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SIMPLE STYLE: AN ARCHITECT BUILDS A BRICK HOUSE NEAR MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

At over 500 square feet, the house’s green roof may be its most powerful—and most expensive—environmental statement. It cost $8,000 to waterproof, and $7,000 to landscape. Water from the roof feeds the toilet and the garden’s watering system, and the garden itself insulates the house and keeps gas bills low in winter.

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Opening its embrace to the warm sea breezes. Maybe it’s the cold winter looming or I’m just about ready to get away from it all, but this breathtaking holiday home has my imagination buzzing. The house is located in Kerala, South India perched 200 ft. above an expansive stretch of green along the Arabian Sea coast, at the edge of a cliff. The bold and emotional design by Khosla Associates imagines the dramatic wall and roof bringing the sea, air and the sky in without barriers. I’m excited to draw inspiration from this dreamy home into one of our, The Interior Edge, design projects. 

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Opulent deep browns with glimmers of natural light set the mood for this inspiring design by Wolveridge Architects. The designers contrast recycled timbers,  blackened plywood walls, and a black ceiling against the enjoyment of light and the  framed views of the landscape. 

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Contemporary Nordic Town House

With their light, white house that owes equal debts to its Nordic surroundings and to the Japanese provenance of its architects, a pair of design-minded art lovers are boldly making their mark on their new home: the tiny town of Landskrona, Sweden.

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