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Bright and airy residence surrounded by gardens in Mexico City

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V9 House is a bright and airy residence that caters to the lifestyle of the homeowners, designed by VGZ Arquitectura, located in Mexico City, Mexico. The volumes of the 10,333 square foot (960 square meters) home were oriented to maximize the sunshine and views. The residence offers sustainable features such as rainwater harvesting and use of solar energy. […]

Brazilian Modernism: Loft Bauhaus by Ana Paula Barros

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Loft Bauhaus combines elements of the Bauhaus with Brazilian modernism, completed in 2011 by architecture studio Ana Paula Barros, located in Brasília, capital of Brazil. This fabulous residence is comprised of 1,722 square feet (160 square meters) of living space, focusing on indoor / outdoor living. Description of the project from the architect: Inspired by the famous Farnsworth House by […]

Industrial style live / work space in New York: Williamsburg Loft

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The Williamsburg loft is a 3,500 square foot live / work space designed in an industrial style by Ensemble Architecture, located in Williamsburg, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. This stunningly designed artist’s loft is inhabited by a creatively talented married couple, he is a chef and food writer and she is a sculptor. The couple discovered this spacious ground floor […]

Spectacular loft in London with industrial style interiors

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This loft apartment designed by Cloud Studios offers industrial style open plan living infused with natural light, located in an old factory near Edgware Road, London, England. The loft was completely renovated in 2014 and featured in Elle Decoration’s 25th Anniversary Issue, October 2014. Description from the designers: The apartment, which is in a converted industrial space, was […]

Modern urban infill in Calgary showcasing reclaimed materials

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B95 residential project is a beautifully designed modern urban infill designed by Beyond Homes together with BBLOC, located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The design illustrates a fresh approach to design that reflects the distinctive culture of the region, drawing inspiration from around the world with a focus on natural/reclaimed components. Description from Beyond Homes: Unique […]

Beautiful Victorian transformed in Noe Valley, California

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This stunning Victorian was transformed by Art of Construction into a wonderful four bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom home in Noe Valley, San Francisco, California. The main level features an open concept floor-plan with a spaciously designed eat-in kitchen and family room, and a dramatic NanaWall of windows that helps to create a seamless indoor/outdoor entertaining experience. This beautiful residence was […]

Sleek and stylish family home in Vancouver: Orchard Way

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Orchard Way is a stylish family home designed by McLeod Bovell Modern Houses in collaboration with McKinney York Architects, sited in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Completed in the summer of 2011, this 7,300 square foot home is nestled on a very spacious and wooded lot of 12,000 square feet. The materials used in this […]

Contemporary villa connected to nature in Vietnam: Thao Dien House

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Thao Dien House is a beautiful renovation project carried out in 2014 by MM++ Architects, located in Thảo Điền, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The contemporary villa is comprised of 3,013 square feet (280 square meters), showcasing clean lines and wide open spaces. From the architect: The intention was to turn the existing construction, […]

Transformation of Victorian maisonette creates ultimate London sanctuary

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This Victorian maisonette was transformed into the ultimate sanctuary by interiors studio Amory Brown, located in Putney, a district in south-west London, England. The homeowner wanted her home to reflect her South African roots while offering a welcome retreat from life on the road. The property itself, however was small, tired and forlorn, but there was scope to change the layout and […]

Luxury open plan living in Cape Town: Head Road 1816 by SAOTA

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Head Road 1816 is a spacious family home designed for luxurious open plan living by SAOTA architects, located in Fresnaye, Cape Town, South Africa. The clients required a four bedroom home for their young family, the design of which had to encapsulate all the qualities of luxury open-plan living while still providing a homely environment. From the […]