Fascinating ZEB Pilot House in Norway

The ZEB Pilot House located in Ringdalskogen, Norway was designed by collaborating teams composed of Snøhetta, Scandinavia’s largest independent research body SINTEF, the Research Center on Zero Emissions Building (ZEB partner Brødrene Dahl) and, Optimera. Description by the architects: Snøhetta is an active partner within ZEB (The Research Center on Zero Emission Buildings). The ZEB Multi-Comfort House is a cooperation between Snøhetta, Scandinavia’s largest independent research body SINTEF, ZEB partner [...]

 

Gorgeous Renovation of a Spanish Colonial Home in California by Chet Callahan and Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design

Architect Chet Callahan in collaboration with Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design renovated a 1934 Spanish colonial home in Los Feliz, California into a modern and gorgeous residence for Callahan’s young family. Photos by Art Grey via design-milk

 

Surreal Hayes Residence amid the West Virginia Forest by Travis Price Architects

Travis Price Architects  designed the Hayes Residence, a surreal home amid a forest located in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Description by Travis Price Architects: The home is a path through the West Va hills. The path splits and meanders to know where… to know where nothing is left but self and nature. The cloak of nature and soul are equally in harmony punctured by growth and rebirth all afloat. Swaying [...]

 

Two Barns Home with a Pitched Roof in Poland by RSPlus

RSPlus designed a residence with the iconic “two walls and a pitched roof” symbol of a home in Poland. Description by RSPlus: Zoning plans based on the analysis of the urban area imposed roof geometry and the maximum height of the building. The rectangular shape of the plot and its orientation towards the south-west suggested preferred location of the building. Requirements of investors was that the house have to be [...]

 

Breathtaking Photos of the Alps by Karol Nienartowicz

Polish photographer, Karol Nienartowicz, offers a breathtaking series of his photos captured in the highest European mountains – the Alps. “During these wild trips I sleep in a tent that I always set in places with outstanding scenery, often remote and difficult to reach, where I can take pictures of sunrises and sunsets. I tend to avoid crowded places and popular routes. I’m not afraid to take risk by going [...]

 

Traditional Yet Modern Double-Height Loft in Canada by TheMACNABS

TheMACNABS designed this traditional yet modern 1,350 sq/ft loft in Vancouver, Canada. The residence includes 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a roof top patio, a secret door to a hidden office, and a fascinating view of Grouse Mountain. [via freshome]

 

Peculiar Yet Romantic Jewelry Design Composed of Real Flowers Enclosed in Mini Glass Orbs

Jewelry brand RubyRobin offers a unique design of jewelry composed of real flowers enclosed in mini glass orbs. Designer Khrystyna creatively encased real flower petals and dandelion seeds in miniature glass jars to make rings, pendant necklaces and earrings.   [via designtaxi]

 

Gorgeous Renovation of a Rural Home in Spain by Dom Arquitectura

Dom Arquitectura  renovated this historic home in La Cerdanya, Spain into a gorgeous rural residence. Description by Dom Arquitectura: The project is located in a small village in La Cerdanya. Located on the north valley side and facing south, the dense rural core is formed by about 20 houses, is surrounded by fields and meadows where agriculture and farming are the main activities. Breathtaking views of the Cadi in front [...]

 

Awesome Japanese Structure with Mirrored Façade by bandesign

Japanese firm bandesign built this fascinating structure with mirrored façade located in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Description by bandesign: A row of cherry trees is planted at an embankment at its basin, and many people visit this location during the cherry-blossom viewing season. There is Mirrors along the avenue. Taking advantage of this location, we intentionally made repeated refractions of the tree. In order to amplify the cherry two mirror walls [...]

 

Enchanting Rain Installation in Tokyo Composed of 65,000 Watch Base-Plates

The “Light is Time” magical installation in Tokyo was created by DGT Architects firm in collaboration with Japanese watchmaker CITIZEN. The artwork is composed of 65,000 watch base-plates hung on black thread inside a black room that make them look like shimmering golden raindrops. [via boredpanda]