House in Hokusetsu by Tato Architects

In Osaka, Tato Architects has designed a unique family home with floor plan that enables residents to live more freely. Yo Shimada, the head of Tato Architects, is known for his creative design approaches and designed this particular home as a series of 12 squares that intersect 8 rhombuses. The result is many unique rooms, some […]

Stepping Stone House

Architecture studio Hamish & Lyons has completed a house in Berkshire, England, that is raised on stilts above a lake. Stepping Stone House stands in the place of three previously underused and flood-prone buildings, and is now home to a family with five children. The design is closely tied to the surrounding landscape, with large […]

Simple House by Moon Hoon

Seoul-based architect Moon Hoon has completed a three-story home on Sjeju Island in South Korea. The home is made up of three rectangular prisms that are stacked on top of each other and connected by angled support beams. The rotation of the prisms creates a bold, geometric structure and leaves a number of open verandas […]

Stgilat Aiguablava Villa

Stgilat Aiguablava villa in Catalonia’s Costa Brava coast, is capped with an undulating roofline that creates an organic blend between the structure and its geological surroundings. To further merge the structure with its surroundings, Barcelona based architecture firm Cloud 9 designed the home to accommodate for the site’s preexisting community of pine trees, integrated native […]

House of Horns

American studio WOJR has designed a sculptural house with a roof shaped like converging halfpipes. The ends of the halfpipes reach up into the sky and give the house its name, House of Horns. These vertical protrusions allow for variable lighting to reach the open indoor living areas. Highly realistic renderings of the home highlight the […]

Topo House by Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Topo House by Johnsen Schmaling Architects is based on early conceptual studies of the site’s topography. As a result, the house blends well with its topographic surroundings, submerged into the ground with a copper roof that slowly emerges. Not only does the architecture of the house act as a continuation of surrounding topography, but the house also […]

Lonely Houses

Small houses with backdrops of open sky make up an ongoing series by the photographer known as Sejjko.  These traditional homes found in Portugal have caught his eye as well as ours. Each has a unique personality that feels intimate, welcoming and yet at the same time are in contrast to their stark surroundings.  The […]