Architecture

Vibrant Residence Abounding in Light and Color: CASA IV in São Paulo, Brazil

Vibrant Residence Abounding in Light and Color: CASA IV in São Paulo, Brazil

Suite Arquitetos completed the design of CASA IV, a vibrant residence located in São Paulo, Brazil. Defined by an open layout, the contemporary “crib” seems especially planned for socializing and entertainment. A striking living area w.. Read More →

4 Creative Ways to Use Greenery in the Kitchen

4 Creative Ways to Use Greenery in the Kitchen

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  If you love the trend of bringing the outdoors inside, then you’ll love how modern kitchens are incorporating gr.. Read More →

Eco-Friendly Family Home Under the Texan Sun: Green Lantern Residence

Eco-Friendly Family Home Under the Texan Sun: Green Lantern Residence

Imagine living in this 4,000 square foot open home with your family – how would you spend your first week here? Before you answer that question, there are a few things you need to know about the contemporary home known as the Green Lantern .. Read More →

Playful Concrete Lines Define Tropical Planchonella House in Australia

Playful Concrete Lines Define Tropical Planchonella House in Australia

Designed by architect Jesse Bennett and his wife, interior designer Anne-Marie Campagnolo, the Planchonella House makes the most of its tropical rainforest environment. The residence in Queensland, Australia is defined by playful concrete lines, in.. Read More →

Family Friendly Holiday Home In Australia: Lorne Hill House

Family Friendly Holiday Home In Australia: Lorne Hill House

Simplicity reigns supreme here, in and around this contemporary holiday home in Australia. Fresh studio Will Harkness Architecture imagined a modern abode where family holidays would unravel naturally. Located in Lorne, a quiet seaside town, .. Read More →

Beach Home in Spain Feels Both Casual and Refined

Beach Home in Spain Feels Both Casual and Refined

This single family home located in Platja d’Aro, Spain embraces coastal living. 05 AM Arquitectura redefined the initial layout of the residence, in order to adapt it to the contemporary living needs of the clients. “The original hou.. Read More →

Small Tilted Kiosks in Canada Inspire a Sense of Movement

Small Tilted Kiosks in Canada Inspire a Sense of Movement

Atelier Urban Face completed the design and development of the “Mount-Royal Kiosks” project. These three oddly shaped buildings are meant to spice up urban family escapes in Mount Royal Park, Montreal, Canada. “The new kiosks tak.. Read More →

Refreshing Txai House Inspired by Vernacular Bahian Dwellings in Itacaré, Brazil

Refreshing Txai House Inspired by Vernacular Bahian Dwellings in Itacaré, Brazil

The colorful vernacular Bahian dwellings were the starting inspiration point for developing the Txai House, located in the city of Itacaré, Brazil. While the architects at Studio MK27 envisioned this residence as a place to drink coconut cocktails.. Read More →

Elegant Eco-friendly Ranch in California Reshaping Rural Family Life

Elegant Eco-friendly Ranch in California Reshaping Rural Family Life

Updated to become an eco-friendly ranch, this original 160-acre homestead in California’s Chileno Valley was designed by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects for a young family with three children who love nature, tranquility and dreamy pa.. Read More →

Light-Flooded Stylish Home Sculpted in the German Hillside 

Light-Flooded Stylish Home Sculpted in the German Hillside 

Stylish home decor displayed within a modern skin challenges more and more individuals to dream of contemporary architecture. This elegant home in the German city of Waldenbuch presents a harmonious link to nature as it unfolds social and private s.. Read More →

Striking Home Extension Creatively Enhancing a Pavilion-Type Residence in Belgium

Striking Home Extension Creatively Enhancing a Pavilion-Type Residence in Belgium

House AND is the result of an inspiring home extension implemented by adn Architectures in Anderlues, Belgium. The residence is one of the many pavilion type homes widely produced in Belgium. According to the architects, the flip-side to the standa.. Read More →

Relax Like a Celebrity in this Zuma Beach Getaway

Relax Like a Celebrity in this Zuma Beach Getaway

This three-bedroom European villa in Malibu’s coveted Zuma Beach does not have the gilded look you would expect from a celebrity home, although it was owned by Victoria Secret model Tatjana Patitz.  Its more subtle refinery is in a million t.. Read More →

Original Courtyard House in India Adapted to Local Climate Factors

Original Courtyard House in India Adapted to Local Climate Factors

An inner courtyard is the focal point of this modern residence designed by Purple Ink Studio in Bengaluru, India. The Courtyard House was planned after researching the climate of the area: “The site is east facing and has a vast public green .. Read More →

Wood and Metal Home Skin Embracing Cozy Family Nest  

Wood and Metal Home Skin Embracing Cozy Family Nest  

Presenting a challenging modern shape inspired by traditional architecture in the area, this modern wood and metal home in North Oakland, California, serves both as a cozy family nest and inspiration for the surrounding neighborhood. By reinterpre.. Read More →

Discreet Blend of Old and New Defining “House 3” in Melbourne, Australia

Discreet Blend of Old and New Defining “House 3” in Melbourne, Australia

House 3 by Coy Yiontis Architects consists of a renovation and extension of an existing two-level home on a site in Melbourne, Australia. According to the project developers, the strategy was to “divide the house into two discreet buildings, .. Read More →

Stone, Glass and Wood House Rises in the Czech Countryside

Stone, Glass and Wood House Rises in the Czech Countryside

When does a stone, glass and wood house stand out? When it’s built in the Czech countryside. Designed by Qarta Architecture and featuring a view of the Beskid Mountains in the distance, House Tabasek offers modern comfort in a rural se.. Read More →

Californian-Style Home Playing With Color and Transparency: The Flagship Project

Californian-Style Home Playing With Color and Transparency: The Flagship Project

The Flagship Project is a generously-sized residence developed by Dupuis Design in San Clemente, California, USA. The very modern Californian-style home plays with transparency, as it features customized bay windows that offer views of the ocean, t.. Read More →

Beautiful Chamonix Chalet Gets a Practical Winter Upgrade

Beautiful Chamonix Chalet Gets a Practical Winter Upgrade

Chevallier Architectes completed the upgrade of Chalet Dag, a beautiful summer retreat in Chamonix, France. According to the architects, no adjustments have been to the building since its construction approximately 70 years ago. The upper level was.. Read More →

Original Brick Extension for Mid-century Home in Stoke Newington, London

Original Brick Extension for Mid-century Home in Stoke Newington, London

Lipton Plant Architects developed an original brick extension for a mid-century home in Stoke Newington, London. Clonbrock Road is a two-level semi-detached house initially built in 1957. The addition stands out due to its pale-brick finish and can.. Read More →

North Carolina Home with the Ultimate Environmentalist Cred

North Carolina Home with the Ultimate Environmentalist Cred

This comfortable and stylish family home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina received major environmentalist cred recently by going net positive.  Architect Arielle Condoret Schechter said that the home was producing $22 more energy per month than it c.. Read More →

Barn Converted into Minimalist Holiday House in Ayent, Switzerland

Barn Converted into Minimalist Holiday House in Ayent, Switzerland

This minimalist holiday house completed in 2013 by Savioz Fabrizzi Architecte in Ayent, Switzerland has an interesting history behind. Back in 1882, its location in the middle of the fields made it perfect for housing during the pasture season. In .. Read More →

Complex Sunflower House Framing Spectacular Views of the Mediterranean

Complex Sunflower House Framing Spectacular Views of the Mediterranean

The original geometry exhibited by The Sunflower house allows its inhabitants to contemplate framing views of the Mediterranean from every room.  Located in El Port de la Selva, Girona, Spain, the residence designed by Cadaval & Solà-Morales.. Read More →

Visually Appealing Lake Shore Weekend Home Engaging Breezy Surroundings

Visually Appealing Lake Shore Weekend Home Engaging Breezy Surroundings

A lake shore weekend home provides a powerful dose of “spectacular” and since we need that once in a while, we yearn weekend retreats where everything is naturally dynamic. Finding new ways to express love for the future while maint.. Read More →

Surprising Edwardian Building Renovation in Australia: The Brick House

Surprising Edwardian Building Renovation in Australia: The Brick House

In search of a new architectural language, Clare Cousins Architects envisioned an original looking residence entitled Brick House and located in Prahran, Victoria, Australia. The project is an addition and renovation to a single fronted Edwardian-s.. Read More →

Contemporary Holiday Escape in Portugal: House of Four Houses by PROD

Contemporary Holiday Escape in Portugal: House of Four Houses by PROD

Located in Penafiel, Portugal, House of Four Houses was envisioned by PROD for a small family. Each of the four persons living here is represented by an individual volume. According to the architects, “three of the volumes are orthogonally or.. Read More →

8 Shipping Containers Help Design Sustainable Home in Ecuador

8 Shipping Containers Help Design Sustainable Home in Ecuador

The mind-staggering RDP House is the result of a collaborative effort between architects Daniel Moreno Flores & Sebastian Calero. Located in Pichincha, Ecuador, the dwelling was constructed using eight shipping containers. The owner’s pa.. Read More →

Luxury Chalet in Georgia Features a Private Helicopter Pad

Luxury Chalet in Georgia Features a Private Helicopter Pad

Located in Blue Ridge, Ga., this mansion comes with everything you can think of in terms of contemporary amenities. Mountain Top Manor is a luxury chalet-type villa boasting five bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, a home theater and a recreation room with f.. Read More →

A Room With a Panoramic View

A Room With a Panoramic View

Located a stone’s throw away from the state capitol of Arkansas, this 344-square-meter home has a restrained style that borders on being a minimalist interior. This serves to better highlight the true focal point of this home: the stunning pan.. Read More →

Renovated London Penthouse Exudes “New York Loft” Feel

Renovated London Penthouse Exudes “New York Loft” Feel

Set in an old exchange building in Shoreditch, London, the latest Callender Howorth project involved the complete renovation of a spacious penthouse apartment. The owner’s brief requested a home that would feel like a New York loft; and so .. Read More →

L.A. Bridge Project Elevates Contemporary Design

L.A. Bridge Project Elevates Contemporary Design

Los Angeles broke ground this month on an ambitious bridge project, designed by Michael Maltzan of Michael Maltzan Architecture. The 3,500-foot bridge, made of up of 10 pairs of arches that will light up at night, is replacing the iconic Sixth St.. Read More →

Delightful “Grand Blvd Residence” in California Exuding Freshness Throughout

Delightful “Grand Blvd Residence” in California Exuding Freshness Throughout

Designed by Robert Thibodeau of Du Architects, the Grand Blvd Residence in Venice, California exudes freshness throughout. With a living surface of over 3,000 square feet, this three bedroom home encompasses gorgeous architectural and design elemen.. Read More →

Innovative Turning Boxes Adapting Sharifi-ha House to the Climate Changes of Tehran

Innovative Turning Boxes Adapting Sharifi-ha House to the Climate Changes of Tehran

Nextoffice – Alireza Taghaboni completed the design and development of Sharifi-ha House, an innovative residence that can ingeniously adapt to the climate changes in Tehran, Iran. The is due to the displacement of turning boxes that lead the buil.. 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 →

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 →

Contemporary Singapore Home Features Long Lines, Slatted Screens

Contemporary Singapore Home Features Long Lines, Slatted Screens

The Gallop House in Singapore was designed by architecture studio Formwerkz for a developer and his extended family. The three-story building resembles a narrow rectangular box, with a perpendicular lap pool extending toward a treehouse. “.. Read More →

Vibrant Café in China Blends Old with New

Vibrant Café in China Blends Old with New

FANAF Architects completed the design of a contemporary gathering spot, Pause Café, in Nanjing, China. The vibrant cafe is located in a gray, decrepit building but stands out thanks to its exterior wooden finishes. Pause Café aims to attract the.. Read More →

Unusual Family Residence Design Overlooking the Massive Andes in Chile

Unusual Family Residence Design Overlooking the Massive Andes in Chile

Overlooking expansive views of the massive Andes and the awe-inspiring valley of Santiago, this House in Vitacura, Chile, send shivers down your spine. Massive in scale and showcasing a fascinating focal point rounded to shape the interior courtya.. Read More →

Fishing-Inspired Elements Brighten up Traditional Restaurant in Timisoara

Fishing-Inspired Elements Brighten up Traditional Restaurant in Timisoara

Sabres Restaurant is a fish restaurant in Timisoara, Romania, established over 12 years ago. Its recent refurbishing aimed to refresh the whole atmosphere while preserving elements of the traditional restaurant. The entire project was carried out .. Read More →

Nautical Theme Originally Displayed by Waterfront House in Singapore

Nautical Theme Originally Displayed by Waterfront House in Singapore

Have a look at this waterfront house designed by Greg Shand Architects in Singapore! With a sinuous wave envelope and wide overhangs, Nautical Lines Residence stands out against a backdrop of modern residential units. While one side of the hous.. Read More →

Contemporary Home in Brasília Values Daylight, Natural Ventilation

Contemporary Home in Brasília Values Daylight, Natural Ventilation

Patricia Almeida Arquitetura completed the design and implementation of a contemporary home in Brasília, the vibrant capital of Brazil. Despite its central location, the residence is said to have an optimum connection with nature. “The pro.. Read More →

Unique Rooftop Infinity Pool Floating Above Unspoiled Greek Island Scenery 

Unique Rooftop Infinity Pool Floating Above Unspoiled Greek Island Scenery 

Floating above a treasured entrance, a unique  rooftop infinity pool embellishes beautiful Tinos Island in Greece’s Cyclades archipelago. The largest of its kind, Tinos Island has recently become a focal point for architectural inspir.. Read More →

Family Home in Texas Unveiling a Comfortable Lifestyle

Family Home in Texas Unveiling a Comfortable Lifestyle

Vance Lane Residence in West Austin, Texas is the result of a collaboration between Chioco Design and Miars Construction, According to the architects, its design consists of interlocking linear, rectangular forms using local gray Leuders limestone,.. Read More →

Classic Brick Federation House in Suburban Melbourne Updated for Modern Family Living

Classic Brick Federation House in Suburban Melbourne Updated for Modern Family Living

Elegance can be redefined with the right design – an outdated home can rapidly become a ravishing beauty. Connecting timeless beauty to modern family living, LSA Architects re-imagined this home in Melbourne as a contemporary heaven decoratin.. Read More →

Sustainable Contemporary Home Supplies Itself With Energy

Sustainable Contemporary Home Supplies Itself With Energy

Alain Carle Architect completed the design and development of La Héronnière, a sustainable contemporary home in Wentworth, Quebec. The project is cleverly adapted to a steep slope, and living spaces are located partially below ground. All f.. Read More →

Modern Tiny Library Glows in Canada

Modern Tiny Library Glows in Canada

Promoting literacy and a lifelong love of reading, The Story Pod, a lending library and community gathering space, is a small structure with star power. The pro bono project by architecture firm Atelier Kastelic Buffey (AKB) is the realization.. Read More →

Avocado Acres House in California Reveals a Sloping Curved Roof

Avocado Acres House in California Reveals a Sloping Curved Roof

Surfside Projects + Lloyd Russell completed an original residence in California that pays homage to the coastal style. Avocado Acres House stands out thanks to its bold geometry and welcoming outdoor spaces. “A sloping curved shed roof unifie.. Read More →

Modern Cottage Design Flaunting an Inverted Floor-Plan

Modern Cottage Design Flaunting an Inverted Floor-Plan

Modern cottage design can make you rethink your perspective on solitude. This modern family cottage with dark framed windows captures expansive views of the forest around. Built on a steep cliff’s edge, the Val-des-Monts Cottage in the Gat.. Read More →

Intricate Folding Facade Showcased by Modern Nursery Design in Marburg, Germany

Intricate Folding Facade Showcased by Modern Nursery Design in Marburg, Germany

Opus Architekten completed the design of Nursery +E, a modern nursery project developed for the Town council of the City of Marburg, Germany. The new building comes with a total surface of 1100 square feet and displays an intricate modern architect.. Read More →

Modern Villa Kerckebosch Taking In A Forested Landscape in the Netherlands

Modern Villa Kerckebosch Taking In A Forested Landscape in the Netherlands

Villa Kerckebosch is a recently built family residence developed by Engel Architecten in the forested landscape surrounding Zeist, a small town in the center of the Netherlands. The soft and natural shades of the brickwood are said to evoke the f.. Read More →

Unusually Modern Country House Resembling A Steamboat

Unusually Modern Country House Resembling A Steamboat

For a country house, this impressive contemporary structure designed by Russian architect Leonovich Arseny of Panacom plays unusually well with perspective and contemporary building materials and techniques.The modern country house is located in .. Read More →

Contemporary Interpretation of Quebec Summer Cottage: L-House by CCM2 Architects

Contemporary Interpretation of Quebec Summer Cottage: L-House by CCM2 Architects

CCM2 Architectes completed the design and development of L-House, a modern summer cottage located in Fossambault-sur-le-Lac, QC, Canada. Nestled between birch trees, the residence is defined as a contemporary interpretation of the neighboring tradi.. Read More →

Old Ranch Home in Palm Springs Gets Inspiring Renovation

Old Ranch Home in Palm Springs Gets Inspiring Renovation

Chino Canyon House is a renovation and addition to a home built in 1954 at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains in Palm Springs, California. Hundred Mile House envisioned a new L-shaped configuration for the building, which wraps around an entr.. Read More →

What Classifies A House Style: What Makes An International Style Home?

What Classifies A House Style: What Makes An International Style Home?

Whether you know it or not, you’ve seen an international style home before. These buildings look impressively modern, yet their concept has stood the test of time. We’ve been marveling over feats of international style architecture for th.. 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 →

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