This expressive modern home in Zurich, Switzerland sits on a lot at angle. To maximize the use of lot space, architect Philippe Stuebi designed the house with an open corn library that occupies two floors.
This glass-and-steel house located at the base of the Beskydy Mountains in Ostrava, Czech Republic is built in the shape of a bird. The wings shade the house in the summer and are equipped with an electric snow-melting heating system for the winter. Designed by Atelier Simona Group, the interior decor is a mix of modern and retro style. The focal point inside is a central glass stairwell framed by white steel pillars that support the titanium-plated wings of the house from the interior. The curved kitchen is in keeping with the circular lines of the house. The indoor swimming pool has large windows with views of the natural surroundings.
Perched on a hill in the Bay of Formentor in Mallorca, Spain, this luxury modern home offers waterfront living in a secluded setting. The main architectural feature is the high glass front wall which lets the light into the rooms and provides stunning views of the Bay of Pollensa.
This simple single storey house in Avila, Spain is built to become one with its natural setting. Designed by A-cero Architects, the minimalist home rests on a hill with beautiful views of the meadows. Natural materials such as stone and wood are used. A soft palette gently highlights its natural environment.
This 250-square-meter (2,700 sq. ft.) home in Sao Paulo, Brazil balances between indoor and outdoor living. Designed by Fernanda Marques Arquitectos, the outdoor elements are used inside, and indoor elements are used outside, creating a seamless and harmonious environment.
This modern single family home on the island of St. Miguel in the Azores, Portugal has a very unique design by Bernardo Rodrigues Arquitecto. The shape of the house is inspired by the wind, the climate and the natural environment of the region. The idea is to bring the outside inside regardless of the weather condition. The house is a collection of stacked structures that is both functional and a freedom of expression.
The Hurtado Residence in Las Vegas, Nevada was designed by Mark Tracy of Chemical Spaces to create a modern, art-gallery-style home for entertaining and parties. This 10,000 square feet home has an 11-foot custom-designed aluminum front door which opens to striped Italian floor tile. The main feature of the kitchen and living area is a 14-foot wide fireplace.
This stunning cliffside house in La Jolla, California was designed around the breathtaking ocean view. Architect Wallace E. Cunningham used a marble-like white polished concrete and placed the house within a hollow. Instead of a box structure on top of the bluff, the house becomes part of the landscape.