Ultra-Minimalist And Highly Efficient French House

This home in Vincennes was renovated by Atelier Zundel Cristea. The primary goal was to conceive of a beautiful structure with quality spaces in which people feel good. So the designers made all the high-efficient elements are almost invisible, yet perceptible. The heating is geothermal, with the installation of a heat pump. Interior comfort is... 
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Modern Annex Home With Lots Of Wood In Decor

DUBBELDAM Architecture recently completed a residential project for a young couple in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The house was called Annex because it originally consisted of two volumes. The new interiors feature an open floor plan throughout, the most notable design feature being a large wooden volume that hides ductwork, storage and a bathroom. On the... 
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Box Green Home Built To Passive House Standards

This home in Portland, Oregon has simple, boxy forms starkly contrast with surrounding residences, its compact shape and modest scale help it fit into the traditional neighborhood without calling attention to itself. The house was built around a large birch tree, with dwarf fountain grass and porcupine grass planted in front. A weeping blue atlas... 
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Bright And Airy Extension To A California Bungalow

This bright and airy extension to a California bungalow by Melbourne-based BG Architecture is all about flexible open plan living and a seamless transition between inside and out. These stylish family quarters are the perfect relaxed oasis from the bustle of the outside world. The home is full of natural light thanks to the expansive... 
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Playful House Renovation Resembling An Entire Village

A playful renovation in Melbourne creates a series of gabled structures that really resemble an entire village! Sections of steel-framed double glazing separate and accentuate each “house” while letting in glimpses of sky. The décor is modern, lively and very cozy; the owners furnished the living room with a mixture of new and old pieces,... 
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