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Fixtures and Fittings from a Minimalist Japanese Architect

Hardware and lighting junkies, this one’s for you: simple, beautiful bespoke fixtures and fittings from Japanese architect Uno Tomoaki. His mission? …

A Modern Family Ranch in Texas

New York City-based Sara Story Design went south to design the interiors modern ranch retreat in the Texas Hill country, designed by Lake|Flato …

Contemporary Home in Historical Australian Neighborhood

When an architect designs and builds his/her own home, you know it’s going to be good. The Paddington Residence, located in Paddington, Queensland, …

An Elegantly, Mind-Blowing Home in the Desert

If ever there was a house to get me to move to the boiling hot desert, it would be this one – the Desert Courtyard House by Wendell Burnette …

Open and Transparent to The City / Pitsou Kedem Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This unconventional design by Pitsou Kedem blurs the borders between private space and outdoor space. In …

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Homes to Inspire | Marble Floors + Lovely Light

Earlier in the week I mentioned being happy to see the sun after all the rain we've been experiencing. She is still gracing us with her presence, and …

Slim kitchen island installed at Home 10 by i29

Dutch studio i29 has designed a minimal stainless-steel kitchen island for a classical Paris apartment (+ slideshow).<p>Interior architects i29 created …

De Lemos by Carvalho Araújo

The sprawling topography of the Portuguese landscape provided the shape of this restaurant, guest house and wine showroom by architecture studio …

Harold Street Residence by Jackson Clements Burrows disguises its size with a twisted roof

Internal lighting glows through the perforated brick wall of this Melbourne home by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects, which was designed as an …

Crave's USB-chargeable vibrator doubles as a pendant necklace

San Francisco start-up Crave has launched a stainless-steel vibrator that can be worn as a necklace and charged via a USB port on a computer (+ …

"You sound sexy when you speak dirty Dezeen!"

<b>Comments update:</b> our story about a USB-powered vibrator that doubles as a pendant generated the most titillating comments of the week and sparked a …

Amos and Amos champions British design in penthouses at 21 Wapping Lane

Interior architecture firm Amos and Amos has completed two penthouse apartments in London, featuring furniture and accessories by British designers …

Welsh seaside home by Hyde + Hyde sits on the edge of a cliff

A cedar-clad balcony spans the facade of this house designed by Hyde + Hyde, which is perched on the edge of cliff on the southern Welsh shoreline (+ …

Studio Four uses pale oak to brighten up Alfred Street Residence in Melbourne

Melbourne office Studio Four used light American oak for the built-in furniture at this home in Victoria, which has been refurbished and extended to …

Desert Courtyard House by Wendell Burnette features rammed earth walls

Rammed earth walls built using soil from the desert site are wrapped in a protective weathered steel shell at this courtyard house near Phoenix by …

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Image 3 of 35 from gallery of House in La Comarca / Anibal Bizzotto + Diego Cherbenco. Photograph by Albano García<p>See more<p>Image 35 of 50 from gallery …

Tula House by Patkau Architects cantilevers over a remote outcrop

This Canadian house by Patkau Architects is anchored to a rock by steel rods so that it treads lightly on the ground and cantilevers above the …

Rotating rooms give Sharifi-ha House by Next Office a shape-shifting facade

Swivelling pods allow the owners of this house in Tehran to adapt to Iran's fluctuating temperatures by opening up rooms in summer, or turning them …

10 super skinny houses

Following our special feature on skinny houses, we've put together a collection of some of the best examples of slimline residences from the pages of …

Wiel Arets' Jellyfish House features an elevated swimming pool with a glazed underside

A rooftop swimming pool with a glass floor cantilevers out beside the entrance to this house in Marbella, Spain, by Dutch office Wiel Arets …

Kengo Kuma stacks wooden layers inside office and cafe

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has layered wooden boards to create striations inside this workspace and cafe for an online restaurant guide based in …

Yuko Nagayama's cafe and sweet shop wraps around a tree

This cafe and sweet shop in Okamoto, Japan, was designed by architect Yuko Nagayama to look like two separate buildings with a small courtyard and …

Sprawling Quebec house by Alain Carle contrasts black brick with warm cedar

Canadian architect Alain Carle added cedar panelling to selected parts of this black-painted brick house in Quebec, highlighting terraces, window …

Fairbairn Road by Inglis Architects

Fairbairn Road is a private home located in Melbourne, Australia.<p>It was designed by Inglis Architects in 2013.<p>Fairbairn Road by Inglis</i> …

Casa AL by Studio Arthur Casas

Studio Arthur Casas have designed Casa AL, located in the hills near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.<p>Project description<p>The owner have a very clear goal: …

Here is a view of the open-plan kitchen, dining, and living room inside the Waterfall House by Dick Clark + Associates. More photos: http://www.contemporist.com/2014/08/19/waterfall-house-by-dick-clark-associates/

Yerger Residence by Chen + Suchart Studio

Chen + Suchart Studio designed the Yerger Residence in Phoenix, Arizona.<p>Project description<p>This site for this project has one main view to the east …

The view from the pool area in this minimalist house in Spain. More photos here - http://www.contemporist.com/2014/08/22/infinity-house-by-aabe/

Clovelly Residence by Tzannes Associates

Tzannes Associates designed the Clovelly Residence in Sydney, Australia.<p>Project description<p>The residence forms a L-shape to create a protected …

Couin de Vacque by Jamie Falla Architecture

Jamie Falla Architecture have recently completed Couin de Vacque, a family home located in Guernsey.<p>Project description<p>Replacing a dilapidated 1950’s …