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Idunsgate Loft Apartment

Many tricks in the grand book of design were used, or created, to transform this loft in central Oslo, Norway. Haptic Architects considered and utilized every inch of the newly acquired loft above their clients’ top floor 19th century home. Continue reading

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Housing building with 7 units: Lucky Seven

In the multi-unit housing world, creativity and originality are not the first thoughts that comes to mind. This unusual 7 unit building stands apart from its competition through the use of simple yet thoughtfully chosen materials and unique floor plans. Continue reading

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Omvivo luxury bathrooms: It’s the Details That Defines You

It’s not every day that you walk into a bathroom and discover a vanity like the DUNE (pictured above). This is the brainchild of Omvivo, an Australian design and manufacturing company of luxury bathroom products. Their eye-catching combination of clean lines and flawless surfaces come together in perfect harmony in these newly designed collections. Continue reading

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Mont-Saint-Hilaire Residence

Designed by Blouin Tardif Architects, this 4,000 square foot house boasts three levels and is nestled in a forest near Mont Saint-Hilaire in Montreal, Canada. As we increasingly look to nature for inspiration, we can discover raw beauty in the striations of a simple grain of wood and the blurred patterns of the sky. In this home, shapes are layered and deconstructed, which brings an incredible silence and serenity to the interiors. Continue reading

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Ganna Home and Studio

The compact 53sq. m. home and work space of Ganna Studio is located in an historic home in Taipei. Formerly a village for military dependents, the designers maintained the structure and infused it with new life and light. Continue reading

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Mentana Residence

Some of today’s best houses and apartments are inventive renovations. This residential project, located in Montreal, Canada is no exception. Nestled within the vibrant community of Plateau Mont-Royal, what makes this property unique is that it’s located above a popular Asian restaurant and was originally a red brick worker’s residence. As is the case with most historic buildings, this one was in need of a major structural renovation including a new ventilation system required by the restaurant. This potential eyesore was cleverly concealed within the walls of this new addition. Continue reading

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Carling Residence

Nestling in to the wild yet protective elements of nature on the forested shores of Georgian Bay is an idyllic modern home. TACT Architecture designed this habitat for a young couple eager to escape city life. Continue reading

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The Tower of Uitwierde

It’s a delight to find original design that provokes thought and creates an experience, just like in this unusual project by Onix. In the church Tower of Uitwierde in the Netherlands, the composition invokes a level of active participation. The basement, the tower, and the viewing platform at the peak, are all featured aspects of the historic structure. Continue reading

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Mix and Match

Say goodbye to boring floors and hello to Ceragres Mix and Match personality filled tile. This extruded Italian porcelain with an artisanal feel will enliven any floor. Frankly, I would cover an entire room with it. And herringbone adds interest and pattern to any space. Continue reading

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garage transformed into a tiny house

It’s amazing how much life you can breathe in to 41 sq.m. A former garage in Bordeaux, France, reinforces the fact that one can live very comfortably in compact sizes. Of course that quality of life depends on thoughtful design. Just wait and see what the architect, Matthieu de Marien, envisioned and created in this amazing project. Continue reading