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7.2

Casa Corallo / Paz Arquitectura

Casa Corallo in Guatemala City. The luxurious home, which was designed by Paz Arquitectura, was built into a lush hillside in Guatemala City’s Santa Rosalía area. The house isn’t just surrounded by trees; it actually has mature trees growing right through the living room. Working with a site that was full of dozens of big trees, the design team and builders chose to integrate the modern home into the existing landscape, laying the foundation around the growth...
6.5

Outside In House / Takeshi Hosaka Architects

The Outside In House project was designed by Japanese studio Takeshi Hosaka Architects for a couple and their three children and is located in Yamanashi, Japan. The 1,100 square foot home forgoes a traditional front or back yard in favor of a south-facing facade that gradually integrates the lush landscape into the floor plan of the house...

Small House / Cooper Joseph Studio

Small house is owned by a couple of scientists that need a simple but functional dwelling where they can also run their agricultural projects. Designed by Cooper Joseph Studio and located in Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California, the small house is surrounded by awesome natural hillside views...
7.5

House Lagnö / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Situated on the sloped Baltic coast, Summerhouse Lagnö by Stockholm-based firm Tham & Videgård Arkitekter rests on a rectangular plot between forest and sea. Unlike the area’s wood cottages, the architects constructed two rectilinear, multi-gabled volumes of poured-in-place concrete, joined together by a glazed pavilion...
7.5

Punta House / Studio mk27 – Marcio Kogan

The Punta House was designed by Brazilian architecture studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan, and is located in Punta Del Este, Uruguay. It is a simple one-level house concept overviewing a reservoir in the countryside with a project area of 465sqm (5,000sqf)...
8.3

Konieczny’s Ark / KWK Promes

Konieczny’s Ark is an unusual, one-storey house built in Brenna near Cieszyn (southern Poland) on one of the steep slopes of the Beskid Mountains. It is made of concrete and heavily glazed. Its simplicity is contradicted by the innovative structure on which the building rests. Due to the steepness of the slope, designers from Konieczny’s KWK Promes design studio decided to treat the house like a bridge, allowing rainwater to flow harmlessly underneath...
7.9

Lakeside Chicken Point Cabin / Olson Kundig Architects

Olson Kundig Architects idea for the Chicken Point Cabin was to create a lakeside shelter in the woods. This nifty little cabin features a large 9 x 6 m window that opens to the surrounding landscape. They used unfinished low maintenance Materials like,concrete block, steel, concrete floors and plywood...
7.3

SA Residence / Shatotto Architecture

SA Residence by Shatotto Architecture, located south of bangladesh. climate and wind factors played heavily into the design, resulting in a sturdy exposed folding concrete structure that forms natural barriers against the elements at the same time it opens up to create pockets of open air spaces that enjoy good weather days...

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7.3

Haffenden House / PARA Project

Haffendon House, a white box punctured in irregular windows, by PARA Project. This 1,125-square-foot three-story building, which contains a garage, writing studio/library, and reading room at the top, is wrapped in a 1-millimeter-thick swath of white fabric made of silicone-impregnated fiberglass. While the fabric is adhered with silicone to most of the exterior, it is not attached to the glazing on the front facade...
7.6

Luz House / ARQUITECTURA-G

Luz House, a single-family house born from the transformation of an existing structure in the Spanish town of Cilleros. Luz House transforms the existing house of Mrs. Luz Almeida in order to maximize natural light and provide an outdoor space. The architects used the low budget and physically tight constraints of the project to their advantage, empyting the interior of the house, arranging the new house around a central courtyard, and leaving the stone façades and rammed-earth party walls...
6.7

House Hafner / Hornung and Jacobi Architecture

House Hafner in Germany, This beautiful and unusual project is designed by Hornung and Jacobi Architecture. This exclusively designed residential property is situated at the end of a cul-de-sac, next to a forest in a rural area in southern Germany. It provides a high level of privacy as it is protected from prying eyes by the woods and the valley. As a result, the design of the building is very open...
6.6

Casa 103 / ultramarino – marlene uldschmidt arquitecta

Casa 103 is a minimalist house located in Algarve, Portugal, designed by Ultramarino. The residence is located in a historical center of a fishing village, with layers of internal and external glass partitions that allow natural light through each of the rooms...

OUTside IN House / Fernanda Vuilleumier Studio

Fernanda Vuilleumier Studio has designed the OUTside IN House in Chile. The design of Outside IN House consists in bringing the exterior materials to the interior. The materials carry ambivalent meanings of a vernacular form...
7.2

Daeyang Gallery & House / Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Architects - new york-based firm has completed the Daeyang Gallery and House, located in the Sungbuk district of Seoul, Korea. The private gallery and house were inspired by a 1967 sketch of a music score by composer Istvan Anhalt called 'Symphony of Modules', discovered in a book by John Cage titled 'Notations'...

Toda House / Office of Kimihiko Okada

Designed by Tokyo-based architect - Office of Kimihiko Okada, a single family residence in Hiroshima, Japan. Positioned on a perch like a bird's nest, this house is raised on stilts to give panoramic views of the beautiful Inland Sea and Miyajima...

Studhorse / Olson Kundig Architects

Studhorse designed by Olson Kundig Architects, The house is composed of four separate detached structures surrounding a central courtyard. Each structure is oriented toward different elements in the landscape, such as nearby Studhorse Ridge and Pearrygin Lake. The family room, kitchen and bar are grouped together in the main building...

Archway Studios / Undercurrent Architects

Archway Studios in London, designed by Undercurrent Architects is a remarkable architectural project. The building is a three story, dual use residence and work space, surrounding a 19th century railway viaduct. The building’s unique design and appearance helps it to stand out even when dwarfed by inner-city neighbors. As one of 10,000 arches that dissect neighborhoods across London,...

Casa Bola / Eduardo Longo

This extraordinary house, spherical, it's an icon of the utopian architecture. Another peculiarity in the middle of São Paulo's city. The "Casa Bola" - the "Ball House" - in the centre of Sao Paulo. Architect Eduardo Longo built it with his own hands between 1974 and 1979. Five years were necessary to the architect to build the Casa Bola alone on the roof of his house converted into an office. Inside, the decor is reduced to a minimum, but the ball home offers as standard a standard apartment on only 8 m diameter arranged on four levels...

Premaydena House / Misho + Associates

Premaydena House by Misho + Associates, Set in a breathtakingly beautiful Arcadian landscape of rolling farmland and forested hills with a sublime view of Norfolk Bay, this house is a subtle re-purposing and a thoroughly appropriate application of the Japanese aesthetic in a distinctly different climate and landscape using contemporary materials, notably steel...

View Hill House + Vineyard / Denton Corker Marshall Architecture

View Hill House + Vineyard House, sits on top of a hill overlooking the Yarra Valley vineyards, to the north of Melbourne. It is a striking piece of architecture, with a cantilever coated in corten and sides that open up to views of the stunning landscape. The perforated steel allows dappled light in but keeps the harsh midday light out...

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7.1

Newberg Residence / Cutler Anderson Architects

Cutler Anderson Architect has designed a single-family residence in Newberg, OR that embraces nature by taking advantage of its beautiful surroundings. The residence, engineered by MBE, utilizes Corten steel moment frames to achieve the open front of the house that meets the pond. General Contractor R+H from their Bend, Oregon office...
8.3

Konieczny’s Ark / KWK Promes

Konieczny’s Ark is an unusual, one-storey house built in Brenna near Cieszyn (southern Poland) on one of the steep slopes of the Beskid Mountains. It is made of concrete and heavily glazed. Its simplicity is contradicted by the innovative structure on which the building rests. Due to the steepness of the slope, designers from Konieczny’s KWK Promes design studio decided to treat the house like a bridge, allowing rainwater to flow harmlessly underneath...
8.4

K Valley House / Herbst Architects

K Valley House, Designed by husband-and-wife team Lance and Nicola Herbst of Auckland-based Herbst Architects, includes recycled elements such as corrugated iron and timber. Both of these houses are inspired by the shapes and materials of traditional rural buildings, sited in countryside near Thames. The house acts as a place of retreat for its clients...
8.1

Tree House Unit at Camp Graham / Weinstein Friedlein Architects

Tree House Unit at Camp Graham of Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines is a new tree house project at its resident camp on Kerr Lake in Vance County. In September 2012, as part of a multi-year property development plan, Girl Scouts – North Carolina selected a tree house unit concept and site plan developed by Weinstein Friedlein Architects...
6.8

Greja House / Park + Associates

The private house designed by Park + Associates in Singapore clearly differenciates itself from its neighbours. The design opens up the spaces to connect and communicate with one another across multiple directions, creating an expanded network of connections that increases the opportunities for familial interactions...
6.4

R-Torso-C House / Atelier Tekuto

R-Torso-C is a minimalist residence located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Atelier Tekuto. A house built using a new type of environmentally friendly concrete called SHIRASU concrete. SHIRASU is the deposit of pyroclastic flow of volcanic ash found widely in Kagoshima Prefecture. The external form is the result of a process of pruning off the corners from a regular rectangular volume at an angle facing the sky...
7.9

Weekend House at Sildegarnsholmen / Knut Hjeltnes Arkitekter

Weekend House at Sildegarnsholmen by Knut Hjeltnes Arkitekter, Buliding in the coastal zone in Norway is challenging in general, but in this case it was made even more complicated by the architectural double coding: the new building replaces an old warehouse that was washed ashore in a storm in 1992, but it also has to work as a modern weekend house with all modern comforts...
8.3

Murphy House / Richard Murphy Architects

Murphy House is a contemporary house within the World Heritage Site of Edinburgh New Town. Designed by Richard Murphy for his own use. Location The house occupies a modest floor area, approximately half of a garden in the open space between the back of houses on Forth Street and the gable end of houses on Hart St...
8.4

Project Zero / BVN Architecture

Project Zero is the first single dwelling to receive EnviroDevelopment certification. Located in the innercity Brisbane suburb of Alderley, Project Zero shows the journey of a young family and a small construction business in their attempt to renovate a classic post-war house into a fully sustainable and functional home, and importantly, do their small part for the environment...