The living room is the most popular place in a house for the entertainment of guests, and where families come together to end their day, relax after a long workweek or to enjoy a television program together. No matter what size a home, the living room is a meeting place. It’s a central location where people can relax, chat, and enjoy each other’s company.[…] Read more
Hillam Architects were asked by their client to design an update for their 1980’s home in Perth, Australia. This new home with contemporary updates was realized by a series of dramatic alterations and additions. The house is mostly glass, steel and concrete, and features a central swimming pool that thrusts forward, enjoying views of the surrounding valley. A new concrete canopy across the front elevation enhances the street presence of the residence while the reflection pool and stone tile path guide visitors to the entry, where a faceted timber window meets them at the front door. Preserving the northern aspect of the original home was a high priority with the kitchen and main living areas to have a strong connection with the outdoors […]
Zaya Nurai Island is situated along the Arabian Gulf in Abu Dhabi. Just a 12-minute boat ride from Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island and a 60-minute journey from Downtown Dubai. This exclusive island resort is surrounded by clear waters, powder-white soft sand and lush vegetation. The contemporary villas are designed to blend into the landscape and they all come with private temperature-controlled pool and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Arabian Sea. They boast an outdoor terrace, a spacious living area and Nespresso machine. A soothing soaking tub and rain shower are also featured.
The resort combines contemporary architecture and design with traditional features, resulting in a very inviting and comfortable balance. The views from the bedrooms are simply amazing and the full height windows definitely let the resort’s gu
This old school converted into a contemporary apartment was designed by Standard Studio.
A 100 year old school-building in the center of Amsterdam is transformed into 10 spacious and sustainable apartments directly for the group Ons Dorp Amsterdam (Our Village Amsterdam) of 10 young families. Each apartment has a different floor plan and different materials based on the individual wishes of the participants.
Sustainable technologies like solar technology, ground source heat pumps, insulation, green roofs etc. have been used to obtain a almost passive null-emission building.
This particular apartment was designed for a family of four. The teacher’s lounge got remodelled into the bedrooms and the classroom into the living space […]&nbs