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Gallery: Modern architecture that highlights the rugged beauty of concrete

Sublime concrete architecture is by no means new, of course – the Romans were perfecting the art thousands of years ago. More recently, the Brutalist …

A Family Lives Harmoniously Together in This Captivating Multi-Generational Home

In Sangolquí, Ecuador, architects create a striking Z-shaped home to accommodate two generations.<p>When Raul Ortega wanted to build a home that would accommodate his wife and children, as well as his elderly parents, he turned to Quito–based architecture firm Estudio A0 for help. After much strategic …

Hawaiian house by LifeEdited harvests more energy and water than it consumes

Design consultancy LifeEdited has built a family home on Hawaiian island Maui, as a model for sustainable, off-grid living.<p>The LifeEdited: Maui …

Ghat House

Cascading down a steep slope on the coast of Chile, the Ghat House is inspired by the topography of the land. The large slanted roof is supported by …

Architecture

The Conversation Pit Makes a Much-Appreciated Comeback at an Ultramodern Home in Cupertino

A glass house floats at the edge of Silicon Valley.<p>When Pam and Paul Costa moved from Milwaukee to Silicon Valley—via their employment at Apple—they dreamed of building their own home, just like some of their friends and relatives had done back in the Midwest. But they discovered that this rite of …

Architecture

The New Rules of Excess: Inside L.A.'s Giga-Mansion Boom with the Architect of Beyoncé and Jay Z's $120 Million Bel Air Home

In the Bird Streets, a tangle of roads above Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, multimillion-dollar mansions, with their angular glass facades spilling down the hillsides, look as if they have alighted fresh off another planet. Many are the work of a single architect, Paul McClean. On a September …

One Man's Quest to Photograph Every Frank Lloyd Wright Structure Ever Built

The Phoenix-based photographer captures the architect's iconic buildings in their most appealing light<p>There are 532 Frank Lloyd Wright structures standing in the world. Phoenix-based photographer Andrew Pielage is on a mission to shoot every one of them. The 39-year-old is the unofficial …

Architecture

This prefab tiny house is built from 24 layers of cardboard

It looks better than it sounds<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in April 2016 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>Humble cardboard has been the unorthodox material of choice for Pritzker-winning architect Shigeru Ban, who's already built a cathedral, pavilion, and …

Prefab Homes

Inverted Pyramid House

Balancing on a rural hillside in the Spanish region of Matarraña, the Inverted Pyramid House seems to defy the laws of gravity. Like the exterior, …

This Cabin Has Grown From A Simple Bunkhouse To A Retreat For A Family

Back in 1912, the grandparents of Jim Olson (of architecture firm Olson Kundig), built their own summer cottage in Longbranch, Washington.<p>During …

Ty Hedfan

Wales, United Kingdom<p>With a section that hangs over a river, this four-bedroom vacation rental in Wales echoes Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater masterpiece, but with a material palette that reflects its natural Welsh setting.<p>Ty Hedfan, which means "The Hovering House" in Welsh, is a striking …

New Ross home, with an eye on modernism, asks $14.9 million

Swoon!<p>Up in the tony town of Ross, known to the pop culture-savvy as the former home of Sean Penn and Robin Wright, one can find many pricey abodes. But it’s a red-letter day when a new construction lands on the market, especially one as alluring as the sprawling estate at 9 Woodside Way.<p>Coming in …

Marin County

Make this 1850 Spanish farmhouse your summer retreat for $3.3M

The top-to-bottom renovation is located in the medieval town of Pals in Catalonia<p>A top-to-bottom renovation of a traditional farmhouse has come on the market in Catalonia, and it’s pretty much the embodiment of luxurious European-countryside living.<p>Located in the medieval town of Pals in Spain’s …

Living Rooms

Tent cabin cluster blends perfectly into a Californian forest

This family retreat hidden in the forests of Northern California is very different from your typical weekend home. Berkeley-based Envelope …

13 Beautiful Indoor/Outdoor Bathrooms

If you love spending time in the bathroom, and you love the outdoors — and you're maybe a little bit of an exhibitionist — then you'll really love …

Cloud 9 Villa | 123DV

Duin & Beek residential district adjoins the young dunes. The natural scenery all around creates a sense of total freedom for the residents. This …

Landscape Ideas: 10 Wooden Decks That Disappear

The best wooden deck is one you don’t notice: it creates outdoor living space without distracting you from the outdoors.<p>Here are 10 of our favorite …

Architects transform 150-year-old Slovenian hay barn into a stunning contemporary home

Slovenian firm Styria Arhitektura worked pure architectural magic by transforming a 150-year-old hay barn into a gorgeous contemporary home. After …

This Renovated Historical Residence Features Tile Flowing From The Roof To The Courtyard

Han Wen-Qiang, founder and principal architect of ARCHSTUDIO, has designed the renovation of a Siheyuan, a historical type of residence in Beijing, …

Home renovation adds a curving roof to let in light

Clever!<p>This home extension in Melbourne was initially a tricky ask. The client wanted something modern and bright, but the addition would have to be nestled between the boundary walls of neighbors, with a less-than-optimal north-facing orientation and a historically protected facade that can’t be …

Architecture

Handsome timber chalet shows off the beauty of modern minimalism

The charms of simplicity are celebrated in this beautiful timber chalet tucked in the Alps of eastern France. Designed by French architecture firm …

Impressive 500-square-foot apartment has everything you need

It’s located in the heart of Kiev<p>It’s always fun to take a peek at how the rest of the world does compact apartments. The latest example comes out of Kiev, Ukraine, designed by local firm Martin Architects.<p>Measuring 45 square meters, or about 484 square feet, the one-bedroom appears to be a …

Interior Design

The cabin in the woods that tops all others

Situated in the middle of lush vegetation in Noorderpark in Utrecht, Holland, this tiny cabin is green not only color-wise, but also energy-wise. …

This Snug Guesthouse in Upstate New York Is Good Enough to Live In

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This California Home Preserved The Existing Trees To Maintain A Natural Landscape

San Francisco based architecture firm, arcanum architecture, inc., recently completed a contemporary house in Atherton, California.<p>On the front of …

Curving House Facade Wrapped Around An Olive Tree

Casa Kwantes is definitely not the type of house that would blend in, especially in a traditional setting which is pretty much how you could describe …

A Stunning Spanish Home in a Former Cement Factory

When it comes to describing our ultimate dream home, we'd gladly leave the words cement and factory beneath a pile of rubble in our imaginary …

Cozy Fairmount home hides off street, asks $524K

So many exposed beams<p>Parking won’t be an issue for this Fairmount home, which just hit the market for $524,900. The cozy brick house is set far back from Brown Street, allowing room for a two-car driveway.<p>The house alone has nice curb appeal, with its front porch and cornice. The interiors are even …