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


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


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


House on Lac Grenier

Like the winding stream it sits adjacent to, the House on Lac Grenier flows through the landscape, narrow, unassuming and determined to culminate at the lakefront below. Architect Paul Bernier worked closely with the clients to achieve a design that was the most apt manifestation of the physical elements that make its location so special. The aforementioned stream and lake being the cornerstones, filled in with dense woods, rolling topography and plenty of opportunity for majestic views. The result is a special piece of architecture: soft and serene in form, confident and comfortable in function. Continue reading


Tucker House

The Tucker House is an ecological experiment thought up by three friends who wished to build a modern home on a difficult site with undeterred environmental sensibility. Architect ARKit took the components of this experiment and manifested them in a stunning prefabricated design that met all of their clients needs. Continue reading


YAK House

Sometimes the more limited the space, the more inventive the design. Nowhere is this more true than with the YAK House by Ayutt and Associates Design (AAd) – a project that maximizes a modest plot of land to produce a beautiful modern home in Bangkok, Thailand. Despite the lot being compact, the client wanted to emphasize exterior garden space as being central to the conceptual force behind the design. A massive cantilevered second floor activates the garden space below, resulting in overlapping volumes of transitional zones. Continue reading


Harbour Master’s House

Many things come to mind at the first glance at the Harbour Master’s House, but only one that rings loud: it’s a building that can just as easily be mistaken for a boat. Pietri Architects have taken a literal approach to designing this public meeting space that rests adjacent to the Mediterranean Sea in the French town of La Londe-les-Maures. The pavilion boasts three ‘decks’ that stack on top of one another in a fashion that can only be described as ‘nautical.’ Continue reading


Bal House

Hiding behind this shiny modern adobe posing as a brand new house hides the modest shell of what was there before. While the Bal House by Terry & Terry Architects poses as new construction, there is a bit more to the architectural story than meets the eye. A massive renovation and a new addition in every sense of the word converted what was once a vanilla Californian ranch house is now a spectacular display of light, space and material. Continue reading



Nestled on the banks of Lake Superior sits a small off-the-grid shelter thought up by a father-son duo hell-bent on building a cabin to not only hold their stuff, but their dreams as well. While the exterior aesthetic would suggest exotic materials, radical construction techniques and extravagant detailing, the opposite holds true. Revelation Architects made inventive use of common materials and methods to create something truly unique. Continue reading


Family Home in Northcote

Gone are the days of street after street traditional two-story family homes. Now, modern dwellings filled of natural light, and building blocks comprised of sustainable material, deliver upon the landscapes we call home. This Family Home in Northcote is an example of exactly that. Redesigned by Modscape, these seasoned designers hand carved a hangout for the family of four who live there, bringing fresh life to, well …a bunch of modular boxes. Continue reading