Cool Architecture, Wild Homes and Unusual Room Designs

We love architecture. Big, small, residential, commercial, in the trees, below ground… if it’s different, beautiful or controversial, we usually pin it to one of our awesome Pinterest Boards that are followed by millions of people. Read more

From The Garage To The Wine Cellar, 35 Photos Of A New Gorgeous Modern Concrete and Glass Home In Italy.

Monovolume's House M

House M is a residential home designed by Bolzano-based Architects monovolume architecture + design that is located in the center of Merano, in the quiet area of Obermais near the Northernmost part of Italy. Construction on the private concrete home began in 2011 and was completed in 2012. Read more

Huge Modern Athens Home With A Squash Court, Gym and Three Swimming Pools.

314 Architecture Studio H3

Here is a stunning example of recently completed residential architecture by the Greece based firm 314 Architecture Studio. The H3 is an enormous modern family home (10,764 sq feet) that sits on over 75,000 square feet of land. Read more

From Rustic To Radical. Updating An Upstate New York Residence.

upstate-NY addition Maadlab hero IIHIH

Conscientious homeowners Don and Shirley wanted to expand their upstate New York residence without harming the existing trees. Madlab designed an addition that integrated with the old residence and preserved as much of the surrounding landscape as possible. Read more

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

Phil Kean Designs Miwa House

“Miwa”, a modern, custom home by Phil Kean Designs, Inc., 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). Read more

Modern London Suburban Studio with Sedum Roof and Heated Paddling Pool by Ashton Porter.



North London architecture firm Ashton Porter added this fabulous modern studio with rooftop garden, heated paddling pool, full kitchen and more to a suburban home.



The studio is located in a typical Victorian suburban garden. Its main facade which faces the garden floats above a glass panel and forms a screen to separate the work space of the studio from the domestic garden.


The typical green suburban garden is replaced by a folded timber landscape characterized by a pop up landscape of activities including a heated paddling pool, a sand pit and a fire pit.



The materials of the studio make reference to the suburban context; timber cladding echoes domestic fencing, corrugated aluminum refers to inter-war prefabricated garages and a former Anderson shelter.


The studio is super-insulated and benefits from a sedum roof; heating is provided by Apple Macintosh computers with very occasional recourse to underfloor heating.





The main facade is unsupported along its full length and rests on cantilevered side walls. The wall construction is entirely from stressed ply composite panels with no hidden steel supporting frame.



Ground was first broken in September 2005 for footings and to install water, electrical, gas and communications services. The studio was ready for occupation in April 2008. Since then the garden as completed and the main house has been refurbished with a new rear addition and remodelling. This was completed in Spring 2010.




all images courtesy of Ashton Porter and photographed by Riddle Stagg

ashton porter are an architectural practice based in the North London suburbs.

Modern Home On The Island of São Miguel by Portugal Architect Bernardo Rodrigues

House of the Flight of Birds

This single family residence, House of the Flight of Birds (or Flight of Birds House), located on São Miguel Island (St. Michael Island) in the Azores was designed by Portugal’s Harvard and Columbia educated architect Bernardo Rodrigues. Read more

Outside & Inside A Modern Slanting Cement House in Amstelveen

Sodae House by VMX architects

In a nature area between Amsterdam, Amstelveen and Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, lies the Kostverlorenkade 1; an island measuring 1200 m2. Here, VMX architects have built a very unusual modern 500m2 house named the Sodae House. Read more