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Artist’s Shipping Container Home In French Countryside

Located in Meuse, France, this shipping container home is a modern shelter for a writer/artist who sculpts wood and metal. After years of traveling, the owner wanted a place that was inspired by all of the elements that have influenced her life and work. The 1,184-square-foot French countryside home, designed by Spray Architecture and Gabrielle Vella-Boucaud, was built on a serene hillside. It […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Solar Panels for Your Home

Ever considered solar panels for your home? As costs decrease and climate awareness increases, more homeowners than ever are opting for sun-powered energy in their own homes. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) reports that the total U.S. households to have installed solar panels has surpassed 700,000, and the number is rapidly rising. The first quarter of […]

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Modern Ibiza Home Mixes Contemporary, Organic

A recent collaboration between architecture firm SAOTA and interior design firm ARRCC resulted in Roca Llisa Residence, a modern project in Ibiza, Spain. According to the architects, the three-level house sits on hilly terrain with views of the ocean and the island of Formentera. The owners wanted an extensive refurbishment and alterations. “From the bones of the existing villa, the clients asked us to […]

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Steel-Framed Café Becomes Hanging Garden in Vietnam

Studio Le House recently completed An’garden Café, an original spot for daily gatherings located in Hà Đông, Hà Nội, Vietnam. This steel-framed café has a total surface area of 8,072.9 square feet (750 square meters) and features a playful layout. Plants and flowers add character throughout the space, inspiring a sense of freshness and seclusion. “While a house full of […]

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House in Portugal Uses Steep Slope to Its Advantage

Architects Carvalho Araújo completed Gerês House, a modern home in Gerês, Portugal. The design team initially took on the challenge of updating a residence on the upper part of the sloped site. However, to avoid the risk of a landslide, they decided to demolish the dwelling and build a new one on safer grounds. “The new construction relates with the […]

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Glass House in Germany Is the Ultimate Modern Retreat

Completed by Paul de Ruiter Architects, Villa K is a striking modern residence in Thuringia, Germany. The project, built using glass, steel and concrete, employed a series of sustainable principles. “The entrance, technical areas, pantry, hunting room and garage, with room for six cars, are located on the north side, integrated into the slope of the mountain,” the architects said. “The complete roof […]

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Add Color and Drama to Your Home With These 35 Painted Ceiling Ideas

Most of us have stuck to the safe choice of a white ceiling. After all, it goes with almost everything in the room — and someone once said a white ceiling makes a room feel bigger and brighter. While this is often true, painting your ceiling a color other than white isn’t necessarily a bad […]