Bon Vivant Boathouse

Bon Vivant Boathouse

Built as an extension of the Bon Vivant house in the Mosman, New South Wales area of Sydney, this is a boathouse we'd live in full time. The project w...

Delordinaire High House

Delordinaire High House

Delordinaire is an architecture studio out of Paris and Montreal that builds ordinary buildings in exceptional ways. Take their High House in Quebec, for instance. Rather than build what many would consider a standard winter chalet on the ground with views of the Mont Saint Anne,...

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Get Your Domain Before It's Gone

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Elizabeth Herrmann Micro House

Elizabeth Herrmann Micro House

Elizabeth Herrmann Architecture + Design is a residential firm based in central Vermont that builds, remodels and restores with a combination of character and distinction you won't find at other firms. When Elizabeth Herrmann was approached by a local artist to create something s...

Chamberlain Cottage

Chamberlain Cottage

Iconic architects and designers Marcel Breuer and Walter Gropius formed a partnership in the late 1930s that would go on to influence architecture internationally. Their 1940 collaboration to "create a structure that would seamlessly unite nature with modern design" resulted in t...

Mirage Mirror Home

Mirage Mirror Home

Doug Aitken is a renowned artist who's been featured everywhere from MoMA to the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris for his genre-bending work. For his latest masterpiece, Doug Aitken built a mirror-clad mirage in Coachella Valley. Mirage, as he calls it, is a ranch-style subu...

Kubota Architect Atelier FU House

Kubota Architect Atelier FU House

Kubota Architect Atelier is a Japanese firm that's been architectural marvels for almost three decades. The Kubota Architect Atelier FU House in the Japanese city of Shunan seamlessly blends modern geometric design and exposed concrete to create a living space that's magazine wor...

'Wood' by William Hall

'Wood' by William Hall

Following up on the success of Concrete and Brick, William Hall is tackling another popular building material with Wood. Covering the last 1,000 years with 170 different structures, Wood features work from renowned architects ranging from Renzo Piano and Tadao Ando to Peter Zumth...

J.M. Roberts Residence

J.M. Roberts Residence

If you’re looking for a house built by a famous designer, you can own the J.M. Roberts Residence designed by Richard Neutra. You’re probably already familiar with the work of the Austrian-born Neutra, but if you’re not, he’s one of the most important modernist architects...

The Dragonfly Pavilion Is the Perfect Backyard Escape

The Dragonfly Pavilion Is the Perfect Backyard Escape

Whether you're looking for a practice space, a spot to hone your whittling skills or a covered outdoor porch, the Dragonfly Pavilion is the perfect backyard escape. Designed by CDR and manufactured by SITU Fabrication, the Dragonfly Pavilion is a one room structure designed to pr...

This French Library Is a Modern Work of Art

This French Library Is a Modern Work of Art

In France, just a dozen kilometers from the Luxembourg border, you will find the municipality of Thionville, an area best known for their steel mills. Within Thionville, amidst the trees, streets and daily traffic you will find a 4,500-square-foot, $12 million library that is one...

Residence VDB Has Its Own Underground Lair

Residence VDB Has Its Own Underground Lair

On the short of Belgium's Leie river you'll find Residence VDB, an opulent, absurd and downright breathtaking mansion that would be at home on the cover of any established architecture magazine while still being crazy enough to be featured on MTV Cribs. Designed by Govaert &...

8 Buildings Transformed Into Something New

8 Buildings Transformed Into Something New

Nothing exudes charm and architectural interest like a reclaimed building. Having the vision to turn a dilapidated building into a new concept and breathe life into a historical structure is one of the greatest gifts that an architect can give. The following examples demonstrate ...

Studio Esinam Architecture Prints

Studio Esinam Architecture Prints

For someone truly passionate about architecture, slapping some blueprints on the wall is probably like lining your home with fine works of art. If that's you, consider saving some space for these prints from Studio Esinam. Each of the posters was designed to capture the unique fe...