Photography by Daniel Koh Architecture firm Word Of Mouth, have designed the ‘Chameleon Villa’, a multi-level home that’s located in a southwest coastal area of Bali, Indonesia. Constructed on an acre of land, overlooking a dense forest and a gentle river below, the villa sits on a steep contour with an 11-meter difference of […]
UK architecture office Eckford Chong has renovated and extended an end-of-terrace property in east London, adding a garden studio that evokes traditional Japanese tea houses. The studio headed by Doug Eckford and Tania Chong was tasked with overseeing the internal and external renovations of the property in Walthamstow, which is occupied by a growing family.
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As the weather gets warmer, we all start spending more of our time outdoors. Our attention shifts from interior design projects to our outdoor spaces. Warmer months mean the chance to sit in the sunshine and enjoy cooking and eating meals with family and friends out in the fresh air. But, is your garden up […]
This Ralph Rapson home was built in the 1950s, and a young Red Oak tree was planted near the entryway, but as the years passed, the tree grew and the front door to the home became mostly obscured by the tree. This is when Minnesota-based CityDeskStudio, were asked to step in to help direct […]
Butong, a Swedish company that creates cast concrete panels, have installed a green wall on a small building in Uppsala, Sweden. Adding a green wall to the building helps with noise reduction, keeping the area cool, lowering nitrogen oxide (NOx) levels, and contributes to the biodiversity of the area. Their concrete panels, that […]
Designer Boleslav Daska of DILNA HAMMER, creates a variety of little bee, butterfly and insect friendly hotels for gardens. The Bee Hotel takes on a hexagonal shape similar to the shape of a honeycomb and creates many hiding places for non-aggressive insects like solitary bees and ladybugs. The BumbleBee House has been designed specifically […]
It is unusual for garden equipments to make it to our weekly feature. But the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller is one device which we think warrants an exception. It uses information from multiple sources like weather forecasts, nature of your soil and plant types, sun exposure, etc. to create an intelligent watering schedule that saves […]
Photography by Lisbeth Grosmann Australian firm Clare Cousins Architects, were asked to design an extension / garden pavilion to the rear of an Edwardian cottage, that would maximize the exposure of a small sculptural garden. At the front of the house, a garden path leads down the side of the cottage to the backyard. Photography […]
Backyards are the perfect place to host a party, so here are 11 inspirational examples of backyards that were designed for entertaining and making the most of outdoor living. 1. The concrete pavilion in this backyard was designed with multiple spaces for entertaining, including a lounge space, a dining space, and a cozy […]