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Cool concrete summer home sits among a sea of trees

Life in this concrete forest doesn’t seem so bad<p>Designed by the Buenos Aires-based studio Besonías Almeida Arquitectos, this summer home is situated in a seaside resort south of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and blends a clean modernist aesthetic with the surrounding landscape. The home’s design relies …

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Gallery: Striking new Apple store in Seattle’s University Village features indoor garden, terrazzo porch

This morning in Seattle, Apple welcomed customers to a striking new store in the heart of University Village, an upscale shopping center near the University of Washington. <i>9to5Mac</i> reader Kim Ahlberg stopped by the store and snapped some photos of the new design elements on display.<p>With a low-slung …

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This Elegant Californian Prefab Minimizes Site Disturbance

Thanks to its modular construction, a modern retreat treads lightly on the pristine landscape.<p>When Clive McCarthy and his wife, Tricia Bell, were on the hunt for an escape from San Francisco, they found the perfect spot for their second home three hours north of the Bay Area on a 64-acre site in …

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An Expansive Grass Roof Tops This Modern Brazilian Home

Sandwiched between two concrete slabs, a modern holiday home is fully integrated into nature.<p>Set amidst rolling hills outside São Paulo, Brazil, this 10,763-square-foot contemporary home designed by Brazilian architecture firm Studio MK27 blends into the landscape with a grand grass roof.<p>Named …

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This Minimalist Bungalow Will Change Color Over Time

Scandinavian and Japanese influences are expertly woven together to create a light-filled home in the Czech Republic.<p>"Country living with a modern twist" was the brief for the Family Home Neveklov, a retreat that enjoys a rich connection with a striking Bohemian landscape in more ways than …

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An Elegant Abode Embraces Nature Without Waiving Privacy

In North Carolina's Cary suburb, a contemporary home of timber, glass, and concrete blocks is designed for a nature-loving couple who value privacy.<p>When In Situ Studio was tapped to design a modern home in Raleigh, North Carolina, they were presented with a tricky challenge: to create an expansive …

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Boundary

Taipei City, Taiwan<p>Boundary is a minimalist interior design located in Taipei, Taiwan, designed by Wei Yi International Design Associates. Since ancient times there have been two choices for the rich and established; to flaunt wealth and fame, or to keep a modest and low-profile. For the owner, an …

Elwood House

Elwood, Victoria, Australia<p>Ninety-nine years after this 1915 Edwardian-era house was built, Australian firm Preston Lane transformed the interior via a remodel and extension that deftly blends old and new.<p>To better maintain the residence's street facade in its suburban Melbourne, Australia, …

An Off-the-Grid Prefab that Combines Open Plan Living with Rugged Durability

In Tasmania, an eco-conscious architect builds a vacation home that can stand up to an untamed island.<p>When you think of beach houses, this simple box, clad in vivid orange and red metal panels, probably isn’t what springs to mind. But then, the Tasman Peninsula, a remote region of Tasmania, itself …

Take a Look Around Pitsou Kedem’s New Concrete Box House

The work of architect Pitsou Kedem and his studio is a constant balance of contradictions. One of his most recent offerings, for instance, was a …

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“House of Yards” Is a Breathtaking Modern Oasis in Western Austria

Marte.Marte Architects have designed a breathtaking contemporary oasis overlooking the Rhine Valley in western Austria.<p>While two of the home’s …

Old Garage with Heritage Façade Finds New Life as a Fabulous Family Home

Adaptive reuse does much more than just save historic buildings and cut back on construction costs and wastage of resources. It is undoubtedly the …

Everything you need to harness rain and greywater at home

Rain, rain, stow away.<p>Whoever said money doesn’t fall from the sky hadn’t mastered the art of harvesting precipitation. A carefully ­coordinated system can render drizzles and downpours safe to use in all your indoor-plumbing fixtures and water-hogging appliances—and ­augment your home’s reliance …

25 Dreams Homes You’ll Wish Were Yours

It’s difficult to define the things that make a house feel like a home or the characteristics that a dream home should have to actually be everything …

3 modernist homes to make you say: WOW!

Is modernist architecture really all just plain white boxes, sleek finishes and amazing interiors? Well, if today's properties are anything to go by, …

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A Simple Gabled House Features an Intricate Latticework Shell

Architect Sven Matt mixed basic shapes with rich details in this Austrian home.<p>It seems impossible to be a minimalist and maximalist at the same time, but that's what Sven Matt achieved last year, when he designed a 1,600-square-foot home in the hilly west Austrian town of Bregenzerwald for his …

Black Box Family Home On The Riverside Embraces Nature

It doesn’t look like a typical family home but don’t be fooled by that. This is in fact a wonderful home for its owners, three kids and their …

The Emmons House

Mill Valley, California<p>A 1949 architect's shed up on the hill above Richardson Bay in Marin, California. The humble 1300-square-foot "tree house" was designed and built by a young Donn Emmons as a first personal residence for his new family. The house was truly experimental for its time—a main …

Yale St Residence

Santa Monica, California<p>New 2,800sf residence designed around a swimming pool. The L-plan is hinged together with a 2-story light tower, allowing all spaces to have view of the pool. Front volume consists of living, dining, and family room. Side volume consists of kitchen, den, and guest suite, …

Wicker Park home with rooftop: $1.6M

1270 Marion Ct. in Chicago: $1,595,000<p>Listed on Feb. 6, 2017<p>Custom all-brick home with open floor plan on a 25-foot lot in the heart of Wicker Park. Kitchen is outfitted with top-of-the-line Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, three-inch countertops, custom cabinetry, a built-in table and bench. Master …

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Mid-century modernism and sustainable design meet in two desert homes

Two new residences in Palm Springs by o2 Architecture combine the best of mid-century modernism and 21st-century sustainable design. The team …

Interior design ideas, architecture and renovating photos

The Palo Alto Lantern House adds a new vision of modern living to the eclectic styles of its surrounding suburban neighbors. The house features an …

Vacation for Design Lovers

Casa Da Rampa - a perfect vacation spot in Sintra, Portugal.<p>We love this strikingly modern holiday home’s dramatic horizontal profile and clean structural minimalism. Designed with dynamic architectural style and vision, it’s also a relaxingly livable family friendly retreat.<p>Placed within the …

Rieger House / Leonardo Ciotta Arquitetura

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> With an unusual design condition, this residence should house not only the usual functions of a …

Tadao Ando's First NYC Residence Tops Out in Nolita

Tadao Ando’s first residential building in New York City—152 Elizabeth—has topped out in Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood. A collaboration with …

13 Projects by Olson Kundig Architects Embedded In Their Surroundings

Founded on the idea that architecture is closely related to nature and to people’s lifestyle, Olson Kundig is a studio famous for its inspiring …

Majestic Bachelor Pad Has Its Own Underground Night Club

If there was ever a perfect bachelor pad in the world, this would be it. It’s a residence located in Belgium, designed by Govaert & Vanhouette …

Is This the Most Luxurious Modernist Residence Ever Created?

From the luxury-inclined minds of Ström Architects comes a new brand ethos for the potential of contemporary residential architecture. Inspired by the design quality and workmanship of Superyachts, the firm aims to create an extraordinary collection of Superhouses in secret locations around the …

Casa 40 / Sergio Reyes Rodríguez

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Casa 40 sits on a site on the outskirts of Bogotá in the neighbouring city of La Calera. Anchored in a …