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Ornate Home in Italy Contrasts Modern Pieces with Palatial Rooms

Diff.Studio’s design for this ornate home in Italy layers contemporary style over a classic, rococo backdrop.  The end product is an exquisite blend of pieces that reflect the passage of time. The old architecture of the living room featured beautiful vaulted ceilings and windows that give the room a bright, airy feel.  The suspended lights that […]

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Bright Home in Repurposed Industrial Harbor Quarter in the Netherlands

The historic buildings within Deventer’s repurposed industrial harbor have been given new meaning as a social and cultural meeting place.  Among the renovated warehouses and other redefined spaces, Studio MAKS constructed Deventer House, a bright, boxy home for a young couple. With minimal space, the architect constructed a modern home that makes optimal use of its 1184-square foot […]

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Poolside Retreat Revives Outdoor Space in Spanish Home

MESURA’s Sant Mori Pérgola poolside retreat creates a new space for a family to enjoy sunny days at their summer home in Sant Mori, Spain.  Despite their regular use the pool, the adjacent patio was uncomfortable and unused. The design used the common facade of a neighbor’s plain wall as its base.  The other three sides were […]

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Portland Home Remodel Masters Views

Council Crest Residence is a 6,200 square foot remodel and addition located in Portland, Oregon. Completed in 2003, it was designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and built by Don Tankersley Construction. This project was a remodel and addition of a 1950’s ranch house. Originally built for inventor Karl Kurz, known for creating projectors and stereoscopic cameras, the home was […]

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Garden Void House in Toronto Displays Highly Flexible Layout

Canada-based Alva Roy Architects completed the design of the Garden Void House, a contemporary residence in Toronto. The project occupies a corner lot in a traditional neighborhood, with both the north and west façades enjoying natural daylight throughout the seasons. When viewed from street level, the main façade draws the eye with its contrast of large and narrow windows. From the […]

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Converted Warehouse Apartment in Sydney Celebrates its Historic Past

Upon entering this converted warehouse apartment, your attention is immediately drawn to its original brickwork and two stunning arched windows.  They are the centerpiece of the apartment’s modern living room.  In being so, they are the perfect example of how architect Josephine Hurley kept the historic character of the Edwards and Co. Building in Sydney at the core […]

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Creative Apartment in Ukraine Packed with Design Ideas

Svoya Studio completed this creative apartment in Ukraine for a painter and her family.  For an artistic household, the project “Shhh…” had to be as unique as its name.  So, complex patterns, interesting textures, and fun pops of bright color run throughout the space. For example, you enter the apartment through a lemon yellow door.  From there, black […]

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Heritage Cottage in Australia Transformed into Versatile Family Home

Those Architects converted a late 19th century heritage cottage into a flexible, contemporary home. The four-bedroom residence located in Armidale, Australia, added a generously-sized social zone and a secondary living room. The goal of this project was to create a “set-up” of an outdoor living and entertainment area of 1775 square feet. “One of our challenges with […]

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Mid 19th-Century Villa in England Returns to its Original Grandeur

Named “The Pilot’s House”, this villa built from brick and flint masonry is an architectural gem. The residence is located in Winchester, England and has an interesting history: it is part of a collection of family homes developed for the wealthy in the mid 19th century and located close to England’s oldest school, Winchester College. AR Design Studio were handed a […]

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Minimalist Home in Taiwan with Open Mezzanine

HAO Design gave their clients’ traditional 2.5 story home in Pingtung City a minimalist makeover.  The finished design, called Blank, has a light and airy feel due to its large windows and open mezzanine.   Moreover, white walls and an uncluttered interior make the space feel even larger than its 1700-square feet. The mezzanine space has only a […]

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