Don’t Make These 5 Common Design Mistakes

Good morning Design Fans!  We picked this blog from designer Meredith Marlowe... she hits the nail on the head with these common design mistakes.  Are you making them?? I am all about breaking the rules and pushing the boundaries of design, however there are some things that just do not work and are just bad design. Here is a ...

Kona House, Hawaii

In design, it's essential to honor the surroundings in which your structure will stand. Here's a stunning example of respecting the natural beauty that the Hawaiian islands have to offer with the use of cut lava rock and Hawaiian wood carving techniques. Santa Monica-based studio Belzberg Architects has designed the Kona Residence in Hawaii, also known ...

360 House in Madrid, Spain

This stunning architectural piece called the 360 House in Madrid, Spain eschews standard conformity by looping in on itself. Much of the challenge in designing both architectures and interiors is in conceiving of a purely original concept. Well, this is certainly close to that mark. The roof is at once protective and accessible as a ...

Acapulco Boasts One of The Worlds Finest Homes

The Arrango House. Acapulco, Mexico. Completed in 1973, John Lautner refined innovations in siting, material, and structure he had been perfecting in earlier projects. Its bold curves celebrate the sculptural qualities of concrete, which he liked to experiment with (he worked often with engineer T.Y. Lin, who pioneered prestressed concrete). Modernists have fused architecture and ...

Contemporary Home with Cantilevered Design

Here is yet another example of pictures not doing a design justice. The view from this incredible set of cantilevered constructions must be breathtaking. Angles jut out from the core structure of the house and seem to hover in space. JCB architects took their inspiration for this twisting, turning, and thrusting form from a fallen ...