Where every bit of space counts

Paris France – Marc Baillargeon and Julie Nabucet Built area:    12m2  (130 sq. ft.) Year Built:    2012 Living in the heart of any of the world’s major cities like London, Sydney, New York, Tokyo and Paris may have it’s benefits – but it also comes at a high price. This has resulted in many […]

On the Corner – Eastern Design Office

The elevation mirrors the shape of the lot

Shiga ¬†Japan ¬†– ¬†Eastern Design Office Lot size: ¬† ¬† 261 m2 ¬†(2,818 sq. ft.) Built area: ¬† ¬† 567 m2 ¬†(6,123 sq. ft.) Built: ¬† ¬† 2011 Photography: ¬† ¬† Koichi Torimura Perhaps we have a penchant for Japanese architecture. ¬†We certainly feature a lot of it. ¬†But, we like to think it’s because […]

Some like it hot (pink)…

Gyeongsangnam-do, ¬†South Korea ¬†– ¬†Moon Hoon Architects Built Area: ¬† ¬†¬†229.85 m2 (2,485 sq ft) Year Built: ¬† ¬† 2016 Photography: ¬† ¬† Facestudio I have two young granddaughters who are pink crazy. They don’t care what it is, if it’s pink, they want it. Given the preponderance of pink in young girls’ bedrooms, they […]

Loft Remodeling

Minneapolis, Minnesota –¬†Christine Albertsson Photography: Dana Wheelock Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox. You can also view the images as a slideshow if you prefer¬† If you liked this project, you will also like viewing ‚Ķ  

The Hive Apartments – street art in concrete

The Hive Apartments Melbourne Australia

Carlton (Melbourne) ¬†Australia ¬†– ¬†ITN Architects Photography: ¬† ¬†Patrick Rodriguez A four metre high, 14 tonne, pre-cast concrete graffiti panel forms the structural backbone of this innovative development. ¬†The graffiti relief panel spells HIVE ¬†and the style of the lettering geometries directly determine the interior and wall shapes of the homes allowing for unusual windows […]

Live Beautifully In A Scandinavian Loft With Two Terraces

Scandinavian Loft With Two Terraces, Stockholm

Stockholm, Sweden – Scandinavian design Minimalism, simplicity, and functionality best represent the Scandinavian design concept. Despite the clean lines and minimalist concept, the overall design evokes a fullness of life through the innovative use of space. This Scandinavian loft with two terraces would be a dream dwelling for anyone who loves his outdoor space as […]

Patagonian Row Houses – dressed in traditional black

Casas CLF

Neuqu√©n, Argentina ¬†– ¬†Estudio BaBO Lot Area:¬† ¬† 1040 m2 ¬†(11,232 sq. ft.) Built Area (Total):¬† ¬† 310 m2 ¬†(3,348 sq. ft.) Built:¬† ¬† ¬† 2011 Awarded the First National Prize for Sustainable Architecture¬†by the Central Architects Society of Argentina The local government set a goal to achieve a higher density in the area, by […]

Lofts Yungay

Loft Valparaiso

Valparaiso, Chile¬†– Rearquitectura Site Area: 400 sqm Project Area: 1,350 sqm Project Year: 2008-2009 Photography: Marcos Mendizabal The requirement was for a ¬†community housing project containing 20 homes. The site sits on a hill that also drops away steeply at the rear. Surrounding houses are modest in nature and colourful by culture. A conventional, multi-storied […]

Habitat 67

Montreal, Canada – Moshe Safdie Year built: 1964 to 1967 Habitat 67 is, without question, one of the most important and iconic multi-family developments globally. But if you’re under 50 years of age, you’ve probably never heard of it. We thought we’d revisit it as it approaches its 50th anniversary. At a time when half […]

Harborview Townhouses

Portland, Maine – Kaplan Thompson Architects Built area:¬† ¬† 11,841 sq. ft. Photography:¬† ¬†¬†Trent Bell Photography It seems to us that, all too often, the first thing that disappears in multi-family housing developments, is storage space. Site ratios and an insatiable demand for multiple bathrooms usually mean that something has to go in order to […]