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10 Audaciously Modern Japanese Houses

A new book from Phaidon chronicles the unconventional style of Japanese residential design.<p>There’s a surfeit of unorthodox, wildly creative Japanese houses out there, and 400 of them are packed into <i>Jutaku: Japanese Houses</i>, a new tome from Phaidon.<p>Writer Naomi Pollock wondered, “why do houses in …

Japan

See a Stunning NYC Apartment Hidden Inside a Water Tower

We've heard of water towers as art pieces, a hotel with a water tower-turned-bar, and even a speakeasy hidden inside a water tower. But <i>New York</i> magazine's latest <i>Design Hunting</i> issue goes inside something even better: a penthouse apartment built into the <b>water tower of an Upper East Side building</b>. …

Architecture

A 1930’s Traditional Home Becomes a Modern, Open Residence

Behnisch Architekten took on the radical renovation of a 1930’s traditional home in Stuttgart, Germany and transformed it into a modern, open …

Article

<b>Helen Blau and David Spiegel</b> were feeling a bit restless. For more than three decades, the prominent Stanford medical professors had enjoyed married …

Stanford University

Take a Tour of Kengo Kuma’s Expansion of the Portland Japanese Garden

It’s not surprising that Japanese architect Kengo Kuma's first public commission in the U.S. is unmistakably Japanese.<p>Nestled in an urban forest surrounded by a residential neighborhood in the hills of Portland, Oregon, the Portland Japanese Garden is a beloved cultural attraction that was starting …

Houses

Garden Visits

Tales from Truro: An Untamed Landscape Channels Thoreau's Cape Cod<p>by Justine Hand<p>It's High Season in Grace Kennedy's Garden<p>by Lindsey Taylor<p>Lessons …

Landscaping

Concrete house by Olson Kundig Architects cuts into a rocky outcrop

Seattle firm Olson Kundig Architects used dynamite, chippers and saws to bore through the huge boulders of a rocky outcrop on a North American island …

Architecture

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HOUSE TOUR: Is This The Most Relaxing Home You've Ever Seen?

After renewing his love of the sea while living on the Greek island of Santorini, hotelier Costis Psychas finds an even more secluded spot to create his ultimate water world.<p>After renewing his love of the sea while living on the Greek island of Santorini, hotelier Costis Psychas finds an even more …

Houses

Two Spaces In A Building Transformed Into One Multi-Level Apartment

Haptic Architects have transformed two spaces in a 19th century apartment building in Oslo, Norway, into one multiple level loft apartment.<p>The …

A Natural and Modern Sonoma House

Houses

Apartment in Tel Aviv / Amir Navon-Studio 6B, Maayan Zusman Interior Design, Moran Ben Ami

<i>From the architect.</i> A 55 meters, originally old and run down 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment turned into a luxurious 2 bedroom, 1 bath and 1 guest toilet …

Lavish Modern Family Home in Singapore by Hyla Architects

Turning your home into a relaxed and refreshing personal haven in an urban setting is often the most difficult task, as it involves a creative blend …

Epic Man Loft By The Playing Circle

The city of Amsterdam has produced another gem with a loft that offers the perfect combination of eclectic masculinity and inspiring design. The …

The Playing Circle Unveil Their Latest Loft Project

The Playing Circle is a design studio that knows exactly how to build a stylish home that’s made for living rather than clinical photoshoots. After …

Casa Caja: Low-Cost Concrete House Designed to DIY

This simple house composed of donated, low-cost materials offers a template for affordable homes that can be designed and built by their owners with …

Architecture

Modern ranch style home with land-loving layout and materials

New Zealand’s Parsonson Architects designed the Wairau Valley House in Rapaura, set amidst a rustic melange of farms, orchards, vineyards and the …

Small Footprint, Soaring Stature: Modern vertical house maximizes views and nature

This “earthy-meets-industrial” house by Coates Design Architecture holds its head up high here on Bainbridge Island in Washington State. The home’s …

Architecture

Modern Family Home in The Netherlands: Tradition with a Twist

JagerJanssen Architects designed this home in Meppel, the Netherlands for a Dutch family who wanted something a little different. The Van Leeuwen …

This Stunning Vacation House Was Built From A Ruin

A stony ruin on the volcanic island of Pico, in the North Atlantic Ocean’s Portuguese Azores, was turned into a cozy vacation home that gorgeously combines the old with the new.<p>Inês Vieira da Silva and Miguel Vieira, of Portugal’s SAMI Arquitectos, got the commission for the house in 2005 from a …

Architecture

A Brussels Apartment Gets a Renovation

Belgian architecture studio AUXAU designed this renovation of an apartment in Brussels. In just a matter of months they turned a typical …

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The Best Kitchens of 2014

A look back at the year in kitchen design.<p>01 Of 10<p>01 Of 10<p>English Country Style<p>In this bright space in New York City designed by Incorporated Architecture & Design, contemporary materials evoke the spirit of 19th-century England.<p>Annie Schlechter<p>NEXT15 Ways To Decorate With Winter White

Houses

Castle Rock House by Herbst Architects

Established in 2000 by Lance and Nicola Herbst, their namesake practice, Herbst Architects, has<p>Established in 2000 by Lance and Nicola Herbst, their namesake practice, Herbst Architects, has been at the forefront of commercial, residential and educational building design for the last 14 …

Architecture

Real-Estate Porn: The Most Luxurious Properties of 2015 So Far

From film cameras to far-flung currency, legendary traveler and TV mastermind Aziz Ansari shows us all the cool gear in his travel bag.