Architecture

Crazy Underground ‘Earth Ship’ House Built into a Hill.

Posted: by September 17th, 2015
Earth sheltering has become relatively more popular in modern times, especially among environmentalists and advocates of passive solar and sustainable architecture. However, the practice has been around for nearly as long as humans have been constructing their own shelters. The Earthship as it exists today began to take shape in the 1970s.… Read the rest of this post »

Church Conversion by Zecc Architects

Posted: by June 24th, 2015
If church conversions are your thing, then this remodel project from Zecc Architects in Holland is quite the treat. Taking the original stained glass and ornamental features into consideration, the final creation is spectacular.  With hundreds of empty churches scattered throughout the Netherlands re-use is the only way to prevent long-lasting vacancy or destruction of the historical layer within the city. We’ll let the pictures of the project speak for themselves.… Read the rest of this post »

Is Your House Driving You Up the Wall?

Posted: by April 29th, 2014
It seems, that once you reach a certain level of wealth,you start to run out of ideas on what to hang on your walls. Read the rest of this post »

Loughloughan Barn Conversion Broughshane

Posted: by April 15th, 2014
As far as barn conversions go, this is without doubt one of the best we've seen. Nestled in the already picturesque Co. Antrim landscape, this stunning project from Coleraine architects McGarry Moon has already been shortlisted in the Northern Ireland region for this year’s RIBA Awards. Read the rest of this post »

12 Stunning Church Home Conversions

Posted: by March 31st, 2014
With an abundance of naturally occurring space and light, the idea of living in a tastefully and thoughtfully converted church is appealing to many. This collection of some of the web's finest church conversions showcases ideas, tips and detailing including some of the most creative homes out there. Have a look through some of these, and let us know your favourites. Read the rest of this post »

French Neo-Classical Apartment Design – Moscow

Posted: by March 28th, 2014
Pure white walls act as a playground for light and colour, with high ceilings, windows to the floor, parquet floors, plaster cornices, boiserie, and wooden shutters, this 55m² apartment complex in Moscow has been designed with obvious references to French neoclassicism. Read the rest of this post »

Water Cleaning Station Conversion on the French Riviera

Posted: by March 27th, 2014
Proving that industrial design elements can successfully be integrated in home design, this striking loft-like residence is the result of a water cleaning station conversion.… Read the rest of this post »

Tiny Apartment transforms into 24 different rooms

Posted: by June 23rd, 2010
What do you do when you are really tight for space, and still want the benefits of modern living? As space is at a premium in China, sometimes really clever design is used to great effect.… Read the rest of this post »

Falling Water Revisited. Modern Pool Cooled Home.

Posted: by May 14th, 2010
The Frank Lloyd Wright home featuring a flow-through waterfall may be the most recognizable residential design in modern history, but for all of its innovations its construction was extremely costly, not to mention the subsequent renovations required to hold its structure together over time. If that was the prototype for integrating moving water into houses, then this design may be one of the best executions of a contemporary, environmentally-integrated approach.… Read the rest of this post »

Amazing ‘Living Kitchen’ conceptual design

Posted: by May 11th, 2010
Nominated for the Imagina Awards 2010 for “Best Design and Communication”, this Kitchen concept by french product designer Michaël Harboun showcases a number of technologies that are gradually becoming part of everday life, and not (as they were ten years ago) science fiction.… Read the rest of this post »