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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...

Hope Street Geelong West by Steve Domoney Architecture

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 12, 2012
With a long heritage of cottages along the street scape of Geelong West, Australia, architect Steve Domoney ads contemporary design to Hope Street’s own. Steve merges new installments with the undertone of charcoal and monotonic white from the...

Nike’s Camp Victory by Skylab Architecture

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 10, 2012
Portland-based Skylab Architecture adds a touch of artistic and athletic brilliance to the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field as part of a brand heritage project for Nike dubbed “Camp Victory.” Utilizing various elements synonymou...

Hypercubus by Studio WG3

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 8, 2012
The modular lifestyle found in minimal housing isn’t for everyone, but that hasn’t made the concept any less popular. However, the Austrian designers at Studio WG3 think that an easily transportable and self-sufficient modular unit could...

Veracruz 60 Apartment by JSa Architecture

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 6, 2012
JSa Architecure specializes in creating open, expansive spaces that have a certain transparent elegance. Among their most recent projects is the recently completed Veracruz 60 apartment in Mexico City, Mexico. The apartment relies on concrete, wood,...