Heathdale Residence

The Heathdale Residence by TACT Design Inc. presents an interesting suburban dilemma: preserve an outdated architectural archetype of the McMansion, or fly in the face of anything you’ve ever seen to create something entirely unique. I’ll let you decide which path they took. Continue reading

Chalet Soleya

Set against the backdrop of a majestic French mountain range sits the Chalet Soleya: a modern masterpiece wrapped in a glowing ribbon of glass and surrounded by snowy hills and lush forest. Chevallier Architectes started with an existing mountain guide’s cabin and were tasked with transforming it into a contemporary home fit for the setting it occupies. They were charged with carrying the quaint charm of the original structure through the new design, careful not to cast aside what made it so special in the first place. Continue reading

Tower House

Andrew Maynard is one of the most prolific young architects in the world. His practice in Australia has turned heads with a keen eye for design and wild architectural imagination. The Tower House is an appropriate example to showcase why he’s rising to the top among the design communities best. He takes a simple, universally understood vernacular and twists it around to offer a new and interesting result. Continue reading

Brillhart House

A modern day oasis lost in the middle of a massive urban metropolis, the Brillhart House bucks an entire fist full of trends as it provides a lush tropical paradise in the heart of Miami. The house is the brainchild of husband and wife architecture team Brillhart Architecture, who designed it for themselves in part to showcase their visionary approach. The home occupies a single floor and is visually protected on all sides by towering palm trees and a plethora of landscape gardens. The house is less of an object in space, and more an essential piece of a miniature ecosystem. Continue reading

Lake Jasper House

The Lake Jasper house is an architectural anomaly, a bizarre representation of functional space parading across the structure’s most prominent facade in an attempt to add a strike of visual intrigue to an otherwise subdued set of moves. The house succeeds on a number of unorthodox design moves, which elevate the entirety of the work to more than a cheap aesthetic gimmick. Canadian designer Architecturama created a home that explores an experiment in the interaction of body in space. Continue reading

LeBic Residence

On a lot that once supported a quaint, brick-clad cottage style home now plays stage to a 3-story modern marvel – a geometric magic act that boasts a kaleidoscope of interlocking materials and overlapping interior volumes. The LeBic Residence by NatureHumaine Architecture dazzles with massive cantilevers and vibrant colors, using the existing spaces as a conceptual springboard that takes it into contemporary architectural expression. Continue reading


Stealth House

Perched atop a beachside cliff on the Sunshine Coast in Australia sits the Stealth house, a shifty piece of architecture that plays to both the dark rainforest behind it, and the vast ocean in front of it. Teeland Architects were presented with a rare opportunity: design a 21st century dream home on one of the most ecologically diverse, stunningly serene pieces of land in the world. It’s an opportunity they didn’t let waste. Continue reading


House on Lac Grenier

Like the winding stream it sits adjacent to, the House on Lac Grenier flows through the landscape, narrow, unassuming and determined to culminate at the lakefront below. Architect Paul Bernier worked closely with the clients to achieve a design that was the most apt manifestation of the physical elements that make its location so special. The aforementioned stream and lake being the cornerstones, filled in with dense woods, rolling topography and plenty of opportunity for majestic views. The result is a special piece of architecture: soft and serene in form, confident and comfortable in function. Continue reading

YAK House

Sometimes the more limited the space, the more inventive the design. Nowhere is this more true than with the YAK House by Ayutt and Associates Design (AAd) – a project that maximizes a modest plot of land to produce a beautiful modern home in Bangkok, Thailand. Despite the lot being compact, the client wanted to emphasize exterior garden space as being central to the conceptual force behind the design. A massive cantilevered second floor activates the garden space below, resulting in overlapping volumes of transitional zones. Continue reading

Harbour Master’s House

Many things come to mind at the first glance at the Harbour Master’s House, but only one that rings loud: it’s a building that can just as easily be mistaken for a boat. Pietri Architects have taken a literal approach to designing this public meeting space that rests adjacent to the Mediterranean Sea in the French town of La Londe-les-Maures. The pavilion boasts three ‘decks’ that stack on top of one another in a fashion that can only be described as ‘nautical.’ Continue reading