A Two-Part Costa Rican House By MG Design Studio

MG design studio developed ‘Casa Ching’, a house that contains of two volumes that separates private and social area in Tres Ríos, Costa Rica. Whereas the building material of the communal sector is mainly concrete, the private sector is m…

A Contemporary Hillside Home In Skiathos, Greece

On the Greek island of Skiathos, architectural bureau Lydia Xynogala Projects built a modern home to fit perfectly with the sloping Mediterranean landscape. The house consists of three parallel adjoining rooms, all with their own outdoor terrace, allow…

a-um Bring Modern Design To A Traditional Charming Sake-Brewery

In the Japanese city of Fukuoka, architecture studio a-um have refurbished a traditional sake brewery and built an extension on the old complex. Their aim was to create more space for new facilities that enhance the process of making the traditional Ja…

Award Winning Villa At The Foot Of Lion Head in Cape Town

South African architecture studio SAOTA built “OVD 919“, a sensational mansion in a unique natural environment with a 360 degree view over Bantry Bay, Clifton and the mountains. The family residence measures more than 2000 square meters and lies at…

The Binh House In Vietnam By VTN Architects

With the architecture project ‘Binh House’ Vo Trong Nghia Architects (VTN Architects) take up the challenge of creating a green oasis in the dense neighborhood of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Using sustainable materials such as natural stone,…

A Vacation Home With 72 Doors By Cristián Izquierdo

Architect Cristián Izquierdo created a pine wooden multifunctional holiday home opening up to a long beach, on top of a dune in the middle of nowhere in Chile.
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A Versatile Vacation Home By Cristián Izquierdo

Architect Cristián Izquierdo created a pine wooden multifunctional holiday home opening up to a long beach, on top of a dune in the middle of nowhere in Chile.
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MINIMOD – A Contemporary Retreat Close To Nature

The small housing units called MINIMOD have been designed by Brazilian MAPA Architects. Constructed from four modules, namely, bedroom, living room dining room and bathroom, which also contains a kitchen, they present a simple but contemporary dwelling…

Watermill On The Crag By Bruno Lucas Dias

Architecture practice Bruno Lucas Dias designed the lodge “ Watermill on the Crag“, built with recycled materials from an old watermill in Portugal’s Crags of Saint Simon. The architect’s goal was to construct an energy-efficient building on a …

The Monte Rosa Hut By Bearth & Deplazes Architekten

The Monte Rosa Hut designed by Bearth & Deplazes Architekten is a mountain hut located on the Monte Rosa massif near Zermatt. The five-story cabin made of wood is sitting on an ice-free rugged part at an altitude of almost 3000 meters.
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TarraWarra Cellar Door By Kerstin Thompson

On the Tarrawarra Estate in the Yarra Valley Melbourne-based architect Kerstin Thompson created a subterranean wine experience with the charm of a European wine cellar surrounded by an Australian landscape.
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The Mask House By WOJR

The Mask House, designed by WOJR, an organization of several architects and designers, is located in Ithaca, New York. The small home that measures less than 55 square meters represents a place of seclusion, peace and tranquility.
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Transformation By Moriyuki Ochiai Architects

Japanese firm Moriyuki Ochiai Architects transformed a botanical garden in Hakone area into a museum’s multi-purpose space and named the project “Waterscape/Memory of Spring“.
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An Outstanding Refurbished House In Portugal

Portuguese architecture bureau Aires Mateus reconstructed an old, forfeited building in the historic center of Alcobaça, Portugal. The outcome was a spectacular eye-catching building all in white providing a view of the river Baça. The building exten…

A Swimming Pool Inside A Sunken Pavilion

Architecture firm Act_Romegialli designed a swimming pool inside a pavilion that hides in the ground of an early 1900 property in Alta Brianza, Italy. The clients requested a modern pool house that wouldn’t clash with the old residence and the surrou…

Casa Na Mata By Studio MK27

Brazilian architecture studio MK27 designed a jungle house, “Casa na Mata“, on the verge of the Brazilian rain forest close to the Sao Paulo coastline. Completely surrounded by nature, the architects wanted to get the best out of contemporary desig…

Villa MQ: Flowing Lines

Villa MQ, designed by Office O Architects, is located in Tremelo, Belgium. The design has been drawn up on behalf of a family of four who wanted an extraordinary place to live in. By putting traditional methods aside, OOA allowed creativity to flow. As a result, the architects used curved walls, different ceiling heights and […]

A Secret Chapel In Valleacerón

The Chapel in Valleacerón, Spain, was designed by Madrid-based architecture office S.M.A.O. It’s an example of folded concrete architecture with geometric shapes. This extraordinary building that is recognizable as a chapel only at second glance sta…

The Bolwoningen By Dries Kreijkamp

The Bolwoningen which can be translated as either “ball” or “bulb” apartments were built in 1984 by artist and sculptor Dries Kreijkamp. He created an experimental settlement consisting of houses that resemble extraterrestrial buildings in the …

A Residence With Two Faces

Villa La Madone is an architectural project jointly realized by the Italian firms A2CM and Ceschia e Mentil Architetti Associati in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France. The building was finished in 2013.
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A Private Yet Communal Japanese Home

Japanese architect Tsubasa Iwahashi built a house which allows a family to feel connected while in separate rooms.
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A Renovation Reviving London’s ‘Butterfly Roof’

Counteracting the disappearance of the traditional London roof, forresterarchitects decided to create a modern rear home expansion project named ‘Harcombe’ that preserves the charm of London’s parapet roofline. The roof brings a vivid architectural concept to the back garden of this mid-terrace house in Stoke Newington in north London. Inside the home, the butterfly roof appears as exposed […]

A Timber Community Center By Mirko Franzoso

In 2012, architect Mirko Franzoso won an competition aimed at creatives under the age of 35. He proposed the concept for a community house that brings together the local community of Caltron, a small village in northern Italy.
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A Cuboid Home Reflecting The Desert

Chen + Suchart Studio have built the 280 sq m ‘Staab residence’ in the desert landscape of Scottsdale, Arizona.
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A Hotel Combining Tradition With Modern Design

In the village Kastelruth next to the Dolomities’ Seiser Alm, noa* gave the traditional hotel Valentinerhof a new finish.
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A Townhouse Renovation Prioritizing Indoor-Outdoor Flow

adamo-faiden gave a 1970s Buenos Aires townhouse a complete new look with a three-part refurbishment. A triple-storey glass enclosure was built at the back of the building to provide a connection between the public space outside and the private sphere within the house. By activating the air circulation, this architecture concept ensures isolation in winter […]

An Oasis Of Serenity In Southern France

By creating the ‘Villa Tranquille’ or the ‘Quiet House’ in the Hérauld Valley in southern France, local architects artelabo built an oasis of serenity.
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