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Located in Mansonville, Québec, the Nook Residence, designed by MU Architecture, has a demure front facade with the back much more open and revealing. Strategically placed windows and an opening in the structure give a glimpse at the views of Lake Memphremagog. The home is located on a steep lot that directed the design to point towards the lake. It’s made up of two volumes that are connected by a bending “ribbon” that joins the roofs together. The slanted walls cre

Seattle-based firm FINNE Architects designed the Deschutes House on a narrow lot that faces Bend, Oregon’s Deschutes River. The design had to include preserving a stone ledge that was close to the water by building the main deck to hover a few inches above it. To maximize the enjoyment of watching the water crafts going by, all of the major spaces in the house open up towards the water. The exterior is clad in both tightly space Western red cedar that’s stained a natural

Loft Hřebenky is an 85 square meter (approx. 915 square feet) flat in a new building in Prague, which Formafatal was tasked with designing. A complicated floor plan required the architect to design 44 pieces of furniture to work with the unconventional layout. To complete the look, additional pieces were added, most of which were from the 1950s. A large terrace just off the main living area adds additional square footage and brings light into the space. Instead of keeping the builde

Modern homes are a hot commodity these days and with their popularity always on the rise, there’s usually a good amount of inventory available and more on the horizon. Luckily, there are also knowledgable real estate agents that specialize in modern houses making it even easier when you’re on the hunt. You can also do your own looking online thanks to plenty of sites showing what’s for sale. Here’s a sampling of where to start your search. We’ll keep upda

rh Studio redesigned this apartment in Valencia, Spain for a young working couple. The modest 70-square-meter (753 square feet) interior wasn’t functioning for them, so walls were removed and the terrace was renovated to connect the indoors with the outside. To give the illusion of more space, smooth white resin floors were installed in every room, including on the terrace, creating one continuous plane. Most of the other surfaces were kept white to keep it feeling bright and a

It’s almost June and temperatures are on the rise, meaning outdoor time is upon us. There’s nothing better than a great outside space, and when you can add it as an extension to your home, it’s like bonus square footage. Here, we look for houses designed to give the best of both worlds, ones that offer that dream of seamless indoor/outdoor living. In the suburbs of Bangkok, Thailand, the Two Houses at Nichada project, designed by Alkhemist Architects, ha

Matt Fajkus Architecture designed the Main Stay House in the Bouldin Creek neighborhood of Austin, Texas with flexibility in mind. The structure is scaled back to eliminate extraneous details while still presenting an intriguing facade. The entryway is hidden from view adding a sense of privacy from the street. A concrete pathway leads visitors to it. The design was thoughtfully planned to deal with the brutal temperatures of central Texas through orientation, double glazed windows,

The Canal House, a historic loft on one of the Dutch canals in Amsterdam, was recently refurbished by Houtwerk BV, using the design of Witteveen Architecten. The interior utilizes contemporary HI-MACS® material (acrylic stone), which they’ve paired with original details, like the brick walls an columns, to result in a cozy, industrial loft. Most of the rooms feature the solid surface HI-MACS® material in Alpine White to give the space a clean, minimalist feel. The l

We’re wrapping up our coverage of this year’s ICFF where we hunted down the best modern furniture and accessories we could find. Just in case you missed it, don’t forget to check out Part 1 and Part 2 for a complete look at 2016’s ICFF. Lyon Beton displayed an array of modern concrete furniture and accessories, which they’re known for. SUITE NY was back with another incredible booth full of furniture from the top 10 brands they sell. Part o

Omar Gandhi Architect Inc., who worked in collaboration with Design Base 8, designed Rabbit Snare Gorge, a cabin in Nova Scotia (Canada). The owner is an avid outdoorsman who wanted to respect the land, so the structure was built higher helping to minimize the footprint of the house. The elevated nature of the design also allows for better views. To combat the heavy rainstorms, winter Nor’easters, and strong winds, the structural system was built to withstand major lateral and

Located in Somers about an hour from Melbourne, Residence J&C is a holiday beach house designed by Open Studio Pty Ltd Architecture for a couple, their dog, and the occasional visitors. The small beachside town was established in the 1920s and remains a relaxed spot for vacationers. The new elevated house spans two floors to minimize unnecessary disturbance to the vegetation leaving much of the site untouched. To make the most of the panoramic views across Western Port Bay, the s

Batiik Studio took this tiny 15 square meter (161 square feet) attic apartment and transformed it into a cool modern space in Paris. Before the renovation, the attic, with its slanted ceilings, was dark and dated, and now with the help of customized, modular furniture, the interior is highly functional and completely livable. Partitions were removed to open the space up and the kitchen was moved to one end so that the bathroom could be enlarged. Besides being moved, the kitchen was a

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