Designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, the holiday home is located near the village Geilo, a popular skiing destination in the valley Hallingdal. Out of winter season, the mountains provide excellent hiking opportunities as well as other sporting activities. The family of four with anticipation of a fifth addition provided a straight-forward program for their mountain lodge: four bedrooms, separate living and dining areas, a youth lounge and a mezzanine for the younger children. In addition a small annex would accommodate […]

Here at DesignRulz we know that our readers love Scandinavian design. Renowned for their simplicity, utility, and beauty, Scandinavian homes have a pure, pared backed style that is centred around warm functionality, clean lines, flawless craftsmanship and understated elegance. This week has been all about Nordic nature, from new wallpapers by Scandinavian Surface and Photowall to 10 Scandinavian Apartment Designs.  Scandinavian Surface and Photowall is a Design Company based in Bergen, Norway. The designs are modern and original with a classic Scandinavian […]

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Villa Isabelle is a luxury villa in Crete, located in a fantastic site with panoramic views of the sea, countryside, mountains and local towns and villages such as Hersonisis, Malia, Sisi and Militos. The village of Sisi as well as white sandy beaches are 5 to 10 minute drive. Completed in August 2014, the quality of building and design is so extraordinary beautiful that the villa has entered the 2015 International Property Awards. The concept was to design a spacious luxury villa […]

Designed by Chiho & Partners, this restaurant is locate din Seongnam, South Korea. The architects created an impressive geometric installation hangs from the ceiling of the main dining room at Namus Boutique Restaurant. Made of steel and acrylic resin, the sculptural object – its stylized form resembling an upside-down metropolis – doubles as a lamp. Suspended above the elevated open kitchen at the heart of the restaurant, it sheds light on the cooks’ preparations and calls attention to this dramatic, […]

Located in Rome, Italy, this contemporary apartment was designed by Italian studio Brain Factory. We really love how this lovely white apartment is spiced up with natural green details. According to the architects: “At the entrance it is immediately inebriated by the scent of aromatic plants coming from the kitchen. This pleasant olfactory note introduces to the wide open space characterized by the entrance hall, the lounge and kitchen areas, divided by a luminous sliding door in glass. The living […]

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Montreal-based Naturehumaine designed the two-storey residence, called Bolton Residence, for a rugged hillside in the municipality of Bolton East, near the Quebec-Vermont border.  This rugged, sloped site came to a natural plateau just below its highest point, becoming the perfect location to erect the house. This rural home consists of two stacked structures: the concrete block partially built into the slope contains the lower storey, while the upper floor is housed within a gabled block that is clad in ridged […]

Designed by Tom Hurt Architecture, Riverview Way is a private residence located in Houston, Texas, USA. It was a remodel and addition to a one-story brick, 1950s mid-century modern house our client found in the Tanglewood neighborhood in Houston. With only a couple of months to start the design and create construction drawings, the client and the architect decided early in the process to retain only the original exterior brick walls and beautiful terrazzo floors. In some ways, the original house […]

SAOTA and Antoni Associates designed the  Cove 3 House, a contemporary house in South Africa. Situated in The Cove at Pezula Estate outside Knysna, on the West Coast of South Africa, this family home enjoys views to the East and South. The site enjoys spectacular sea views and it was important that the connection to these views was maximized. The idea was to create a living space with a single roof element floating over it that responded to the slope of the site. The roof […]

Saint Petersburgh Place is a private residence located in London, England. The 5-bedroom home covers an approximate 4,252 square feet. It is currently for sale for $10.1 million. Behind an elegant Victorian façade is this architect-designed family home, arranged over five floors, delivering a unique and awe-inspiring property. As you enter, you are greeted by an open plan living and dining area surrounded by white walls and ceiling. With everyday living items put away from sight beneath clever storage solutions, this place feels uncluttered […]

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Finding good decorations for the holidays comes down to two characteristics: Unique is good, but classic is better. If you plan on spending money on something to spice up your home during Christmas or Halloween, make sure it’s something that you’ll be able to use for more than one season, and isn’t something you’ll see on the door of every holiday party you go to. Christmas is arguably one of the most popular decorating holidays, both inside and outside the […]

Villa Olea – this amazing villa with private pool in Crete, Greece has been build by a famous Greek architect. No expenses were spared and Cocomat has designed the full interior. Comfort and tranquillity are the words to use for this villa. Olea Villas is a luxury development of 2 spacious independent villas situated in a 4 acres land in an olive grove with more than 100 olive trees, overlooking the beautiful Loutraki bay. Built in stone the villas are an […]

Gross-Flasz Residence is impressive huge house that is located near the lovely waterfront of Biscayne Bay at the HarborIsland, North Bay Village, Florida. The house is offering a lot of relaxing view and a lot of luxury as inside as the outside and around the house. also view: Top 10 Most Beautiful Beach Houses Across the World Presented on Designrulz This Residence in Florida was designed in 2014 by One d+b Miami. According to the architects: ” This project is an exploration of […]

Nico van der Meulen Architects Studio is full of inspiration and nice projects! The architectural practice was established in 1984 by owner and founder Nico van der Meulen Architects and his wife Santa. Nico grew up on a farm near the border between South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe, where he spent most of his childhood building bridges and structures using found materials. This was the first expression of Nico’s passion for Architecture. Under Nico’s guidance and with his two sons […]

A new residence on a working vineyard takes advantage of a magnificent country site and allows the owners to have greater involvement in the wine making process. Retrospect Vineyards Residence was designed by Swatt Miers Architects. Completed in 2014, the contemporary home is located in Windsor, California, USA. The architects designed the rectilinear house with a double-height living-dining area overlooked by the family room on the mezzanine-like second level. A floating roof with a deep overhang spans the main house and a […]

Trying to find the perfect place to live can make stress run high and your life miserable. You have to navigate through phony listings, endless showings, fees, applications, and contracts. The internet has revolutionized the real estate environment with powerful search engines that can filter housing options in dozens of ways and help you figure out what the neighborhood is like. Stay on top of your hunt with your iOS device and get the perfect abode. for today we gather 9 […]

Why is so important to know how to reuse old tires? Old tires are normally thrown out or at the very least end up sitting around in the garage or yard collecting dust. Disposing of old tires is a growing problem in the world. A part of them are being recycled, but the other big part are harmful for the environment. Instead of throwing them out or letting them sit there making your yard look cluttered, how about turning them […]

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