In order to revitalize this San Francisco home, Fougeron Architecture completely rearranged its layout, changing the order of rooms until they created a cohesive and cozy interior (see the comparison below), with better flow throughout. A custom-build glass wall invites natural light and lots of cool shadows, I bet.
Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens (March 29, 1869-January 1, 1944) was an English architect. The majority of his work went to English country houses, but he is also known for his contributions to New Delhi, a subsection of Delhi, India. He also designed many cemeteries, the Liverpool Catholic Cathedral, the British Embassy in Washington, D.C., and the Johannesburg Art Gallery. He received recognition while he was alive; he was knighted after the First World War. He was buried in St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Robert Garneau, architect of Studio Garneau lives and works in this very tiny, very carefully organized apartment. Within 650 square feet, Garneau's meticulously planned living space folds, tucks, and slides in ways that will make you rethink your own space, no matter how big or small.
From Dutch art group Observatorium, Warten auf den Fluss (Waiting for the River) is part architectural art exhibit, part environmental protection, designed to celebrate the rehabilitation of the Emscher River. Once considered biologically dead from years of waste materials, the river is expected to be in good health by 2020. The habitable bridge which will eventually overlook the river, is 125 feet long and includes enough space for long walks, naps, and picnics.
This beautiful apartment located in Gothenburg, Sweden, is three hundred years old and still lovely to look at.
Bagnato Architects designed this opulent residence located in Melbourne, Australia, which is not only big and beautiful, but the result of the conversion of an Anglican church from 1892. How cool is that? Nowadays, the Hudson Street residence boasts incredibly tall ceilings, enviable windows, and my favorite: a great attic.
Located in Castiglioncello del Trinoro, Italy, the Monteverdi retreat is the kind of countryside nook that makes you want to sell all your earthly possessions and build a life out of sunbathing and maybe some occasional wine-making. Grab a glass of wine, scroll through these pictures, and pretend you're Diane Lane in Under The Tuscan Sun.
Your mind might not automatically spring to our good friends in Scandinavia when you think about perfect design and stunning architecture. It does? Well... good for you. In any case, Northern Delights is a beautiful new addition to your coffee table. It is a hardcover portfolio of some of the nicest homes and ideas in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark. From modern interior design to quirky furniture and high quality photography, this book is just what you need to impress your friends who still won't shut up about Le Corbusier. Edited by Swedish design guru and blogger Emma Fexeus.
This is country living straight out of a romance novel or a Meryl Streep film. In this countryside, there are no broken heaters or scary woodsmen or bugs the size of your hand. This Eldred, New York renovated house originally built in 1820 was rebuilt using only local materials. The pastoral beauty was built by hand and assisted by horses and wagons. The Floating Farmhouse is now an elegant fusion of new and rustic, modern and everlasting.
Inspired by Spain of the 1960s, the Chic & Basic Ramblas Hotel is located in the heart of Spain, and welcomes you on a brief time traveling vacation. Designed by Lagranja Design, the hotel boasts 97 rooms spread over 6 floors of vintage and sunny comfort. Pack a lunch of cheese and wine, grab your passport and go.