House Inspiration | Architecture by Herbst

House Inspiration | Architecture by Herbst

by Andrew Smith July 16, 2019

Herbst Architects are producing some of New Zealand’s best modern homes, and now they have a string of awards to prove it. Lance and Nicola Herbst have a special gift in defining both style and elegance, the trick is they can do it without indulging every available modern convenience. Their work endeavours to have a positive and meaningful contribution to the environment, rather than just another self serving monument.

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Wirra Willa Pavilion | By Matthew Woodward Architecture

Wirra Willa Pavilion | By Matthew Woodward Architecture

by Andrew Smith April 15, 2019

The Wirra Willa Pavillion is a modern glass and sandstone structure on the edge of a natural dam. This stunning piece of architecture is separate from the main residence and provides a place from which to experience the beautifully established landscaping and luxurious natural environment of this rural property.

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Living Room Design | Small Space Home Decor and Architecture By Cometa

Living Room Design | Small Space Home Decor and Architecture By Cometa

by Andrew Smith January 31, 2019

This incredible apartment and living room design by Cometa is a definitive example of small space architecture. It’s situated near Barcelona’s Olympic Marina where price and space are at a premium. 

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Conceptual Modern Architecture by Matthias Arndt

Conceptual Modern Architecture by Matthias Arndt

by Andrew Smith January 25, 2019 2 Comments

Matthias Arnt of Lichtecht Architecture creates some of the worlds best architectural concepts and visualisations. His work takes conceptual design to the next level, he balances a line between believability and surrealism. Lichtecht has a distinct advantage of most visualisation firms in that they are also a crew of architects - rather than just being high end illustrators.

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Modern Architecture | Vipp Prefab Homes & Cabins

Modern Architecture | Vipp Prefab Homes & Cabins

by Andrew Smith September 06, 2018

For a while now I’ve been admiring this stunning little prefab house. This beautiful home is a fantastic piece of modern architecture that has turned up on my Pinterest feed multiple times - it’s taken until now for me to track down it's origin. So firstly, where did this prefab cabin come from? Well after a bit of research (and seeing the brand on the side of the cabin) I was excited to discover that it’s been developed by a company called Vipp, a designer home decor business in Copenhagen.

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Inspired mid-century architecture | By Luger Maul

Inspired mid-century architecture | By Luger Maul

by Andrew Smith August 28, 2018

This incredible mid-century style home was designed by Austrian architecture firm Luger Maul. The approach is characterized by it's clean simple lines and thoughtful integration with the environment. There's ample use of full height windows and an open floor plan which helps bring the outdoors in. The timber exterior travels all the way through to the interior finishings playing an important role in even the finest bespoke details. This approach also helps add both warmth and texture, not to mention luxury!

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Modern Architecture | Benguela Cove Home By Saota

Modern Architecture | Benguela Cove Home By Saota

by Andrew Smith August 15, 2018

This incredible piece of modern architecture by Saota Architects is situated just above the shoreline of the Benguela Cove Wine Estate in the Overberg region in South Africa. This beautiful piece of architecture takes full advantage of the views over the Botrivier Lagoon and Overberg Mountains. The indoor outdoor flow has been carefully designed to create some irresistible modern living spaces. There is a thoroughness to the approach, detailing and finishing on this house that reflects on how skilfully it's been put together.

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Ring House Design by Deca Architecture

Ring House Design by Deca Architecture

by Andrew Smith July 17, 2018

Greek firm decaACHITECTURE designed this stunning minimal “Ring House” in the dramatic landscape just south of Crete. The natural environment provides an incredible backdrop for this incredible house and swimming pool design. The use of local materials helps the structure fit comfortably into the landscape, while the feature pool shines like glass against the rugged surroundings.

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Modern Architecture | By John Irving

Modern Architecture | By John Irving

by Andrew Smith July 03, 2018 1 Comment

I recently stumbled across this incredible New Zealand beach house by Studio John Irving. This property is located on one of New Zealand most beautiful off shore islands - approximately 30mins ferry ride from Auckland. The combination of stoneblack window frames and timber give it a timeless, rustic and approachable feel. Click here to read the full story 

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Incredible Modern Stone Architecture in Urbino

Incredible Modern Stone Architecture in Urbino

by Andrew Smith June 22, 2018

This incredible project by GGA Gardini Gibertini Architetti is infused with texture, structure and design. The extensive use of stone and timber helps create a striking modern home that draws on Urbino's surrounding medieval and renaissance Italian history.

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Stunning KELLER minimal windows

Stunning KELLER minimal windows

by Andrew Smith October 18, 2017 7 Comments

These incredible minimalist window frame designs by Keller  open up a whole variety of architectural features for designers. The frame profile is reduced to allow seamless integration into floor, ceiling and walls. It means the glass can take up to 98% of the area giving incredible light flow and near perfect finish. It also seems to substantially reduce the border between glass doors and helps minimise overly heavy appearance of vertical mullions. The office pod design was produced by Podspace

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Inspiring small spaces to stay

Inspiring small spaces to stay

by Andrew Smith August 23, 2017

I recently stumbled across this very cool bath-house located in Carinthia, Austria. It's located in the eastern Alps set near Austria’s highest mountain, Grossglockner. 

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