Joshua Tree Residence

Joshua Tree Residence




An office comprising a cluster of angled shipping containers, proposed for a site in Germany by James Whitaker but never realised, is now being built as a home in the California desert. Photo-realistic renderings of the proposed home by the… Continue Reading




Mexico Residence

Mexico Residence




Mexico Residence is an elegant home located in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Designed by Olson Kundig Architects, it was completed in 2010. “Set on a sandy beach in Mexico, this seasonal vacation home allows its owner to entertain large numbers… Continue Reading




Concrete houses in Lisbon

Concrete houses in Lisbon




The narrow five-storey building with a small rear courtyard is typical of the urban fabric in this neighbourhood, where compact streets overlook the Tagus river and Lisbon’s old town. Located on a sloping cobbled street, the building has been modernised… Continue Reading




Stone house with natural wood interior

Stone house with natural wood interior




Oregon-based architecture firm Litmus undertook an amazing renovation of a cottage house of a horticulturalist, leaving its original landscaping intact and relocating the main entrance. A stone exterior entrance with a water feature welcomes residents and guests, inviting them into… Continue Reading




Seaside single house

Seaside single house




This attractive small house has an enviable location overlooking the seashore of Monte Argentario National Park in Tuscany. The architects from modostudio designed the 90 m2 (969 ft2) house within the remnants of a half-collapsed stone barn. The stones remained… Continue Reading




Rooftop bedroom suite in Brooklyn

Rooftop bedroom suite in Brooklyn




Brooklyn-based Office of Architecture has completely gutted and expanded a local row house for an architect, jewellery designer and their two children. Having lived in the home for eight years, the family chose to stay in the up-and-coming neighbourhood and… Continue Reading




Barn house in Woodstock

Barn house in Woodstock




The idea of living in a converted barn holds a lot of romantic appeal for many people. The problem from a small-house perspective is that most barns are pretty big. However this 100-year-old barn turned vacation rental in Upstate New… Continue Reading




St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort




There aren’t a lot of things that get us as excited as luxury hotels do, but spas are certainly on the list. And when a spa offers unabashedly hedonistic treatments in an island paradise location, what more is there to… Continue Reading




Quinta da Boavista

Quinta da Boavista




Lovingly looked after for generations, it was time for the “Quinta da Boavista” home to receive its latest renovation. It’s situated on the banks of the Douro River which wiggles its way through Portugal and the Iberian Peninsula. The soil… Continue Reading