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Solar-powered English country house offsets all its CO2 emissions

Three generations live under one roof in this sustainably minded home that breaks from the norm of the picturesque English countryside. Macdonald …

The Barn / Carney Logan Burke Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Whatever the attraction, the architectural barn style was the look that the homeowners were after when …

Roof that Curves Upwards Brings Light into This Revitalized Aussie Home

If you find us constantly harping on the importance of lighting and natural ventilation while planning for a home, then it is for good reason. …

Interior Design

Courtyard Residence

Downers Grove, Illinois<p>Designed to accommodate the special needs and limited mobility of two of the family’s three children, this home transcends physical accessibility to create an environment that will enrich and invigorate the girls’ lives from childhood through maturity. This was accomplished …

Architecture

Safe House

During the day, the Safe House looks like any modern residence — a cube structure with loads of glazing — but at night it transforms into a concrete …

ZincHouse / Studio B

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> A constrained property, a complex history and a one-story requirement defined this 2500 square foot …

Tallest wooden tower in the U.S. gets green light

The country’s new age of timber construction is here<p>Timber construction is a hot new (and old) trend promising sustainable, affordable buildings without sacrificing beauty or strength. While the movement started in Europe, it’s fast spreading to the U.S.<p>Just last week, the country’s most ambitious …

Tetra House

Austin, Texas<p>The Tetra Fourth House is a 3000 square-foot single-family residence located in the lively neighborhood of South Austin.<p>The house is designed to be inward-looking, centered around a small, intimate courtyard containing a pool and a gravel garden with Japanese maple trees. Inspired by …

Architecture

Meet Jersey City’s Tallest Residential Tower: Urby’s Cantilevered Column Takes Over the Skyline

One of the most exciting residential projects around New York City — a stacked tower featuring an unparalleled perspective of Manhattan — just popped up in the burgeoning neighborhood of Jersey City, New Jersey. Designed by Dutch architecture firm concrete, Jersey City Urby is a 69-story 713-foot …

Japan's 'nature architecture' has deep cultural roots

Updated 7th August 2017

Japan

Skyline House

Oakland, California<p>This project is a rebuild of an existing post Fire-storm house. Situated high on top of the Eastbay mountain range over looking the city of Oakland, the site has unobstructed view’s toward the southwest Bay and Golden Gate. It was designed for a young family, who desired an open …

Architecture

Hidden Stone House in San Juan Island

La Pierre, French name for “the stone” is a design house in San Juan, United States, conceived by Olson Kundig. The concept was to integrate this …

Architecture

Going Green: The Best Architecture of 2017 Is Overflowing With Foliage

Celebrated for reasons associated with health, environmental sustainability and pure enjoyment, green roofs have gained traction as a modish element throughout contemporary architecture. Capable of transforming the “fifth façade” beyond just a functional shelter and into a forward-thinking and …

Architecture

WATG wins competition to design freeform 3D-printed house

A team of architects in Chicago has proposed a house made of 3D-printed plastic and carbon-fibre panels wrapped around glazed walls (+ slideshow).<p>The …

The University of Queensland Oral Health Centre / Cox Rayner Architects + Hames Sharley

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The UQ Oral Health Centre is sited in the University of Queensland’s medical campus adjoining the Royal …

The most luxurious condo buildings in 7 major US cities

We may have reached a ceiling of growth and fallen into a sluggish market in some cities, but these supertall and super-expensive developments — many of which have been in the works for years — continue to rise up. Now, though, they vie for attention from discerning buyers by outdoing each other …

The world's 50 most Instagrammable pools

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Can you spot the planets in this stunning photo of the Milky Way - taken from the Isle of Wight?

Spectacular star views may be difficult to find in some parts of the country but one photographer managed to catch the perfect shot of first light on the Isle of Wight.<p>Chad Powell, a 24-year-old snapper and graphic designer, has a passion for photographing the night sky off the coast of …

Housing In The Age Of Sea Level Rise

The Flood House is currently floating around the Thames Estuary–a prototype for the nomadic housing of the future.<p>Over the past three weeks, people off the coast of the Thames estuary may have caught a strange sight: a floating house being towed through the waters by a single tugboat. Made of wood …

OPA finds backer for cliffside residence sunken into Lebanese mountain

Open Platform for Architecture is moving forward with plans to build a subterranean residence that will slice into a mountain near Beirut and feature …

Nifty Modern House in Wisconsin Blends in with Dense Forest Landscape

When brilliant architecture meets a breathtaking natural landscape, the result is often a dream home that not only offers you a window into an exotic …

Container-based homes designed to meet a multitude of needs

Canadian firm Honomobo has launched a new range of shipping container-based homes and living spaces. Able to serve as a standalone tiny house, garage …

This black and white apartment was designed for a couple that loves to party

Ukrainian interior designer Lera Katasonova, has designed a mostly black and white apartment, for a young couple that loves to party.<p>As you enter the …

T weekend house by process5 design overlooks coast in western japan

<b>T weekend house by process5 design overlooks coast in western japan</b> <br>all images courtesy of YFT/keishiro yamada<p>japanese studio process5 design has …

Architecture

20 Space-Saving Fold-Down Desks

<b>Fold-down desks</b> are perfect for compact spaces. Not only do they maximize square footage by neatly folding away when the room is needed for other …

Prefabricated tiny homes by Cocoon9 designed to meet demand for "efficiency and luxury"

Cocoon9, an American designer and manufacturer of prefabricated dwellings, has created a collection of micro homes, with the smallest one starting at …