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A Light-Filled Tel Aviv Apartment

Originally built in the 1970’s, this apartment was transformed into an entirely new contemporary living space by Studio Raanan Stern. This contemporary apartment located in Tel Aviv, Israel  now utilizes light and small modern details to accentuate the space. The outer rooms have been transformed into a dining room and kitchen, which have a view of the park …

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Contemporary Farmhouse in Suffolk

Norm Architects completed Reydon Grove Farm, a contemporary farmhouse at the edge of a working farm in Suffolk, United Kingdom.  The single story has a long, thin layout to match the size of the pre-existing barn and dairies on the site. This layout works to emphasize the natural landscape outside.  In particular, its mere one story avoids …

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Contemporary Toronto Home Embraces Zinc

Canadian architecture firm +tongtong completed Zinc House, which blends contemporary style and the traditional home construction of Toronto’s East End. On the exterior, for example, the design team layered zinc panels on a traditional brick base.  They also used large windows to break up the traditional look and bring natural light into the home. Zinc continues into the interior …

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Finnish Lakehouse Keeps Things Simple

MNy Arkitekter built House Åkerudden by a lake in the rural community of Tenala.  The result emphasizes “authenticity, simplicity, locality and sustainability,” which dezeen magazine quotes the firm listing as its goals. At a distance, the home is quietly nestled in the surrounding fields.  Moreover, its gabled roof mirrors the existing architecture in that region. The unassuming layout …