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House between Trees / - = + x -

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Mariano Roque Alonso city, located next to Asuncion, is part of “Gran Asuncion”, an urban continuity …

Architecture

Aperture-like windows maximize shading in this stunning Vancouver residence

When Arno Matis Architecture was tapped to help reshape the identity of Vancouver’s Cambie Street, they designed Aperture, a beautiful …

Architecture

Bold, monolithic stone home in India reveals its secret gardens

Mumbai-based Spasm Design recently unveiled a bold, monolithic home made from Dhrangadhra stone. The House of Secret Gardens features a cross-shaped …

Architecture

This 15-30 minute routine makes your brain healthier, younger, and smarter

“Everything popular is wrong”  —  Oscar Wilde<p>In the book, <i>BLUE ZONES: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest</i><i>,</i> author Dan …

Albert Einstein

A multigenerational home for the modern age

An in-law suite never looked so appealing<p>From the outside, this modern house in Belgium looks like a single-family home. Inside, though, it’s split into two lofts and a penthouse, all with ample style, space, and privacy.<p>The architects Govaert & Vanhoutte designed the boxy house with simple lines …

Architecture

Gallery: The best new buildings from around the world

The 20 buildings that make up this year's Awards for International Excellence are drawn from RIBA's previous International Prize. Just one of these …

Architecture

A Mideast Energy Giant Seizes New Energy Future

Behind the 65-story glass tower that houses the shiny new headquarters of Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. sits a remnant of the Middle Eastern emirate’s …

Oil

Spectacular rainforest home immerses its residents in lush tropical greenery

The Planchonella House sits on a 4,818-square-meter block (52,000-sq ft) on the edge of a nature park in the northern Australian coastal city of …

Architecture

RPFV House / NoArq

The proposal was made for a plot of land with 1697 m², where 112 m² were covered area that corresponded to a demolished two-floor house and attic …

Architecture

A Pinwheel-Shaped Cabin in Norway Is a Fresh Take on the Traditional Hytte

With four wings that branch out for distinct views, this pine-clad cabin north of Oslo offers privacy for family members despite the small space.<p>With over a quarter of all Norwegians owning at least one "hytte"—a countryside cottage—it seemed only fitting that the American geologist Scott Young …

Architecture

Hillside modern house is all concrete, glass, and views

Keep ‘em coming<p>On its own, concrete is a simple workhorse of a material. But in the hands of a skilled architect, it can be molded into art. We’ve seen this time and time again, and the latest example? An angular concrete house nestled into the hills of Chile, where it cuts a brilliantly modern …

Architecture

Aman Is Building Its First Private Residences in Mexico

The iconic resort makes its foray into Mexico with a collection of ultra-luxe homes.<p>Aman Resorts has earned a cult-like status among A-listers and …

Airports

Bunker-like concrete house comes with a twist

Sturdy and stylish<p>For the ultra-rich and the ultra-prepared, there’s no shortage of fancy bunkers you can build and buy to protect yourself against the apocalypse. Bunker-chic, you might call it, is a real trend.<p>The Fuzzy House in Thailand has all the aesthetic trappings of bunker-chic, but also …

Architecture

9 things you should never say during a salary negotiation

You're 96% sure that you are ready to schedule a meeting with your boss to ask for a raise. Or perhaps you're nearing the end of the job interview process and an offer is in sight. However, if you're like me, you have definitely put your foot in your mouth a time or two saying the wrong thing at …

The Barn

"The Barn" is an exceptional conversion by Carney Logan Burke Architects, it combines both rustic and modern details to complement the beautiful and …

"Tent House" Built in Australia for Year-Round Camping Fun

The coziness of home with Nature’s embrace.<p>In Queensland, Australia is a house unlike any other — a “tent house.” Designed by Sparks Architects, the tent-shaped dwelling is built in the center of a forest clearing, giving off a wall of trees vibe with the sky right above, it’s basically camping in …

Architecture

Tent cabin cluster blends perfectly into a Californian forest

This family retreat hidden in the forests of Northern California is very different from your typical weekend home. Berkeley-based Envelope …

Architecture

9 Buildings That Prove The Power Of Green Architecture

Taking landscaping to new heights is an idea that stretches all the way back to the wondrous Hanging Gardens of Babylon.<p><i>For</i> Architectural Digest<i>, by Eric Allen.</i><p>Taking landscaping to new heights, and using architecture as the vehicle, is an idea that stretches all the way back to the wondrous …

Architecture

Back Country House

Designed by David Maurice of LTD Architectural, the award-winning "Back Country House” is a stunning retreat located in the settlement of Puhoi, just …

The Half-Tree House Is the Adult Version of Your Childhood Dream Home

Weekend hideout?<p>The Half-Tree House by JacobsChang Architecture is, as the name implies, a house that partially rests on two trees and partially sits atop a slope, giving an illusion that it is suspended in air.<p>Located in upstate New York, the 360 square feet space boasts an exterior shell made …

Architecture

The AUTOHAUS Is a Car Collector's Dream Home

From the minds of Matt Fajkus Architecture.<p>Matt Fajkus Architecture has completed its latest project. AUTOHAUS is an Austin, Texas-based home crafted to cater to its owner’s car collection, placing the emphasis on the vehicles instead of the home.<p>The house features floating living quarters with …

Architecture

This Ultra-Futuristic Hotel Concept Takes Living Pods to a Luxurious New Level

33<p>SHARES<p>Leave whatever notions you have about modular living at the door of the Tetra Hotel.<p>The brainchild of award-winning London-based architect …

Shell oil just unveiled a plan to move the world away from fossil fuels

Royal Dutch Shell just laid out a proposal to move us away from its own product. The company’s Sky Scenario is a plan to help the world meet the …

Modern concrete and wood house was designed around existing trees

No trees were felled in the making of this home<p>Some architects bend nature to their will; others bend to nature. A new home from Besonias Almeida takes the latter approach, building a house with deep respect for its surroundings. The Argentine firm, known for its sculptural concrete houses, …

Joshua Tree Desert House

Emerging from the terrain like an alien shrub, the Joshua Tree Desert House is organically ingrained into the rocky landscape. The sculpted exterior …

Ross Modern

Ross, California<p>Inspired by its unique natural setting and blending effortlessly with the land, one is prompted to think this five bedroom, four and a half bath home is the manifestation of a lost design from an early modern master. Although clearly a nod to legendary modern design, this masterwork …

Architecture

Minimal guest house looks like it’s floating in the trees

Sweet<p>Known for its sleek and sunny homes, Dallas design firm Wernerfield went <i>dark</i> for this guest house—a black-clad rectangular beauty suspended in the trees. Raised 12 feet off the ground on large metal columns, the modern home replaced a split-level on the same site. Lifting the living space was …

Architecture

Modern prefab home is all steel and wood

An indoor-outdoor paradise<p>For a weekend home focused on outdoor living, you don’t need a lot of interior space—at least, that was the thinking of the owners of this sweet holiday home in Morelos, Mexico. Designed by SOA Soler Orozco Arquitectos, these steel-framed platforms are largely open to the …

Architecture

Plus Hus

Whether it's an office, guest house, or a new abode, Plus Hus gives you 320 square feet to do with what you like. The simple rectangular structure is …

Architecture