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Abandoned Swedish mid-century modern homes

Looking for a rustic yet modern vacation home? Look no further than Sweden! Archinect profiles the abandoned Swedish mid-century modern homes of furniture designer and architect, Bruno Mathsson built between 1960 and 1965. Step back in time and check out Mathsson’s elegant designs: Are you a fan of mid-century modern design? Tell me in the comments! I love learning about different ... Read More »

Instagram Architecture: Floating Buildings

From BuzzBuzzHome, check out the latest in stunning architectural shots on the popular social media app Instagram. OCAD’s Sharp Centre features prominently along side stunning buildings from Rotterdam, Sydney and Madrid, to name a few. Completed in 2004 by Alsop Architects, the Will Aslop designed project has won numerous awards for its feats in engineering. The building, intended as an extension ... Read More »

Home Offices You’ll Want to Work In

Working from home doesn’t have to be a mess. As condos get more compact and your family grows to include children and pets, carving out a piece of your home to work from can be a challenge. Being inspired in what little space you do have to work in can be an even bigger challenge. You don’t need a ton of ... Read More »

Converted Homes Put Traditional Design to Shame

Not everyone’s dream home is purpose built. For the design savvy and those looking for something more unconventional, converted loft spaces, warehouses and churches say home sweet home. As cities become more and more dense and neighbourhood gentrify, conversion projects become more desirable for developers as a way to maintain the aesthetics and charm of a city. Conversions are not ... Read More »

Eight Utterly Obscure Homes from Around the World

We’ve wrangled a list of eight outrageous homes together that can be found around the world. This eclectic mix of photos should prove to be inspiring, should you find your current home a bit dull: Airplanes Benoit, Mississippi resident Joanne Ussery converted this 727 aircraft into her replacement house after a tragic ice storm rendered her homeless. For only $30,000, ... Read More »

Waterfront Toronto’s Corktown Commons Grand Opening

Waterfront Toronto announced the opening of Corktown Commons over the Canada Day long weekend. Designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, this dual-purpose public park by the foothills of River Street will function both as a recreational, natural-living space as well as a storm-water management system. In light of recent natural disasters, Corktown Commons is an important development for Toronto’s safe keeping. While ... Read More »

The World’s Most Expensive Motorhomes

At $3.1-million CAD, the eleMMent Palazzo — proudly designed by Marchi Mobile — claims the title of world’s most expensive motorhome. After a long time in production, Marchi Mobile has finally released this lavish recreational vehicle, fully-equipped with a  master bedroom, on-board bar, sky lounge, and roof-top patio. In total, this motorhome is 430-square feet, 40 feet tall, and almost completely ... Read More »

Revitalizing One Spadina Crescent

One Spadina Crescent, a prominent Gothic Revival structure first built by the Presbyterian Church in 1875, is about to undergo a $50-million transformation to become the University of Toronto‘s new John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. In charge of this revitalization project  is none other than Boston architect Nader Tehrani of NADAAA, under the advising of Toronto’s ... Read More »

Weird Zoological Buildings from Around the World

Architecture can come in many forms – everyone knows this. In prior weeks, we’ve covered some unusual designs found throughout the world. This week, a different style of architecture demands our attention — buildings that look like animals. Upon first discovering the giant fish complex in India, a whole slew of other zoological buildings came to light. Here is a ... Read More »

Zaha Hadid’s Metro Station Design (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

In Toronto, we have the Beaux-Arts styled Union Station: a major inner-city transportation facility, deemed a Canadian National Historic Site since 1975. While this structure has many alluring architectural features, one may feel as if Toronto needs more flare in comparison to Zaha Hadid’s Metro Station, which is to be built in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Since 1990, Saudi Arabia’s capital ... Read More »