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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

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Bottle Bay

Gently sloping towards the picturesque shores of Lake Pend Oreille near Sand Point, Idaho, sits a stunning vacation home designed by Balance Associates Architects. The home, named for the bay in which it sits – Bottle Bay, is a great example of how contemporary and industrial design can work together to create a space that is functional, yet casual enough for a waterfront getaway. Continue reading

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Lausanne House

Color blocking a bungalow transition accentuates the cubic forms. Hatem+D designed this transformation in Quebec City. To satisfy their clients’ current needs of more space, modern amenities, and enjoyment of their expansive wooded lot, the architects went both up and out. Continue reading

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Narrow House in Osaka

Narrow residential building sites are common in Osaka, Japan. Though the creative design solutions to maximize and empower living spaces displayed here is truly uncommon. Yoshihiro Yamamoto Architects Atelier design of this five level two bedroom modern home makes the site feel abundant. Continue reading