This beautiful modern home located in Albermarle County, Virginia is at the edge of woodland on a hill with spectacular views of the pastures. Designed by architect Robert M. Gurney, the house has three gabled-roofed pavilions that take advantage of views of both the woods and the rolling pastures. Large windows and an open floor plan allow natural light to flood the house all the time.
Built on a steep hill in Ankara, Turkey, the Orange House enjoys views of the urban area and Middle East Technical University Forest. This contemporary residence designed by Architecture firm Yazgan Design combines a chic looking modern interior with a polished exterior and a steel building structure that go well with the terrain and climate of the place. The colourful interior has a retro modern vibe, and the lightings of both the interior provide a vibrant atmosphere.
Designed by David Jameson Architect, the NaCl House breaks the mold of horizontally layered homes. The spatial organization is ambiguous, creating a mineral rock salt natural isometric formation.
The Shield House located in Denver, Colorado is an urban infill project designed by Tomecek Studio Architecture. A tall, slender curved metal wall juxtaposes against a rectangular living space. The curve shield is necessary to provide privacy from the decks of the adjacent triplex, but it also acts as sun catcher that brings light down through the house. The intimate courtyard offers a quiet sanctuary to relax both day and night.
Situated on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Casa Finisterra in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico is a modern house designed to blend in with its rocky surroundings. Steven Harris Architects maximized the stunning panoramic views using large floor-to-ceiling windows, and the stone wall by the swimming pool terrace partially camouflages the house. There is an outdoor living room as well as indoor living spaces that connect with the natural environment.
Situated on a sloping site in the Dover Heights neighbourhood in Sydney, Australia, this beautiful modern duplex building with two attached dwellings was designed to blend the units together. A concrete frame with timber privacy screens at the entry ensures a cohesive exterior appearance. The two homes enjoy breathtaking views of Sydney harbour from the spacious living areas.
Located at 1927 Crescent Road in Gonzales Bay in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, this award winning modern beach house incorporates steel, glass, cedar, concrete and fir into its design. The ocean side of the house has curving glass windows to take advantage of the panoramic views of the Straits of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains.
Designed by Paz Arquitectura, the Corallo house in the Santa Rosalía area of Guatemala City, Guatemala is built to allow the trees to grow within the house. The lot sits on a dense hillside forest. The design of the modern house aims to preserve the existing trees, in order to have the trees interact with the living space. The large glass façades connects the interior to the exterior, and lets plenty of light to filter through the house.