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Gorgeous Albizia House in South Africa by Metropole Architects

South Africa-based Metropole Architects have designed the Albizia House on a one acre site in Simbithi Eco-Estate with a mixture of simplicity and sophistication. Description by Metropole Architects: We were commissioned to design a contemporary family home on a one acre site, situated at the end of a spur, in Simbithi Eco-Estate.  The client’s brief called for a home with an overriding sense of simplicity but with a high degree […]

 

Nest Modern Renovates a 1950s House called Casa Nido

Nest Modern have designed the renovation of Casa Nido, a 1950s home located in Austin, Texas. Most of the original finishes were reinstated and re-built as how it was originally conceptualized by Architect Milton Ryan. Photos courtesy Nest Modern

 

Almost Forgotten 1930s Beach House Project Completed by Louis Vuitton

The late French architect  Charlotte Perriand designed the La Maison au Bord de l’Eau (House by the Water), a functional prefab home designed in the 1930s. For decades, this one of Perriand’s unfinished beach house projects until recently when Louis Vuitton stepped in to finally complete it. Photos courtesy Louis Vuitton via yatzer

 

Accessible and Wheelchair Friendly Loft MM in Belgium by C.T. Architects

Young, international firm C.T. Architects have designed this home without boundaries in Belgium. The team converted the storage area of the ground floor of an apartment into a very welcoming dwelling place for an accident victim. Description by C.T. Architects: A home without boundaries: The project includes the conversion of a ground floor apartment, previously used for storage, into an accessible and wheelchair friendly living space for an accident victim. The result […]

 

A Century Old Barge Converted Into A Floating House

First sailed in the 1900s, this century old barge was given a new lease on life by transforming it into a 2-bedroom floating apartment in Södermalm, Stockholm, Sweden. Photos courtesy Skeppsholmen

 

Stunning Wave Photography by Pierre Carreau

French photographer Pierre Carreau took these little beauties, eye-catching photos of waves as if they are sculptures of the sea. Pierre Carreau’s website

 

Cubist Art-Inspired Modern House for a Photographer 2 by OAB

Office of Architecture in Barcelona (OAB) was inspired by the cubist art of Picasso when the team designed this modern home with clean, white exteriors in 2006. Located in Tarragona, Spain, the residence is very close to the sea. Its best feature would have to be the 52 Washington palm trees that will lead its residents from the beach to the house.   Description by OAB:  “A 250 long by […]

 

Cheerful Colors of a Single Bedroom Apartment in Moscow

In the midst of snow-clad building apartments in Russia is this young couple’s abode filled with brightly colored furniture and decor. [via the-village]

 

Mountainside Costa Rican House by Robles Arquitectos

Robles Arquitectos studio have designed the Mecano House situated in the Osa Peninsula, in the largest province of Costa Rica, Puntarenas. The house sits on a mountainside facing the lush vegetation and forest of the countryside. Photos courtesy Andrés García Lachner

 

Relaxing Asia Residential Resort in South Korea by Piet Boon

Award-winning architectural firm Piet Boon has designed this captivating ‘Asia Residential Resort’ in Oak Valley, South Korea. The whole place exudes a very relaxing ambience that is described to be a mixture of eastern and western cultures. Description by Piet Boon Architecture: We imbued the interior of this private residence in Oak Valley – a high-end, ecologically-sustainable golf and ski resort – with a distinctive Piet Boon® signature, owing to […]