Just finished this year in Lake Garda, Italy, Sun Slice Modern House by Steven Holl Architects uses the sun as the home’s main point of interest. This contemporary 3,800-sq.-ft. design features modern geometric shapes that create courtyards surrounding the home. The artfully carved facade allows projections of sunlight into the home – the bending and curving strips of light play on the bright white plaster walls and terrazzo floors. The home’s north-side wall of windows frames an awe-inspiring view. Upstairs, beautiful bamboo underfoot is a stylish and renewable floor-finish choice. Other eco-friendly features include natural ventilation and a geothermal heating and cooling system. Steven Holl Architects.