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The Sydney, Australia based Naremburn House was designed by Bijl Architecture who faced a number of challenges during the planning process, due to both site and location restrictions. To accommodate the design, they utilized shifting volumes and geometries to result in a variety of irregularities. The clients wanted a light-filled interior, completely unique rooms (no square ones), and a place to “live long”. With the site’s irregular landscape, they incorporated su

Now this is a new way to think about design when it comes to building a house. VMCF Atelier designed this house to be seen in aerial and satellite photos, making it a topographic landmark in the area. The Connection House for Google Maps (yes, that’s its name), is located on the edge of a woodland area near Novara, Italy, and to make it stand out, the roof is covered in different colored, corrugated metal sheets. The colors on the roof reflect the crops and pads fields that surr

Cabins these days buck the trend of just being homely structures used for protection against the elements. In recent years, cabins have been given the same dues that traditional houses get during the design process, and they’re pretty incredible. Take a look at 10 of our favorite modern cabin designs. Balance Associates, Architects designed the Glen Lake cabin high on a hilltop nestled above a lake in Michigan. The owners were looking for a sustainable retreat that

This month’s Destination Design takes you to Switzerland’s Lake Neuchâtel, home to Europe’s only hotel built on stilts, Hotel Palafitte. Hovering over the majestic waters, the wood-clad guest pavilions offer visitors jaw-dropping views from every spot in the room, making it the perfect modern, lakeside getaway. The 5 star hotel features 40 private guest pavilions that house 120 beds and a full-service restaurant, all within a peaceful setting. Each pavilion has its

Located in the Bavarian foothills of the Alps, this narrow house, named Gut Feeling, sits surrounded by a green landscape and snowy mountains. While using natural materials, the home’s structure keeps it modern with clean lines and neutral colors. The house is part of Welcome Beyond, a website that features some of the best vacation rentals around the world, which means this property is available for rent! On the ground level, there’s room to pull a car right into the hom

Designers Mark Fekete and Viviana de Loera, owners of design studio MARK + VIVI, renovated their own 1,100-square-foot row house in Montreal’s Pointe-Sante-Charles neighborhood. The project, named Grand Trunk, took the original 1880 house and gave it a redesign that’s slightly whimsical with an industrial vibe. The residence, which also serves as their design studio, falls in line with their previous work where they focus on sustainability by using construction waste in t

This week’s Friday Five looks at Mauro Lipparini, an Italian architect and industrial designer based in Florence, Italy, who heads his own firm, Studio Lipparini. While maintaining his design studio, he’s also the creative and design director for new, Turkey-based furniture brand, Casa International, which recently debuted their inaugural collection at Salone del Mobile reflecting his minimalist aesthetic crossed with Mediterranean influences. When not designing home and o

Located in Maracaibo, Venezuela, the Grand Europa Apartment, designed by NMD NOMADAS for a family with a love of all things music. They proposed a design that would set up specific zones for the levels of musical activity, from high to low, and ways to help the family live comfortably with the musical level of that particular area. The highest level of musical activity happens in the entryway and where the piano is, an area that’s wrapped in corrugated surfaces. The average lev

Overlooking San Francisco, the Buena Vista Residence is located in a small neighborhood on an awkward, triangular corner lot. gb | architecture + design envisioned the project as two volumes clad in reclaimed redwood that were connected by a glass atrium. The modern residence is rooted by a concrete plinth that’s anchored into the steep slope it sits upon. The redwood siding was reclaimed from Hanger One at Moffett Field and its variegated tones add character to the clean, mod

His forward-thinking, futuristic designs have been well-documented on Design Milk and now the multi-hyphenated designer Karim Rashid lets us into his workspace to get a sense of not only where he works, but his process. His colorful wares dot his office surroundings letting him and his staff live with the designs giving better perspective on future ideas. For this month’s Where I Work, we visit Rashid’s Hell’s Kitchen office in New York City to check it out. What is

In the Melbourne suburb of Caulfield, the Cumquat Tree House is a design project undertaken by Christopher Megowan Design, who renovated the original Art Deco house to create a central spine that framed a view of an existing cumquat tree in the backyard. Along with the renovation, two outdoor rooms were added right off the living and dining spaces to include an outdoor movie spot and a “room” with an indoor/outdoor fireplace. A large bifold door opens the space up to the

Relation is a minimalist residence located in Hyogo, Japan, designed by Tsubasa Iwahashi Architects. The clients wanted a home that would foster a connection between the family members, as well as between the neighbors and the town. The architects also wanted to create spaces in which the residents could unwind and detach from the stresses of the day. As a result, small nooks and a lofted space were created to allow the residents to maintain privacy within the home, without completel

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