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

Stanford University

5 Inventive Aluminum Exteriors

A Jaw-Dropping Modern Cabin Nestled Into a Steep Hillside in British Columbia

BattersbyHowat architects defeated all odds when they designed this house on a tricky site.

Architect: BattersbyHowat Architecture

Some of the most beautiful locales aren’t the easiest to build on. For their latest project, architect David Battersby and Heather Howat were tasked with perching a …


Prefab in Paris: Chic in Suburbia with a Modern Family House

Working with a budget of €650,000 and a desire to bypass "outdated planning regulations," Paris-based architects Djuric Tardio envisioned a new kind of family home in suburbia. The result? A thoroughly modern, 3,000-square-foot prefab house that took two weeks to assemble on site:

Photography via …

Prefab Homes

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 …


Premaydena Residence

The Premaydena house sits on a low podium on a largely wooded site. Lightness, simple modular proportions, screening and layering inspires the house. To address the issue of cold, salty wind, the house is ‘a box within a box’; to address the clients’ request for two bedrooms and ensuites, separated …


7 Modern Homes in the Desert

Home Decorating

Holy Cross House

Montréal, Canada - Located in the city's up and coming Southwest neighbourhood this 300 m2 detached house hides a rich spatial complexity behind its tough working class façade. Turning to the neighbourhood’s post-war veteran’s home as its formal point of departure, the architects set out to make a …


House with a Missing Column

Every apartment in this house occupies one entire platform of the house. All functions, which are shared by several apartments like staircase and elevator installation shafts stay in front of the facades. They build the load-bearing structure of this house. Their position as additional building …


Woljam-Ri House

A spectrum between private and public

This is a country house that internally respects various lifestyles of three-generation family members as well as their communal life and that externally encourages communication with neighbors and inverts aggressive disadvantages of the site. The complex …


House in Sakurashinmachi

The site is located in Tokyo.

This is the housing project for two generations. We have renovated the house, which was built 40 years ago, and the existing structure was reinforced against earthquakes and extension parts were built that have an expansion joint.

We tried to recreate not only the …


Mount Lawley House

Mount Lawley House is the architect’s own home, built on a 1,900-square-foot triangular lot. This challenging site also has the busy Vincent Street to its north and a five-foot sewer easement to the rear boundary. Regardless, this prime location is wedged between Hyde Park and bustling Beaufort …


House Sar

Located within the leafy suburb of Atholl, Johannesburg, stands the latest contemporary stunner from Nico van der Meulen Architects. Designed by the highly acclaimed Werner van der Meulen, House Sar encapsulates luxury, comfort, and functionality in a minimalist architectural setting.

The clients …


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


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

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A Natural and Modern Sonoma House

Rugged materials and earthy tones echo the Sonoma landscape just outside the door of this barn-inspired house designed by Rela Gleason.

House Design

5 Homes with Unbeatable Views


Mora Residential Building

The project is an intervention in a historic area of central Bucharest, within a neighborhood with remarkable architectural values dating back to the beginning of the 20th century and the interwar period. Since its formation, this was a select residential area of the Romanian capital, designed with …


Apartment in Tel Aviv / Maayan Zusman Interior Design

Architects: Maayan Zusman Interior Design
Location: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Collaborators (Architects/Designers): Amir Navon – Studio 6B, Maayan Zusman,


Ikea: 7 Predictions For What Your Home Will Look Like In 2020

From silicon furniture to the death of storage, Marcus Engman of Ikea Sweden talks to us about the near-future of your home.

There's a good chance that Marcus Engman is directly responsible for at least one piece of furniture in your house—and if you're a millennial, maybe all of it. As head of …


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 …

Design Language

Closse Residence

This suburban home on Montreal’s south shore was built by the father of our client in the 1960’s. After over 50 years without having much work done, it was in need of some rejuvenation. The original house lacked natural light and had a series of closed rooms surrounding a central stair.

The first …


Living Rooms Round Up

Here’s a fast spherical up of the dwelling rooms that we’re ogling at this exact second. They don t all fall into one specific class or fashion of …



The house MP28 is located in a private residential area in Cancun, Mexico, and is developed on a unique corner terrain, in connection with a donation area, which offers a green area and multiple types of plants and feel of open space.

The volumetric shape of the house is performed in an “L” figure. …


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 …

House Design