For those of you who love the silhouette of a structure, the lines that create an interior, or the intuitive design of a multi-functional space, you’ll love perusing Homedit’s Architecture articles. This section is full of clear, inspiring photos and insightful architecture-related commentary and advice.

A split-level house built in a difficult area of Germany

Ideally, we would all build houses in areas that feature only the best conditions. This means we would all have beautiful views, surroundings that we like and the landscape would be just perfect. But it’s not always possible to have all that. Sometimes you have to work with more difficult conditions and solutions have to be found each time. A very good example in this case is this house located in Aalen, Germany.

The house was built in 2010 and it was designed by Liebel Architekten BDA. As you can see, it’s situated in a barren area that has stone-filled soil. It’s not exactly the ideal type of site when you want to build a house. Moreover, the plot of land is constricted by stables so light can only come from the southern side. Given these difficult and unusual conditions, the architects had to come up with a solution. So their answer was to build a split-level house.


Renovated Residence In Singapore With A Koi Pond Inside

This elegant and chic residence can be found in Singapore. It has been renovated in 2010 by RichardHO Architects and it features a modern and quite unexpected design. The prewar shop-house was beautifully transformed. It now features a retractable glass roof and an interior koi pond, both elements that make it stand out.

Initially, the residence was in quite good condition. However, it didn’t have the layout and design that the owners wanted to it had to be transformed in order to become more suitable for modern living. Several major changes had to be made. For example, the kitchen and the bathrooms were initially located at the back of the house and this wasn’t exactly a layout appropriate for entertaining. As a result, the house had to be reconfigured.


The Mediterranean Charm Of The Paeco House From Castel Di Lima

The Paeco House is located in Castel Di Lima, Italy and it’s a very beautiful house. It was designed by Studio Emanuele Scaramucci. The architecture is very interesting. The architects working at this project chose a combination of materials that includes brick as an accent feature. Since it’s typically used for rural constructions, seeing brick included in a contemporary project is quite unusual. The house also has a strong Mediterranean look reflected in several aspects.

The house is composed of two large blocks. They are white and very simple structures so there’s not much you can say about this property unless you get to go inside. The layout chosen for the project puts the living area on the ground floor. The first floor is a sleeping zone so the two are nicely separated. The private and public spaces are each situated on different levels.


A House Full Of Contrasts In Winchester

This residence is located in Headbourne Worthy, Winchester, United Kingdom and it’s very interesting for several reasons. First of all, it has a very interesting history. It used to be the stables of the Manor House. It’s where the winner of UK’s largest horse race was brought home in 1946. But, with time, it was abandoned and the stables that were once beautiful and functional became a ruin. It all changed this year when the structure was redesigned, restored and repurposed. It is now a wonderful residence and it’s all thanks to AR Design Studio.

The building had plenty of historical character but it definitely needed plenty of attention. It got transformed into a beautiful family home. It has an overall contemporary look but it still features some elements that are reminiscent of its past. It’s an elegant three-bedroom home with a historical heritage and this makes it even more special. It gives it character and charm.


Eye-Catching Library Built From Recycled Shipping Containers

The fact that shipping containers can be used to make all sorts of structures and even homes is not news anymore. But it’s still always fun to see what people have been building with these structures and to see new ways in which they can be used. Today we’re going to take a look at a very dynamic and colorful project. This structure is a library and it was designed and built by Surabaya-based firm Dpavilion Architects.

The library is very colorful and has a very eye-catching design that distinguishes it from everything else in the area. it can be found in Batu and it’s been built from eight recycled shipping containers. It’s a wonderful way of reusing things and also a very cost-efficient strategy. Each container costs 820 USD. Using shipping containers to make a library was actually a very nice choice. They have been traveling all over the world and now they hold books that let our imagination take us far away.


A Modern House Built From 900 Concrete Blocks

As a kid, everyone likes to play with Lego pieces. It’s so fun to be able to create something. You get to build miniature houses and even then you have to find a way to make them stable and to give them a nice layout. It’s a great exercise for when you become an architect and you get to build real houses. So imagine yourself doing the same thing as you were doing with Lego pieces but on a larger scale.

Ecuadorian architects Jose María Sáez and David Barragán designed and built the Casa Pentimento. It’s a beautiful house located on a gentle slope but that’s not the most interesting part about it. As you may have noticed already, this house is built from concrete blocks. It’s made entirely of precast concrete modules and building it was like paying with Lego blocks. The blocks were stacked to create the walls of the house. In some areas, the walls have gaps and this intentional design was chosen in order to create a semi-transparent structure that filter the daylight and lets it get through inside the house.


OMA’s New Stock Exchange Building, An Impressive Project In China

China impresses on many levels but we’re only interested in the architecture and design. So we’ve decided to focus on a building or actually a portion of a building that is set to open very soon. It can be found in Shenzhen and it’s OMA’s new Stock Exchange. It doesn’t resemble the one on Wall Street at all. In fact, it’s quite unusual and unique.

The building has a very daring design and structure. It’s an 820 foot tower and it has one of the largest architectural cantilevers that have been ever built. The building had to stand out because it needed to be a symbol. Since the stock market these days is mostly virtual, this space will mostly be used for commercial offices. The design of the tower can be interpreted in many different ways. OMA sees the floating base as a representation of financial risk while the rest of the tower is the long spine of commercial real estate. But you could also understand why the structured is called by the locals “the miniskirt”.


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