Architecture

Nestled Between a Lagoon and a Suburban Streetscape: Narabeen House

Nestled Between a Lagoon and a Suburban Streetscape: Narabeen House

Located in Narrabeen, Australia, this contemporary home designed by  CHROFI is cleverly adapted to its historical neighborhood (defined by early 20th century Australian town planning). Narabeen House acts as a “buffer zone” between a .. Read More →

Wood and Glass Boxes Define Contemporary Retreat in Norway

Wood and Glass Boxes Define Contemporary Retreat in Norway

Architecture Studio Snorre Stinessen completed the design of Malangen Retreat, a cluster of accommodation units located in Tromsø, Norway. The cabins are located on a ridge rising from the fjord below and neighbor a lush forest. The clients wan.. Read More →

Winter Vacation Retreat in Vermont Boasts Magnificent Views

Winter Vacation Retreat in Vermont Boasts Magnificent Views

This bright and spacious home in Fuller Hill, Vermont, was recently completed by the creative team at Touloukian Touloukian. A winding road leads the way to this contemporary refuge placed in an idyllic natural setting. The four-bedroom residence.. Read More →

Green Roof Shows Off Sustainable Living by the Australian Coast

Green Roof Shows Off Sustainable Living by the Australian Coast

The clients for this sustainably constructed project in Australia worked closely with ArchiBlox to ensure that Avalon House had minimal impact on the land.  A green roof, filled with bushes and vines. This feature is at once beautiful and environm.. Read More →

Beach Club Restaurant Design Inspired by Origami

Beach Club Restaurant Design Inspired by Origami

Inspired by the Japanese art of origami, the Boos Beach Club Restaurant in Bridel, Luxembourg grabs attention instantly. Through the use of wood and glass, Metaform Architects integrated the new structure into its natural environment. The dyna.. Read More →

Re-Sizing Lifestyles: Modern Small Home for “Empty Nesters”

Re-Sizing Lifestyles: Modern Small Home for “Empty Nesters”

With a catchy name like the Empty Nester Residence hinting to a serene atmosphere, this modern small home makes its presence known in the neighborhood with a sleek wooden architecture imagined by Studio Twenty Seven Architecture. Spreading ov.. Read More →

Former Industrial Warehouse Converted Into Versatile Living Space

Former Industrial Warehouse Converted Into Versatile Living Space

Andrew Simpson Architects completed the redesign of this 19th century industrial warehouse conversion in North Fitzroy, Australia. According to the architects, the building was once a jam factory, a carbonated water factory, and then an advertis.. Read More →

Majestic Residence in South Africa Pours the Exotic Landscape Inside 

Majestic Residence in South Africa Pours the Exotic Landscape Inside 

Eye-catching both during the night and the day, the Aloe Ridge House rises above the ground with its volumetric architecture in an attempt to dethrone the landscape. Inspirational design lines shape a spectacular contemporary home focused on gathe.. Read More →

Stunning Beverly Hills House Designed by DJ Avicii’s House Architects

Stunning Beverly Hills House Designed by DJ Avicii’s House Architects

The same studio that imagined DJ Avicii’s house in Hollywood Hills also designed this heavenly Beverly Hills House. With a carefully manicured lawn surrounding an inviting pool in the back garden, the modern house in Beverly Hills draws in .. Read More →

Intriguing Three Garden Home in Belgium Revealing a Serene Life Balance

Intriguing Three Garden Home in Belgium Revealing a Serene Life Balance

Positioned right on the edge of a residential area in De Pinte, Belgium, this intriguing home neighbors an enchanting small forest gathering all the benefits and pouring them inside. Villa Moerkensheide showcases a symmetric spatial configur.. Read More →

Experience Raw Nature While In Your Comfort Zone: Casa Quebrada in Chile

Experience Raw Nature While In Your Comfort Zone: Casa Quebrada in Chile

Casa Quebrada in Curacaví, Santiago de Chile was envisioned and implemented by UNarquitectura and showcases a high level of originality. Located on the creek, elevated by pillars, the uncommon retreat is accessible through a bridge and has views .. Read More →

Croatia’s Earthy, Modern Olive House

Croatia’s Earthy, Modern Olive House

Studio LOG-URBIS completed the design and development of the Olive House, an imposing modern construction located on Pag Island in Croatia. According to the architects, the concept of the project highlights “the features of the location, su.. Read More →

Complex Living Program Concentrated on Narrow Lot: Single Family House in Switzerland

Complex Living Program Concentrated on Narrow Lot: Single Family House in Switzerland

The Single Family House project by Christian von Düring architecte sought to concentrate a large family living program within a small plot of land in Tannay, Switzerland: “The solution proposes two volumes on the ground floor, respectively a.. Read More →

Powerful Example of Architectural Geometry: Acapulco House in Brazil

Powerful Example of Architectural Geometry: Acapulco House in Brazil

Acapulco House is a modern two-storey private residence located in Guarujá, Brazil and designed by FCstudio. The imposing residence is made up of six squares grouped in pairs. Within this compositional rule, two subtractions were made at opposite .. Read More →

Contemporary Reinterpretation of Traditional Chalet: Hocker Farm in UK

Contemporary Reinterpretation of Traditional Chalet: Hocker Farm in UK

Donald Architecture completed the design of Hocker Farm, a charming stone cottage within The Peak District National Park in Longnor, Buxton, United Kingdom. According to the architects, the development had to be in-keeping with the local context, w.. Read More →

Design Initiative Aims to Improve Dutch Red-Light District’s Image

Design Initiative Aims to Improve Dutch Red-Light District’s Image

This unconventional building was designed by Bas Termeer in collaboration with Diederendirrix Architects. The project is part of a larger initiative that aims to improve the image of Woensel-West, a neighborhood in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.. Read More →

Delightful Family Home in New Zealand Celebrating Healthy Living: M House

Delightful Family Home in New Zealand Celebrating Healthy Living: M House

Did you ever think of the alphabet as inspiration for creative home designs? Make Architecture Studio completed the development of the charming M House, a single family residence in Auckland, New Zealand: “Small, but with delight, this projec.. Read More →

Loft Conversion in Amsterdam Groups Small Houses Inside a House

Loft Conversion in Amsterdam Groups Small Houses Inside a House

Located in an old harbor canteen on Amsterdam’s artificial island KNSM, this interesting House Like Village is a loft conversion designed by Marc Koehler Architects. It is an exemplary home for those who love re-imagined spaces. An eye-catc.. Read More →

Minimalist Swiss Chalet Embraces Surrounding Vistas

Minimalist Swiss Chalet Embraces Surrounding Vistas

Savioz Fabrizzi Architects designed this chalet in the village of Val d’hérens, Switzerland. Constructed of concrete, this home has wood-clad upper levels that allude to the style of the barns in the area. This wood is carried inside for a .. Read More →

Vacation Home Spotlights Swedish Sauna Ritual

Vacation Home Spotlights Swedish Sauna Ritual

Wingårdhs Architects converted an old farm in southern Sweden into a vacation home for a family from nearby Malmo. The original farm buildings — cow shed, stables, hay loft and barn — were transformed into bedrooms, a kitchen and a gym. A f.. Read More →

Contemporary Single-Floor Home Parading a Refreshing Transparency 

Contemporary Single-Floor Home Parading a Refreshing Transparency 

Making a powerful first impression, this contemporary single-floor home in Phoenix, Arizona, helps the owners stay connected to the outdoors at all times.  An infill house in Phoenix’s historic Pierson Place neighborhood, it received its n.. Read More →

How to Choose a Floor Plan: 8 Questions to Ask Before You Pick

How to Choose a Floor Plan: 8 Questions to Ask Before You Pick

Just searching for a floor plan online will yield thousands of results. And here’s the thing: There’s probably more than just one plan that would work for you and your family. So how can you narrow down the results and find the right one?.. Read More →

Neo-Georgian Home in London Gets a Modern Extension

Neo-Georgian Home in London Gets a Modern Extension

England-based AR Design Studio Architects constantly surprise us with their modern extensions; you may remember The Glass House or The Runners Project, both featured on Freshome a while back. Today, we offer a glimpse of Richmond House, the .. Read More →

Gleaming Bookshelf House in Paris Stores Creativity

Gleaming Bookshelf House in Paris Stores Creativity

This three-level home located in Paris, France, was recently renovated by Andrea Mosca Creative Studio. Named “Bookshelf House“, the project is defined by extensive woodwork. The inhabitants can interact with a variety of shelving unit.. Read More →

Green Residence in Singapore Grows Grass on Every Level

Green Residence in Singapore Grows Grass on Every Level

Located in a lushly planted residential area of Singapore and surrounded by mature trees, this green modern residence aims to capture the spirit of its surroundings. The House at Trevose Place was completed by A D Lab. “This ambition to e.. Read More →

An imposing Example of Modern Brazilian Architecture: Planalto House

An imposing Example of Modern Brazilian Architecture: Planalto House

Planalto House was conceived by São Paulo based office Flavio Castro as an urban residence for a couple with two children and is an example of contemporary Brazilian architecture. The way of appropriation of the 800 square meters available for the.. Read More →

Functional Elegance: Concept House Showcasing a Soothing Color Palette 

Functional Elegance: Concept House Showcasing a Soothing Color Palette 

When looking for inspiration that would upgrade your ideas of the perfect living environment, apartments, villas or concept homes like the one you are about to see hold details you need. Located in Munich, Germany, the concept house known as Poing.. Read More →

A Flawless Family Home Near Sao Paulo

A Flawless Family Home Near Sao Paulo

Located in Alphaville, a residential district in the outskirts of São Paulo, the Jaragua Residence spreads over 1,200 square meters and three floors. Asking for a home where the air could continuously flow, the young couple and their two childr.. Read More →

Inspiring River-View Home as Prelude to a Happy Family Life

Inspiring River-View Home as Prelude to a Happy Family Life

Imagine raising a family in a home like this River House – a place where family and friends get together to enjoy amazing water views from the open space living area on the first floor. Designed by Gerald Smith, this single family residence.. Read More →

Surrounded by Native Forests, Volcanoes and a Beautiful Lake: Casa LTS

Surrounded by Native Forests, Volcanoes and a Beautiful Lake: Casa LTS

Designed and implemented by Apio Arquitectos in Lago Todos Los Santos, Chile, Casa LTS is surrounded by native forests, volcanoes and a beautiful lake. This contemporary dream retreat is located on a high slope edge on a rocky shore and was especia.. Read More →

Sister Cabins Frame Sweeping Views of Rocky Mountains, Colorado

Sister Cabins Frame Sweeping Views of Rocky Mountains, Colorado

Renée del Gaudio architects completed the design of a project named Big Cabin | Little Cabin in Fairplay, Colorado. The new pair of cottages are surrounded by a thick forest on one side, opening up to a magical landscape on the other. Large windo.. Read More →

Madrid Villa Offers Luxurious Escape From City Life

Madrid Villa Offers Luxurious Escape From City Life

Modern Homes Worldwide sent us information about this a modern residence on the market in Madrid’s Aravaca district. “Drama, glamour and modern design work in unison to deliver a vibrant space that is equally suited to entertaining a.. Read More →

A Tiny Home Like You’ve Never Seen Before

A Tiny Home Like You’ve Never Seen Before

When you think of a tiny house, the first image to pop into your head might be one of a small, rectangular home on wheels. However, we know that tiny homes can take on some of the most unique designs — such as the shabby-chic cottage home .. Read More →

Elegance and Transparency Defining Mackay Terrace Residence in Brisbane, Australia

Elegance and Transparency Defining Mackay Terrace Residence in Brisbane, Australia

Despite its contemporary look and feel, Mackay Terrace Residence in Brisbane, Australia is a response to the architectural character of its neighborhood. The team at Shaun Lockyer Architects developed a generously-sized home answering the moder.. Read More →

House for Retired Couple in Texas Extended for Family Fun

House for Retired Couple in Texas Extended for Family Fun

Laman Residence in Texas was recently updated by A Gruppo Architects for a retired couple. After 40 years of teaching Fibre-Arts and Interior Design at Texas State University, the Lamans desired a gallery and studio to compliment their modest .. Read More →

Enchanting Alpine Chalet Re-Design Started From the Kitchen

Enchanting Alpine Chalet Re-Design Started From the Kitchen

Renovating a 1980s alpine chalet took interior designer Robert Bailey on a design ride he didn’t expect. Located in Whistler, Canada, the alpine chalet’s redesign started small, but grew exponentially. The owner’s desire to tu.. Read More →

Adding Space and Elegance to Outdated 1920s House in Montreal 

Adding Space and Elegance to Outdated 1920s House in Montreal 

Rising on a spacious piece of land on Montreal’s south shore, this 1920’s house was modernly adorned with an extension. Providing the family with more space and having this additional space organized into two  intertwining volumes, the ho.. Read More →

Cabin-Style Refuge Mirroring a Perfect Landscape: Saturna Island Retreat

Cabin-Style Refuge Mirroring a Perfect Landscape: Saturna Island Retreat

Located on an oceanfront property in British Columbia, Canada, the Saturna Island Retreat is a a contemporary getaway providing comfort on many levels. The cabin-style residence discovered on Sotheby’s features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, .. Read More →

Twin Homes in Canada Frame Tranquil Sea Views

Twin Homes in Canada Frame Tranquil Sea Views

This family holiday home consists of two sister constructions oriented towards the scenic views of the Baie-des-Chaleurs in Canada. The project, named “Les Jumelles”, is an architectural insertion in the context of Caraquet, a histor.. Read More →

Aluminum Louvers Add Light, Style to Toronto Home

Aluminum Louvers Add Light, Style to Toronto Home

Paul Raff Studio designed this 4,349-square-foot home for a family of four in Toronto, Ontario, who recently immigrated from Europe. Built on a narrow lot in a residential neighborhood, the home’s unique facade is made up of flamed basalt and l.. Read More →

Cantilevered Home Shaping Indoor-Outdoor Lifestyle 

Architect Aarón Carrillo of Carrillo Architects and Associates imagined a stunning cantilevered home built on a trapezoidal plot of land in Temozón, on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. Spreading over 1,167 square meters, this cantilevered hom.. Read More →

Helical Staircase Makes an Eccentric Centerpiece in this LA Family Home

Helical Staircase Makes an Eccentric Centerpiece in this LA Family Home

Belzberg Architects organized Tree Top Residence around a stunning helical staircase.  The design is not just a simple helix, however.  The architect explains that its eccentric design “goes from skinny to fat, narrow to wide” in Interior Des.. Read More →

Classic Italian Details Adorn 355 Mansfield Residence in Los Angeles, California

Classic Italian Details Adorn 355 Mansfield Residence in Los Angeles, California

One of the goals behind 355 Mansfield Residence by Ceramiche Refin was to bring some classic Italian style to a family dwelling in Los Angeles, to have “a mix of Asian-influenced décor and Italian chic that caters to a Southern California li.. Read More →

Creative Housing Block in One of Amsterdam’s New Residential Neighborhoods

Creative Housing Block in One of Amsterdam’s New Residential Neighborhoods

Creative housing blocks sculpt Amsterdam’s modern residential face, sparking up new ideas of how homes look and feel like. An undulating roof shapes this creative housing block in Amsterdam’s inspiring Funenpark residential neighborhoo.. Read More →

Bold Linear Shapes Form this Canadian Ski-In Lodge

Bold Linear Shapes Form this Canadian Ski-In Lodge

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson completed this modern ski-in / ski-out lodge called Kicking Horse Residence for its location in British Columbia.  The owners wanted a weekend property capable of housing plenty of guests.  With that in mind, the design in.. Read More →

Northern California Home Disappears into the Landscape

Northern California Home Disappears into the Landscape

Jensen Architects built Turner Residence as a series of open spaces, such that the structure itself disappears into the landscape.  Residents can pocket the top floor’s sliding glass panel walls away to open the living and dining space.  Th.. Read More →

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