Archive for the ‘ Modern ’ Category

American University School of International Service / William McDonough + Partners and Quinn Evans | Architects | ArchDaily

How can we design a building that inspires students to dream? This charge— articulated by the dean of the country’s largest foreign service program— guided the design team for this new building on the American University campus. Serving as a symbol of the school’s tradition of global service, the anticipated LEED Gold certified building provides a vibrant setting for teaching, research and public dialogue.

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Breathtaking Medieval Building Turned Into Contemporary Living Space

 

 

Located in the core part of Girona’s medieval quarter and overlooking the Plaça de Sant Domènec, Spain, this is a property called Alemanys 5 within an original building dating back to the sixteenth century. The house has been recently renovated by architect Anna Noguera and has and incredible design which integrates old and new, integrates traditional and contemporary elements:

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Original Home with Charming Design Details in South Africa

 

 

Designed by architects Werner van der Meulen, this beautiful residence is located in South Africa, in a small urban settlement. A single photo of the exterior is enough to demonstrate this home’s originality. The horizontal window “shields” made of wood have a particular charm and give the home a personalized look. With floor to ceiling windows, the indoor-outdoor connection is optimized without affecting the privacy of the inhabitants. Water was an important factor when laying out the outdoor space. Aside from the generous pool complimented by a dining area, the residence is enriched by various “oases”. The interior design is highly modern, with beautiful contemporary furniture arrangements and inspiring details. What intrigued us is the barbed wire in the last photo a common addition to fences in South Africa which contrasts heavily with the overall design of the house.

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An Out-of-this-world Modern Residence : Casa SF

 

 

An Out-of-this-world Modern Residence : Casa SFCasa SF is an impressive residence designed by Studio Guilherme Torres and located in Londrina, Brasil. You are looking at a project of imposing dimensions 547 square meters built for a couple and their two teenage children. The exterior of the building is highly original and it is fascinating to observe from several different angles of sight. The residence has three floors, the first of which houses the laundry, the garage and a reflecting pool. The living area, home theater and guest bedroom are located on the second floor and the upper level hosts three suites facing a large terrace and a long corridor that connects the chambers. Even though this home is built with contrasting materials concrete, bricks and wood, the synergy is perfect and the inhabitants can take pride in the fact that they live in a diverse contemporary home. Photo credits: Beto Consorte- via Platforma Arquitectura

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