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8.1

HOUSE H36 / MBA/S Matthias Bauer Associates

The house on the hillside exudes both openness and security. Monolithic of insulating concrete and glass he joins as beneficial special module in the context of the stock. Including the outdoor spaces and with views of the city creates a family house with spacious and flexible utility...
7.8

Casa en Brione / Markus Wespi Jérôme de Meuron architects

This house is located in a prime urban area above Locarno, with an impressive view of the city, mountains and a lake.The project is a discrete response to a daily subject: to build in an urban area and chaotic. For this reason completely omitted all the attributes of a classic house...
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Blue Sky Home / o2 Architecture

A collaborative effort between Prefabricated Home developer Blue Sky Homes LLC and Palm Springs based Architect Lance O’Donnell of o2 Architecture. The house sits amidst a jumble of fantastically weathered granite boulders in a national park-like setting in the private community of Rock Reach in the Town of Yucca Valley. Taken together, the house and the setting offer a high desert escape second to none...
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Estate In Extremadura / Ábaton Architects

Spanish firm ÃBATON faced the challenge of transforming an abandoned stable tucked away on a hillside far from city infrastructure into a state-of-the-art, environmentally conscious family residence without disturbing the pristine ecological and aesthetic milieu of Cáceres, Spain...
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Shearer’s Quarters / John Wardle Architects

The Shearer's Quarters by John Wardle Architects, is located on a working sheep farm on Bruny Island. The plan transforms along its length to shift its profile from a slender skillion roof at the west to a broad gable at the east. It is clad externally in galvanized iron and lined internally with timber...
7.1

Garoza House 10.1 / Herreros Arquitectos

Spanish architects Herreros Arquitectos have completed phase one of what Avi Friedman called a Grow Home, which he defined as "a quality product that allows both the perimeter and interior of a house to be expanded and changed to fit the space needs and budget of its owners. Frills are extra." It is a prefab built with simple, cheap materials, inside and out...
6.3

Tree House / 6a Architects

This Tree house design by London-based 6a Architects is a timber-clad, curving extension to an existing 1830’s cottage. The architects used reclaimed timber to match the facades with the tree's material quality and blend the house into the surrounding garden...
8.1

Tin House / Henning Stummel Architects

Tin House, The 216m² home of architect Henning Stummel in Hammersmith & Fulham, a compound of huts in an orange-red seamed metal finish set around a courtyard, that open up inside into one house. A house has been separated into its constituent components; each room is a pavilion topped with a trapezoid rooflight. The rooms are used to create a composition that addresses the irregularities of the site and resolves the lack of privacy. The resulting top lit spaces respond to the changing moods of the day...
7.8

Brillhart House / Brillhart Architecture

Brillhart House of Brillhart Architecture’s elevated, 1,500-square-foot house provides a tropical refuge in the heart of Downtown Miami. It includes 100 feet of uninterrupted glass spanning the full length of both the front and rear facades and four sets of sliding glass doors that allow the house to be entirely open when desired...
7.4

V4 House / Studio mk27 – Marcio Kogan

Brazil-base Archiects Studio mk27 - Marcio Kogan has create V4 House in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The contemporary house 600 sqm of residence V4, which took four years to built, consists of just one large living room with three open areas...

Torus House / N Maeda Atelier

See-through walls of glass and perforated steel at this house in Saitama, Japan, by architecture studio N Maeda Atelier. "The upper unit presents a sharp contrast to the open, transparent lower layer, with its weighty, massive appearance almost like a heavily-armed tank defending the rather indoorsy life of the client's family," says N Maeda Atelier...
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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...

Mirador House / 2.8x arquitectos

The house was designed by 2.8X architects, located in Lima, Peru. This house occupies a steep ground so requires a special design, especially in the car park and the scenery in the neighborhood. The main objective of the customer, an elderly woman, is to start a new phase in his life and feel the atmosphere of renewal and modernity...

Syros House / Myrto Miliou Architects

Designed by Myrto Miliou architects, The house is located in Syros, a plot of 0.40 hectares overlooking the traditional village and the sea. The architectural approach forms a critical dialogue between modern architectural thought and morphological features of Greece, and particularly of Syros...

Invisible House / Peter Stutchbury Architecture

The completed stunning ‘Invisible House’ by Peter Stutchbury, Invisible House is located on the western edge of the eastern mountain range of Australia, seamlessly integrating into its surrounds. The rusty steel boxes recall old farm equipment; the undulating curves of the roof slab emulate the rhythm of the encompassing hills; and the flooded roof reflects the sky...
8.2

Shadowboxx House / Olson Kundig Architects

Shadowboxx by Olson Kundig Architects features structural elements that move in surprising but functional ways. Responding to the building’s exposed shorefront site, Kundig, FAIA, devised an elegant system of awning shutters for security and weather protection. Clad in corrugated Cor-Ten steel, the three panels lift to nest under a broad...
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Dune House Terschelling / Marc Koehler architects

A home that fits in with the dune landscape on Terschelling island in The Netherlands. designed by Marc Koehler Architects, "The design is based on a walk through the dune landscape, where you alternately encounter closed and open spaces at different levels." He has translated that experience into a large open space, divided into a dozen split levels that spiral around the central fireplace. The roof and façade have been given the same wooden look that matches the color of the dunes. "Dune House is a wooden diamond"...
6.3

CZ House / SAMI Arquitectos

Portuguese design studio SAMI Arquitectos have designed the House CZ in São Roque do Pico, Ilha do Pico, Açores, on the hillside of a Portuguese island. Named CZ House, the stained wooden residence is composed of four rectangular volumes, connected at the centre by a glazed living room...
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Shearer’s Quarters / John Wardle Architects

The Shearer's Quarters by John Wardle Architects, is located on a working sheep farm on Bruny Island. The plan transforms along its length to shift its profile from a slender skillion roof at the west to a broad gable at the east. It is clad externally in galvanized iron and lined internally with timber...

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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...
8.4

Indigo Slam / Smart Design Studio

Indigo Slam, the home of White Rabbit Gallery owner and philanthropist Judith Neilson. Designed by Smart Design Studio, the brief was to build “the best house in the world” that will “last 100 years”. The style is minimalist, built using mainly concrete, steel, glass, marble and loose bricks — materials that were selected for their wearing properties and pay homage to the home’s inner city warehouse past...
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Jungle House (Casa na Mata) / Studio MK27

Jungle House (Casa na Mata) by Marcio Kogan’s Studio MK27, with Samanta Cafardo and Diana Radomysler. Jungle House features a rooftop infinity pool with views over a Brazilian rainforest. The House blends nature and contemporary architecture beautifully. To take full advantage of the scenic landscape, the architects placed the primary living spaces alongside the pool on the building's uppermost floor...
8.1

Tin House / Henning Stummel Architects

Tin House, The 216m² home of architect Henning Stummel in Hammersmith & Fulham, a compound of huts in an orange-red seamed metal finish set around a courtyard, that open up inside into one house. A house has been separated into its constituent components; each room is a pavilion topped with a trapezoid rooflight. The rooms are used to create a composition that addresses the irregularities of the site and resolves the lack of privacy. The resulting top lit spaces respond to the changing moods of the day...
7.9

Landscape House / Mabire-Reich Architectes

House extension in Nantes, France. The extension was designed by Marie-Hélène Reich and Antoine Mabire as an addition to their own home, which had become too small for their growing family. The new structure features successive terraces connected by ramps which form an itinerary that opens to a patio...
7.7

Oak Pass Main House / Walker Workshop

This 8,000-square-foot house in Beverly Hills, California, does not appear to be nearly as large as its size indicates. This stems from the fact architect Noah Walker and his design-build Walker Workshop placed two-thirds of the house below-grade, in order to protect trees on the site and reduce the scale of the house, all the while maintaining views of its surroundings...
7.3

Croft House / James Stockwell Architect

Croft House by James Stockwell Architects is a small holiday house that clings to the wind swept South Coast of Victoria Australia. Designed in response to the natural forces surrounding its coastal location. It uses the harmonic sine curve geometry to form a protective shape that is in turn sculpted for views, so at once protective, shield like and open and embracing...