Category Archives: Architecture and Design

LEED Platinum Residence – Whole Home Remodel

In the course of a remodel, plenty of homeowners bring up words such as clean, simple and eco-friendly. But few mean these words as seriously as artist Hadley Williams when renovating the East Bay home she shares with her husband, Ben Williams, and their two children. Those terms became a guiding force in carrying out…
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Horizontal Fence Panels: Modern Garden Design Ideas

Horizontal fence panels offer an incredible look and modern style that will provide both the privacy for your backyard and great visual aesthetics. A simple definition of a garden fence constructed with horizontal fence panels is that these are horizontal boards “sandwiched” between vertical stringers. Fence panels are offered in a variety of materials, different…
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Cob Cottage – A Stunning Vacation Home

Nature lovers who are looking for a sustainable vacation home must check out this adorable Cob Cottage on Mayne Island, British Columbia. The mushroom-shaped natural habitat was built in 1999 by CobWorks and the Cob Cottage Company. It is the Canada’s first fully-permitted cob house. The 600-square-feet house might appear a little strange from outside,…
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Amazing Examples Of Modern Japanese Architecture

The list of reasons to visit Japan is pretty much endless. But one of the best excuses to pack your bags and jump on the next plane to Tokyo is the country's incredibly diverse and innovative array of modern Japanese architecture. As you can see from this list, there seems to be no limit to…
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The Pond House by Holly & Smith Architects

Located on the coast of a pond at Ten Oaks Farm in Louisiana, The Pond House is a sustainable home designed by Louisiana’s Holly And Smith Architects. The residence seamlessly blends in with its serene and natural surroundings. Its natural look along with its views of the calming pond lined with towering oak trees is…
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Use The Roof To Create Your Missing Garden

Use The Roof To Create Your Missing Garden! Humans have grown plants atop since antiquity. Besides the decorative benefit, roof plantings may provide food, temperature control, hydrological benefits, architectural enhancement, and recreational opportunities. The project we present today uses the roof of a newly designed top floor to create the ‘missing garden’ for its community. We are also…
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Floating Fennell House – Another R.H. Oshat’z Masterpiece

There's something so romantic about living waterside. Waking up to a dramatic view, whether from the banks of a lake, ocean, river, or even a tiny brook, always seems to have a soothing effect on the soul. One way to amp up the romance is to take the dwelling off the shore and put it…
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Sebastopol Residence by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

Sebastopol Residence by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects have designed a home in Sebastopol, California. Full description after the photos…. Designed for two graphic designers, this house bridges between two stands of redwood trees, with the northern window wall facing out to the expansive view. Decks located at either end of the…
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Futuristic Elastica Residence by Cadence Architects

Cadence Architects built the Elastica Residence in Bangalore, India, and it’s a timewarp to say the least. At first glance we weren't sure if it was a 1960s penthouse or a supremely modish homage to one. Looking like the set of a sci-fi film, the ultramodern Elastica residence in Bangalore, India is pretty much what we…
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Castlecrag House by Greenbox Architecture

Based in Sydney, Australia, Greenbox Architecture delivers design led responsible solutions in Architecture, Interior Design and Urban Design on projects throughout the Asia Pacific Region. Greenbox’s latest project is the Castlecrag House which is a contemporary two-story cabin that is located in Sydney’s lush countryside. Blending contemporary and rustic elements, the residence boasts an angular and wood-paneled upper level that protrudes…
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100% Organic: Amazing Eco Friendly Lodge in Romania

Do you need one more reason to visit Romania? Well, we suggest this amazing eco friendly lodge: The Valley of the Fairies Lodge which was built only with clay, wood, sand, stone and hay. The Valley of the Fairies Lodge in located near Sibiu, Romania. So, if you look to re-create the beloved fairy tale…
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Martis Camp Lot No. 19

Martis Camp Lot No. 19 Martis Camp Lot No. 19 by OOA Architects Designed to accommodate multiple opportunities for outdoor living, the property prominently features multiple, connected ground level patios, upper level decks and intimate views of the surrounding forest. Sections of living roof consisting of high alpine succulents connect the larger massings to reground…
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Hudson Woods Retreat by Lang Architecture

Ingeniously crafted by the team at Lang Architecture, this Hudson Woods retreat is part of a larger residential project located 100 miles away from New York and including 26 modern and energy efficient homes. This project seeks to open doors to rediscovering the things that matter: family, nature, freedom, and long-forgotten passions. With an emphasis…
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Pile Of Dirt and $9000 Produced This Dream House

Steve's Areen Dream House in Thailand Steve Areen had just $9,000 burning a hole in his bank account, so his friend, Hajjar Gibran, gave him his own spot of land on his family's mango grove with the challenge of creating his own home out of cheap materials. Steve Areen had just $9,000 and a pile…
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Fabulous Ontario Residence With Rustic Interior Design

The architects from Locati create beautiful and warm interiors paired with a luxurious interior design. They use the best materials on the market and promise to offer you the home of your dreams. The Ontario Residence is one of the amazing homes designed by Locati and as its name suggests is located in Ontario, Canada.…
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Eco-Friendly Flooring Solutions for Modern Homes

At one point in time, if someone mentioned the term “eco-friendly” in connection with flooring, many people would frown. While the use of eco-friendly materials is good for the environment, many people would avoid using it as flooring due to its unattractiveness. Luckily, modern design and technology is creating beautiful flooring that not only looks…
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