Paul Richard House: A Small Hillside Tower


Nestled among large eucalypti, this small house has been planned as a tower, minimizing its footprint on the site while reflecting the strong vertical form of the surrounding trees. Continue reading


Della Torre House: Under Cover


This modern family home sits in one of Australia’s rural areas, overlooking panoramic views of hills and sea. The structure is based on a long linear form adorned with large window walls and a uniquely curved iron roof, which seems to hinge out from the land. Inside, ceilings follow the roof shape, enhancing the feeling of space. Continue reading


Roof Garden Apartment: The Only Way is Up


On top of a warehouse in Shoreditch, north of the City of London, an empty roof overlooked the city. It took almost 7 years for its new owners to obtain permission to build this modern roof garden apartment. Talk about persistence…

This project is an exploration in rooftop architecture and the greening of an urban landscape. The owners wanted to have a place for their family to grow, as well as a way to bring more greenery to the cityscape. Continue reading


Rustic Canyon Residence: openness & tranquility


This is totally unreal! To think that some people simply slide a glass wall and become one with such breathtaking natural surroundings.

Located at the Pacific Palisades in California, an area which is also known as “Where The Mountains Meet the Sea”, this existing ranch home has been re-organized and converted into a contemporary living space with a welcoming, informal atmosphere and expansive open spaces. Continue reading


Schamus Kricorian House: Sustainable Home in NY


Situated on a 100-acre site near an old-growth forest in Upstate New York, this single-family home takes full advantage of long valley views, as well as passive heating and cooling.

With energy saving features and materials, this wonderful house is based on the green concept of “dont build more house than you need” – which I totally relate to – and was featured in the New York Times as a fine example of sustainable design. Continue reading


Ross Residence: folded geometries


Renovated and transformed, this beautiful modern home folds and unfolds in geometric lines to create a new open living, dining kitchen area with ample wall space for the owner’s art collections. Continue reading


Cubes: Small Houses Oozing With Style


Based in Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Twelve3 do small in a big way. Their collection of micro homes, or should we say Cubes, are simple, convenient, and oozing with style. These small, sustainable homes feature approx. 1700 cubic feet of space, with plenty of natural light – Living small doesn’t mean you need to compromise. Continue reading


Modern Barn House in Connecticut


Partially destroyed in a fire, this historic gambrel-style dairy barn in Wilton, Connecticut, has been reconstructed and redesigned into an elegant, modern home with a loft-like living space. Continue reading


HabeRae: Small Houses in Reno


Kelly Rae and Pam Haberman of HabeRae Properties are buying old run down houses inside the urban core of Reno and turning them into tiny, beautiful urban infill homes – “small style with big amenities”. Continue reading


2004 House: Unconventional


Located in Matsumoto, Japan, the 2004 House is a private residence, by Japanese architect Hideyuki Nakayama. It all began with a sketch – an exercise in exploring spatial relationships. The result is truly unconventional – a family home (totally child-unfriendly) with a sunken glass living room and a rectangular slab, which serves as a floor, or should we say, table?! Continue reading