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Neutra J.M. Roberts House

Coming off a two-year restoration, the Neutra J.M. Roberts House is looking as fresh as its 1955 debut. The southern California residence retains its …

Η Villa Ypsilon στην Πελοπόννησο υποψήφια για το βραβείο κορυφαίας κατοικίας του κόσμου στο Archdaily

Η κατοικία Villa Ypsilon στην Πελοπόννησο, ένα από τα εντυπωσιακότερα δείγματα σύγχρονης αρχιτεκτονικής στην Ελλάδα, διεκδικεί ένα μεγάλο βραβείο …

Casa Tiny

Nestled among the vegetation of the Oaxacan coastal town, Casa Tiny is a modest retreat that offers its occupants a major getaway. Just as the name …

Architecture

Greece's Casa Cook Kos Hotel Makes for the Perfect Winter Getaway

Offering up sweeping views of Kos.<p>If you’re stuck in a cold part of the world, the idea of a hotel in a warmer climate is bound to be appealing. Based in Greece, the Casa Cook Kos is a picturesque 5-star resort in the eponymous remote island of Kos. The space, which has 216 rooms, is designed to …

Hospitality

Gorgeous tree-inspired cafe comes with panoramic ocean views

Lovely<p>Many a house has claimed to take cues from trees, but this new seaside cafe by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma takes the arboreal inspiration a bit further, down to the very structural engineering that holds the whole thing up.<p>Just as trees have one strong trunk to support many smaller …

A Shipping Container Home in Australia Made With Eco-Friendly Materials

With the South Coast of Australia as its backdrop, this thoughtfully constructed home’s foundation consists of four shipping containers, a flat roof, and a variety of environmentally-friendly materials.<p>Designed and executed by Matt Elkan and his team at Matt Elkan Architect, the goal of this …

Environmentally Friendly

Oppenheim Architecture founder builds Bahamas holiday home atop a sandy dune

Architect Chad Oppenheim has built himself a getaway on a secluded three-mile-long island in the Bahamas, featuring a living room that extends onto a …

Μια κατοικία στην άκρη του γκρεμού με μαγική θέα στον έναστρο ουρανό της Κέρκυρας

Το βραβευμένο αρχιτεκτονικό γραφείο 314 Architecture Studio ανέλαβε την ανακαίνιση μιας θερινής κατοικίας που δεσπόζει στο χείλος ενός βράχου στα …

1920s bungalow gets gorgeous modern renovation

Party in the back<p>A quirky 1920s bungalow in LA’s Echo Park got a impressive modern makeover from the architects at Mexico City-based studio Productora. The interior was completely remodeled with a minimal, modernist vibe.<p>The original basement was excavated to create a new open living space on the …

Arizona horse barn transformed into desert guest house by The Construction Zone

Concrete walls that once enclosed horse stalls are now used as room dividers in this modern guest house by The Construction Zone, a design-build firm …

Architecture

Phoenix Cabin

After the original structure was destroyed in a forest fire, the Phoenix Cabin rose from its ashes as a modern new retreat. The galvanized metal …

Casa Azimute

Comprised of just six rooms total, Casa Azimute really is a home away from home. Its hilltop site overlooks the surrounding 70 acres of untouched …

A Peaceful Bavarian Retreat With Expansive Outdoor Terraces

Tucked in the village of Oberaudorf in Bavaria, Germany, Gut Feeling is a modern rental home that offers comfort and serenity at the foot of the Alps.<p>The narrow, wooden structure is divided across three levels with the kitchen, dining, and living areas occupying the first floor; the bedroom and …

Food & Dining

Christian Wassmann uses sun's path to shape Miami bungalow extension

This plant-covered extension to a bungalow in Miami is supported by a spiral concrete core that was precisely calibrated to match the sun's path at …

Architecture

This Is the World's Most Minimalist Hotel

A vision of a utopian future.<p>Like something rising out of a futuristic utopian society, Mar Adentro in Mexico’s San José del Cabo cuts a striking figure against the Sea of Cortez for its stark, white volumes that nestle a massive infinity pool between. Designed by Mexican architect Miguel Ángel …

North Carolina

A Picturesque Retreat in a Tiny Town in Puglia

THE ART HISTORIAN and curator Peter Benson Miller was 13 when his parents began taking him to antiques markets and junk shops near their weekend house in Litchfield County, Conn. By the time he moved for good to Italy almost 30 years later, in 2009 — he is now in charge of the exhibition program …

Italy

Οι καλές ειδήσεις της ημέρας!

Ο Νίκος Γκάτσος είναι μια εξαιρετική περίπτωση για τα ελληνικά γράμματα. Το πραγματικό μέγεθος...<p>Η Μαρία Παπαδοπούλου είναι μαμά δύο αγοριών που …

Magnificent Osler House in Brazilia

The Studio MK27Studio MK27 architecture firm based in Sao Paulo has realized this famous house, shifting its upper part above the pool and holding it …

Architecture

Miami Beach residence by SAOTA takes indoor-outdoor living to the extreme

South African firm SAOTA has built its first project in Miami Beach: an expansive, waterfront home that boasts a basketball court and a …

10 idyllic Greek island retreats from Dezeen's Pinterest boards

Following the completion of an unusually domed holiday home in Greece, we've rounded up 10 summer houses on far-flung Greek islands, including a …

Futuristic villa frames stunning mountain, sea views in Greece

It also looks rather like an office staple<p>It’s gorgeous. It really is—a modern, slope-roofed, grass-covered vacation villa surrounded by verdant olive trees. Designed by architects at London firm LASSA, Villa Ypsilon is a domed beauty integrated into the Grecian landscape, with views of farmland, …

10 Modern Vacation Homes in Mexico That Guarantee an Epic Escape

Any excuse is a good excuse for a vacation getaway to Mexico.<p>While some of these stunning contemporary retreats are privately owned—some of them can also be rented for a memorable—and architecturally rich—holiday in the sun.<p>Lakeside Retreat in Valle de Bravo<p>Casa Meztitla<p>It would almost be possible …

Architecture

VDB House

Built along the banks of the Leie river just downstream from the Belgium city of Ghent, the VDB House is designed around the needs and wants of its …

Architecture

Minimalist Tribeca loft with 'Japanese-inspired' design seeks $2.9M

This sprawling studio boasts plenty of custom built-ins<p>When it comes to this expansive Tribeca loft, there is much to be discussed. The brokerbabble states “this is not your average run-of-the-mill apartment,” and we’re actually inclined to agree.<p>Situated 1,700 square feet of space, the …

A Quest For Simplicity Ends With The Perfect Retirement Home

Not all quests belong in the fantasy world. Some are as real as they can get. For architects, each project is a new quest, a new challenge and an …

Architecture

Modern Mediterranean island home has views for days

Yes, please<p>Rising among boundless natural beauty—mountains, beaches, and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea—this new modern home constructed on the French island of Corsica had ample reason to become one with its surroundings. Maison H2, designed by Vincent Coste and Bruno Fléchet, sprawls across a …

Beautiful Miami Beach contemporary asks $23M

Nearly 10,000 square feet<p>An exquisite waterfront Miami Beach contemporary at 4395 Pine Tree Drive hit the market with an asking price of $22.95 million.<p>The 9,583-square-foot masterpiece was built in 2015 and is comprised of three buildings, totaling eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms.<p>The modern …

Apple design director perfects a prefab home into an ultra-minimal, modern dwelling

It should come as no surprise that when Apple’s Director of Store Design was in the market for a new house, he wanted a home that would be as modern …

15 Super Smart Ways to Use the IKEA Kallax Bookcase

The IKEA Expedit (lately reborn as the Kallax) has, like a lot of classics, an incredibly simple design. And like a lot of IKEA pieces, it lends …

Living Rooms

The 10 most innovative homes of 2016

Although there was no shortage of out-there ideas, a few trends took shape. Architects emphasized designs that made for low-cost and fast construction, minimalist aesthetics, increased mobility, and the use of more renewable power sources.<p>Check out our favorites below.

San Francisco