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House Ber by Nico Van Der Meulen

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 23, 2012
A residential space custom-built by Nico Van Der Meulen Architects, the “House Ber” was recently completed in Midrand, South Africa. While the building itself is positioned around a central rectangular space accommodating the living room,...

Pierres Vives Building by Zaha Hadid

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 23, 2012
Montpellier, France is home to the Pierres Vives Building by Zaha Hadid. Signature Hadid deep curves characterize the structure, while a flowing yet balanced aesthetic dominates both the interior and exterior. Streamlined forms crafted in uncovered i...

Ridge Road Residence by StudioFour

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 21, 2012
Nestled in the hills around Fingal, South Dakota is the beautiful Ridge Road Residence by architectural firm StudioFour. Clad in black timber and dark reflective glass, this sleek house subtly blends into its surrounding, providing a tangible connect...

Mandai Courtyard House by Atelier M+A

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 20, 2012
Nestled amidst the nature reserves bordering Singapore’s Upper Seletar reservoir is the Mandai Courtyard House designed by the architectural firm Atelier M+A. On an island as land-strapped as Singapore, the Mandai Courtyard house is unique for...

E+ Green Home by UNSANGDONG Architects

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 19, 2012
One of the perpetual concerns of architecture has always been the co-existence of civilization and nature. Created by UNSANGDONG Architects in Kyeong Gi, South Korea, the Energy Plus Green Home was designed and built as a sustainable residence that i...

House in Costa d’en Blanes by SCT Estudio de Arquitectura

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 17, 2012
Spanish firm SCT Estudio de Arquitectura was recently commissioned to design a house in Costa d’en Blanes, Mallorca. Set on a slope, on a long and narrow parcel of land, the new residence is a study in functionality, light and dark, and positive and...

Nexus House by Johnsen Schmaling Architects

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 13, 2012
The Nexus House – a compact single-family home in the University Heights section of Madison, Wisconsin – is the latest beautiful creation from Johnsen Schmaling Architects. Composed of two principal building blocks – a two-story bri...

Balcony Over Bronte by Luigi Rosselli Architects

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 11, 2012
The aptly-named Balcony Over Bronte was built as an enormous deck to browse the Bronte, Australia beach it oversees. Constructed in a minimalist palette of black and white, the commissioned house was a collaborative project between project archi...

Woollahra House 11 by Grove Architects

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 8, 2012
Built for a couple in the heart of a heritage conservation precinct on the edge of Sydney, Australia’s urban sprawl, Grove Architects presents Woollahra House 11. Surrounded by a small park to the north and a neo-gothic sandstone church to the...

Shakin Stevens House by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 8, 2012
The Shakin Stevens House in Melbourne is a house of two faces; viewed from the front, one sees a traditional heritage house with the only hint of something different being the unsettling green door. But when viewed from the back the house appears as...

Finestre Villas by CC Arquitectos

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 7, 2012
Situated in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico are these eight villas designed by Mexican architectural firm CC Arquitectos. Ranging in size from 5,382 sq ft up to 10,764 sq ft, these monster villas are situated on a ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean...

44 Belvedere by Constantino Studio

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 3, 2012
With the influx of contemporary housing and architecturally-driven home design, it can be easy to lose the core essence of comfort and livability that a well-built home should possess. For the designers at Constantino Studio, good architect...

Casa V by Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 1, 2012
Designed in accordance with a unique topography and landscape in Mexico City, the Casa V was conceived in hopes of maximizing all available natural light. Exposed elements of concrete and wood mark the interior, which is intended to assure a low main...

“Guesthouse” in New York Designed by Ai Weiwei & HHF Architects

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 31, 2012
Distanced by a two-hour car ride from Manhattan in upstate New York, the Ai Weiwei + HHF Architects guesthouse appears at first glance to be an observation villa as it sits firmly atop a grassy slope. Intended to serve a simple purpose, the “Y&...

Fray Leon House by 57STUDIO

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 30, 2012
Fray Leon House, despite its sharp lines and utilization of geometric, rectangular shapes, was designed with the organic in mind. Located in an eastern district of Santiago, Chile, the house was built in an “H” shape to accommodate the ol...