This is a great and simple office for consulting firm Netlife located in Oslo, Norway. The design was created by Eriksen Skajaa Architects and I believe this office is yet another great office that defies what we know about offices, they are now a play ground. The office design is pretty simple and that is why I like it, the black ceilings, a lot of whites and glass that bond the two together really adds to ...

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When you think about a bank’s headquarters you think of a busy corporate style building filled with tiny cubicles, crowded spaces, and stressed out employees. But thats the vision of the past, large corporations can no longer continue to cramp their staff in dimly lit and overcrowded offices and still expect them to be efficient and productive. That being said, architectural firms have been paving the way for the headquarters of tomorrow and one firm that ...

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This intriguing modern residence known as The Wimberley Residence was created by Cunningham Architects, and is located in Wimberley, Texas (hence the name). The residence is composed of two functionally separate sections. According to the architects, “an L plan effectively separates the bedroom wing from the more public kitchen/living/dining room wing. As such, the house essentially is two discrete boxes, one of glass, and the other of stained cement fiberboard, indicative of their respective functions.” ...

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This gorgeous home looks like something straight out of a story book. Nestled atop lush green slopes as far as the eye can see is the Quinta da Baronesa, a modern residence in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The use of a brick and wood exterior makes the structure blend in seamlessly with the surrounding area which is always a good thing. The design was created by Studio Arthur Casas with the intention of having the house ...

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This unique research pavilion located at Germany is surely an amazing achievement in terms of looks. What I find most interesting is that this amazing structure is a research within itself conducted by students and professors of the University of Stuttgart in order to study and construct architecture that is fragile yet their biological placement makes them stand. Now for a simpler version, using computers they design structures using thin materials like wood and construct it ...

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This mind twisting bridge is located in Singapore and judging by its complexity, I thought it is made for vehicles, turns out it is a pedestrian bridge designed for people to cross the river in style. It was designed by Cox Architecture & Design (based in Sydney, Australia) as an entry for a competition and it happens that this project was the winner and was indeed built. I am fascinated by the overall twisting design, makes crossing a ...

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This house has me by the heart and it won’t let go. Feast your eyes on The Pure White House (yes, thats what its called I didn’t make that up), a new coastal home in Almuñécar, Spain. Spanish designer Susanna Cots is the brains behind this beauty and I have to say I am truly impressed. The rectangular home is nestled atop of a cliff overlooking the sea, completely enveloped in gorgeous views and the soothing sound ...

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Ah Brazil, you never cease to amaze me. The views are enough to take your breathe away and then some, and lets not forget the famous carnivals that are sure to be an experience of a lifetime. But the beauty of Brazil is far more than just the views and carnivals, the architecture is really beginning to take shape, especially the residential architecture which we’ve featured numerous times on our blog. One such example is the ...

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This little getaway is called the Code Kurkku, and its located in Tokyo, Japan. It was designed by Wonderwall, a design firm based in Japan that does both interior design and architectural direction. According to the firm, Code Kurkku was designed to be a retreat easily accessible from urban life, theres even a cozy restaurant that is a quiet utopia amidst the bustling streets of Tokyo. The welcoming wooden gate and gorgeous landscapes calls in ...

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This is a pretty little apartment Located in Kiev, Ukraine and was designed by Sergey Makhno and I absolutely love “most” of it. The thing that attracts me most would obviously how mind bending it is, using simple and sharp geometry pleases my eyes with an instant. Everything is brought to a better visual appeal with the use of the lighting’s shape as it is distinctive and you just do not see that everyday. I also ...

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Behold the L House, a newly developed residence in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This residence was completed in January this year, yet it possesses a retro vibe while still maintaining a modernist elegance that will ensure it will look timeless years and years from now. The L House was designed by architect Mathias Klotz and associate architect Edgar Minond. The first thing that comes to mind when I look at this residence is that it looks comfortable. ...

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Breathe in, relax, and imagine living in the beautiful Rio de Janeiro with a house as gorgeous as this. The 1,500 square-meter (about 16145 square feet) house is centered around the design of two main blocks. The larger block is the main family residence, the smaller one accommodates staff rooms, laundry, garage, home theater and the spa that is directly connected with the outside pool and patio area. This exquisitely refurbished residence known as the ...

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This modern house in South Korea is to die for! Made by the Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza, who just happened to be the former Pritzker prize winner, the Jeju House in South Korea is simply a work of art. The Jeju House is made entirely of right angles, and the rectangular structure is surrounded by trees, grass, and an endless ocean. The design of the home brings the natural surroundings into the space with its ...

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This villa is amazing and just look at that view! The custom-built, luxury eco-villa is located on a secluded hillside above the village of Baan Para (in Phuket) and was named Dama Zamya, meaning “a peaceful retreat” in Sanskrit. The tropical and contemporary, four bedroom villa was designed by Design Unit, who specialize in sustainable tropical architecture, Literally. Even the roof has some tropical element to it by being covered in grass. The cement façade gives way ...

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Imagine waking up to the most amazing view, overlooking the lake and being surrounded by nature. No, Im not talking about looking out the window, Im talking about being in a glass house where no view is missed. Fashioned from a prototype, this garden greenhouse and shed (located in Scandinavia) can accomodate two by night and serves as the ultimate getaway by day. Ville Hara and designer Linda Bergroth collaborated to craft the design, while the ...

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With the economy taking a dive, many businesses have been forced to turn to more innovative ways to reduce costs. One such method that has been gaining in popularity is the use of old containers as structures. It seems that the coffee powerhouse Starbucks, has joined in the frenzy with their new concept store south of Seattle, and it really is quite innovative. The whole design is made out of repurposed shipping containers, and they’ve ...

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