Architect Oliver Lang, of Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture, and Vanglo Sustainable Construction Group builder Martin Warren (who handled the interior design, as well) teamed up on the first Vanglo House in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood. The top floor outdoor lounge is a natural extension of the open plan top floor, giving the residents a private space to enjoy the outdoors. The house was designed to use specific materials and construction methods with the hope that maintenance down the line […]

Every city and town across the globe is plagued by one common thing: homeless animals. One of those cities is Istanbul, where 150,000 stray dogs and cats share the streets with 14 million humans! A company in Turkey called Pugedon has an amazingly clever device in Istanbul that takes bottles deposited for recycling and dispenses food for the city’s stray dogs. This machine helps them out by giving people an opportunity to feed them. We should have more of these everywhere! Do […]

A new home at Sea Ranch, a half-century-old enclave of rugged modernist houses on the Northern California coast, captures the spirit of its surroundings. Lovers of Cor-Ten steel, with its ruddy and almost organic surface, the architects made it the main exterior material, along with board-formed concrete and ipe wood. The Cor-Ten, which quickly turned an autumnal rust in the sea air, and the concrete, with its grain and crannies, mean the house isn’t a pristine box, Ramirez says. Though he may […]

Outside kitchens, like the one below and the pool house kitchen in the cover picture are on the up.  While they’ve been growing and have been popular in the United States, other countries have yet to pick up on the trend.  Weather is a limiting factor to some degree, but it won’t stop this trend from growing in those harsher climates, such and the United Kingdom and other areas in Europe with questionable weather. Designed by Synthesis Design, this kitchen […]

7 Ashley Park Road is a private residence located in Toronto, Canada. 7 Ashley Park offers an exceptional location surrounded by Private Schools, Renowned Public Schools and Exceptional High Schools (including dedicated French, Arts and Catholic Collegiate Schools). St. Georges Golf Club, Humber Valley Shopping Center, and Etienne Brule James Gardens Parks within a minute or so close proximity. The home has 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, and covers an area of 7,200 square feet. It is currently for sale for $4.2 million. […]

LaCantina Doors is a pioneer in designing and manufacturing folding door systems. According to their description “Our focus in developing and refining these products has resulted in the most innovative and comprehensive range of folding doors available. Dedicated to creating products that open spaces, we have evolved our product line to include a new class of multi slide door system and a complete range of swing doors. Our products offer the same signature door profiles to provide a perfect match […]

How about living all together in one big room? Although the idea does not sound very friendly at the beginning, the things will immediately change if you happen to meet Japanese architect Takaaki Kawabat,  a senior associate at Janson Goldstein in New York. Growing up in a one-room farmhouse on the island of Ishikawa must have produced a huge influence on Takaaki’s interior design philosophy. The kitchen, the living room, two sleeping areas and even a large dressing area were built into the architecture […]

Designed by monovolume architecture + design, House M is set in the center of Meran, Obermais, Italy. The concept of the design was it to play with transparent and solid surfaces what fallows fascinating insights and outlooks. This elegant contemporary home blends the interior and exterior seamlessly, the pool and outdoor living space look fabulous. The terrain flows through the building and finds his renewal in the pool- and meadow area. Because of a refined external design and the arrangement of […]

The Double High house is an elegant and efficient re-interpretation of the typical suburban site plan. The slender form is positioned against the long north edge of the site in order to maximize the solar exposure to the south. A 22 foot south facing sliding door system connects the main living space with the wooden deck and landscape, blurring the line between interior and exterior. The floorplan is a connected flow of open and overlapping spaces. In addition to the […]

The Villa a Como project was completed by the Milan based architects Studio Marco Piva. This 5,630 square foot contemporary home has been completely remodelled, the property enjoys stunning views over Lake Como in Lombardy, Italy. The concept design was developed thinking of a contemporary style and seeking for alternatives to guarantee that the project is developed according to client’s requests and objectives of a villa with and opulent atmosphere, comfort, tranquility. The aim of the design is the harmonization […]

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In the center of the historic “Fiera Milano” district, overlooking the new public park in the Milan’s CityLife development, Studio Marco Piva has completed the interiors of a private residential apartment. The entrance, featuring a custom-made backlit plasterboard wall, leads to the large living area. Designed by Marco Piva, the plasterboard has been studied as opposed to the window, an artificial back-lit in contrast with a natural light source. The living area, very spacious and with access to both terraces, […]

Tree grates are usually used to help trees and any of various shrubs, bushes, and plants integrate into the urban cityscape. Some of them are spotted on, the collection below presents 30 ideas of tree grates design that provide space for the roots while allowing normal pedestrian traffic over the planting area. As you can easily notice, they are available in a variety of designs, shapes and sizes: from rectangular patterns to abstract combinations of lines and circles. Organic arrangements that look like vegetal networks or Lufa sponges […]

Who does not love the eclectic style? You can combine ancient porcelain, modern paintings, leather armchairs and textile lamps without restrictions. But, you have to be careful not to trip over the thin line between contrast and chaos. Designed by Mr. Mitchell Studio, the residence below is an example of great equalizer. From polished concrete floors, to architectural stone walls, the interior design  is an eclectic mix of reclaimed timbers, natural woven fibres and organic shapes. Mixing and matching old and new, […]

Casa de Anjali is the newest luxury home in the area. “Anjali” in Sanskrit means “reverence”. Casa de Anjali was created out of reverence for the land and people of Costa Rica, using the minimal amount of footprint, planting more trees than were cut, while employing local artisans inspired to display the mastery of their skills. The social wing is an expanse of living, dining, and kitchen areas with vaulted teak ceilings and designer furnishings. The gourmet chef’s kitchen, wine […]