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The most exceptional new homes in North America, according to architects

These buildings won the prestigious recognition for exceptional designs that emphasize sustainability and are well integrated into surrounding environments. The jury — which consisted of five longtime architects — gave the awards to homes in four categories: one- and two-family custom residences; …

Stradella / SAOTA

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> SAOTA’s first completed project in Los Angeles, Stradella, is a remodel of an existing 1970’s house on a …

Yale architecture students designed and built this handsome home for the homeless

Since 1967, first-year Yale architecture students have designed and built buildings to better the community — and last year’s project was a stellar …

A Modern House Accentuates a Sensational Wyoming Landscape

An earth-sheltered and earthquake-resistant home is built to stand the test of time in an extraordinary Wyoming landscape.<p>For the owners of the Jackson Residence—a retired couple with grown children—the completion of their contemporary rural home in Jackson, Wyoming, has been a long time coming.<p>Set …

Bold, monolithic stone home in India reveals its secret gardens

Mumbai-based Spasm Design recently unveiled a bold, monolithic home made from Dhrangadhra stone. The House of Secret Gardens features a cross-shaped …

Mint Santa Teresa / Studio Saxe

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Contemporary Costa Rican coastal hotel combines modern design and traditional craftsmanship. Stepping …

Black concrete home is made up of nine separate buildings

Talk about spacious<p>Casa Bruma is more compound than house. The black concrete residence, built 100 miles southwest of Mexico City, is comprised of nine structures that when combined create a single home with a sprawling footprint.<p>The architects Fernanda Canales and Claudia Rodríguez describe the …

These BIG-Inspired Posters Highlight the Evolving “Syntax” in Architecture

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has a knack for combatting a variety of complex issues via its step-by-step approach, yielding a design that seems almost …

Inside the multi-million-dollar condos of San Francisco's newly-opened $850 million residential tower — the first one just sold for $15 million

The newest member of San Francisco's iconic skyline is officially open for use.<p>The new tower opened on Thursday and is notable because it houses one commercial tenant, Facebook, and 55 multi-million-dollar residences. This includes a five-bedroom, $42 million penthouse. And despite the steep price …

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White stacked volumes for a house by Shakin Stevens House - Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

18 Puzzling Buildings With Architectural Designs ← Back to article<p>18 Puzzling Buildings With Architectural Designs<p>White stacked volumes for a house …

Are They Buildings or Gardens? The New ‘Green’ Architecture

Buildings are sprouting greenery, especially in Asia—not just living walls or rooftop meadows but whole façades draped with plants and terraces …

Peek Inside This Ultra-Narrow Concrete Cliff House With Insane Ocean Views

The steep grade of a beachside cliff might seem like a treacherous spot to build a beach house; but, when the architects behind Chilean firm Pezo von …

Rammed Earth Construction: 15 Exemplary Projects

This week, we're highlighting a selection of the best images of projects built using rammed earth. These 15 works show the attractive aesthetic …

51 Fitzroy Park Is a Striking Design Concept Set Amongst the Trees in North London

Angular lines and neutral shades help the home blend in with its park-like surroundings.<p>As striking and angular as its construction is, 51 Fitzroy …

An optical illusion turns plain room into a wooden cocoon

It’s all an illusion<p>People always say you can’t fit a square peg in a round hole. That might be true, but you can certainly fit a round room in a square frame. All it takes is a little visual trickery.<p>Minax Architects used a simple optical illusion to make a rectangular room in Shanghai’s One …

Minimalist Barn Conversion

This gorgeous barn conversion is up for grabs! Located in Osterlen, Sweden, this contemporary four-bedroom home is the stuff of dreams. The 4,200 …

A Modern Solar-Powered Home Built Within the Ruins of an 18th-Century Farmhouse | Colossal

<p>Architects Nathanael Dorent and Lily Jencks recently collaborated to build a sleek, modern home within the existing ruins of an 18th-century …

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These Perched Cabins in India Will Stimulate All Your Senses

A series of minimalist cabins nestled among spice plantations offer a restorative nature experience.<p>It’s little wonder that South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary, Thekkady, has long charmed both nature lovers and spice traders alike. Draped in lush greenery and cooling breezes, this misty …

Architecture

Swedish Barn Conversion

Sited on a farm in the Tunby countryside, the Swedish Barn Conversion gives a pair of agrarian buildings new life as a modern dwelling. The two …

A Small Design House that Disappears in Nature

Minnesota’s architecture studio, Coulson, has designed ‘Disappear Retreat’ as a waste-free, water-free, energy-free house. “Our passion for the …

Media Headquarters / Olson Kundig

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The design of this media headquarters reflects the company’s core values of egalitarianism, transparency …

The Jackson House floats at the base of a canyon in Big Sur

This beautiful home located at the base of a canyon in Big Sur is made from an array of materials, including copper and concrete. Fougeron …

Mororo House

Surrounded by pine trees in the mountains of Brazil, the Mororo House accommodates its cool climate and elevated views with glazed internal spaces. …

Cars zoom right through this Copenhagen building

Making use of seemingly unusable space<p>Cars have plenty of ways to get around city obstacles. There are underpasses and overpasses, bridges, and tunnels. Sometimes, though, cities need to get around cars. In the case of Blox, a new building in Copenhagen, cars run right through it like a …

Architecture

Cube Haus seeks to solve the housing crisis with affordable prefab homes

Many large cities are struggling with severe housing issues, and one new startup is proposing an architectural solution. Developer Cube Haus – …

JR’s Hut at Kimo Estate / Anthony Hunt Design + Luke Stanley Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Kimo Hut stands alone on a hill outside Gundagai in rural New South Wales. It is the latest addition …

Huge concrete beams frame ocean views from a "levitating" coastal home in Chile

La Casa H is built into hills of the coastal town of Zapallar and is constructed around a set of four massive reinforced concrete beams running the …

Sunyata Hotel in Dali Old Town / Zhaoyang Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The site is nearby the crossing of two main streets of Dali old town. It combines two pieces of …

Architecture

Ehupua House

Backed by the striking landscapes of Honolulu, the Ehupua House combines unparalleled views and exceptional architecture. The home was designed by …

Interlocking indoor and outdoor levels bring Japanese house close to nature

For this lakeside house in Japan, Tokyo-based studio Sugawaradaisuke used five interlocking levels to create multiple viewing platforms both inside …