Unusual Architectural Features

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 >

Passively Cooled House With Outdoor Living Spaces

Passively Cooled House With Outdoor Living Spaces

Situated in the California desert on a back road with very little traffic, this house by Aidlin Darling Design is meant to connect to the surrounding nature as much as possible. Constructed from materials with natural colors and designed ... Continue >

70s Home Transformed into Modern Beverly Hills Masterpiece

70s Home Transformed into Modern Beverly Hills Masterpiece

Located in Beverly Hills, California, USA, the Beverly Hills House was a preexisting 70s contemporary home limited in design by the materials of the era. The current homeowners hoped that McClean Design could open their home to the views ... Continue >

Home Completely Open to Elements can still be Completely Closed Up

Home Completely Open to Elements can still be Completely Closed Up

Arquitectura en Estudio and Natalia Heredia received a brief from their client in Villeta, Colombia - a 1-1/2 hour drive to the west of Bogota - to design and build a home for them on the top of a ... Continue >

Amazing Modern Vacation Home

Amazing Modern Vacation Home

Standing out even amongst the stunning backdrop of California's mountain ranges, this impressive dwelling by Mt. Lincoln Construction stands three stories tall on a scenic hillside, light radiating out from its many windows. Set upon a one-level base of ... Continue >

4200sqft Home Designed around Cooking and Views

4200sqft Home Designed around Cooking and Views

When the client approached Kaplan Architects, she originally wanted her home in Redwood City California, USA, to be renovated into a an open concept plan that revolved around the kitchen and the ability to host large gatherings. The architects ... Continue >

Fortress Exterior Reveals Open Interiors Surrounding Central Courtyard

Fortress Exterior Reveals Open Interiors Surrounding Central Courtyard

Australian architects Workroom Design collaborated with Agushi Builders to create Oban House, an urban house in South Yarra near Melbourne, Australia. The contemporary style home takes shape as a simple rectangular box, boasting clean, crisp lines complemented by an organic ... Continue >

Rocky Mountain Weekend Home with Modern Scandinavian Flare

Rocky Mountain Weekend Home with Modern Scandinavian Flare

Located at the Kicking Horse Mountain Ski Resort in Golden, BC, Canada this 3500sqft reinterpretation of a mountain lodge was created by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson to reflect the Nordic heritage of their client's. The client's gave Bohlin Cywinski Jackson ... Continue >

Contemporary Clifftop House with Spectacular Views

Contemporary Clifftop House with Spectacular Views

This holiday residence is located on a clifftop in the Valparaiso Region in Chile, overlooking the ocean. The setting is wild and spectacular, and architects Nicolas Lipthay Allen/ L2C respected this feature in their design. In the design phase ... Continue >

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