Sneak Peek Inside Carolina Herrera’s New York City Home

Apart from covering her elegant collections, we have also stepped inside the Carolina Herrera’s design studio on Seventh Avenue in New York City’s Garment District. Moving up close and personal, it’s time to take a look inside the beautiful abode of this Venezuelan-American fashion designer. Striking an imperial pose in one of her many sitting rooms, she states, “Most of […]

Of Salt and Scrub

Simple and understated, this residence on the Mornington Peninsula is a sublime manifestation of an inter-disciplinary approach to unify built form and landscape. By George Krastev The driving ideology of this minimal yet inviting family home is one of interaction between the residence and nature. From the sweeping horizontal views of the peninsula to the […]

Daily Dream Home: West Buttermilk Estate in Aspen

Relocating to a remote site where nature is your daily companion and friends and family are always welcomed is challenging. But if you move to an estate that provides the best amenities and luxuriant surroundings, you’ll feel right at home. Today’s dream home is the fascinating West Buttermilk Estate in Aspen, Colorado. Mountains rise from […]

Daily Dream Home: Nautica Vista

Caught between lakeside panoramas and hillside views, this luxury dream home explores an awe-inspiring 220º panoramic view of the surroundings. Designed by architect Loren Harms, the luxurious residence boasts a cluster of spaces meant to offer privacy and a collection of stunning outdoor spaces bringing tranquility in focus. Known as Nautica Vista, the lake house […]

Inside Patrick Dempsey’s Frank Gehry–designed Malibu Estate

Arch Digest visited the Malibu, California, home of actor Patrick Dempsey and his family. Conceived by architect Frank Gehry in the late 1960s, the house is a vibrant and light-filled family compound. The approximately 5,000-square-foot home, which the previous owners had dubbed Tin House, is a relaxing yet expansive estate with a rich history. “We […]

Unified Perspective

Showcasing the finest range of natural stone in a series of integrated outdoor spaces, the landscape design for the renovation of this North Adelaide residence achieves a natural aesthetic. Thomas Tran writes. The clients envisioned each garden zone to vary in function and context whilst still complementing the distinct architectural structure of their home. The […]

Casa Blanca by Martin Dulanto Arquitecto

Martin Dulanto Arquitecto have designed the Casa Blanca in Lima, Peru. Source: Contemporist

Luxury Harrod’s Court apartment by Anna Dodonova

London-based international interior designer, Anna Dodonova, has designed the Harrod’s Court project. Completed in 2013, the luxurious apartment can be found in London, England. Anna’s most recent residential project in West London exhibits her calm and luxurious approach to home design. Her elegant style flows throughout the property, which features sumptuous textures, dramatic lighting and […]

Davie House by SDH Studio

SDH Studio have designed the contemporary renovation of a family house, located in Florida. Project description Located on a two-acre lot at horse country, Southwest Ranches Florida this project was the renovation of a 4000 square foot Mediterranean house into a 6700 square foot contemporary home that would bring the spectacular green views of the […]

Daily Dream Home: Dezanove House

Pioneering the use of recycled wood from the local fishing industry, today’s dream home is not only a luxurious waterfront property, but also a contemporary energy efficient solution for modern living. The Dezanove House in Spain’s Northwest Arousa estuary borrows the surrounding environment’s tradition and reveals them as a story seen in the architectural details. […]

House LS by dmvA

dmvA have designed a contemporary renovation of an existing house, located near Brussels, Belgium. From the architects Concept : ‘Missing link’ The municipality of Wemmel , situated on the outskirts of Brussels, is well known for its green areas with their monumental villas of the upper class. After a search of several years, the principal […]

Daily Dream Home: Bird’s Nest

Sophisticated lines displayed from behind the trees on a street in Scottsdale, Arizona, catch the immediate attention of passers by. At night, the Bird’s Nest residence rises like a beacon of light from behind its stone fence. Proudly showcasing its geometric body reminiscent of mid-century modern architecture, this spectacular modern residence in Brent Kendle‘s portfolio […]

Black Desert House by Oller & Pejic Architecture

Oller & Pejic Architecture have designed the Black Desert House located in Yucca Valley, California. Description from the architects This project began with an e-mail and a meeting in fall of 2008 for a house in Yucca Valley, which is located near Palm Springs, east of Los Angeles in the high desert near the Joshua […]

House Boz by Nico van der Meulen Architects

Nico van der Meulen Architects have designed House Boz located in Pretoria, South Africa. Description from the architects House Boz situated on a hill within a secluded nature estate in Pretoria East was originally destined for a very different location on a hillside in Mafikeng. The client requested a spacious and luxurious four bedroom house […]

Bondi House by Fearns Studio

Fearns Studio have designed the alteration of a heritage terrace house in Bondi, Australia. Project description An inner city heritage terrace alteration, the Bondi house was conceived as a first floor timber tube above a ground level brick box behind the retained portion of the house. Skylight penetrations bring light into the centre of the […]

Daily Dream Home: Buckskin Drive

Located in Laguna Hills, California, today’s dream home was built for a couple who have a background in building and wanted to put their skills to good use once again, this time creating a home for themselves. Searching for the perfect ocean view property, they stumbled upon this site with a stunning 180-degree view which […]

De Beauvoir Road House by Scott Architects

Scott Architects have designed the De Beauvoir Road House in London. From the architects De Beauvoir Road is a four-bedroom Victorian terraced house that has been sensitively refurbished and boldly extended as a sculptural form that draws in light from the sky and embraces views of its garden and surrounding trees. Set within a Hackney […]

Casa MM by Dayala+Rafael Arquitetura

Dayala+Rafael Arquitetura have designed Casa MM located in Goiânia, Brazil.   Source: Contemporist

Bentley Home Collection Debuts At The Maison & Objet Fair, Paris

Why only drive a Bentley when you can also park yourself and sprawl all over it? Bentley Motors has unveiled its range of luxury home and executive furniture in Paris at the ongoing Maison & Objet fair (January 24-28, 2014). The Parisian debut of the expanded Bentley Home Furniture follows the successful launch of the […]

Wiley Residence: Daily Dream Home

We constantly search for new ways to live a good life, surrounded by people we love and things we like to use. So, what if your dream home wasn’t just a building, but rather a collection of contemporary cubes, some transparent, some opaque? To get an idea of what I’m talking about, take a look […]

Daily Dream Home: $32 Million SoHo Penthouse Apartment

Dream homes come in all shapes, sizes, textures and colors. Either placed on the ground of an exclusive estate, on a lot in the middle of a busy city or high up above city lights, luxurious homes always draw the eye with their customized design. Today’s dream home is a fascinating penthouse in Soho designed […]

The Rutherford House by Dorrington Architects

Dorrington Architects designed the Rutherford House in Taupo Tauranga/Oruatua, New Zealand. Project description from the architects The brief was to create a modern holiday house suitable for the hot summers of Lake Taupo and the cold winters for skiing on Mt Ruapehu. Formally the house consists of 4 main elements; (1) a concrete base, which […]

Courtyard House by DeForest Architects

DeForest Architects have designed the Courtyard House in Seattle, Washington. Project description The owners of this waterfront home asked DeForest Architects to design a welcoming modern home with a seamless connection between indoors and out, a warm and elegant material palette, and “a view of Mount Rainier at our feet.” Squeezed between a narrow private […]

House S by LASSALA + ELENES Arquitectos

LASSALA + ELENES Arquitectos have designed House S located in Zapopan, Mexico. Source: Contemporist

Daily Dream Home: NS House

Located in São Paulo, Brazil, today’s dream home spreads over 600 square meters and its many details fascinate the eye and sooth the soul. Imagined both as a social place for gathering friends and family, as well as a platform for the family’s design and art collection, the home named NS House also displays several […]

Mansfield House by Amit Apel Design

Amit Apel Design have designed the interiors of this house in Los Angeles, California that features a large suspended planter. Source: Contemporist

South Island Residence by KZ Architecture

KZ Architecture have designed the South Island Residence, a single family home located in the town of Golden Beach, Florida. Description from KZ Architecture An expression of Modernism in the tropics, this Residence was recently completed in a small beach neighborhood, one of the last single family enclaves along South Florida’s coast line. The residence […]

1500m2 vertical garden by Urbanarbolismo

Urbanarbolismo have designed a vertical garden for the Palacio de Congresos Europa (Palace of Congresses Europe) in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. From the designers The city of Vitoria- Gasteiz is recognized internationally for integrating biodiversity and green spaces in the urban architecture. Within the Inside Green Ring Project Urbanarbolismo and Unusualgreen studios have made this green facade […]

Andrew Road House: Daily Dream Home

The future is here. Well, it seems like it has been here for some time now, if we consider all the futuristic home designs out there. Today’s dream home is located in the Caldecott region of central Singapore, from where its distinct shape rises to amaze and inspire us. Designed by A D Lab, the modern […]

Karl Lagerfeld Designs Suites For Hôtel de Crillon in Paris

Once again the messiah of the fashion kingdom has been commissioned to design luxurious suites at a luxury hotel. We fear to lose Karl Lagerfeld to the world of interior designing as the creative designer has been touching many projects involving transformation of hotel décor. Scheduled to open up in 2015, Hotel de Crillon in […]

Flipped House by MCK Architects

MCK Architects designed the Flipped House in Sydney, Australia. Description from the architects: A 1960’s house has been replaced and reflected by a contemporary version of itself, with a focus that now engages as much on the surrounding garden as it does the panoramic CBD view. The original plan and massing were adapted + literally […]

Diamond House in Spain by Abis Arquitectura: Daily Dream Home

For today’s dream home, we visit Benidorm, Alicante, Spain to see stunning views within a contemporary redesign. The “Diamond House”, remodeled by Abis Arquitectura, offers amazing views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Benidorm skyscrapers. Nestled in the hills, this is a true luxurious oasis in Spain. Source: Pursuitist

La Luge House by YH2 Architects

YH2 Architects designed a holiday home in the forest of Quebec, Canada. Description from YH2 Architects Nestled on its site, surrounded by dense vegetation preserving the house’s privacy, La Luge integrates a private spa which occupies almost a third of the useable area, adding on to the traditional countryside living spaces. While La Luge is […]

Exquisite Victorian House In London Defined By Sculptural Forms

Jez and Tonja Scott from Scott Architects completed this year the renovation of the lovely De Beauvoir Victorian house (in London), highlighting its quirky and curvaceous extension. Shortlisted for the The Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2013, the project won eventually the title “Best house” in “Small house” category. Designed with sustainability in mind, the house […]

The Tsunami House by Designs Northwest Architects

Designs Northwest Architects have recently completed the Tsunami House, located on Camano Island in Washington State. From the architects The Tsunami House is a waterfront home located on a 3,140 square foot site in a high velocity flood (V) zone on the northern end of Camano Island. The building footprint was limited to a 30’ x […]

Stunning Yatsugatake Home by Kidosaki Architects Studio

On the edge of the Yatsugatake Mountains in Nagano, Japan, Kidosaki Architects Studio have designed a tranquil and minimalistic home that makes the best use of the stunning views. The architects add: “Located on a sloping mountain ridge at the foot of the Yatsugatake Mountains, this house was designed on a piece of land that […]

Cliff House by Altius Architecture

Altius Architecture designed the Cliff House in Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, Canada. From the architects Set on the Cliffside of a much-cherished lake, this cottage seeks to enhance the extraordinary surrounding scenery through the thoughtful integration of building elements with the natural assets of the site and terrain. This dwelling emerges form the rock formation of […]

ZASH Country Boutique Hotel by Antonio Iraci

Architect Antonio Iraci has transformed a 1930s manor house into ZASH, a boutique hotel located in Sicily, Italy. Source: Contemporist    

Helsinki University Main Library by Anttinen Oiva Architects

Anttinen Oiva Architects designed the Main Library at Helsinki University in Finland. Project description: Helsinki University Main Library, the largest academic library in Finland is located in a historically important city block in the very heart of the city centre. The library was designed to offer a wide range of services flexibly to a large […]

Inside the Ritz-Carlton Residence, Lake Tahoe Penthouse That Sold for $5 Million.

Kennedy Wilson, the international real estate investment and services firm, announced the sale of a $5 million duplex penthouse at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Lake Tahoe. This duplex penthouse features compelling interiors by awards-winning San Francisco interior designer Jay Jeffers. The 3,407 square-foot, two floor residence has spectacular views from all rooms, ski-in/ski-out access, four bedrooms, […]

Feldbalz House by Gus Wüstemann Architects

Gus Wüstemann Architects designed the Feldbalz house for a family in Zurich, Switzerland. Description from the architects: It’s not a house but a family sculpture looking for freedom and social interaction. Family life / public life – we created the sculpture that contains the family life, where everybody meets and circulates on the first floor, […]

The Thornbury House by Mesh Design

Mesh Design completed a contemporary extension to an existing family home in Melbourne, Australia. Source: Contemporist

Daily Dream Home: Waikopua House

Auckland-based practice Daniel Marshall Architects made sure their clients would live in an inspiring interior and exterior environment when building the Waikopua House in Waikopua Bay on the Waiheke Island. Just 11 miles away from Auckland, New Zealand, this single-family beach house quenches its inhabitants’ thirst for comfort with a welcoming collection of interiors in […]

From UK to South Africa: Holiday Home for a Well-Traveled Couple

We’ve seen our fair share of stunning properties designed by the illustrious SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects and each customized home spoke about the client’s needs and wishes. This particular holiday home – Cove 6 – carries on our fascination with the studio’s work in collaboration with Antoni Associates by boasting a design […]

Wildcoast Project by Dan Gayfer Field Design

Dan Gayfer Field Design have designed a house extension that includes a kitchenette, dining area and lounge. From the designer Located south west of Melbourne, this project is nestled behind the Blairgowrie Back Beach on the Mornington Peninsula. The brief for the project was to create additional spaces, both inside and out, for an ever-increasing […]

Grand Army Plaza Apartment by Axis Mundi

Axis Mundi was commissioned to design the interior of a three-bedroom apartment in Richard Meier’s building at 1 Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, New York. From the designers The apartment has spectacular views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn skylines. The understated design of white on white was a decision which was made early in the […]

Italian design group seeks apartment/home owner willing to let space be transformed into “living showroom”

Venetian design group Design-Apart has launched a competition to find a Sydney homeowner willing to let their space be transformed into a ‘living showroom’ for free, featuring up to $1,000,000 of bespoke products designed by Italian artisans. Fresh from a similar projects in New York, Design-Apart has just arrived in Australia to give Sydneysiders the […]

Villa Decín by Studio Pha

Studio Pha have completed a villa in the town of Decín, Czech Republic. Source: Contemporist  

Glebe Residence by Batay-Csorba Architects

Batay-Csorba Architects have completed the Glebe residence in Ottawa, Canada. Description from the architects The Glebe Residence is a full interior renovation and 1,500ft addition to the 1890′s structure in Ottawa, Canada. The two storey existing rectilinear brick massing was retained providing a direct reference to its past, while a new third storey and three […]

Porsche Design Tower Miami With Drive-In Apartments

Construction began in April 2013 of the Porsche Design Tower Miami by Porsche Design and Dezer Development. The ultra-luxury tower features a one-of-a-kind automobile elevator which will allow the world’s wealthiest people to park their vehicles in “sky garages” directly next to their apartments. The building also features plunge pools and outdoor summer kitchens on […]

PTW and LAVA have created a luminous display suite for the new Greenland Tower, a mixed use project in Sydney.

PTW and LAVA have combined nature and technology in an organically-shaped display suite marketing the Sydney Greenland Centre on Sydney’s old Water Board site. The lobby of the 1960s water board building has been transformed with free form furniture and curvy walls and ceilings to take the visitor through a journey of the new building. […]

Giorgio Armani Boutique Opens In St. Petersburg

Giorgio Armani has opened the first boutique in the city of Saint Petersburg, Russia. The Italian luxury brand will be celebrating the opening with a luxurious event, set to be hosted by Roberta Armani, the famous designer’s niece. Alongside the celebrations for the store, the party will also be fêting the opening of the ‘Eccentrico’ […]

Urban Townhome Model by Cecconi Simone

Interior designers Cecconi Simone have completed a townhome model for a community of residences in Toronto, Canada. This 840 s.f. model by Cecconi Simone represents a community of urban residences envisioned for Downtown West, Toronto. Conceived around the principals of Active House, a Danish movement committed to healthy and sustainable interior environments, the model brings […]

Bosque da Ribeira Residence by Anastasia Arquitetos

Located in Nova Lima, a city near Belo Horizonte, Brazil lies the Bosque da Ribeira Residence by Anastasia Arquitetos. From the architects Bosque da Ribeira Residence is situated in a residential neighbourhood in Nova Lima, a city near Belo Horizonte – Brazil – with built area of 650 square meters. The residence is at the […]

Daily Dream Home: Plett 6541+2 Residence

Today’s dream home is a stunning contemporary house in the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay on the famous Garden Route of South Africa. Rising three stories in the air in an awe-inspiring setting, the modern Plett 6541+2 Residence was imagined and built by Cape Town-based studio SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects. Spacious both […]

Okura House boasts contemporary architectural design

Auckland-based architectural practice, Bossley Architects, has designed the Okura House project. The spacious family home is located in North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand. According to the architects: “Designed for a sensitive ridge in rolling countryside, this house was depressed three metres into the existing ridgeline to minimise impact on the sea views from the neighbouring […]

Stunningly Inviting Shenzhen Restaurant Boasting Attention to Details

The GAGA restaurant welcomes guests in an inspiring setting. The brand behind this particular restaurant accentuate their attention to details using shapes, colors and light in decorating the place where individual taste is happily satisfied: “Gaga’s care for quality is also visible in other details; from individually customized tableware to decorative pieces. No two items […]

Ukrainian Odessa Restaurant Boasting An Impressive Rope Design

The city of Kiev is not only and interesting place to visit, but also a place where modern design spreads its wings more and more. The well-known Odessa Restaurant first opened in 1962 was revamped to suit a modern client base and keep up to date with contemporary dining experiences. YOD Design Lab were the […]

UNStudio completes Hanjie Wanda Square

UNStudio have recently completed the facade and interior design of Hanjie Wanda Square in Wuhan, China. Hanjie Wanda Square is a luxury shopping plaza which houses international brand stores, world-class boutiques, catering outlets and cinemas. Unstudio’s approach to the design of the Hanjie Wanda Square combines both contemporary and traditional design elements in one concept. […]

MAD Agency London by DOS Architects

DOS Architects have designed an office space in an old industrial building in London. DOS Architects intervention was to design the top two floors of this Industrial building in the ever trendy area of Old Street. The intention was to preserve the industrial character of the existing building, whilst adding a layer of warmth and […]