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Phillip Island Modular Home

Exteriorly crisp, interiorly clean, with a side of countryside and a splash of sea breeze – is what this modern modular home is made of. Continue reading

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The Professor’s House

The Professor’s House is just that: the professor’s house. It was designed for a prominent author and teacher of Native American studies after she lost her husband and was looking for something smaller, more maintainable, and contemporary. She certainly got it. The home was designed by Arielle Condoret Schechter, an architect based out of North Carolina, and embodies the spirit of the professor with efficient spatial planning, refined palette, and a keen eye for clean lines and tidy detail. Continue reading

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Roofhouse

Never a move has been so bold as to name a home design after the most fundamentally obvious component of shelter. Yet, the Roofhouse dares to stake its claim to fame on the one thing that defines it over anything else. One look at this home designed by Australian firm BOarch and you’ll wonder how it could be called anything else, as its entire conceptual driving force is centralized around a massive triangular shaped shed roof. Continue reading

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Woolloongabba gardenhouse

The Woolloongabba Gardenhouse (say that five times fast) is concrete testimony that architecture can be quite small and still contain big ideas. It was designed by Australian firm REFRESH* for a client in Brisbane who was interested in doing a project that promotes urban density and infill. The 80 sq.m. Woolloongabba Garden house is a result of making the most of an incredibly compact space, and makes tiny living seem accessible for even the most skeptical square footage junkies. Continue reading

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Perched House Extension

The Perched House Extension exists behind an existing residence on a narrow plot of land in Melbourne, Australia. Designed by Rara Architecture, the contemporary addition makes the most of a modest floor plan with formal efficiency, elegant detailing, and a distinct attention to natural light. It is a two-story renovation that does few things wrong, and is a tidy architectural package wrapped in an eco-friendly sense of sustainability and energy consumption. Continue reading

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Between Two White Walls

Between Two White Walls exists a thoughtfully enclosed, formally pure, and existentially self-aware work of residential architecture. It’s a home as introverted as it is grandiose – a sculptural wonder designed by Portuguese architect Corpo Atelier. The home is protected on two sides against exposition to future neighbors, and in between celebrates both sight and experience, leaving the ever-flowing volumes of interconnected space to do all the talking. Continue reading

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Gemma Observatory

The Gemma Observatory is a bit of an enigma. It is a private astronomical observatory, perched high atop a remote mountain peak in New Hampshire, and presents itself as a twisting, folding, serpentine structure wrapped in decorative steel panels, designed to not only champion our place in the universe, but to marvel in what’s possible in architectural expression. Gemma was designed by Anmahian Winton Architects and bucks tradition in favor of something entirely unique that brings together earth and sky in a way few man-made structures are able to achieve. Continue reading

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Quintessa Pavilions

Grape growing and winemaking are characterized by an intimate knowledge of the earth, the environment, and how to get the most out of the relationship between vineyard and land. The Quintessa Pavilions, the new tasting house and visitor’s center for Napa Valley’s Quintessa Estate Winery, embodies this concept in a design that is never far removed from the stunning, picturesque environment in which it resides. It was designed by San Francisco architecture firm Walker Warner Architects, and is an example of building design that choses the relationship to its site over the exploitation of high design. Continue reading

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La Colombière

In what was initially planned as a storage shed deep in the forest near Montreal, CA, the La Colombiere was transformed into a modern mountain refuge that was designed to maintain the existing footprint of the shed while providing views, lodging, and usable space for the owners. The home was designed by YH2 and represents a bizarre, but intriguing metamorphosis of an existing structure into something that promotes views, respects the landscape, and zigzags visitors through a visual maze of wood, plaster, and blackened steel. Continue reading

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Koda Tiny Prefab Home

There’s self-contained, factory-built, fully packed, shipped, and delivered home modules, and then there’s KODA – a tiny prefab cabin, designed by Kodasema, poised to take the home delivery service industry by storm. The project has been quickly gaining steam among architects, builders, and home buyers as one of the most forward-thinking housing module available, and comes with one of the most unconventional construction materials for a structure of its kind. Concrete. Continue reading