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Woodland home in Virginia exhibits intriguing play of volumes

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Robert Gurney Architect designed this amazing woodland home, surrounded by rolling hills and open fields in Rappahannock County, Virginia. This new build is set on a sprawling 24 acre property, perched on a hillside overlooking a meadow at the base of the woodlands. The dwelling was organized as a series of volumes, designed to maximize views […]



Small energy-efficient farmhouse in Austin designed for a bachelor

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This modern farmhouse style property was designed by architects Rauser Design and built by Risinger Homes, located in Austin, Texas. The concept for this project called the “Perfect Wall” was developed by Joe Lstiburek, the founder of Building Science Corporation—a consulting and full service architecture firm specializing in building technology. The wall and roof systems of […]

Sustainable timber house designed for modern living on Sunshine Coast

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Bark Design Architects have designed this spectacular timber house nestled on a vegetated coastal property of Peregian Beach, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Designed for a family of four, this 2,707 square foot home responds to the sustainable aspirations of the homeowners. Their home is located in a community that is committed to protecting the environment. […]

Impressive four-story home in San Francisco boasts LEED Platinum

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This striking modern four-story home was designed by John Maniscalco Architecture, located in the Russian Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, California. The design of this home has established LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum status, the highest level that can be achieved. This means the design team has devised innovative solutions that supports […]

Sustainable urban home offers sweeping views over Seattle skyline

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This contemporary 4,815 square foot sustainable urban home was designed by Prentiss Balance Wickline Architects, located in Seattle, Washington. The exterior facade features a compact form designed to maximize views of the home’s surroundings, while responding to its micro climate. Sustainable features were integrated into the architecture, including a rainwater collection system on the roof. This […]

Luminous eco-friendly home in South Africa of glass and steel

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The light-filled unique and eco-friendly home was designed by Nico van der Meulen Architects, located in Inanda, a township in eastern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. “Forest Road Home” is a glass and steel dwelling showcasing views of the Sandton skyline to the north. The approach to this magnificent property catches its first glimpse with a cantilevered […]

Livable modern home in Washington with expansive prairie views

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Coates Design Architects was tasked with building a livable modern home that is budget-minded and respects its rural environment in Yelm, Washington. The neighborhood surrounding this property is comprised of traditional, country-style homes. The architects designed this residence with a contemporary take on a country home: using a combination of simple, cost-effective methods to create a warm […]

Fascinating rammed earth home piercing the deserts of Arizona

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This spectacular modern rammed earth home was designed against a mountainous backdrop by Kendle Design Collaborative, located in Paradise Valley, Arizona. The 4,700 square foot residence was constructed with humble materials of earth, wood, stone and glass. A modest yet sophisticated material palette was selected to create warm, contemplative living spaces that connects with the natural desert […]

Semi-detached dwelling in Sydney with sustainable features

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This modern sustainable home was designed by architectural studio Day Bukh Architects, located in Randwick, a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The design team was tasked with creating an addition to this dark, Federation style semi-detached dwelling. The backyard was closed off from the home, which failed to create an indoor-outdoor connection. By adding […]