Nov 14, 2014
The Wheatsheaf House by Jesse Judd
I never thought that a house with red and orange in excess could appeal that much. Outside of Daylesford in Victoria, Australia, the Wheatsheaf House by Jesse Judd draws inspiration from old plywood caravans and bus shelter. With simple lines and an amazing way of using steel, laminated glass and plywood cocoon, the house manages to blend really well with the striking natural scenery by adding to its beauty. Looks like a warm place in the heart of the woods if you ask me, and a great holiday retreat at the same time. Magical! Do you like it? [via DesireToInspire]
Banyan Tree Resort in Corniche Bay
Do you know why La Gaullete in Mauritius is famous for? Ill tell you. Its an amazing place, perfect to spend a one of a kind vacation. But would it be unique unless matched with awesome accommodation? Check out what Foster+Partners managed to create for Banyan Tree in Corniche Bay. With a discrete and environmentally intelligent architecture, the exquisite location redefines the luxurious exotic island living. It blends amazingly with the pristine collection of coral reefs, the turquoise water and miles of greenery, and looks like the perfect place for a 1 week relaxing vacation. Isnt it?
Thinnest Buildings in the World or Claustrophobic Structures ?Bouncing Red Ball made a selection of some of thinnest buildings in the world. All these houses are located in Japan, where land is so scarce. Now if you think you live in a tiny place just take a look at these really thin buildings and be thankful you dont live or work inside one of these claustrophobic structures. Im pretty sure that after youll take a look at these pictures youll feel a little better about your home. Personally I cant even imagine how people could live in those small places. What do you think ? Could you live in a place so small like this ?
House in Wicklow by Odos ArchitectsLocated in Wicklow, Ireland this 287 sqm house was completed in 2006 by odos architects, a firm based in Dublin. It is a two storey house with vehicular and pedestrian access from the Bray Road. Accommodation is comprised of a two car garage, boiler room, wc and utility at ground floor level and open plan living, kitchen, dining areas with 3 bedrooms (master en suite), study and family bathroom at first floor level. Set at the foot of a steep escarpment in the wicklow hills, this house, with its elevated living accommodation, allows the fluidity of the surrounding landscape remain uninterrupted, whilst also giving the occupant a raised vantage point from which to engage with nature. - Via
Malibu 5: A dazzling home brimming with solar goodness
Designed by a team of architects led by Stephen Kanner, the Malibu 5 home is a beautiful example of blending shapes with sustainable and eco-friendly technology. Facing the beautiful Pacific Coast, the home is designed to reduce energy consumption by using the sea-breeze for natural cooling and solar energy for conventional energy needs. Equipped with solar panels that produce ample energy and natural ventilation options, it sports spacious interiors with contemporary design and relies on a very efficient base for all its insulation and heating needs during nights. Its a good lesson. Its simple, stylish and sustainable architecture. - via
Wooden House of the Future, in Australia
We at Freshome, love wooden houses. Less conventional and recreating a warmer atmosphere, this wooden house of the future, is located in Sydney, Australia, the modular prefabricated house is the work of Xenian who built it in a workshop and transported later, on site. And more to it, the house seems to be ecofriendly. It features LED lighting, a rainwater collecting system that makes it drinkable, has a structure that enhances natural ventilation and some solar cells embedded in glass. Gets an A+ from us, for aesthetics and functionality. - via
Maison De La Lumiere in Bologna, Italy
Whole Italy is filled with a stunningly beautiful old Mediterranean architectural style, but not the house youre about to see. Designed by architect Duilio Damilano, Maison De La Lumiere in Bologna, Italy, is a great example of contemporary design that stays far from any Italian stereotypical styles youve seen. With a stunning open space ground floor that leads to the crystal blue swimming pool and featuring modern furnishings, this is an amazing and exquisite tech-savvy job that mixes really well with luxury.
Rooftecture in Japan
Located in an old residential home in Shioya Tarumi-ku Kobe, Japan, the small home you see above is a great example of what innovation can do. Designed Endo Shuhei Architects the house stands out from the crowd thanks to its roof, which certainly is something you aint going to see every day. Facing the sea, the thin house was forced to use a triangular roof because of its site, with those steep slopes. And I must say they managed to maximize space with a brilliant idea. Its like doing something out of what seems like nothing, and the Japanese seem to be doing good on that topic. - via
Loft Apartment in London by Urban Spaces
Urban spaces is Londons original loft expert since 1995 and what you see below is an incredible loft apartment that have been completely renovated following the contemporary trend. With modern furniture blending in with all that white, this fantastic 1118 sq.ft. loft located in Northern end of Wenlock Road, features double height ceilings, a master bedroom with dressing, en-suite and bath suite along with a chill out area and a large decked balcony for those incredible sunsets. Looks impressive dont you think?
Modern Home in Fitzroy, Melbourne
What you see above is a 4 bedrooms home that packs an intelligent design by combining a living area with a truly amazing backyard garden. Located on the streets of Fitzroy, an inner city suburb of Melbourne, even though its not wide it promotes open space to make it look bigger, and packs some modern furniture to get your eyes with. May not be the home of my dreams, but it sure has lots of key elements to charm me with. Like it? - via
The Orcas Residence in Seattle
Seattle as a city is all about simple style and ever-green romance and the Orcas Residence designed by Pb Elemental Architecture is all about translating that same sense of elegance into a multi-family dwelling. Designed for four families in two floors, each home sports a custom open riser stairs, two master suites with private baths and a roof deck with territorial views. The 1,100 square feet homes radiate with simple and stylish interiors while the minimalistic design runs through the entire structure. The interiors seem to have taken inspiration from retro shades, but even they blend in with the contemporary style quite aptly. Stylish and yet subtle, it keeps in touch with Seattle, dont you think? - via
TrailerWrap: Trailer Transformed into Ravishing Home
Modern architecture lays as much importance to recycling and sustainable design as it does to lavish interiors and stylish ergonomics. TrailerWrap is the brain child of Prof. Hughes and his Design Outreach Initiative which has seen a team of 50 undergraduate and graduate architects work towards transforming a run down, discarded trailer into a fabulous home. With a minimalist but elegant design, with efficient ergonomics and graceful architecture to mask the original structure youll never know that this was once a used trailer!
Ocho Casas Housing Complex in Spain
The effervescent structure of Ocho Casas can be found in the neighborhood of Santa Margarita in Spain. Designed by Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos, it looks very special because the it can change its appearance with each passing moment and thanks to a beautiful white-walled facade made of panels that opens in brilliant pops of color. Constantly changing into a multitude of colors makes the housing complex a vibrant architecture at its innovative best. - via
OUTrial House in Poland by KWK PROMES
A house covered with grass? That doesnt sound like a bad idea, is it? Dubbed the OUTrial House it was built in Poland by KWK PROMES Archtects by carving out on the hillside. The shapes arent all that modern but the fact that you have a great scenery to surround it, adds to the Wow factor of this atypical atrium house. Owned by a rock musician, the 1,440 sqm house also features a recording studio on the upper part, so I guess theres plenty of inspiration Like it? [via ArchDaily]
Parkfields Residence in UK
When defining my dream home, I do have a some key elements that the building, the exterior and the interior should pack. It definitely has large white open spaces, modern furniture, large windows to allow sunshines inside, a small garden or something similar and lots of small details to make it unique. Thats exactly the way I see this Parkfields residence in UK. It has 4 bedrooms, a 27ft reception room leading on to a raised kitchen with a dining room, a family bathroom and an integral garage, all remodeled some time ago, by Studio MG Architects. Looks lovely! - via Momoy
Lavish Three-storey House in Manhattan Beach
Luxurious living - something that we cant afford but damn it we dream of it - its what this modern, threestorey house in Manhattan Beach, California, is all about. With a stunning view over the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Malibu, the house manages to pack a small but luxurious backyard in the tight space, a lush living space with large floor-to-ceiling windows, numerous skylights, an amazing pool and an elevator thats a pretty high building out there.. Designed by MAP Development & Aidlin Darling Design, if you were asking, this dream house sells for $5.6 million.
Canyon House by Grunsfeld Shafer Architects
Located in a mountainous scenery south of