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Fomer Bakery Turned City View House by Russian for Fish

Converted from a bakery in the 1980s, Russian for Fish studio have designed the renovation of London’s City View House that was completed in 2013.   Description by Russian for Fish: City View House is former bakery converted into residential apartments in the late 1980s. The large first floor studio has been refurbished throughout, with the addition of large window inserted into the existing east facing façade; capturing the morning sun.  […]

 

Dramatic Photos of Traffic Lights on a Foggy Night by Lucas Zimmermann

Photographer Lucas Zimmermann took photos of traffic lights on a foggy night near Weimar, Germany. The long exposure shots are like rainbow portals on the road. You can see more from the series over on Behance. [via designerburst]

 

Artsy Gallery House in Colombia by GM Arquitectos

GM Arquitectos has designed this sprawling 1,250 sqm site in Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia with a stunning home inspired by the hobby of its residents who are art both collectors. The result is a residence that also serves as a gallery of the couple’s collections matched with the surreal view of its surrounding landscape. Photos by Luis Fernando Ramos via archdaily

 

Beautifully Renovated 30-meter High Water Tower From The 1930s

Located in a small village of Steenokkerzeel in Belgium is Chateau d’eau, a 30-meter high water tower from the 1930s. It was abandoned for decades before Patrick Mets, a businessman, saw potential and hired Bham Design Studio to transform it into a beautiful home. The tower’s exterior was fully reinstated while its 6-level interior was transformed into a 450 square meter modern residence. Description by Bham Design Studio: THE HISTORY In a […]

 

Enchanting Nature-reserve in South Africa Celebrates Abundance of Wildlife

In the Waterberg region of South Africa lies the Leobo Private Reserve with a Lodge which sleeps 18 or at The Observatory, a state-of-the-art private house designed by architect Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens. This playful 12,000 malaria-free nature reserve that overlooks the vast Palala Valley. Visitors are encouraged to be as laid back and flexible as possible, not limited by time. Just like enchanting chameleon in Northern Sotho where the name […]

 

Fascinating Christmas Tree in Budapest Made of 365 Sleighs

Happy Christmas everyone! ‘Tis the season to be jolly, eh? With that, check out this amazing Christmas tree in Budapest that is composed of 365 wooden sleighs and would probably make Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer jump up for so much joy. The 11-meter-tall tree was built by multidisciplinary studio Hello Wood using welding techniques and placed it in front of the Palace of Arts. Its interior will be open for […]

 

Santa Merrily Invades Classic Paintings

Artist Ed Wheeler imagines when Santa is on a break giving away gifts, this happens. Wheeler’s self-portrait called Santa Classics shows him dressed as Santa Claus merrily invading classic paintings. Something to make you smile on Christmas eve. Merry Christmas everyone! [via flavorwire]

 

Unique Industrial Loft in Barcelona by Egue y Seta

Architecture studio Egue y Seta have designed the renovation of contemporary house in Barcelona, Spain. From an old toy shop, the industrial look of the house remained, the brick walls, concrete and warm materials such as iroko and oak wood. The designers made the interior updated with the integration of glass and garden while retaining the traditional vibe by filling it with vintage-looking pieces.   [via micasarevista]

 

Fabulous Ses Alzines Residence in Spain by Javier Mantolán Seguí

Javier Mantolán Seguí has designed this gorgeous home called Ses Alzines in a coastal residential area in Es Marcadals, Menorca, Spain. The whole place has this resort-like ambience that is perfect for a summer holiday destination. Description by Javier Mantolán Seguí: The building program is to build a Tourist Holiday Home for 8 and grade Excellent with removal of architectural barriers to allow access to disabled persons. The building is cornered by the boundaries at […]

 

Inside the Inspiration Board: Pinterest's Palo Alto Headquaters

The Pinterest site is home to thousands of office designs. While that can be an overwhelming source of inspiration, the Pinterest team opted for a simple and practical interior of a former warehouse for its 300 employees in their Palo Alto headquarters. The design is a collaboration with All of the Above, First Office and Schwartz and Architecture. [via hiconsumption]