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Posts Tagged: modern architecture

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

Tucked away modern: 8 stylish, nature-surrounded retreats hermits will love

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Tucked away modern: 8 stylish, nature-surrounded retreats hermits will love

Introverted? Love nature? Just wish you could get away from it all but still be surrounded by modern, stylish design? Today’s architects cater more and more to those who love to just get away from it all. They understand that these folks who want to isolate themselves from modern distractions — 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

Live Modern: Southampton Residence

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Southampton Residence

The Southhampton Residence by CONTENT Architecture in Houston, Texas certainly doesn’t seem like the sort of architecture you might find in the “everything is bigger” state. We mean, sure, it’s a large house, but it’s also got the amazing ability of feeling really intimate inside. Really rich with textures that are — 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: eco-PERCH

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
Live Modern: eco-PERCH

Yes for eco-friendly design! Yes for modern! Yes for adorable little modern pods for living. Seriously, could anything be cuter than this eco-PERCH, located in the UK, designed by Blue Forest Architecture (who have built an awesome amount of eco/adorable/treehouse like structures). Though it seems to be designed more as — Continue reading

Live Modern: S_Mahal

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: S_Mahal

Wow. Just wow. Modern is…creating something that has never been seen before, and we can safely say we’ve never seen these sorts of elements mixed together to create a home. A house for a young couple and a set of parents, the home needed to be able to play with — Continue reading

Interiors: Courtyard House Somers

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Courtyard House Somers

It feels like all our favorite interiors are coming from Australia lately! Seriously, gorgeous stuff. We’re loving the interiors (and exterior, when we think about it) of the Courtyard House Somers by Opat Architects. It’s got a pretty crazy exterior architecture with lots of different visual elements, but it’s the interior — Continue reading

Live Modern: Casa Conde

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Casa Conde

If you love brick red you’re going to love this place. The Casa Conde by SAMF Arquitectos located in Pinhal Conde da Cunha, Portugal has a warm, friendly brick exterior that is textured, and beautiful. Though red brick might seem like the sort of thing you would see in institutional — Continue reading

Down Under Modern: Peninsula House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Down Under Modern: Peninsula House

Boy we’re loving this Aussie example of modern home design! Located in Victoria, Australia and designed by Watson Architecture + Design the homes really sits in and respects the awesome wild surroundings of its yard. It’s also seems to have the colors of the region pulsating through its corridors. We love — 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: Page Road Residence

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Page Road Residence

Ooh what a cheery house! We bet even on a gray day a house like this would still be full of people with the most pleasant of personalities and moods. Why? Well that gorgeous yellow-tinted exterior probably wouldn’t hurt. And all the gorgeous multitudes of wood tones, bold colors, soft — 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

Live Modern: Ma Modular Blanco River House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Ma Modular Blanco River House

 ‘ Is summer here yet? With the gorgeous modular and modern architectural designs of the Blanco River House, by Austin, Texas’ ma modular, you’re going to wish that not only was the weather perfect out there, but that you had such awesome porches to hang out on. Of course, that — Continue reading

Interiors: House in Nakameguro

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: House in Nakameguro

What more do you need, color-wise, than crisp, bright white and some earthy, light blond-colored wood? Well, for some folks, color is a necessity in home decor. Still, it’s hard to argue with how calm, relaxing, serene and peaceful this home, called House in Nakameguro, in Tokyo, Japan designed by Yoritaka — Continue reading

Live Modern: Seaside House, Irish Architecture Awards 2011 Best House winner

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Seaside House, Irish Architecture Awards 2011 Best House winner

What did Ireland’s best house of 2011 look like? Well according to the 2011 Irish Architecture Awards, it was this one, the Seaside House. A stunning mix of straight lines, angles and materials, you can see in an instant it’s not just that this home is beautiful and that’s why it — Continue reading

Live Modern: Stealth Barn

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Stealth Barn

Okay we know we say this about almost every piece of architecture we showcase on the 2Modern blog, but mark it: this really is our dream house. Actually designed to be a guest house or studio next to a larger (equally as awesome) structure, we love the layout; simple, almost — 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: Casa Pocafarina

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Casa Pocafarina

If you have a physical or visual allergy to concrete walls and ceilings, big picture windows, beautiful wood floors and hip furniture, you might want to avoid the Casa Pocafarina home in Girona, Spain designed by Hidalgo Hartman. Of course, who would want to avoid a sort of modern floating-esque house? — Continue reading