Unusual Architectural Features

Stunning Holiday Home Designed for Outdoor Living

Stunning Holiday Home Designed for Outdoor Living

Silver Bay by SAOTA is located in Shelley Point on the west coast of South Africa, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean as well as the mountains behind the small town of Aurora. The brief for the project was to: "Create ... Continue >

Zen Dream Home with Japanese Influences by Metropole Architects

Zen Dream Home with Japanese Influences by Metropole Architects

SGNW House by Metropole Architects is located on a site in the Zimbali Forest Estate in South Africa. The client's brief for Metropole Architects was to create a Zen dream home that included water as a primary component in ... Continue >

House ReDesign for a Maximum Daylight Utilization

House ReDesign for a Maximum Daylight Utilization

Christi Azevedo of Azevedo Design took on the task of renovating Douglass Park - a 70s home - into a more open and inviting space. And the first thing she did was re-imagine the volumes in such a way ... Continue >

Gorgeous Ocean House with Perimeter Overflow Pool

Gorgeous Ocean House with Perimeter Overflow Pool

Cove 3 is located in Knysna, South Africa and the setting is pure magic with its stunning hilltop location and amazing panoramic views. It is designed by Greg Truen and Roxanne Kaye of SAOTA, with the interior design by ... Continue >

Casa MM by Elias Rizo Arquitectos is a Sophisticated Design of Wood, Stone and Steel

Casa MM by Elias Rizo Arquitectos is a Sophisticated Design of Wood, Stone and Steel

Elias Rizo Arquitectos got back to basics in their approach to designing a pair of houses for two brothers with similar tastes and singular personalities. The designers employed a common palette of materials like wood, stone and metal - ... Continue >

Gorgeous Glass Elevator connects Multiple Levels on Slope House

Gorgeous Glass Elevator connects Multiple Levels on Slope House

GG House is located in Krakow, Poland on a steep, south slope. It was designed by Architeckt Tadeusz Lemanski to rise up from the slope on four columns that support not just the home but also a cantilevered terrace. ... Continue >

Sustainable Home Wraps Around Man Made Pond and Lush Landscaping

Sustainable Home Wraps Around Man Made Pond and Lush Landscaping

The Atherton House is located on a peninsula south of San Francisco, California - on a lot that previously held a 1950s home. The original home needed removing but the man made pond and the mature landscaping that surrounded ... Continue >

Elegant Suburban House With Exposed Interior Wood Beams

Elegant Suburban House With Exposed Interior Wood Beams

Built for a family seeking a greater connection with the property around them, this contemporary residence provides plenty of views in a modern, luxurious package. Located in Austin, Texas, the spacious two-story home was built by the well-known local ... Continue >

Historic Dutch Barn Hides Modern Home

Historic Dutch Barn Hides Modern Home

Located in a traditionally agricultural region of the Netherlands, this property was an active farm for centuries. The combined vision of a new owner and the firm of Jelle de Jong Architekten has helped to transform it into a ... Continue >

Home Embraces Indoor-Outdoor Lifestyle as it Steps Down Slope

Home Embraces Indoor-Outdoor Lifestyle as it Steps Down Slope

Located in The Robberg, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa on rolling dunes overlooking panoramic ocean views and direct access to the beach, the site was an ideal location to embrace the indoor-outdoor lifestyle the homeowners wanted, so they approached Saota ... Continue >

House with 3 Glass Gables Faced with Operable Louvers

House with 3 Glass Gables Faced with Operable Louvers

Strachan Group Architects in collaboration with Rachael Rush were challenged to create a family home that was open to the elements but still retained privacy from its neighbors and the street even though the site was on an exposed ... Continue >

Steep Slope House With Bookshelf-Lined Interior

Steep Slope House With Bookshelf-Lined Interior

Situated in Japan's Hyōgo prefecture, this chic house makes the most out of a compact, steeply sloping lot. Designed by Shogo Aratani Architect & Associates, the dwelling sits on top of the hillside in two levels, each with a ... Continue >

Prefab Concrete Farmhouse: Massive Cypress Slab Table and Salvaged Branch Crystal Chandelier

Prefab Concrete Farmhouse: Massive Cypress Slab Table and Salvaged Branch Crystal Chandelier

Anderson Anderson Architects where challenged to create a home for a relocated New York family that reflected their east coast Manhattan loft aesthetic within their new west coast site on an apple grove in Sebastopol, Sonoma County, California, USA. ... Continue >

Earthy Timber Clad Interiors vs. Urban Glass Exteriors: Cottage Design by Bates Masi Architects

Earthy Timber Clad Interiors vs. Urban Glass Exteriors: Cottage Design by Bates Masi Architects

Bates Masi Architects designed this sprawling glass and wood house which, while natural in its materials and overall aesthetic, features tons of unusual architectural features that offer an awesome element of surprise to the earthy, subdues cottage architecture. Wood ceilings ... Continue >

Ribcage Skeleton House Unearthed in the Desert, for Sale

Ribcage Skeleton House Unearthed in the Desert, for Sale

It sounds a little out there, not to mention eerie, but this prehistoric-looking, skeleton inspired desert home is one you've simply got to see for yourself. The steel, copper, concrete and glass house reminds us of a ribcage, peeking out ... Continue >

House With Rooftop Pool

House With Rooftop Pool

Set on an unconventional corner lot in a residential area of Peru's capital city of Lima, this house seeks to provide a spacious and open living environment without compromising on usability or privacy of those living within. Designed by ... Continue >

Home Expansion adds Steel and Glass to Concrete Structure

Home Expansion adds Steel and Glass to Concrete Structure

Casa Lomas II, a 1976 concrete home located at the back of a site in Mexico City, Mexico. The home was expanded upon by Paola Calzada Arquitectos and in so doing; the architects took advantage of the property's view ... Continue >

House with Interesting Wooden Staircase Design and Child Hideout

House with Interesting Wooden Staircase Design and Child Hideout

Glebe House by Nobbs Radford Architects is filled with interesting architectural details from the awesome geometric blocks that form the facade to the stunning stairwell and the amazing child hangout under a loft space. Located in Glebe, New South ... Continue >

2 Adjustable Eaves Create Thermal Comfort within Glass House

2 Adjustable Eaves Create Thermal Comfort within Glass House

Located in the hot climate of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, House Mecano was designed by Roblesarq to optimize passive cooling strategies through bio-climatic design. The home features automated window systems and a manual pulley system that can ... Continue >

House Divides Four Zones and Rooflines Around Central Pillar

House Divides Four Zones and Rooflines Around Central Pillar

Villa in Nagano is located on a hilltop in one of the Karuizawa villa areas in Nagano, Japan and Cell Space Architects designed it to take advantage of the views on all four sides by wrapping four distinct zones ... Continue >

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