This Modern House Was Built On The Rooftop Of An Apartment Building

This Modern House Was Built On The Rooftop Of An Apartment Building

Photography by Rungkit Charoenwat

WARchitect has designed a modern wood house on top of an apartment building in Bangkok, Thailand.

Previously, the rooftop was only used to keep water tanks, leaving a lot of empty space, so the owner wished to build a small house there for his own use.

To avoid creating a contrast between this house and the apartment below, the architects designed the house setback from the edge of the building so that no one could see it from public roads.

WARchitect has designed a modern wood house on top of an apartment building in Bangkok, Thailand. #ModernHouse #HouseDesign #WoodHouse #ModernArchitecture #RooftopHouse
Photography by Rungkit Charoenwat

The wood house, which also features plenty of glass walls, has an open living room and dining room.


Living Room Ideas - This modern wood house, which also features plenty of glass walls, has an open living room and dining room. #LivingRoom #ModernWood #WoodInterior
Photography by Rungkit Charoenwat

The home has continuous wood ceilings and walls that flows from the interior of the home to the exterior.


Living Room Ideas - This modern wood house, which also features plenty of glass walls, has an open living room and dining room. #LivingRoom #ModernWood #WoodInterior #HiddenLighting
Photography by Rungkit Charoenwat

The kitchen, located off the dining room, has floating wood cabinets and access to a small courtyard with a tree.


Kitchen Ideas - This modern kitchen has floating wood cabinets and access to a small courtyard with a tree. #ModernWoodKitchen #KitchenIdeas #WoodCabinets
Photography by Rungkit Charoenwat

One of the bedrooms is located behind the television wall in the living room, with a pocket door providing access. In the bedroom, hidden lighting creates a soft glow and relaxing atmosphere.


Bedroom Ideas - One of the bedrooms in this modern house is located behind the television wall in the living room, with a pocket door providing access. In the bedroom, hidden lighting creates a soft glow and relaxing atmosphere. #BedroomIdeas #WoodInterior #ModernInterior #ModernBedroom
Photography by Rungkit Charoenwat

Another bedroom is has a sliding sliding glass door that opens up to the outdoor space, where the concrete rooftop has been covered pebbles.


Bedroom Ideas - This modern bedroom has a sliding sliding glass door that opens up to the outdoor space. #WoodBedroom #ModernBedroom #BedroomIdeas
Photography by Rungkit Charoenwat

In one of the bathrooms, simple white accents break up the wood interior, while a backlit mirror and a floor-to-ceiling window make sure there’s enough light.


Bathroom Ideas - Simple white accents break up the all wood interior, while a backlit mirror and a floor-to-ceiling window make sure there's enough light. #BathroomIdeas #Windows #ModernBathroom #WoodBathroom
Photography by Rungkit Charoenwat | Architect: WARchitect | Architect in Charge : Thawin Harnboonseth / Photsawat apariman

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Stair Ideas - This modern rooftop house has wood stairs with hidden lighting and a glass handrail. #StairIdeas #WoodStairs #ModernStairs

This Small Apartment Has An Elevated Glass Enclosed Bedroom

This Small Apartment Has An Elevated Glass Enclosed Bedroom

Architecture firm studio raro, has designed the renovation a small apartment in Trento, Italy, that features several unique design elements.

Upon entering the apartment, there’s a long yellow sideboard that greets visitors.

Small Apartment Ideas - Upon entering this small apartment, there's a long yellow sideboard that greets visitors, however the top of the sideboard can be lifted to reveal the kitchen counter, that has a sink and a cook top, with the 'lid' also acting as a backsplash. #SmallApartment #SmallApartmentIdeas #HiddenKitchen #KitchenIdeas

The top of the sideboard can be lifted to reveal the kitchen counter, that has a sink and a cook top, with the lid also acting as a backsplash.


Small Apartment Ideas - Upon entering this small apartment, there's a long yellow sideboard that greets visitors, however the top of the sideboard can be lifted to reveal the kitchen counter, that has a sink and a cook top, with the 'lid' also acting as a backsplash. #SmallApartment #SmallApartmentIdeas #HiddenKitchen #KitchenIdeas

The glass enclosed bedroom is raised up from the rest of the apartment, taking advantage of the ceiling height, and creating additional storage space that’s accessed via the stairs.


Small Apartment Ideas - This small apartment has a glass enclosed bedroom, that's raised up from the rest of the apartment, taking advantage of the ceiling height, and creating additional storage space that's accessed via the stairs. #SmallApartmentIdeas #SmallApartment #GlassWalls #BedroomIdeas #StorageIdeas

By having glass walls and an open floor plan, the bedroom is able to enjoy the natural light that filters through from the windows in the living room.


Small Apartment Ideas - This modern small apartment has a raised glass-enclosed bedroom that's able to enjoy the natural light that filters through from the windows in the living room. #SmallApartmentIdeas #SmallApartment #GlassEnclosedBedroom #GlassWalls

Adjacent to the bedroom and kitchen is the dining area with a minimalist light fixture, and the living room.


Small Apartment Ideas - This small apartment has a hidden kitchen within a yellow sideboard, a glass enclosed bedroom, and storage hidden under the stairs.

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Small Apartment Ideas - Upon entering this small apartment, there's a long yellow sideboard that greets visitors, however the top of the sideboard can be lifted to reveal the kitchen counter, that has a sink and a cook top, with the 'lid' also acting as a backsplash. #SmallApartment #SmallApartmentIdeas #HiddenKitchen #KitchenIdeas

Cupaclad Creates Four Natural Slate Cladding Systems

Cupaclad Creates Four Natural Slate Cladding Systems

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Developed alongside Danish architects and contractors, CUPACLAD offer a range of natural slate cladding systems.

CUPACLAD combines the latest fixing solutions, highly durable structural natural slates, and ventilated cladding systems, to create an innovative, environmentally friendly, and sustainable cladding, that’s also maintenance free, lightweight, and easy to install.

Here’s a closer look at four of their slate cladding systems.


CUPACLAD 101 LOGIC features a balanced design that highlights the unique texture and look of the natural slate. The system utilizes 400×200 mm slates fitted horizontally with invisible fixings.

Developed alongside Danish architects and contractors, CUPACLAD offer a range of natural slate cladding systems. #Cupaclad #SlateSiding #HouseSiding #Architecture
CUPACLAD® 101 LOGIC

CUPACLAD 101 PARALLEL showcases a regular design with even joints. This results in a uniform and consistent layout that highlights the character of natural slate. It also features 400×250 horizontally aligned slates, fitted with invisible screws.


Developed alongside Danish architects and contractors, CUPACLAD offer a range of natural slate cladding systems. #Cupaclad #SlateSiding #HouseSiding #Architecture
CUPACLAD® 101 PARALLEL

CUPACLAD 101 RANDOM combines differing slate sizes, creating a dynamic and unique design. The sizes come in 500×250, 500×200 and 500×150 mm slates that are fitted horizontally using stainless steel fixings, which are completely invisible, allowing the natural slate to shine as the main feature of the cladding.


Developed alongside Danish architects and contractors, CUPACLAD offer a range of natural slate cladding systems. #Cupaclad #SlateSiding #HouseSiding #Architecture
CUPACLAD® 101 RANDOM

CUPACLAD 201 VANGUARD’s main feature is the combination of big slates and stainless steel brackets that are combined to produce a contemporary appearance. The difference with this system is that it has 600×300 slates that are fitted horizontally with visible fixings.


Developed alongside Danish architects and contractors, CUPACLAD offer a range of natural slate cladding systems. #Cupaclad #SlateSiding #HouseSiding #Architecture
CUPACLAD® 201 VANGUARD

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The Bellevue Club by Baylis Architects

Baylis Architects have designed an expansion to the Bellevue Club; a social and fitness club and hotel, located in Bellevue, Washington; a suburb of Seattle.

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A Material Palette Of Warm Woods And Grey Elements Has Been Used To Create This Contemporary Coffee Shop Interior

A Material Palette Of Warm Woods And Grey Elements Has Been Used To Create This Contemporary Coffee Shop Interior

Photography by Ketsiree Wongwan

Interior architecture firm Space+craft, has designed the newest location of the Kaizen coffee co. in Bangkok, Thailand.

The double height space was built among the high-rise buildings in one of the most vibrant areas of Bangkok.

Inside this modern coffee shop, the high ceilings are immediately apparent, while wood and grey elements have been used to create a cozy atmosphere. #CoffeeShop #CafeDesign #RetailDesign #InteriorDesign
Photography by Ketsiree Wongwan

Inside, the high ceilings are an immediately noticeable feature.


Inside this modern coffee shop, the high ceilings are immediately apparent, while wood and grey elements have been used to create a cozy atmosphere. #CoffeeShop #CafeDesign #RetailDesign #InteriorDesign
Photography by Ketsiree Wongwan

The main floor is home to the service bar, where natural oak woods with rounded edges have been complemented by light grey cushions and banquette seating.


The main floor of this modern coffee shop is home to the service bar, where natural oak woods with rounded edges have been complemented by light grey cushions and banquettes. #CoffeeShop #ModernCafe #CoffeeShopDesign #InteriorDesign
Photography by Ketsiree Wongwan

A distinct grey brick pattern was installed at the counter bar and on the wall, adding a unique design element to the space.


This modern coffee shop has a distinct grey brick pattern, that was installed at the counter bar and on the wall, adding a unique design element to the space. #GreyBricks #CoffeeShop #GreyBrick #InteriorDesign
Photography by Ketsiree Wongwan

Stairs on one wall of the coffee shop lead up to the second floor seating area.


Inside this modern coffee shop, the high ceilings are immediately apparent, while wood and grey elements have been used to create a cozy atmosphere. #CoffeeShop #CafeDesign #RetailDesign #InteriorDesign
Photography by Ketsiree Wongwan

The tall wood-lined wall is accented with a large wood disc that has a warm glow from the hidden lighting behind it.


This modern coffee shop has a  tall wood-lined wall that's accented with a large wood disc, that also has a warm glow from the hidden lighting behind it. #CoffeeShopDesign #CoffeeShop #WoodWall
Photography by Ketsiree Wongwan

A balcony from the upper level overlooks the seating area and bar below.


The main floor of this modern coffee shop is home to the service bar, where natural oak woods with rounded edges have been complemented by light grey cushions and banquettes. #CoffeeShop #ModernCafe #CoffeeShopDesign #InteriorDesign
Photography by Ketsiree Wongwan

The furniture layout offers a variety of seating groups for customers, depending on their desire to have a casual cup of coffee or a meal.


This modern coffee shop has hidden lighting underneath tables and behind the seating, creating a soft glow for the black, grey, and wood interior. #ModernCoffeeShop #CafeDesign #Lighting
Photography by Ketsiree Wongwan

Hidden lighting underneath tables and behind the seating continues the soft glow that’s shown throughout the interior.


This modern coffee shop has hidden lighting underneath tables and behind the seating, creating a soft glow for the black, grey, and wood interior. #ModernCoffeeShop #CafeDesign #Lighting
Photography by Ketsiree Wongwan | Interior architect : Space+craft | Function design consultant : Pittawas Euavongkul | Graphic Design : Katekamon Thummasaen

‘Cobalt Muffin’ Is A New Public Art Installation In Shanghai

‘Cobalt Muffin’ Is A New Public Art Installation In Shanghai

Photography by Atelier YokYok

French artistic design studio Atelier YokYok, has created ‘Cobalt Muffin’, an original art installation that was commissioned by CREATER, and is the first installation in China for the studio.

Located on Yuyuan Road in Shanghai, the sculpture is surrounded by numerous shops, fashion stores, art galleries, offices, restaurants, and housing, making the piece a central gathering point for the neighborhood.

This modern public art installation named 'Cobalt Muffin', has a geometric shape that floats over a lawn, with the design made from 60 similar triangles, that have been covered with a semi-transparent skin made from more than 4 miles (7.5 km) of elastic ropes, creating a vibrant addition to the area. #ModernArt #ArtInstallation #PublicSculpture
Photography by Atelier YokYok

Its geometric presence floats over a lawn, with the design made from 60 similar triangles, that have been covered with a semi-transparent skin made from more than 4 miles (7.5 km) of elastic ropes, creating a vibrant addition to the area.


This modern public art installation named 'Cobalt Muffin', has a geometric shape that floats over a lawn, with the design made from 60 similar triangles, that have been covered with a semi-transparent skin made from more than 4 miles (7.5 km) of elastic ropes, creating a vibrant addition to the area. #ModernArt #ArtInstallation #PublicSculpture
Photography by Atelier YokYok

At night, lights highlight the triangular shapes, with shadows providing even more interest.

If you happen to be in Shanghai, you can visit the installation until July 1st, 2020.


This modern public art installation named 'Cobalt Muffin', has a geometric shape that floats over a lawn, with the design made from 60 similar triangles, that have been covered with a semi-transparent skin made from more than 4 miles (7.5 km) of elastic ropes, creating a vibrant addition to the area. #ModernArt #ArtInstallation #PublicSculpture
Photography by Atelier YokYok | Artwork by: YokYok | Organized by: CREATER | Curated by: Zin Productions

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The MeMo House Has A Garden That Travels Over Three Levels

The MeMo House Has A Garden That Travels Over Three Levels

Photography by Jeremias Thomas

BAM! arquitectura has designed a modern concrete house in San Isidro, Argentina, for a client who is passionate about landscaping.

The house has been designed to have a garden which connects all of the architectural floors, which is immediately visible from the front door.

This modern concrete house has been designed to have a garden which connects all of the architectural floors, which is immediately visible from the front door. #ConcreteHouse #ModernHouse #Garden #Landscaping
Photography by Jeremias Thomas

The main social areas are open plan, with the living room and dining room sharing the space, while large sliding doors open to the patio and yard, creating an indoor / outdoor living environment.


The main social areas of this modern house are open plan, with the living room and dining room sharing the space, while large sliding doors open to the patio and yard, creating an indoor / outdoor living environment. #ModernInterior #OpenPlan #SlidingGlassDoors
Photography by Jeremias Thomas

Outside, the furnished patio leads to a swimming pool. From this view, you can also see modern wood shutters that add a natural touch to the concrete construction of the home.


This modern house has a the furnished patio that leads to a swimming pool, as well as modern wood shutters that add a natural touch to the concrete construction of the home. #ModernShutters #ModernHouse #ConcreteHouse #SwimmingPool #Landscaping
Photography by Jeremias Thomas

At the end of the swimming pool there’s a vegetable garden and a patio with a fire pit.


Landscaping Ideas - This modern house has a swimming pool, a vegetable garden, and a patio with a fire pit. #ModernYard #SwimmingPool #Landscaping #LandscapeDesign
Photography by Jeremias Thomas

Back inside, and adjacent to the dining room is the kitchen. Floor-to-ceiling light wood cabinets have been combined with a long white island for a sleek modern look.


Kitchen Ideas - In this modern kitchen, floor-to-ceiling light wood cabinets have been combined with a long white island for a minimalist look. #ModernKitchen #KitchenIdeas #KitchenDesign
Photography by Jeremias Thomas

Concrete stairs with a steel handrail lead to the upper level of the home where the bedrooms and bathrooms are located.


Stair Ideas - Concrete stairs with a steel handrail lead to the upper level of this modern house, where the bedrooms and bathrooms are located. #ConcreteStairs #StairIdeas #ModernStairs
Photography by Jeremias Thomas

The master bedroom is filled with natural light from the large sliding glass door that opens to the rooftop.


Bedroom Ideas- This modern master bedroom is filled with natural light from the large sliding glass door that opens to the rooftop. #MasterBedroom #BedroomDesign #BedroomIdeas
Photography by Jeremias Thomas

Outside, there’s concrete steps and a garden that travels from the bedroom level up to the rooftop.


Rooftop Garden Ideas - This modern concrete house has a garden that travels over three levels. #RooftopGarden #GardenDesign #ModernGarden
Photography by Jeremias Thomas

The highest level of the rooftop garden is home to a patio that enjoys views of the surrounding neighborhood. From this angle, you can also see how the garden meets the living room on the ground floor of the home.


Rooftop Garden Ideas - This modern concrete house has a garden that travels over three levels. #RooftopGarden #GardenDesign #ModernGarden
Photography by Jeremias Thomas | Architecture studio: BAM! arquitectura | Head Architects: Gonzalo Bardach and Matias Mosquera | Design Team: Gonzalo Bardach, Matias Mosquera, Marcos Gonzalez Mazza, Angelica Weissheim | Landscape Design: Bulla | Landscape Design Tem: Lic. Lucia Ardissone, Lic. Ana Garcia Ricci, Lic. Ignacio Fleurquin, Alejandra Yamasoto, Pablo Rubio, and Dr. Gabriel Burgueno | Structural Design: Pedro Gea

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Alila Villas Hadahaa by SCDA Architects

SCDA Architects designed the Alila Villas Hadahaa island resort in the Maldives.

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A Strikingly Angular House Arrives On This Street In Toronto

A Strikingly Angular House Arrives On This Street In Toronto

Photography by Ryan Fung

Designer and home owner Jeff Geldart, together with PHAEDRUS Studio, has completed a modern house in Toronto, Canada, that’s been given the name ‘Tesseract’ due to the angles shown on the facade and rear of the home.

The angled portions of this modern house are highlighted by the use of wood, which directly contrasts the black window frames and the dark steel corrugated siding. #ModernArchitecture #HouseDesign #Windows #ModernHouse
Photography by Ryan Fung

The angled portions of the home are highlighted by the use of wood, which directly contrasts the black window frames and the dark steel corrugated siding.


The angled portions of this modern house are highlighted by the use of wood, which directly contrasts the black window frames and the dark steel corrugated siding. #ModernArchitecture #HouseDesign #Windows #ModernHouse
Photography by Ryan Fung

Inside, the matte black kitchen cabinets and island draw the attention in the mostly white interior.


Kitchen Ideas - Inside this modern house, the matte black kitchen cabinets and island draw the attention in the mostly white interior. #BlackKitchen #KitchenIdeas #ModernKitchen #BlackKitchenIsland
Photography by Ryan Fung

Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining room, that’s furnished with a white dining table surrounded by white chairs, while a large picture window frames the street view.


This modern dining room is furnished with a white dining table surrounded by white chairs, while a large picture window frames the street view. #DiningRoomIdeas #WindowIdeas #ModernDiningRoom #BlackFramedWindow
Photography by Ryan Fung

At the other end of the kitchen and towards the back of the house, is the living room. A minimalist black accent wall matches the kitchen and hides a powder room and mudroom.


Living Room Ideas - A minimalist black accent wall matches the kitchen and hides a powder room and mudroom. #ModernLivingRoom #LivingRoomIdeas #BlackAccentWall #BlackFeatureWall
Photography by Ryan Fung

A sliding glass door opens the interior to a small wood deck that provides access to the yard.


The angled portions of this modern house are highlighted by the use of wood, which directly contrasts the black window frames and the dark steel corrugated siding. #ModernArchitecture #HouseDesign #Windows #ModernHouse
Photography by Ryan Fung

Back inside, and there’s light wood stairs leading to the upper floor of the home.


Stair Ideas - This modern house has light wood stairs leading to the upper floor of the home. #ModernWoodStairs #StairIdeas #StairDesign
Photography by Ryan Fung

At the top of the stairs, there’s visible voids that allow natural light to travel throughout the house.


This modern house has visible voids that allow natural light to travel throughout the interior. #Architecture #InteriorWindows
Photography by Ryan Fung | Designer and Home Owner: Jeff Geldart | Collaborator: PHAEDRUS Studio | Structural Engineer: Atkins + Van Groll Consulting Engineers |

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Tamina Thermal Baths by Smolenicky & Partner Architecture

The architects at the Zurich based Smolenicky & Partners, designed the Tamina Thermal Baths for the Grand Resort in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland.

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