House Zeist by Bedaux de Brouwer Architects

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                                Located in the Netherlands, <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">House Zeist</a> is a residence by <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bedaux de Brouwer Architects</a> that sits in the forest at the village edge. The structure&#8217;s walls are composed of concrete both inside and out with large expanses of aluminum framed glass.
The concrete panels enhance the straight lines of the home’s exterior, as do the horizontal planes, which results in a beautifully modern and minimalist home that stands out amongst the trees. The main living quarters rise above ground level with floor-to-ceiling windows that span two sides of the home giving optimum views of the surrounding countryside. A partially covered patio extends from the back. The same concrete panels seen on the exterior are used on the inside adding a raw element that’s paired with smooth white surfaces and wooden details. Photos by Michel Kievits and Peter Keijsers.
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A House in the City Inspired by a Cabin in the Woods

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                                When the owners of a plot of land in the center of Elche, Spain, approached <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Antonio Maciá A&amp;D</a> to design their new <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">home</a>, they expressed their desire to live in a forest. Since their plot happened to be small and not in the woods, the new home&#8217;s design required a lot of imagination. The designers researched ways to incorporate forest-like aspects through plants, larger spaces, and overhead lighting to achieve that free feeling of being outdoors in nature.
The house features a double-height open space with skylights above that fill it with natural light. Glass fronted spaces let light bounce around to keep the interior bright and airy while giving them an elevated “cabin in the forest” feel. An interior, glass enclosed patio introduces plants to the space, helping to bring some of the outdoors in.
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A Modern Apartment in São Paulo for Two Brothers Looking to Entertain

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                                Flavio Castro, of <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">FCstudio</a>, took the reins of the renovation of this 60-square-meter (approx. 645-square-feet) apartment in São Paulo, Brazil, with the first order of business being to open up the sectioned off interior. The layout had to be restructured to fit the lifestyles of two young brothers to include a living room, TV room, dining room, kitchen, laundry, balcony, and office in one single space. The result is the <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Vila Olimpia Apartment</a> complete with modular pieces that can be rearranged to accommodate their needs and adapt with them over time.
The apartment is designed to easily transition as needed to make way for working, cooking, eating, washing clothes, etc., without any disruption. Now that the walls have come down, the open space makes it easier to entertain family and friends without separation. The wall of turquoise cabinetry houses storage, laundry, and the kitchen for a uniform and
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A Kiev Apartment Gets a Modern Interior with a French Feel

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                                <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">OM Architecture</a> just recently completed renovation of the F Apartment in Kiev, Ukraine, giving it a modern interior with a touch of French flair. The apartment spans 80-square-meters (approx. 861-square-feet) and is finished with just enough furniture to make it a comfortable space without it being overcrowded.
The overall palette was kept fairly neutral with herringbone wood floors, wooden details, and grey walls with the exception of one deep red wall in the bedroom which features gypsum hexagonal moldings. A dividing wall between the bedroom and living room is made of thin wood strips that let light pass through while offering a degree of privacy. Photos courtesy of OM Architecture.
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