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  • Blog Post: Loft Living: Downtown Los Angeles

    There’s a building in downtown Los Angeles that takes loft living to the next level. The interior design redefines what it means to live well in the city, starting with the lounge upon entering. This upscale, industrial lounge feels like the hippest club in town with reclaimed wood and concrete...
  • Blog Post: Lego Architecture: Building Blocks for Grownups

    LEGO building blocks have inspired generations of young builders. In recent years, they've also become an object of affection for grown adults looking to indulge their childhood dreams of becoming an architect. In 2008, LEGO introduced the LEGO Architecture Series, a series of building block sets...
  • Blog Post: PreFab: Montana Ranch Style

    Pre-fab is often thought of as modern and in modern locations such as Malibu, but not often associated with great Western landscapes, ranch-style. Well, this family did it with the help of some great designers and architects. Jeanne and Paul Moseley’s pre-fab house opens wide to the great Western...
  • Blog Post: Architecture as Art Performance: Burden's Small Skyscraper

    Despite the playfulness of his current Small Skyscraper architecture/art installation, make no mistake: it's a burden to be Chris Burden. He's been shot in the arm, nailed to a VW beetle, electrocuted and crucified. He's even taken out prime time ads in Los Angles and New York. He's...
  • Blog Post: Andrew Geller, American Architect, Photo Gallery

    Andrew Geller , the innovative architect behind many a modernist Hampton beach house, including iconic A-Frame designs, recently passed away . Ever hear of the Bra, the Box Kite, the Cat, the Milk Carton, or the Reclining Picasso? These were all nicknames given to his visually striking and remarkable...
  • Blog Post: World Architecture: Gardens by the Bay

    All images from Dezeen Gardens by the Bay is an example of beautiful architecture in Singapore. Named World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival in 2012, this tropical garden in Singapore is something no one has ever seen. Architects, engineers and landscape architects came...
  • Blog Post: Modern Swedish Suburb

    Image from Dwell We guarantee the Swedish prefab specialists Smedshammar + Holmberg will have you looking at suburbs in a whole new way! Their mission is to free people from the boring suburbs and redeem the reputation of architects in Sweden. Holmberg explains the difference between the way suburbs...
  • Blog Post: Wall and Deco: Graphic Outdoor Wallpaper

    Wall & Deco introduces an incredible new collection of of outdoor wallpaper called OUT-Outdoor Unconventional Texture. The visual solutions for exterior decoration will blow your mind. Graffiti and street art have greatly influenced the design culture in the last few years and now Wall & Deco...
  • Blog Post: Loft Life: Artist's Live Work Studio

    Artists' live work studios just look...well...more creative. Maybe it's the attention to aesthetics or the unconventional approach to space, but these homes usually compel a sense of awe and a-ha for those who enter. Artist Vik Muniz's home in Brooklyn is a textbook example. The loft ...
  • Blog Post: Modern Architecture With A View

    Modern architecture with a view. Have you ever seen an architecture go out on a limb like this with their design?! Would you be able to live here? I won't ask if you like the view, that's obvious. This modern home is located in the Southwest coast of Victoria, Australia. Needless to say...
  • Blog Post: Architecture + Education: Maria Montessori

    Today's Google "doodle" depicts colourful elements key to the methods of Montessori education. The fun graphics is in commemoration of the 142nd birthday of Maria Montessori who is of course known for the philosophy of education that she pioneered. The Montessori approach is based around...
  • Blog Post: Abbot Kinney: Where Art & Culture Meet Beach Town

    Known as the "Coney Island of the Pacific" in the early 1900's, the area we now know as Venice used to be called Ocean Park until Abbot Kinney took charge of city politics and changed the name in 1911. After traveling the world, Kinney settled along the coast of Southern California in 1880...
  • Blog Post: Modern Style on a Houseboat

    No one said modern design had to be limited to homes on land. You can find modern style on a houseboat too! It seems like the perfect place to be during the warmer months is on the water. So, why not live there?! Whether vacationing or long-term living, houseboats are pretty cool. That being said...
  • Blog Post: Memorial and Landscape Design: Remembering Dan Kiley

    Image from the Cultural Landscape Foundation Despite its unofficial status as the kick-off to summer, Memorial Day claims a much more somber reason as its origin: it is the day in which we honor those who have given their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces. To mark the day, we...
  • Blog Post: Las Vegas Architecture: Circa Now

    We're in Vegas today for the Las Vegas Market and we hope to bring back lots of inspiration for you. In honor of our trip, we thought we would profile some modern Las Vegas architecture. We've all seen Vegas architecture develop from the days when The Flamengo was the new hot spot (at least...
  • Blog Post: Modern Architecture Among The Trees

    This modern architecture looks cool and disjointed for a really good reason... Located in the forest of Japan, the architecture coexisting with the forest became a key principle for the design team from K2 Design. Following this concept, the designers arranged several parts, which look like a group...
  • Blog Post: Contemporary Coastal Architecture With Nautical Nostalgia

    Designer Steve Lazar entered the world of residential design as he believes anyone should - as a ditch digger - learning and perfecting the many facets of home building, including the marriage between designing and building. He now runs the successful Lazar design/build firm which focuses on innovation...
  • 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...

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