With a stream running through the house, this retreat in Alibag is delicately woven into the landscape, alternately opening up and closing itself to the different characteristics of the site. Though seasonal, the streambed allows for an interesting landscape feature throughout the year. A multitude of medicinal and fruit bearing trees provide for an intimate ambiance and comfortable microclimate. A short walk along the stream before entering the house domain builds up a sense of anticipation. Since the owners are […]

SoNo Architects recently completed the Mountain-View House, a beautiful modern home that boasts panoramic views of the Austrian Alps. Located in a small village near the Kitzbuhel Ski Area, SoNo Architects designed the multi-leveled structure to take advantage of the site’s steep slope. With its clean lines and minimalist palette, the Mountain-View House is unmistakably contemporary in design A paneled glass wall overlooks the valley below while the gabled roofs are meant to mimic the surrounding peaks. Natural materials clad the […]

Located on Fire Island in New York, this A-frame beach house recently went through a renovation that completely changed its design. The project was conducted by Bromley Caldari Architects. This A-frame house has been beautifully transformed into a residence that feels completely new without forgetting its roots. The result of this change was a three-story house with an open and bright interior able to make the most of the views. The project transformed the interior of the house and the main […]

This contemporary house is located in Los Raulíes, Villarrica, Araucanía, Chile. This house, called Casa en Lago Villarrica is a private home designed by Plan Maestro. The client gave priority to the conservation of the forest and the large trees over other attributes of the site, like the views of the lake and the Villarrica volcano. The requirements were bedrooms for the client’s family and for guests, common areas for the whole group and services. Four wings were proposed, each with views and access […]

The brand Lasvit, founded in 2007 by Leon Jakimic, sheds a new light on Bohemian glass and takes it into the next millennium. Lasvit combines the authenticity of glass craft with innovative technologies and creative craftsmanship. In a few short years, Lasvit has established itself as the authority delivering bespoke lighting sculptures and art installations made from hand-blown glass. The manifesto of Lasvit’s uncompromising mission is: To turn glass into breathtaking light and design experiences. Beauty and elegance came together in the […]

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Classic design concepts bring stability, harmony and a sense of balance whenever introduced in a contemporary home. From building elements such as columns and exposed beams to furnishing items like imposing cabinets, velvet curtains and button tufted sofas, classic design concepts are always a reliable choice. You will discover several examples in the project below, a house realised by Atmosphere Interior Design. As you can easily notice, tailored details on upholstery, patina, warm lighting, clean-lined furniture, texture, and graphic patterns combine to create […]

Designheure is a French manufacturer of contemporary lighting design. Their tailor-made offer, reserved for professional customers, allows clients to create unique projects, while their collections – simple, elegant and clever – provide creative and innovative lighting solutions. Designheure generates more than 50% of its business internationally in 70 countries on the contract market. A light for HER and HIM – The design work was focused on the masculine and feminine forms, with curves or angles, in different sizes, to match […]

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This modern chalet situated in Valais, Switzerland, was completely redesigned in 2011 by Ralph Germann Architectes. Originally, the chalet was just a simple barn, located outside a village in the canton of Valais (Switzerland) on an exceptional site. The retreat of a glacier had left behind an amazing flora and fauna, where a rare species of red grasshopper found its home. As soon as one enters the chalet, one is immediately captured by the coherent, refined, almost monastic atmosphere. A white ceiling […]

This snow country house is located on a northwest slope overlooking a panoramic view of Whistler valley in southwest British Columbia, Canada. It was designed in 2013 by Patkau Architects. The construction is a hybrid of monolithic and framed systems. The slabs and walls which enclose the lower floor are concrete, while the uppermost levels are a composite steel and heavy timber structure with wood-frame infill. The exterior form of the house is shaped by the intersection of two principal considerations: The […]

Designed by LUX Design, this industrial condo loft is situated in Toronto, Canada. LUX Design is an interior design firm specializing in unique, luxurious concepts for commercial and residential spaces. Noted for their inventive approach to luxury, the LUX team has earned both glowing reviews and industry awards for their achievements in design. Industrial Toronto condo designed by Lux Design, has brought together all the things that were on the client’s wish list. The use of modern lighting fixtures, steel accents and […]

Located in the heart and center of Helsinki, Klaus K is the perfect modern style hotel. In addition to its striking interior design that mixes cozy and classy Scandinavian style with folklore inspiration, this fashionable accommodation near the Esplanade prides itself with one hell of a dining scene and a stylish urban spa.  Inspired by the national epic Kalevala – it’s nature and dramatic design follows all rooms and interior. In addition to the elegant Kalevala-influenced units, there’s a dazzling collection […]

During summer, lucky owners of house&gardens move the habitat outside. It is not a secret that a pool, an umbrella and a cocktail make a tiring hot day a wonderful experience. Thus, we thought that the amazing landscape design below – a project realised by Apex Landscapes – will convince you to plan a little paradise for your home too. Greenery, flowers, gravel spots and water features are the most important elements you should take into consideration when budgeting a landscape design. All of […]

W Hong Kong is a fabulous hotel located in Hong Kong. Where glamorous trends meet colonial style, W Hong Kong amplifies the city’s vibrancy, with the Airport Express just below. Immerse yourself in the artistic ambience of West Kowloon Culture Centre, the up-and-coming cultural hub next door. With a luxurious interior and stunning views from its heights, the hotel offers its guests every comfort. Where vibrant and modern meets classic and colonial, where the pleasures of the east come together like the […]

Designed by Núria Selva Villaronga this stunning private home is located in Empordà, Girona, Spain. According to the architects: “A small village, in the Baix Empordà area, formed by a handful of old houses folded along a “U” shaped street the middle of which the square that opens up the view to the church hangs from, and two or three plots, old orchards yet to be build, is the setting for this home´s project. The access, both pedestrian and vehicular, is performed by […]

Although we usually tend to neglect outdoor design, it represents our first chance to inspire and make an impression on neighbours and guests. Thus, the article we want to present you today reveals a fascinating pool house accessorised with a beautiful garden. The project was realised by Apex Landscapes, an Australian company with more 15 years’ experience in designing and building innovative landscape. The team focused on creating an impressive entertainment area, perfect for both children and adults. Chaise loungers, […]

Designed by Block Architects, this house was in an old terrace next to an apartment built in 1965. The owner works in travel and tourism, he once rented the house and planned to renovate it into a cultural place. It is on this spot that people meet up, share and cook Vietnamese traditional food, especially vegan one. They may also stay in during their time in Vietnam. The old windows were used as the main material to create a distinctive appearance. […]