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The Lichen House

Neal Schwartz and his team first visited the foothills and knew that they wanted their clients to experience nature through architecture, with operable floor-to-ceiling windows that would boast sweeping views of California’s Sonoma Valley. The property is surrounded by native Oak Trees lined with …

Interior Design

I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you either need to nail, or it’s a total disappointment. <i>Almost</i> crispy chickpeas just don’t cut it. In my …

Country Lifestyle

Jackson House

Copper, concrete, glass, and timber form this contemporary retreat in Big Sur. Situated at the base of a canyon, the Jackson House sits on a …

Architecture

Stunning home in California wine country opens up to the outdoors

Feldman Architecture‘s beautiful House in Healdsburg embraces the outdoors with large pivoting walls that blur the boundaries between inside and out. …

Architecture

Martis Camp

Sited on a hillside near Lake Tahoe, Martis Camp uses an L-shape to take advantage of the surrounding views. The exterior facade takes cues from its …

Architecture

Modern-Industrial Lakeside House For A Family Of Eight

Located on the shore of Lake Waconia, this residence stands between tall trees with big canopies, featuring the beautiful lake on one side and a …

Architecture

Specht Architects' Sundial House is a sculptural extension of the desert landscape

Specht Architects completed the Sundial House, a modernist home that derives its name from the changing play of light and shadow indoors. Set atop a …

Architecture

This Stacked Concrete Home Is Not Your Typical Golf Course Dwelling

Located in the seaside resort of Costa Esmeralda, a captivating concrete home overlooks a golf course in Buenos Aires.<p>Designated as the dwelling's "social zone," the front section of the middle volume opens to a large viewing terrace.<p>The lofty third volume (where the master bedroom and another …

Terrace Drive

Positioned on the corner of a switchback in the quaint mountain town of Snowmass Village, Colorado, the home is oriented to take advantage of the 270 degree uninterrupted views the site offers. Wedged into the mountainous landscape, the form follows the slope of the site, with the back façade …

Wapiti House

The Wapiti Valley of northwest Wyoming lies between the city of Cody and the entrance to Yellowstone National Park. The area is an outdoorsman’s dream: wildlife, interesting rock formations and plenty of activities including hiking, horseback riding, fishing and more are available for the daring. …

Mazama House

The Mazama house is located in the Methow Valley of Washington State, a secluded mountain valley on the eastern edge of the North Cascades, about 200 miles northeast of Seattle. The house has been carefully placed in a copse of trees at the easterly end of a large meadow. Two major building volumes …

Swimming Pool of the Week: An Empty Nesters’ Pool Patio Near Seattle

Just outside Seattle, a family of five kids grew up with a backyard that had all the hallmarks of life in the suburbs, including a pool, play …

M-4 House

The M-4 house, located in Monterrey, Nuevo León, is a single-family residential project. It emerges from a topography with a considerable slope. This condition provides the house of privileged view of the valley and integrates it with the natural environment. However, the slanted terrain also …

This Stunning Home in Austria Sets a New Bar For Alpine Retreats

Horizontal larch cladding and a copper pitched roof lend textural detail to a contemporary farmhouse.<p>In Tschengla, a high plateau in the Western Austrian village of Bürserberg, a minimalist retreat allows a local couple to work in the lively town of Feldkirch and escape to the solitude of the …

A Curved House in Ontario Bends 100 Degrees For Forest Views

Way out in the wilderness of Ontario, a curiously shaped house bends along a tricky ridge.<p>It was always about the dogs. Toronto veterinarian Mark Dilworth and lawyer David Bronskill hadn’t even considered building a cottage until they saw how excited their rescue dogs, Stanley, AJ, and Piglet, were …

La Mira Ra

La Mira Ra house, located in the South of France, is the fruit of a long reflection about the marriage of the wild nature of the Mediterranean and the minimalist purity of contemporary architecture - a marriage resulting in a unique architectural project. Realized between 2015 and 2017 by Pierre …

Barrington House

Sunken into a Brentwood hillside, the Barrington House is a geometric marvel. The structure is comprised of multiple polygons buried in the sloped …

Two Creeks

Situated above the Two Creeks base area in the town of Snowmass Village, Colorado, this ski-in, ski-out residence is a skier’s paradise. This elegant home is 6,300 square feet sprawled across two levels with views for miles. The site presented a unique challenge with a very constrained building …

Spring Ranch

Located in California’s Central Valley, this family retreat nestles amidst the grazing livestock of a thriving walnut farm. From the base of a large hill, the house opens up to eastward views of rolling hills along the San Andreas Fault. Three long, gently arcing rammed earth walls anchor both the …

Berazategui House

It is a lot in a new closed district, with a young vegetation and very few buildings, so that the house had to be conceived lacking of all data provided by an already established neighborhood. The particular location of the lot, still without adjoining houses, neither added relevant data to the …

A Home Rocks Out with Natural Stone, Concrete, and a Volcano

A home in Mexico enjoys views of a volcano along an impressive landscape.

Healdsburg Home

This project was for a couple with an extensive relationship to the timber of the forest. The house was designed to incorporate the stunning surrounding views into their everyday life, and to take advantage of some fallen redwood trees that they had saved for several years – with the hopes of …

This Scandinavia-inspired lake home is a sweet modern retreat

Serene and clutter free in Minnesota<p>For the young owners of this Minnesota lake house, the minimalism, functionality, and material simplicity of Scandinavian design live up to the hype. Inspired by the couple’s love of Nordic style, the architects at Strand Design created a custom 4,800-square-foot …

Architecture

Brook Bay Residence

Nestled into a Mercer Island hillside, this intimate two-story residence emphasizes craft, materiality and the connection to the outdoors. A clear demarcation of public and private spaces is reflected both in the design and choice of materials, with the entertaining spaces clad, inside and out, in …

Westridge

With the structure's open space carefully defining and detailing, outdoor rooms and interior spaces flow systematically together, echoing natural forms and landscape directions throughout its free flowing, interlocking spaces. The complex geometry of the Wang residence preserves the preexisting …

A Material That Throws Heat into Space Could Soon Reinvent Air-Conditioning - MIT Technology Review

Eli Goldstein, a fresh-faced cofounder of SkyCool Systems, pulled open the garage door on the side of the Stanford spinout's cramped workspace in …

Clean Energy

Novel cycling power meter gets underfoot

Serious road cyclists frequently own more than one bike, <i>and</i> they often use power meters. The catch is, power meters are typically attached to the …

Cycling

Kiel Steel House

Located in the town center of Kiel in Germany, The Kiel-Steel-House is part of a new housing development that is located on a former parking lot. Adjacent to the historic house and town museum "Warleberger Hof," the new structure, which is completely clad in weathering steel, boasts two private …

Architecture

Backpackers, You Will Completely Lose It Over These Custom-Made Backpacks

A few days ago, I was deep in the underbelly of the internet, digging through some niche backpacking forum, when I came across a name I’d never seen …

Backpacking

Contemporary Luxury Home with Vegas Shining Bright in the Distance!

There is something uniquely captivating about the dry, desert landscape that makes it a beautiful backdrop for a sleek, contemporary home. Set in the …

Interior Design