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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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Minimalist Home Uses Aqua to Accent Angles

This modern home in Gliwice, Poland, has a long, narrow footprint that stands out from the traditional neighboring dwellings. The irregular shape of the building inspired Widawscy Studio Architecture to design the angular interiors in a similar manner.The family home exudes a minimalist style both inside and out, with a simple color palette and …

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Renovated Villa in Portugal Maintains Its Rustic Charm

Collect this ideaLocated between the Algarve mountain range and the Ria Formosa Natural Reserve in Portugal, this villa was recently upgraded by Atelier Rua architects. The renovation process aimed to conserve as many original details as possible while adapting the living spaces to the contemporary needs of the owners.The site is divided into …

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Rustic Renovation Celebrates Minimalism in Canada

Scott & Scott Architects completed North Vancouver House, a rustic renovation of a 1950s post-and-beam house in Canada. The project is the result of a collaboration between the architect and the client, two history professors, and their shared interest in traditional buildings and materials.“The house, while extensively renovated over the years, had a modest …

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Classic Texas Beauty Displays Refined Elegance

Collect this ideaMarie Flanigan Interiors completed this welcoming residence in the River Oaks neighborhood in Houston, Texas. Balance and refined elegance characterize the spaces, which boast an array of traditional design elements.The social core of the home is a large living room filled with natural light from large windows. It features a variety of …

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