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Estrade Residence in Harmony With Its Environment

It’s certainly not unheard of for an architect to consider all the details. One would hope that would be the norm. But, it is...

Donderen Barnhouse – Where It All Began

Every trend or movement has to start somewhere. According to Dutch architecture firm, AATVOS, the modern renovation of farmhouses and barns started in the Netherlands...

Breaking It Down to the Essential Elements at House Rheder

“It should not be ‘big and important’, but ‘small and correct’.” This was the mandate from the client when the owner of a 1950s holiday...
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Creating Continuity Between Heritage and Modern

There are two sides to every story. The Bilateral house has a Heritage side and a modern side. A young couple with three children purchased...

Revisiting the Peterson Automotive Museum Redesign

I used to live in LA, right on Fairfax below Wilshire, easy walking distance to museum row on Miracle Mile. I would walk by...

Ultra-Modern Farmhouse by Norm Architects

It doesn’t look like a typical farmhouse. But, it’s on a farm… and it’s a house, so… It might be too grandiose to say that...

Mont-Blanc Base Camp – A Harmonious Study in Contrasts

Mont-Blanc Base Camp makes me wonder if something can be so inspiring it becomes a distraction. Before you even enter the building, the surrounding snow-capped...

Modern Alpine Farmhouse Renovation

Sculptor and furniture maker Othmar Prenner restored a two-bedroom 14th-century farmhouse located in Vinschgau on Italy’s northern border in the Tyrolean Alps. “I love this...

Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam Gets a New Entrance

Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum has a new entrance on Museumplein, following in the steps of its neighboring Rijksmuseum and Stedelijk Museum. For the new...

Public Pool Gets a Modern Makeover With Translucent Concrete

The public swimming pool “Obermaintherme” in the Bavarian city of Bad Staffelstein is Bavaria’s hottest and strongest saltwater emerging from over 5000-foot deep drilled...

La Belle Electrique Venue for Amplified and Electronic Music Performance

It’s no secret the French love their discothèques, DJ culture, and electronic music. So, It’s not surprising that one of the first concert halls...

Sustainable Farming Practices Leads To Sustainable Architecture

Eat well, do good. That’s the motto of Snuck Farms in Utah and they back it up with their sustainable practices and community-oriented programs. The...

The Float House, By Any Other Name…

Architects name their projects in many different ways from the location or client to some sort of defining characteristic. Based on its characteristics, this ultra-modern...

Wood Defines the La Casa Duplex Renovation in Montreal

Wood floors are fairly standard in modern renovations. Wood ceilings, not so much. When MXMA Architecture & Design was called upon to design a renovation...

From Dutch Farmhouse to Contemporary Home and Studio

There’s no standard playbook for renovating an old farmhouse. Thank God. Sometimes a farmhouse can be completely torn down and rebuilt again and sometimes the...

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