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Ong & Ong Practice a Little Contemporary Feng Shui

The JKC 1 House in the Bukit Timah neighborhood of Singapore from Ong &Ong is as sleek and sophisticated as you expect from the firm.<p>A wide open …

Architecture

A Gorgeous Minimal Malibu Beach House

Here’s an appealing simple concave-shape house, created by a cube of air chopped out of the middle.<p>It’s utter simplicity perfectly reflects the …

House Design

Barrel Studio in Boetia, Greece

An art studio is fashioned from a barrel vault in Boetia by Greek architectural firm A31 Architecture.<p>The bold and simple shape makes possible a …

From Boring Yard to Luxurious Escape in a Beach Neighborhood

This glamourous backyard escape transformed a coastal Perth backyard that was barely used despite a temperate climate conducive to outdoor …

House Design

Design Dilemma: Merging Two Distinct Design Styles

He loves Minimal. She’s a big fan of Mission style. He’s into French Colonial. She loves Mid-Century Modern. He loves traditional Early American. She …

Interior Design

Imaginative Library in Rural China is Made of Twigs

A humble village library in rural China represents a completely original approach to creating a shelter with wood.<p>Simple wooden sticks temper the …

Artist’s Space in a Lovely Building in Milan

A collaboration between a Japanese artist and the Italian design studio Modourbano has produced a sumptuous cultural blend in this renovation of an …

House Design

Futurism Becomes Inevitable: Green Apartments in Taiwan

In the same way that a Sumerian ziggurat suggests a completely different culture, this apartment building by Vincent Callebaut suggests that a …

Design Dilemma: Making Your Balcony More Inviting

Are you one of those people who has a balcony that you never use? With a little forethought you can make your lonely little balcony a well-used …

Landscaping

Clever Cooling in Queen Astrid Park House in Singapore

The child growing up in this great hall of a house in a gorgeous climate has it good.<p>Like Ong & Ong and Guz architects before them, the architectural …

Architecture

Long House Has Beach on Top

A unique long, narrow house set in a wide open rural landscape, by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates, is designed around the concept of putting a 40 meter …

Architecture

Design Dilemma: Gravel in the Garden

When it comes to garden design, gravel has a rather pedestrian reputation (no pun intended). It’s sort of a “been there, done that” attitude which …

Landscaping

Yes, This Concrete House is Actually Homey

A bleak and impersonal presence on the street with a mixture of industrial buildings and houses gives no hint of the warmth within this house by …

Living Rooms

A Sophisticated Tropical Oasis at Mermaid Beach

A very glamourous coastal home at Mermaid Beach in Queensland, Australia is designed by BGD Architects.<p>It makes its own oasis, with a rich heavy …

House Design

Serene Minimalism in a Zen-Like Dental Office

The cool peacefulness of a dental office designed by Hironaka Ogawa in Gunma, Japan, gives no hint that the region suffers from strong winds in …

House Design

Minimalism at the Beach

Was there ever a more perfect architecture for this serenely horizontal water view than this utterly minimalist beach abode?<p>Instant nirvana, …

Very Clever House of Stairs in Hakusan, Japan

A very appealing and inventive interior is hidden inside this plain white box in Ishikawa, Japan by Fujiwarramuro Architects.<p>The client came up with …

House Design

Ancient Architectural Traditions Revered in Japanese Retrofit

We are used to modern Japanese architectural minimalism, but Japan’s traditional houses hold much in common with the great old wooded houses of towns …

Architecture

Design Dilemma: The Perfect Guesthouse

Summer is the season of the guest. And the lucky among us actually have “guesthouses” which can offer our friends and family a comfortable place to …

House Design

Another iT House Snaps together in the California Desert

Designed for living lightly on the land, the iT House from Taalman Koch is a prefab erected in the desert lands of Pioneer Town, California.<p>7The …

Prefab Homes

A Glorious Contemporary Greek House

This clear and simple design has a big architecture feature I found lovely:<p>This glass-sided entrance ramp pierces the house itself, where it …

Architecture

Design Dilemma: Up on the Roof

Looking for a little extra outdoor space at home? Consider your roof!<p>If you live in a city where it may not be possible to expand outward, why not …

House Design

Strange, Super-Vertical NYC Retrofit with a Tiny Footprint

Here’s a sleek loft in a teeny Manhattan apartment that makes interesting use of the tiny space.<p>Much taller than it is wide, the attic space …

A Self-sufficient Luxury Private Island Resort in Fiji

On the northeast coast of Fiji’s Taveuni is an unusual luxury resort, set on a private island undisturbed for centuries.<p>Its design is in the …

Design Dilemma: Cool Pools, Third Edition

It’s time to drool over a few cool pools again. If you haven’t noticed, we do it every year about this time, when the weather heats up and we get …

House Design

Razzmatazz! A Bioscience Building

The La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science is covered in a riot of hexagonal windows.<p>The tessellation is based on the hexagonal geometry of …

Another Serene Central Courtyard House in Japan

With all these glimpses of filtered daylight in this home, you’d ever guess no light comes from outside its walls.<p>But there are no windows at all on …

Architecture

Magical Forest Pool in a Contemporary Mansion

Imagine coming across this magical and surreal vision in a sparsely wooded forest of slender Birches.<p>It is the highlight of a luxurious mansion of a …

House Design

Design Dilemma: Ideal Settings for Your Barbecue Grill

It’s prime barbecue season. Got some steaks sizzling on the grill? If so, while they’re cooking, you’ve probably also imagined just how fancy you …

BBQ

A Traditional Hokkaido Farmhouse – in Plastic?

This is an experimental house from Kengo Kuma and Associates in Hokkaido, Japan, that allows light to pass into the house through the plastic wall …

House Design