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Tilt Shift House

Sitting on an extremely sloped site, this modern house offers 2100 sq. ft. of slightly shifted, elongated stacked volumes, overlooking the Silver Lake Hills community of Los Angeles. Continue reading

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Chino Canyon House

Welcome to the bright beauty that is the Chino Canyon House; where palm trees are as plentiful as the view they are a part of. As a 1954 original home, set in the San Jacinto Mountains of Palm Springs, California, it was important to keep the authentic era appeal of this house while improving upon the energy efficiency and functional flow. Continue reading

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House Under Eaves

Located amidst a pasture in Pt Wells, New Zealand, this is a newly built home, designed by MRTN Architects, that has taken an old concept and turned it into a fresh layout. Wander down the halls of this house, and be transfixed by each custom piece perfectly placed, painted and positioned within. Continue reading

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Surfboard House

I feel like Surfboard House deserves a high five, on repeat. This Hurricane Sandy recovery home, set in Breezy Point, Queens, is a triumph over tragedy that comes out looking like a shiny million dollar penny! Situated in a quaint community known for its oceanside views, pedestrian paths, and homes set at six feet off the ground due to regulations, nearly every room in this home comes equipped with an ocean view, courtesy – in part, to this regulation. Continue reading

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St Kilda East Townhouses

The St Kilda East Townhouses are an example of architecture that embraces the established aesthetic force behind contemporary building design, but also goes against modern trends towards technology, self-sufficiency, and total privacy from the outside world. The pair of residential units was designed by Jost Architect for his young family of five and his parents, taking a careful look at how his family lives, and how they hope to interact with neighbors, the street, and within the building itself. 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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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