” — this attic apartment byPrisca Pellerin blends rustic architecture elements and contemporary interior design. The objective of this renovation project located in Ivry-sur-Seine, France, was to maximize space and bring in as much natural light as possible through a series of well-placed attic windows.  “From […]

Bachelor Pad Apartment in San Francisco Showcases Modern Artworks

Located in the Mission District of San Francisco, California, this contemporary bachelor pad apartment envisioned by Geremia Design features modern Scandinavian design. The project focused on encompassing a relaxed lifestyle with plenty of areas for entertaining by pairing an open-plan concept with masculine details.  “With furniture versatility as a priority, we selected a modular sectional, vintage bar […]

Old Dutch Classroom Transformed into Creative Family Home

An old school building in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, was recently converted into a series of private homes. This particular apartment, designed by Standard Studio, addresses the contemporary needs of a family of five. “The teacher’s lounge was remodeled into the bedrooms and the classroom into the living space,” the designers explained. One of the main goals of […]

18th-Century Spanish House Features New Floating Staircase

Located in the historic city of Santiago de Compostela, the interior of this 18th-century Spanish townhouse was transformed by local architect firm, Arrokabe Arquitectos to create a modern and contemporary style complete with a wave-shaped ceiling and floating staircase. The architects left the building’s street-facing exterior intact, but completely renovated the interior with new timber framed doors and […]

Cube-Shaped House in Chile Takes In Dramatic Sea Views

House D by PANORAMA + WMR Architects is defined by minimalist architecture and a dramatic location on top of a cliff, 215 feet above the sea. The project in the coastal village of Matanzas, Chile was especially envisioned as a holiday retreat for a couple and their son. The 1,033-square-feet house has a cube-shaped exterior, with large window piercings that frame […]

Pyramid Cottage House Reflects the Icelandic Landscape

Located in the middle of Iceland’s famed Golden Circle Route, about an hour and a half ride from Reykjavik, the Pyramid Cottage House is an unconventional holiday retreat. The project consists of two pyramid-shaped volumes connected by a single-level entrance hall. According to the owners’ description, the property was built to reflect the Icelandic landscape and complement […]

Contemporary House Built to Integrate With Natural Landscape in India

Architecture BRIO completed the design of Riparian House, a contemporary residence located in Maharashtra, India. The dwelling is placed near the foothills of the famous Ghats riverfront steps and overlooks River Ganges. “The top of a vegetated roof merges with the top of the hillock, hiding the house from the approach on the east side,” the architects explain. “Inside the residence one […]