Urban Design

3D Murals Disappearing Within The Walls

German street artist 1010 paints murals that seems to disappear within the walls on which they are painted, each work an optical illusion with brightly ringed shapes. The effect is a 3D cavern on a solid surface, produced by 1010 layering 6-10 warm or cool shades on ...

Biodome – Spherical House Of The Future

Biodome is a unique glass and metal geodesic dome home. They’re earth sheltered and could function simultaneously as a recreational space, classroom, science lab or observatory. Also, the unique aerodynamic structure of the dome allows both warm and cold air to...

Beach House in Victoria Beach, Canada

Located in a gorgeous coastal landscape in Victoria Beach, Canada, Beach House offers its owners the perfect opportunity to relax while admiring the beauty of nature. Designed by Cibinel Architecture, a studio based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the structure combines elem...

When Sculptor Helps To Create A House: Private Residence in Québec, Canada

The 1,700-square-foot home is located in Bolton-Est, Québec, Canada and is a collaborative work between client, sculptor Jacek Jarnuszkiewicz and architects Marie-Claude Hamelin and Loukas Yiacouvakis from YH2. “The project was conceived following the g...

Avalon House On The Beach With A Garden On The Roof

ArchiBlox has given this prefabricated beachfront house near Sydney a verdant plant-covered roof to help it blend into its clifftop setting. Avalon House is situated on one of the sandstone cliffs that overlook Avalon Beach, around 35 kilometres north of central Syd...

Villa MU77 With Unusual Geometry On Mulholland Drive, Hollywood

LA-based studio Arshia Architects is a winner of The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) 2016 Design Awards program for its MU77 project in Los Angeles. The house on the cusp of a fold in the Hollywood Hills identifies the differential complexity o...

Triangular Modern Family Home Instead of Victorian Weatherboard Cottage

Completed by St Kilda based design studio OOF! architecture Acute House is something really special! “Acute House is the transformation of a ‘renovator’s nightmare’ into a compact 21st century family home. The severe limitations of a tiny, ve...

Perfect Getaway In Ultra-Modern House In Norwegian Mountains

Located close to the Ålsheia ski resort, Sirdalen House is surrounded by a gorgeous mountainous landscape, providing its owners the perfect getaway space all year round. The holiday house was designed by Filter Arkitekter, an architecture studio based in Oslo,...

Snøhetta’s King Abdulaziz Center For World Culture In Saudi Arabia

Snøhetta has revealed new images of the “King Abdulaziz Center For World Culture”, a facility currently under construction in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Tthe building broke ground in 2008, and, once complete, will offer a range of cultural facilities f...

Modern Apartments ‘Hides’ Behind Cast-Iron Facade in New York

Architectural design firm WORKac, have completed the renovation of a historical building with a cast-iron facade in New York City, and transformed it into modern apartments. From the exterior, and only visible when looking down on it, is the rooftop addition, which ...

Minimalist Getaway – Hemmelig Rom Cabin in New York

With winter coming closer by the day, we’re getting a little day-dreamy about escaping the slush, sleet, and grime of the city and heading into the woods. The Hemmelig Rom Cabin will be an ideal getaway! The cabin (whose name translates to ‘Secret Room’...

Contemporary Two-Storey Residence in Toronto

Designed by Men At Work General Contractors, this contemporary two-storey single family residence is situated in Toronto, Canada. A modest traditional home in Toronto was transformed into a spacious contemporary home designed for daily family life and entertaining. ...

Contemporary California House In The Forest

Sagemodern have designed this contemporary home nestled between the trees along side a golf course in Truckee, California. The home, designed as a secluded and relaxing environment for a family, has plenty of outdoor room and combines wood with black elements for a d...

Stone, Wood And Glass: SV House In Albosaggia, Italy

Natural stone, wood and glass are used by architect Rocco Borromini to build a modern house that reinterprets tradition and creates a strong connection with the surrounding dwellings. Located in Albosaggia, Italy, SV House enjoys stunning views of the Alps. It is bu...

Luxurious Treehouse With A Sauna, Hot Tub And Slide

Nestled in the Dorset woodland, a few hours west of London, green woodworker Guy Mallinson has built a luxurious retreat foisted above the ground amidst spectacular oak trees. The Woodsman’s Treehouse cost £150,000 (almost $184,000) and five months to co...

Night At Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania

If you’re looking for something spooky to do this Halloween, you couldn’t get much more haunting than this. Airbnb has announced that Bran Castle in Romania, also known as “Dracula’s Castle”, will be listed on its website for the night ...

New World’s Tallest Tower: Santiago Calatrava’s Tower at Dubai Creek Harbor

Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava has released more images of his proposed Dubai Creek Tower – now under construction and expected to surpass the 828-metre-high Burj Khalifa. The landmark observation tower broke ground earlier this week on Dubai Creek Harbour, ...

Cylindrical Bamboo Treehouse Is a Solar Powered Oasis in Mexico

Just north of Acapulco, in Juluchuca , Mexico, the Playa Viva sustainable resort has unveiled a treehouse suite surrounded by lush palms. Taking sustainable vacationing to another level, the bilevel, beachfront treehouse sprawls over 700 square feet and was designed...

Townhouse in Landskrona by Elding Oscarson

This minimalist townhouse located in Landskrona, Sweden, was designed in 2009 by Elding Oscarson. “The narrow site is sandwiched between old buildings in Landskrona, Sweden. Though nicely situated by the beach in a growing region, this city has become notoriou...

Hillside Holiday Glass Homes in New Zealand

Made entirely from glass, including the floors, walls, and ceiling, these small off the grid  PurePods offer visitors to New Zealand an experience unlike any other. There are three locations, with each pod siting out in the open on land situated an hour or two ...

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