Vertical Houses

4-Storey Tall House Reaches Above the Forest to See the Lake

4-Storey Tall House Reaches Above the Forest to See the Lake

Located on a lake in the most northwestern county of Michigan's lower peninsula, this impressive modern residence seeks to take advantage of the scenery offered by lakeside living and proximity to the nearby Sleeping Bear Dunes. Built on a ... Continue >

Tall Minimalistic Hillside House Built From Concrete

Tall Minimalistic Hillside House Built From Concrete

Built in a German town among many more traditional houses, this family dwelling by Finckh Architekten is made tall and thin to fit comfortably on a long townhouse-style lot. A very minimal yet comfortable construction, the four-level house is ... Continue >

Concrete Tower House With See-Through Floors

Concrete Tower House With See-Through Floors

Built for an architectural exhibition in Shanghai, this stark three-story structure is one of the most unique residences we've recently seen. Though it may seem very closed off from the outside, its interior is wide open in both floorplan ... Continue >

Extremely Narrow House

Extremely Narrow House

The OH House designed by Japanese architecture firm Atelier Tekuto Co. Ltd. will make you oooooh and ahhh, in spite of its irregular shape - or perhaps, because of it! This narrow lot house design boasts a long and lean, ... Continue >

Water Tower Converted to Private Residence

Water Tower Converted to Private Residence

Bham Design Studio received a brief from their client's to convert an old, abandoned Water Tower (built between 1938 and 1941) located in Steenokkerzeel, Belgian into their own private residence. The volumes that would become the living quarters for ... Continue >

Open Vertical House Plan with Lofts and Platforms

Open Vertical House Plan with Lofts and Platforms

Japanese architecture firm Jun Igarashi Architects designed this platform house in Hokkaido, Japan with some interesting loft design ideas, to say the least. The simple facade makes way for a complex, open concept house plan - and when we say ... Continue >

Four-Story House with Bridge Entry Path

Four-Story House with Bridge Entry Path

Designed by local architect Benjamin Waechter, this four-story family home makes a statement on a hillside in the city of Portland, Oregon. With an exterior of vaguely rectangular definitions, the building retains an organic and inviting shape through rounded ... Continue >

Vertical House Raises Sustainable Seattle Living to New Heights

Vertical House Raises Sustainable Seattle Living to New Heights

A successful urban house plan is about a smart use of space - however limited it may be. Thus, the forward thinking designers and builders at First Lamp Architecture and Construction transformed this small square plot of Seattle land into ... Continue >

Tall Bungalow The Ark - a Three Bedroom Eco Retreat in Sri Lanka

Tall Bungalow The Ark - a Three Bedroom Eco Retreat in Sri Lanka

Set on a dramatic and extensive hillside property in Sri Lanka's Western province, this home by Narein Perera is compact at its roots, but vast overall. Built to both house the estate owner during visits and to be rented ... Continue >

Compact Circular Home With Unique Space Divisions

Compact Circular Home With Unique Space Divisions

Located in a town not far from the forested city of Sendai, Japan, this unique silo-style home has a dual nature and a number of utterly uncommon elements that distinguish it from many other small-footprint residential designs we've seen ... Continue >

Cubic Concrete Mountain Cabin by Marte.Marte Architekten

Cubic Concrete Mountain Cabin by Marte.Marte Architekten

This unexpected mountain cabin rises like a rock from the sloping field in front of a mountain range, in the Austrian Alps. Like a miniature mountain, it stands erect and strong, promising to overcome any rough times that might ... Continue >

Toronto's Totem House built around vertical art gallery

Toronto's Totem House built around vertical art gallery

Canadian architects Reza Aliabadi [rzlbd] designed the Totem House with an eye upward. This vertical house stand stall among its low-level neighbors, with a contemporary grey facade that delivers a hefty dose of drama to this quiet, residential hood. The ... Continue >

Curved roof house with tiled exterior

Curved roof house with tiled exterior

We love the organic and contemporary combination that defines this seafront house and studio in North Holland, designed by and for Netherlands architects Jetty and Maarten Min. Bergen based Min2 are the creative brains behind the three-storey Dune House, shaped ... Continue >

Split House with dual personality for living and working

Split House with dual personality for living and working

The Split House designed by TWS & Partners gets its telling name from its fashion and function. This live work house is a serene space located in a dense hotspot of West Jakarta, Indonesia, used as a business and home ... Continue >

Tower house accessed by luminous staircase

Tower house accessed by luminous staircase

The Tower House by New York architects Gluck+ is a stunning, contemporary design with a few standout features, like its modern glazed tower, cantilevered canopy-level upper volume, and the vibrant yellow staircase zigzagging its way up through the glass. This ... Continue >

Steep Slope House design goes vertical, just like trees

Steep Slope House design goes vertical, just like trees

Rising among the trees in Sant Pol de Mar, Spain, the house dubbed Mediterrani 32 was itself inspired by the towering pines rising around it. Barcelona-based architect Daniel Isern created this rustic style concrete house with some obstacles before him. ... Continue >

Vertical Mountain Cottage towers among the trees

Vertical Mountain Cottage towers among the trees

This modern house in Eugene, OR is a sight to see, as much for its layered architectural style as for its eclectic interior decor. Taking shape as multi vertical volumes scaling a steep slope, this contemporary silhouette rises up three ... Continue >

Small Footprint, Soaring Stature: Modern vertical house maximizes views and nature

Small Footprint, Soaring Stature: Modern vertical house maximizes views and nature

This "earthy-meets-industrial" house by Coates Design Architecture holds its head up high here on Bainbridge Island in Washington State. The home's carefully considered design offers privacy while maximizing views; combines nature and modern flair; blends fashion and function, proving that ... Continue >

Angled roof house stands out in the city

Angled roof house stands out in the city

The XYZ House, by modern Japanese architects naf architect and design inc., isn't quite what you'd expect to find tucked away in this infill residential community here in Tokyo, but funnily enough, the unexpected is precisely what we've come to ... Continue >

Cool Concrete House with Hot Swimming Pool Feature Above Main Entrance

Cool Concrete House with Hot Swimming Pool Feature Above Main Entrance

This house by neighbors to the north, Canadian firm Petkau Architects, wowed us right from the start, from its unusual entrance to what hangs overhead - a stunning glass-bottomed swimming pool that is as amazing to view from below as ... Continue >

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