Top Design Trend 2013: Natural Wood Flooring

Wood flooring has seen a resurgence in its popularity for the last few years, but the latest spin on this old favorite  is the flooring trend toward LIGHT or NATURAL wood flooring. Light colors or natural surfaces look gorgeous in our minimalist environments.  They add warmth to a modern interior and they a compliment the look of ...

Design: Composition and Proportion in IXOS House

Design team Beasley & Henley know a masterpiece that exudes modernism and echoes contemporary when they see it.  Such is the case with the IXOS House, with an artful design by AABE with incredible attention to detail – you can see it in the fabrics, the colors, even the arrangement of the furnishings. Combine this ...

Porsche Headquarters Contemporary Design

Contemporary design is front and center in these renderings of Porsche's North American headquarters to be built in Atlanta, Georgia. Though we have interstates in the U.S. instead of the Autobahn, you gotta love a Porsche. The speed, handling, and design have long drawn the admiration of car-crazed America. Porsche returns the love by building ...

The Monastery | Contemporary Design Example

The Monastery is the name of this project by Arild Eriksen, Joakim Skajaa of Eriksen Skajaa Architectsfor Netlife Research. Netlife wanted their new spaces to feel creative, yet offer spaces for privacy, reflection and silence. Inspired by a monastery garden, the architects designed a brick and wood building partition in the center of a wide ...

Luxurious Homes | Contemporary Design Concepts

Luxurious homes are the order of the day for Paris firm Jouin Manku, which was commissioned along with architecture firm YTL Design Group to take on this large-scale integrated architectural and interior design project. This modern and luxurious home was the first of Jouin Manku’s architectural designs to be built, and talk about first impressions! ...