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Ha² and Z_Zwo by Eike Becker Architects

Paeco House by Studio Emanuele Scaramucci

The building evokes some of the characteristics elements of the Marche architecture, especially through the use of materials such as brick, typical of rural constructions. Two large and full shapes, white, clear, mediterranean, are resting on an “empty built” (the glass base) placed in the middle of a hortus conclusus (element dear to the Ascoli’s tradition).

Waterfall Bay House by Bossley Architects

Located in a remote bay in the Marlborough Sounds, this house emphasises the intimate qualities of the small bay. Set close to the water it runs along the contour as a two storey primary element incorporating living areas above and guest rooms below.

Orient House IV by Ryall Porter Sheridan

This House is the renovation of an existing 1970s house. Though renovated to Passive House standards of construction, the North facing views and sheets of glass prevented it from meeting Passive House energy calculations. At the time of its completion this house renovation is probably the second most energy-efficient structure on Long Island.

Hill House in Nova Scotia by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

Atelier kastelic buffey: Maison glissade, Ontario

Set on a narrow lot on a private ski development, this house is conceived as a contemporany reinterpretation of the traditional chalet. Its form retains the convention of a gable roof yet is reduced to an elegant two storey volume in which the top floor slides forward, engaginf an adjacent ski hill on axis with the chalet.

Beautiful Treehouses Around the World

Living in a treehouse is the dream of almost every child. Some of us were lucky enough to have had one, while others can only aspire to build one for their children. This is an inspirational post featuring some of the most beautiful and original treehouses around the world.

South Perth House by Matthews McDonald Architects

This new home for a couple is located on a corner, narrow, sloping site at the east end of South Perth with sweeping panoramic views of the Swan River and Perth City that extends from Kings Park to the Darling Ranges.

Dutchess County Residence – Guest House

Allied Works was commissioned to design a residence, guesthouse and private gallery on 350 acres in Dutchess County, New York. Located on the eastern slopes of the Hudson River Valley, the site consists of rolling hills, open meadow and dense hardwood forest. Each of the three buildings responds to a particular landscape. The guest house was the first of these to be completed.

The Heinz Julen Penthouse

Zermatt’s internationally acclaimed architect, Heinz Julen, designed this extraordinary double-level 260m2 penthouse.

The Use of Wood in Interiors

Combining different materials in the interior of a house can be a very good choice, especially when it comes to using wood. Wooden textures make a house feel warmer and even cozier and this is the example of the two houses below: (keep reading at smoking designers)

Chalet 1.0 by YOD Dеsign Lab

The apartments are part of the relax park “VERHOLY” located in a picturesque corner of the pine forest in the Poltava Oblast. It is a separate building consisting of two separate rooms with a common guest hall. Main elements of ‘chalet’ style used in decoration were realized in modern fashion. Location of the separate complex in an ecologically clean area had its bearing on the selection of principal materials, such as stone and wood.

Victoria 50 by SAOTA

6 luxury family apartments with communal entertainment spaces situated on Clifton Beach on the famous Atlantic Seaboard. The interiors are abundant with natural light and spectacular sunsets can be viewed from the terraces.

Coziness in a Large Stockholm Duplex

When it comes to a very large apartment like this, coziness is a quite important factor. One of the most interesting features of the upper level is a lounge space right besides the stairway, where a very intimate atmosphere is created with the help of wooden accents and comfortable furniture. The bottom floor hosts an open plan living and dining space, the kitchen, a large bedroom and plenty ingenious storage solutions. There are many inspirational ideas which you can use from this duplex in Stockholm, so I wish you a fun time inspiring yourself.