Unusual Homes

Minimalist Home with Unique Interpretation of Gabled Roof

Minimalist Home with Unique Interpretation of Gabled Roof

Located on the outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark, MLPR Architects designed the Villa Bie to conform to planning authority guidelines in the area requiring homes to be no more then 1-1/2 levels and present a profile that included a gabled ... Continue >

Marte Marte Builds Steel Tower for Three Daughters

Marte Marte Builds Steel Tower for Three Daughters

Tall dark, handsome and a little rough around the edges, the Maiden Tower, designed by Marte Marte and located in Dafins, Vorarlberg, Austria, is the monolithic protector of 3 young daughters. Comprised of a common room on the ground ... Continue >

Fascinating Waterfront Home Emerges like a Platform to view Ships

Fascinating Waterfront Home Emerges like a Platform to view Ships

Alberto Campo Baeza designed this Cadiz, Spain waterfront home to be one with the Atlantic Ocean by creating a profile that is barren of detail except for the brilliant rooftop pool that appears as a puddle of ocean water ... 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 >

Ultramodern Orange House Takes Home Lighting to Extreme

Ultramodern Orange House Takes Home Lighting to Extreme

Perched on top of a hill overlooking a technological university in Turkey's capital city of Ankara, this unmistakable home stands as a landmark residence set apart by vibrant colors and modern architecture. A project by Yazgan Design Architecture, the ... Continue >

Futuristic Vacation Home Opens Up to Outdoors

Futuristic Vacation Home Opens Up to Outdoors

Surrounded by forest and overlooking a lake in the south of Vienna, Austria, the House Birkensee is an amazing composition of volumes that flow smoothly from one to the other by the clever roof design. Labvert designed this vacation ... Continue >

Ultimate Ultramodern Seaside Getaway Villa With Restaurant

Ultimate Ultramodern Seaside Getaway Villa With Restaurant

Located at the ocean's edge near Phuket, Thailand, Iniala is a top-shelf luxury resort featuring three distinct private villas and a penthouse, as well as a number of amenities shared between all its guests. The owners of the property ... 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 >

Home Surrounded by Rock Wall and Protected by Folded Roof

Home Surrounded by Rock Wall and Protected by Folded Roof

Located in Mie Prefecture, Japan in an old village surrounded by mountains, Origami house was built on a site originally owned by a young family's Grandfather who had built a stonewall around the edge of the property from round ... Continue >

Outdoor Living House Under Geometric Canopy

Outdoor Living House Under Geometric Canopy

Located on the outskirts of the capital city of the Latin American country of El Salvador, this unique family home was designed with outdoor living firmly in mind. A product of Cincopatasalgato Arquitectura, the dwelling makes use of glass ... Continue >

Organic Holiday Home overlooks 2 Rivers and Pool

Organic Holiday Home overlooks 2 Rivers and Pool

The Chongwe River House is located in Zambia, Africa in the Lower Zambezi National Park, overlooking the Chongwe and Zambezi rivers. A vacation home that features four large bedrooms complete with ensuites and king sized beds, th ehome is ... Continue >

Futuristic Minimalist Family House

Futuristic Minimalist Family House

Austrian architecture firm Project A01 took a futuristic approach to this contemporary family home near Vienna, Austria. Villa Freundorf reminds us more of a spaceship than a house, featuring a white palette outside and in with a clinical, uncontaminated aesthetic ... Continue >

House with Perforated Steel Enclosure

House with Perforated Steel Enclosure

This Venice, California house by Modal Design is a marriage of art, architecture and nature; shadow and light; public and private life. The beachside community is characterized by its small lots, which meant the architects had their work cut out ... Continue >

Mountain Views House With Interior Art Gallery

Mountain Views House With Interior Art Gallery

A creation of the noted ultramodern staff at Voorsanger Architects, this vast ski home is situated deep within the Rocky Mountains near Aspen, Colorado. Built for Russian businessman Roman Abramovich, the house occupies an isolated lot that was once ... Continue >

Temporary Shelter with Fire Pit

Temporary Shelter with Fire Pit

Fire Shelter 0:1 is a solo project designed and built by Simon Hgermind Jensen of SHJWORKS. It was important to Simon to do it himself so that there would be no outside influence from concept to completion. It is ... Continue >

Experimental Mirror House in The Netherlands

Experimental Mirror House in The Netherlands

Mirror, mirror on the wall... This fairy tale called Cache-Cache takes a different turn from the classic story. This experimental house by Netherlands architecture firm Johan Selbing Architecture is part of Eenvoud - part three of a series of small ... Continue >

House with Translucent Walls and Minimalist Design

House with Translucent Walls and Minimalist Design

Japanese architecture firm Suppose Design Office created this modern, luminous house with translucent walls that let light pass in and out. Located in a quiet residential pocket of Hiroshima, a long and lean site defines the shape of this narrow ... Continue >

Wood Shingled Austrian Mountain House with Sloped Walls

Wood Shingled Austrian Mountain House with Sloped Walls

High in the mountains of Austria, this wood clad house in East Tyrol is certainly a far cry from tradition. Dubbed the Ufogel, this unusual home features a timber-shingled facade and an irregular shape that leaves you wondering where the ... Continue >

House With Straw Roofing

House With Straw Roofing

Renovated and redesigned by Rotterdam's Maxwan Architects, this home on the Dutch seaside originally dates back to 1938. A traditional and artistic house built in regional style, its brick construction and thatched roof had deteriorated over the decades, and ... Continue >

Trapezoid Shaped House

Trapezoid Shaped House

The first thing that strikes about this home addition is its flared shape. Designed by Australian firm Mesh Design+ Projects, the building is clad with wood planks that seem to be converging to a common underground base. A flat ... Continue >

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