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This Historic Seattle Church’s Conversion to Luxury Condos

This former Seattle church is now one of the hottest real estate listings in town. The Sanctuary, designed by Sechrist Design Associates Inc, boasts 12 luxury residences in this historic building. Formerly first Church of Christ, Scientist, the congregation sold the historic building to a luxury real estate developer for $1.1 million in 2006. Many old churches in […]

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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 renovations to this structure has left it unrecognizable from its original state. All of the interior walls were […]

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An Old Barn Renovation in the Italian Countryside

Mantua-based studio ARCHIPLAN completed the renovation of an old barn in Bomporto, Italy. The building had been partially damaged by an earthquake and was in dire need of a contemporary update.  Surrounded by abandoned farm buildings and the cultivated fields of the Modena plain, the residence is an oasis of tranquility. The front of the house is characterized by […]

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Luminous Shop Showcases Indian Metal Art

Studio Ardete’s design transformed this metal profile cutting store in a Northern Indian city into an art exhibition that beautifully showcases the works produced inside.  They aimed to reignite interest in the art by redefining it with a modern edge.  To do this, the design showcases applications of water Jet CNC cutting in architecture. You […]

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Zoltan Apartment is Contemporary and Timeless

Designed in 2015 by A+Z Design Studio this contemporary apartment in Budapest, Hungary, utilizes sparse accessories to accentuate the sharp curvature of the space and draw the eye in. There are original touches throughout the apartment, such as the radiators and the pipes running from floor to ceiling. The apartment has been staged with a combination […]

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Modern House Spins and Tilts as Part of Performance Architecture Project

This unusual rotating house was designed and implemented by architect-artist duo Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley as part of a ‘performance architecture’ project. The residence was recently on display at the OMI International Arts Center in Ghent, New York, where it drew attention of the worldwide media. Named ‘Reactor’, the 44-foot by 8-foot structure rotates 360-degrees atop a 15-foot concrete column in response to its […]

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Wooden Brick House Matches Tradition with Innovation

Built by Jaro Krobot, this project was an exciting exploration in material innovation. By using new building technology to recreate a traditional home, the atmosphere of the surrounding area was preserved. This house in Lučatín, a small village in central part of Slovakia, was completed in 2014. It sits on the site of an older home that had […]

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Upgrade Your Bedroom Tonight With These Creative Headboard Ideas

A bedroom without a headboard is like the perfect outfit without the right shoes. If your bed is missing the all-important headboard element, take inspiration from our headboard ideas and add a big design statement your room tonight. Headboards can sometimes be thought of as big and bulky, however, regardless of the size of the […]

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A Community-Centric Apartment Complex on the Staten Island Waterfront

With Ironstate Development Company’s Urby Staten Island project, “they had to go big or go home,” according to a local resident quoted in the New York Times.  This community-centric apartment complex feels like part of a grand plan with its urban garden and communal kitchen.  These unique amenities target modern urban dwellers by promoting sustainable lifestyles. Ironstate worked […]

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