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Bagnato Architects Design Sprawling Single Level Contemporary Mansion

Dec 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

The entryway of this Melbourne, Australian building may look like it houses contemporary art, but it's actually a family home designed by Bagnato Architects. The clients wanted a sprawling modern home that was spread out over a single floor, giving them everything they need for themselves and their four kids.

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The Rugged Charm of the Beartrap Residence in Big Sky's Yellowstone Club

Dec 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Beartrap Residence in Big Sky, Montana is more of a "human trap" than anything else, because once you set eyes on it, you're going to want to move in immediately. Designed by Locati Architects, this mountain estate sits in the Yellowstone Club and highlights the type of rugged architecture Nick Offerman's beard dreams of.

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guz architects' Tangga House Redefines The Traditional Courtyard

Dec 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

I think it's safe to say that guz architects is one of our favorite firms, with every design looking like it was drafted right from our dreams. Last week we told you about the Fish House, which has a media room submerged in the swimming pool, and now we're going to tell you about the Tangga House, located in Holland Village (an elite district in Singapore).

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Live Like a Mermaid In The Fish House By guz architects

Dec 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Personally, I would love to live in a home called Fish House. It makes me think of soothing water elements and of course, mermaids. I've always wanted to live underwater and though that dream may never happen to the full extent that my child self dreamed of, firms like guz architects are out there designing pretty close seconds.

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LIKEarchitects Installs Socially Conscious Art Exhibits Outside of the Box

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Porto, Portugal-based LIKEarchitects is an award-winning firm that specializes in ephemeral-architectural art exhibits with a social conscience. Most recently the firm presented The Andy Warhol Temporary Museum, which took place in a shopping center in Lisbon, Portugal, featuring 1,500 metal paint cans that created the walls of a walk-through maze. Warhol’s artwork was displayed throughout the walkway on the can “walls.” 

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Fight Off Apocalyptic Hordes In This Luxury Home Dressed As A Fortress

Nov 26, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Is this the ultimate in home security or what? From the exterior it is as imposing as Fort Knox and sports the ambiance of Alcatraz, but this concrete monolith is actually a cleverly disguised luxury residence. The two-story “Safe House,” which is located outside of Warsaw, Poland, was built in 2009. Polish architectural firm KWK Promes designed it per the instruction of the owner to provide maximum security while maintaining all of the comforts of a high-end home. 

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Sustainable Stamp House Doubles As Category 5 Cyclone Shelter

Nov 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When Australia-based Charles Wright Architects were approached by a new client to design a carbon neutral home in an "environmentally sensitive site off-grid on the edge of the Far North Queensland (FNQ) beachfront rainforest," the firm embraced the challenge with excitement and the Stamp House is the impressive result. 

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The Klein Bottle House: Where Mathematics, Origami, and The Hunger Games Collide

Nov 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

When Katniss and Peeta were fighting for their lives on the cornucopia in The Hunger Games, were you thinking about how neat the design would look translated as a residence? Maybe you weren't, but that's certainly what came to my mind when I saw the modern outer shell that made up the structure. Luckily, my dream house actually exists and it's in Victoria, Australia!

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Miami's Last Large-Scale Residential Project in Lakeside to be a Ritz-Carlton Residence

Oct 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Lionheart Capital will soon be adding to Miami Beach’s residential neighborhoods with the new Ritz-Carlton residences slated to begin selling mid-November when the on-site sales office opens. The property will cover seven acres and will be located on the shores of Surprise Lake. Combining Italian architect and designer Piero Lissoni's modernist ideas with The Ritz’s refined elegance, the new property will be one of the select few stand-alone Ritz-Carlton Residences in the world and only one in Miami Beach.

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$1M Luxury Apartments in London's Canaletto High-Rise Now Previewing

Oct 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

If it’s to-die-for views you’re after while living in London, Canaletto — the new luxury skyscraper development — could be for you. The 31-story tower on the banks of the Regent’s Canal opened its doors to the public last week, with the marketing suite showcasing the latest in five-star waterside living.

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Haute, Modern and Fashionable: 7 Hotels That Break the Mold

Sep 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s typical for four- and five-star hotels to offer the very best in luxe amenities, accommodations and services. More than likely when you’re a guest, you’re guaranteed the kind of upscale experience that you’ve grown accustomed to. But maybe, just maybe, instead of booking your normal go-to hotel on your next trip, maybe it’s time to get more creative with your stay. We’ll even get you started with our list of eye-catching hotels that range from fashionable designer-owned properties to incredibly decked out resorts and superbly inventive designs.

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SOLI Architectural Surfaces Debuts Chef Kitchen with West Hollywood Event

Sep 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

Recently during a Thursday evening in West Hollywood, the hottest party wasn't at a club or restaurant, but instead a custom tile showroom. Architecture met cuisine and cocktails for the debut of SOLI Architectural Surfaces’ new chef’s kitchen featuring Super Thassos Engineered Glass, Serengeti Marble, Poggenpohl and Miele appliances. SOLI, an industry leader in decorative tile and natural stone, welcomed LA tastemakers along with top architects, interior designers and developers to the event.... Read More

China's Tallest Building Tops Out at 2,073 Feet After Four Years of Construction

Aug 21, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Shanghai Tower — the tallest building in China at 2,073 feet — has topped out and put the final beam in place, according to Thornton Tomasetti, the engineering firm that is providing structural services for the building. Designed by architecture firm Gensler and developed by the Shanghai Tower Construction and Development Company, building of the mixed-use, 4.1-million-square-foot structure [...]... Read More

The Twists and Turns of Norway's White House

Jun 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

JVA Architects built the White House from simple materials (like concrete and oak paneling) and while it has little in common with the historic presidential White House in Washington, D.C., this single family home definitely has cleaner lines. Found in Strand, Norway, the 2,100-square-foot home is set on the Oslo Fjord in the middle of a wooded suburban area.... Read More

Reykjavík House Disappears Into The Icelandic Landscape

Jun 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

As the capital and largest city in Iceland, Reykjavík is often hailed as the world's safest and cleanest city. It's also believed to be the location of the first permanent settlement by Norsemen around AD 870, giving it a rich cultural history that brings in waves of visitors. Polish firm Moomoo Architects felt similarly drawn to Reykjavík's dreamlike landscape, inspired by the first settlers to design a modern home that fits right in with the pure white snow blanketing the Icelandic city in winter.... Read More

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