Montee Karp Residence By Patrick Tighe Architecture

Challenged with renovating a post-and-beam home on a severe hillside, Patrick Tighe Architecture transformed the Montee Karp Residence into a bright and airy house in Malibu, California, with stunning views framing Santa Monica Bay.

Montee Karp Residence by Patrick Tighe Architecture

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Living In The Back While Renting Out The Front

These home owners wanted an addition to be built onto their home in Fremantle, Australia, so they could live in it as they rent out the original 1930s heritage-listed house as a holiday rental.

The task was given to Philip Stejskal Architecture to create a two-storey home addition that included an upper level dedicated to the clients art studio.

210 South Terrace By Philip Stejskal Architecture

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This Wood Clad House Is At Home In The Trees

Thellend Fortin Architects designed this home surrounded by the Laurentian forest near Montreal, Canada.

La Chasse-Galerie by Thellend Fortin Architects

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Design Detail – A Column Wrapped In Books

How do you create a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel in New York? You fill it with creative design details, like this spiral staircase column wrapped in books, that DHD Architecture + Interior Design included in their work on the Paper Factory Hotel in Queens, New York.

A column wrapped in books

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A Striking Visitor Center Makes An Appearance In The Forest

Architects France Ducharme and Martin Dufour have designed a reception center for visitors to the Aditus development in Harrington, Quebec, Canada.

Modern Reception Center In Quebec

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Design Tip – Make A Kitchen Island Float By Using A Dark Recessed Base

Hey contemporist friends! Here’s something to think about if you’re ever working on the design of your kitchen. This home by architect Michael Patroni and interior designer Salvatore Fazzari has a good example of how to give a kitchen island a floating effect.

Instead of bringing the base of a kitchen island all the way to the floor, you can give it a recessed undercut, which on its own gives it a bit of a floating feeling, but then you can improve the floating effect even more by using a dark material on the base that contrasts with the light material on top. Now your island is floating!

Floating kitchen island

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