Imperfect Apartment Created Using Wabi Sabi Principles

Imperfect Apartment Created Using Wabi Sabi Principles
Designed by Nelson Chow of Hong Kong-based architecture practice NCDA, “The Imperfect Residence” is a recently refurbished Hong Kong one-bedroom apartment. The title nevertheless succinctly references the designer’s guiding light, namely the ancient Japanese philosophy Wabi Sabi which is based on finding beauty in the imperfect and valuing simplicity. Translated into the language of interior... 
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Bright Cave-Like Home In The Old City Of Jerusalem

Bright Cave-Like Home In The Old City Of Jerusalem
The grounds of the Old City of Jerusalem can be tricky for contemporary architects. For one, the foundation of the Old City is made up of ruins, vaults, and rubble that can date up to a thousand years of age. Houses also sometimes span multiple street levels and are built over layers of precious archaeology.... 
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Eclectic Hague Townhouse With Quirky Art Pieces

Eclectic Hague Townhouse With Quirky Art Pieces
This townhouse in the Hague is a combo of classic, modern, vintage and neutrals paired with bold spots. This is a trendy moody dwelling with bold artworks and unique items that set the tone of the spaces. Let’s take a closer look at these 100 square meters! The house features mostly dark walls everywhere –... 
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Organic Futuristic House With An Artifical Landscape

Organic Futuristic House With An Artifical Landscape
House In The Landscape by Russian firm Niko Architect is an organic, futuristic residence integrated into an artificial landscape on a village outside Moscow. Taking into account the limitations of visual contact with the external surroundings, the project sees the construction of a private zone with a landscape, formed terrace, and adjacent body of water.... 
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Floating House With Contemporary Nautical Interiors

Floating House With Contemporary Nautical Interiors
Arkup #1 is a luxury houseboat that was created by a visionary company called Waterstudio and completed earlier this year. It’s this amazing two-story home that just floats and remains unbothered not even by winds of up to 155 mph. The house is also pretty massive in addition to being incredibly stable on the water... 
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Shkrub House With Ukrainian And Japanese Aesthetics

Shkrub House With Ukrainian And Japanese Aesthetics
Architect Sergey Makhno has renovated an existing building in the suburbs of Kiev to create a new residence for him and his family. Titled Shkrub House, the project takes inspiration from the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, which finds beauty in imperfection. Characterized by the application of unpolished materials native to Ukraine, such as clay walls... 
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Whimsical Storybook House On A Small Footprint

Whimsical Storybook House On A Small Footprint
In architecture, small and compact is usually much more challenging to successfully finesse than large and expansive, and it’s especially cool when architects and designers manage to handle it right. This extension to a Victorian Terrace is a nice example of how it can be done. Designed by local practice Folk Architects, the two-storey extension... 
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Unique South African House Built Among The Trees

Unique South African House Built Among The Trees
The Mabote House was designed by studio Nicholas Plewman Architects and is located in South Africa; it features amazing views of the beautiful landscape and a strong connection to it via a series of transitional and external spaces meant to beautifully complement the interior. The natural elements were prioritized throughout the project and inside you... 
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19th Century Art Studio Turned Into An Eclectic Home

19th Century Art Studio Turned Into An Eclectic Home
Rodić Davidson Architects has transformed a pair of artists’ studios into a lofty family home in London filled with eclectic furniture and striking artworks. It is named Turners Studio as a blue plaque on the side of the building suggests that these particular studios were occupied by the painter between 1811 and 1829, although the... 
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Eclectic New York Loft With A Vibrant Personality

Eclectic New York Loft With A Vibrant Personality
This extraordinary Manhattan loft which was recently renovated by designers Loukas Angelou and Vasso Asfi, and it’s a reflection of the owners’ diverse background, extrovert nature and vibrant personalities. Inspiration came right after meeting the loft’s new cosmopolitan occupants, as the two designers state, evolving into an elegantly choreographed interior underpinned by an eclectic aesthetic... 
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