Urban Design

Contemporary Tree House in South Africa by Malan Vorster

Tree houses are quite popular since they remind childhood and force you to think of time spent in fairly small spaces, sparsely furnished, if at all, and of tiny structures coarsely built into trees in our backyards. The Cape Town-based architectural firm Malan Vorst...

Wooden Light-Filled Skyline House By Terry And Terry

Situated near the top of the Eastbay Mountain Range overlooking the city of Oakland, this bright and airy property sits approximately 1,800 feet above sea level designed for a young family. The clients coveted an open plan home that would embrace the views of the ba...

Modern Hotel From Glass And Concrete With A View On Osorno Volcano In Chile

With a striking architectural design and spectacular location on the shores of Llanquihue Lake, AWA is a unique property and a beautiful base for exploring the natural diversity of Chile’s Lake District. The owner of the hotel, Mauricio Fuentes, is an architec...

Infinity House With A Swimming Pool On The Roof

Perched atop a hill in northern Norway, the Infinity House designed by Vladimir Konovalov uses a series of large apertures in its rectangular concrete form to maximize its views of the surrounding mountains and the Norwegian Sea. The interior of the superstructure is...

Solar Egg Sauna In The Northernmost Town In Sweden

This Solar Egg sauna in Kiruna, Sweden – the northernmost town in the country – provides residents with a nesting place to warm up in the cold climate. Designed by Swedish artist duo Bigert & Bergström for real estate company Riksbyggen, “...

Paper Aviary at St James’s Market – Paper Birds Exhibition

Today we want to show you interesting project combining creative pavilion and beautiful paper birds by Estudio Guardabosques. “We are very happy to have been invited to exhibit our paper bird at St James London, in the United Kingdom. It’s a collaboration...

Crystal-Shaped Monolith E20_House

Situated on a quiet street in the German village of Pliezhausen, just south of Stuttgart, is the E20_House, a crystal-shaped monolith designed by Steimle Architekten. The minimalist concrete house faces the street with minimal windows to ensure privacy from passersb...

Modern Wooden House In Slovenia by studio PIKAPLUS

studio PIKAPLUS have designed this small two bedroom house surrounded by a forest in Slovenia, that has an exterior of black metal siding and a softer light wood interior. Inside the home, black furniture and design elements contrast the light wood interior, like in ...

Ultra Modern Triangular VMS Minimalist House

Placed on a triangular plot on the outskirts of a small town, the VMS House by Marcos Miguélez takes advantage of its layout to provide natural light throughout the day. The home’s two bedrooms sit off one side to better capture the morning sunlight, while the...

Tent Inspired House In The Forest Of New Zealand

Architect Chris Tate has designed this simple tent-like cabin that’s surrounded by trees and located on Waiheke Island, New Zealand. Wanting to capture the back-to-basics simplicity of camping, Chris designed the Tent House with two levels that feature a main ...

Modern Countryside Villa by Maas Architecten

Maas Architecten has completed a modern villa in the Dutch countryside. It was designed by Lochem-based Maas Architecten for a site on the edge of the town of Berlicum in the Dutch province of North Brabant. Called Modern Countryside Villa, it is located in an open ...

Creative House with Incredible View in Switzerland

Built in a picturesque area of Medeglia, Switzerland, this distinctive house provides incredible views over a valley, forests and mountains. Surrounding vineyards and pastures also enhance the bucolic look and feel of the landscape, immersing inhabitants into nature...

Massive Wave-Like House in California

LA-based architect Mario Romano designed a house in Venice, California, that’s unlike any other. The Wave House spans 5,700 square feet with five bedrooms and four bathrooms featuring a series of organically designed floors and walls that are just as visually ...

Mirror Mirror Roof House

Sitting above the rooftops in The Netherlands, the Mirror Mirror Roof House puts all other tree houses to shame. Like its name implies, the cubed roof extension is clad in a mirrored glass, reflecting the landscape around it and making it almost disappear into the b...

Beautiful House in Rye, New York Remodeled by Joeb Moore & Partners

This time we want to show you beautiful and spacious 4,815-square-foot home, located in Rye, New York, United States, was remodeled by Joeb Moore & Partners in 2014. “The renovation/addition of this Tudor style residence in Rye, New York links the home to i...

Creative Twisted Hotel in China by Bengo Studio

Timber-clad rooms are stacked vertically and rotated around a spiral staircase to form this hotel in China’s Anhui province, treating guests to 360-degree views of the surrounding tree-covered mountains. Shanghai architecture office Bengo Studio designed the ...

Sunset Chapel In The Acapulco Hills

Mexican studio BNKR Arquitectura has recently created a sunset chapel in Acapulco, Mexico. The project was designed to fulfill the client’s straightforward requests: the chapel is to take advantage of the picturesque views with the sun setting directly behind ...

Stone House in Franklin Mountains

In the hardened foothills of the Franklin Mountains, on a lot overlooking downtown El Paso, architects Darci Hazelbaker and Dale Rush elevated a stoic, three-story home using the only material in sight: stone. The residence is supported by two lower levels that are ...

High House

Hovering above a Quebec hillside, the High House uses a foundation of stilts to adapt to its snowy terrain. The gabled structure is elevated off the ground to protect the first level from the frigid elements, while also creating a protected outdoor area. Its clean ...

Steyn Studio’s Chapel Emulates The Mountains That Surround It

UK practice Steyn Studio worked with South African studio TV3 Architects to design the Bosjes Chapel, which is located on the Bosjes Farm in South Africa’s picturesque Witzenberg district. The surface of the cast-concrete roof rises and falls to create a sinuo...

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