Awesome Photos of Star-Filled Skies by Mikko Lagerstedt

Finnish photographer Mikko Lagerstedt comes with an awesome photo series entitled, “Night” that captures the fascinating beauty of Finland’s landscapes and star-filled skies. [via designtaxi]


Beautiful Family House Revnice in Czech Republic by JRA Jarousek.Rochová.Architekti

JRA Jarousek.Rochová.Architekti designed this beautiful family home located in a residential area of villas on the northern bank of Revnice above the valley of the river Berounka in the Czech Republic. Description by JRA Jarousek.Rochová.Architekti: The mass of the house blends into the terrain so that it respects the sloping terrain of the land. The one storey building with a flat roof andalower level floor is embedded into a green […]


Awesome Japanese Home with an Amazing View of Mountains by Kawashima Mayumi Architects Design

Kawashima Mayumi Architects Design built this home located in Hokuto, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan with a stunning view of Mounts Fuji and Kai Komagatake. Description by Kawashima Mayumi Architects Design: Kobuchizawa is a town of the foot of the south side of Yatsugatake that has a gentle slope toward the south to the vertex Yatsugatake towering mountain range to the north. We can look Mount Fuji far south and north Alps, […]


Minimalist Q1 Apartment in Russia by Modom Studio

St Petersburg-based Modom Studio designed the Q1 Apartment, a minimalist 89 square meter residence in Russia. Description by Modom Studio: Mobile pair, 50% of their time conducting business trips, acquired two studios through the wall at 44 meters, one for life, another for rent, but plans changed … The core of the project is to design a single open space with the absolute use of white always honest and clean, […]


Beautiful Boatsheds in New Zealand by Strachan Group Architects and Rachael Rush

The Boatsheds is a family home in Auckland, New Zealand designed by Strachan Group Architects together with Rachael Rush. Description by Strachan Group Architects: On a constrained, compact urban site, a stones throw from Takapuna Beach, the three-stepped gables of these black ‘boatsheds’ appropriately reference our boating and beach culture. The sliding forms reveal a solution beyond the standard connotations of a home, a bespoke incubator for the clients’ lifestyle. The corner […]


Bio Climatic Smart RD House in Dominican Republic by Vasho

Chilean architectural firm Vasho designed the grass-roofed RD House located in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic. Description by VASHO: “The programmatic challenge: design a house that allows 18 people to fit comfortably within 500mt2 (including terraces). Open spaces, characteristic of the local architecture. All of the bedrooms have their own bathroom, study and/or library and living room-dining room-kitchen all in one space. The house will be a second home to use intermittently […]


Chic Black and White Interiors with Yellow Accents by Kasia Orwat

Kasia Orwat designed this apartment in Poland with chic black and white interiors matched with splash of yellow accents.


Artist Builds a Globe with Thousands of Painted Matchsticks

For two whole years, artist and sculpture Andy Yoder created a globe with the ocean and continents represented by thousands of hand painted matchsticks. Don’t miss out the globe in exhibit at the Winkleman Gallery PULSE New York Contemporary Art Fair which runs from May 8 to 11. [via fubiz]


Attractively Awesome Visitors Center in Germany by Ooze Architects

Architecture and design firm Ooze Architects was commissioned to build a temporary visitors center for EMSCHERKUNST.2013 in Germany. The project  also included an art camp for local art associations. Oversea containers were re-used by the firm and  were splashed with vibrant colors to exude a very welcoming atmosphere. Description by Ooze Architects: The temporary Visitors Center for EMSCHERKUNST.2013 and the Art Camp for local art associations are made from re-used […]


Marvelous Concrete Home Called ‘The Pierre’ by Olson Kundig Architects

Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects designed The Pierre, a single-storey residence that has been cut into the protruding bedrock of the client’s existing property. This magnificent concrete house is located in one of the San Juan Islands off the coast of Seattle. Description by Olson Kundig Architects: The owner’s affection for a stone outcropping on her property inspired the design of this house. Conceived as a retreat nestled into the rock, the […]