Vibrant Café in China Blends Old with New

FANAF Architects completed the design of a contemporary gathering spot, Pause Café, in Nanjing, China. The vibrant cafe is located in a gray, decrepit building but stands out thanks to its exterior wooden finishes. Pause Café aims to attract the young creative professionals who work and study in the region. “The popularity of the area can…

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Breezy Countryside House Reminiscent of the Carpenter Gothic Style

This eye-catching house located in Union Vale, New York, was recently completed by Daniel Contelmo Architects. The residence features an exterior dominated by steeply pitched roofs and clover-shaped windows, reminiscent of the carpenter Gothic style. “The surrounding landscape influenced much of the design,” architect Daniel Contelmo said.”We oriented the home on the site to maximize the pastoral views. To…

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Modern Home Designed with Outdoor Views in Mind

Cymon Allfrey Architects completed the design and development of Mt. Pleasant Home, a modern home with extensive outdoor views in Christchurch, New Zealand. The 3,230 square-foot (300 square-meter) villa cascades down a hill allowing most interior rooms direct access to the gardens and sheltered courtyards. “Our brief was to create a modern family home that considered the harsh, wind-swept…

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Country House in Italy Becomes One with the Landscape

Zanon Architetti Associati worked on the interior renovation and expansion of a country house in Treviso, Italy. The design of the new extension, made from glass and weatherized steel, aims for a seamless indoor-outdoor transition. “From the outside, the glass volume reflects the surrounding landscape and becomes part of it,” the architects said. “From the inside…

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Small Floating House in Norway Maximizes Lake Views

Feste Landscape / Architecture completed the design and implementation of a small floating house on Lake Nisser in Telemark, Norway. The cabin’s total living area is 26 square meters (280 square feet) and is developed on stilts, due to local planning restrictions. “Externally, the walls and roof of the cabin are clad in thermally treated pinewood, creating…

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