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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...

House V by I + GC [arquitectura]

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 28, 2012
How fitting that the House V, located in a town that was given the moniker “Garden of the Province” was built around a grass backyard. Rather than demolishing the greenery, architects I + GC [arquitectura] have designed a home which takes...

Frank Gehry to Design Facebook HQ Expansion

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 27, 2012
Fresh off its debut as a public IPO early this summer, Facebook is still growing rapidly and in dire need of an expansion to its corporate head office in Palo Alto, California. However, rather than simply add on to the existing campus, founder Mark Z...

U House by Jorge Graca Costa

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 26, 2012
If there was ever a question of whether professional surfing paid well or not, then think again. The “U House” is situated within Ericeira — a World Surfing Reserve — and was designed specifically for three-time national surfi...

Courtyard House VW by Areal Architecten

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 24, 2012
A magnificent construction converting rustic farmhouse into zen homestead, the Courtyard House is an Areal Architecten project located in rural Affligem, Belgium. The 496-square-meter property with a 25-meter width has been fully utilized in this des...

Skyline Residence by Skylab Architecture

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 21, 2012
Skyline Residence, by the also appropriately-named Skylab Architecture firm, is a 3300-square-foot contemporary home set on a steep slope overlooking the Willamette Valley and Oregon Coast range. Comprised of two main interlocking and perpendicular s...

House by the Pond by Stelle Architects

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 21, 2012
Stelle Architects of New York strive to blend a non-invasive, “less is more” style of contemporary architectural design through the use of sustainable and indigenous local materials out of respect for the surrounding environment. The firm...

Hurst House by John Pardey Architects and Strom Architects

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 19, 2012
Hurst House — located near the village of Bourne End in Buckinghamshire, England –  is a one-off contemporary house designed by John Pardey Architects, in conjunction with Strom Architects. Something like an architectural equivalent of a...

K House by D.I.G Architects

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 17, 2012
Japan’s D.I.G Architects showcase one of their latest projects – a stunning sail-inspired residence in Nagoya, Japan. Working within the confines of a small and steeply sloped space, the architectural firm has created a multi-level reside...

G House by Paz Gersh Architects

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 16, 2012
Israel’s Paz Gersh Architects present the G House built in Ramat HaSharon, Israel. Built around the mentality of preserving the preexisting garden, the design is centered on the balcony as a connecting space between the old and new portions of...

‘A’ House in Kisami by Florian Busch Architects

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 16, 2012
Nestled on the side of a mountain and overlooking the ocean, Japan’s Florian Busch Architects have created a stunning property dubbed the ‘A’ house. Situated on a trapezoidal plot, the house is composed of several rectangles placed...

House X by Agraz Arquitectos

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 16, 2012
An elegant nod to the architecture firm’s 10-year anniversary, Mexico-based creatives Agraz Arquitectos have recently completed the build of the aptly titled “House X” outside of Jalisco, Mexico. Somewhat of an extension of previous...

C1 House by Dettling Architekten

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 13, 2012
The latest exhibition to join the impressive portfolio from German architecture firm Dettling Architekten is the C1 house now located in Karlsruhe, Germany. The house’s street-facing facade seems minimalist and innocuous enough, but it’s...