Troika of Time: Three houses exhibit tales of the past and future

Troika of Time: Three houses exhibit tales of the past and future

3 April, 2014  |  Exterior, House Interior  |  No Comments

With three identically constructed houses, it is clear to see from the pictures which one has been given a new lease of life. On the left we have a very clean and modern looking house with traditional Brazilian features, followed by two identically structured houses that look worn down and rustic. The design team at Tiago do Vale Architects decided to renovate this historic building and make it into something that is suitable for today’s lifestyle. Read more


Crossing The Bridge: Stunning house with a unique bridge and modern wooden exterior

Crossing The Bridge: Stunning house with a unique bridge and modern wooden exterior

2 April, 2014  |  Exterior, House Interior  |  No Comments

Situated on a very narrow urban site in Auckland, New Zealand, this stunningly designed house is the work of local company Bosseley Architects. The long construction of this house is due to the incline of the terrain, which also creates an almost moat-like ditch. This incline has added its own feature, as the house now has a really cute bridge that you have to cross in order to get to the house. Read more


The Modern Student’s Home: Compact housing for students is affordable and environmentally friendly

The Modern Student’s Home: Compact housing for students is affordable and environmentally friendly

2 April, 2014  |  Exterior, House Interior  |  No Comments

Architects Linda Camara and Pontus Åqvist of Swedish company Tengbom developed this really unique compact housing for students, with an area of only 10 square meters! With the number students on the increase and their budgets on the decrease, the architects needed to build affordable housing that would help them through their studies. This required innovative thinking to solve a problem that has been around for many years. Read more


Retro Down Under: Australian house has complex exterior construction with the addition of English retro styling

Retro Down Under: Australian house has complex exterior construction with the addition of English retro styling

1 April, 2014  |  Exterior, House Interior  |  No Comments

From the outside, this house exudes complexity and dynamism with volumes that overlap and overhang to create depth within the building. One of the best features of this house is the concrete patterned blocks that cover over one of the windows. These blocks are very retro in their appearance, as were often used in the 60’s as a concrete fencing around British homes. Located in Perth, Australia, this house was developed by Residential Attitudes and was created to meet the daily need of the family inhabiting the space. Read more


Japanese Joy: Amazing Japanese house has traditional styling as well as stunning views from every window in the building

Japanese Joy: Amazing Japanese house has traditional styling as well as stunning views from every window in the building

31 March, 2014  |  Exterior, House Interior  |  No Comments

From afar, this house looks like a monument to true modern styling with a slight resemblance to traditional Japanese styled construction. Located at the foot of the mountains, this house has a very natural landscape and the clean lines of the building are a wonderful contrast to the organically shaped mountains. Read more


Lavish in London: Beautifully designed three storey house has modern and lavishly English overtones

Lavish in London: Beautifully designed three storey house has modern and lavishly English overtones

30 March, 2014  |  Exterior, House Interior  |  No Comments

With three stories of pure English, modern design this house located in Crouch End, North London, England is a perfect example of what a modern house should look like. The aim of the designers of LLI Design, was to bring a feeling of warmth into the house and make it as welcoming as they possibly could. There is a real sense of organised complexity to this house, with a feeling of freshness due to its great selection of decor, lacquered furniture and classical additions. Read more


Cold as Concrete: Rather cold looking concrete house has a modern surprise inside

Cold as Concrete: Rather cold looking concrete house has a modern surprise inside

29 March, 2014  |  Exterior, House Interior  |  No Comments

This very unusual house has been constructed using mostly concrete, which gives it the rather monotone grey appearance. From the outside, it doesn’t offer much in terms of vibrancy or individuality as it seems to blend into the streets and tarmac. However, this is exactly what the developers Wespi de Meuron were after, as they wanted to create something that would fit into the environment, and as you can see by the pictures, they have done that perfectly. Read more


Epitome of Tranquility: Gorgeous house breath taking views of the sea and the Northern Coast of Tenerife

Epitome of Tranquility: Gorgeous house breath taking views of the sea and the Northern Coast of Tenerife

28 March, 2014  |  Exterior, House Interior  |  No Comments

One of the most beautiful features of this house located in Tacoronte, Spain is the infinity edged pool that somehow seems to dissolve into the sea on the horizon. What a magnificent place to relax and unwind whilst looking out at the openness and stillness of the sea. This house has been built with a modern mixture of concrete and glass, with the addition of wooden platforms that sit on the edge of a 300m Cliff top! The rear of the house provides stunning views of the Teide and the rest of the northern coast of Tenerife. Read more


Masculinity in The Mountains: House with strong masculine character is has beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Tennessee

Masculinity in The Mountains: House with strong masculine character is has beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Tennessee

27 March, 2014  |  Exterior, House Interior  |  No Comments

This unusually striking house consists of a black exterior that has been fitted with a huge number of large floor-to-ceiling windows. With its angular lines, geometric structure and overhanging roof the house has a masculine look and feel that is reinforced by the interior of the house. On the lower level of the house there is a large living room, guest room and master bedroom that have been designed with wooden panelled walls, wooden fixtures and polished wooden furniture. Read more


Admire The Aegean Sea: Villas Aenaeon in Greece, is a exquisite complex of seven villas that overlook the Aegean sea and the caldera

Admire The Aegean Sea: Villas Aenaeon in Greece, is a exquisite complex of seven villas that overlook the Aegean sea and the caldera

27 March, 2014  |  Exterior, House Interior  |  No Comments

This immense construction is hard not to notice with its brilliant white exterior and different shaped volumes. This property is in fact a Villa in the highest and narrowest part of Santorini, Greece and is right on the edge of the world-famous caldera. Villas Aenaon provides a complete 360 degree panoramic view of the ocean and surrounding mountains, and makes a wonderful holiday spot for many tourists. Read more