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Excellent Beached House in Australia by BKK Architects

Beached House

Melbourne-based studio BKK Architects has completed a beautiful, contemporary Beached House in coastal Victoria, Australia. With 3,756 square feet of modern living spaces spread over one single level, the residence is a modern display of “unfolding spaces that deny, and then release views”, as described by the architects. The talented team that designed this residential structure used the terrain and the surroundings to guide them…

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Dream Houses / January 16, 2012

Urban Retreat in New York looks Inviting

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Guess what is back on the market? Style! Metaphorically speaking, that is. This out-of-the-ordinary, iconic, contemporary home is on for sale now and the asking price is a whopping $38.5 million. Well, no wonders if you have seen this house, it’s totally worth it. The contemporary residence is actually a 19th-century carriage house located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York City, USA, that…

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Design Ideas / January 16, 2012

Objet-O Chair designed by Song Seung-Yong

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Designer Song Seung-Yong has explored the possibilities of creativity beyond the classic methods, with this new series of chairs. The designer has created a variety of chairs called Objet-O, Objet-B, Objet-E, and 8objet. Each chair has its own uniqueness and function. Seung-Yong describes it as a process of study which can draw out the communication between objects and human beings. The Objet-O is a chair…

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Furniture / January 16, 2012

Minimalist Openhouse Design in Hollywood Hills, California

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A dream house is all about design, location and furnishings. Some only have one or two, but this spectacular Openhouse in California, really mixes the three elements and creates one of the most sought-after residence — and not only because of its modern appeal, maybe because it was also featured in the movie “Spread”. Put together by the very creative chaps at XTEN Architecture, the…

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Dream Houses / January 16, 2012

Design the Perfect Coffee Table Vignette

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As far as home decor is  concerned, a coffee table is as important as any other part of the room. A coffee table has to be decorated with appealing items to look gorgeous. In fact, a well designed coffee table adds a better personality and warmth to the home. Given here are some tips that can improve your coffee table décor. Put some freshly-cut flowers…

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Design Ideas / January 13, 2012

Incredible Contemporary House in the Heart of Hampstead Village

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Tucked away in the heart of Hampstead Village in London, is an amazing contemporary house that has been recently placed for sale. Designed by renowned architects Paxton Locher, this gigantic 6,500 sq. ft house is set around a 40ft double volume reception room. The reception room, which has two retractable glass roof lights, transforms into an open-air courtyard when the glass roof is opened. Alongside…

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Design Ideas / January 13, 2012

Spa House in Cape Town is a Cool Contemporary Residence

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Surrounded by weathered sandstone formations and set on the mountainside on the urban edge of Hout Bay, is the Spa House that incorporates the properties of the surroundings and powerful landscape into its design. The house is visualized as a floating set of elements, which form an extended terrace on the mountainside. The Spa House is a separate house that is connected to the principal…

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Design Ideas / January 13, 2012

Fraser Residence in Ottawa Looks Like Closely Bound Volumes Stacked Together

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Design Studio Christopher Simmonds Architect has designed the Fraser Residence in Westboro village, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. On the exterior, this modern home looks like closely bound volumes stacked together, whereas the interior blends of big spatial volumes. The living spaces have an abundance of natural light that gives the home a feel of transparency. The garage has been incorporated into the lower level, which gives…

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Design Ideas / January 13, 2012

Sculptural Residence in La Finca Features Magnificent Design

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This modern house has all that takes it to provide a quality life. Designed by A-cero architecture studio, this magnificent two-storey sculptural residence in “La Finca” estate in the town ofPozuelo de Alarcon,Spain, is smaller than the rest of the buildings in the housing development. Nevertheless, this fantastic house built in an area of 1000 square metres is comfy, practical and enticing. Its design concept…

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Dream Houses / January 13, 2012

picNYC Real Grass Table Brings “Rural” to the Urban Residence

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Cities have less and less green space to take advantage of, hence why probably the best solution is to bring the green space to our homes, “cultivating” it in our own backyards, patios or maybe even in the living room. Dubbed picNYC, what you’re looking at is a neat table with real grass. It’s based on a structure made of folded lightweight aluminum, has the…

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Furniture / January 13, 2012



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