Unusual Architectural Features

House Features Wall of Operable Reclaimed Douglas Fir Screens

House Features Wall of Operable Reclaimed Douglas Fir Screens

Echo House by Paul Raff Studio Architects is located in Toronto, Canada on a 2-acre site. It is not a new home but rather a renovation and expansion of a smaller house but the transformation is so complete that ... Continue >

House with Built-In Window Nook and Interior Fire Pit

House with Built-In Window Nook and Interior Fire Pit

The Werkhaus by Thomas Kroger Architects has two key features for us: the built-in window nook and interior fire pit. Highly unusual treatments of each. And both techniques you could use in any style house, really. The window is ... Continue >

House for Ironman Triathlete Packed with Stunning Architectural Features

House for Ironman Triathlete Packed with Stunning Architectural Features

Hog Pen Creek Residence is located on Lake Austin in Austin, Texas and is the home of a triathlete that trains for Ironman events and needed a place that would offer the perfect venue for long swims, bicycle rides ... Continue >

Illuminated Staircase Adds Even More Awesomeness to Already Cool Lake House

Illuminated Staircase Adds Even More Awesomeness to Already Cool Lake House

The illuminated staircase may be the most unusual architectural feature of this cool lake house but its hybrid styling is no less intriguing. With strong ties to its surrounding natural landscape and lake frontage, House K is little bit ... Continue >

Very Unusual and Very Cool Triangular House in Lithuania

Very Unusual and Very Cool Triangular House in Lithuania

Villa G by Audrius Ambrasas Architects is a triangular one storey house with elongated ends whose roof curves down to create the back wall in one continuous form. This soft sloping, continuous roof was specifically designed to help the ... Continue >

Beachfront House Built with Poured Concrete to Withstand Hurricanes

Beachfront House Built with Poured Concrete to Withstand Hurricanes

Traction Architecture designed the Seagrape House for a couple who wanted a weekend home on Anna Maria island in the Gulf of Mexico. The island the home now sits on is a barrier island with constantly changing beach topography. ... Continue >

Burnished Brass Fireplace focus of Minimalist Home

Burnished Brass Fireplace focus of Minimalist Home

Creating a sculptural statement that expands to include a perforated sheet metal ceiling detail and a cantilevered stairwell, the burnished brass fireplace of MM Apartment - designed by Menichetti+Caldarelli Architetti - becomes a pivotal focal point of the minimalist ... Continue >

Modern Day Bauhaus Home is a Contemporary Masterpiece

Modern Day Bauhaus Home is a Contemporary Masterpiece

Forest Hill Villa designed by Architema has its muse in the principles of the Bauhuas movement - more specifically Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and while the Bauhaus principles where first presented over 70 years ago, this modern day ... Continue >

Bold and Modern U-shaped Courtyard House Designed Around Trees

Bold and Modern U-shaped Courtyard House Designed Around Trees

Matt Fajkus Architecture designed Tree House (located in Austin, Texas) as a place of balanced shade, dappled sunlight and garden views of the beautiful oak trees that wrap the property. One of the Oak trees was almost centrally located ... Continue >

Unique Open Beam Ceiling House Design

Unique Open Beam Ceiling House Design

Located on Corsica, France, which is an island in the Mediterranean Sea southeast of the mainland, this 650m2 home is a wooden house that has been designed by Festen Architecture in co-operation with the ADG agency - the architect ... Continue >

Home Decorated in Knotty Pine

Home Decorated in Knotty Pine

Located in Andorra La Vella, Andorra - the 6th smallest nation in Europe - and designed by Coblonal Arquitectura, this contemporary knotty pine home was designed to create a balance between the materials used and the volumes created. ... Continue >

Prefabricated Positive Energy Homes by Philippe Starck and Riko

Prefabricated Positive Energy Homes by Philippe Starck and Riko

Philippe Stark always implements ethical and ecological aspects into all of his creations but he also loves to inject fun into his designs and the combination of these three elements are always poetic, rebellious and definitely beautiful. With his ... Continue >

Knotty Western Red Cedar Clad House

Knotty Western Red Cedar Clad House

Red Rock House by Anmahian Winton Architects is located on a steep and wooded 16 acre site in Red Rock, NY and consists of two buildings; the garage with guest suite above and the main living quarters. The two ... Continue >

House Decorated in Purple

House Decorated in Purple

Trubel House is located in Dielsdorf canton of Zurich, Switzerland, on a site that is only 5mx9m - on a steep lot within the vineyard. Because of the small, steep topography and the restricted above ground building height of ... Continue >

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 >

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