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The Bunkie

At first glance The Bunkie seems like an architectural practical joke. The kind where someone decides one night to build a house using a second-rate logo from your local mortgage broker firm. That hypothetical someone is Nathan Buhler, and his oddball creation – a prefabricated, kit-of-parts delight that’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Continue reading

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Red Hill Residence

A modern home fit for a winery. This is the Red Hill Residence – a stunning contemporary masterpiece that rests perfectly and gently on the Red Hill Winery in Victoria, Australia. Finnis Architects designed the home for the owners of the winery after they successfully finished working on the winery itself. The owners were so impressed with their design of the primary winery structure, they enlisted the architects to give them the same treatment for their on-site home.
And just like us, they came away impressed once again. Continue reading

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Borgo Merlassino

At a glance, the Borgo Merlassino by firm DeAmicis Architetti is just one in a line of thousands of beautiful Italian villas and estates. However, a closer look reveals an eclectic collection of architectural wonders in the form of a stunning landscape peppered with primary, secondary, and auxiliary structures – each with a widely different approach to material and geometry. The designers wanted to establish a traditional European typology while simultaneously exploring contemporary influences in spatial and programmatic organization. The result is an experience like nothing you’ve ever seen. Continue reading

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FAHouse

The FA House is a contemporary evolution of the traditional A-frame cabin vernacular – a stunning example of sensitivity to materiality and connectivity to landscape and place. Architect Jean Verville started with a stunning tree-blanketed site and a pure geometric expression. From there he pushed, prodded, plucked and pruned that formal simplicity into something that suspends disbelief and cements itself as a welcome addition to an already incredible place. Continue reading

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The Blanche Chalet

The “Blanche” Chalet is a calm, quiet expression of raw architectural simplicity. Few formal embellishments were necessary to create this marvel of subdued intersecting geometries, resulting in a pure and simple collection of inhabitable nodes. ADCF Architecture managed to cram an incredible amount of design into something that, at face value, appears so nonchalant. But a deeper dive into the nuance and thought given to this modern chalet reveals something altogether remarkable. Continue reading

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Alfred House

The Alfred house is a two-sided sheet of origami paper, folded and creased and flipped on top of itself to create a dichotomy of space and light that oddly results in a serene and accommodating Australian home. Maynard Architects have crafted a bright urban sanctuary that stands out as much as it blends in with the existing city fabric. It’s small, simple, elegant, and creates just enough visual intrigue to keep guests on their toes. Continue reading

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Main Stay House

The Main Stay House is a prairie-style inspired home that uses directional materiality to organize space and bifurcate interior functions. The design by Austin, Texas based firm MF Architecture contrasts an almost century-old vernacular against modern amenities and an open floor plan to create something truly unique. It is site specific, regionally appropriate, and just the right amount of insane. Continue reading

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Rosenberry residence

With strong conceptual ties to the International style of legendary architects such as Mies Van Der Rohe and Walter Gropius, the Rosenberry Residence by Les architectes FABG converges its clean, modern lines and subdued formal expression at an apex of contemporary architectural wonder. The structure occupies a site populated heavily by towering trees, yet it finds place in being a stoic man-made structure that never loses respect for the majestic countryside. Continue reading

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Flying Box Villa

What’s better than a shipping container home that doesn’t look like one? How about a container home that redefines everything we thought we knew about prefabricated design? That’s exactly what we have with the aptly named Flying Box Villa by French architecture firm 2A Design. This small modern home is a visual blur – an aesthetic tour de force that is as unique as it is functional. Continue reading

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Hotel-de-Ville Residence

The Hotel de Ville Residence presented a tricky design problem to Architecture Microclimat: renovate an existing brick building with a modern extension that upgrades space and material without casting aside tradition. They’ve handled that transition with a steady hand, resulting in a shiny new experience that accepts the past and exposes the future to present something entirely fresh. Continue reading