If you are nearing retirement, it’s important to know where you want to settle. You will want to live in a community that’s comfortable and cozy. It’s also important to find a house where you can live on your terms. Your choice of a great place to live in during your retirement will depend on […]
If you’re planning to sell your house, one of the most important questions to ask is whether to sell it ‘as-is’ or to make some renovations. You’d have to consider a few factors, including why you’re putting your property on sale and how fast you need the cash. Finding out how much these renovations will […]
Gone are the days when garden sheds were plain old storage spaces. These days, modern homeowners are busy utilising these spaces for recreational and business activities. Residential liveable sheds have become the talk of the neighbourhood. They are easy to set up and fun to use. All these shed conversions require are DIY kits with […]
Getting the best out of the space in your home is important. The way you organize your floor plan can make a huge difference in practicality and the atmosphere of your home. Because of this, it’s important to design it on paper or, better yet, on your device. Drawing out floor plans takes a lot […]
Steel has been a popular building material in the past, and it’ll remain so in the future. There are several good reasons to use steel in construction. Not only is it very strong but it’s also extremely durable, which is important if you want to have structures that’ll be around for many years. You can […]
If you’re looking for the ideal speakers for your outdoor setup this summer, then this buying guide should help. Here’s our roundup of the four best built-in outdoor speaker systems for your patio and backyard.
Your house is your castle and it’s the only place you want to be. But what if it’s time for a makeover? What if your home doesn’t look as sweet as it did a few years back?
Whether you’re a long-term property investor or you just want rent to out a home for the first time, you’ll want to maximize the amount of rent you receive. Here’s how to do it.
The cool breezes, long shores, the walk on sand, the beautiful sunrise and sunset can be relaxing. The best place to find it all, will of course be the beaches. So instead of visiting this place often, why not live here permanently or at least have your second home here? A lot of people think […]
You’d think bathrooms are the perfect environment for plants, but you need to choose with care.
Zaokskiy, Russia – BIO-architects Built Area: 150.0 m2 Year Built: 2018 Photographs: Art Lasovsky The Bridge House sits on top of a small creek in the middle of a Russian forest. In summertime, it hovers above lush vegetation and a flowing stream. During winter, the stream turns into a frozen riverbed. No matter what the season […]
Perth, Australia – Robeson Architects Built Area: 180.0 m2Year Built: 2015Photographs: Dion Robeson Land comes in different shapes and sizes. For Simone Robeson, it’s a 180 sq.m. triangle-shaped plot sandwiched between a busy street and a sewer easement. So what did Robeson do? She had a triangle house built. Aptly called “The Triangle House,” the home is […]
Ocuilan de Arteaga, Mexico – Taller Paralelo Built Area: 42 m2 Year Built: 2019 Photographs: Zaickz Studio The design of Casa Mulato was developed after the homeowner’s previous home was badly damaged by an earthquake. This is a part of a social housing project meant for families who lost their homes. In response to the resources […]
Austerlitz, United States – Dean-Wolf Architects Built Area: 185.8 m2Year Built: 2017Photographs: Paul Warchol Ephemeral Edge is a retirement home and weekend retreat. It’s located north of New York City, a three-hour drive away. It’s a home that enjoys the best of both worlds – a constructed pond and a forested hillside. Both areas feature stunning distant views. […]
Balmain, Australia – Benn & Pena Architects Built Area: 130.0 m2Year Built: 2017Photographs: Tom Ferguson Initially, Balmain Rock House started off as a restoration and extension project to an existing sandstone cottage. However, as the project progressed, it became a work for a contemporary new building. The design, which optimizes the use of natural light, was […]
Norrtälje, Sweden – AndrénFogelström Kaggeboda, KolmanBoye Built Area: 62.0 m2 Year Built: 2013 Photographs: James Silverman Photography A small and unique summer home, Kaggeboda is made out of plywood. It stands surrounded by lush greenery in the forest of the Stockholm Archipelago. The architects in charge of the project are well-known for their culturally and environmentally […]
Lancashire, United Kingdom – Proctor & Shaw Built Area: 135.0 m2Year Built: 2017Photographs: David Millington Photography Ltd Zinc House is an impressive prefabricated country home built on a four-acre plot in North West England. Its design combines the charm of a traditional farmhouse with sleek, modern aesthetics. One important aspect of the house is that it boasts […]
Starkville, United States – archimania Built Area: 60.20 m2Year Built: 2018 Nash Tiny House sits on a clearing, surrounded by tall trees. It’s a white structure that visually stands out in a forest – modern but not out of place. The house features the perfect blend of timber, metal, and concrete. The house is mostly […]
Talca, Chile – Supersudaka (Juan Pablo Corvalán, Gabriel Vergara) Built Area: 104.0 m2 Year Built: 2008 Photographs: Cristobal Palma/Estudio Palma The Kiltro House takes its name from Chilean mixed-breed dogs known as Kiltro. These dogs are known to be tough and resilient animals known to survive unfavourable conditions. Pretty much like the dogs, the Kiltro House was […]
El Totoral, Chile – WINTERI Arquitectura Built Area: 156.0 m2Year Built: 2016Photographs: Sofía Mezzano V|M House is a house on stilts, overlooking the waters of Lake Llanquihue just outside the grassy slope. It was designed as a tranquil escape for the homeowners where they can relax and meditate. The house is surrounded by lush greenery […]
Werkhoven, The Netherlands – RVArchitecture Built Area: 180.0 m2 Year Built: 2019 Photographs: René de Wit Most rustic-style houses are made of natural stone walls and wooden beams. This is the traditional design. For Barnhouse Werkhoven, the architects opted to go the different route. Despite its barn-like character, the design was complemented with bold, creative touches. […]
Meguro, Japan – Unemori Architects Built Area: 67.0 m2Year Built: 2010Photographs: Ken Sasajima This narrow timber house is a reflection of the typical minimalist-themed Japanese architecture. It may be basic and simple yet it’s highly functional. Timber boards cover the whole exterior while paper-thin shutters clad large windows. The size of the windows adds an interesting visual […]
Ciudad de México, Mexico – Talleresque Built Area: 87.0 m2 Year Built: 2016 Photographs: Studio Chirika Casa Flotante, or Floating House, is a three-story structure that appears suspended in air but is actually anchored to the floor. It looks as if it’s floating like a lantern, radiating light through the forest. The house stands on nine […]
Balnarring, Australia – Branch Studio Architects Built Area: 85.0 m2Year Built: 2017Photographs: Peter Clarke Just the name itself – Pavilion Between Trees – is an invitation for relaxation. This modernist-inspired countryside sanctuary is a semi-detached pavilion that thoughtfully responds to its surroundings. The trees present in the area exerted a great influence in its design. This […]