Contemporary Black Tower-Like House In New Zealand

Contemporary Black Tower-Like House In New Zealand
This black house was built by studio Glamuzina Paterson Architects and it occupies a steep site in New Zealand, accessible from the top and through a winding path among the trees. Why black? It’s an attempt to establish visual harmony between architecture and nature. The house has a tower-like design because the owners wanted a house... 
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Contemporary Santiago Hills Villa With An Angular Roof

Contemporary Santiago Hills Villa With An Angular Roof
Santiago Hills Villa is built by architecture firm Studio Saxe in a remote part of Costa Rica. The 400-square-metre residence is formed by several white volumes formed by steel frames that are each oriented towards the ocean. Atop the diagonally arranged structures is an angular roof held up by steel I beams. Every space in... 
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Contemporary House B Enveloping An Old Cottage

Contemporary House B Enveloping An Old Cottage
Architecture studio Smartvoll has preserved an old cottage in Klosterneuburg, Austria, enveloping it in three more buildings to create a spacious family home. House B is now a dwelling for a family of six, with its copper roof and wrought-iron balcony. The children’s tower, the living room, and the dining area, which connects old and... 
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Contemporary Catalonian Home On A Sloped Site

Contemporary Catalonian Home On A Sloped Site
At the border between a village and a forest in Catalonia, Arnau Estudi d’Arquitectura has built a private residence on a small hill. Embedded into the contours of the land and boasting panoramic views of lush greenery, the ‘forest stone’ house intends to establish a relationship with the natural surroundings. Rising three storeys, the building... 
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Contemporary Amsterdam Home From An Old Warehouse

Contemporary Amsterdam Home From An Old Warehouse
The creative director of design studio Framework has turned a neglected 19th-century warehouse in Amsterdam into a plush family home for his wife and two children. The house is located along the waters of the city’s Prinsengracht canal and occupies a disused warehouse that was originally constructed back in 1896. Framework first had to figure... 
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Candy-Colored Holiday Home For Humans And Felines Alike

Candy-Colored Holiday Home For Humans And Felines Alike
Designed as a holiday retreat for the owner and her three cats, this three-storied seaside house in Zhunan in the northwest of Taiwan by Taiwanese interior design practice KC Design Studio is a playful, pink haven featuring maximal comfort for both its human and feline occupiers. Rose-tinted glass partitions, and a collection of manga and... 
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Holiday Home Of Weathered Wood And Concrete

Holiday Home Of Weathered Wood And Concrete
Argentinean architect Alejandro Sticotti has elevated a wood-clad box above the glazed kitchen and dining room of his family’s holiday home called Le Pedrera on the coast of Uruguay. Located a five-minute walk from the beach, the house serves as a holiday home for his family, which includes his graphic-designer wife Mercedes and their four... 
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Contemporary PassivHaus That Produces Energy

Contemporary PassivHaus That Produces Energy
Architects Robert Arlt and Charles MacBride and a group of students in South Dakota have completed an experimental gabled Passivhaus, which they claim is the first in the area to sell energy back to the grid. As there is currently no statewide energy code that residential buildings must meet in South Dakota, the project is... 
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Contemporary Holiday Home Of A 1850 Stone Barn

Contemporary Holiday Home Of A 1850 Stone Barn
This holiday home situated in Corippo, Switzerland. It has a very distinctive look, with a rugged, stone-clad exterior, an imperfect roofline and a strong rustic vibe. You might think it looks similar to an old barn and you’d be exactly right. This used to be an animal barn originally constructed in 1850. It’s been transformed... 
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Refurbished Victorian House With Lots of Concrete Surfaces

Refurbished Victorian House With Lots of Concrete Surfaces
Designed by architect Pete Kennon of Melbourne-based studio Kennon+ for a young family of five, these four bedrooms home seamlessly combines a quaint Victorian cottage with a modern, concrete extension of minimalist grace and formalist rigor. Developed in close collaboration with its owners, award-winning hairdresser Joey Scandizzo and his wife, TV personality Jane Scandizzo, the... 
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