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HAT is a minimal home located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by APOLLO Architects & Associates. The client, a couple in their 50s who both work full time, wanted to rebuild their parents’ residence in the urban area in order to live with their mother. One of their main requests was to rebuild the structure so that it could sustain natural disasters in the future, such as earthquakes and fires. The home is constructed of reinforced concrete, and utilizes a deformed shape in order to ma

Built amongst a forest of pine trees in the Kiev region, the CUBE House looks much smaller than it actually is thanks to an optical illusion. Yakuza Design Studio designed the house using the cube concept, which helped reduce the impact on the surrounding landscape. The house was built for a family of four with one more on the way, driving the importance of having flexible spaces that were also comfortable and modern. The ground floor houses a two-car garage, an open living room, ki

A 1970’s inner city townhouse in Melbourne, Australia received a bright, modern transformation from Thomas Linwood Architecture that resulted in a home inspired by Australian, mid-century modernism. Every aspect of the design was carefully considered to achieve exactly what the owner wanted in the compact space. To help elongate the look of the residence, a wooden batten ceiling was installed guiding the eye right through to the other end. Slate was chosen for the floors to kee

The Adelaide House is one of Ray Kappe’s prefab Livinghomes that’s made up of 11 modules installed on a beautiful lot in Santa Monica over the course of just two days. With a focus on indoor/outdoor living, the design is split over multiple levels that help define certain areas while remaining open and light. Complementing the home’s style are the warm, modern interiors that were designed by DKD LTD. Designed for a young business executive, the residence is furnishe

Located in the inner-city suburb of Surry Hills, this renovated apartment can be found in the historic Edwards & Co. building, one of the area’s most recognized structures. Originally a tea factory in the 1920s, it had most recently been used by an advertising agency before architect Josephine Hurley was hired to transform the 300-square-meter (approx. 3229-square-foot) space into a private, two-story residence on the top two floors. The main level features large arched win

We’re still in the dog days of summer which means plenty of outside time while the weather is nice. All of that outdoor play has us dreaming about playing on the playground when we were little. Times have changed and so have the play structures, which have now grown to become architectural sculptures for kids. Inspired by the current exhibition at the Design Museum Boston called Extraordinary Playscapes, and Playworld’s reintroduction of NYC architect Richard Dattner̵

What’s probably the worst thing about traveling? In my opinion, it’s being on vacation without feeling like you’re on vacation. Maybe it’s the hustle and bustle vibe of a city, or the endless pings from your work phone (which you brought “just in case” but now regret), or even the scenery. The VIVOOD Landscape Hotel in Spain wants to change all that and empower you to really be away for your vacation. While the VIVOOD can’t turn off your phone (that’s your responsibility),

Located in São Paulo, Brazil, the 120-square-meter (1292-square-foot) BP Apartment is home to a man that likes to host parties for small groups of friends. To make that happen, SuperLimão Studio were hired and they got to work opening the spaces up and organizing a better layout. A blue box was built between the open living space and the bedroom to house storage and a full working bar. The sliding door slides into a slot within the box to form a cubic wall sculpture seen from the liv

A couple in their 60s commissioned Tobias Partners to design a relaxing beach house where they could host their family and friends, as well as a place to display all of the treasures the well-traveled homeowners have picked up along the way. Set on the high tide line at Bondi Beach, Deepwater is a modern residence built with a durable outer shell for the brutal conditions. Spanning five levels, all of which vary in height, the house has balconies on each of the floors that project ou

RobitailleCurtis were hired to renovate a Montreal townhouse that came with a 32′ tall atrium and a skylight that spanned the full width of the residence. Instead of downplaying these features, they were embraced to create a bold and unique interior. From the ground floor up, Douglas fir slats were positioned vertically in place of guardrails. They also keep sight lines open. The wood, combined with polished concrete floors and white lacquered millwork, result in a clean, minim

With a modern industrial vibe and delicious burgers on the menu, Shade Burger is the perfect place to “meat”. YOD design studio designed the modest-sized restaurant in Poltava, Ukraine, which holds 25 seats, geared towards young, open-minded people. Burgers tend to get served with a handful of essential ingredients and that similar idea is behind the interior’s design – a combination of essential materials. The main “ingredient” is natural tree ve

The Heads of State have done it again. We’ve celebrated their work on DM before and this time we’re no less impressed… The Philadelphia-based design firm has designed a collection of posters called ‘Funeral for a Home’. The purpose of the project was to commemorate the fall and subsequent rebirth of the Philadelphia housing stock. Each poster was created for a city-wide event celebrating the architecture and neighborhoods of Philadelphia.

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