This secluded modern house located in Peninsula de Osa, Costa Rica named Iseami House was designed for ISEAMI institute (Institute of sustainability, ecology, art, mind and investigation). Architecture firm Robles Arquitectos analyzed 10 elements — Site, Climate, Energy, Water, Materials, environment, atmosphere, cost, innovation with the use of passive strategies and the implemented processes. This reduces the impact the house could bring to the natural environment.
Inside the entrance of this modern house, the white of the carrara marble dominates. Located in Pilar, Argentina, this beautifully designed home by Andres Remy Arquitectos provides elements that are unique and creative. A cascade of water emerges from the top floor and drains musically into the heart of the ground floor.
This modern house with a spectacular view of Lake Walensee in Switzerland has rooftop photovoltaic panels which generates most of the energy for the home. The house sits on the slope of a green meadow overlooking the lake. The open living areas and large glass windows create a flowing transition between interior and exterior spaces.
This modern residence in Kona, Hawaii designed by Belzberg Architects is situated on a site with views of volcanic mountain ranges to the east and the ocean to the west. Solar panels and rain water collection system help maintain the environmental sensitivity of the house. The different living areas with its own features and views are assigned as a series of pods distributed throughout the property.
Situated on top of Siglap Hill in Singapore with magnificent city view, this unique house resembles a yacht. Designed by Aamer Architects, the bedrooms on the ground level are connected to the swimming pool. The living and dinning areas on the second level are connected with the outdoor verandahs. The house has a lovely resort style feel with elegant simplicity.
The Waterford Estate is a stunning 160 arce Shangri-La on Lake Erie in Vermilion, Ohio with 2,300 of waterfront, its own private beach and a marina. Built in 1991, the immaculately landscaped property was owned by the late Donald Brown, the inventor of the drop ceiling.
Designed by architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen, the home is a series of concrete “pods” connected by glass corridors. Some of the unique features of the property include a heliport, a airplane hangar, and a garage with rotating floor so that there is no need to back up your car.
Inside the 2-storey residence, the atmosphere is intimate even with its 100 rooms, which include 5 bedrooms, 16 baths, 3 kitchens, 2 kitchenettes, a wine grotto, a sauna, 2 elevators, a 40′ lap pool and a 20′ round indoor pool.
Nakahouse located in the Hollywood Hills, California, just below the Hollywood sign, is a minimalist remodeled home by XTEN Architecture. The abstract house originally built in the 1960’s is a series of interconnected terraced spaces where the exterior is opened up to the hillside surroundings. The kitchen and dinning area is linked with the living room by a newly designed large terrace. The white interiors blend the rooms together creating an abstract atmosphere.