CONTEMPORIST

  • This Stone Partition Provides A Home For A Fireplace And Television
    by Erin on November 29, 2019 at 8:59 PM

    BNLA architects has recently completed the modern transformation of an outdated house in the outskirts of Amsterdam, Netherlands. As part of the renovation, they opened up the interior, combining the dining room, living room, and kitchen into one large space, divided by an eye-catching natural stone element. Apart from separating the dining area and living […]

  • The Roving Bushtops Camp Sits Proudly In The Heart Of The Central Serengeti
    by Erin on November 29, 2019 at 8:33 PM

    Andy and Claudia Stuart have created a place where visitors to Tanzania and Kenya can enjoy the Serengeti and everything a safari involves, while staying in a modern tent. The Roving Bushtop Camp has all the comforts of home and allows guests to have their own private sanctuary that’s surrounded by the sweeping plains. The […]

  • Before & After – A Brighter And Larger Kitchen For A Renovated Seattle Home
    by Erin on November 28, 2019 at 9:59 PM

    When Best Practice Architecture and Leah Steen Interior Design were tasked with renovating a house in Seattle, Washington, they took what was once a kitchen with dark wood cabinets and transformed it into a bright and larger kitchen with an island. Light grey cabinets with vertical paneling makes the new kitchen feel even larger, and […]

  • Create A Window Seat By Surrounding It With A Built-in Bookshelf
    by Erin on November 27, 2019 at 8:59 PM

    When RUFproject was designing the renovation of an early 1900’s character house in Vancouver, Canada, they decided to create a window seat that looks out to the garden. Adjacent to the dining area, the wood framed built-in window seat is surrounded by open shelving, creating places to store books, decorative items, and toys. The wood […]

  • Scenario Architecture Added A Roof Extension To This London Home
    by Erin on November 27, 2019 at 8:49 PM

    Scenario Architecture has designed a roof extension for their client who purchased a unit in a 1990s live-work complex in London, England. A sculptural staircase leads from the two-bedroom ground level flat up to the two-story roof extension. The stairs open up to the main social areas of the house. A bookcase that follows the […]

  • Before And After – A Dark Room Is Transformed Into A Bright And Contemporary Girl’s Bedroom
    by Erin on November 26, 2019 at 8:52 PM

    Boutique architectural and interior design firm EFE Creative Lab, were tasked with transforming a dark bedroom into a bright and modern girl’s room. Here’s what the bedroom looked like BEFORE the redesign. The designers created a rendering envisioning what the bedroom would look like once renovated. The dark blue walls were replaced with a color […]

  • Sculptural Wood Elements Are A Feature Found Throughout This House In London
    by Erin on November 26, 2019 at 8:21 PM

    FLOW Architecture together with MAGRITS (Maria Grazia Savito Architects) has extensively redeveloped a Victorian terraced house in Kensington, London. Originally built in 1851, the house was transformed into a large four-story home with an addition that included a basement and a double-height rear-extension. Stepping inside the front door, you’re greeted by a sitting room with […]

  • The Walk-Through Closet In This Master Bedroom Leads To A Luxurious Bathroom
    by Erin on November 25, 2019 at 8:55 PM

    When Best Practice Architecture was renovating a house in Seattle, Washington, they decided to include a new and modern master suite with a balcony, walk-through closet, and en-suite bathroom. Working with interior designer Leah Steen, the architects designed the bedroom with a large sliding glass door that provides plenty of natural light and opens up […]

  • This Pair Of Contemporary Cabins Sit On An Island In The Finnish Archipelago
    by Erin on November 25, 2019 at 8:05 PM

    Aleksi Hautamäki and Milla Selkimäki of Bond Creative Agency has recently completed a summer cabin located in the Finnish Archipelago. They purchased the 5-acre island on the edge of the Archipelago National Park two years ago, and have since built the main cabin with a sauna and workshop, and named it Project Ö, where “Ö” […]

  • A Mezzanine Was Built To Add A Second Bedroom To This Apartment
    by Erin on November 22, 2019 at 9:19 PM

    Architres Studio has designed the interior of an apartment in Budapest, Hungary, that has high ceilings and wood floors throughout. The front door to the apartment opens up into the kitchen and dining area. Gloss and matte black tiles have been used to create an accent wall in the kitchen, that features minimalist white cabinets […]

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