Modern Architecture and Contemporary Design Fuse at The Isabella Gardener Modern Museum of Architecture

Modern architecture and contemporary design join forces at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, a 70,000 square foot, $115 million structure in Boston. The museum is an open, airy, light-filled box that stands respectfully behind the Venetian-style palazzo, erected in 1902 by Gardner as a repository for her extensive collection of fine and decorative art. Italian architect ...

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 ...

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! ...

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 ...

Santorini | Cave Homes Have Modern Interiors and Ultra Cool Designs

The oldest and most simple form of residence in the Aegean Sea area is cave houses -- traditional buildings which are found inside the rocks with a domelike roof, a narrow facade, and narrow but long spaces inside. Santorini is known for its cave houses, and people from all over the world come to the ...

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 ...