LA House by Elias Rizo

LA House by Elias Rizo




Guadalajara-based architectural practice, Elías Rizo Arquitectos, has designed the LA House project. Completed in 2014, this contemporary home is located in Mexico. Breaking with the norm established by all the houses in the vicinity, LA House recedes a considerable distance… Continue Reading




Renovated concrete bungalow

Renovated concrete bungalow




American architect Craig McMahon has renovated and expanded a residence on a compact lot in San Antonio, Texas, to comfortably accommodate his family of three. The 2,200-square-foot (204-square-metre) House 334 is situated in the residential area of Alamo Heights, within… Continue Reading




Beachfront cottage in Denmark

Beachfront cottage in Denmark




Several dozen cottages line a beach on the northeast coast of Funen, Denmark’s central island. Among them is this tiny house with roughly 16 m2 (172 ft2) on the ground floor, plus a sleeping loft. The floor plan is almost… Continue Reading




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




Winery converted into a family home

Winery converted into a family home




Lisbon-based practice Extrastudio has converted a winery in southern Portugal into a family home by covering its walls with red-pigmented mortar, introducing light wells and adding a black-bottomed swimming pool. The former winery was built by the client’s grandparents in… Continue Reading




LEED Platinum residence

LEED Platinum residence




This LEED Platinum residence was designed for an artist by Andrew Mann Architecture in collaboration with Sherry Williamson Design, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. The project included a complete interior and exterior renovation, inspired by the simplicity… 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