House for Trees

House for Trees

Vo Trong Nghia Architects has completed the latest in its House for Trees series – a property in Ho Chi Minh City featuring gardens set on top of multiple stacked levels that are visible through openings in the concrete walls.… Continue Reading

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