What are the differences between a Modular and a Manufactured home?

It is an obvious to understand the types of houses available in the market before buying and finalizing the selection by an individual. There are certain restrictions that one should abide by in order to either buy or construct a house over a land. So it is of sheer importance to understand clearly the features and the provisions of each type of the housings.

The modular homes are constructed by sections within the premise of a factory. The units are manufactured by maintaining a proper design and architecture. These houses are built so as to conform all the states including the local or regional. Whereas the manufactured homes conform to the HUD code rather than conforming to the codes at the destinations.

Read the rest of this entry »

Upside-Down House by Hutchison & Maul Architecture

Many of the architects love trying in building houses of different designs. In fact, some would enjoy taking the challenge in building houses of different environments with different landscapes, and some would take the challenge of building houses out of the traditional method of building the houses. In fact some would go a bit further on building a house with an untraditional idea of structure for the house. In this case an upside down house of the Hutchison & Maul Architecture.

Upside-Down House by Hutchison & Maul Architecture2

It was an exceptional yet challenging project designed by Perbix Bykonen and built by Raven DB for Hutchison & Maul Architecture in 2008 at Seattle, Washington in United States. It is a 242 square meter housing project for a couple of two children.

The basic fundamental structure of the house was from a single story bungalow of the post-war period. What actually made the house upside down is the traditional placement of the all of living spaces, the spaces for both private and public, were inverted. That is the bathrooms and the bedrooms of the building were built on the main level.

Reversely, what to be built on the traditional main level, the living and dining room, and kitchen were then built on the second levels of the house. Then in the center for the room is the mark of a skylight.

Manhattan Lee Loft by Joel Sanders Architects

The Lee Loft is a duplex residence located in Manhattan and which was designed by Joel Sanders Architects . Furniture upholstered in menswear fabrics complements the mahogany-clad walls and built-ins.   While the design deploys materials associated with maleness, the Lee Loft is also concerned with permitting multiple domestic identities.

Manhattan Lee Loft by Joel Sanders Architects3

Mahogany stair treads fold vertically to create a louvered privacy screen and extend horizontally to form bookshelves. The kitchen island is treated as another dual-purpose element: it features a rotating work surface that functions as a counter, a dining table, or a desk.

Manhattan Lee Loft by Joel Sanders Architects

It’s a modern place with a great location. All the rooms share almost the same design so overall it’s a consistent look. It’s obvious that the designers put a lot of work into this place. The attention to details is amazing. Furthermore, the décor is very well chosen and the pieces go very well together. There is a warm atmosphere all over this place. I really like different tones of red incorporated in the design, starting with the wooden floors and continuing with the furniture and the little details. It really looks like home. It looks like a very comfortable place where you can easily accommodate. Home sweet home.

Barcelona chair by Knoll

For the many people that enjoy relaxing and taking advantage of the smells and sounds of nature, an outdoor chaise lounge, just may be that one necessity that you require in order to fully get the experience you so dearly deserve.

Barcelona chair by Knoll3

The Barcelona chair features a look for modern architecture. Individual leather panels are cut, hand-welted and hand-tufted, and panels and buttons are crafted from a single hide. I recommend the black one because it is a resilient color and it looks modern to any house .The stainless steel is hand-buffed or chrome plated to a mirror finish.

Barcelona chair by Knoll2

It must be a really comfortable chair. It has a soft and comfy look. But that’s not everything. The designer also thought about the aspect. That’s why he chose to include that thin steel frame. Maybe it’s just my opinion, but I think it looks a little funny. It has those very thin legs that look so fragile and the rest of the structure doesn’t seem to share the same characteristics. It looks like a fat person with really thin legs. But that doesn’t make it less attractive or comfortable. It’s a really nice piece of furniture that would be a great addition to any modern home.

Old Hospital converted into a new home

The old hospital has been restructured and renovated to look like a brand new spacious apartment with facilities like floating bedroom which is absolutely fantastic, a beautiful living room, two storey high ceilings and wonderful accents of rusticated wood and brick. These are the facilities one would hardly expect to be there in a hospital.


The building does not look like a hospital anymore and one could hardly believe that it ever used to be a hospital. It has been furnished with great wood work and excellent architecture starting from hardwood floors in light color up to the rooftop deck which is fully furnished. Earlier the hospital just used to be a building with set of spaces, highly sanitized and painted in white. But now, it is also imprinted with structural brickwork.


In the first glance, this new structure would not resemble the other apartments or condos which have been converted creatively earlier, and its interior design would definitely give a new look. It has been integrated with warm materials, profuse décor, modern touch and exposed structural elements to make up for any sense of hygienic and cold setting.

Metal Mansard Roof Adds Attic Space

Mansard roofs are much trendy in today’s world of roof designing. But the original fact behind this sensational roof design is that they were made to counter the loopholes of the house regulations of old Paris. The elevation of the houses were restricted by city regulation but the size only set out to the cornice line and so the whole extra ‘garret’ area which is modern days first-rate Parisian residence and condo area, passed out the applicable law now it become a trendy roof design.


The sharply sloping top-floor apartment at suburb of Prague has been converted into an exceptionally modern variation on the typical mansard roof style. Similar to this ancient building, the nature of the construction was altered considerably starting from the lower walls to the higher metal- wrapped and very trendy appearing penthouse space.

Read the rest of this entry »

Modernist Masterpiece Villa

Exceptional modernist masterpiece villa for sale – an incredible, experimental and iconic piece of architecture.Designed in 1961 by Claude Parent, one of France’s most revered modernist architects, this villa is a statement of avant-garde architecture with extensive use of raw concrete, glass walls and a spectacular exterior staircase. It commands a privileged location at the summit of Cap d’Antibes, a famous spot for its stunning views.

Modernist Masterpiece Villa1

The modernist villa, which now is for sale, boasts panoramic views of both the Bay of Antibes and Golfe-Juan. It features 250m² of living space and 4 bedrooms.

Claude Parent was elected a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts and the villa was listed in Patrimoine de France in 1989, which means that it is formally a part of France’s heritage.This villa is a rare jewel in one of the world’s most desirable real estate locations, a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of history.The modernist villa is available for at  T: +44 (0)20 7095 8701 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +44 (0)20 7095 8701 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

About us

Homedit.com is a website that offers you the latest and greatest news/articles/features in architecture, interior design and furniture.Since we launched we collected more than 10,000 unique articles with more than 60,000 pictures & ideas...

Homedit is not a retail shop, nor do we sell anything from this website. We try to direct you to a website with every post, so that you can inquire directly.... read more.

Submit a design

We are interested in interior design , architecture, furniture and lighting, but it can be anything, as long as it's about home.

Email to stefan.lucian{at}hotmail.com with the following info:

  • A brief description 200 words or more
  • A link to a website is always good
  • Email as many large photos as you have