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Amazingly innovative green home

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The Power Haus was built by Florida-based builder Josh Wynne Construction. Located in Sarasota, Florida, the house has achieved a minus 22 HERS index, the lowest HERS rating on record in the US, and is producing more energy than it consumes on a yearly basis. The Power Haus by Josh Wynne Construction: “Power Haus was […]

Contour House immersed on Berry Mountain

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Positioned below the edge of an elongated stretch that connects the coastal hinterland of Berry with the rim of the sunken plateau of Kangaroo Valley is “Contour House” by Peter Stutchbury Architecture. Located in Berry Mountain, New South Wales, Australia, the single-story dwelling is named for its linear form that is set against the sliding […]

The Truffle House

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Ensamble Studio created a rough concrete exterior, left for years in the wilderness, and then hollowed it out to create a tiny home with waterfront views. The Truffle sits on a hilltop in Laxe, Spain, and consists of only the necessities, a bed, shower, sink, and kitchenette. Ensamble retrofitted the hollowed out interiors with smooth […]

Solar Umbrella Residence

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Nestled amidst a neighborhood of single story bungalows in Venice, California, the Solar Umbrella Residence designed by Brooks + Scarpa Architects boldly establishes a precedent for the next generation of California modernist architecture. Located on a 41’ wide x 100’-0” long through lot, the new addition transforms the architects’ existing 650 square foot bungalow into […]

Exceptionally designed home in Venice

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Designed by Ehrlich Architects, the objective for this eco-friendly residence in Venice, California was to design a high-performance home that dissolves the barriers between indoors and outdoors; utilize raw, honest materials appropriate to the bohemian grittiness of the surrounding community; and have the smallest carbon footprint in balance with lifestyle. Three garden courtyards embrace three […]

Off-the-grid green house with glass facade

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Situated on a steep piece of land in Stuttgart Valley, Germany, this four-storey modern glass house is completely recyclable, zero-emission and self-sufficient in terms of energy needs. Designed by German architecture firm, Werner Sobek, the structure consists of a steel frame reinforced by elements arranged in a diagonal that rests on a concrete base and […]

Luxurious Six Senses Maldives

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Six Senses Laamu is located on the privately owned Olhuveli Island in the Laamu Atoll, towards the south of the Maldives archipelago. With a strong focus on attention to detail, Six Senses Laamu is designed to offer individual style along with a strong sense of community. The result is an eco-friendly yet luxurious guest experience […]

Breathtaking modern lake house in Texas

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The Peninsula Residence was designed by Bercy Chen Studio and has a privileged location that allows beautiful views of Lake Austin, Texas. This is a remodel of a 1980’s home which initially did not take advantage of the views to the lake and Mount Bonnell, nor did it respect the ecological sensitivity of its site. […]

A wooded glass pavilion in the forest

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The spectacular Lake Forest Park Residence is a renovation of an existing 1950’s Northwest Contemporary house on a secluded, wooded site about 25 miles north of Seattle, Washington designed by Finne Architects. With extensive new windows and glazed roof monitors, the renovated house appears to be a glass pavilion in the forest. The floor plan […]

Stunning beach cottage nestled on a steep slope

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Schola Architecture has designed this incredible Temple Hills Residence in Laguna Beach, California. The design for the Temple Hills Residence is a study in connections. The project is an addition and remodel to an existing 1950’s post and beam beach cottage. Taking cues from the eclectic neighborhood the design captures the essence of the existing […]

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