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South Durras House with a Uniquely Striking Roof by Fearns Studio

Australia-based Fearns Studio has designed a home in South Durras with a unique twist. Well, the roof probably says it all. Description by Fearns Studio: This renovation of an 80’s beach house comprises modifications to existing interiors and a new studio extending into the rear yard. A single , oversized sliding door defines a modified living space – expanding lounge areas and allowing new views of surrounding bushland when open […]

 

Sophisticated Overby Beach House by John Robert Nilsson Architecture

John Robert Nilsson Architecture studio have completed the Overby House, a highly sophisticated beach house located in Overby, Värmdö.   Description by John Robert Nilsson Architecture: A beach house with very high standards in terms of aesthetics and precision in execution. All solutions are seemingly simple and unadorned. Clean shapes, clean lines are consistently pursued. It is a technology-intensive house, like a piece of civilized life and order placed on a boulder […]

 

Unique Green Box Retreat by Act Romegialli Architects

Act Romegialli Architects have designed the unique transformation of this old garage by using basic raw materials such as galvanized steel, wood planks and let nature do its finishing touches. This tiny retreat home is located in the Rhaetian Alps and was completed in 2010. Description by Act Romegialli Architects: The “Green box” project rises as the renovation of a small disused garage, accessory to a weekend house situated on […]

 

Stunning Museo Soumeya in Mexico City

Fernando Romero EnterprisE (FREE) has designed the stunning  Museo Soumaya, an art museum created to house the private collection of  by business magnate and multibillionaire Carlos Slim Helú. The structure is strikingly visible given its façade covered by 16,000 hexagonal aluminum tiles. It also houses a library, gift shop, restaurant and 350-seat auditorium. [via inhabitat]

 

Striking + Colorful Interior of Cafein Bistro by Kolorama + Olga Sietnicka

Collaborating studios Kolorama and Olga Sietnicka of Bloogarden have designed one of the most colorful restaurants in Poland called Cafein Bistro. The interior of the bistro is subtly divided into sections by painting bold colors that extends from floor to wall. [via designboom]

 

Beautifully Simple Home Studio in Via Bertola by Studio Ata

Italian architecture firm Studio Ata have designed the renovation of this minimalist Home Studio Apartment located in Via Bertola, Italy that was completed in 2007. Description by Studio Ata: In the heart of Turin, just a short walk from Piazza Castello, in a building 800, there was a flat characterized by a thick wall plug that bisected the space. From the compositional point of view, the service rooms were backing the […]

 

Contemplative Tea House in the Garden by A1 Architects

A1 Architects builds more than just a Tea House in the Garden, they build a contemplative space for the soul. A house raised from the ground where the host and guest can drink a cup of tea together in quiet contemplation and in spiritual harmony. Description by A1 Architects: The Garden At the foot of the hill dividing Hloubetin and Aloisov you’ll find a small garden. The garden is unostentatious, […]

 

Tiny Parisian Loft Inspires Creativity

NZI Architectes have designed this charming 3-level Parisian Loft that is both a home and a workshop to its artist owner. Completed in 2010, the indie vibe is felt throughout this 50 square meter home with its bohemian inspired decor. Photos courtesy Juane Sepulveda via freshome

 

Amazing Photos of an Artist Chasing Waves in Iceland

Self-taught photographer, artist and adventurer Chris Burkard  has come up with his recent project called ‘Goal Zero’ where he shares his escapades in the Icelandic terrain just south of the Arctic Circle. The artist together with his team boldly chased the waves around the island and captured the loveliness of Iceland particularly its surf spots, fog banks and waterfalls. [via designtaxi]

 

Elegantly Modern Silverhurst Villa by Saota and Antoni Associates

Saota and Antoni Associates in partnership with VIVID Architects have designed the Silverhurst Residence located in Constantia, Cape Town, South Africa. The Georgian inspired contemporary home has spacious courtyards, terraces and pool surrounding its light-filled and modern interior. Description by Antoni Associates: An elegant, modern country villa set in Constantia’s exclusive gated Silverhurst Estate. Arranged around a double volume sky-lit entrance and water courtyard, the symbiosis between the interiors and the […]