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Outdoor Magic – How To Decorate With Fairy lights

Do you like magic? Everyone does but we’re not talking about tricks and illusions. It’s simpler than that. Bring magic into your everyday life with the help of fairy lights. It’s those small twinkling lights which you can wrap around trees in your garden or hang above the terrace or on the patio. Want to know how they can turn these spaces into magical places? Take a look and find out. Continue reading »

A Semi-Detached House on a Hill in Montreal

A Semi-Detached House on a Hill in Montreal

Built within an inner-city suburb of Montreal, the Lansdowne House, designed by Affleck de la Riva architects, is located on a street with rich heritage, and steep inclines and plateaus. The semi-detached house is situated on a hilly part of the street with a focus on asymmetry and informality of historical styles represented in the area. The two sides of the house, the detached and the connected, are each celebrated with a unique look all their own, while also fitting in with the charm of the neighborhood. Continue reading »

Elegant and Stylish House in Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Elegant and Stylish House in Nanaimo, BC, Canada   DesignRulz.com

The Double High house is an elegant and efficient re-interpretation of the typical suburban site plan. The slender form is positioned against the long north edge of the site in order to maximize the solar exposure to the south. A 22 foot south facing sliding door system connects the main living space with the wooden deck and landscape, blurring the line between interior and exterior. The floorplan is a connected flow of open and overlapping spaces. In addition to the passive solar scheme, further efficiency is achieved through in-floor radiant hydronic heating, natural ventilation, a heat recovery ventilator and an efficient lighting design. Continue reading »

Sumptuous Modern Dwelling: House M, Meran, Italy

Sumptuous Modern Dwelling: House M, Meran, Italy   DesignRulz.com

Designed by monovolume architecture + design, House M is set in the center of Meran, Obermais, Italy. The concept of the design was it to play with transparent and solid surfaces what fallows fascinating insights and outlooks. This elegant contemporary home blends the interior and exterior seamlessly, the pool and outdoor living space look fabulous. The terrain flows through the building and finds his renewal in the pool- and meadow area. Continue reading »

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