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Whangapoua sled house beach retreat

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On the shore of an idyllic white sandy beach on New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula rests an elegant hut designed by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects. The site lies within the coastal erosion zone, where all building must be removable. The 495 square foot (46 square meters) sled house is designed on two thick wooden sleds for […]

Amazing shipping container house deep in the Colorado mountains

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This incredible off-grid shipping container house is located in Nederland, Colorado designed by Tomecek Studio Architecture. The project questions the need for excessive space and challenges occupants to be efficient. Two shipping containers saddlebag a taller common space comprising a total of 1,500 square feet of living space and connects local rock outcroppings to the […]

Sleek modular dwelling in the Mojave Desert

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This prefabricated home has been designed as a collaborative effort between prefab developer Blue Sky Homes and o2 Architecture, located in the Mojave Desert region north of Palm Springs, California. The homeowner asked for a modest size, open and adaptable floor plan that was sustainably conceived with durable materials. What’s more, the design was to […]

Fabulous eco-modern dwelling in Seattle

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This stunning eco-modern home is located in the heart of West Seattle, Washington. With fabulous mountain and water views, this custom built home brings together sustainability, natural light, open flexible spaces, vaulted ceilings, and modern living. The 3,850 square foot home features a chef’s kitchen overlooking the sound below and is the hub for entertaining. […]

A modular and transportable low-energy house

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The Fincube has been designed by Berlin-based firm Studio Aisslinger, and developed with a South Tyrolian team as a modular, sustainable and transportable low-energy house. The Fincube was created 1,200 meters above sea level near Bozen in Northern Italy, with a brilliant view of the famous Dolomite Mountains. Made entirely of local wood, the building […]

Ultra-fabulous Ukrainian penthouse

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This fabulous top floor apartment has been designed by Slava Balbek of 2B Group in Kiev, Ukraine. The architects wanted to create warmth to a space with materials that consisted of concrete, wood and metal. The project was a three-level penthouse comprised of 4,090 square feet (380 square meters) located in the heart of the […]

Lake Muskoka dwelling emerges from rock formations

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The Cliff House is a modern dwelling designed by Trevor McIvor Architect Inc, set on the cliffside overlooking beautiful Lake Muskoka in Ontario, Canada. This cottage seeks to enhance the extraordinary surrounding scenery through the thoughtful integration of building elements with the natural assets of the site and terrain. Here is a project description from the […]

Pasture Project with Mount Olympus as a backdrop

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Built on a pristine pasture with an inspiring view of Mount Olympus as a backdrop this incredible project is rooted to the site and its owners. Virginia and Chris sought out a home that would operate on minimal energy, work its environment, and promote exceptional modern design. Utah-based architecture firm Imbue Design saw great opportunity […]

The Glass House Mountain House

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The Maleny House was designed for expatriate Australian clients in international banking working in Bucharest, Romania, by Bark Design Architects. The ‘Glass House Mountain House’ in Maleny celebrates its site, perched on the edge of the remnant rim of the Glass House range, as well as the essence of its place – ‘sky and mountains’. […]

Living in an eco chic luxury pod in Australia

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The Drew House is a holiday retreat built for Australian photographic artist, Marian Drew and her family, situated on the Queensland coast of Australia. The home has been designed by Australian designer Simon Laws of Anthill Constructions, aimed at creating a kind of luxury campsite nestled amongst the knarled Bloodwoods and ancient Palms near the […]

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