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Off-grid itHouse takes shelter in the California desert

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The Off-Grid itHouse is a design system developed by architecture studio Taalman Koch in Pioneertown, California that utilizes a series of components prefabricated off-site to help better control the construction waste, labor, and quality of the finished product. Conceived as a small house with glass walls and open floor plan, the itHouse maximizes the relationship […]

Home of an Artist: Boxenbaum Residence in Beverly Hills

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Situated on a sloping corner lot across from an elementary school in Beverly Hills California, Boxenbaum Residence was designed by Ehrlich Architects. This modern 9,000 square foot house orients itself away from perimeter streets toward rear and side outdoor gardens for privacy. A key requirement of this primary residence for a couple with grown children […]

Passive House Retreat off the New England coast

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This private retreat and vacation residence was designed by ZeroEnergy Design, nestled in a beautiful community on the New England coast of Boston, Massachusetts. This incredible home features high performance and efficient use of space in a small package. The client sought a 1,200 square foot, two bedroom, two bath home that was right sized […]

Exceptional Australian home nestled on a reserve

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This amazing home nestled in a tree-lined cul-de-sac in Northcote, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia offers a private entry to Rubie Thompson Reserve. Designed by award-winning architect Robert Simeoni the residence presents an artful blend of contemporary style. As welcoming as it is intimate and sophisticated, architectural voids invite the environs in, over two floodlit […]

California home gets an inviting modern update

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This stunning residence in Millbrae, California has had a complete modern overhaul to the kitchen and both the living room and dining room have been remodeled into a beautiful open plan interior by Burton Architecture. The home features clean lines, oak cabinetry, custom wood work, open spaces, plenty of natural light and wood ceiling, walls […]

Stunning open plan dwelling in the Philippines

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H Residence was designed for a young family of five and their dog, Coco in Alabang, Philippines. The home was designed by Utwentysix Design Studio whose goal was to create a home that would allow for increased interaction between family members, create a lot of open areas for the family members to congregate and to […]

Vertical Loft presents bold architecture in Rotterdam

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This so called do-it-yourself dwelling in the center of Rotterdam, The Netherlands is part of a bold experiment initiated by the municipality to revitalize dilapidated urban areas. Run-down pre-war dwellings are renovated on the outside by design studio Shift Architecture Urbanism and brought back to their monumental appearance, while the interiors are stripped bare. The […]

Stylish summer retreat in Morciano di Leuca

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Bosco degli Ulivi is a stylish and contemporary summer house in the town of Morciano di Leuca, Italy. From the main entrance one accesses the open-plan living and dining area, which features large sliding glass doors that open out onto the pool area. To the right is the ultra-modern, fully-equipped kitchen which also has large […]

Dramatic loft living with urban appeal in NoPa

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This incredible home offers loft living with a twist, in this dramatic open plan in the NOPA neighborhood of San Francisco, California. This 2,500 square foot creative space features one bedroom and one bathroom with a terraced garden. Bookended by windows and two skylights, the space is flooded with natural light, highlighting the 18 foot […]

Contemporary Hollywood Hills Residence

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Griffin Enright Architects choreographed a series of simple moves that brought space, light, and architectural interest to this ordinary Hollywood Hills, California home. Located on a steep hilltop in a densely populated urban neighborhood above Sunset Boulevard, overlooking Hollywood and out to the Pacific Ocean, this 2,000 square foot residence experienced a complete transformation. Here […]