Multi-Sensual Inspiration: Butchart Gardens

The beauty of a well-landscaped garden is a very important aesthetic in "interior" design.  One of the most famous gardens in the world which is Butchart Gardens located in British Colombia. Spread over an area of 50 acres, the Butchart Gardens is located near  Vancouver Island. There's never a dull season at Butchart Gardens, which keeps ...

Bahia House / Marcio Kogan

The Bahia House is an ecological house. This isn't  in the technological sense of the word, and not in the contemporary sense of “sustainability.” It doesn't have the latest state-of-the-art gadgets that make it possible to optimize electric expenditure. Instead, the floor plan and the use of natural materials come close to those of traditional ...

Contemporary Loft in Tribeca, The Big Apple

The designers’ objective was to create a space where “West Coast lifestyle meets East Coast sophistication” for their clients who moved from L.A. to New York. This goal required an artful balance between sophistication and informality in the 4,000-square-foot Tribeca loft. The use of different types of spaces within one house keeps the interest, and ...

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 ...

Contemporary Cliff Home

Perched upon a cliff on the rocky desert shores of the Pacific Ocean in Peru, this retreat by Longhi Architects cuts multiple stories into the earth below while lofting a set of glass-sided boxes up, out and over a series of pools and walkways below. These overlapping boxes move upward from the smooth intersection of ...

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 ...