Registration Extension for Cambodian Sustainable Housing Design Competition

Due to the high level of registration demand for the Cambodian Sustainable Housing Design competition organizers have decided to extend the time available to register by one week to give hopeful applicants more time to register.

Registration Extension for Cambodian Sustainable Housing Design Competition

Due to the high level of registration demand for the Cambodian Sustainable Housing Design competition organizers have decided to extend the time available to register by one week to give hopeful applicants more time to register.

Pharrell Williams’ Miami Penthouse Listed For Sale At $16.8 million

We are certain some of you Hip-hop enthusiasts out there wondered how the crib of American rapper Pharrell Williams looks like. Well, we found his 9,000-square-foot penthouse duplex in Miami, Florida, listed for sale for $16.8 million. The self-entitled Kidult (you guessed right, this is the result of merging “kid” and “adult”) described his home as a reverse fishbowl, one that allows him to see everything happening outside, without him being observed.

Pharrell Williams’ Miami Penthouse Listed For Sale At $16.8 million

We are certain some of you Hip-hop enthusiasts out there wondered how the crib of American rapper Pharrell Williams looks like. Well, we found his 9,000-square-foot penthouse duplex in Miami, Florida, listed for sale for $16.8 million. The self-entitled Kidult (you guessed right, this is the result of merging “kid” and “adult”) described his home as a reverse fishbowl, one that allows him to see everything happening outside, without him being observed.

Creative and Inspiring Treehouse for Children and Adults in Belgium

There comes a time when we remember our childhood and all the foolish games we played. In a way or another, each and every one of us, keeps inside the sunny days, the laughter and the happy simple things, that coloured our lives back then. “Building” your own tree house seemed an important step. Today, the values have changed but the essence remains the same: we all “dream” of designing our dream home. What about blending dreams, those from then and these from now? Meet the Treehouse, a sustainable project, designed by the German firm, Baumraum, in a Flemish forest in Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium.

Creative and Inspiring Treehouse for Children and Adults in Belgium

There comes a time when we remember our childhood and all the foolish games we played. In a way or another, each and every one of us, keeps inside the sunny days, the laughter and the happy simple things, that coloured our lives back then. “Building” your own tree house seemed an important step. Today, the values have changed but the essence remains the same: we all “dream” of designing our dream home. What about blending dreams, those from then and these from now? Meet the Treehouse, a sustainable project, designed by the German firm, Baumraum, in a Flemish forest in Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium.

20 Creative and Inspiring Eclectic-Vintage Room Designs by Timothy Oulton

We ran across a lovely collection of eclectic interiors spiced up with vintage elements by designer Timothy Oulton and thought of sharing them further. Boasting sophistication and creativity, each of the 20 interiors below was developed according to a certain theme. As the designer explains, some of them were inspired by the “Beat” culture of 1950s America, where writers and creative-types championed non-conformity.

20 Creative and Inspiring Eclectic-Vintage Room Designs by Timothy Oulton

We ran across a lovely collection of eclectic interiors spiced up with vintage elements by designer Timothy Oulton and thought of sharing them further. Boasting sophistication and creativity, each of the 20 interiors below was developed according to a certain theme. As the designer explains, some of them were inspired by the “Beat” culture of 1950s America, where writers and creative-types championed non-conformity.

Eclectic Stockholm Apartment In A Mix Of Colors

Eclectic of styles always looks good if they mix well and don’t look abundant. This apartment in Stockholm is done in a mix of styles but it looks cozy and charming. The furniture is mid-century, there are some rustic and vintage pieces – have a look at this cute sideboard with a flower pattern. There are smart space-saving solutions like a big shelves system on the wall or drawers in the bed. The color scheme is light and very pleasant: the main color is white, there are some black and colorful touches like yellow or pink, they don’t overwhelm the look. Plants and flowers in blossom give a romantic touch and bring coziness to the space.

Eclectic Stockholm Apartment In A Mix Of Colors

Eclectic of styles always looks good if they mix well and don’t look abundant. This apartment in Stockholm is done in a mix of styles but it looks cozy and charming. The furniture is mid-century, there are some rustic and vintage pieces – have a look at this cute sideboard with a flower pattern. There are smart space-saving solutions like a big shelves system on the wall or drawers in the bed. The color scheme is light and very pleasant: the main color is white, there are some black and colorful touches like yellow or pink, they don’t overwhelm the look. Plants and flowers in blossom give a romantic touch and bring coziness to the space.

10 Unexpected Buildings Architects Turned Into Homes

When buying a home most of us consider residential neighborhoods with traditional homes. Few would consider the idea of converting nonresidential structures into homes but there are those who are more adventurous. The range of unusual structures is broad; from grain silos to old fire towers architects have stretched their imaginations to create truly unique homes.

10 Unexpected Buildings Architects Turned Into Homes

When buying a home most of us consider residential neighborhoods with traditional homes. Few would consider the idea of converting nonresidential structures into homes but there are those who are more adventurous. The range of unusual structures is broad; from grain silos to old fire towers architects have stretched their imaginations to create truly unique homes.

48 Charming French Dining Room Design Ideas

The art of serving the table was born in France, in this land of beauty, style and exquisiteness. The times of meridian of French aristocracy are the times that we can still admire due to the fantastic luxury in every detail. What is a classical French dining room? It may be classical – Classique or rustic – Campagne; the first group is more official while the second is simpler. Every interior – no matter, if it’s rustic, garden style or traditional one – brings special French charm to the space. The colors are mostly calm and pastel but there are some ideas with bright accents. So, look for some inspiration below – these are real dining room of real French families, enjoy!

48 Charming French Dining Room Design Ideas

The art of serving the table was born in France, in this land of beauty, style and exquisiteness. The times of meridian of French aristocracy are the times that we can still admire due to the fantastic luxury in every detail. What is a classical French dining room? It may be classical – Classique or rustic – Campagne; the first group is more official while the second is simpler. Every interior – no matter, if it’s rustic, garden style or traditional one – brings special French charm to the space. The colors are mostly calm and pastel but there are some ideas with bright accents. So, look for some inspiration below – these are real dining room of real French families, enjoy!

Hexagonal Shaped Facade of DUO Skyscrapers by Buro Ole Scheeren

Buro Ole Scheeren has unveiled a pair of skyscrapers with concave walls for Singapore’s historic Kampong Glam district. Buro Ole Scheeren has designed the twin DUO towers to have heights of 186 and 170 metres, with the former to contain over 600 apartments, while the latter will accommodate offices and a hotel. The building will sit between the city’s commercial district and the Kampong Glam area, which was once home to the Malaysian aristocracy and today contains a mix of Malay and Muslim communities. A hexagonal pattern of windows will cover the facades of the towers and floors will step back and forth using a system of cantilevers.

Hexagonal Shaped Facade of DUO Skyscrapers by Buro Ole Scheeren

Buro Ole Scheeren has unveiled a pair of skyscrapers with concave walls for Singapore’s historic Kampong Glam district. Buro Ole Scheeren has designed the twin DUO towers to have heights of 186 and 170 metres, with the former to contain over 600 apartments, while the latter will accommodate offices and a hotel. The building will sit between the city’s commercial district and the Kampong Glam area, which was once home to the Malaysian aristocracy and today contains a mix of Malay and Muslim communities. A hexagonal pattern of windows will cover the facades of the towers and floors will step back and forth using a system of cantilevers.

Modern Wooden Residence Filled With Modern Technologies On The Lake Shore

There are many interesting house projects in Amsterdam and this one is no exception. Egeon Architecten designed this family home on the Rieteiland-Oost island in the IJburg. There are three floors, an open plan living room on the bottom floor, the private areas in the middle and an office space to literally top it all. The modern technologies are applied a lot: a heat pump and low temperature underfloor heating, natural ventilation, high insulation values of roof walls and floor, special heat-resistant glass, a sedum roof, attention to thermal bridging details and orientation. The authors used much wood in architecture and interior design, so the house looks cozy, inviting and warm, and the owners and guests may enjoy stunning lake views.

Modern Wooden Residence Filled With Modern Technologies On The Lake Shore

There are many interesting house projects in Amsterdam and this one is no exception. Egeon Architecten designed this family home on the Rieteiland-Oost island in the IJburg. There are three floors, an open plan living room on the bottom floor, the private areas in the middle and an office space to literally top it all. The modern technologies are applied a lot: a heat pump and low temperature underfloor heating, natural ventilation, high insulation values of roof walls and floor, special heat-resistant glass, a sedum roof, attention to thermal bridging details and orientation. The authors used much wood in architecture and interior design, so the house looks cozy, inviting and warm, and the owners and guests may enjoy stunning lake views.

Cozy Atmosphere Recreated in a Three Bedroom Loft in Stockholm

Reminding us of the bohemian artists with their simple-with-a-drain-of-chaos lofts, this three bedroom apartment in Stockholm showcases the powerful and inspirational Scandinavian design. Following the streams of simplicity, with wooden beams and brick walls, the designers focused on bringing life to a typical sterile living space. The continuous flow of the excessive white is “interrupted” with “shots” of colours, such as pink, blue and orange. The colours create a strong visual impact. In order to keep a neat, sensible line, the designers chose to focus on pale colour tones. At a glance, the space gives you the feeling that you have entered an area of great artistic accomplishment.

Cozy Atmosphere Recreated in a Three Bedroom Loft in Stockholm

Reminding us of the bohemian artists with their simple-with-a-drain-of-chaos lofts, this three bedroom apartment in Stockholm showcases the powerful and inspirational Scandinavian design. Following the streams of simplicity, with wooden beams and brick walls, the designers focused on bringing life to a typical sterile living space. The continuous flow of the excessive white is “interrupted” with “shots” of colours, such as pink, blue and orange. The colours create a strong visual impact. In order to keep a neat, sensible line, the designers chose to focus on pale colour tones. At a glance, the space gives you the feeling that you have entered an area of great artistic accomplishment.