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Modern House In Costa Rica With Stunning View

Cañas Arquitectos have designed this modern house with a sloped flat roof, that’s located in the Papagayo peninsula in Costa Rica, and is surrounded by forest. The design by architect Victor Cañas embraces the dramatic setting and takes full advantage o...

Cozy Geodesic Dome to See Total Solar Eclipse

As you might have heard, August 21 will mark the first total solar eclipse seen across the US in almost 100 years. This Solar Eclipse Stay is the ideal way to experience it. You’ll start by spending the night of the 20th in a geodesic dome in rural Oregon, joi...

Innovative Desert House With Tesla Solar Roof

BMDesign‘s ‘Alavi house’ is located in the city of Isfahan in Iran, set at the foothills of the Zagros mountain range on the edge of the desert, with hardly any rainfall and year-round high temperatures. To get around this problem, the architects de...

15 Most Creative Modern Wooden Houses

In an age where glass and metal are the most prevalent building materials, wooden houses are a sight for sore eyes. Sure, they present a more idyllic, natural aesthetic – a perfect break from the monotony of modern concrete jungles – but the advantages of living...

New Salvador Dali Museum in St Petersburg, Florida

Named one of AOL Travel’s “Buildings You Have to See Before You Die,” this new museum houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of Salvador Dali’s art outside of Spain. The American Institute of Architects placed the building on i...

Modern Villa From Wood And Metal

Villa Heerenveen was designed by Lautenbag Architectuur. The clients are a young couple with two toddlers. They have a full agenda and wanted an efficiënt house, closer to work and school. A modern spacious house with a large kitchen/dining area was their wish. ...

Elegant Re-Work of Old 1930s Californian Bungalow

Today’s project by Architect Prineas sought to re-work the footprint of an existing 1930s Californian Bungalow, without compromising the character of the original home. A rear addition draws on an open plan layout that affords the clients an opportunity to cre...

Private Futuristic Astronomical Observatory in US – Gemma Observatory

Designed by Anmahian Winton Architects, Gemma is a private astronomical observatory is located on a remote mountain summit in central New Hampshire. The site is characterized by granite outcroppings and is situated at the center of a three-mile radius “dark...

Compact Living Unit Adaptable To Various Climate Conditions And Terrains

Slovenian architecture firm OFIS Architects developed a living unit. Research for the cabin was initiated by OFIS Architects and Permiz, C+C, C28 and AKT to develop a self-contained wooden shell, flexible and adaptable for different locations, climate conditions and...

Modern Wooden House in Australia

Architecture studio tenfiftyfive have recently completed an addition to an old heritage house in Melbourne, Australia. Black steel windows that project away from the timber facade of the extension create a strong visual contrast. At the rear of the house there’...

Innovative Folding House From Wood And Glass

This dynamic house was designed and built by Caspar Schols as a hobby space for his mother. Schols designed the pavilion with no formal architecture training after his mother asked for a pavilion that could be used for dinner parties with friends, theatre performance...

Casa AB – Contemporary House From Concrete and Steel in Mexico

This beautiful contemporary residence located in León, Mexico, was designed in 2017 by e|arquitectos. “The project Casa AB is based on an architectural program of 623.90 built square meters, developed along three stories, taking place over a site with a...

Former Navy Helicopter Has Been Transformed Into A Unique Hotel Room

The team at Mains Farm in Stirling, Scotland, thought creatively and invested in a decommissioned Royal Navy ZA127 Sea King Helicopter, so they could turn it into a unique form of overnight accommodation. The helicopter has had its exterior updated and the interior ...

Contemporary House by the Forest by KAA studio

Bordering the woods in a small village in the Czech Republic, the House by the Forest by KAA studio fits a contemporary interior inside its vintage shell. The home’s exterior form was left in its original state, altered only by the addition of new windows and a...

Viking Seaside Summer House by FREAKS Architecture

Repurposed from an existing fishing shack, the Viking Summer House by FREAKS Architecture is a minimal beach retreat on the coast of France. Although construction regulations kept the structure’s size and shape unchanged, the roof and exterior facade were upgr...

Pigalle, Ill-Studio and Nike Have Redesigned The Paris Duperré Basketball Court

French design and photography agency Ill-Studio and fashion brand Pigalle have redesigned and repainted the Paris Duperré basketball court, with support from Nike. The court is squeezed between buildings in a Parisian suburb on Rue Duperré, and became...

Wonderful Hotel Room In Estonia by ÖÖD

ÖÖD hotel rooms are designed for short-term accommodation and holiday housing. They require little effort to complete installation, as much as eight hours of work, and can be installed in any part of Estonia without needing any special permission. Its price...

The Barn – Rustic House, Gym and Garage

Whatever the attraction, the architectural barn style was the look that the homeowners were after when they decided to add a guesthouse to their 15-acre property on Tucker Ranch. The couple’s architect and friend, John Carney of Carney Logan Burke Architects...

Floating Manta Ray-Shaped Ferry Terminal By Vincent Callebaut

Architect Vincent Callebaut has designed a floating ferry terminal for Seoul with a form that references the hyperbolic geometry of a Manta Ray. Suspended above the marina and adjacent gardens, the structure offers elevated views across the Han river and Yeouido par...

Ultramodern Villa Ypsilon By LASSA Architects

Generally speaking, architects look to create spaces that flow well with their surrounding environment. In the case of the Villa Ypsilon house by LASSA Architects – this building practically disappears. Located on the top of a hill in the middle of an olive grove ...

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