Versatile Taiwanese Family Home Balances Child and Adult Spaces

This family in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan wanted to achieve the perfect balance between parenting and romantic life — HAO Design took on the challenge to turn their plan into reality. The couple requested a large kitchen with plenty of space for cooking together, while watching over their two daughters. This triggered the idea of a kitchen-and-living combo for the project […]

Beer Lovers Will Swoon Over This Industrial Bar Design in Montréal

Envisioned by Humà design + architecture, Das Bier in an industrial-style bar in Montréal, Canada. The project, based on the German “bierhall” concept, is a merging between the European passion for great beers and the Rosemont neighborhood lifestyle. “Our first goal was to open the space, which is composed of three buildings with three different ground floor levels, to create one large hall,” […]

Traditional Apartment in Mexico Converted Into Functional Artist’s Studio

Arqmov Workshop took on the challenge of converting this older apartment in Polanco, Mexico City, to an artist studio for a graphic designer with a powerful personality. Old service areas were transformed into new bathrooms, a breakfast nook and storage space, while a roofed conservatory, an extra bedroom and an open kitchen complete the design. “The […]

Victorian Terrace House in London Gets Fresh Redesign

Scenario Architecture creatively redesigned a Victorian terrace house located in London, United Kingdom. The residence, named Canfield Gardens, was planned according to the living needs of a small family. After studying the clients’ living habits, the developing team found out that 90 percent of their time is spent in just 10 percent of the space, so solving for this was the […]

Mirroring Brownstones: A Contemporary Reinterpretation in South London Neighborhood

Knox Bhavan Architects designed London Brownstones, a project conceived from a pair of sandstone residences to reflect the early 20th-century houses lining this south London neighborhood. The pair of homes mirror each other to tie the project together with designs and proportions that embody the popular stucco detailing of the time period. The street-facing facades are made from […]

Wood Accents Uplift Black & White Scandinavian Apartment

This lovely apartment in the center of Gothenburg, Sweden showcases an inspiring design and a playful layout. As listed on real estate broker Alvhem‘s website, the 791-square-foot crib takes up the upper two levels of a historic house that dates back to 1873. A living room ceiling height of 9.85 feet, a rustic brick wall in […]

Best in Show: Highlights from the Top International Design Week Events

The top design shows for 2016 have come and gone, leaving those in the home design business with plenty of inspiration. What will you be seeing at retail stores near you soon? Here are some of the best in show products featured at the top international design events this year. Maison&Objet Show Les Gambettes Suzie Chairs Design […]

Three-Generational Home in Switzerland Ensures Harmonious Living

Daniele Claudio Taddei Architect completed the design of Autumn House, a contemporary residence in Switzerland that perfectly suits the living needs of a multi-generational family. “Three generations, two cats and one dog living under one roof was a bit tight, so the grandparents decided to use a leftover corner from their property to get their own roof, […]

Uplifted Brick Building in San Francisco Houses Graphic Design Office

Creative offices should be just that, as those who think outside the box for a living need an imaginative space to thrive. This growing graphic & product design office, a project by Terry.Terry Architecture , has accomplished this perfectly. It is located within an existing brick building in the Jackson Square Historic District of San Francisco, California, […]

Sustainable Home Rooted in its Lac Grenier Setting

Paul Bernier Architecte completed House on Lac Grenier, a sustainable, innovative residence on a lakefront site in Estérel, Canada.  The construction responds to its surroundings with natural bends and openings, nestled lengthwise between a creek and steep slope. Cedar flats surrounding the exterior are placed in an openwork manner that mirrors the home’s wooded background.  The architect envisioned […]