House of Representation modern house




We’re not entirely sure what this house in Kyoto, Japan is supposed to be officially representing, but we know it might be unofficially representing that cliche of not judging a book by its cover (or in this case, the inside of a home based on its exterior architecture). Frankly, when we saw the all-white exterior of this home designed by FORM / Kouichi Kimura Architects, we expected the interior to be a little, well, boring. Or at the very at least all white. How wrong we were!

Bursting with dark, dramatic materials like a charcoal gray slate tile floor, deep-hued wood, and a dark gray tile or stone, we’re in love with the level of intrigue they’ve brought into the inside of the home, and enjoy how they’ve used materials to really highlight the architectural angles.

From Architizer: ”This house is planned on a site from where there are beautiful views of the country side. The request from the client was for the creation of intimacy, but with a large living area. The exterior is designed as a monumental form so that I can seem to be a new addition to the scenery.”


visit the site : 2modern

Creative Office Design in Rusia by za bor Architects

za bor architects - modern architecture


It is time to do some work. My office design might not as big as this one, in fact do I really have an office?! but I do enjoy the time here. Talking about office, we’ve seen a pretty odd office design. The office
building seems to be hanging between two buildings. It’s like a parasite, but this one doesn’t leech. It is called the Parasite Office, the modern office building was designed by za...

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Wonderworks – Pigeon Forge, TN by A.Barzani amazing architecture


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Architecture of SOF Hotel J Mayer H Architects and OVOTZ design


Located in Krakow, Poland, SOF is a new hotel was designed by collaboration Berlin architects J Mayer H, Krakow practice OVOTZ Design Lab and GD&K Consulting. The building structure is clad in aluminium with windows framed by dark horizontal bands across the facade. The hotel is being constructed in the city centre, at the intersection of important transport routes. The hotel is located in the vicinity of the planned Congress Centre as well as near to the Wawel Castel and the histrorical Jewish district.


It offers splendid views onto the old city center. The new property is characterized by clear horizontal line, picking out the panorama-view as a central theme. The Facade is emphasized by black and white aluminium stripes, separated by dark glass windows.




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Modern Architecture Commercial Office


 Pristine Commercial office by award winning architect Richard Doria.



Beautiful build-out into two finished suites plus a third bonus space partially finished and easily converted. Roll-up door for rear access, beautiful desert landscape and DG drive. Ample parking.

Hightlights: Published Design, Beautiful Offices, In Area of Intese Future development, Near ASU Downtown, 3 Leaseable Spaces, Turn-Key Building and Site Offers Great Density. [Property Details]

visit the site : archithings

creative modern office design : Google (Zurich, Switzerland)



Google work environment. google zurich examples of modern architecture in the working environment. google office work environment, I think I went a little extreme.





Sea-side Vacation-Rental Houses modern japan architecture

Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects



modern japanese house design - cube house architecture - sea side

Yasutaka Yoshimura - architecture japan - home architect design

Designed by Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects, Nowhere but Sajima is a modern house where guests can enjoy the dynamic view of the ocean. You can rent this house for  7 days minimum   and even if  the building
isn’t above the water, your  feeling is that you are floating on the sea. Nowhere resort is a groups of sea-side vacation-rental houses rented by the week, different from hotels and condominiums. Here, they can watch the sea from every room and  your pet is also welcomed.  Lying in the bedroom, you can have an amazing view of the Shonan sea and you can hear gentle sound of waves from the ocean right beneath. Listening to the mesmerizing sound of lapping waves traveled from far away,  gently lulls you into peace.

modern architecture pictures - japanese modern

cool architecture buildings - Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects

house plans

modern cube house plans - extreme design

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Colored Upholstered Vintage Furniture by Bokja




White walls are no longer fashion because they tend to look boring. But not if you choose the lively upholstered vintage furniture by Bokja. The couch above is dubbed Swivel Talia and is made of some
vintage lakii from central Asia mixed with a decorative texture, suzani while Below, the Swivel Chair tries to bring back the 60s with its embroidered vintage fabric from Tajikistan. Won’t go very well with your modern furniture in the living room but your parents would definitely appreciate them.

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Banyan Tree Samui Luxury Hotel & Resort architecture



Just half an hour away from Samui International Airport lies one of Thailand’s most beautiful resorts, the Banyan Tree Samui. 78 cliff side villas are nestled nicely into the lush green trees, all with wonderful water views found throughout the living space.

The area is most commonly known for being the home to the region’s largest Hydrotherapy Spa. Guests can choose from plenty of different relaxing activities to partake in which consist of Yoga lessons, reading in the library, enjoying The Edge international food restaurant, or even taking a dip in the private pool that accompanies each of the villas. If you prefer to be a bit more social, there is also a large common pool located on the resort as well.






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Cheap Home Decorating Tips And Ideas

When I moved into my original '60s house all I could see was how many changes I needed to make. However when you're decorating on a budget you just can't do everything at once. Here are some inexpensive (or discount) home decorating tips and ideas that can give you the polished look you want without breaking the bank.

Cheap Home Decorating Tips And IdeasDecorating your home in stages is the best way to approach home decorating on a limited budget. It lessens the financial stress and can make the whole process more enjoyable.

Home Decorating Ideas - Where to Start?

Paint is the ultimate in discount home decor. It is one of the least expensive home decorating ideas, yet creates a huge impact on the overall look and feel of your room. Decide the look that you want to achieve in your room and select the paint color accordingly. Light colors create an open, airy and light feel, darker shades create more drama and brighter colors are more eclectic, cheery and youthful.

If you are keeping most or all of the existing furniture in the room, choose a color that will complement that furniture and that blends well with it. One of the best home decorating tips is to make sure you look at a paint chip in all lights and all times of the day. A paint chip that looks great in the full light near the window may not look right next to your sofa in the evening light. Try it all out before you buy the paint.

If you are into DIY projects, painting is something most of us can do on our own, rather than hiring a contractor. If you are up to the challenge, painting a room yourself can be a big saving when decorating your home.

Window treatments, curtains, blinds or shades, are items that can create a big impact in the room with minimal cost. If you currently have shades or blinds, consider side curtains to soften the look of the room. Even Roman shades, which roll up, add color, vibrancy and interest to your room, where plain blinds may not. Today, inexpensive curtains, which look costly but are easy on the budget, can be found in many home decor or department stores.

Home Decorating Ideas - Flooring and Furniture

New flooring is often considered out of reach if the budget leans toward discount home decor. But new technologies and flooring materials are changing that reality.

Laminates are a good option for those who love the look of hardwood but can't afford it while ceramic tile is an affordable choice for kitchens and bathrooms.

Today's laminate floorings can be mistaken for hardwood or ceramic tile and are much more budget friendly. Because of the wide variety of looks and styles in laminates, different choices can be used throughout the house. Laminates can also be installed with just a few tools and some instruction. Peel and stick tiles are also better than they were years ago and come in a variety of attractive patterns. They can easily be laid by a DIY enthusiast.

Check out the options and the prices at your local home improvement store. You just might be amazed at what you can afford.

If your upholstered furniture is tired looking but still in reasonable shape, consider slip covers rather than replacing the furniture itself. Like flooring, furniture covers have come a long way in the last few years and you can get covers that are attractive and cover the furniture well on a limited budget. Slip covers that are made specifically for your furniture will make it look like you bought all new furniture. Check your local listings or online for companies that will make custom slip covers.

Home Decorating Ideas - Accent Pieces Make all the Difference

Once you have the basics completed, the accessories you choose will make all the difference in the world. Select these items carefully and your room can look like you hired a decorator.

Mirrors are inexpensive and can add a lot of pizzazz to your room. Consider a mirror over your sofa or in an entrance way. Mirrors give the appearance of a more expanded space than you really have, so they are excellent for small spaces. A tip for purchasing mirrors - consider the place the mirror will be hung when you choose the size. A mirror that is too small for its position in the room will look lost and one that is too big will overpower the space it occupies. When you purchase a mirror, make sure you can return it in case it is the wrong size or style when you place it in the room.

Artwork, candles, vases and other display pieces finish the room and give it that polished look. They can also be purchased over time as you find them which makes it easier on a tight budget. This is where you can really show your personality in the room. Make a statement with your choices. Do you want to create a restful haven? Then choose white or light and soft colors to accent the room. Or add a splash of vibrant color and jazz it up a bit.

Hopefully our home decorating tips and ideas have shown you that redecorating your home doesn't have to break the bank. It just takes a bit of planning and creative shopping to create the new look you want in your home.



Library Parking Garage amazing architecture


I found a picture of this the other day while searching for photos from Kansas City and I knew
I had to go
photograph it myself. This is probably one of the coolest things I've ever seen. I live here and I've never heard of it before—it makes me wonder what other secrets my hometown might be hiding.

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rotterdam cube houses



The cube houses of Rotterdam (yes, people actually live in them)

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longaberker building : amazing architecture

amazing building design - longaberker building


While driving by on a highway in central Ohio minding my own business, I passed this odd building. Imagine
one's surprise as you drive by this anamoly. Its a basket...No its a building....Its a basket building. And it was right next to a highway. Imagine how many accidents happened on that stretch of highway in front of the building...
Later I learned that the company named Longaberger, makers of, surprise surprise, baskets, have the HQ in that basket...errr...building.
Points from creativity.longaberker

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Amazing Pool , Marina Bay Sand Hotel in Singapore

singapore - the tallest hotel in the world

amazing pool - luxury hotel

 If you would have no problems crossing the Glass Pavement Built on 4,690ft Mountain in China we’ve featured earlier, then you should try swimming in the Marina Bay Sand Hotel’s infinity pool.

Located along the Marina Bay waterfront, Marina Bay Sands features three cascading hotel towers topped by an extraordinary sky park. At the top of the 55-storey hotel is a 150-meter infinity swimming pool, the world’s largest outdoor pool at that height. Perched 191 metres above the ground, the pools are made up of 422,000 pounds of stainless steel and can hold 376,500 gallons (1424 cubic metres) of water.
With over 2,500 rooms and suites, Marina Bay Sand is currently the biggest hotel in Singapore.

Website: marinabaysands

hotel architecture

modern hotel exterior - amazing pool

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A Wall That Plays Music When It Rains




Every time it starts to rain, this colorful Kunsthofpassage Funnel Wall in Germany turns into a charming musical instrument orchestra. According to Atlas Obscura, this wall is one of the strangest and most enjoyable attractions in Dresden’s student district in the new town.

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Designer kitchens





Carl Kleiner photographed the ingredients for Ikea's Homebaked is Best recipe book in 2010. His latest work for the brand's kitchenware revisits the same minimalist, if slightly obsessive, aesthetic...

Hembakat Är Bäst, Ikea's 140 page coffee-table baking book (see our post here), was created by agency Forsman & Bodenfors and art directed by Staffan Lamm and Christopher Persson.





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Nakagin Capsule Tower, tokyo,


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Decorating Ideas for Home Decor Living Room

Are you in need of a good interior for your house? Then implement your ideas and desires for decorations. Are you searching for a dream home? If you want a beautifully designed house of your dreams, then decorate your house with something innovative. You will find abundance of resources to help you in decorating your house, may it be for the holidays, a party, or a business event or just good interiors for your house. Different types, styles and look for your house can be designed and arranged as per your needs. You can decorate your house traditionally or in modern ways, what matters is your choice and taste for your dream home. When looking for home decorating ideas, it's good to start with a foundation of look and then add your own personal ideas to it. You can appoint home decorators to help you in your home interiors. People always take for granted that interior decorating is complicated task but it doesn't comprise to be. If you're eager to squander just a modest amount of time knowing the fundamentals of design, you can do your own complete interior decorating with effortlessness. Interior decorating actually is just knowing the basic principles of design and applying them to your living space.

Decorating Ideas for Home Decor Living RoomAnybody who is home pompous feels affection for to beautify home. Home decorating can be in fact pleasurable without having to pay out riches. A small number of intelligent home decorating ideas can make your house look designer. Use of some decorating tips, your ideas and some artistic professional work by interior decorators can make your house look attractive and stunning. Interior decorations for kitchens are a frequently abandoned area. If your kitchen is completed in boring colored wood, and you want to attach a dash of color, all you need is brighten it up with some interesting stuffs from your antique collections or bring a change by using attractive colors in the Kitchen premises, to bring an elegant look. Fill flower pots with a horde of flowers like Gerber or carnations and keep it on your window shelf. This will keep the kitchen fresh and you will feel joyful at whatever time you are working in the kitchen.

Another important section of the house is kid's room. You can decorate kid's room as per the tastes and liking of your kids. To append a scurry of color to your kids learning tables, just take some empty cans of diverse sizes and shapes. Remove the labels from over the cans. Measure and cut colorful wrappings of paper of your choice and fasten it around the containers. These containers can be used as flower pots and pen holders and will add a nice touch to the room. Use attractive curtains in the room for windows and doors. If your kids have separate bathroom for themselves, manage to use creative tiles for decorations. You can also use cartoon cuttings for decorations or can add up to some designer taps and showers. Also you can make bath tubs and showers look attractive so that the kids love to use the bathroom space. Decorate the ceiling of kid's room with stars and shapes to make the room look bright and attractive. You can even take help of home decorators to make your kids room look attractive and fascinating.