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G-Pod

The G-Pod, designed by architect Dan Sparks, is not your average shipping container home. This transformative building comes fully equipped. The re-purposed container shells are smartly outfitted to fulfill every need for compact living off the grid. This makes them useful in many situations from urban to remote. Of course their ability to ship easily, rapidly, and globally makes them a fast housing solution. Continue reading

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Hybrid Radio

The Hybrid Radio is a small and lightweight AM FM radio and MP3 amplifier. Its design is especially appealing since it combines rattan and plastic. The rattan softens the appearance of the Hybrid Radio and gives it a warm and less technological feel. Also, the half plastic half rattan look is clean and simple and provides the Hybrid Radio a modern, sophisticated look. Continue reading

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Half and Half House

Corner lots carry loads of responsibility. NAF Architect and Design created a home whose halves share that role in distinctly different manners. Human nature compels us to always take the shortest route and on a vacant corner property, we’d take that diagonal short cut. That bypass is used here to create the intersection of a flat roof home with a gable roof house. The home sensitively addresses the nature of the corner lot. Continue reading

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House Sar

This modern home is an exemplary showcase of geometric grace and muted tonality. The palette is as introverted as the house appears to be from the street. Nico Van der Meulen Architects flooded the interiors with light from clerestory windows, without a drop of privacy being compromised. You will never believe it was crafted from a single level gable roofed home! Continue reading

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Skin Basin

The Skin Basin is a bathroom basin that is truly on a league of its own. It’s made from the same texture as the wall, however what makes it pop is the impression that it detached itself from the wall! The style is light and elegant and is bound to compliment any modern bathroom and give it that extra pazazz. Continue reading

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Monique Corriveau Library

This library is a truly religious experience. It is housed in the former St. Denys-du-Plateau Church, an elegant soaring creation of the late architect Jean-Marie Roy, erected in 1964. And it honors a local award-winning and prolific author of children’s books, Monique Corriveau. Continue reading

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Saint Sauveur Residence

This remodel gives an entirely new meaning to house flipping. Outside Montreal on a rocky peak in Saint Sauveur, ActDesign has turned this house upside down. The 80s home’s interior takes full advantage of the site by immersing the living areas in to the tree tops. A complete interior remodel and actual trading places has taken place. Private spaces for sleeping and working now occupy the main floor and public areas of lounging, cooking, living, and dining reside upstairs. Continue reading

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The Sidecar

If you love serving up cocktails, you are bound to be impressed by the Sidecar. Created with exceptional attention to detail, the Sidecar has everything a bartender needs, yet on a smaller scale. The design of the Sidecar is that of old school elegance. It’s made from wood and has large sections covered in leather. It also has elements of brass that give it the final royal touch. The high quality of the materials used ensures that the Sidecar will last for decades and age beautifully. Continue reading

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House under the oak

Geometry with a few well-executed twists creates elevated spaces. SDA Architekti enhanced the quality of life for this Warsaw family with carefully considered fluctuation of typically rigid forms. In the suburban setting, privacy was a high priority. An L-shaped plan revealed itself as the solution to provide privacy at the public street side and take secluded advantage of the backyard. Continue reading

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KEKKE Dining Series

It’s time for a sleek and unencumbered dining table. And a chair that snuggles up to it is a surprising companion. The KEKKE Dining Series by Piet Boon is the remarkably successful couple. Continue reading