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Plaza-Astoria Cinema Turned into Great Apartment

When I found this unique large-scale project, I was impressed by its greatness and want to share with you. This unique apartment is located in Stockholm and occupies about 500 square meters including the terrace and conservatory. Interesting fact is that it was used to house Plaza-Astoria Cinema initially opened in 1931. Extraordinary studio apartment has a luxury bathroom with adjoining sauna, a Japanese recreational area, a fire ring, lots of palms and plants, the piano and so on. Glass ceiling allows you to organize a romantic date and look at stars at night. Now this contemporary flat offers for sale, for 3 216 400 USD. Do you want to become the owner?



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Unique Coffee Pot Residence by Design Works Studios
This contemporary house combines harmony between luxury design and environmental consciousness. Designer Jimmy Brattain of Design Works Studios creates Coffee Pot Residence with objects: a 9,000 square feet and eco-friendly idea. There is a roof rainwater collection used to flush toilets and irrigate the native landscaping, double insulated doors and windows, solar panels and LED lighting in the house. The exterior and front facade plays with proportions and angles and superb use of white color. The inside is also magnificent. Designer used all kinds of decorations including marble, natural wood and colors, modern furniture and unusual chandeliers. I think you never be unhappy in the house like this.

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New building of Sommeracher Winery
Sommerach is a famous wine village and translated like "The place on the sunny side of the river". Würzburg architectural firm won a competition on the conversion and redesign of an existing building Sommeracher Winery. Their concept mainly satisfied with the harmony of modern architecture and Frankish tradition. The facade and the interior was extensively changed from a dark and oppressive atmosphere inside to a bright and welcoming atmosphere with wine bar, wine school and a big barrel cellar. The architects selected high quality materials from the region, such as precious wood, stone. Professional light provides high quality of wine.

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Luxury 36 Clipper Bay home

This luxury house is located in Australia. 36 Clipper Bay home by FGR Architects combines a magnificent view over the water and plenty of entertainments. For example, you can swim in the pool, take care of yourself in spa and enjoy the waterfront. The house is rather large to accommodate three families with comfort. The entertainment zone also includes built-in wine cellar with kitchen access and integrated bar. Living areas on both levels offer five bedrooms and four bathrooms with overlooking the quay and the pool. This contemporary building is constructed of mostly natural and classic materials including timber, glass, stone and steel with the exterior rendered in concrete.



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Rivermouth Landscape in Carmel, California by Bernard Trainer

The first thought you may have when seeing this pictures is how well this house’s design integrates into the surrounding coastal foredunes. But this is rather an excellent example of landscape design, where the surrounding atmosphere of wild coast was created after the house was built. This isn’t one of the common cases of contemporary landscape design when short-cut grass on the neat hills struggle to create geometric perfection. All the plantings were carefully selected to emphasize the Californian oceanic view toward Point Lobos and yet brighten it up. The result is beautiful on the verge of reality – unusual flora lit by the sunset light sometimes makes you feel like you are dreaming.



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The Unique House in Japan by Suppose Design Office

Could you imagine your own town in the house? This unique idea was realized by Suppose design office in Buzen, Japan. Architects offered to turn links and routes between rooms into streets and squares. It creates a magnificent effect changing the habitual relationships inside-outside. The house composed of individual cubes for the kitchen, bathroom, living rooms and bedroom. But the most unusual look was achieved using a glass roof. So you can see stars at night and sunlight during the day. Children will be happy to walk and play in the house like this. To my mind this house is cool and has its originality of design.



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3S Villa by LOVE Architecture

It’s popular to build houses close to nature. You can relax and have a rest from city bustle. But it doesn’t mean that house will be old-fashionable. Let us describe unique modern 3 S Villa by Love Architecture. It is located on a picturesque property on the fringes of Graz Geidorf in Austria. The architects describe the house as, “Simple yet complex; clear but also playful; light and optimistic; small yet also big. A place that is architecturally distinct, yet eminently livable; unconventional and unique, and still functional for everyday living.” The unusual roof reminds of hill and two wooden terraces create an effect of unity with nature. To my mind this contemporary 3 S Villa is wonderful place for rest and live.



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Light Harbour House by Sam Crawford Architects

This beautiful house by Sam Crawford Architects was designed for young family. It combines a lot of white color and wood, which makes home contemporary, elegant, warm and very cozy. The homeowners wanted to have enough sunlight and Crawford realized clients’ wish in a reality using panoramic windows in the interior. There are two stories in the house. In the ground floor dining-room, kitchen, living and sitting areas are situated. On the higher level there are private rooms. Partially covered veranda and open terrace gives a panoramic view of the Sydney Harbor. So this house is both modern in style and comfortable for family life.



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