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8 Spaces that “Bring the Outdoors In” Crazy Good

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
8 Spaces that “Bring the Outdoors In” Crazy Good

It’s a concept as old as time in interiors and architecture: “Bring the outdoors in.” With good reason. Us humans like cavorting with nature, and we like it even more when we can cavort from the comforts of our own home. Here are eight spaces that do a great job — Continue reading

Casa 8×8 by Marià Castelló, Arquitecte

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Casa 8×8 by Marià Castelló, Arquitecte

Tiny tiny. That’s what we like when we’re searching for cool modern homes. Anyone can do something amazing with an unlimited amount of square footage to play around with, but we like seeing what hurdles a designer has to overcome when he or she is faces with a small space — Continue reading

Modern & Remote: Bridge Studio by Sanders Architecture

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern & Remote: Bridge Studio by Sanders Architecture

Are you the kind of person that gets a bit distracted? That can’t get any work done when there’s loud noises or people milling about? You might need to work in the Bridge Studio, by Sanders Architecture, located in the painfully beautiful but incredibly remote Deep Bay, the smallest community on — Continue reading

For Sale (& Stunning): Stockholm Apartment

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
For Sale (& Stunning): Stockholm Apartment

Just listen to the description of this apartment: “Very attractive apartment with corner location in period house dating from the early 30s. Carefully restored 2.5 with beautiful floors and thoroughly whitewashed walls. Living room and bedroom share large bay window providing plenty of natural light. Lovely kitchen and stylish bathroom. — Continue reading

House in Senri by Shogo Iwata Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
House in Senri by Shogo Iwata Architects

If the M.C. Escher-like scene in the brilliant 80s movie “Labyrinth” had a baby with modernism, it would be this house. Architecturally speaking, there are a lot of stairs in this house. Now we’re in no position to say whether there are a gratuitous amount of stairs in this home, — Continue reading

Won Dharma Center by Hanrahan Meyers Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Won Dharma Center by Hanrahan Meyers Architects

Gorgeous. Spotted on the fox is black.

Stunningly Simple Wood Details in Titus Bernhard’s House 11×11

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Stunningly Simple Wood Details in Titus Bernhard’s House 11×11

Titus Bernhard‘s House 11×11 is quite simply, stunning. It absolutely sings with gorgeous yet simple details. Like the wood framework around the windows and doors. In the dining area, the large picture window’s sill is extended to create a bench for the dining table. In an upstairs bedroom, a wonderful — Continue reading

Casa da Ladeira by Oficina de Arquitectura

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Casa da Ladeira by Oficina de Arquitectura

More stunning architecture standing in contrast and complement to a startling landscape, this time seen in Casa da Ladeira by Oficina de Arquitectura, located in Serra da Freita, Portugal. Set among rocky, well, rocks, the gray of the concrete certainly makes the sleek architecture fit more naturally with the organic shapes of — Continue reading

Clean lines and good materials: Casa oZs0

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Clean lines and good materials: Casa oZs0

Such a sucker for stunningly simple architectural forms set against controlled yet natural surroundings. Love how Casa oZs0, designed by Martin Dulanto and located in Lima, Peru, seems to have a different personality at every angle you view it at. You could walk around the whole structure and think you were — Continue reading

Blair House by Bruce Bolander Architect

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Blair House by Bruce Bolander Architect

The Blair House by Bruce Bolander Architect, built in Malibu, California in 2009, might be an oldie, but boy is it sure still a goodie. Maybe we can just feel the weekend coming, but all we want to do is look at gorgeous modern architecture with breathtaking views. This sure — Continue reading

Purple Hill House by Iroje KHM Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Purple Hill House by Iroje KHM Architects

“Angles is not something this house is lacking in.” “Sheesh, leave some angles for the rest of us!” “If a transformer and the mom from Beetlejuice built a home together, it’d look like this.” These are all possible first sentences we wanted to start this post about the Purple Hill — Continue reading

Skirt + Rock House brings the outside in

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Skirt + Rock House brings the outside in

There’s this cliche phrase in house design that architects and interior design professionals throw around a lot and it sometimes makes us cringe: “Bring the outside in.” Cringe not because we want such a harsh and distinct division between the outdoors and in, but because oftentimes it’s misused due in — Continue reading

Tiny metal modern box: Summer Cabin 4:12

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Tiny metal modern box: Summer Cabin 4:12

The folks behind Imanna Arkitekter Architecture, who designed the Summer Cabin 4:12 project in Ingarö, Sweden, must really understand that while we love walking around and enjoying nature, we’re both terrified of bears and prefer a soft place to lay our heads down at night. What appears to be a — Continue reading

Vote for us in the JDR Industry Blogger Awards

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Vote for us in the JDR Industry Blogger Awards

We’re up for an award! The best architecture blog award, in the 3rd annual JDR Industry Blogger Awards, to be exact. There are only a few days left to vote, and if you haven’t voted yet, we’d sure appreciate it. Only if you have a moment!

House in Kohoku by Torafu Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
House in Kohoku by Torafu Architects

This is gonna sound weird, but if gnomes were real and they had gnomes that really dug modern design we feel like this is the kind of home they’d live in. Maybe it’s that gorgeous green grass, but probably it’s the neat shape, and definitely it’s the cute and quirky — Continue reading

Live Modern: Orange Grove

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Orange Grove

Though creating architecture that looks differently than the surrounding neighborhood is usually a bummer, the folks at Brooks + Scarpa in Los Angeles, California did more than an alright job with the Orange Grove project in West Hollywood. Love the industrial hints that carry throughout the home that in of themselves — Continue reading

Live Modern: Weekend House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Weekend House

The snow might be melting in most parts of the country, but ignore the season presented in the landscape of these photos; the house featured is clearly an all-weather charmer. Just look at that entryway! Who doesn’t love a juicy, modern entryway to introduce guests into your space. This one — Continue reading

Interiors: Het zwarte huis (The black house)

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Het zwarte huis (The black house)

You know our love affair with modern homes that don’t feel cold and sterile, rather warm and inviting. This project by Bakers Architecten in Utrecht, Netherlands definitely fits that description perfectly. You can see in these lovely interior shots that although plenty of modern materials and colors, like concrete and gray, are — Continue reading

Live Modern: Summerhill Residence

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Summerhill Residence

Live Modern? More like Dream Modern. This house is huge and magical. These are the two words that first came to mind when we looked at it. By it, we mean more like a compound than an actual single-structure home, considering this residence by Edmonds + Lee Architects in Kenwood, California, — Continue reading

Live Modern: Trunk House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
Live Modern: Trunk House

Look at this lovely thing! We just love architecture that doesn’t just work at blending in and complementing the natural surroundings, but those that actually work at actively respecting and even honoring nature, like the Trunk House in Victoria, Australia by Paul Morgan Architects. Utilizing the materials that are naturally available in — Continue reading