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Posts Tagged: contemporary

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

Interview with Monte Design Group, in honor of our “Glide into Spring” contest!

Categories: Exclusive Interviews
Interview with Monte Design Group, in honor of our “Glide into Spring” contest!

Reposting this great interview with Monte Design Group, who are furnishing the awesome grand prize in our going-on-right-now-so-hurry “Glide Into Spring” Contest. Comfort. That’s not a word we use often when speaking about modern design and modern furniture. That’s not to say that there isn’t any comfortable modern furniture out — 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

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: La Pallissa

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: La Pallissa

Ready to learn something today?! A Masia is “a type of rural construction common to the Iberian Peninsula, particularly during the ancient Kingdom of Aragon which have their origins in the Roman villas. They are often large but isolated structures, nearly always associated with a family farming or livestock operation — Continue reading

Live Modern: Yo

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Yo

Gray on gray on gray. Before you think this a too sad and gloomy piece of architecture, let us prove to you that it’s actually quite lovely and cheerful. Called the Yo House and located in Kanazawa, Japan and designed by ICU Architects, the home has a pretty futuristic, stark exterior — Continue reading

Live Modern: The Lanes

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: The Lanes

Say what you will about modern homes not fitting into the aesthetic look of an existing neighborhood, but sometimes it’s fun to see a structure that is just so original it excites and delights. There’s no way that you’d miss this house if you drove by it; the pointed roof — Continue reading

Interiors: Queen’s Court

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Queen’s Court

Feilden Fowles sure knows exactly the sort of home aesthetic that sings straight to our soul. The recently completed (finished last month) Queen’s Court, located in West London, is stunning. The color palette is a milky and creamy neutral mix that isn’t too stark but not too “look, it’s bamboo — Continue reading

Live Modern: MYZ House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: MYZ House

Oh we love tiny houses and we love houses made out of affordable materials. This MYZ House in Nagano, Japan designed by no.555 fits the modern bill, alright. We love that it seems to be a thin, narrow rectangular shape that goes from public to private spaces. Love the mix of — Continue reading

Live Modern: House-DT

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: House-DT

Last week we showcased a few beautiful modern homes from Japan and we’re bringing you another house from that region today. Called the House-DT (again, with the letters in house names?) we’re really enjoying the jewel-box effect we feel like this home has. In other words, isn’t it kind of — Continue reading

Live Modern: Villa P

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Villa P

Anyone else notice a trend of naming homes with just a letter? We’ve had a few in the past, like a Villa G, House R, 4S House, Maison P+C and more. We wonder if they stand for anything interesting? Like the ‘P’ in Villa P, could it be for punctual? — Continue reading

Live Modern (and Actively): PAS (Skate) House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern (and Actively): PAS (Skate) House

Did you resolve to workout more and become more active in 2012? How are you doing so far? It’s tough, isn’t it? Between work, friends and family it can be hard to focus on exercise, but we found a house that, it seems, would be impossible to not at least — Continue reading

Favorite Modern Houses of 2011

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Favorite Modern Houses of 2011

For our “Live Modern” series on the blog, we feature architecture that we think exhibits certain kinds of qualities. The modern architecture we choose to highlight is certainly modernly designed–you see a lot of straight lines, innovative materials and smart use of space—and it’s also the kind of architecture that — Continue reading

Live Modern: Country House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Country House

What does the perfect intersection between traditional, country style and modernism look like? Like this incredible home by dva arhitekta located in Bijaca, Bosnia and Herzegovina. “The approach of the proposal was to develop a residential complex in strong connection to the context. Located in a remote, poorly inhabitated part of — Continue reading

DIY: Modern barn door for $40

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Modern barn door for $40

How we missed this when it first appeared on Apartment Therapy back in February is a mystery, but what’s not a mystery is why anyone would want this in their home: modern sliding/barn doors are an awesome alternative to regular doors-in-a-frame or even just casement openings; they add an instant — Continue reading

Live Modern: Maison P+C

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Maison P+C

What does a home that looks good at every angle look like? Why, this house, called Maison P + C. If you guessed by the title that it’s a French home, you’d be right. Located in Indre, France, to be precise. But this French home doesn’t have any hints at — Continue reading

Live Modern: São Francisco Xavier House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: São Francisco Xavier House

What would it be like to sleep out in the open, hugged by grass-covered hills and warmed by sunshine? Well, probably a lot like living in the São Francisco Xavier House by Nitsche Arquitectos Associados located in the most luscious and wondrous São Paulo, Brazil. This is more like a few panes of — Continue reading

Skypak: Redesigned Airplane Trolley

Categories: Art + Graphics
Skypak: Redesigned Airplane Trolley

Skypak is the name of a design brand from Cologne, Germany. They refine airplane trolleys to make them usable in home, business and office settings. We have to admit, their compact design and focus on efficiency do make them pretty clever, and they’ve got a nice industrial feel to them.

Live Modern: The River House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: The River House

Most of the time when people celebrate the joys of living near water, they’re talking about oceans or maybe some fancy lake. Rivers just don’t get the credit of being awesome that they deserve. But as someone who grew up near a river, let me tell you they have a — Continue reading

Live Modern: Stay

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Stay

With guests no doubt due to arrive any minute on your doorsteps for the holidays, it might behoove you to evaluate your first impression. What will people see upon first landing on your threshold? Will they spy a modern facade that perfectly ensconces your personality? Architecture that’s nice but not — Continue reading