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Lakeside at Black Butte Ranch

Black Butte Ranch – an iconic Oregon resort community located near Sisters, Oregon – sits at the gateway to Oregon’s high desert. First planned in the early 1970s, the Ranch is a vacation destination for many, and a year-round home for some. The original architecture is iconic “solar architecture” …

Solar Power

Studio B creates skinny backyard dwelling for landscape architect in Colorado

Long, narrow shotgun homes influenced the design of this backyard structure in Boulder by Studio B, which features a concrete base and an upper level …

Landscaping

Swiss Cubic House Tour, A Contemporary Concrete Landmark

• 1 |<p>Anchored on the hilltop, this stacked concrete creation glows invitingly from within. The enormous windows tear across the solid box-like design, …

Interior Design

10 homes that make the most of their balconies

For this week's roundup of popular images from Pinterest, we're featuring homes that treat their balconies as extra living spaces. Examples includes …

Tel Aviv

Are you bored yet?

<i></i>Its forms are basic, totemic: Euclidean shapes dredged from the long memory of the field. It sometimes relies on modules or grids. It’s often …

Design

Alain Gilles creates lounge chair that references vintage bicycles

Belgian designer Alain Gilles looked to the world of cycling when designing this lounge chair, which incorporates a tubular metal frame and …

Furniture

Raúl Sánchez Architects creates duplex apartment with golden cubes at its centre

Spanish studio Raúl Sánchez Architects has transformed two derelict apartments in downtown Barcelona into a spacious two-storey home, centred around …

Lofts

Angular frame juts over Montreal house extension by Naturehumaine

Canadian studio Naturehumaine has extended a house in Montreal to create a family living area and an elevated master bedroom, which are all encased …

Interior Design

Modern brick homes get a pinkish tone from soil

Gorgeous<p>There’s something delightful about homes that incorporate materials harvested on site. At Entre Pinos—a complex of five weekend homes nestled in the forest near Valle de Bravo, Mexico—the pinkish earth excavated for the homes’ foundations was incorporated into a render covering the brick …

Incorporated

2 Single Bedroom Homes With Warming Wood Tones

• 1 |<br>• Visualizer: Elena Shpak<p>We’re greeted with an initial blast of blue in the first of our two home tours. The early infusion of colour is a little …

Interior Design

Photography & Architecture: Atrium of Jussieu, 2011

We have featured this spot before on by ABDZ for its photography and architecture. We are taking another look at this spot by another photographer …

Photography

This Japanese Home is Made For A Photographer

From FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects comes this Shiga, Japan-based home made with a minimalist approach and a focus on maximizing natural light, …

House in Yamasaki By Tato Architects

Tato Architects was founded by Yo Shimada following his graduation from Kyoto City University of Arts. As one of his many Japan-based projects, this …

Striking Images of Exposed Steel: The Best Photos of the Week

High strength, ease of transport, and simplicity of assembly are among the many major advantages of steel. But while utilitarian steel structures …

Design

Transparent modern pad beautifully surrounded by gardens in Minnesota

This dynamic two-story modern pad was designed by <b>Peterssen Keller Architecture</b>, residing on a hillside overlooking Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, …

Interior Design

Architectural photography series celebrates clean lines and symmetry

There's something altogether soothing about this series by Finnish photographer, Tapio Koivula. In a similar vein to Instagram's obsession with …

Photography

Are the X100 series cameras good for architectural photography?

Those readers among you who follow my articles since some time already know how a big fan of the X100T I am, as a pocketable, ultralight, beautiful …

FUJIFILM

Kim Høltermand's Grå is a Story of Moody and Minimalist Urban Geometry

<i>All images by Kim Høltermand. Used with Creative Commons permission.</i><p>As of late, we’ve showcased a lot of works that depicts how architectural …

Creative Commons

The treasure-filled Florida home of Design Miami founder Craig Robins

If Miami is the Magic City, Craig Robins is its tireless conjurer. As founder and chief executive of the real estate company Dacra, Robins has been …

Houses

The revolutionary story of Radical Design gets a moment in the spotlight

At the beginning of <i>SuperDesign</i>, a film examining the visionary, Italian Radical Design Movement in the 60s (view trailer here), Gianni Pettena, one of the designers interviewed remarked, 'our influence was of art, not architecture.' This is a point well-taken in light of the humorous, colour …

Furniture

Modern Home Designed with Outdoor Views in Mind

Cymon Allfrey Architects completed the design and development of <b>Mt. Pleasant Home</b>, a modern home with extensive outdoor views in Christchurch, New …

Interior Design

Cave-Like Villa in Greece Hides Sculptured Living Spaces

Welcome to the remote Greek island of Santorini, where blue domes and white dwellings embedded in stone celebrate Cycladic architecture. This summer …

Design

Small Floating House in Norway Maximizes Lake Views

Feste Landscape / Architecture completed the design and implementation of a small floating house on Lake Nisser in Telemark, Norway. The cabin’s …

Cabins

Lake Calhoun Organic Modern

Fully integrated into its elevated home site, this modern residence offers a unique combination of privacy from adjacent homes. The home’s graceful contemporary exterior features natural stone, corten steel, wood and glass—all in perfect alignment with the site. The design goal was to take full …

Twin Peaks

Yale architecture students designed this prefab home for the homeless

The home is located in New Haven’s Upper Hill neighborhood<p>First-year graduate students at the Yale School of Architecture are tasked with designing and building a structure to help combat homelessness in New Haven, Connecticut.<p>For this year’s program, called the Jim Vlock Building Project, the …

Architecture

Residential Design Inspiration: Modern Concrete Homes - Studio MM Architect

Last weekend I was talking through design inspirations with a client and the idea of a concrete house came up. As we usually do in a Pre-Design …

Architecture

Tour a New Residential High-Rise That's Uniquely "Chicago"

Landmark West Loop is a love letter to Chicago's West Loop neighborhood.<p>According to Ann Thompson, Senior Vice President of Architecture & Design at Related Midwest, their inspiration primarily stemmed from the West Loop's creative energy. She explains, "We hoped to bring to market the first …

Architecture

Duplex penthouse with expansive roof terraces tops Tadao Ando's 152 Elizabeth Street

Images of the penthouse at Japanese architect Tadao Ando's residential complex in New York City have been released, showing large rooftop terraces …

Architecture

At Six was designed to be Scandinavia's best luxury hotel, says Universal Design Studio

Universal Design Studio's Hannah Carter Owers explains her team transformed a brutalist bank headquarters into an art-filled hotel, in this movie …

Universal Design