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Wine Cellar Masterpieces

Inspired by the latest wine cellar Masterpiece created by Signature Custom Homes in Leach Street, we dove into a discussion on wine storage and how to incorporate it into any style home. Although the term ‘cellar’ refers to something under ground level, now that modern technology can climate control any room in the house, there […]

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The vision of transparency.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live a transparent life in every sense of the word. A life where your visions were shared by anyone that happened to be watching or just passing by? Welcome to the S-House Located in Saitama in Japan, the “S-House” was designed by the architectural studio […]

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When nature and design become one.

Wendell Burnette’s journey through architecture has taken him from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, where he has designed a type of architecture that resonates with the power of natural surroundings. It has also taken him to one of the world’s fastest growing cities, Phoenix, Arizona, where his practice, Wendell Burnette […]

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The epitiome of visionary design

There are houses, and then there’s Ricardo Bofill’s house: a brutalist former cement factory of epic proportions on the outskirts of Barcelona, Spain. A grandiose monument to industrial architecture in the Catalonian town of Sant Just Desvern, La Fabrica is a poetic and personal space that redefines the notion of the conventional home. “Nowadays we want everyone who […]

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Visionary Design | Catch the View.

Thanks to visionary design, concepts that seem impossible are brought to life all around us. Every now and again though we get caught saying Wow! What an inspirational and amazing design concept. Meticulous planning, engineering and construction are key elements to making visionary design a reality. Thats why, like the worlds greatest architects, Signature Custom […]

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Incredible Design: The Explosion Cabinet

It never ceases to amaze us here at Signature Custom Homes the power of imagination when it comes to design. Seemingly nothing is impossible. If you can think it then you can build it. Point in case this astounding Explosion Cabinet by Sebastian Errazuriz. Evidently there is no limit to bringing ones imagination to life. […]

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Luxurious Curves

CURVES ARE NOT SOMETHING THAT IS GENERALLY CONSIDERED WHEN THINKING ABOUT EXTERNAL BUILDING DESIGN. THE STRAIGHT EDGE HAS HAD A LONG AND PROVEN HISTORY. WE HAVE FOUND SOME STUNNING EXAMPLES THAT BUCK THE TREND.THE MAKING OF BUILDINGS WITH LO-FI SHAPES THAT ARE CLEAR ABOUT THEIR COMPUTERISED ROOTS MAY BE A NEW MANIFESTATION OF EXCESSIVE RELIANCE […]

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Amazing Architecture – Australia

Architectural firm Woods Bagot has created an innovative design for the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute. The energy efficient facade is inspired by nature’s pine cone as you will see with the close up photos.     Amazing Architecture – Australia The institute’s nine research modules will house up to 700 researchers looking at ways […]

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Amazing International Architecture

Next in our series of amazing international architecture is the award winning “floating home” from Dutch architectural firm Paul de Ruiter which have taken out the prestigiuos ARC13 Architecture prize beating 110 other high class entries. Located in Kamperland, Zeeland, Villa Kogelhof is a privately owned energy efficient home set on 25 hectares of protected land. This jaw dropping […]

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Luxury Architecture – London

A prime example of luxury architecture is on offer in the UK. For a cool $2.2 million you can purchase the 1,500 sq. ft 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom Slip House in London’s Brixton district. Positioned on a narrow lot it echoes the form of adjacent, traditional townhomes. Panels of tinted, frosted glass add a feeling of lightness […]

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