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Beautiful Houses: Apartment Interior

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This apartment interior is a project by Lanciano Design. I couldn't find details about the project on their website but I'm pretty sure the images say a lot. The place is really beautiful and inspiring. I really liked this apartment. The materials are great, the color and textures combinations create a modern and beautiful place. The wide spaces and clean decoration are also really nice, definitely a great place to live! ;) Check out Lanciano Design website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Contemporist. Photography by Elad Sarig

Beautiful Houses: The Small House in Massachusetts

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... The small house is a project by Maryann Thompson Architects and is located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA. Conceived as a modest one-room cabin, the house packs a kitchen, living, dining areas and two sleeping alcoves into just 750-sf; a 500-sf screened porch and sleeping loft create a thick threshold between inside and out. Wrapped in Western Red Cedar inside and out, the structure seems to recede into the landscape. From the outside, the house dialogs respectfully with the landscape. On the interior, the cedar frames and reinforces the woodland setting. After showcasing a lot of huge houses I decided to close the year with a small, cozy and beautiful cabin. A place that is a mix between a tree house and a peaceful fairy tale cabin. I wish all of you a great 2012! ;) Check out Maryann Thompson Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Freshome.

Beautiful Houses: Foster Loop in Washington

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... Th Foster Loop is a project by Balance Associates Architects. Located in Mazama, Washington, the site was enjoyed for many years as a campground by the family. The design minimizes impact to the environment by raising the residence off the ground with small concrete piers. The entry to the house is a slightly elevated walk that leads to the entry and stair. This entry opens up to a 1 1/2 story living space and kitchen which are anchored by a centrally located fireplace and the stair. This stair leads to the "tent like" bedrooms with low walls on the second floor. In my opinion, this house looks like an updated and super cool version of a tree house. Besides being a beautiful house, the idea of living among the trees is really interesting, I would live to try it out ;) Check out Balance Associates Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Steve Keating Photography.

Beautiful Houses: Apartment Building in Luxembourg

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This Apartment Building in Luxembourg is a project by Metaform Studio. The project presents itself as a unique object characterized by the juxtaposition of simple and pure volumes. In this construction the use of a unique material, black shiny extruded metal, gives it its monolithic and sculptural character. During the day, when the weather is nice, it delivers a warm and intense color, which, with its sharp corners, creates a strong contrast with the absorbing materials of the neighboring buildings (such as the plaster of the facades). During more bleak weather it merges with the color of the sky. At night, it is more discreet, as it allows itself to be illuminated by the city lights and the passing cars, and sometimes it illuminates the artist's artwork itself. Sliding panels allow the residents to be in relation with their environment. The mix of colorful murals and white walls and elements create a modern and interesting place. The apartment has a nice mix of art, colors and beauty, it's pure style. Definitely a great place to live. ;) Check out Metaform Studio website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Freshome. Photos by Steve Troes Fotodesign.

Beautiful Houses: 73rd Street Penthouse in NYC

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... The 73rd Street Penthouse is a project by Turett Collaborative Architects. This triplex penthouse in NYC Upper East Side is an innovative and high standards project. It was a nice collaboration between client and architects where homeowner traveled with architect Wayne Turrett to a remote quarry in the Swiss alps to hand pick the stone for the double-height wall around the 15-foot-wide fireplace. This penthouse is breathtaking, really beautiful and elegant. The wide spaces, bright colors, stone and wood combinations are amazing and create a modern and cozy place. I'm in love... when can I move? ;) Check out Turett Collaborative Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Design Milk. Photos by Travis Dubreuil.

Beautiful Houses: Graticule House

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... The Graticule House is located in Great Falls, Virginia and is a project by David Jameson Architect. The house was conceived to be a trace, or reference datum, to allow a reading of the relationship between the building and the nature around it. The vertical and horizontal markers, the lines, the glass, everything was planed to provide a nice integration with the surroundings and the result is really beautiful. The house is super elegant. The exterior white geometrical shapes combined with glass create a beautiful and charming place. The clean interiors are also amazing... another place I wouldn't mind living in ;) Check out David Jameson Architect website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Contemporist.

Beautiful Houses: Loft in Ukraine

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... The loft is located in Kiev, Ukraine and is a project by 2B Group. I couldn't get a lot info on their website but I believe the images are self explanatory. Make sure to check all images, the last ones have some explanations about materials and concepts. This loft is breathtaking, really beautiful. The wood floor, the cement on some walls and ceiling, bricks, wide spaces and stylish decor are great... I'm in love with this place, when can I move?! ;) Check out 2B Group website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Contemporist.

Beautiful Houses: The Houl in Scotland

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the beautiful The Houl. The Houl is a project by Simon Winstanley Architects, a house that received the 2011 RIBA Award (The Royal Institute of British Architects). The house is sited in a natural concave area of hillside with spectacular landscape setting of the river Ken valley and the ridges of the Rhinns of Kells hills opposite. The intention was to create a contemporary single storey ?long house? which is recessive in the landscape, sustainable in its construction, very low in energy consumption, and aiming for zero net emissions of carbon dioxide for all energy use in the house. Make sure to visit Simon Winstanley Architects to read more about this amazing project. This place is incredible. Besides the great views, materials and spaces, the house is sustainable, which is really nice. I loved everything in this house, definitely wouldn't mind living there ;) Check out Simon Winstanley Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at ArchDaily.

Beautiful Houses: Glenbrook Residence in Maryland

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the beautiful Glenbrook. Glenbrook is a project by David Jameson Architect. Two stone structures surround a glass pavilion within a wooded landscape in Bethesda, Maryland. The concept for the Glenbrook residence was to create three distinct structures: one for the most public programs, one for the most private living programs and one where “public” and private can co-exist. Each space has an outdoor terrace or some special connection to the site while the roof of the glass pavilion folds beyond one’s cone of vision to create the feeling of being outside. Wow, this house is super elegant and beautiful. The wide spaces, stone walls, floor, materials and lots os glass are incredible and create a really nice environment. Definitely a nice place to live ;) Check out David Jameson Architect website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Contemporist.

Beautiful Houses: La Concha

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the beautiful La Concha. La Concha is a project by MOOARC, an architectural studio based in UK. La Concha is the result of a renovation of a 15th century barn. The old barn was transformed in a beautiful and elegant residence, where the former barn takes part as the heart of the home. On the lower level, kitchen and dining is position below a more formal living space up on a mezzanine level. A more relaxed living/play space is set at the front of the house, opening out to a terrace. At the rear, the sleeping block is linked to the living space via the entrance and vertical circulation. The house was conceived as a separate sleeping block linked to the barn via a glazed entrance piece allowing the mass of the original barn to breathe. The retained structure of the barn has been revealed, with the internal space for living expressed as a single volume. The house is super beautiful. Huge spaces, lots of glass and nicely picked materials form a modern and elegant house. Definitely a nice place to live ;) Check out MOOARC website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Freshome.

Beautiful Houses: Dune House in England

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the beautiful Dune House. The Dune House is a project by Jarmund/Vigsnæs Arkitekter, a firm located in Oslo, Norway. I couldn't find a lot of information about the project on their website, but I'm pretty sure the images explain a lot. The house is located in Thorpeness on the Suffolk coast, and actually replaced an existing building at the site. This house is really beautiful. The combination of concrete, glass and aluminum create an elegant and cozy environment. The wide spaces and the view are also breathtaking, definitely a nice place to live ;) Check out Jarmund/Vigsnæs Arkitekter website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Contemporist. Photography by Nils Petter Dale

Beautiful Houses: Rechter House in Tel Aviv

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the beautiful Rechter House. The Rechter House is a project by Pitsou Kedem Architects. The main idea behind the project was to conserve the spirit of the original design - open planning - and with this in mind, they redesigned the house’s external features and internal spaces. They preserved the horizontal grid and gave it extra intensity dividing it into two halves through the use of a spacious double space running its entire length. The choice of materials was done with great thought and included materials that are not considered “fashionable” so that they will not overpower the architecture and will help form a bridge between the two era’s; the first, the original one story design and the other the new, present day design. This house is simply wow. I loved the open plan, materials, floor and huge book shelve. I would definitely love to live in a place like this ;) Check out Pitsou Kedem Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Contemporist.

Beautiful Houses: Washington Park Residence in Seattle

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the beautiful Washington Park. The Washington Park Residence is a project by Sullivan Conard Architects. The house is located in Seattle, Washington and sits on a bluff overlooking Lake Washington and the Cascades. The design takes advantage of the site by capturing unobstructed views while preserving privacy. The design explores the contrast between mass and transparency with thick, thermally insulated concrete walls forming the major portions of the street facade. The walls are layered and modulated to provide carefully framed views from west facing rooms, add depth and shadow to the facade, and orchestrate the entry sequence through the courtyard to the front door. The house is really beautiful and elegant. The concrete walls, wide windows and materials create a really nice environment. I'm not that in love with interiors, but I still would like to give the house a try ;) Check out Sullivan Conard Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Contemporist.

Beautiful Houses: Kirribilli House in Sydney

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the beautiful Kirribilli House. The Kirribilli House is a project by Luigi Rosselli Architects, a firm who believes architecture exists in time, place and space and that each time is different, each place has its own opportunities and challenges, and so each space must respond uniquely. The Kirribilli house is located in Sydney, Australia and is a response to a clients demand of having a comfortable house. So what makes a house comfortable? A climatically comfortable environment, a place where you seek refuge from the heat of the day or in the cold nights, without having to barricade yourself behind hermetically shut windows. The rammed earth walls and well located operable skylights, the sun drenched courtyard and the breezy verandah, the green roof and external shutters have all contributed to a most livable waterfront residence and to win the AIA sustainable design award for 2011. This house is really beautiful. The wide spaces, materials, patterns and clean interiors create an elegant and cozy place. Definitely a nice place to live ;) Check out Luigi Rosselli Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Justin Alexander.

Beautiful Houses: Minimum House in Germany

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the elegant Minimum House. The Minimum House is a project by Scheidt Kasprusch Architekten, a firm founded by Frank Kasprusch and Hermann Scheidt. The Minimum house is located in Germany, situated to the south of Berlin, is a prototype for a serial holiday and residential house. The concept was developed by the ideal of a house with maximum outdoor impressions and also by making full use of the solar yields for the building. The architects, engineers and other people responsible for the project developed a modular building concept, hat allows a contemporary open space living with high ecological standards. This house is beautiful and clean. Few elements create a nice and elegant environment. Materials, colors, distribution, everything was well planed and the result is a beautiful eco-friendly house. Definitely a nice place to live ;) Check out Scheidt Kasprusch Architekten website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Christian Gahl.

Beautiful Houses: Flowing Lake Residence in Washington

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the beautiful Flowing Lake Residence. The Flowing Lake Residence is a project by David Vandervort Architects, a middle sized firm located in Seattle. Their challenge was to create a home for an active, young couple which preserved the trees and the remaining native landscape while extending toward and maximizing views of the lake in the Snohomish County. The solution was to create a path to the water alongside which a house was then placed. The path begins at the auto court with its detached garage/office. It then descends past the bedroom wing alongside the giant firs to mid-slope where a glass corridor/entry blurs the line between interior and exterior. From here the living areas open and cantilever toward the view, its glass façade maximizing both openness to the lake and the limited quantity of light. This house is really elegant and the lake view is pretty inspiring. The layout, the big windows and materials are beautiful and create a nice and cozy environment. Definitely a nice place to live ;) Check out David Vandervort Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Mark Woods.

Beautiful Houses: Hotchkiss Residence in Washington

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the beautiful Hotchkiss Residence. The Hotchkiss Residence is a project by Scott | Edwards Architecture, a firm built on the premise that innovative design solutions result from a collaborative effort between architect, client and craftsperson. The project is a 2,000 sf home on the Columbia river in Vancouver Washington. The home, built for a retired couple, was placed on the site to maximize the southern view to the river. A large overhang creates a dynamic outdoor living room and creates enough overhang to shield the harsh rays of the sun from penetrating the interior of the home. Radiant floor heating, exposed wood structure and walnut cabinetry create a contemporary, yet warm home. The house is super elegant and beautiful. All the windows, the floor, the materials and color combinations resulted in a modern and cozy house. The wood also gave the place a beautiful and unique look, definitely a place I would love to live in ;) Check out Scott | Edwards Architecture website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Peter Eckert.