Crazy Curvilinear Ski Resort in Iran Inspired By Snowdrifts and Igloos. The Barin Ski Resort.

The Barin ski resort

While the exterior of the Barin Ski Resort was designed to blend into the snow covered landscape, the interior offers a modern igloo-like refuge. Designed by RYRA studio, the 60 square meter building with it’s topographical like interior walls and ceilings, is nine stories tall and began in 2008 and was completed in 2011. (more…)

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The Miwa House, An Award-Winning Custom Home by Phil Kean Designs.

Phil Kean Designs Miwa House

Phil Kean Designs Miwa House. “Miwa”, a modern, custom home earned one of the home building industry’s highest honors when it captured the coveted Golden Aurora Award in the 2011 Aurora Awards design competition presented at the 33rd annual Southeast Building Conference (SEBC). (more…)

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The Hillhouse in Melbourne, Australia by Andrew Maynard Architects.

hillhouse in melbourne

Andrew Maynard Architects was challenged to add space and shade to an existing home on one of Melbourne’s thin, narrow lots. The new structure, with a cantilevered upstairs that provides shade for the home, turns the backyard into a central space. (more…)

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A Look Inside and Out of Thomas Cowen’s Seashell-Inspired Big Sur Beach House.

You may have seen this modern concrete and wood structure, with its living roof, referred to as the Seashell-Inspired House or The Abalone House. The Thomas Cowan Seashell House is a modern home (really just a small beach house) in Big Sur, California.  It’s been recently featured, with few images, on several blogs (trendir, designyoutrust and inthralld for example) and Pinterest, even though it was completed four years ago. (more…)

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Rustic Meets Modern At Far Meadow. Three Very Cool Cabins in Yosemite You Can Rent.

Far meadow cabins in Yosemite

Want to hear tweeting birds and rushing waters but still desire a satellite internet connection? Wanna walk through the woods and then wash off in a modern bathroom? If you need a weekend of real nature and quiet but don’t really want to rough it, Far Meadow Cabins in Yosemite may very well be the perfect solution. (more…)

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