Exploring architecture and wine at the Antinori Chianti Classico Winery

Our series “The Genesis of Craftsmanship,” in collaboration with A. Lange & Söhne, takes us into the studios of makers whose painstaking manual work is carrying the time-honoured tradition of their crafts into the future. This time, we enter a…

A Grass-Covered Museum By Studio Marco Vermeulen

The Biesbosch Museum in The Netherlands was recently renovated with a grass roof and expanded with a new wing for contemporary art by Rotterdam-based architecture firm Studio Marco Vermeulen. Located near the city of Dordrecht, the transformed building features hexagonal pyramids that are covered with grass and herbs. In a statement about the project, the architects […]

Kyu Che Studio Designed A Portable Living Capsule

San Francisco-based architecture and design studio Kyu Che developed a sustainable and portable capsule unit called ‘Lifepod’. The concept design is based on the Mongolian ger, a round tent covered with skins typically used by nomads, as well as automotive RV technologies. Conceived in 1997, the idea aims to let users escape into a forest, lake […]

Crossed House In Spain By Clavel Arquitectos

Located in La Alcayna, Spain, ‘Crossed house’ is a structure designed by Spanish architects Clavel Arquitectos that consists of two concrete blocks stacked on top of each other with views of adjacent mountains, the ‘Sierra de la Pila’ and ‘Valle del Ricote’. The architects designed the rough exteriors so that they’d provide a stark contrast to the sleek […]

A Geometric Morgue By Juan Carlos Salas

Designed by Spanish architecture studio Juan Carlos Salas, ‘Tanatorium’ is a striking minimalist morgue made of white concrete located in Zaragoza, Spain. The building has a unique geometric form and features a chimney that filters in sunlight with the aim of creating a “feeling of time passing by”. In a statement about the project, the […]

A Complex Interconnected Home By Yuusuke Karasawa

Located near Omiya, Japan, ‘S House’ is a sleek steel and glass home comprised of a mind-bending network of levels. Designed by Japanese architects Yuusuke Karasawa, the structure appears simple on the outside, but actually consists of a complex system of staircases, split-levels and angled walls inside that alter the resident’s relationship to space. In […]

Fly Out House By Tatsuyuki Takagi Architects

‘Fly Out House’ is an elevated timber-lined home designed by Tatsuyuki Takagi Architects. Located in Toyohashi, Japan, the minimal rectangular structure is raised up by a concrete slab underneath. Because the two-story building faces a busy street, it was designed so that the elevated portion is slightly removed from the heavy traffic. All images © […]

A Tree-Inspired Single Pole Home By Konrad Wójcik

Denmark-based architect Konrad Wójcik re-imagines what it’s like to live sustainably outside of cities with the ‘Primeval symbiosis’ project. Designed while he was still an architecture student, the tree-inspired concept home for two is mounted on a single pole and covered in solar panels. The design also features a heat pump that extracts more energy […]

An Angular Home Made Of Recyclable Concrete By Atelier Tekuto

Designed by Japanese architecture studio Atelier Tekuto, ‘R-Torso-C’ is an angular exposed concrete home located in the heart of Tokyo. Working within tight space constraints, the architects cut away at the building’s corners and installed triangular windows to create a unique geometric structure. Additionally, the concrete used throughout the four-story building is completely recyclable and […]

A Contemporary Geometric Home By Longhi Architects

Peru-based architecture practice Longhi Architects designed ‘A House Forever’, a contemporary single-family home featuring bold geometric forms. Located in Lima, the attention-grabbing building consists of a lower-level made of black stone and upper structures that appear to be floating. In a statement about the project, the architects say, “When a young couple came to my […]

A House With Rotating Rooms By Next Office

Designed by Iranian architecture studio Next Office, ‘Sharifi-ha House’ is an impressive seven-story building with rooms that rotate at a touch of a button. The idea is that the parts of the facade can be shifted inwards or outwards to adapt to the weather or resident’s mood. For instance, the house can be adjusted so […]

A Villa Built By Salvaged Airplane Parts By Urban Office Architecture

Designed by Urban Office Architecture, ‘Aviator’s Villa’ is a building designed using salvaged airplane parts with the aim of giving the retired pilot-owner a feeling of living in the clouds. The building, which is located in Dutchess County, New York, is suspended on stilts and features geometric-inspired glass windows. In a statement about the structure, […]

A Futuristic Villa By J. Mayer H. Architects

Designed by Germany-based J. Mayer H. Architects, ‘Dupli Casa’ is a modern villa near Ludwigsburg that features sleek…

A House With Perforated Brick Walls By Ryo Matsui Architects

Designed by Ryo Matsui Architects, ‘Rebirth’ is a guesthouse with a unique perforated brick facade. During the day,…

An Angular Concrete Home By ARTechnic Architects

Japan-based ARTechnic Architects designed ‘SRK’, an angular concrete home in Tokyo with unique textured walls surrounding the structure….

A Sleek Mountainside House By Kidosaki Architects

‘House in Yatsugatake’ is a sleek modern home with a dramatic cantilever located on the side of a…

A Futuristic Translucent House By Atelier Tekuto

Designed by Japanese architecture studio Atelier Tekuto, ‘Lucky Drops’ is an extraordinarily long and narrow house located just…

Futuristic Rolling Homes By Do Architects

Lithuania-based architecture studio Do Architects developed a futuristic housing concept dubbed the ‘rolling homes’. Proposed to be located…

A Spiralling Ribbon Chapel By Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Co.

Japanese architect studio Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP Co. designed a romantic spiralling ribbon chapel with picturesque views of…

A Curved Concrete Art Warehouse By A31 Architecture

A31 Architecture designed a rustic curved concrete art warehouse in the region of Boeotia, Greece. Situated among olive,…

A Minimal House On The Mountainside By Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos designed a minimal house embedded on the mountainside in Ayora, Spain. The white angular building…

A Striking Stacked Building By Herzog & De Meuron

Designed by Basel-based architects Herzog & de Meuron, ‘VitraHaus’ is a five-story stacked structure located in Weil am…

A House To See The Sky By Abraham Cota Paredes Arquitectos

Located at the bottom of the spring forest in Guadalajara, Mexico, ‘House to see the sky’ is a…

A Modern Concrete Beach House By Gubbins Arquitectos

Located on the coastline of Valparaiso in Chile, ‘Casa Mirador’ is a sculptural concrete holiday home designed by…

Sleek Sustainable Housing By Stephane Malka Architecture

Designed by French architect Stephane Malka, ‘Ame-lot’ is a proposal to create a sleek facade for a student…

A Modern House That Lights Up In Different Colors

Designed by Brussels-based architect Bassam El Okeily in collaboration with Karla Menten, the ‘Narrow House’ is a minimal…

California Roll House By Violent Volumes

Hong Kong-based architecture practice Violent Volumes developed a futuristic concept house inspired by the shape of a California…

A Modern Geometric Living Complex By Autoban

Created by Istanbul-based design practice Autoban, ‘Savoy Ulus’ is a modern geometric residential complex consisting of unique apartments…

A Minimal Holiday Home With A View By Dwek Architects

Designed by Brussels-based architect studio Dwek Architecture, ‘The Silver House’ is a sleek minimal home located in Greece…

A Minimal Wooden Frame House By Jonathan Tuckey Design

British architects Jonathan Tuckey Design renovated a two-story home with an elegant wooden frame and open-plan layout in…

A Minimal Futuristic Villa By Hornung And Jacobi

Designed by German architecture studio Hornung and Jacobi, ‘Villa F’ is a minimal single-family holiday home on the…

A See-Through Steel Church By Gijs Van Vaerenbergh

Located in Borgloon, Belgium, ‘Reading Between The Lines’ is a nearly transparent steel church designed by Belgian architect…

Minimal Holiday House In Ibiza By Ramon Esteve

Designed by Spanish architecture firm Ramon Esteve Estudio, ‘Na Xemena House’ is a minimal holiday home located in…

Sleek Sustainable Micro-Housing By SsD Architects

Korean architecture firm SsD designed a sleek micro-housing complex to tackle the issues of urban density and rising…

A Quirky Moon-Shaped Building By Moon Hoon Architects

Designed by Seoul-based architecture studio Moon Hoon, ‘Two Moon’ is a quirky two-building structure with complementary moon-shaped facades…

A Tilted Sustainable House By Snøhetta

Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta worked with The Research Center on Zero Emission Buildings to design a sleek and…

A Minimal House With A View By FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

Designed by Japanese architect studio FORM/Kouichi Kimura, ‘Scape House’ is a minimal and versatile home located in Shiga,…

A Plant-Covered Sustainable Home In Portugal

Designed by Luís Rebelo de Andrade, Tiago Rebelo de Andrade and Manuel Cachão Toja, ‘House in Travessa Do…

A Spaceship Home By NOEM

Located on the outskirts of Madrid, ‘The Spaceship Home’ is a futuristic design that combines sustainable features with…

A Serene Mint-Green Herbal Pharmacy By Id Inc

Japanese design studio id inc created the SUMIYOSHIDO Kampo Lounge, a minimal mint-green herbal pharmacy lined with uniform…

The Playful Treehouse With A Slide And Climbing Net

New York-based architecture firm Sharon Davis Design designed a multipurpose treehouse with a slide and roof that opens…

Skylodge Is A Transparent Sleeping Capsule Hanging From A Mountain

Located in Peru, Natura Vive’s Skylodge suite is a completely see-through sleeping pod that hangs off a mountain….

Michele Durazzi Creates Surreal Minimalist Architecture Images

In the project ‘Was ist Metaphysik?’ (‘What is metaphysics?’), Florence-based designer Michele Durazzi combines architectural details and natural landscapes…

Plasma Studio Designed A Quirky Holiday House Among The Mountains in Italy

Designed by Plasma Studio, the Paramount Residence in Sesto, Italy features a slatted angular roof spine that seems to…