Architecture

For those of you creating a new home yourself, check out these amazing schemes and outlines that multiple houses were built upon. Whoever said you can only be creative with the inside or the yards of your homes, prove them wrong by creating a beautiful architectural design to WOW your friends and family! The possibilities are endless with Homemajestic, just pick the one that appeals to you the most and use it as a blueprint into creating your home!

House in Inglewood by Alair Homes Chilliwack

  Description by Alair Homes Chilliwack This was a challenging project for very discerning clients. The home was originally owned by the client’s father, and she inherited it when he passed. Care was taken to preserve the history in the home while upgrading it for the current owners. This home exceeds current energy codes, and all mechanical and electrical systems have been completely replaced. The clients remained in the home for the duration of the reno, so it was completed in two phases. Phase 1 involved gutting the basement, removing all asbestos containing materials (flooring, plaster), and replacing all mechanical and electrical systems, new spray foam insulation, and complete new finishing. The clients lived upstairs while we did the basement, and in the basement while we did the main floor. They left on a vacation while we did the asbestos work. Phase 2 involved a rock retaining wall on the [ Continue reading ]

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Gothic Cottage by Daniel Contelmo Architects

  Description by Daniel Contelmo Architects When the homeowners approached Daniel Contelmo Architects to design their new home, they knew they wanted something different. Daniel Contelmo sketched several options for them, but quickly realized that a modern style was not suitable. Inspired by the gatehouses of local estates, many of which were stone cottages, Daniel Contelmo settled on a gothic cottage design, seamlessly blending the two styles. The result was unique, an organic and whimsical home that perfectly reflected the clients’ wishes. The exterior is dominated by steeply pitched roofs and clover windows reminiscent of the carpenter gothic style, which was predominant in the area. The metal roof reflects the sky, lending an airy feeling that contrasts the stone at the base of the main entrance. Graceful arches soften the roofline and, to the right, a swooping fence lengthens the front elevation. The surrounding landscape influenced much of the design; [ Continue reading ]

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Photography courtesy of Upscale Construction

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Loft F5.04 by SMLXL Studio

Description by Boysplaynice Photography & Concept After a long search of an apartment offering both interesting and atypical elements, and located in central Prague, this proved to be an ideal choice. Time management was perfect, and the arrangement with the developer was that the apartment would be made over as shell and core, meeting only the most basic approval standards. The owners also addressed our studio ahead of time, providing us with enough time to think about the project in detail. As soon as the owners were handed the keys to the apartment, we were ready to begin with the changes. Upon our first visit of the apartment, we faced an unpleasant surprise – the windows. The industrial design was replaced with plastic windows, although the developer had committed to keeping the original design. Since this was a corner apartment and windows played a key role in the interior, the [ Continue reading ]

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ODR Residence by Carney Logan Burke Architects

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The Art Of Arranging The Mirrors

If we talked about feng shui in the last article , I thought to choose a piece of this art , namely arranging mirrors to talk about. Mirrors are used in interior decoration thanks to its ability to visually enlarge the room. According to Feng Shui the principles must be to place mirrors to reflect only things positively charged objects . For example , indoor plants , a painting representing nature etc.How and where you should not put mirrors: 1) It is not advisable to have mirrors in the bedroom; 2) Mirrors should not reflect the front door; 3) Mirrors must not reflect any bathroom door or the kitchen; 4 ) Mirrors should not reflect corners of the furniture , columns or beams.  

Amazing Christmas Trees

Decorating your Christmas Tree is one of the most beautiful feelings in the entire world, no matter what age you are. For the past year I collected lots and lots of photos with amazing Christmas trees to inspire me when it comes to decorate mine. I would like to show it to you, in order to inspire you too. I guarantee that you will be truly amazed!!   This year I decided to decorate my X-mas tree in gold and red. How it will be yours?  

Industrial Inspired Apartment with Meeting Room

Once part of a tenement house built in 1912, this apartment, rearranged by Polish architect Maciej Kurkowski has lived numerous modernizations,process that led to a much plainer structure. In 2013, the upper floor of the building is adopted in order to create an apartment and a conference room. The designers found adequate preserving the raw aspect of the original interiors, so they depicted a plan that kept the initial semblance. The revamp adopt a minimalistic layout, grasping the primary facet of the scope. Simplistic lighting and black ceilings for eye-catching effect, combined with the light-gray walls produce an aura of avant-garde. To enrich the ambience with a bit of tenderness, birch plywood panels are brought in, assembled in triangular shapes. The monochromatic outline was established to ensure a mild picture that eventually harnessed the colourfullness of several abstract works of art. The wide slot has an uncontestable equilibrium. Hence, a [ Continue reading ]

House Renovation by +Tongtong Architects

Description by +Tongtong Multidisciplinary design studio +tongtong recently completed a renovation and addition to a traditional Victorian house in Toronto. The house was transformed into an open and bright modern home through a series of strategic moves and incisions. The specifications were to build a modern family home that expands the area of livable space while remaining true to the vernacular of the neighborhood. This challenge was met with an emphasis on natural materials and light. Inspired by rural living and the original build date of the home, industrial materials accentuate re-imagined architectural qualities in an unmistakable contemporary space. Grey and black zinc used throughout both the exterior and interior of the home is a material that blends traditional aspects with the new contemporary scheme. Inside, a vertical shaft brings light from large skylights down 3 floors illuminating the ground floor while animating a zinc wall and ceiling above the [ Continue reading ]

Miller’s House by asdfg Architekten

Description by asdfg Architekten The history and special situation of the building was a big challenge, but we also saw a high potential in it to become a very unique single family house with a garden in the center of one of the most popular neighbourhoods of Berlin. As it is the oldest building of Prenzlauer Berg, the authorities requested us to reconstruct the facade of the heritage-protected building precisely as depicted on an historical drawing from the year 1844. We wanted to show the history of the old building without pretending that the facade would be 170 years old. Our concept was to interpret the lines in the historical drawing as differences in the height of a stucco facade using ancient techniques and materials. In an architectural drawing a line could be interpreted in different ways; as a gap in the wall, a section line or a difference in [ Continue reading ]

Northern California’s Off Grid Tiny House In The Woods

This tiny house in the woods is dreamy and it takes only one look to notice this fact. It seems like the perfect gateway for a romantic weekend and a place where you can truly connect with nature. But most of all, it looks like the ideal place to relax and spend precious moments with your loved one. The house is situated in Northern California, hidden in the woods in a beautiful scenery. The whole structure came at a cost of only $1000 and it is run entirely on solar power so it is an environmentally conscious establishment. There is a large area where you can sit and do your daily activities and then transform it into a sleeping space. The structure was created out of the remains of an old ship and high quality wood and the large windows let the sunshine inside. The large window on the top of [ Continue reading ]