Apartment with reading room in new residential building in Stockholm

The central streets of Stockholm with their old buildings and famous roofs are, of course, very nice and beautiful, but on the outskirts of the city, residents also know how to live beautifully. Today we have an apartment in a new high-rise building in a sleeping district, which is located on the embankment of one … Read more Apartment with reading room in new residential building in Stockholm

A unique way to modernize a century old home

I am in complete awe of this project in the Côte-des-Neiges neighbourhood of Montréal. I have decided when I win the lottery I will hire la SHED architecture firm to design my dream house. The massive renovation they designed of this 1916 home and how they maintained and restored some of the original features (the huge … Read more A unique way to modernize a century old home

A modern new-build that embraces its surroundings

In my previous post I mentioned I would want la SHED to design my dream home. They created a dream home here, on a large wooded lot located in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Their goal was to preserve as many trees as possible and I loooooove that they created somewhat of a courtyard for the pool area. … Read more A modern new-build that embraces its surroundings

Curvaceous

“… this home shows how one simple curve can not only inspire the architects, but, as importantly, set them on a new path of discovery.” Two self-contained apartments were re-imagined as one three-level home with the sinuous curve of a staircase climbing a monumental void. Arc Side by Melbourne-based design studio Jolson. Photography Lucas Allen … Read more Curvaceous

Open and honest

“A humble, single level living pavilion on the street side draws on the simplicity of surrounding beach houses, many of which were owner built over the years. Connection to the garden and landscape was imperative to the design. Kangaroos literally inhabit the house. The structural system is exposed and honest. Operable screens allow for the … Read more Open and honest

Modern apartment with floating bed in Moscow

In this modern apartment in Moscow, the designers of Lighthouse studio had to work hard to satisfy the desires and preferences of both spouses, which at times were very different. As a result, the living-dining room turned out to be elegant and restrained, and the bedroom, on the contrary, is quite bold and spectacular. Of … Read more Modern apartment with floating bed in Moscow

A renovated 60s home in Sweden

I think mid century homes will always and forever be a favourite architectural style of mine. This home, ‘Villa Bonna’ in Hovås which is south of Gothenburg, Sweden, ticks all the right boxes for mid century century eye candy, with the bonus that it cantilevers over a rock face and a pond. Recently renovated, it’s stunning … Read more A renovated 60s home in Sweden

Modern wooden house with Japanese garden in Sydney

The owner of this Sydney home approached an architecture firm with a request to create a building for his family with beautiful wood finishes, large windows and open spaces. In facade finishing, the designers managed to combine horizontal and vertical laying of wood, as well as to emphasize its beautiful texture. Large windows and balconies … Read more Modern wooden house with Japanese garden in Sydney