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The old world charm of farmhouses scattered across rural Europe is undeniable. For a renovation by Fernando Coelho Architects in Felgueiras, Portugal, the goal was to modernize one such farmhouse while retaining as much of the original structure’s allure…
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Adding modern flare to an old house is not always a difficult task. But keeping the character of the original house in the renovation process adds complexity to an already absorbing process. For Bruns Architecture, the challenge of rejuvenating a…
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When architecture studio Tropical Space was tapped to renovate an old house in Da Nag, Vietnam, they came up with a solution that was both functional and incredibly captivating. Perforated brick walls were used to enclose the original concrete structure,…
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Failing to meet the needs of its inhabitants, a Virginia farmhouse received a much-needed revamping with the help of Reader & Swartz Architects. Originally built in the 1970s, the house wasn’t entirely a lost cause and the owners wanted to use as much of…
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Modern Pre-Fab Cabin Provides the Ultimate Way to Enjoy Nature

Nestled within the rolling hills of Nahahum Canyon is an incredible pre-fab structure where anyone would be happy to emulate Thoreau and become one with nature. This 1,500 square-foot cabin designed by Balance Associates Architects, includes large…
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A busy doctor sought the help of Dubbeldam Architecture + Design to renovate his residence in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The firm was tasked with bringing in more light, connecting the home’s interiors to the outdoors, and adding a modern look. The end…
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Singapore’s Chiltern Drive House is a unique custom home designed by WOW Architects. According to the designers it has been “crafted like a garment,” perfectly fitting the needs and taste its client. To that end, the home has been fabricated from…
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Bringing the outdoors inside and adding green space is a challenge for anyone living in a dense, urban setting. Design firm AE5 partners had this same hurdle on their Apartment T project in Milan, Italy. Designers discovered that the apartment’s a…
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Amsterdam design firm RUIM was tasked with transforming a massive and quite grand canal house from the 17th century into a completely modern residence. Not only was the remodel successful in giving the home updated style, but designers were able to retain…
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Wood paneling is often the first sign that a home is dated and in need of a modern touch. However, that’s not the case with the Fenwick Street House by Julie Firkin Architects. Largely composed of panels of wood, the home is elegant, minimal, and has a…
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