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A small bathroom creates some design challenges. You have to be far more thoughtful about how you use every square inch of space. You often can’t do much about the toilet, shower or bathtub, but you can make a big difference in your bathroom’s look by updating your vanity. The best small bathroom vanities will […]
The Great Wall of Western Australia, possibly the longest rammed-earth wall in the southern hemisphere, winds along the edge of a sand dune and encloses 12 earth-formed residences. Created to provide short-term housing for seasonal cattle farmers, this design by Luigi Rosselli Architects is a new, eco-centered approach to remote North Western Australian architecture. The 755-foot wall […]
Colectivo Creativo completed the design of a small modular home with an appealing contemporary design. The 398-square-foot prototype, dubbed VIMOB, is located in Matapalo, Valle del Cauca, Colombia. “VIMOB was born from the notion of creating a shelter in an area of difficult access, a place where traditional construction would be limited by transport of materials and labor,” […]
In this renovation of an Art Deco home in the Melbourne suburb of Caulfield, Christopher Megowan Architects reordered the interiors of the house to create a new backbone. The Kumquat Tree House was so named for its view of the fruit tree in the backyard. Two outdoor “rooms” were added to the home. The deck to the east has the ability to […]
You probably don’t think twice before lighting some mood candles or polishing the living room floor. Yet, surprisingly, these seemingly innocent household products are full of potentially harmful chemicals that you should be on the lookout for. These products — which include plastics, cleaning supplies and even mothballs — contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Honeywell describes […]
Wingårdhs Architects converted an old farm in southern Sweden into a vacation home for a family from nearby Malmo. The original farm buildings — cow shed, stables, hay loft and barn — were transformed into bedrooms, a kitchen and a gym. A freestanding annex, the Mill House, was added to the late-19th-century residence to serve as a guest […]
Promoting literacy and a lifelong love of reading, The Story Pod, a lending library plus community gathering space, is a small structure with star power. The pro bono project by architecture firm Atelier Kastelic Buffey is the realization of one community’s goal to create a central, modern landmark for the local residents to engage with one another. The […]
Apartment Joaquim was recently upgraded by the creative team at RSRG Architects and displays an intriguing open layout. The project is located in a 1950s-era building in São Paulo, Brazil. “After the demolition of some walls and placement of structural reinforcements, the apartment layout turned out almost completely free of physical boundaries,” the architects said. The renovation took four months. […]
More than any other home accent, throw pillows can completely change the look of a space — updating a room for the season, or tying together a disparate color scheme — with little investment of time or money. With thousands of colors, prints, fills and fabrics to choose from, how do you narrow down the […]