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 […]

Transforming a Traditional Brick Exterior

In a coastal city in southern Vietnam, OldMeetsNew house by Block Architects is enclosed by a seemingly-delicate brick shell. The floor-plan of the house is informed by traditional three-part country houses that are common in the area. The outer shell of the home gives it a contemporary twist as a checkerboard pattern of bricks leave […]

Mango House

Surrounded by a canopy of trees, Studio PKA built their Mango House for a family of four in the small coastal town of Alibag, India. Expansive windows open the space to the outdoors, flood the interior with sunlight and achieve the designers’ goals to connect the residents with nature. Inside, a unique, winding staircase connects […]

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 […]

Mondrian Brought to Life

Bulgaria-based design studio Brani & Desi, recently designed an interior inspired by the work of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian. Breakfast with Mondrian uses the forms, lines and colors typical of Mondrian paintings, with black elements that ground the space and a larger white backdrop that activates the colors and makes them pop. While every zone […]

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 […]

Raw Details

Contemporary exposed elements meets classic design in this renovated Tokyo apartment. The unique installation of the herringbone flooring is a traditional detail in an otherwise modern living space. We appreciate the fact that leaving structural elements exposed is a popular trend among newly renovated Japanese homes.   Source: Dezeen.com Architecture by: Kunihiko Matsuba and Seitaro Aso Check […]