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.
This modern luxury home in Jakarta, Indonesia is built around an interior courtyard garden. The lower level courtyard has a swimming pool and a garden. The second level outdoor space is dominated by a safety glass wrapped by a reflecting pond. The wooden front door with custom floral pattern reflects the courtyard inside. Plenty of natural light filters throughout the house with the interior garden courtyard providing a sense of peace and tranquility.
Built as a vacation home on the coast in Hezelia in central Israel, this modern home designed by Pitzo Kedem Architects connects the inside with the outside. The swimming pool is the focal point of the house where the interior space and the exterior space becomes blurred.
Set on prime river frontage in Noosa Sound, Queensland, on the Gold Coast of Australia, this first class modern home was inspired by Ralph Lauren’s Caribbean holiday home. The white clean lines and expansive living areas allow cool breeze to flow through the house. Every room has access to the outside living areas. The open plan home design with high end appliances and luxurious fittings provide the ultimate modern living in a casual sunny setting.