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The 500 square meter (approx. 5381 square foot) AQH apartment in São Paulo, Brazil was designed by Coletivo Architects who were tasked with transforming a neoclassical apartment into a contemporary space. To achieve the result, they knocked walls down and reconfigured the layout so that the interior would have better flow. The homeowners wanted to live in a space where they could be living with art and nature, so the rooms are filled with designer pieces and artwork, as well as natur

Located in the city of Mumbai, the Collage House takes a unique approach with its façade. S+PS Architects collaged together recycled doors and windows as a lesson in resourcefulness and frugality creating an eye-catching patchwork of history that will last another lifetime and beyond. Throughout the design, the architects blended things old and new through various materials and elements as a way of balancing the feeling of traditional and contemporary. The delicate feel of the front

Apartamento Michigan is an apartment that was transformed by Tria Arquitetura into a cozy home without doing any major work to the existing structure. Located in São Paulo, Brazil, the 84 square meter (approx. 904 square feet) apartment has three bedrooms, one that’s used as a home office that opens up to the terrace. Through color, woodwork, and decor, the spaces was given an entirely new look and a cohesive main living area. A wooden bar separates the kitchen from the living

If you were lucky enough to have a treehouse when you were little, I’m jealous. If you were lucky enough to have a treehouse like this one, I’m coming over right now. Saperlipopette Les Architectes and Martial Marquet teamed up to design this massive, dream-worthy treehouse, CASA NO MURO, that spans the length of a wall on a home’s property in Albergaria dos Dozes, Portugal. Take a look: With no trees on the property, the designers had to get creative and they chose

New York City-based architecture firm Shadow Architects recently completed the design of this loft in the East Village in a building that used to be a hospital. With views of St. Marks Church, the light-filled apartment caught the attention of the owners who hired the firm to renovate and reconfigure the interior. The main living space was reconfigured to create a large great room, which has windows on three sides. A roll-down screen was installed for movie and TV watching. Just off

Located in Alto da Lapa in São Paulo, Brazil, the 360˚ Apartment is owned by an attorney who hired architecture Diego Revollo to fix the layout and to redesign the space to their liking. The biggest transformation came in the kitchen, which was outfitted in Italian porcelain tile that not only covers the floor, it continues up the walls and onto the ceiling. The tile is part of the Frame Collection from Ceramiche Refin. The kitchen is partially open to the main living area making th

Seattle-based goCstudio designed the wa_sauna as a place for friends and the community to experience the water together. The motor-powered structure is a floating sauna that references the Scandinavian tradition where saunas are used as a place for gathering. The sauna is decked out with an electric trolling motor so it can power along exploring Seattle’s lakes letting boaters and kayakers tie off during a visit. The sauna is built to accommodate up to six people keeping them w

We’re on the cusp of summer and warmer weather, but there are still those colder days that slip in from time to time making us jones for summer even more. This has us drooling over indoor pools, especially those with enviable views of green landscapes, mountains, and water. Take a look at 10 of our favorites. Located in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine, this house, by Sbm Studio, features a stainless steel swimming pool designed to reflect the surrounding trees and sky

With views of the ocean, this beach house in Portugal went through a remodel by santiago | Interior Design Studio to transform the interior into a more modern home with updated finishes. The house spans three floors with the kitchen, living room, a bathroom, and a guest bedroom being on the main level. One floor up, there’s a master bedroom and a TV room with access to the terrace. There’s also a rooftop terrace with spectacular ocean views. The kitchen is outfitted with

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Cristian Hrdalo designed the Paravicini House located on Beranda, just north of Santiago. The Chilean beach house sits on a steep hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the village of Cachagua and was designed for a Swiss couple and their three children. The family wanted two floors that spanned the width of the property with the goal of each room having ocean views. The rough concrete exterior adds texture to the facade and depending on how the light hits it, the color changes

Garage Terrace House is a minimalist residence located in Kyoto, Japan, designed by Yoshiaki Yamashita Architects & Associates. The single-story timber structure was built for a couple who were both car enthusiasts, and wanted a space in which their vehicles could be visually transparent and displayed throughout the interior. The architects placed the garage at the center of the building’s layout, allowing the residents to view the space from the kitchen and main living are

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