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This Sustainable Costa Rican “Floating House” Is a Design Lover’s Dream

Take everyone’s childhood fantasy of living permanently in a treehouse and sprinkle in some enviable grown-up luxuries (think teak flooring, natural …

Clerestory House / Pearson Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Clerestory House transforms an existing inner city cottage into a contemporary, light filled home for a …

Architecture

This Might Be the Ultimate Man Cave

The idea of a "man cave" is often a gross one: neon beer signs, a raggedy old Foosball table, an outdated television and, of course, a Lay-Z-Boy …

Man Caves

Modern Bangkok Home Features a Waterfall at Its Center

A split-level design spanning 900 square meters.<p>The Architects49 team recently completed construction of a split-level modern home entitled Waterfall …

Architecture

Twin Tea House

Down a path of artificial mountain stone, the Twin Tea House is a tranquil addition to a retreat garden in China. The cast concrete pavilion sits …

Architecture

A minimalist home in Portugal emphasizes stunning valley views

Architects and their clients are often surprised when their visions don’t quite align after the initial ideas are transformed into renderings, specs …

Architecture

Ramat HaSharon Pavilion House

A series of sleek concrete cubes form the minimalist facade of the Ramat HaSharon Pavilion House. Intricate screens continue the geometric theme, …

Architecture

Vastu Shastra: 10+ tips to attract good fortune with a garden at home

Planning and designing your garden as per Vastu Shastra can significantly alter your mood, while also ensuring health and prosperity. An outdoor …

Landscaping

The "Minimalist House" in Vietnam Blurs the Lines Between Indoor & Outdoor

With a focus on bringing light and greenery into the house.<p>When designing the “Minimalist House” in Vietnam, local architecture studio 85 Design was …

Minimalism

Benguela Cove House

Neighboring a lagoon and surrounded by mountains, the Benguela Cove House was built to take advantage of the South African scenery. The home is …

Architecture

Invisible House

Perched on a ridge in Australia's Blue Mountains, the Invisible House uses generous amounts of glazing to take advantage of its elevated setting. The …

Fallsview House

Set in between two city parks near the intersection of two waterfalls, Fallsview House takes full advantage of its unique location. The front of the …

Architecture

Cantilevers architecture | Dezeen

Cantilevered metal roofs shade the glazed walls of this library designed by MLA+, which is connected by a treetop walkway to Shenzhen's Xiangmi Park. …

This ivy-covered writer’s studio camouflages into a leafy backyard

Here at Inhabitat, we love the trend of creative backyard studios, including the gorgeous Writer’s Shed that seamlessly blends into the verdant …

Architecture

This Budget-Conscious Bamboo House Is a Slice of Paradise

Built for $93,200, this tropical holiday home in Northeast Brazil features a striking, chevron-patterned bamboo exterior.<p>Faced with a budget of €80,000 (approximately $93,200) and a design and construction timeline of just 10 months, Brazilian architecture firm Vilela Florez had their work cut out …

Architecture

Multi-Generation Property Designed To Stand The Test Of Time

It’s not everyday that you see a residence which has been built with the express purpose of serving multiple generations over a very long period of …

Architecture

A 1960s Canadian Ski House Is Rebuilt Into a Gorgeous Abode

In the mountain town of Saint-Sauveur in Quebec, an outdated ski house gets modernized into a simple and elegant family home.<p>When the owner of this 3,500-square-foot residence reached out to Jane Hope for ideas on how to update the home's tired-looking facade, it didn't take her but one look at the …

Living Rooms

Piedra Toro / Forge Craft Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Piedra Toro is a 8,800 sf, 5-bedroom, 5-bath, spec home commissioned by a longtime collaborating general …

Architecture

100 Old Bangalow Road

Seemingly straight out of a fantasy storybook sits the real-life 100 Old Bangalow Road, one of Byron Bay's most exotic and visionary-inspired rural …

Swimming Pools

27+ Wooden Interior Design Inspirations

In Partnership with Planet Ark’s Make it Wood. “Do you respect wood?” Larry David commonly asks on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. For us, the answer is …

Vegetables

The Teak House Brings Nature Indoors

Based in Ngọc Thanh.<p>Pham Thanh Huy has created its latest home, this time called the Teak House. Based in Vietnam, the villa is on a pine hill in …

Vietnam

51 Captivating Courtyard Designs That Make Us Go Wow

• 1 |<br>• Architect: Jared Della Valle<p>Twinning is winning: Why settle for one courtyard if you can have two? It’s hard to distinguish the boundaries in this …

Cozy Family Home Floats Above A Fish Pond

The thought of swimming with the fishes is a rather grim one but not if you’re living in this particular house. The OF House is located in Joaquim …

See Studio Saxe's Latest Boutique Hotel, Mint Santa Teresa

A coastal getaway with nature in mind.<p>Known for tropical resorts, architecture firm Studio Saxe has recently designed a boutique hotel within the …

Boutique Hotels

A Minimalist Bungalow in Miami Welcomes a Sleek New Addition

In South Miami, a thoughtful revamp and extension embraces the outdoors on an intimate scale.<p>When a creative couple—a ceramic artist and a music aficionado— wanted extra space in their small two-bedroom home for their growing family and professional pursuits, they reached out to local firm Upstairs …

Architecture

Bali's "Chameleon Villa" Is a Mountainside Oasis

Buried in the dense forest.<p>Located on a steep slope in the dense forest near the Balinese coast, the “Chameleon Villa” has been designed to be buried …

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 …

Oak Pass Main House

Hidden in a hillside and covered with a blanket of edible herbs, the Oak Pass Main House becomes a part of the native landscape. The home is located …

A Japanese-Inspired Flat in Singapore Embraces Flexible Spaces

A couple integrate clever space-saving techniques learned from Japanese micro homes via a flat renovation in Singapore.<p>In the high-density HDB public housing precinct of Sengkang, Lee Liting and Chow Khoon Toong of nitton architects have transformed a humble three-bedroom apartment into a stunning …

Living Rooms

Architect turns four shipping containers into an affordable and eco-friendly home

Architectural firm Matt Elkan Architect has unveiled a beautiful home on Australia’s south coast, with a unique twist: it’s made out of four shipping …