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The 404

No, this is not an error as the name may imply; it is in fact Nashville’s newest and smallest hotel. A collaboration between owner Mark Banks and Architect Nick Dryden, The 404 has emerged as a pearl within a sea of urbanization. When one visualizes a boutique hotel nestled within a dense city landscape, the words “infill” and “midrise” probably come to mind. What won’t come to mind is the word “auto shop”, which is exactly what was utilized to spawn this unique venue. Continue reading

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The Far Sight House

Singapore is a land where old merges with new, and lush greenery is equally welcomed both inside and out. Simplicity of modern Asian living gives way to sumptuous appointments fit for royalty. All of this comes to fruition within The Far Sight House by Wallflower Architecture + Design. Continue reading

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Ecocapsule

Have you ever wanted to just “get away from it all” – escape the rat race, and un-plug from chaotic daily life? Well, the Ecocapsule, from the Slovakian firm Nice Architects, may have you covered. Not only does this super-cool, low-energy compact home combine elements of retro Airstream coolness with 22nd Century Jetson’s design – but it will pretty much go wherever you want to go as well. Continue reading

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Port X

There are so many things in our lives today that are built to cater to our every need. So why is it that our homes are so slow to follow suit? Enter Port X, a unique floating home by Atelier SAD, of Prague, Czech Republic that can adapt to our ever-changing daily needs. Continue reading

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Casa Flotanta

Floating high above the trees on the Costa Rican hillside sits a veritable paradise on stilts. Casa Flotanta, by Benjamin Garcia Saxe, answers the question of how to build on a steeply sloped lot; just build above it. Casa Flotanta is located on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, in Puntarenas – a picturesque fantasyland that has one wondering whether the home was built for the view, or the view was simply awaiting this home. Continue reading

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Green Orchard

The pursuit of something dramatically different may have led Paul Archer Design down the path towards what is now a very unique example of a net-zero English home. Just outside Bristol, on a tranquil wooded home site, sits a house that is as drastically different from its landscape as it is from its traditional countryside counterparts. Continue reading

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Longley House

The Longley House, by Room 11, takes mountainside living and turns it on its edge – literally. This house, located in the Lower Longley area of Tasmania, Australia, is a true testament to stark contrasts. Continue reading

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Cascading Creek House

The folks at Bercy Chen Studio LP bring to Austin, Texas the Cascading Creek House; a tour de force of technological marvel all wrapped up in a modern and un-imposing package. The 12,000 square foot size of the home seems to melt away into the hillside, due mostly in part to its low roofline and use of separate wings that branch out towards the horizon. Built with the surrounding landscape in mind, each of these wings has a limestone wall running down the centerline – acting as a sort of “spine” that helps to define the living and public spaces. Continue reading

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The Nashville Residence

The Nashville Residence, by Bonadies Architects, perfectly embodies traditional farmhouse style with modern, luxurious living. Located in Nashville, Tennessee, this sprawling estate actually sits perched atop a Civil War Battle Site – a land that has well withstood the test of time. The home is both a renovation and expansion, and it perfectly manages to capture the traditional elements commonly found throughout the region. Continue reading

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Saint-Hubert Residence

This bungalow transformation displays the many ways that design influences our daily lives. Naturehumaine architects were challenged with expanding this 800 square foot home. Their clients were hoping to add a second level, yet the original structure prohibited that option. Continue reading