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Dalvey Estate by Aamer Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 27 May 2015 9:17 pm | Homes

The Dalvey Estate in Singapore provides a contemporary design that focuses on daring geometries and maximum functionality to provide a modern and comfortable home. Designed by Aamer Architects the Estate combines the tropical aesthetic elements with contemporary lines trying to offer a reinterpretation of the traditional Iban Longhouse that holds the family communal areas outside the bedrooms to ensure a better family integration. The Dalvey Estate welcomes its visitors with a subtle façade that doesn’t present much to the beholder…

Contemporary home in Santa Monica, US

By : Mark V | 27 May 2015 9:12 am | Homes

The residence mainly keeps the previous 1920`s structure but it has been completely renovated with a  sustainable design in accordance with the LEED platinum guidelines. The small spaces that are found in the house are transformed so they can be used by the owner. Every space is connected somehow with the outside and the design of the house promotes the idea of communicating with the neighbouring houses. The natural lighting, the boiler, the solar water heating , the rainwater that…

Millard House by Frank Lloyd Wright

By : Dennis Franklin | 26 May 2015 9:04 pm | Homes

One of the most famous architects and definitely the most renowned American architect was Frank Lloyd Wright who designed more than a thousand structures during his lifetime and was also known for his theorization and practice of what he called organic architecture. His work has once again entered into media focus these days due to the Millard House he created in Pasadena, California in 1923 for the book dealer Alice Millard. This was one of his favorite works according to…

CORMAC Residence by Laidlaw Schultz Architects

By : Mark V | 26 May 2015 8:55 am | Homes

The practice of Laidlaw Schultz Architects located in California designed in 2012 the CORMAC Residence, offering a modern and really well organized home that uses efficiently the surface it resides on. Located in Corona del Mar in California, USA the home is delineated through a white brick wall to separate the private living areas from the public ones. The home is set on a quiet street and it offers a direct view of the coast making the location a great…

Casa Seta in Lima

By : Dennis Franklin | 25 May 2015 8:42 am | Homes

This original house is designed as a box which was excavated to as to leave the habitable space inside and the large block of concrete provides a striking image with the opened space beneath it. Located in Playa Bonita in Lima, Peru the entire building covers 156 square meters and its first level is comprised of a unitary living space that integrates the living room, dining room, kitchen and terrace through the large open space that makes the limit of…

Beautiful Scandinavian Apartment in Stockholm

By : Dennis Franklin | 25 May 2015 2:35 am | Homes

This apartment offers a good example of Scandinavian interior design with a joyous, youthful ambiance and a few defining touches that predominate the overall space. The apartment offers a blend of light colors that combine very well into a contemporary and comfortable décor, the flooring being of natural wood, with a white ceiling and a light grey or pastel blue on the walls. The furniture is minimalist and tries to blend with one of the three predominant colors and an…

Fresno House by Felix Raspall and Federico Papandrea

By : Dennis Franklin | 24 May 2015 8:32 pm | Homes

Designed by Felix Raspall and Federico Papandrea the Fresno House is located in Carilo, Argentina, near the Atlantic Ocean, and it features a great contemporary design that does a great job in mingling with the environment. The house is raised in a small forest clearing and is perpendicular on the slope so that it has transversal transparency. The ground floor of the house hosts the living room, the dining room; the kitchen and the studio all of them with floor…

The modern House Serengeti in South Africa

By : Mark V | 24 May 2015 2:19 am | Homes

Nico Van Der Meulen Architects have designed House Serengeti,a residence located in Johannesburg,South Africa. Its mixed architectural design is the first thing that draws attention, since it uses raw materials, a neutral colour palette and refined finishes that bring all these together. The architects aimed to design a comfortable, contemporary residence, that had a family oriented style. They also used a sustainable design and highlighted the indoor-outdoor living since we all know that Johannesburg is blessed with “an eight month…

Edgeland Residence by Bercy Chen Studio

By : Mark V | 23 May 2015 8:15 pm | Homes

This marvelous house is called the Edgeland residence and it is located on a brownfield site, offering an experiment of old and new, by combining the Native American pit house with the contemporary design standards. The project was set on the bank of the Colorado River and was designed by the architectural practice of Bercy Chen Studio. The advantage of the sunken pit house is the thermal comfort provided by the mass of the earth keeping it cool during summer…

The Clock Tower by Minimal

By : Dennis Franklin | 23 May 2015 8:06 am | Homes

The studio Minimal USA designed in 2009 this amazing kitchen in a Clock Tower apartment in New York City and due to the giant clock visible all the time the space becomes striking and unique. According to the designers the kitchen they had to renovate is in the most expensive apartment in Brooklyn (estimated at 25 million dollars) and the building was constructed in 1915 on the DUMBO waterfront, being one of the largest poured concrete buildings in New York.…

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