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Heathdale Residence

The Heathdale Residence by TACT Design Inc. presents an interesting suburban dilemma: preserve an outdated architectural archetype of the McMansion, or fly in the face of anything you’ve ever seen to create something entirely unique. I’ll let you decide which path they took. Continue reading

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Mirror Cube

Look closely and you’ll perhaps be able to make out the Mirror Cube – a treehouse hidden beautifully in plain sight amidst nature. This delightful playhouse for the older crowd, delivers a view from the top of the garden, vineyards and pool, without obstructing the view from the bottom, but rather mirroring that which surrounds it. Literally. Continue reading

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Subline House

Model homes get a bad rap these days, and for good reason. Picking a house out of a catalog implies investing in a generic, cheaply conceived and constructed structure that is far from a sniff of architectural inventiveness. The Subline House from Swedish designer Gotenhaus aims to prove that convention wrong by offering a contemporary, modular kit of parts that can be configured based on site, budget, and personal preference. Continue reading

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Chalet Soleya

Set against the backdrop of a majestic French mountain range sits the Chalet Soleya: a modern masterpiece wrapped in a glowing ribbon of glass and surrounded by snowy hills and lush forest. Chevallier Architectes started with an existing mountain guide’s cabin and were tasked with transforming it into a contemporary home fit for the setting it occupies. They were charged with carrying the quaint charm of the original structure through the new design, careful not to cast aside what made it so special in the first place. Continue reading

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Tower House

Andrew Maynard is one of the most prolific young architects in the world. His practice in Australia has turned heads with a keen eye for design and wild architectural imagination. The Tower House is an appropriate example to showcase why he’s rising to the top among the design communities best. He takes a simple, universally understood vernacular and twists it around to offer a new and interesting result. Continue reading

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Brillhart House

A modern day oasis lost in the middle of a massive urban metropolis, the Brillhart House bucks an entire fist full of trends as it provides a lush tropical paradise in the heart of Miami. The house is the brainchild of husband and wife architecture team Brillhart Architecture, who designed it for themselves in part to showcase their visionary approach. The home occupies a single floor and is visually protected on all sides by towering palm trees and a plethora of landscape gardens. The house is less of an object in space, and more an essential piece of a miniature ecosystem. Continue reading

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Lake Jasper House

The Lake Jasper house is an architectural anomaly, a bizarre representation of functional space parading across the structure’s most prominent facade in an attempt to add a strike of visual intrigue to an otherwise subdued set of moves. The house succeeds on a number of unorthodox design moves, which elevate the entirety of the work to more than a cheap aesthetic gimmick. Canadian designer Architecturama created a home that explores an experiment in the interaction of body in space. Continue reading

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Folds

The ingenuity of bureau de change architects is a new wave of design genius, and they were recently called upon to help create a depth-defying addition to a North London 3-storey residential home. The result has taken this flat to a new dimension of open space – offering breathtaking views of nature within the Parkland Walk conservation outside. Continue reading

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LeBic Residence

On a lot that once supported a quaint, brick-clad cottage style home now plays stage to a 3-story modern marvel – a geometric magic act that boasts a kaleidoscope of interlocking materials and overlapping interior volumes. The LeBic Residence by NatureHumaine Architecture dazzles with massive cantilevers and vibrant colors, using the existing spaces as a conceptual springboard that takes it into contemporary architectural expression. Continue reading

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Stealth House

Perched atop a beachside cliff on the Sunshine Coast in Australia sits the Stealth house, a shifty piece of architecture that plays to both the dark rainforest behind it, and the vast ocean in front of it. Teeland Architects were presented with a rare opportunity: design a 21st century dream home on one of the most ecologically diverse, stunningly serene pieces of land in the world. It’s an opportunity they didn’t let waste. Continue reading