Cube-shaped skylights illuminate Deloia Residence by Salmela Architect

US firm Salmela Architect has completed its second commission for a family in Duluth, Minnesota: a single-storey residence overlooking Lake Superior that is dotted with geometric skylights. The studio, also based in Duluth, was tapped by clients for whom they had previously designed a rural residence. “Deciding to move into the city of Duluth, our

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All-white house by Studio Four blends indoor and outdoor spaces

Melbourne-based architecture collective Studio Four placed a garden at the centre of this all-white family home located in the city’s suburb of Glen Iris. The clients – a professional couple with two young children – asked the architects to create a home that could meet the needs of their busy lives while also functioning as

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SAOTA turns Spanish-style house into Stradella villa in Bel Air

South African firm SAOTA has completed its first project in Los Angeles, which involved converting a 1970s Spanish-style residence into a more minimal dwelling. The Stradella house is situated on a promontory in Bel Air, an affluent LA neighbourhood in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. Wrapped in stone, stucco and glass, the residence

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Beijing house by Atelier About Architecture features a storey for a disabled dog

The layout, colour scheme, materials and furniture of this house in Beijing have been built to cater to the needs of the owner’s disabled dog. Atelier About Architecture created Dog House for a client whose pet suffers from a congenital joint disease. The house’s basement is largely the dog’s space. It has been designed with soft flooring to be gentle on

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Delson or Sherman Architects upgrades Fire Island House to withstand hurricanes

This house on New York’s Fire Island escaped Hurricane Sandy unscathed, despite its exposed beachfront location, thanks to an overhaul from Delson or Sherman Architects. Updates to the Fire Island House were completed just before the Category 3 storm struck the US Eastern Seaboard in 2012. The barrier islands along the south of New York’s

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Two brothers share La Fraternelle retreat by Atelier Pierre Thibault

The brothers that commissioned Quebec City-based Atelier Pierre Thibault to create them a shared weekend house each have a separate black block to accommodate their family. Completed last year, La Fraternelle – or The Brotherly – is located in Charlevoix, a popular ski destination outside Quebec City. The clients tasked Atelier Pierre Thibault with completing

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Bloco Arquitetos gives “abstract character” to Cora House in Brasília

A stark white palette is used both outside and in this Brazilian home, designed by local firm Bloco Arquitetos as a series of angular volumes on a steep site. Cora House is situated on a sloping property in Brasília, and the incline of the land played a pivotal role in the massing of the building.

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OJT creates compact “starter home” for skinny site in New Orleans

Architecture firm Office of Jonathan Tate has designed a tall, narrow dwelling in Louisiana that offers a new approach towards entry-level homes in America. The project – Starter Home No 1, 3106 St Thomas – is located in New Orleans’ Irish Channel neighbourhood, which runs alongside the Mississippi River. It is the first completed dwelling in a

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Craig Steely positions Pam and Paul’s House on hillside in Silicon Valley

US studio Craig Steely Architecture has created a two-level home for a sloped site in northern California, with vast stretches of glass that overlook the treetops. Nestled in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the residence – called Pam and Paul’s House – is located in Cupertino – the city where Apple has its vast headquarters.

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Neumann Monson turns Iowa farmhouse from “dog’s dinner” into liveable home

Neumann Monson Architects has restored a 1850s farmhouse in Iowa, stripping away a series of poorly coordinated additions before updating it for the owners’ “modern” lifestyle. Located outside Iowa City, the Foster Road Retreat is a single-bedroom residence that overlooks the Iowa River. The original building dates back over 150 years, but had been updated

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Miró Rivera Architects designs Hill Country House as sustainable prototype in rural Texas

Texas firm Miró Rivera Architects has built a partially off-grid house with a jagged roofline, as a prototype for a sustainable community in the countryside. Miro Rivera Architects designed the Hill Country House for a very rural setting. It is independent of the municipal water supply, and provides its own heating and cooling via a geothermal

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Ignacio Corre elevates Casa Mujeres in Chile to provide ocean views

Santiago-based architect Ignacio Correa has built this stilted wooden holiday home on the Chilean coastline and added long expanses of glazing to offer its residents views of the Pacific Ocean. Casa Mujeres provides a retreat for a family in the rural area of Maitencillo, which is roughly a one-hour drive north of the of city Valparaiso.

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Cascading boxes with green roofs form coastal Washington home by Prentiss Balance Wickline

American firm Prentiss Balance Wickline Architects has created a dwelling in the Pacific Northwest that consists of timber-clad volumes that step down a rocky hillside. The Bailer Hill house is anchored to a boulder-strewn slope on San Juan Island, which is part of an archipelago just off the coast of Washington state. The clients – a

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Edward Ogosta brightens Californian bungalow with Rear Window House extension

Edward Ogosta Architecture has renovated a 1940s house in California with light-filled white interiors and a master bedroom extension overlooking the garden. The house, originally built in 1944, was overhauled with a glazed expansion towards the back of the lot by the local firm. Architect Edward Ogosta and his team sought to breathe new life into

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Adamo-Faiden creates rural home Macchi House inside converted livestock buildings

A pair of buildings once used to house bulls in rural Argentina have been transformed into a countryside home by architecture studio Adamo-Faiden. Located in Lobos, 60 miles south of Buenos Aires, the old agricultural structures were abandoned after advances in livestock production rendered them surplus. Adamo-Faiden, a studio led by architects Sebastián Adamo and Marcelo Faiden, were asked to convert it into

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Eight eye-catching homes made from bamboo

Architects around the world are capitalising on the versatility of bamboo, so we’ve selected eight of the best homes that incorporate the material, including a prefabricated social housing project in Mexico and a holiday home on stilts in Sri Lanka. Social Housing Production, Mexico, by Comunal Taller de Arquitectura  Mexico City studio Comunal Taller de Arquitectura produced

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Robert Young’s East Lake House in Montauk is designed to weather over time

American studio Robert Young Architects has created a weekend home in a coastal hamlet on Long Island, clad in rough-sawn cedar planks that were left untreated so they can age naturally. The East Lake House is located in Montauk, a village at the eastern tip of New York’s Long Island. Robert Young Architects, which has offices

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JBAD builds farmhouse-style Sullivan House in Ohio

The traditional gabled roofs of nearby farm structures influenced this single-family residence outside Columbus, Ohio, by Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design. Located on a three-acre (1.2-hectare) lot overlooking a ravine in Worthington, the Sullivan House nods to the area’s typical barn structures. “The project formally references the farm structures common to the area at the

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Delfino Lozano transforms traditional Guadalajara house into light-filled family home

Architect Delfino Lozano has modernised a house in the Mexican city of Guadalajara by rearranging the living spaces so they look onto a pair of brick-paved courtyards. Lozano worked closely with the property’s owners to reorganise the house, located in a central suburb of Guadalajara near the neo-gothic Templo Expiatorio cathedral, to create light spaces for

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Bernheimer Architecture creates “highly textural but quiet” Atlantic Beach Residence

A gabled wooden volume sits atop a brick garage at the front of this bayside home on New York’s Long Beach Island, by Brooklyn studio Bernheimer Architecture. The waterfront Atlantic Beach Residence is located on a barrier island in Nassau County – one of several slithers of land that run along the southern edge of

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Geoffrey von Oeyen designs jagged-roof office addition for Malibu home

American designer Geoffrey von Oeyen has created a home office in southern California that features wooden exterior walls and a highly abstracted sawtooth roof. The project, called Case Room, entailed creating a home office for a pair of attorneys living in a two-storey, late-1980s dwelling in the beach city of Malibu. The couple wanted a

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Bates Masi’s Georgica Cove residence in East Hampton is modelled after historic farmsteads

American firm Bates Masi Architects took cues from vernacular architecture for this Hamptons home, which consists of sharply gabled forms wrapped in oversized shingles. Georgica Cove is located on a waterfront property in East Hampton, an affluent village on the southern side of New York’s Long Island. It was designed for a couple who wanted

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Skylights and voids bring daylight into extended Brooklyn row house

Netted balustrades, a tiled studio-cum-playroom and roof lights all feature in this renovated and extended Brooklyn home, designed by VonDalwig Architecture. The local firm overhauled the three-storey family residence in the borough’s Park Slope neighbourhood. The Extended Townhouse is long and slender, measuring 19.5 feet wide and 42 foot long (5.9 metres wide by 12.80 metres

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RIBA names top 20 British homes for the House of the Year 2018 longlist

A home in an old gin distillery, a house that cost only £100,000, and a property inspired by a frustrating piano piece are among the 20 buildings vying be named RIBA House of the Year 2018. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has released a longlist of 20 projects for the annual award, which recognises a

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Sun Arquitectos tops Casa El Boldo in Chile with “barn-style” roof

Chilean firm Sun Arquitectos has embedded half of a coastal residence into a hillside, and topped the other half with an expansive wooden roof to form an open-air living room. Casa El Boldo is positioned 1,476 feet (450 metres) above sea level on a forested slope overlooking the ocean in Zapallar, Chile. Spanning 4,306 square feet (400

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Matthew Baird’s Somes Sound House in Maine “sits lightly on the ground”

Cedar-clad volumes connected by a breezeway form this residence in Maine by American studio Matthew Baird Architects, which was designed to respect its forested surroundings. The Somes Sound House is located on the edge of Acadia National Park, on a remote site blanketed with evergreen trees. Situated at the end of a peninsula, the dwelling

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Three patios and a swimming pool slot into Casa La Quinta in Mexico

Residents of this getaway in Mexico, designed by architects Pérez Palacios and Alfonso de la Concha Rojas, can spend weekends lazing in a hammock suspended above a secluded swimming pool. Mexico City-based architects Pérez Palacios and Alfonso de la Concha Rojas designed Casa La Quinta for a retired couple. It is located in San Miguel

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Vilela Florez designs Bamboo House with herringbone exterior in rural Brazil

Bamboo slats are laid diagonally between the dark vertical ribs of this residence in Brazil, by architecture firm Vilela Florez. Bamboo House is a single-storey home that spans 1,938 square feet (180 square metres), with just the bedrooms and bathrooms fully enclosed and protected from the elements. The residence was designed by Vilela Florez in

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Butler Armsden’s Valley of the Moon house in California has no front door

American firm Butler Armsden has designed this residence in northern California as a series of cedar-clad volumes, which are each accessed from a large outdoor area at the centre. The project is named Valley of the Moon as a reference to the ancient name given by Native American tribes to Sonoma Valley, which the residence overlooks. The

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Little House by MW Works sits on bluff overlooking Washington’s Puget Sound

American studio MW Works has designed a compact cabin in a Washington forest with exterior walls clad in weathered cedar and blackened cement. The cabin called Little House is located in Seabeck, a waterfront village and former mill town in Washington. It sits within a forest on a bluff overlooking Hood Canal, a natural waterway

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High Horse Ranch by Kieran Timberlake overlooks forested valley in northern California

American firm Kieran Timberlake has used prefabricated components to create a mountaintop retreat, composed of a main dwelling wrapped in weathering steel and glass, and two micro cabins for guests. The project, called High Horse Ranch, is located just outside the town of Willits, about three hours north of San Francisco. Situated on 64 wooded acres

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Swimming pool flows between courtyard walls of Mexico’s Casa Xólotl

Masonry walls partition a patio and create various swimming areas at this renovated Mexican residence by Punto Arquitectónico. Casa Xólotl is a single-storey home in Mérida, which was overhauled by local firm Punto Arquitectónico after finding the home in disrepair. The studio renovated the house by dramatically transforming it into two separate volumes with a courtyard,

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Alain Carle Architecte renovates rundown Résidence Maribou chalet in Canada

This rural Quebec chalet from the 1960s faced demolition, but was salvaged and given a new life by Montreal-based studio Alain Carle Architecte, which sought to restore the home’s original charm. Located outside the town of St-Sauveur, in the Laurentians region, Résidence Maribou was in need of more than a facelift, as its structure, insulation,

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Three houses form greyscale Casas SP complex in Mexico by S-AR and Marisol González

A trio of black-and-white residences line up in a row on a site in northern Mexico, created as a collaboration between architects S-AR and Marisol González. Casas SP comprises three separate houses, each three storeys tall, constructed very close to one another to form a complex of urban dwellings in the town of San Pedro Garza

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Felipe Assadi’s bright red Casa La Roja nestles in the Chilean mountains

Chilean studio Felipe Assadi Arquitectos has completed a remote dwelling with a vivid scarlet exterior that contrasts with its lush, green surroundings. Casa La Roja, or The Red House, is located in San José de Maipo commune in Chile, near the border with Argentina. Homes sprinkled throughout the mountainous zone are afforded a high level

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John Ronan’s charred wood Courtyard House frames views of Lake Michigan

American firm John Ronan Architects has completed a square-shaped, waterfront home in Michigan that features a wooden exterior and rooms organised around open-air courtyards. The Courtyard House sits on the sandy shores of Lake Michigan, within the quaint beach town of Saint Joseph. Square in plan and totalling 5,000 square feet (465 square metres), the

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Eindhoven to build “world’s first” 3D-printed houses that people will live inside

Eindhoven University of Technology has announced plans to 3D print a series of concrete houses that will be made available to rent. In what is being described as a world first, the Dutch university is set to build five 3D-printed houses over the next five years, which will all become rental properties. “The project is

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Hill House was designed from the inside out

To mark 150 years since the birth of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, we’re looking back at five influential projects that defined his career. First up is Hill House in Helensburgh, widely recognised as the Scottish architect’s most important residential work. Hill House exemplifies Mackintosh’s approach to combining traditional Scottish values with modern international ideas. Located in Helensburgh,

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Casa Roca’s curved concrete walls are designed to give an architectural “hug”

Curved board-marked concrete walls wrap around the front of this residence in Quito, Ecuador, which local firm Estudio Felipe Escudero modelled on “the physical form of a hug”. Casa Roca is located in a residential neighbourhood in Ecuador’s capital city that Estudio Felipe Escudero (EFE), a studio led by architect Felipe Escudero, describes as “full

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Green steel accents define MMS House in São Paulo by Pascali Semerdjian

Colourful steel windows punctuate the brick facade of this home in São Paulo, recently completed by local firm Pascali Semerdjian Arquitetos. The four-bedroom MMS House was built on a longitudinal lot in São Paulo. It encompasses 411 square metres, built over three storeys and a basement. From the streetfront, the home is protected by an

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Eight of the best recently completed Mexican houses

So far, 2018 has been a bumper year for private houses completed in Mexico. Here’s eight of our favourites, including a residence formed from a collection of black concrete cuboids and a colourful property designed as an homage to Luis Barragán. Casa Bruma, southwest of Mexico City, by Fernanda Canales and Claudia Rodríguez Black concrete

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In Situ Studio revitalises dilapidated brick Nolintha Residence in North Carolina

Architecture firm In Situ Studio needed to overcome rotting trim and crumbling brick mortar to renovate and slightly enlarge an American foursquare-style dwelling that had fallen into shambles. The Nolintha Residence is located in Raleigh, the state capital of North Carolina. The clients – a brother and sister who are successful restaurateurs – hired local

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Trout Lake Residence by Olson Kundig opens onto Washington landscape

Massive bi-folding doors allow this artist’s retreat in Washington by architecture firm Olson Kundig to open to the outdoors and accommodate large pieces of art. Situated in the rural area of Trout Lake, the compound is made up of four buildings arranged in two clusters. The clients, an artist couple, wanted studio spaces that would

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Jeff Svitak builds blackened Redwood House with private studio for himself in Southern California

American architect Jeff Svitak has designed a house for himself nestled into a hillside in San Diego, complete with various outdoor spaces and an office for his practice. Spanning three storeys and clad in blackened wood, Redwood House has a varied construction comprising cuboid volumes and outdoor walkways.   The house measures 2,000 square feet (186

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Matt Fajkus creates office addition for mid-century Austin home

Texas studio Matt Fajkus Architecture used wood, stucco and glass to form an extension to a 1960s dwelling on a sloped site overlooking a creek. The project, called Creekbluff Studio, entailed adding a spacious office to a mid-century-modern home that is owned by clients who work in the financial sector. The 1966 house, which is

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AIA awards North America’s best new housing of 2018

The American Institute of Architects has announced its top 11 residential projects for 2018, including a house in New York that takes design cues from its past as a Quaker settlement and a remote residence with expansive light wood and glass in rural Ontario. The AIA 2018 Housing Awards recognises the most notable residential projects built in the

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Ryuichi Ashizawa uses traditional techniques to control climate at house on Okinawa Island

Large eaves and a metal-mesh canopy that will eventually be covered with plants help to shade the interiors of this concrete house on Japan’s Okinawa Island. Osaka-based studio Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects designed the house called Ma of Wind for a plot in a residential area southwest of the 14th-century Shuri Castle, on the island in the

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Minimalist art and horse stables influence rural Gauthier Residence by Atelier Barda

Massive brick walls and simple geometric forms define this home in a Canadian forest by Montreal-based studio Atelier Barda, which overlooks the client’s horse stables. The home is located near Mont Tremblant, a popular holiday location known for its natural landscapes. The clients own a horse farm on the remote site, and wanted to add

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BIG designs prototype tiny cabin in Upstate New York

Architecture firm BIG has created a small black cabin with an angular roofline in the Hudson Valley, as the first model for prefab-housing startup Klein. BIG’s prototype, named A45, is the first in a series of tiny homes by well-known architects that Klein plans to offer customers. Constructed in Upstate New York, the one-storey building

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In Situ Studio creates low-lying Trull Residence for wooded site in North Carolina

Architecture firm In Situ Studio used concrete blocks and warm-toned wood to form the exterior walls of this family residence, which occupies a sloped site dotted with trees. The Trull Residence is located in Cary, a suburban town just outside North Carolina’s state capital Raleigh. Situated on a wooded property with an adjacent pond, the

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Colourful Barragán-esque house by Moneo Brock wraps four trees in Mexico

Pink, purple and yellow walls divide up the Casa TEC 205 residence in Monterrey, which architecture studio Moneo Brock designed as an “homage” to the work of the country’s legendary architect Luis Barragán. The bold hues are intended to be reminiscent of designs by Mexican architects Barragán – whose built work largely consists of brightly coloured

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Board-marked concrete walls frame pool views from AT House

Ten glazed sections divided by board-marked concrete walls are lined up to form this long Mexican house, designed by architect Laurent Herbiet. Herbiet, who runs the Mexico City-based studio Hrbt, completed AT House at the top of a hill in Oaxtepec – a town in the north of Mexican state Morelos – for a couple

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Black concrete boxes form Casa Bruma in rural Mexico

Nine dark-coloured blocks circle a forest clearing that acts as a courtyard for this home by Mexican architects Fernanda Canales and Claudia Rodríguez. Canales and Rodríguez collaborated on the 6,500-square-foot (604-square-metre) Casa Bruma project, which serves a holiday home for a young family. The house comprises cuboid units of varying heights, each accommodating a different

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Edmonds + Lee overhauls slender Victorian home in San Francisco

California studio Edmonds + Lee has refurbished and expanded a gabled-roof dwelling in San Francisco, transforming rooms into light-filled spaces with wood flooring and minimalist decor. Encompassing 3,000 square feet (279 square metres), the Gable House occupies a long, narrow parcel in the city’s Noe Valley neighbourhood. The residence, built in 1908, is owned by

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Parallelogram House in Winnipeg is named after its unusual shape

Canadian firm 5468796 has created an angular residence with light interiors concealed within a dark-coloured exterior. Parallelogram House has a floor plan shaped like a parallelogram – a tilted rectangle with two sets of parallel sides – and was built in a rural municipality of Winnipeg by local firm 5468796. Its angular walls create four distinct

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Glass study extends from hilltop home in Wyoming by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

A glazed box containing a study cantilevers from the contemporary rural Jackson Residence by architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, which overlooks a river valley in the American West. The house is located in the scenic town of Jackson, Wyoming, a favoured spot for holiday homes and retirement dwellings. The residence is situated on the edge

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Connecticut Residence by Cutler Anderson straddles a woodland pond

US studio Cutler Anderson Architects has wrapped this house in Connecticut around a large pond so its residents can watch birds, fish and insects at play. The firm designed Connecticut Residence for a family of five with the aim of causing “minimal disturbance” to its rural setting among 4.3 acres (1.74 hectares) of woodland. Among

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“No architect today is capable of buildings like Luis Barragán’s”

The sensual and autobiographical qualities of the house Mexican architect Luis Barragán built for himself are rarely found in today’s buildings, says Aaron Betsky. If you are going to make real architecture today it better be damn real. In a world of instant images whose truth you can never ascertain, delicate structures just won’t do.

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Luciano Kruk includes blackened wood and patios at concrete Argentinian home

Architect Luciano Kruk’s latest board-marked concrete holiday home on the Argentinian coast has walls wrapped in glazing and blackened wood. Equestrian House is a holiday residence located in Costa Esmeralda, a picturesque stretch of coastline 250 miles (400 kilometres) south of Buenos Aires. The resort features a number of board-marked concrete residences designed by Kruk’s

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Five of the best houses in Indiana on Dezeen

Indiana, home to some of America’s best mid-century-modern architecture, is the next stop in our series of roundups highlighting impressive houses from each US state. Frost House by Emil Tessin, renovated by Karen Valentine and Bob Coscarelli This 1960s prefabricated dwelling in northern Indiana was modernised by Karen Valentine and Bob Coscarelli, who purchased the home

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All-white home by Bloco Arquitetos sits on compact plot in Brasília

A sloped roof tops this white house in Brazil’s capital, which architecture studio Bloco Arquitetos built within the initial masterplan for the city. The local firm designed 711H house for a couple with a child and two dogs. Built on the foundations of a single-storey home that had been demolished, it is located in a part of

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Deborah Berke Partners channels modernism with long and low Indiana house

A low-lying slender form, an overhanging roof and sliding glass doors are among the modernist-influenced features at this Indianapolis residence by architecture studio Deborah Berke Partners. When designing North Penn House for a family, the New York-based firm form drew on elements found in modernist dwellings built in the surrounding area during the 1950s and

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Fuzzy House by SO features stepped roof terrace and public alleyway

Architecture studio SO designed this bunker-like concrete house in the Thai city of Chiang Mai around a pathway that provides locals a shortcut between two roads. The studio, which is also known as Situation-based Operation, designed the house for a client who had owned the plot for several years but had left it unused. Over

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Feldman Architecture places art and yoga studios on lush California hillside

American studio Feldman Architecture has created a pair of wooden structures that are perched on a steep, forested site in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Mill Valley Cabins take their name from the northern California town where they are located. The forested site is a short distance from Muir Woods National Monument and the

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Hufft Architects’ Kansas City residence is influenced by Marcel Breuer

The mid-century-modern architecture of a nearby Marcel Breuer residence provided cues for a family home by Hufft Architects in Missouri. Encompassing 6,500 square feet (604 square metres), Baulinder House is located in Mission Hills – a residential neighbourhood of Kansas City. The home was built near a project by well-known Bauhaus architect Breuer, who was

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Joel Sanders updates mid-century-modern home on verdant site in Connecticut

A new bedroom wing and an opened-up entertaining area are among the modifications that US studio Joel Sanders Architect has made to a 1950s house in New England. The New Canaan Residence, which takes its name from the Connecticut town where it is located, sits on a leafy property encompassing just under three acres (1.2

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Kaplan Thompson Architects completes angular extension to rural Maine residence

The contemporary extension that Kaplan Thompson Architects has added to a traditional home in Maine is linked to the original structure by a bright yellow volume. Originally built in the 1980s, the farmhouse-style New England home was in need of repairs. “The renovation needed to add vibrant character, more spaces that could take advantage of

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Alonso & Crippa renovates compact urban dwelling in Buenos Aires

New apertures and an all-white stairwell are among the modifications made by Argentine studio Alonso & Crippa to a two-storey, century-old brick building in a gentrifying district in Buenos Aires. The project, called PH Thames, is located in Palermo Viejo – a historic neighbourhood that is dominated by small, brick buildings dating to the early

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Alain Carle Architecte completes minimalist home in Ontario

Board-formed concrete and black metal cladding characterise this house in rural Ontario by Alain Carle Architecte, which was designed to complement its man-made landscape. Named True North, the project is located near the Canadian city of Cornwall – next to the US border. Although the landscape appears to be natural, it is in fact formed

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Zaha Hadid’s only house finally completes in Russian forest

New photographs and a movie reveal Zaha Hadid’s only completed private residence – a house in the Barvikha Forest near Moscow, for a man she called the “Russian James Bond”. The late Iraqi-British architect designed Capital Hill Residence for businessman and philanthropist Vladislav Doronin, who runs property companies Capital Group and OKO Group, and is also the owner of luxury hotel and resort

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