Hong Kong, like many large Asian cities, has focused on becoming a reference for modern architecture. If the most pharaonic and spectacular projects come to us from other parts of the Middle East such as Dubai or Doha, the eastern capitals are not far behind with a very interesting offer.
Let's not let September take away the illusion of relaxing and disconnecting plans ... This small cabin of 9 square meters was designed for a newly married couple who wanted a holiday home to share with the family. The Vancouver-based Trim Studio design firm created for them a small modern cabin on Galiano Island, Canada.
The 52 m2 of this apartment for sale in the central Mitte district in Berlin, have not prevented you from betting on the color in some rooms. Pink is the color of the main room or dining room and cobalt blue is the color of the kitchen, and these colors, far from overwhelming give character and personality to the house.
This spectacular penthouse in the Soho of New York, crowns the 565 Broome Soho, a newly built building that bears the signature of the renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano (Pulitzer Prize in 1998). The property is located in the South attic of the building and is a spectacular property of approximately 618 m2 (metro more, metro less), which has four bedrooms, a private elevator, a library, floor to ceiling windows and four terraces, one of which includes the spectacular saltwater pool of the image.
When we talk about remodeling or renovation projects of an old house, there is always the fear of overdoing the transformation work and thus losing the very essence of the original construction. However, not necessarily a house modernization means that we have to radically change its appearance or structure.
With only 65 m2, this apartment located in Pedernales transmits at the same time the warmth of the most welcoming spaces and the freshness of the summer houses. Pedernales is a small town on the Biscay coast in the middle of the Urdabai nature reserve, which in the summer months increases its population to receive the "vacationers" from the city fleeing from Bilbao to enjoy the beach.
Friends star Matthew Perry sells his Los Angeles penthouse. And it does so for the modest amount of 35 million dollars (in exchange, 31 million euros). A figure that places it among the most expensive in the capital of the west coast of the United States. The house is located in the exclusive area of Century City, and the truth is that what we like most about this luxurious home are undoubtedly its views, since it occupies the entire 40th floor of the Century building (in fact, in the real estate that has it for sale define it as a mansion in the sky).
This mini house of only 19 m2 belongs to a Japanese architect and his wife and is located in Tokyo, (one of the most expensive real estate markets in the world). The architect and his wife lived before moving to Tokyo in a small house of 38 m2 in Yokohama (the second largest city in Japan, behind Tokyo), which they had dubbed as Love House.
Anxious to create in an intimate space, a recently installed musician in the field contacted the French firm JCPCDR to rehabilitate the garden shed of his new home in an isolated contemporary studio. With a budget of about 10,000 euros, the mission seemed complicated but, nevertheless, with small tricks and an appropriate choice of materials, the builders achieved the desired confidential and open space as a haven of delicacy in the heart of a green environment .
The Sydney-based Jackson Scott studio has been commissioned to build this charming and minimalist hideaway located in lush New South Wales gardens called OCM House. The design of this unpretentious family home is part of an ecological approach to reduce waste, something we all have in mind today.
Located in Melbourne. Australia, this old house from the 60's with a classic facade has undergone a great transformation thanks to an expansion that, in addition to providing more space, has opened the house abroad and has allowed an energy improvement. The architecture studio Bentarchitecture, in charge of the extension, was inspired for its design in the caravans as constructive formulas designed to live an outdoor life to the fullest.
When we plan a new project of a small house for a first purchase or for a holiday home in the countryside or where we like it, we tend to fall into usual solutions such as an apartment or a traditional house that will certainly be very comfortable but that will also be very expensive and not necessarily functional.
With the world to the environmental precipice, more and more studies are trying to put their grain of sand to sustainability. In this case, we have loved this detached house that joins the tendency to install green roofs on the roofs of buildings to reduce the effect of heat islands that are caused in many cities.
The architecture studio Azevedo Design has transformed the boiler room of an old factory in San Francisco of only 8.75 m2 (one side of 2.5 for another 3.5 meters), into a beautiful mini house for holiday rental. The mini house includes a living room, a kitchen, a bedroom and a bathroom thanks in large part to an ingenious Azevedo Design solution that raised the slab to include a mezzanine at the height of the old roof, which is supported with them beams of the original building.
We started the day looking around in a mini house of a very busy young man who approached Boq Architekti to ask them to redesign their compact Prague apartment to make it the perfect place when in the city. The 36-square-meter apartment had recently been divided into two separate rooms and that is why in the new reform it was not necessary to tear down everything, but the redesign of the apartment as a "den" was made from the existing division.
Is a move approaching? Does the word mobility define you? Ikea has also thought about how to make life a little easier with a practical collection formed largely of furniture, containers and boxes that are transported and installed again with ease. For those who live between several cities, for the young and not so young, the Ombyte collection offers useful solutions for those who have to face a move or even those who live between two houses and need to transport part of their things regularly.
￼￼ Madrid is a city of culture, leisure, where you can enjoy countless possibilities thanks to its wide offer. In this sense, the capital has elegant boulevards, large green areas or exclusive pieces of art in iconic museums. In addition, Madrid is nature and outdoor activities.
The trend of mini houses continues to speak and is unstoppable in North America. However, mini house does not always mean mini budget so these projects are not necessarily exportable and adaptable to countries with a relatively low average income. If in many Latin American countries, for example, the lack of space that exists in the European continent is not known, the reality is that, in cities with high population densities, the problem of lack of space is latent.
Ho we go to the neighborhood of Gracia in Barcelona to know this impressive shared apartment of students that bears the signature of Coblonal Interiorismo. A study that has transformed an old farm in this Barcelona neighborhood to give it a modern and sustainable air, but without sacrificing the taste of the houses in this area of the Catalan capital.
When we think of a modern house, keep in mind materials such as concrete, metal and glass. It is unlikely that at first sight we can think of the stone as the primary material of a house of this style. This was without the architectural firm Cadaval & Solá-Morales that has designed a surprising and beautiful house in the town of Tepoztlán, about 60 kilometers from Mexico City.
In the Italian Alps, in Alpe di Siusi (Bolzano), a barn house has become an amazing house. The project, carried out by the Noa * studio, is based on the traditional constructions of South Tyrol but with a surprising interior. Tradition has been taken into account, but inside an original identity has been created by the structure of the space.