Architecture

Perfect Venue for Friend Gatherings: Original Tepoztlan Lounge in Mexico

Perfect Venue for Friend Gatherings: Original Tepoztlan Lounge in Mexico

When planning your next friend gathering, wouldn’t it be nice if the meeting “venue” came with fresh air and a swimming pool? Cadaval & Solà-Morales completed Tepoztlan Lounge, said to be the first in a series of buildings es.. Read More →

Contemporary Split-Level House With Views of Downtown Seattle and Mt. Rainier

Contemporary Split-Level House With Views of Downtown Seattle and Mt. Rainier

This contemporary split-level house in Seattle, Washington, USA is the result of an extensive renovation process delivered by the team at Grouparchitect. Ballard Remodel stands out in its neighborhood due to its distinctive large cantilevered shed .. Read More →

Original Themed Park Hotel Belfiore Celebrating 10 Italian Icons

Original Themed Park Hotel Belfiore Celebrating 10 Italian Icons

Park Hotel Belfiore has recently opened the new themed suites dedicated to ten historical Italian icons. The Ten characters were identified by architects Alberto Apostoli after trying on several fronts the true popularity and recognizability of the.. Read More →

18 Times Exposed Ceiling Beams Made the Room

18 Times Exposed Ceiling Beams Made the Room

If you’re looking for a way to make an interior design splash in 2019, look up. Only focusing on your four walls is missing a major design opportunity. The fifth wall – your ceiling – sets the tone for the entire space. Wallpapered and pain.. Read More →

Minimalist “Catch the Views House” Frames Nature’s Perfection with Charming Design Lines

Minimalist “Catch the Views House” Frames Nature’s Perfection with Charming Design Lines

When your home is known as the “Catch The Views House “, the sheer joy of living each day overlooking unique panoramic landscapes can be enough to motivate you in the morning. And when your home is located in Chile’s Valparaís.. Read More →

Prefabricated House in Mexico Inspired by Love for the Outdoors

Prefabricated House in Mexico Inspired by Love for the Outdoors

The Mexican architectural firm SOA Soler Orozco Arquitectos designed the unconventional Casa Molina residence. This prefabricated house in Mexico offers a total living area of 1722 square feet (approximately 160 square meters). A contemporary p.. Read More →

Functional Elegance: Concept House Showcasing a Soothing Color Palette 

Functional Elegance: Concept House Showcasing a Soothing Color Palette 

When looking for inspiration that would upgrade your ideas of the perfect living environment, apartments, villas or concept homes like the one you are about to see hold details you need. Located in Munich, Germany, the concept house known as Poing.. Read More →

Sculptural Staircase Anchors Triangular London Home

Sculptural Staircase Anchors Triangular London Home

FORM Design Architecture collaborated with HI-MACS® to architecturally transform Flatiron House, an old and impractical office building in London. Described as “a staircase with rooms,” the result is a modern home built as a pied-à-terre in .. Read More →

Modern Residence in California Entwines Open and Closed Spaces

Modern Residence in California Entwines Open and Closed Spaces

All images courtesy of Freelandbuck. All photography by Eric Staudenmaier. New York-based architectural practice Freelandbuck completed the design of Second House, a contemporary residence in Los Angeles, California. Built around a central courtya.. Read More →

Wooden Home in the Forest Assembling Forces of Nature

Wooden Home in the Forest Assembling Forces of Nature

Bold and beautifully displaying a sleek wooden facade, this volumetric home in the forest speaks about the need to be in permanent contact with green surroundings. Delicately lined with black design elements and window frames, the home known as La.. Read More →

Modern Family Home in California Functioning as a Working Vineyard

Modern Family Home in California Functioning as a Working Vineyard

Designed by Swatt Miers Architects, this modern family home in Windsor, California is built on a a 20-acre plot in the Russian River Valley, known as Retrospect Vineyards. The client’s brief requested a project that would function both as a wel.. Read More →

Original Design Celebrating Permeability and Exploration: Aireys House in Australia

Original Design Celebrating Permeability and Exploration: Aireys House in Australia

Located on the Aireys Inlet, Victoria, Australia, the Aireys House by Byrne Architects has a privileged location high on a cliff, overlooking the ocean. The water, sand and gravel tracks were all elements that inspired the design approach: “C.. Read More →

Contemporary Family Home Integrating a Vintage Car Train: Platform House in Japan

Contemporary Family Home Integrating a Vintage Car Train: Platform House in Japan

Platform House is a creative residential project completed by Japanese architect Takanobu Kishimoto in Takasago City. According to the project developers, this car train in the images below has been on the site for years. Despite the initial plans .. Read More →

Contemporary Houseboat in the Netherlands Offers Both Privacy and Views

Contemporary Houseboat in the Netherlands Offers Both Privacy and Views

Located on a canal in Utrecht, The Netherlands, this houseboat by BYTR Architects is a contemporary dream. The clients wanted the experience of living on water combined with a high level of privacy. At the same time, they requested that thei.. Read More →

Zen-Inspired Dwelling With A Powerful Modern Architecture Geometry : 66MRN House

Zen-Inspired Dwelling With A Powerful Modern Architecture Geometry : 66MRN House

No matter what the standpoint, the 66MRN House in Singapore displays an intriguing architectural language, spiced up with unexpected lines and shapes. Envisioned by the creative team at ONG&ONG, the project consists of two main volumes, with th.. Read More →

Simplicity Reigns in 100% Renewable Energy Home: Great Gulf Active House 

A new home is often mistaken for a place to eat, sleep and relax. But it’s more than that, ever since we started understanding sustainability. Take the Great Gulf Active House by Superkül inc as example: a home that “sets a new preced.. Read More →

Peaceful, Maintenance-Free House in Amagansett, New York

Peaceful, Maintenance-Free House in Amagansett, New York

MB Architecture completed the design of House in the Lanes, a 7,300 square foot contemporary residence with an inspiring layout in Amagansett, NY. The clients requested a maintenance-free house that would last for decades to come. Builders used ma.. Read More →

Original Wedge Shaped Block Overlooking the Pacific: Queenscliff House in Sydney

Original Wedge Shaped Block Overlooking the Pacific: Queenscliff House in Sydney

The Queenscliff House in Sydney, Australia draws attention due to its vantage location on the edge of a cliff 100 meters above the ocean. Utz Sanby Architects envisioned a modern residence like a wedge shaped block between two close neighboring bui.. Read More →

L-Shaped Home in California Offers Dramatic Views Inside and Out

L-Shaped Home in California Offers Dramatic Views Inside and Out

This massive L-shaped home gently sloping down the hill is known as the Vidalakis Residence. Designed by Swatt Miers Architects, the eye-catching contemporary home is in Portola Valley, Calif. The California sun is filtered inside via a systemati.. Read More →

Amber Gardens Luxury Green Homes Reveal Bioclimatic Design

Amber Gardens Luxury Green Homes Reveal Bioclimatic Design

What is the first thing you feel when entering a luxury green home? When it comes to merging function, versatility, aesthetics and acoustics, a luxury green home has the upper hand over traditional residential buildings. “True luxury is gre.. Read More →

São Paulo Apartment Loses Walls and Ceiling, Gains Space and Style

São Paulo Apartment Loses Walls and Ceiling, Gains Space and Style

Apartment Joaquim was recently upgraded by the creative team at RSRG Architects and displays an intriguing open layout. The project is located in a 1950s-era building in São Paulo, Brazil.  “After the demolition of some walls and place.. Read More →

Seattle’s First Certified Passive House: Modern Family Home Marrying Luxury and Sustainability

Seattle’s First Certified Passive House: Modern Family Home Marrying Luxury and Sustainability

What you are about to visualize is the architecture and interior design of one of Washington State’s most energy efficient homes. Occupying 252 square meters in Seattle’s Madison Park neighborhood, the home that came to be know as Park.. Read More →

Children’s Playhouse in Brazil Features Fun on Every Floor

Children’s Playhouse in Brazil Features Fun on Every Floor

Pascali Semerdjian Architects designed the Toy House in São Paulo, Brazil. The 2,659-square-foot play area was built next to the owner’s home especially for entertainment — of children and adults alike. “The project was conceive.. Read More →

Fresh Scandinavian Attic Apartment With Two Sunny Terraces

Fresh Scandinavian Attic Apartment With Two Sunny Terraces

Comprising three bedrooms and two lovely sunny terraces, this modern attic apartment offers exceptional views of Stockholm and memorable sunsets. The 188 square-meter home-discovered by Freshome on Skeppsholmen– is characterized by abundant n.. Read More →

Defining a House Style: What Is a Mediterranean Home?

Defining a House Style: What Is a Mediterranean Home?

If you’re a fan of luxurious living, there’s no better architectural style for you than Mediterranean. These homes remind viewers of seaside villas and time spent on vacation. That said, have you ever wondered what exactly it is that make.. Read More →

Traditional Mountain Home in France Adds Modern Extension

Traditional Mountain Home in France Adds Modern Extension

The renovated Chalet SOLEYÂ, a traditional mountain home in Les Houches, France, by Chevallier Architectes is situated on a natural promontory and surrounded by rock faces. The main challenge with this modern extension for the architects was .. Read More →

This Teenager’s Room is the Stuff of Celebrity Homes

This Teenager’s Room is the Stuff of Celebrity Homes

The teenager that lives in this South African home has an entertainment room that would make Tony Hawk proud.  Inhouse Brand Architects outfitted the space with a concrete skate bowl, inspired by a skate park in London, according to Visi Magazine... Read More →

Dynamic Creekside Retreat Invaded by Light and Bright Colors

Dynamic Creekside Retreat Invaded by Light and Bright Colors

The Creekside Retreat by Richardson Architects is a successful redesign project of a house initially built in 1954: “This home, nestled in a redwood grove, was recently purchased by a family of four. Situated on a gently upsloping lot bordere.. Read More →

Contemporary “Living-Garden House” in Poland Unveiling Surprising Design Features

Contemporary “Living-Garden House” in Poland Unveiling Surprising Design Features

KWK Promes completed the design of the Living-Garden House, a contemporary residence in Katowice, Poland. One of the main requirments of the brief was a high level of privacy, which is why “the ground floor was set parallel to the road for th.. Read More →

Healthy Living and Seclusion Provided by Martis-Dunsmuir House in California

Healthy Living and Seclusion Provided by Martis-Dunsmuir House in California

Providing a warm environment to enjoy the natural beauty of Martis Camp near Lake Tahoe, California, Martis-Dunsmuir House is a rustic-contemporary getaway designed by sagemodern. The residence displays a complex exterior, with large expanses of gl.. Read More →

A Sled Hill Roof Transforms this Swedish Home into a Wintry Playground

A Sled Hill Roof Transforms this Swedish Home into a Wintry Playground

Pulkabacken is the perfect home for entertaining with features like a party deck and sled hill roof.  Street Monkey Architects customized a prefabricated module to create these unique elements, building the home into a hillside.  This allows it t.. Read More →

Modern Family Home Tastefully Decorated With Natural Light

Rising in a new neighborhood in Cassà de la Selva, Girona, Spain, this modern family home is known as “Casa en Cassà”. From outside, its bold architectural language hints towards the carefully manicured interiors. Architects Ricard.. Read More →

English Farm Cottage Gets Inspiring Modern Addition

English Farm Cottage Gets Inspiring Modern Addition

Adam Knibb Architects completed the design of The Beckett House, a private residence located in Crawley, England. The project is a remodel and extension of a charming farm cottage — to take an old farmhouse and bring it to life for the current.. Read More →

Sophisticated Residence Design Blurring the Lines Between Indoor and Outdoor 

Sophisticated Residence Design Blurring the Lines Between Indoor and Outdoor 

Located on a North-South oriented corner site in Brighton, Australia, this sophisticated residence was imagined for a mid-size family looking for an urban dwelling to enjoy daily. Exuding a rich modern feel via a multitude of indoor and outdoor liv.. Read More →

“ASH+ASH” Residence Exhibiting a Range of Outdoor Terraces and Porches

“ASH+ASH” Residence Exhibiting a Range of Outdoor Terraces and Porches

Merging contemporary architecture with sustainable design techniques, Hennebery Eddy Architects created ASH + ASH, a private home in Portland, Oregon, USA. According to the project developers, the residence “takes advantage of regional and di.. Read More →

Modular Floating Home Lets You Live on the Water Anywhere

Modular Floating Home Lets You Live on the Water Anywhere

With the tiny-home movement more popular than ever, architects are coming up with increasingly creative ways to live both luxuriously and sustainably. For so many seeking small homes, location is just as important as the abode itself.  That’s wh.. Read More →

Classic Texas Beauty Displays Refined Elegance

Classic Texas Beauty Displays Refined Elegance

Marie Flanigan Interiors completed this welcoming residence in the River Oaks neighborhood in Houston, Texas. Balance and refined elegance characterize the spaces, which boast an array of traditional design elements. The social core of the home.. Read More →

Expansive Rotterdam Market Hall Shaped Like A Giant Horse Shoe by MVRDV

Expansive Rotterdam Market Hall Shaped Like A Giant Horse Shoe by MVRDV

From nine o’clock in the morning, until eight o’clock in the evening, the inhabitants of Rotterdam will have a chance to evaluate fresh food and other goodies inside a new massive arch-shaped venue. The Rotterdam Market Hall was describ.. Read More →

Cantilevered LP House in Brazil Displaying a Minimalist Design Throughout

Cantilevered LP House in Brazil Displaying a Minimalist Design Throughout

It has been a while since we’ve presented a modern cantilevered residence on Freshome. The minimalist LP House was envisioned and implemented by Metro Arquitetos Associados and is located in São Paulo, Brazil. Made up of two main volumes, th.. Read More →

What Will Single-Family Homes Look Like in 10 Years?

What Will Single-Family Homes Look Like in 10 Years?

Porch analyzed census data to predict what average single-family homes will look like in 2036. Image: Porch Picture your dream home. Can you see the floor plan in your mind’s eye? How many bedrooms does it have? How many bathrooms? Is there a.. Read More →

Helical Staircase Makes an Eccentric Centerpiece in this LA Family Home

Helical Staircase Makes an Eccentric Centerpiece in this LA Family Home

Belzberg Architects organized Tree Top Residence around a stunning helical staircase.  The design is not just a simple helix, however.  The architect explains that its eccentric design “goes from skinny to fat, narrow to wide” in Interior Des.. Read More →

Mysterious Façade Concealing Maximal Openness and Lightness: The Hidden House

Mysterious Façade Concealing Maximal Openness and Lightness: The Hidden House

Israelevitz Architects shared with us photos and information about The Hidden House, a modern family residence completed in Tel Aviv, Israel. A square plot, relatively small for the program’s requirements, has dictated the structure’s concept: .. Read More →

Box-Shaped Japanese Home With Spectacular Views of Omura Bay: Y7-House

Box-Shaped Japanese Home With Spectacular Views of Omura Bay: Y7-House

Displaying a highly minimalist architecture approach, Y7-House by Architect Show is located in a scenic landscape in Omura, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. The rectangular box-shaped residence takes advantage of a hillside position, ensuring extensive .. Read More →

Perfect Place for the Summer: Cristal House near Lima, Peru

Perfect Place for the Summer: Cristal House near Lima, Peru

Enhancing the feeling of belonging to a place where the sky joins the sea, the residential project captured below in pictures, was designed by Gómez De La Torre & Guerrero as a tranquil summer retreat for the body, mind and soul. Symbolically .. Read More →

Post-War House Converted Into Modern Residence in Canada

Post-War House Converted Into Modern Residence in Canada

Altius Architecture converted a post-war house into a modern family dwelling in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. According to the project developers, the main challenge was “to take an awkward existing street-facing facade, and without major renovat.. Read More →

Luxurious Modern Interior Scheme Uncovered by The Appealathon House in Australia

Luxurious Modern Interior Scheme Uncovered by The Appealathon House in Australia

Appealathon House in Perth, Western Australia is a compact modern residence developed by Australian home builder Grandwood by Zorzi. The architectural language of the project is defined by simple lines, order and proportion. A minimalist exterior p.. Read More →

Hillside Home in Japan Reveals Playful Interiors

Hillside Home in Japan Reveals Playful Interiors

The Skyward House was envisioned by AC-AA Architects, a Japanese studio known to merge vernacular elements with modern functionality. A surreal green landscape surrounds the 4,402-square-foot (409-square-meter) hillside home. “The house need.. Read More →

Exhibiting a Car Park Enclosed with Vertical Louvers: Desi Residence in Cyprus

Exhibiting a Car Park Enclosed with Vertical Louvers: Desi Residence in Cyprus

Varda Studio completed the design and development of Desi Residence, a three-level house with quite a few original features. Located in Tala, Cyprus, the project stands on a hill with a steep drop down towards the street: “Aside from the chal.. Read More →

Lakeside Swiss Home is Contemporary with a Natural Look

Lakeside Swiss Home is Contemporary with a Natural Look

Forni Gueli completed Lakeside Home, a multi-level, contemporary home built with natural materials onto a hillside in Switzerland.  The use of exposed wood throughout the interior and exterior of building give the project an unexpectedly rustic fe.. Read More →

47 Best Tiny Playroom Decoration You Can Select This

47 Best Tiny Playroom Decoration You Can Select This

Decorating the playroom on the idea of a theme would be a good idea. When selecting a theme, consider how long you want the mural to be in the youngsters room. Before you begin thinking of ideas for decorating playroom, do not neglect to ask your .. Read More →

Graphic Designer’s House Blends With Its Natural Surroundings

Graphic Designer’s House Blends With Its Natural Surroundings

Johnsen Schmaling Architects completed the design of a 1,855 square-foot modern residence located on the wooded eastern shore of Wisconsin’s Door County, USA. The project was envisioned for a graphic designer and her husband. It blends with t.. Read More →

Home Extension Heaven: Outfitting Your Home For Leisurely Living

Home Extension Heaven: Outfitting Your Home For Leisurely Living

Australian studio MCK Architects were asked to transform a modest bungalow into a dreamy home where the garden would naturally flow inside. The result is magnificent, breaking our mental boxes enough to see this home extension bud and flower und.. Read More →

Sustainable Tiny Home Offers Big Style, Low Environmental Impact

Sustainable Tiny Home Offers Big Style, Low Environmental Impact

The terms “self-sufficiency” and “off the grid” usually call to mind concrete fallout shelters or underground bunkers, but the efficient interior of this tiny home would not be out of place in a New York penthouse or San Francisco studio. .. Read More →

Residence in Norway Embedding Innovative Sustainable Features: ZEB Pilot House

Residence in Norway Embedding Innovative Sustainable Features: ZEB Pilot House

Completed by Snøhetta, in collaboration with ZEB (The Research Center on Zero Emission Buildings) and Optimera, ZEB Pilot House is a innovative architecture project embedding a variety of sustainable solutions. The building in Larvik, Norway has e.. Read More →

Historic Watchtowers in Hungary Offer Atmospheric Views

Historic Watchtowers in Hungary Offer Atmospheric Views

Hikers along the blue National Tourist Route will now have a new vantage point from which to stop and see the view. Old abandoned concrete watchtowers located in the heart of the 1,100-kilometer hiking route have been converted into interesting res.. Read More →

A Stunning Skylight in Minimalist Canadian Remodel

A Stunning Skylight in Minimalist Canadian Remodel

EM Architecture recently completed the renovation and design of Maison Mentana. The building was constructed in the 1900’s as a four-plex, then later converted into a duplex before becoming a single-family home last year. The extent of the r.. Read More →

Modern New Home in Texas Uncovering Views of Downtown Austin Over Treetops

Modern New Home in Texas Uncovering Views of Downtown Austin Over Treetops

Rising on a hilltop in the Barton Hills neighborhood of Austin, Texas, this modern new home by A Parallel Architecture spreads over 2,700 square feet. Overlooking downtown and South Austin from the expansive upstairs bedroom terrace as well as .. Read More →

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