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Balcony Garden in Hanoi Proves Every Home Can Have Outdoor Space

Collect this ideaLocated in a small and narrow alley in Hanoi, Vietnam, the QT House by Landmak Architecture is a smaller version of the typical tube house. It’s sandwiched between two adjoining dwellings like many of the homes in Vietnam’s fast-growing urban neighborhoods. These tall, narrow houses — each connected to its neighbor — make use …

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Almost All White Apartment in Kiev Plays With Materials and Textures

FORM Architectural Bureau completed the design of this modern white apartment in Kiev, Ukraine. The 1,938-square-foot home features an array of interesting materials and textures, most of which are organic. There’s so much white that even the subtlest of grays pops.In the lounge zone, the designers experimented with the flooring height, creating the impression of …

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Townhouse in Australia Hides Minimalist Yoga Studio

Collect this ideaThe creative team at InForm designed the Elwood Townhouse, a private residence located in Elwood, Australia. A steel, glass, wood, and concrete exterior creates a straightforward and highly modern look. Inside, it’s white walls and lots of light wood — just right for a home that includes a full-blown yoga studio.“A concrete party …

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Former Industrial Warehouse Converted Into Versatile Living Space

Andrew Simpson Architects completed the redesign of this 19th century industrial warehouse conversion in North Fitzroy, Australia. According to the architects, the building was once a jam factory, a carbonated water factory, and then an advertising agency. Now, it’s a home fit for a family.The 4,700-square-foot, two-story building now accommodates “two side-by-side dwellings which …

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House in Romania Gets an Origami-Like Modern Extension

LAMA Architects completed the renovation and extension of G3 House in Otopeni, Romania. The owners wanted their 1,076-square-foot home — which had a basement, ground floor, second floor and attic — to gain more space with a modern twist.“The core of this project is the modern reinterpretation of the traditional pitched-roof house,” the architects said. “We wanted …

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Custom Loft Maximizes Space in Tiny San Francisco Condo

Collect this ideaAs San Francisco real estate demands increase and available space decreases, designers at ICOSA, in collaboration with Peter Suen, created the Domino Loft. The dynamic, multifunctional volume was built in a condominium in the city’s Financial District. The custom loft houses a bedroom, guest bed, closet, dining room and vibrant work area. It was …

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