A Multi-Generational Home In Maebashi

Situated in the picturesque city of Maebashi, not far from the Japanese capital Tokyo, Shinta Hamada Architects have designed ‘House K’ to stand out from its suburban setting.
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A Hutong Home Reimagined In Beijing

In response to Beijing’s lack of architectural variety, Seoul-based firm Wonder Architects have renovated a traditional hutong dwelling to create the ‘Tsou’ residence — both preserving and updating an icon of Chinese architecture.
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A Boutique Hotel in Yangzhou Connected By Courtyards

Chinese architecture firm Neri&Hu have designed the Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat, a boutique hotel crafted from reclaimed brick, and built around a series of small lakes.
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A Tiny Cabin In The Swiss Alps

Nestled in the Sarreyer hillside, just beyond a charming village in the Swiss Alps, is a tiny cabin. Designed by Vevey-based firm, Rapin Saiz Architects, the Sarreyer Cabin is a perfect architectural example of the age-old phrase, don’t judge a book by…

The Cave House By HyperSity

Renovated by Shanghai-based firm hyperSity, a traditional cave dwelling in the Loess Plateau of Shanxi Province in China has been transformed into the ‘Cave House’ — an unconventional home made of rammed earth.
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The Brunhais House By Rui Vieira Oliveira

Designed by Guimarães-based firm Rui Vieira Oliveira, the dynamic form and white façade of the Brunhais House in the north of Portugal stands in contrast to both sky and mountain surroundings.
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Norrnäs House By Hermansson Hiller Lundberg

Flanked by Swedish forest, on the banks of the Baltic sea, Swedish architecture firm Hermansson Hiller Lundberg have designed the Norrnäs House — a dwelling on Värmdö in Stockholm’s archipelago.
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A Cultural Center Inspired By The Spirit Of Shanghai

Eight Tenths Garden, the art museum and cultural complex designed by Shanghai-based Wutopia Lab, brings together natural and urban environments. Dedicated to revealing the spirit of Shanghai, the space has been designed as an architectural interpretati…

A Treehouse Inspired Family Home

Designed by Toronto-based architectural firm UUfie, the ‘Lake Cottage’ is a contemporary interpretation of a childhood treehouse. Set beside the Kawartha Lakes in Canada, this family home plays with its location and structure in a thoroughly thou…

A Contemporary Home Inside 18th Century Ruins

To honor the rich architectural history of an 18th-century Scottish farmhouse, a home has been built within what’s left of the existing stone walls. Designed by Lily Jencks Studio and Nathanael Dorent Architecture, the 200-year old ruins now act as the…

A House Made Of Stacked Steel Boxes

To fulfil their client’s wish for a home that was “out of the norm”, Japanese firm Atelier Tekuto proposed the Cell Bricks house, a structure composed of stacked steel boxes in a staggered pattern.
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Rolling Sunshades Flank A Pennsylvania Farmhouse

Flanked almost entirely by rolling sunshades, with the Pennsylvania Farmhouse, Cutler Anderson Architects have proposed an intriguing method of solar gain. Situated just outside the town of Lakewood, the home can open up to the beauty of the rural land…

A Norwegian Cluster House By Norm Architects

An hour drive north of Oslo, surrounded by Norwegian woodland and the magnificent Mjøsa lake, the Gjøvik house by Danish practice Norm Architects echoes the harsh yet peaceful nature of its surroundings.
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The Cloaked House By 3r Ernesto Pereira

Shrouded in a dense sea of foliage, the ‘Cloaked House’ has been designed by Portuguese architecture firm 3r Ernesto Pereira, to blend into the enveloping landscape, providing impressive views across the valley beyond.
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Neogenesis+Studi0261’s Jungalow House

One potential drawback of living in a suburban city is the lack of gardening space and greenery. For the ‘Jungalow House’ in the Indian coastline city of Surat, Neogenesis+Studi0261 have brought the outdoors in; designing the home around a glass-glazed…

A Prefabricated Home in Rural Spain

Madrid-based architecture firm Baragaño Architects have designed a prefabricated home, which only took four months to produce and five hours to erect. Transported 600 miles across the Cantabrian Mountains, ‘Casa Montaña‘ now sits proudly am…

Hiroyuki Ogawa Architects Renovate A Tiny Tokyo Apartment

Maximizing the potential of minimal space, Tokyo-based Hiroyuki Ogawa Architects unveil an elegant approach to open-plan living. Situated in a multistory building, a stone’s throw from the bustling Shibuya center, the tiny Tokyo apartment offers an esc…

A House For An Artist

‘House for an Artist’ boasts a dual purpose, designed considering the aesthetic value of an artist studio and the functionality of a family home. Situated in Lisbon, the project has been designed by local architecture firm, Extrastudio.
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The Forest House In Northern California

Suspended between the treetops and the floor of a Northern California forest floats the ‘Forest House’ — a complex of cabins joined by wooden paths that weave through the trees. When designing the family retreat, Berkley-based Envelope Architecture + D…

B.E Architecture’s Granite-Clad Melbourne Home

Designed by Melbourne-based practice B.E Architecture, the ‘Armadale Residence’ is made entirely from granite — positioning the three-storey home as both a grand yet understated addition to the urban Australian landscape. The three different types of g…

An Overnight Experience In The Krane

Amongst the industrial landscape of the harborside of Nordhavn, Copenhagen, stands ‘The Krane’. Designed and built by Mads Møller from Arcgency for Klaus Kastbjerg, the former coal crane has been renovated and now acts as an immersive, multisensory exp…

Russian For Fish Brighten Basement of London Home

The dull days of winter have been halted within the basement of a north London home. Designed by architectural practice RUSSIAN FOR FISH, the interior refurbishment boasts a sunburst of yellow which dominates the entirety of the kitchen and continues u…

Daoust Lestage’s Pavillon Du Lac

Shrouded in a sea of dense Canadian forest sits a glass-paneled pavilion. Montreal-based architecture firm Daoust Lestage presents ‘Pavillon du Lac’, a guest house situated on a plot of land that slopes gently down to reveal panoramic views of the lake…

A Disused Sugar Mill Repurposed As A Resort Hotel

What was once a fully functioning sugar mill is now a resort hotel boasting breathtaking views. Beijing-based Vector Architects have repurposed the Chinese mill as the ‘Alila Yangshuo Hotel’, complete with contemporary structures that complement …

DL Atelier Design The SanBaoPeng Museum

Designed to appear as if emerging from the earth, Beijing-based studio DL Atelier has used the unique clay-heavy soil of Sanbao village for the continuous loam walls of the SanBaoPeng Art Museum in China.
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