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This Home Achieves Blissful Living in the Hills

Three designers jump-start their practice with an affordably built abode in New Zealand.<p>In 2010, Ben Mitchell-Anyon, Sally Ogle, and Tim Gittos took out a loan, quit their day jobs, and embarked on their inaugural project together as Patch Work Architecture. The assignment was simple: Find an …

New Zealand

Paint it Black

This family of cost-conscious Hamburgers (freshly back in Germany after years abroad) converted a kitschy turn-of-the-century villa into a high-design home.<p>When Hinnerk Ehlers and Katja Winterhalder moved their family to Hamburg, Germany, after seven years abroad in Canada, they knew what they …

Dining Rooms

Minimal Hollywood house by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos juts out from steep hillside

Spanish firm Fran Silvestre Arquitectos designed the off-white angular form of this house so it would "hang from the topography" of the Hollywood …

Black house in Melbourne provides sanctuary for sleeping-disorder sufferer

This blackened timber house in Melbourne curves around an olive tree garden, and was designed by BLOXAS Architecture for a client with a severe …

Enrique Jerez and Jesús Alonso incorporate printing press and carpentry studio into house in northern Spain

The mint-green shutters, white walls and red tiled roof of this house and studio by architects Enrique Jerez and Jesús Alonso reference the 1940s …