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Santa Monica based design studio Minarc have renovated an abandoned building and turned it into the ION Hotel located in Nesjavellir, Iceland. They offer 24 deluxe rooms, each with modern furnishing and decor including floor to ceiling windows to assure our guests with the best view possible. The rooms have a view over Lake Thingvellir or mountain view over volcano Mount Hengill. Every room has a private bathroom with shower and Icelandic soaps and lotion from Sóley Organics. In the room you find fair-trade organic […]

Designed by Kristin Jarmund Architects , the Norwegian Embassy was formed as a freestanding building in the garden of an older villa which housed the Norwegian Embassy. After completion of the new embassy, the villa was demolished to make way for the new residence. The embassy was completed in 2008 and the residence in 2012.The property size is roughly 5000m2. The Norwegian Embassy is built on a sloping site towards the north,overlooks the Kathmandu valley, and on clear days has spectacular views […]

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Margje Teeuwen has collaborated with Erwin Zwiers to create Proplamp, a lamp made from a biodegradable non-woven material that you can ‘crush’ to tailor-make your own design. The result of their collaboration is a unique product. A lamp in the shape of a crumbled piece of paper, made of biodegradable nonwoven material. Each lamp is pre-shaped by Margje and Erwin, but the unique features of the material allow the lamp to be reshaped over and over again, by the new owner. It enables anyone to tailor […]

Designed by London-based Quinn Architects, the Holmby Hills Residence is located on a 57,250 square foot hillside site in Los Angeles, California. The property is situated on a 57,250 sq ft site in Holmby Hills, Bel Air, Los Angeles. The house is framed on all sides by luscious vegetation, with panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills beyond. Blending sensitively into its natural surroundings, this elegantly proportioned, secluded and private 15,250 sq ft villa was completed in January 2014. The home’s interiors feature the […]

KZ Architecture have designed the South Island Residence, a single family home located in the town of Golden Beach, Florida. The front of the house expresses the larger two story volume in the background with the one story elements in the forground , flanking the slate stone wall. With adjacent homes to the North and the South, the house is designed around a Western courtyard, with all the rooms, including the living room, dining room, kitchen, breakfast, family room and bedrooms organized […]

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Lujo has made lounging a science and their latest, the Kwila Sun Lounger, is what relaxation dreams are made of. The padded lounger has sleek, ergonomic curves that provide you with the ultimate support while you rest poolside or on the deck. New Zealand residents can purchase the Kwila lounger here and Australian customers, please go here to purchase.

We are very  happy to announce that the project of the Villa Geldrop is already done! Thank you Michiel Hofman for sharing with us the latest photos of  this project ! We published an article few months ago, but now we have the latest news. The house is anchored into the surrounding landscape through a long slope landscape. Below ground level bedrooms are oriented to the ramp. The residential function with dining room, kitchen, playroom and study room is located […]

CplusC Architectural Workshop designed the renovation of a 1920s home in Sydney, Australia.  Situated in Kensington, Sydney, this project worked within an existing first floor addition to a 1920s bungalow. Preserving the existing building envelope, the ground floor and first floor were tranformed to provide additional bedrooms and a versatile social area with Kitchen, Living and Dining opening up to a new outdoor entertaining area. The private bedroom spaces were placed within the reworked first floor, with the addition of fixed […]

This amazing house is currently for sale for $1.76 million. Located in Stockholm, Sweden, the 2,690 square-foot home has a spectacular view over a lake, giving its terrace an enviable serenity. The dwelling is characterized by high technical standard, stunning lake views through large glazed wall sections and a unique architecture.  On the main floor you are greeted by an impressive furnish hallway with generous storage in the closet wall. All bedrooms have access to the upper terrace which is designed as […]

Aloe Ridge House is a stunning private residence designed by Metropole Architects. It is positioned in the Eden Rock Coastal Forest Estate on the southerncoast of Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa. The house stands proud on its corner site and is a progressive cantilever form that proclaims its presence and is representative of a paradigm shift in the estate’s architectural design language.