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Living Luxury at the “Resort in House”

Designed by ALPES Green Design & Build and built in 2016, this state of the art luxury townhouse is like having your very own resort at home. Located in Đà Nẵng, Vietnam, a city with a sunny and hot climate, preserving energy and cool air became essential. The designers wanted to create something different from the cramped and heated …

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Writing Studio Next to Nature

FLOAT Architectural Research and Design designed this small writing studio for a philosophy professor and nature writer. Located on a small tract of land next to the Marys River in Oregon, United states, the professor, who had a hand in the design, commissioned the shed as a writing retreat. There were a few requirements in the design. …

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Historic Montreal Bank Gets High Tech Transformation

In Montreal, Canada, an ornate former bank has been given a new lease on life as the headquarters for a tech start-up and cafe. Designed by Henri Cleinge, the marble floor, custom brass details, and painted ceiling were all restored to life with painstaking detail as the new headquarters for Crew Collective. Besides the tech startup, individuals are able …

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Loft Vieux-Montréal Infused with a Masculine Feel

This traditional building in Montreal, Canada was recently converted from a fire station into a residential townhouse. Manon Bélanger took on the challenge of renovating Loft Vieux-Montréal and infuse it with an original, contemporary feel. The apartment depicted in the photos below takes advantage of the character and location of the building. Moreover, it boasts a spectacular view from the terrace …

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International Center’s Design Infuses Utility with Symbolism

Dakar’s International Conference Center, designed by Turkish architectural group Tabanlioglu Architects, is a beautiful homage to the country’s culture and landscape. Located in Senegal’s capitol city, the utility of this stunning complex is imbued with a deep symbolism. The most distinctive feature is the unifying canopy, which unites the entire building complex in its shade. The intricate …

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Aircraft-Inspirated Home Gets Nordic Warmth

The House About to Launch is a mini-sized and sun-drenched apartment located in Tainan City, Taiwan. It is a special home that acts as a daily reminder for its owner- a fighter engineer- to dream and fly. The team at HAO Design paid tribute to elements like airplanes and airports, suggested throughout the design. However, they also had to take …

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Sophisticated Loft Living in Refurbished Barn Home

These buildings in Amsterdam, formerly a pair of barns intended for crop storage, have been transformed into modern, loft-like living spaces. Located just north of the IJ river in the neighborhood of Amsterdam Noord. Houben & Van Mierlo Architecten lead the design on these charming homes. The buildings went through several metamorphoses over the years, with additions …

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Croatia’s Earthy, Modern Olive House

Studio LOG-URBIS completed thedesign 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, such as the southern orientation of the terrain, sea vista, Mediterranean climate pleasant for outdoor living” as well as “traditional Pag stone construction, …

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A Natural Safari Retreat in Botswana

Architects Michaelis Boyd and Nick Plewman teamed up to design Sandibe Okavango, an ecologically friendly safari lodge located in Botswana. Built in the Okavango Delta, the lodge neighbors an active game reserve, giving guests plentiful opportunities to see animals congregating in their natural environment. Featuring twelve guest suites, this luxurious lodge was built with the idea of becoming a tourist draw for …

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Seasonal Beach Residence Centered on Family

S House by Romo Arquitectos was especially envisioned as a seasonal family beach house and is located within the Club Las Palmas, south of Lima, Peru. The solution provided by the architects is highly functional, offering much space without compromising in natural light and ventilation. By employing materials such as wood, exposed concrete, polished concrete, terrazzo and mosaic, …