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  • Blog Post: River Thames Concept Designs In London

    All images from Design Taxi Concept designs for the new River Thames pedestrian bridge in London. There's currently an awesome design competition going on in London. There have been 74 design proposals for the new pedestrian and cycle bridge. And they're all amazing. So happy I don't...
  • Blog Post: Palm Springs Modernism Week 2015

    Image from Modernism Week Modernism Week in Palm Springs celebrated their tenth year. The annual Palm Springs event Modernism Week took place last week, celebrating their tenth anniversary. Each year this event celebrates beautiful mid-century modern design (interior and exteriors), architecture...
  • Blog Post: Modern Stairway To Design Heaven

    All images from Arch Daily Some of the best modern stairways around. I couldn't help but document a pattern I was noticing while spending my average seven hours per day on Pinterest... There are some really amazing modern stairway designs out there! It's like these architects took every...
  • Blog Post: Architecture Trend: Glass Boxes

    Image from Dwell Modern cabin with glass box addition. We're always talking about trends in interior design and sometimes fashion, but today let's take a look at a pretty cool trend I've been noticing in modern architecture... the glass box. What better way to show off your modern...
  • Blog Post: How Well Do You Know Frank Lloyd Wright?

    Image from Dwell Just one of the many beautiful sketches done by Frank Lloyd Wright. American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator Frank Lloyd Wright designed over 532 structures. But did you know that he actually designed over 500 more than were never built?! What else is interesting...
  • Blog Post: Urban Design: Look at Des Moines, Iowa Grow

    Urban design is a key to making places that are successful both socially and economically, good to live in, and attractive to visit. Urban design is essential in creating community identity. It is effective planning in the widest sense, and it can help to deliver better public services. It also helps...
  • Blog Post: Concrete Architecture in Japan

    Beautiful concrete architecture in the Japanese landscape. While concrete as a material is known to be cold and simplistic, when you turn it into beautiful architecture it can take on a life of its own! This combination house / library was built in the South Korean countryside, designed by Seoul...
  • Blog Post: Skyline Design: New York City's Future

    With real estate prices literally through the roof, building increasingly higher is the only foreseeable course for the future of the Manhattan's skyline. Since 9/11 building plans, in the world's most competitive urban canopy, became understandably more conservative, with most buildings topping...
  • Blog Post: Poteet Architects: Collector's Loft

    Poteet Archtects , an award winning firm based in San Antonio, turned the top of this industrial building into a modern oasis. Jim Poteet opened the office with the hope that the firm could further the sustainable revitalization of downtown San Antonio. As you can see, they are best known for the sensitive...
  • Blog Post: The Modern Home: Dutch Style

    Dutch architects Bas ten Brinke and Carina Nilsson designed this modern home with edge, literally. We approve of this Nordic-style villa's clean lines and beautiful landscape, giving nod to Nordic customs and architecture traditions. The entire home takes full advantage of the beautiful views...
  • Blog Post: Modern Renovations: Historical Spaces Reimagined

    Historical spaces have an unexplainable magic to them, and yet by their definition (read: old), most are in danger of coming down. Luckily, architects and designers around the world are engaging in creative, modern renovations of these spaces and breathing new life into them while retaining the charm...
  • Blog Post: Balancing Act: Modern Architecture Or Art?

    Often times, modern architecture is nice to look at in the same way that art is, but is it somewhere we want to live? Well, we don't have to resolve this design debate here and now. This super cool home, aka The Balancing Barn , is a hotel! The reflective tiles and unique form are what gives...
  • Blog Post: Modern Architecture In A Winter Wonderland

    Many of you are either planning your holiday getaways to a beautiful Winter wonderland or maybe you're living in it already. Wouldn't it be nice to be walking through a beautiful snow-covered landscape and stumble upon modern architecture to keep you warm and cozy? This modern cabin (above...
  • Blog Post: Micro Living at Dwell on Design

    As you may already know, our team attended the 2014 Dwell on Design event last weekend. You can find two other recap blog posts here, Dwell on Design: Ideas for Better Living and here Modern Family at Dwell on Design . There were several wonderful panels to attend, impossible to catch them all. One...
  • Blog Post: Building for Better Health in 2014

    Image from Kristy B. on Pinterest Most of us resolve to be healthier in the new year...but few of us ever consider our homes and workplaces as part of the process of building better health. A recently developed certification system, however, called the WELL Building Standard system addresses 19 areas...
  • Blog Post: Modern Architecture: Tree Houses

    Do you have a fascination for modern tree houses? We do! So we've rounded up a few of our favorites. This is where we wish we could spend our weekend... These tree houses, from around the world, aren't for kids, they're real modern architecture, in trees! Sometimes when life gets a...
  • Blog Post: Modern prefab home design for the architecturally minded

    Image Juan Baraja Here are two stunning examples of architecturally designed modular homes that pack a great punch in just 290 square feet. Ever wonder what a prefab home would look like that could be assembled in a day? First up is a house by Spanish architecture studio Abaton, the portable ÁPH80...
  • Blog Post: The Malibu Colony: Where Beautiful Design Meets the Pacific

    This colorful illustration depicts the most exclusive community in Malibu, California - The Malibu Colony. Centrally located, near shops and restaurants, The Colony is a gated community in Malibu which is home to many Hollywood celebrities and executives. It was one of the first areas inhabited after...
  • Blog Post: Debating Modern Architecture: Central Los Angeles High School

    Central Los Angeles High school features dramatic modern architecture designed by Wolf D. Prix and the Austrian firm Coop Himmelblau. There's no doubt this high school holds a place in debates over urbanism, planning, and architectural patronage in Los Angeles. Fifteen years ago, LAUSD launched...
  • Blog Post: Spectacular Architecture and Design via Venice Beach, California

    Regardless of which coast or state, beach towns are most notable for their laid-back character and the rejuvenating time we spend there. It's somewhere we like to escape for an hour, a day or a weekend while we calmly listen to the ocean, maybe do some boutique shopping or have a casual picnic. Venice...
  • Blog Post: Chad Oppenheim Takes Sustainable Architecture to Wadi Rum

    I had the incredible opportunity to listen the magnificent architect Chad Oppenheim speak at Sustainability Stage at Dwell on Design this past weekend. I was completely blown away by him and could not get the images of his upcoming project in Wadi Rum out of my head so I had to share it with you! Is...
  • Blog Post: Dutch Architecture + Efficient Design

    Image from Dwell In Holland, being green is not a choice, it's a governmentally enforced obligation. The government requires a certain level of energy efficiency in all new construction. These condos, designed by architects Han van Zweiten and Gregory Kissare, are a beautiful example. These...
  • Blog Post: 387 Square Foot Prefab Home in Portugal

    Responding to the modern dream for clean sophisticated design and bright open spaces. The Mima House is a 387 square foot prefabricated house in Portugal. Designed by Mima Architects , it has a modular structure and can be divided into rooms with a grid of removable partitions. Each side of internal...
  • Blog Post: Modern Gingerbread Houses: Iconic Modern Museums

    Images from Architect Magazine In time for the holiday, settle in and enjoy some sweet pics of some of the world's iconic museums. Fashioned out of candy and gingerbread, these houses of art were created by Caitlin Levin and photographed by Henry Hargreaves. Pictured above is Frank Lloyd Wright's...
  • Blog Post: Modern Island Retreat Integrates Seamlessly with Landscape

    What isn't there to love about this beautiful island retreat located on the New Zealand Island of Waiheke? This home designed by Fearon Hay Architects with interiors by Penny Hay takes my breath and my words away. New Zealand is one of the most picturesque places in the world, so being able to capture...

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