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A New Kind of Flat: Topanga Cabin

This rustic cabin, located in Topanga Canyon in California, was designed by Mason St. Peter—a graduate of the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. While visiting a friend in a similar studio, St. Peter was inspired and began to work with the owner to create a space of their own using his materials. The exterior is sided with refurbished wood slats and filled with picturesque details like the ...

Secluded Vacation Home in the Pyrenees

Once a poultry hut, this historic building was transformed into a small vacation home by dmp arquitectura. The architects kept the traditional stone exterior but modernized the interior with smooth walls and large windows. Tucked away in the Pyrenees of Huesca, the secluded village home echoes traditional architecture such as the XII century Romanesque church down the path. At the same time, the softened design makes for a comfortable escape.

Contemporary Stone Farmhouse

This farmhouse was designed by 3+1 architekti for a client who wanted to return to his hometown, the village of Košťálov, Czech Republic. The home mirrors the colloquial architecture in material. Salvaging limestone and basalt from an old barn, the primary volume is made of stone like most of the surrounding structures. The secondary volume is clad in wood, a new yet natural addition. The two spaces are linked by ...

Urban Beehive Condos

What’s all the buzz about? Real estate is going up in the bee world, thanks to Norwegian architecture and design firm Snøhetta. These “beehive condos,” currently perched on top of the Vulkan Bigård project at Mathallen, are giving our little winged friends a sweet place to stay in the city. The natural wooden structures are carved with an all-over honeycomb pattern. While it’s unlikely that bees care about the frills, ...

Long Brick House by Földes & Co. Architects

Built in in Pilisborosjeno, Hungary, this Földes & Co. Architects construction reimagines the classic brick house. The exterior is made of light, pinkish bricks, a softer color than one usually sees. The bright hue makes the gabled roof and long plan seem fresh. Inside, the home features a fireplace, built-in shelving, large windows, painted rafters, a spacious window seat. Altogether a cozy design, this contemporary country home borrows from the ...

Holiday House on the Rigi Scheidegg

This holiday house, designed by AFGH Architects, appears to float on the side of the mountain allowing it a gorgeous view of the surrounding countryside. Every room in the house has at least one window to take in the scenery; the most notable of which being the large picture windows in the main living space which frame the landscape while adding to the modern feel of the home. Much of ...

Home Office Apartment Renovated in Israel

Renovated by Henkin Shavit Studio, this apartment combines a private living area with an interior design studio and an architectural office space. Part of a prefabricated building from the 1960s, the flat is located in Jaffa, Tel Aviv and looks over the old city and the Mediterranean Sea. In reimagining the space, the architects completely refinished the walls and floors, softening the concrete building with wood such as the Gushen ...

Mountainside Home with Rain Shelter

This Y+M Design Office Co. home stands beneath Mt. Daisen in Yonago, Japan. To protect against heavy rain and snow, the mountainside design features an oversized roof. Underneath the roof, there are two separate volumes, divided for privacy. The two spaces are split so that the clients’ extended family and children can live “under the same roof” without overcrowding.

Chilean House Elevated Above a Stream

This Aranguiz-Bunster Arquitectos construction can be found in Puerto Varas in the Lagos Region of Chile. Surrounded by forest, the eco-conscious home features concrete blocks, steel beams, and wooden columns. Its double-glazed windows, glass corridor, and large skylights bring natural lighting into the house. At the same time, the passageway, elevated above a stream, draws the residents and their gaze through the space and outdoors. The floors, ceilings, doors, and ...

Best-Designed Public Library of 2014

The winner of the 2014 Public Library of the Year Award is the Craigieburn Library in Hume City, Victoria, in Australia. Designed by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp, the modern library makes use of wooden slats and open space in a way that is innovative and inviting to the community. Celebrating architecture and reading, the award is part of the Model Programme for Public Libraries project, an initiative started by the Danish ...