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Posts Tagged: modern architecture

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

Interiors: Gartner Residence

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Gartner Residence

You know, modern often means having to pack a lot of personality into a small space while not using a lot of elements to avoid clutter. We just haven’t seen a better example in awhile like this Gartner Residence in Venice, California by Bruce Bolander Architect. Wow it’s so gorgeous! Using — Continue reading

Live Modern: Architect’s House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Architect’s House

What would a modern architect’s house in Finland look like? To a modern lover? Basically heaven. All blond wood, sleek lines and Scandinavian details, Architect’s House 1 designed by Haroma & Partners and located in Turku, Finland is filled with enviable and inspiring elements you just might want to emulate for — Continue reading

Live Modern: Garden Home

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Garden Home

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all live with our families all the time? Okay, maybe not everyone would want to live with their whole family, but some people really love hanging out with their loved ones. But sometimes you run out of space, and sometimes you need a — Continue reading

Live Modern: House in Eifukucho

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: House in Eifukucho

We happen to think a large part of modern design and architecture is helping people create a home oasis where they can retreat, relax, feel their most comfortable and creative and recharge before having to go back out into the world. Not all architecture has to do that, but it — 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: House of Representation

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: House of Representation

We’re not entirely sure what this house in Kyoto, Japan is supposed to be officially representing, but we know it might be unofficially representing that cliche of not judging a book by its cover (or in this case, the inside of a home based on its exterior architecture). Frankly, when — Continue reading

Live Modern: Row House in Goeblange

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Row House in Goeblange

Just enjoying the open, colorful feeling of this home in Luxembourg. It’s a bit big, kind of quite big, actually, but just like how we enjoy and appreciate in modern design, it’s also quite cozy and homey inside. We enjoy those huge wall-to-ceiling windows that overlook beautiful outdoor areas. We — Continue reading

Live Modern: Shou Sugi Ban

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Shou Sugi Ban

What’s up with our obsession with modern additions to more traditional homes lately?! You know sometimes we start looking for something that appeals to us (remember that barn trend we were on for awhile?) and it’s all we can keep on our minds. With so many structures that already exist — Continue reading

Interiors: Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy

Absolutely lurving the look of Scandinavian meets modern meets someone’s attic meets a cabin in a really urban city. This is the Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy by MVRDV, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. We definitely fell in love with that top photo first; we love a lot of white, but for us, — Continue reading

Live Modern: Albion House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Albion House

We think modern design in its best light is when it can take something old, respect it, and somehow add something new and different seamlessly, beautifully and without taking over the older part of the structure. This home by studio octopi is in London, England and is just so lovely. We — Continue reading

Casa Becerril by graciastudio

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Casa Becerril by graciastudio

Oooh we love this space! There are tons of wood tones in this modern space, but they all work together sooo well. They all work together so well because they’re in a range of medium tones mingling with light tones and adding in some dark, deep brown for drama and — Continue reading

Live Modern: 4502 Balcones Drive

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: 4502 Balcones Drive

This home, designed by Pollen Architecture & Design and located in Austin, Texas, is an example of the power of materials, and how it really behooves designers and home owners to not just try the cheapest thing they can find, but listen the bones of a house and the personality of — Continue reading

Live Modern: Casa Codina

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Casa Codina

With so many modern conveniences that enable us to live in perfectly comfortable houses year round, it’s easy to forget that for a very long time, a comfortable interior existence depending on an architect or builder’s ability to situate a structure just so in a landscape so that sun, shade, — Continue reading

Live Modern: Schiller residence

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Schiller residence

We didn’t think we’d ever find a home with architectural photography that would rival that of our favorite home we featured of 2011, the House in Cadiz, but the Schiller Residence located in Israel is vying very hard for our affections. We must have a real love of rust-colored red — Continue reading

Live Modern: Blair Barnhouse

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Blair Barnhouse

We’re always suckers for a home with “barn” in the title. We think it’s related to our neverending quest for a simpler life; in our minds, “barn” conjures up visions of soft light, calming fields of green and good, sturdy design indoors. It was interesting to read the first few — Continue reading

Live Modern: Family House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Family House

When we first spotted this house, called “Family House,” we thought how oddly it had been named. There just doesn’t seem to be much warmth iminating from the exterior of this structure. If anything, this looks more like institutional architecture than a warm, friendly family home. But we kept looking — Continue reading

Interiors: Baldridge Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Baldridge Architects

Architect Burton Baldridge and his team of architects have just released their new website, and it’s even easier to view all of their gorgeous designs. Remember when we were talking a couple of days ago about how real modern design is in the details and not about being rich enough — 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